You May Want To Hit The Snooze Bar Again…
“It’s my belief that history is a wheel. “Inconsistency is my very essence” -says the wheel- “Rise up on my spokes if you like, but don’t complain when you are cast back down into the depths. Good times pass away, but then so do the bad. Mutability is our tragedy, but it is also our hope. The worst of times, like the best, are always passing away”. Bothius said that. Well, more to the point, Steve Coogan playing Factory Records bigwig and contractual misfit Tony Wilson in ’24 Hour Party People’ said it. Probably at three in the morning. Probably when I came home at some point and didn’t feel like going to bed so did the smart thing which would be putting in a movie like ’24 Hour Party People’ instead of trying to chase some sleep. So at some point while I drooled on the remote, I’m sure he’s said this.
That’s the way things happen. One day you wake up and there are some that think that you’re quite successful at what you do and are willing to put you forward as someone that they support, wanting you to succeed. Next thing you know, you’re Rosie O’Donnell on ‘The View’. You’ve no idea how long you’re going to be good or wanted so make the most of it, I guess. Or continue to drool on your home appliances. Lately I’ve been feeling a little Tony Wilson. Back up to a couple of boat line shows ago. It appears if it wasn’t for water travel, I’d be doing nothing this year. The Gananoque Boat Line show with me, Andrew Evans, Brian Hope, and Neil Rhodes went amazingly well, so we were ready and primed for the next one in Brockville.
Now, Brockville presented us with a totally different occasion. In Gananoque on the huge Thousand Islanders, the show resides on the main floor and we descend the stage (read ‘area near the bow where there are no people sitting’) from the second floor via a stair case. Very dramatic and very effective. Brockville’s boat is much more intimate. 50 people or so will fill the boat comfortably and that’s precisely what the cruise line did. The crowd was fun and as excited to be there as Andrew Evans, Dave Paterson, and I. I love heading home for shows.
Okay, so now the whole ‘wheel’ part.
We had been promoting the show on-air on BOB-FM out of Kingston and Brockville with their morning show crew “Mike, Sam, and The Lock”. Fun bunch of folks and have been giving us as much time as we like. Not bad at all, really. They decided to come down to the show on the boat to see what all the hubbub is about and seemed to have a good time. So, long story short, I’m now a regular call-in guest on their morning show every Thursday. Those of you who know me know that you can barely get anything other than profanity out of me at 7:00 am, but I’ve been keeping my own seven-second delay on so that their morning show doesn’t begin to sound like Samuel F. B. Morse with a case of the shakes. It’s a pleasure to continue to work with these guys and we’ll be putting a separate section of the website dedicated to these broadcasts. So, hopefully there will be more of them, so long as I don’t go off on Donald Trump and eat all the danish.