David Letterman’s Top 10 List, with the IRS Tax Deadline Date of April 15 coming up, reveals the “Top 10 Things You Don’t Want To Hear From Your Accountant! Ten New York City Accountants present the annual list!
Molly Ringwald had the gift of music from her very beginnings because her dad was a jazz pianist! She even recorded with her dad & his Fulton Street Jazz Band when she was still just in grade school! Her “I Wanna Be Loved By You”” album was just the start. Now all these years later, she’s back with a new album of songs titled “Except Sometimes”! One surprising cover on the album: “The Breakfast Club” song, “Don’t You (Forget About Me),” a No. 1 hit for Simple Minds. Molly, of course, was one of the stars of 1985’s “Breakfast Club”, and admits about that song has a lot of fond memories for her, but “I can’t really say that I ever really listened to the lyrics that much. I just remember the sound of it and liking it & associating it with the movie and the experience. So it was really interesting to actually sing the lyrics. A lot of people that have heard it say the same thing: They never knew what the lyrics were until they heard my version of it.” Molly’s currently on tour with select dates around the U.S. in April and May.
My first in-person meeting with Annette Funicello was back in the 70’s at Dick Clark’s Malibu Beach house home at a party on the beach, and there Annette was, standing next to her co-star in all those beach party movies, Frankie Avalon! Frankie had visited with me in studio a couple of times before that, but seeing Annette in-person as Dick Clark introduced us there on the sand was surreal after seeing her beach party movies, and having Frankie right there too! Couldn’t have been a better moment ever in my radio career up to then, with 3 of the nicest people in the entertainment business standing there under the Malibu moonlight with the Pacific Ocean waves crashing on the beach and an opportunity for me to talk to the girl every boy who grew up back then had a crush on! Click on the video for a CNN capsule of her life & career, and then click on the links below for a couple of clips from the last phone interview I had with Annette on January 15, 1988. As I posted on Facebook Monday, she was one of the nicest and most kind people I have ever met, and you’ll hear that coming through in these interview clips below, and certainly one of the most beautiful people ever, inside & out!
Actor & one-time star quarterback, Mark Harmon once told me that even after his UCLA Bruins football team upset Nebraska at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Nebraska fans stood & applauded him & the Bruins for a game well played! That’s just one of the reasons why I’ve always been so proud of my home state Husker football fans, but never more so than this clip that’s gone viral with over 5 million views in just a few days since the Huskers annual Spring Football game in front of over 60,000! Late in the game, 7 year old Jack Hoffman was inserted into the line-up. Jack’s has been fighting for his life the past 2 years after suffering a massive 30 minute seizure where he nearly died of respiratory failure because of the discovery then of a golf-ball sized malignant tumor near his brain stem. But now after 2 very risky successful surgeries & 60 weeks of chemotherapy, it appears the tumor is gone. Jack’s been a huge fan of Nebraska & especially running back Rex Burkhead, who’s now graduated & is awaiting the NFL draft. Rex and all his fellow Cornhuskers have adopted Jack as part of the team since first meeting him 2 years ago & have followed his progress to good health again, so it was natural they wanted him to suit up for the game! The rest of the story is a video moment that will have your cheers turning to emotional tears of joy for Jack as he races 69 yards for the final touchdown of the game. Take a look!
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START OF THE WALKING DEAD’S WEEKEND:)
MEET A DOG NAMED “JUMPY”! WATCH THE VIDEO & YOU’LL SEE WHY THAT’S HIS NAME!
PRESSED FOR TIME…HERE’S YOUR SOLUTION!
NOW THIS IS WHAT I CALL A MAJOR LEAGUE VERSION OF “TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALLGAME” – CARLY SIMON 1994!
GO WHERE YOU WANT TO GO, AND IF THE ROAD ISN’T THERE….ROLL OUT A NEW ONE:)
FIRST IT WAS THE INVISIBLE MAN DRIVE THROUGH, NOW IT’S THE HEADLESS MAN!
Is there another version of you in an alternate reality…a parallel universe, if you will. There’s at least 3 plausible explanations for this theory being a reality, but this video sorts out everything when it comes to the possibility! And perhaps, somewhere in a parallel universe right now, another version of you is getting ready to click on this same video to check it out:)
One of the resident sea lions from Pinniped Lab at UCSC, Ronan, is the first non-human mammal shown able to find and keep the beat with musical stimuli. This challenges earlier evidence from humans and parrots suggesting that complex vocal mimicry is a necessary precondition for flexible rhythmic entrainment.
If You Liked Ronan, Check Out “Frostie” Shaking A Tail Feather Below! Over 7 million views!
Some More Dancing Birds Below, Including A Moonwalking Parrot!!
The Utah Kirishnas Holi celebration, the Festival of Colors, took place this past weekend in Spanish Fork, Utah. Devin Supertramp produced a video of the highlights, including the simultaneous release of colored powder to welcome spring, captured by remote control helicopters equipped with cameras. The song is “Light It Up” by Scott & Brendo. The next Festival of Colors will be April 20th in Salt Lake City!
Drugged Kansas teen Abbie Kritz cries and apologizes to her ‘murdered’ wisdom teeth while being driven home from surgery. ‘I did it against my own will, I would have kept you,’ she tells the teeth, ‘I loved you from the first moment on.’ Abbie’s mother tries to reassure her that everything will be alright, Abbie responds with ‘They were just trying to help me chew and I didn’t accept them.’ Three days after the surgery Abbie responded to the video on twitter saying, ‘i just remember wanting to stop crying the whole time but i couldn’t.’ Abbie’s video ‘Murdered My Wisdom Teeth’ is currently being shared throughout the world, & Jimmy Kimmel interviewed her on Skype this past week, seen below!
On my radio show this past week, I shared the story of a 6 year old boy’s explanation of why dogs don’t live as long a life as we humans do. The vet who had been called upon to put the family dog down that was battling cancer, was struck by the young boy’s insight, and it forever changed the veterinarian’s life. So many listeners have called, emailed, & sent personal facebook messages asking where they could hear it again, so it’s posted below in 2 parts, just like it was on the radio for you to hear. Oh, and the beautiful little Maltese pictured here was our family’s Bailey, who succumbed to a number of ailments at the end of his all too short life of 13 years back in 2009! It still breaks my heart just seeing his happy little face & remembering what a great dog he was. But just like the 6 year old’s explanation, Bailey taught me a lot about life too! Just click on the links below to take a listen!
As the credits rolled at the end of the Tonight Show Monday night, and Jimmy Fallon’s show began, Jay & Jimmy teamed up for a brilliant 4 minute music video with a take-off of Tony & Maria’s song from “West Side Story”, “Tonight”. It included all the headline stories & discussions surrounding the transition NBC is trying to engineer with Jimmy Fallon succeeding Jay Leno as host of “The Tonight Show” and the possible move to New York of the show itself! Take a look, it’s really quite a production!