Friday, June 30, 2006

V-A-C-A-T-I-O-N...In The Summertime!

Yes friends, as of 6PM this fine day of June, yours truly is FINALLY on vacation! I've been is sore need of some time off for quite a while, and I intend on doing pretty much nothing for the next 7 to 10 days.

In OTHER good news, the flood waters here in NJ are starting to recede finally. We had about 24 hours of non-stop rain, which caused the Deleware River to GO WILD and overflow its' banks in many spots, both here is Joisey and on the Pennsy side.

Hoping everyone has a nice dry weekend on tap and we'll talk again on (or before) the 4th.

Happy trails!

Monday, June 26, 2006

This 'n That

Hey Kats and Kittens...thanks a mil for all the birthday greetings, that was very cool of all of ya! Much appreciated! :)

As you know by now, finally got some new shows up on the RFNY Archive Page, which makes me pleased as punch. Hope you enjoy 'em!

Got so much good stuff in the last batch of tapes I don't know where to begin. I've decided to concentrate on finishing up the rest of September and October of 1985, which were badly water damaged and need to be cleaned by hand. It's very time consuming, so I try to do some things at once. Or, as the kids say, "multi-task".

What a grand time at the Yankee game Friday night - good times had be all, even though it was about 150 degrees! Nice of the Yankees to win, too I might add!

Friday, June 16, 2006

Archive Update - 6/16/06

Hey eveybody! It's the WHEEKEND!

Good news re: the WHOT Archive Project. A trip this week to the Tape Storage Wharehaus (in Hank's basement) has yielded a treasure-trove of early tapes that I had feared lost. The FIRST-EVER WFAT broadcast is now accounted for, along with several other "previously-MIA" things, like a pair of WQXQ broadcasts, Several WGUT shows (circa 1981 to 1983) and a TON of WWCR-era Radio Free New York shows!

There were lots of other nice bits and pieces recovered, all of which I will begin cataloging at some point this weekend, most likely following tomorrow's Father's Day festivities up at the in-lawses in PA.

Details to follow!

Pete

Thursday, June 08, 2006

It's Been a Good Day

You know it's going to be a good one when you wake up to the news that a murdering, demonic thug has been sent to meet Allah via being on the receiving end of a U.S.-made-and-delivered 500-pound bomb:

Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi Killed in Air Raid

BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the most-wanted terrorist in Iraq who waged a bloody campaign of beheadings and suicide bombings, was killed when U.S. warplanes dropped 500-pound bombs on his isolated safehouse, officials said Thursday. His death was a long-sought victory in the war in Iraq.

Al-Zarqawi and several aides, including spiritual adviser Sheik Abdul Rahman, were killed Wednesday evening in a remote area 30 miles from Baghdad in the volatile province of Diyala, just east of the provincial capital of Baqouba, officials said.

"Al-Zarqawi was eliminated," Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said.


It's more than a good day. It's a very good day. Good riddance.

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Boogey Boogey Boogey...it's 6-6-06!

Not EXACTLY "666", the way it's being played up all over the place (because, well, actually - it's 06-06-06, which, if flipped upside down would be 90-90-90, which has NOTHING to do with the apocalypse OR this week's Pick 10 drawing). Still - enough to make the overly-superstitious shift their rumps uncomfortably in their seats, and make the uncomfortably religious pull out the ole rosaries and hum many novenas.

Don't worry...you can all go back to being miserable human beings tomorrow.

Unrelatedly...you all know my experience with diet soda was less-that-successful. Knowing that, I think I finally found a useful excuse to buy Diet Coke, other than drinking that nasty whizz water:

The Extreme Diet Coke & Mentos Experiment.

Enjoy!

Today's The Day

Some good advice from the legendary Ray Stevens.