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Thomas Coleman - Great story! You like em young! :-)
-Sunday, October 04, 2020 at 14:28:34 (MST)
Yonna Allen
Just wanted to tell you how much I enjoy watching videos of you playing. Unfortunately, Ive never seen you live, I had a chance to a few years back in Rising Sun, IN, but Im a nurse and I covered a shift for a call in. Im 36 and have loved Three Dog Night since birth, but the last few years I have started watching music videos of live performances. Ill be honest when it comes to musicians Im more of a drummer type girl, lol. When you play I can see in your face how much youre truly enjoying yourself and that brings genuine pure joy to my heart and soul. Thank you! I hope to one day get the opportunity to see a live performance (especially since youre only one of two guitarists I crush on 😉)
Thank you for sharing your talent with the world!
- Yonna
-Friday, October 02, 2020 at 21:02:23 (MST)
Just wanted Danny to know my wife and I fell in love listening to his version of Your Song.I was 15 and she 13. Today we're 64 and 61. Been married 41 years. HAPPILY. Always loved your gravelly voice the best.
-Monday, September 21, 2020 at 12:53:25 (MST)
Rock and roll Widow
Happy Birthday Danny!
-Thursday, September 10, 2020 at 22:36:29 (MST)
Jeff Baker
Prayers for Michael that he doesn't get ill from Covid-19 and that he's safe from the fires in California. Still getting drunk in Kentucky while listening to the "Some Women" CD. Cheers to Michael!
-Tuesday, September 08, 2020 at 19:16:35 (MST)

You can type like I do. That's makes you even more special. You is spacial as Sammi Lyyn would say.

-Sunday, August 30, 2020 at 23:45:35 (MST)
Barkeep Michael
Randy, damnit. Not Rand. That's MY middle name. Rand. Please forgive, Randy. -M-
-Saturday, August 29, 2020 at 17:56:48 (MST)
Barkeep Michael
SPACEY: Rand was right. It just ain't the same on a Les Paul, even as good a guitar as it is. -M-
-Saturday, August 29, 2020 at 17:56:03 (MST)
Barkeep Allsup
Chadwick Boseman:
I was shocked to hear of his passing. My favorite actor. I'm still stunned. Was unaware of his colon cancer. Chadwick's performances will echo through time like James Dean. Consider 42, James Brown, Black Panther. My God, what a loss. What a terrible loss, but what a beautiful thing to have enjoyed his talents in our lifetime. Rest In Peace MISTER Boseman. You're one of the truly great ones. -Michael-
-Saturday, August 29, 2020 at 17:53:55 (MST)

"You can't play Purple Haze on a Les Paul". Randy Bachman
-Friday, August 07, 2020 at 23:53:43 (MST)

Passed away at age 88 from natural causes. He was one month shy of his 89th
-Saturday, July 25, 2020 at 17:14:22 (MST)

Hey Wowa!!!!!!

( @ )( @ )

Mine are bigger than your's!! Nyah nyah

-Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at 01:53:59 (MST)
Tina Valle
Yo, Barkeep...how about a Sasparilla? ;)
Popping in here to say "HI" and that I sent email WITH STUDIO PIX to furryoldgrover and the timbrerecords email addy's. Very sorry to say that Mike McNenly of "Somersault" passed away on June 20, 2020.
Hoping that you and yours are holding up well during this very bizarre year. Also Michael, we're praying for Jesse. tinasark1@gmail.com
-Tuesday, July 07, 2020 at 13:53:51 (MST)


Passed today at age 83
-Monday, July 06, 2020 at 14:50:42 (MST)
-Wednesday, July 01, 2020 at 12:09:58 (MST)
Happy Canada Day

-Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at 21:12:19 (MST)
Hey man i've been listening through all the the three dog night records and the fuzz guitar tone in naturally and suitable for framing is amazing! do you mind sharing what equipment and pedal you were using at the time? Thanks. ~ZK
-Monday, June 29, 2020 at 20:42:30 (MST)
Stan O'Hallohan
Hey Saloon-keeper Michael, please tell us how you are doing. Some of us out here are going through withdrawal after not seeing our favorite guitarist play since October 2019. How is your hand doing? Any word on when the band will be back on stage?
-Saturday, June 27, 2020 at 18:59:57 (MST)


-Friday, May 29, 2020 at 12:29:53 (MST)

-Monday, May 25, 2020 at 23:02:02 (MST)
Victor Keith Phillips

We met some years back, at Tarzana Treatment Center. You were there to support one of the singers of 3DN who was in treatment and you were doing a little show for the clients.

Since then your name has popped up during multiple conversations amongst mutual friends such as Carmen Grillo, guitarist with Tower of Power and Sons of Champlain, Frank Rekard and Jonny Rocker.

I live in Waterford and understand you are in the Empire/Modesto area.

Here in Waterford we are just putting the finishing touches on a new recording studio (The Woodshed). We are already gaining interest from other recording studios and artists from across the state. Our studio is unique and has all the bells and whistles.

I wanted to hear more about Backwater-Swamp Saloon and thought we could hookup given how close we are.

Give me a ring/text 818-377-1519. I look forward to hearing from you.


We met some years back, at Tarzana Treatment Center. You were there to back one of the singers of 3DN who was in treatment and was doing a little show for the rehabbers.
-Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 21:58:51 (MST)
Wait-did I just see The Barkeep in here? Hot damn!

Sorry to hear about your difficulties, Barkeep. Getting older can be a real bear sometimes as I'm starting to find out. But you'll get through this. Great to see you here!

Hello to all!

The Chef
-Saturday, May 16, 2020 at 11:00:48 (MST)
Mikey if you don't take a stand for something you will fall for nothing!!!

Smut et al.

nyuk nyukity nyuk nyuk !!!1
-Thursday, May 14, 2020 at 13:40:59 (MST)

Isn't Smut your middle name?

-Thursday, May 14, 2020 at 01:58:47 (MST)
Barkeep Michael
"Wondering Love God?" Now there's a legacy for yo' ass. ha. Utter BS, but somehow I find myself strangely attracted. There's something about Smut and Rock n Roll that have ALWAYS gone together so well. Meant for each other or so the saying goes. -M-
-Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 10:04:38 (MST)

Is it true?? Really?? Our wandering love god has returned to his castle!! Ring the bells, blow the horns, but first, hide the women!

Welcome back, Mikey. :-)
-Monday, May 11, 2020 at 07:56:55 (MST)

Just saw a Little Richard article where they dubbed him "The King and Queen" of Rock n Roll. That is his perfect title.
-Sunday, May 10, 2020 at 18:48:58 (MST)
Rock and Roll Widow
Rip Peace Little Richard.
Since he had family memes who lived locally, I was fortunate to see him perform many times. Kept a picture of him on my desk.

Happy Mother's Day Swampsters.

-Sunday, May 10, 2020 at 17:56:22 (MST)
JR Wolfe
Agree with our barkeep,the death of rock icon Little Richard is a huge,huge loss. Been a fan of his forever.

Now, I'll have to spin Michael Allsups' Excellent solo CD and play his tribute to Little Richard.
-Saturday, May 09, 2020 at 14:59:36 (MST)
Barkeep Michael
Come to think of it ... I wrote a song about Little Richard, didn't I? Yes, I did. "Gag me back to Omaha Blues" on my short lived solo CD 19 or so years ago. Time marches on. All praise and admiration for Little Richard. My God he was great. -M-
-Saturday, May 09, 2020 at 12:54:58 (MST)
Spell Master
Chit! Couldn't even get Richard's last name spelled correctly. I should be banished to the corner. -M-
-Saturday, May 09, 2020 at 09:38:20 (MST)
Barkeep Michael
Grover can't grope anymore? Oh puh-lease. I can "trowel" my way to nirvana if necessary.
I am truly shocked by all the lovely posts ... after all this time. Damn you people are good. Thanks so much. ALL OF YOU.

What I'm really posting about today is Richard Peeniman / Little Richard. Damn, damn, and double damn on it. What a loss. What a joy to have had him in our lives. Architect of Rock n Roll, indeed. Yes. Yes, and Yes. What a unique and society changing person he was. Crossed paths with him many times over the years. Hollywood Hullabaloo years ago, Cleveland, etc. Had his records as a kid. Major, major rock n roll star and innovator. Damn I will miss him.
Gonna let it go with that today. One and all who post here: YOU SPOIL ME and I LOVE YOU FOR IT. -M-
-Saturday, May 09, 2020 at 09:36:40 (MST)

If I'm processing this information properly, Gwover cain't gwope with his left hand anymore!!!! Forget insurance, We need to do fundraising and have a telethon!!

-Thursday, May 07, 2020 at 23:38:55 (MST)
Rock and Roll Widow
Correction "bit of research."
-Thursday, May 07, 2020 at 20:41:11 (MST)
Rock and Roll Widow
Greetings Swampsters,

Checking in to see how you all are doing. Hopefully we will hear some good news soon.

NR4JC, so interesting about vitamin B6. Based on your info, I did a biota research and found a good article online. Here's the link: https://healthifybody.com/vitamin-b6-and-carpal-tunnel-syndrome.html

Beautiful May Flower Supermoon in the sky tonight. Last supermen for 2020.

Take care.
-Thursday, May 07, 2020 at 20:40:06 (MST)
Vitamin B6 helps carpal tunnel, just a thought while your waiting, it's something to try?!?!?
-Friday, May 01, 2020 at 09:42:20 (MST)
Barkeep,bummed to read about your health woes.you take care of you.
-Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 07:39:42 (MST)
Rock and Roll Widow
Hello Michael,

So sorry to hear about your health crisis. It sounds like both patients and the medical community are very frustrated about COVID-19 restrictions.

Heard on the news today that elective surgeries will be "permitted" again in California. Sounds promising. Wishing you a successful operation and speedy recovery.

Now for the health food tips. Have you tried aloe vera juice? It's anti-imfmatory and tastes ok - kind of bland. They sell it as Trader Joe's. Also, turmeric and black pepper supplements, Also helps with inflammation.

Michael,. thank you for sharing with us. Thoughts and prayers coming your way.
-Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 01:37:32 (MST)
Well Mikey Father Time is catching up with you/ Welcome to the world of getting old. Sorry but I got to laugh how you Yanks have to beg to get some medical tune ups done. Up here in the Great (And I mean it) White North YOU just pull into the
station and the Doc see's what has to be done. Then job done. EASY PEAZEY sept for
the Covid thing. The only deductable is your time. So all the best on when you get
things done. Heck if you are in a rush I can hold a knife. Got whiskey and a rope
you will be singing DO DA in no time. One important thing just in case you know
things go a little funny. I get Dibs on your slippers and Roy Rogers Lunch Box.
DIBS IS DIBS !!!! Well got to go take more pills. HA !! When I was a kid my Mom told me not to touch pills. Now take one for this and some for that. Coming here
is just as much fun as spending 23 days on Willie Nelson's tour bus. Love it.
A round of Malox for the house Barkeep. In an Indigo Haze.....WB
-Saturday, April 18, 2020 at 01:37:33 (MST)
Hi Michael! I havent been on here for a while, but a little bird (in the form of Soaring Nancy) shared your news with me. So sorry you're facing all of these challenges, and all at the same time. I had a trigger finger too, and for what it's worth, it's back to normal now, so there is always hope all can be mended. If the bar is open, I'd go for a glass of merlot...but only one...cause I'll be singing and dancing on the bar if I have more. ❤ to you! Clara from Canada
-Friday, April 17, 2020 at 15:06:21 (MST)
Hi Michael!

Oh it's nice to read posts from you ~ albeit with news that is challenging for you, to say the least. I'm so sorry that I haven't visited the Saloon in awhile.(I did send you an e-mail around your birthday ~ but don't know if you saw it.) Hopefully you will be able to get your surgery scheduled for this summer, when the restrictions in California are eased. Praying that it goes extremely well and gives you much needed relief!

This is most certainly a surreal time in our collective lives. Praying that all here stay healthy & well! (And thanks Nancy for reminding me to visit the Saloon.)

Hugs, Donna
-Friday, April 17, 2020 at 15:01:48 (MST)
Hi Barkeep, good to see you again. I'll take a swrsparilla, thanks. Sorry about your carpal tunnel. That stinks. I hope you can get it taken care of soon. We are awaiting tbe birth of a great granddaughter shortly. The mom is at the hospital now, gonna be awhile, baby may not be here till late tonight or tomorrow. Nerve wracking, lol.

Later taters
-Friday, April 17, 2020 at 14:48:20 (MST)
Soaring Nancy
Good to hear from you, Michael even if the news sucks. Prayers going out for a successful surgery when it happens and a full and complete recovery after. BTW, I doubt very much that the band is the same without you and your energy on stage.
-Thursday, April 16, 2020 at 17:35:10 (MST)
Michael, Michael, Motorcycle
Oh, and if any of you were wondering: It's twue about my left hand. Got some serious problems. Let me count the ways. 1) Carpal Tunnel numbness big time 2) Trigger Finger in 2nd and 3rd fingers, and lastly a little salt and pepper to go with it ... 2) arthritis all through it. It's jokeying to overtake the arthritis in my back. Old guy stuff. So my last show with the band was last year on October 5th, 2019. Thought I would have been back by now, but had trouble with making up my mind about surgery on the left hand: A biggie in a guitarists world. Finally made up my mind after finding out I couldn't just get a steroid shot this time to relieve all the stuff. Then came tests which I will call CONDUCTIVITY tests to measure the conductivity of my tendons (I think) in my arm and wrist and hand, etc. Got the results back: You're toast. Need surgery. Insurance problems raised their ugly head for a couple of months, but finally are getting worked out JUST AS THE CORONA VIRUS THING HITS FULL ON AND NO SURGERIES BEING SCHEDULED. So it's been a perfect storm on that level. The good news? The band STILL SOUNDED GREAT WITHOUT ME. Wha't s guy supposed to do? Whine? I can do that. I DO do that. Nyuk. Truth is, I love all the guys and am so proud of the depth of the band. I say that with full truthfulness and pride of my fellow band mates. Am still hoping I'll get this surgery done (carpal and finger tendon guides) ... will recover in a few weeks ... get my guitar chops back up to the level they need to be to perform ... and HOPE we can do a couple more years of tours before I check myself into a home. Covid loves those homes, ya know. Can't wait to get in. NOT. -Michael-
-Thursday, April 16, 2020 at 12:13:19 (MST)
Barkeep Michael
Oh my goodness look at the posts. I have been so negligent in minding the store. Anybody need a sarsaparilla while I'm here? Thank you for the birthday wishes. 73. Kiss my old rock n roll behind. Say it ain't so.
Oh well ... covid-19 has changed everything, hasn't it? Si, it has. I won't even begin to make predictions, and you know how I love to do that. Not this time. Well, maybe a little privately, but nothing in public hopefully. It doesn't look good folks. Doesn't look good for the immediate future, and for the next couple of years even. Keeping our fingers crossed.
Also wanted to say how sorry I am that Brian Dennehy passed away yesterday at 81. Fine, fine actor. He will be missed by all. -Michael-
-Thursday, April 16, 2020 at 12:00:13 (MST)
-Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at 18:31:48 (MST)


-Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 23:43:10 (MST)
Soaring Heart Nancy
-Sunday, March 08, 2020 at 23:36:20 (MST)
Susan (Colorado)
Greetings & Happy Birthday, Michael!!
Miss ya but hope to see ya soon.
Best wishes today & always.
Love, Susan
-Sunday, March 08, 2020 at 13:32:55 (MST)
Wishing you a Very Happy Birthday. I hope you enjoy your special day. Celebrate!
-Sunday, March 08, 2020 at 09:44:00 (MST)
Rock and Roll Widow
Happy Birthday Michael. Have a marvelous day. I posed a video of you with Les Paul on my Facebook page. Great memories.
-Sunday, March 08, 2020 at 09:15:13 (MST)
Happy Birthday, Michael! Hope you're doing well! Have a great day!
🎂 🎁 👑
-Sunday, March 08, 2020 at 03:03:19 (MST)
Neil Peart icon drummer of Rush. Passed at age 67 of brain cancer,

-Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 12:41:50 (MST)
Soaring Heart Nancy
Popping in to wish everyone a HAPPY NEW YEAR!
-Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at 19:18:54 (MST)

Three Dog Night are playing at the Silver Reef in Ferndale WA on NOV. 9TH. I emailed Michael on both of his addys, but I have never heard back from him. Unfortunately, the tickets went on sale a week later, and I didn't get to them on time. Band must be popular casus they sold out. I have been wondering if I show up at the casino. (which I know well). I traded the TDN opportunity to my husband for Areosmith tickets for our 40th anniversary, but I still want to show up at the casino to hang out with Tom and Paul. What a dreamer I am.

-Friday, November 01, 2019 at 01:34:26 (MST)
-Monday, October 21, 2019 at 23:41:48 (MST)
If you haven't seen the movie "Yesterday", you are missing out on a real treat. Loved it!

-Monday, August 12, 2019 at 06:14:04 (MST)
I see that your city of Modesto is planning a rally on August 24th. What an
excellent idea.

-Saturday, August 10, 2019 at 07:11:46 (MST)
Jeff Baker
Michael, I'm hoping and praying that the Three Dog Night master tapes are not among those that were destroyed in the fire at the storage vault at Universal. Do you know anything about the master tapes yet? I know the SS Fools album master should be safe at Sony and I assume the master to your "Some Women" album would be with you...and will you make a follow up to "Some Women"? That album is a gas for me to listen to.
-Tuesday, August 06, 2019 at 17:42:40 (MST)
Soaring Heart Nancy
James and I really enjoyed the movie, "Echo in the Canyon" yesterday. It's a documentary about the L.A. music scene in the mid-60's, with lots of great music and interesting interviews. Jacob Dylan (Bob Dylan's son) interviews music icons such as Brian Wilson, Eric Clapton, Ringo Starr, Graham Nash, David Crosby, Roger McGuinn, Tom Petty, John Sebastian, Stephen Stills, Jackson Browne, Michelle Phillips, and producer Lou Adler, talking about how they all lived in the same neighborhood in L.A. If you like music from that period, I hope you get the chance to see it. :D

Here's the trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRVFBQHBUls&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR0mOoAZ6QjgfRgqX8PWR0qMZTbZzUY49OdCNuZaFU24wRnglos8qnwx8QM
-Monday, August 05, 2019 at 14:40:48 (MST)
nancy burke
I saw you guys in Leroy NY....and my friend Alice(little lady bout 7) dragged me and her Pappa on your bus....thanks so much....and you guys rocked it!
-Monday, July 29, 2019 at 08:26:54 (MST)

but a very interestink run......
-Thursday, July 04, 2019 at 20:25:07 (MST)
Arte Johnson gone at 90. :(
He had a good run!
-Wednesday, July 03, 2019 at 19:10:00 (MST)
JR Wolfe
Just read online that the original master tapes of Three Dog Night were destroyed in the vault fire in 2008,that also destroyed the original master tapes of 100s of artists,including Buddy Holly,Chuck Berry ,Tom Petty and Muddy Waters. ( The entire list is unbelievable.) Universal has a lot to answer for,lawsuits by many have been launched by acts for NOT being informed of the situation and NOT receiving any of the insurance money (among other claims )How could a record company go 11 years of silence about this ?
-Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at 20:14:35 (MST)
Di Yeti O de Swamp
Ahhhh bwakeepz....you have been on my mind of late. In a good way, of course. I was scrolling through photos on my phone and there you were, big smile and bigger heart, autographing my TDN song book in Tulsa....or was it Joplin? Alas..too long ago.
The only constant being change, since last I saw you I hit a wee bump in the road and living in my vehicle was a scawy possibility until I got things turned around. No complaints, just abundant gratitude for another day. I see youll be in my area a couple of times soon, but while I wont be there in body, I will definitely be there in spirit. I look forward to another time.
Wishing you every joy and blessing, along with all swamp dwellers. XXOO
(First two letters in my captcha are KY. Yep, ,its the swamp!). :D
-Saturday, June 22, 2019 at 10:33:26 (MST)


A true legend in comedy who entertained us in movies and on TV.

Tim was 85 years old/
-Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 11:13:43 (MST)
Shoukd say 100%. Jeez. Gotta practice my typing.
-Monday, May 13, 2019 at 07:36:44 (MST)
JR-sending healing thoughts your way. Hope you are up and around and 10p% soon.

FamousRob- best of luck with your knee. Habing mine done in June. Gonna look at it as a vacation!

Later taters
-Monday, May 13, 2019 at 07:34:31 (MST)

Peggy Lipton was famous for her roles in Mod Squad and Twin Peaks.
Ms Lipton died of cancer at age 72.
-Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 23:50:22 (MST)

Spring has sprung, the grass is riz, I wonder where our Mikey is?

-Wednesday, May 08, 2019 at 16:28:48 (MST)
Spring may have sprung... I won't be dancin on the bar for a while, gotta have a knee replaced, but may not till fall. I wanna enjoy summer best I can, dancing can waiting till Sept or Octotemeber or so. Ta Ta fur know... eekp your chin up
-Monday, May 06, 2019 at 14:33:48 (MST)
Michael!!!! I haven't been around in years but I just wanted to pop in and say hello. Hope your birthday was most enjoyable!!!
-Monday, April 29, 2019 at 00:44:41 (MST)


BOND 25 every where this November......
-Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 19:10:50 (MST)

Of course not JR, that's the finger you play piano with!

-Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 12:23:19 (MST)
JR Wolfe
Hello all ! Due to a stroke, i have not been on here,facebook and unable to attend any TDN shows in Colorado for quite some time. Hoping for the TDN concert in Sept,but that is at best a 50/50 possibility.Not whining about this health problem, just informing about why its been a long absence. Can type with one finger now...no Spacey..not THAT finger ! So won't be a stranger here anymore.
-Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 10:13:55 (MST)

Only 45 years ago today that I saw my first 3 Dog Night concert. Only 45.

-Saturday, April 06, 2019 at 11:58:37 (MST)
Andwa, again
Robbo: Not going to Appleton but will be at the Davenport show. Also going on the Flower Power cruise next year. You? I got a cheap(ish) cabin down in steerage (all I could afford). No TDN but a good lineup anyway. Really looking forward to seeing Arlo Guthrie among others.

Take care, all! Bye for now.

-Tuesday, April 02, 2019 at 12:14:41 (MST)

Thank you, had a good one.

-Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 13:19:50 (MST)
Happy Birthday, Spacey!

-Monday, March 11, 2019 at 10:11:31 (MST)
Rock and Roll Widow
Happy birthday michael. Rock on.
-Friday, March 08, 2019 at 20:18:08 (MST)
Pam T.
Happy happy birthday Brakeeper! Tom and I wish for you the best birthday ever! A Jager for you and make mine a double! So glad you keep on rockin'. Xoxoxo and a pinch to grow an inch.
-Friday, March 08, 2019 at 14:14:29 (MST)

Glad you are here, Susan. You're going to jump out of Mikey's cake!!!

-Friday, March 08, 2019 at 13:56:56 (MST)
Happy Birthday, Mikey! Been a while since I've been here or even seen you, for that matter! Hope you have a great day today!

Thanks, Alison!
-Friday, March 08, 2019 at 13:51:01 (MST)
Hey Barkeep, been a while! Get me a Spotted Cow Beer and a shot of Bushmills for a wash. Happy Birthday Barkeep!. Wow what a winter in Wisconsin, but spring is coming and another Dog show! 3DN in Appleton, Wi on April 11...yeah baby!

Honey bear and loved the show in Madison back in January, we was dancing right down in front of ya Mikey! Thanks to the wave. Hope you enjoy all the snow.

Gonna be 45 in Milwaukee tomorrow. YES YES YES! Hopefully the snow will be gone by APril 11!.

Andwa you coming down? Anyone else let me know.
Later Swampy friends!Hang tight. Life's a bitch andit takes a sturdy ship. Sail on Sail On Sailor!
-Friday, March 08, 2019 at 11:55:06 (MST)

Happy birthday, Mikey! Thanks for all the smiles, great music and friendship. I hope you have a great day!
-Friday, March 08, 2019 at 11:07:57 (MST)
Susan (Colorado)
I heard there was a party in the Swamp. Where's the cake?
Wishing you a very Happy Birthday, Michael.
See ya very soon. Woo Hoo !!
Love ya!!
-Friday, March 08, 2019 at 07:02:35 (MST)
Happy Birthday, sweet Mikey and much love!
-Friday, March 08, 2019 at 04:01:25 (MST)
Happy birthday Barkeep! Keep rockin'!

-Friday, March 08, 2019 at 03:31:41 (MST)

Happy birthday to Maria!!!

Mikey too.
-Friday, March 08, 2019 at 01:37:27 (MST)
Soaring Nancy
Happy Birthday, Michael!
-Thursday, March 07, 2019 at 18:03:52 (MST)
Barkeep / Michael
Famousrob and Rock and Roll Widow, too. Hi. Not sure what this other 15 post is. -Michael-
-Monday, March 04, 2019 at 12:23:56 (MST)
I am 15
I am 15
I am only 15
Not a man
Not a child
lied to
stripped of my childhood
forced to be an adult
yet I am not
Who am I?
What am I?
I am only 15
I am 15

-Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 05:29:49 (MST)
Barkeep / Michael
R.I.P. James Ingram. Hell of a voice. Beautiful. Will be missed.

Hello to "Touch" Torres. Glad to see you dropped by. -All Sap-
-Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at 16:41:00 (MST)
Rock and Roll Widow
Hello Michael and Swampsters. Michael, I read your post about Little Richard. Didn't know that he was still touring. Little Richard has relatives that live Locally, so played out her often. I saw him many times. He is quite a character. His band consisted of two of each musician - drummer, guitarists, bass players, etc. At the end of every show he gave the audience his book and a photo of himself. I kept the photo at my desk next to pictures of TDN. Glad to hear that he is doing well, and wish I could see him again sometime.
My former boss, Cathy, told a really cute Little Richard story. I've shared it here before, but it's been a few years, so I'll share it again. When Cathy was a kid, she lived in Riverside- a couple miles from Little Richard's mother. Cathy learned that he would often visit his mom on weekends. So, the next weekend, Cathy rides her bicycle over to his mother's house -- and there he was! In the front yard, mowing the lawn. Cathy said that he was really nice and chatted with her for a while.
I will try to visit thw Swamp more often. No California shows yet, but keeping watch.
-Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 14:04:42 (MST)
Well, we are into the new year...Noy much snow in SE Wisconsin right now. SO I hope it holds out until Friday the 19th so Barkeep and Boys can slide into Madison for a big Schu at the Orpheum Theatre in Madison. Yowser! Rocking Vaudeville at its best. I be in the 2nd row in front of the barkeep, dancing in the seat and grinning with the Honeybear. So anyway, wish y'all the best and I'm back to watching Fire TV! Also sa a reference to a book about SS Fools or something. Where is that available?
-Monday, January 14, 2019 at 10:00:07 (MST)
Joe "Touch" Torres
Happy New Year. I was just reading your S.S. Fools Story Thinking about the time you and Shermie flew me down to L.A. to record. I was still high from the acid I took that day, wow the whole thing was a blur....any ways I Hope the new year is great to you! Love you Brother!
-Monday, December 31, 2018 at 15:10:25 (MST)
Keith Lander
Hi Michael! Keith Lander here! Been a long time brother. Keep on rocking! Hit me up on
Instagram; @keithlander
I can still taste that wonderful cinnamon coffee whilst recording in Santa Monica!!🎸♥️🎸♥️🎸

-Saturday, December 29, 2018 at 23:27:49 (MST)
-Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at 00:59:41 (MST)

Are you home for da holidays yet, my special red headed friend?

-Monday, December 10, 2018 at 02:03:54 (MST)
Yes, and Floyd's birthday is also on the day John Kennedy was assassinated. Weird reason to remember it, but it doesn't fall on Thanksgiving every every year, if I'm correct. -Done-
-Wednesday, December 05, 2018 at 17:42:10 (MST)
HAPPY 86TH BIRTHDAY TO LITTLE RICHARD PENNIMAN. Today. Dec. 5th, 2018 = 86. Can you imagine the world without Richard's influence in music? I sit here today in his home town of Macon, GA thinking of him and reading everything I can find on the internet about his time here in Macon. Quite a lot available, actually. Crossed paths with him way back in 1966 at what was the Hullabaloo club in Hollywood. Had a stage that would rotate. One band would set up back stage (backwards) and when the preceding act was finished ... they would raise the curtain and start the "lazy susan type stage" and bring on the next act when it turned to the front and the curtain was dropped again. This was around the time Richard came out with his album called "The King of Rock n Roll", which he was, although Elvis got the moniker. First time I ever saw him do his "campy" presentation. That means "gay", to the rest of you. Fantastic. I was thrilled. Stood there on the side of the stage and watched him do his thing. Fabulous. No one like him at all. Never will be.
A couple of years ago we did a show at the Quicken Center in Cleveland (Moondoggie night, I think) and Richard was there. Unfortunately, he was so swamped with fans backstage that I never got a chance to say "hi". Just sharing. I love Little Richard. Who doesn't? That's all. -All Sap-
-Wednesday, December 05, 2018 at 17:39:07 (MST)
Don't forget, folks, this year FLOYD SNEED DAY coincides with another, lesser-known holiday called Thanksgiving. Maybe check it out a little this year while you are celebrating Floyd's birthday with friends and family. As always, please remember to enjoy FLOYD SNEED DAY responsibly. = wrb
-Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 19:22:58 (MST)

My two country favourites are Loretta Lynn and Roy Clark. Sadly, Roy boarded that last Greyhound and now he's gone. all those in the SWAMP please raise your glasses towards Oklahoma and toast him. Gone at age 85
-Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 14:02:16 (MST)
Here are two more, the first is Yellow Beach Umbrella.


and the second starts out as the 1964 Critters song, then adds elements from Singer Man before actually segueing into Singer Man.


thanks, WB

-Sunday, September 23, 2018 at 23:11:40 (MST)
Good to see you here again, Barkeep. My granddaughter is still talking about the show I took her to. Her very first concert! She loved you guys, and thanks to all for being so kind to her.
-Thursday, September 06, 2018 at 07:55:04 (MST)
Andwa, again
Sorry for the typos. Hard to type while dancing in my seat.

-Friday, August 31, 2018 at 18:24:11 (MST)
Andwa, again
Hey Mike. Enjoying the Wisconsin show, second row your side. 😍. Doing Easy the be Hard tight now.
-Friday, August 31, 2018 at 18:21:05 (MST)
BARKEEP! Holy chit, it's been a while! Looking forward to your October show.

The Prodigal Chef
-Thursday, August 30, 2018 at 19:34:48 (MST)
Mr. Three Dog Night
Mr. Allsup...is there any live video of the band in the recording studio?

Bill H.
-Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at 06:22:26 (MST)
OK, I'm in. SEX. Good to see some of you here. Been awhile since I checked in. -All Sap-
-Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at 12:59:40 (MST)
Famous Robbo
I am back...Been many moons since I crossed this Fantasyland. Many of you I see on FB. Well, life is generally good since I came through last. Had some so-so health challenges, gout, being the biggy and a touch of diverticul-lulu. Been fishing and I had a run at being a rock legend again, ("in my own mind" ) with my old band. That ended 6 months back when our keyboard player nearly died in a truck accident. It took the wind out of the rest of us old guys sails and as we prayed for Larry's recovery We decidned that being in a 60's rockband is great for a while, but we wanted Larry alive and not replace him. SO we hung up the axes and the like. Well Larry made it and we may do a few shows next year. BUT,,, BUT I am excited, I canceled my next Friday's fishing trip as I se the Swampster Barkeep is coming to my back yard with the rest of the Dogs, on Aug 331. North Star Mohican Casino, in the Deep woods of Wisconsin. I got 2 of the last 20 tickets available, so whooooo-hoooo. it's been a while since me and the Honeybear have gotten to go to a 3DN show. So Barkeep know that somewhere me and the Honeybear are i the crowd..
-Thursday, August 23, 2018 at 09:33:38 (MST)



-Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 11:41:43 (MST)


I hear that 3 Dog Night has a few weeks off for vacation. Where are you? The Grand Tetons?
-Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at 21:59:41 (MST)

Say SEX? I live and breath it! SEX SEX SEX to Steve and Mikey!!!
-Sunday, July 08, 2018 at 14:19:09 (MST)
Did someone say sex?

Now that I got that part out of the way, I'm pleased to find out that the band will be playing in my neck of the woods this October. Looking forward to seeing the Barkeep & Co. live for the first time in over 18 years. Should be fun!

The Prodigal Chef
-Saturday, July 07, 2018 at 12:54:54 (MST)
Happy Canada Day!!!!

-Saturday, June 30, 2018 at 17:20:19 (MST)
Here's another one, Michael. Heavy Church, breathlessly diced and presented in miniature by a lone goob. Forgive me... WRB

-Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 16:17:13 (MST)
Bringing a sister, and my youngest granddaughter to the show at Birch Run next week. First time at a TDN show for my little gal, she is excited!

-Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 05:11:33 (MST)
-Monday, June 11, 2018 at 18:55:51 (MST)


-Sunday, June 10, 2018 at 14:00:43 (MST)
Andwa, again
Ah, okay.
-Sunday, June 10, 2018 at 09:10:17 (MST)
"Now what?"
-Monday, June 04, 2018 at 18:24:57 (MST)
Andwa, again
Dis, what question?
-Monday, June 04, 2018 at 17:22:57 (MST)

Michael, has your email been hacked?

-Monday, June 04, 2018 at 00:11:29 (MST)

I am pleased that you came up with an excellent answer to the question that you
had posed!!!

-Friday, June 01, 2018 at 08:55:27 (MST)
-Friday, June 01, 2018 at 01:30:24 (MST)
Andwa, again
Last minute trip this weekend. Going down to Iowa to see The Buckinghams and The Grassroots with a M&G with drinks and hors d'oeuvres and a photo op. Scored a second row seat as well. Should be fun!
-Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 08:21:55 (MST)
Jill, enjoy your Herman's Hermits show on the 30th. I'm getting a little old for
a 500 mile drive for one show. Last October the stars were aligned for me to
catch them in Oklahoma City on my birthday and then on the next two nights in
Branson. I do have front table seats for Rosalee and Lily and me to see them
in Las Vegas on July 20th, 21st and 22nd and front row seats for Cirque du Soliel
Mystere on the 23rd. We also have back row seats for Chicago/REO Speedwagon in
Dallas on June 29th.
-Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 21:36:29 (MST)
Andwa, again
So I am now officially separated/retired from Mayo Clinic. Now what?

You waited too long for that tour, Mike. Now I can't show you any of the behind the scenes places. Ah well.

Life goes on.
-Tuesday, May 01, 2018 at 21:59:41 (MST)

Well now, April 21 means that it's been 1 entire year since I saw Mikey and met Mr. Morgan, (but I missed Mr. Kingery).

There is a pair of open arms here, just waitin' for ya, Grover.

-Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 01:32:55 (MST)
Hey Mike it's amazing how you can still care for someone when you know they don't
care about you... can't let go. I mean Mikey I need your advise here man. What
do you do when the one who broke your heart is the only one who can fix it ??
Can't let go man. I told her not to leave me in love. But man she does not care
and my heart is broken. Gone and I can't let go she was all I had. From a dream
to a scream taken and gone with the wind. So help a dude out bro cause can't let
-Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 01:38:29 (MST)
Great show in Kalamazoo last night! All the guys were in top form. It's been so long since I made to a show, that it was quite a treat! David is very funny, and talented, my first time seeing the new line up. A bunch of us were cracking up when he sat down to sing, then hopped right back up. We all agreed that none of us could get up from the floor that easily. I know I need both hands to push myself back up when I have been on the floor. Lol! Wish I could have hung around after the show, to try to catch up with Mikey, like the good old days. The hubby had a massive amount of dental work done Friday, and just wanted to go after the show. He wasn't feeling well, though he really did enjoy the show. Love you guys, Mikey, glad we could be there.

Later taters
-Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 06:17:35 (MST)
Happy Birthday, Rosalee!
-Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 08:58:04 (MST)
Soaring Nancy
((((Andra))) That was a crazy and bad business decision for Mayo to have made. So sorry about your job.

(((Spacey)))) Hope everything quickly works out about your husband's back pay.
-Friday, April 06, 2018 at 21:09:48 (MST)

Nancy, thanks for the hug. :-)

Andra - I am sorry to hear you will be losing your job. It does sound like a huge mistake on the hospital's part. Anything to cut expenses.
-Thursday, April 05, 2018 at 07:03:57 (MST)
Andwa, again
Well, looks like I'll be out of a job very soon. Mayo is changing the way they will handle transcription by having the providers entering their own notes thus making the transcription staff superfluous, so it's come down to us making a "voluntary separation." So if you're a Mayo patient, make sure you log on to the portal to read the provider's note after your appointment and check to make sure they get everything correct as they will be losing the backup provided by us in fixing their mistakes. I don't see how this will be an improvement in patient care by taking the providers away from seeing patients and putting them in a room somewhere typing up their own notes. Frankly, sounds like a stupid move and a potentially dangerous one to me.
-Wednesday, April 04, 2018 at 19:34:40 (MST)
Soaring Nancy
-Tuesday, April 03, 2018 at 23:53:13 (MST)

I haven't been here for a while, so I'm getting caught up now. The Herman's Hermits topic caught my attention as I saw them last October in Branson. What an incredible, fun show! He'll be back 2 different times this year and I have tickets to both. If anyone cares to watch, I recorded some of the show and have it on youtube. https://youtu.be/aspyjrjutjY You can see how energetic he is. We had front row center seats, so his face is a bit washed out from the lighting.

Happy belated birthday to Michael and Maria.

Spacey, I'm so sorry about your husband's job. I hope you get the money that is owed to you. My hubby retired in November and I dreaded it for months, but it has worked out surprisingly well. The timing has worked out perfectly as I have had serious health issues and he's home to take care of me when I need it. I still feel young mentally, but my body reminds me constantly that I am not.
-Tuesday, April 03, 2018 at 08:20:53 (MST)
Michael, I finished my cover of Out in the Country if you'd like to check it out. Thanks again, WRB

-Monday, March 19, 2018 at 09:40:50 (MST)
Happy days Michael.

-Monday, March 12, 2018 at 14:43:47 (MST)
Happy Birthday, Michael! I wish I could get one of your famous hugs today and wish you the best in life in person, but this will have to do. God bless you and keep you, my Friend. Have a blast today, you deserve it and much more.
-Friday, March 09, 2018 at 06:22:37 (MST)
Happy Birthday, Mikey! Hope you had a great day!

And thank you, Nancy, for the birthday wishes!

-Friday, March 09, 2018 at 01:00:30 (MST)
Don Brown
Happy Birthday Michael! I hope you got the T-Shirt I deleiver to your Tour Bus Last night. How will I know if you got it? Consider it a birthday present.
Don Brown
-Thursday, March 08, 2018 at 11:57:11 (MST)
Soaring Heart Nancy
Happy Birthday to MICHAEL and to MARIA!!!!! May you both have days that rock, filled with cool gifts, fun adventures, yummy cake, and good friends.

-Thursday, March 08, 2018 at 10:46:01 (MST)
Susan (Colorado)
Hi Mikey ! Peeking in to wish you a very Happy Birthday !!!
See ya in Deadwood next weekend.
-Thursday, March 08, 2018 at 07:22:24 (MST)
Andwa, again
Another fun show, Mike! I wish you guys could see what goes on out in the audience. So much singing along, dancing, smiles and laughter. So much fun! The lady to my left was laughing so hard at David's story, she just laid her head on my shoulder and gave herself over to the laughter. A total stranger! But that's what it's like out there. We come in as strangers and walk out friends. How cool is that!

See you next week in Rochester. Hugs to you all!
-Wednesday, March 07, 2018 at 22:03:03 (MST)

Yup, that's a typo. There's no do-over button like the EDIT on Facebook.

-Sunday, March 04, 2018 at 21:35:29 (MST)
David was age 75 when he passed not 45 but perhaps this is a typo?
-Sunday, March 04, 2018 at 14:36:25 (MST)

David Ogden Spiers has passed from cancer at age 45. He would have been around age 33 when he joined the cast of M*A*S*H*. He lived in Newport, one of my favourite places on the Oregon Coast, a half hour drive from Lincoln City where 3 Dog Night have played the casino a few times.

What a great actor.

-Saturday, March 03, 2018 at 20:19:04 (MST)
That sucks, Spacey. I just thought he retired.

-Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 17:29:50 (MST)

Worse than retired Wowa, the company he worked for (46 years minus 1 month) went bankrupt. We went form July to the week before Christmas without a paycheque. The bastards still owe us over $100,000. I didn't get any Chinese food for a long, long time.

-Monday, February 26, 2018 at 19:57:21 (MST)
Damn, that should say yay! Darn my fat fingers...
-Monday, February 26, 2018 at 04:22:07 (MST)
Spacey, your hubby is retired? You have my sympathy. My hubby is making threats of the doing the same. Come on down!

Yay? Got tickets to see TDN in K-Zoo in April. Warning, I have frog balls, and know how to use them!

Later taters

-Monday, February 26, 2018 at 04:20:25 (MST)
Michael, thanks for posting the guitar tutorial for Out in the Country. I am recording it now (slowly) and your chord diagrams are really helping. I'm a drummer playing all the string stuff on electric ukuleles so everything has to go through a few weird filters before it comes out my end. Ark...

I have already done a version of R&R Widow, see TinkeyTone Orchestra on Youtube.

thanks for the inspiration, WRB
-Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 16:31:47 (MST)
Andwa, again
Mike, do you still want to tour Mayo? If you do when you're in Rochester next month, let me know. I can send you info about that. Or, if you're okay with it, I could meet you there and show you around (assuming you have the time). Email me at andra55901@yahoo.com.

See you in Des Moines.
-Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 15:37:51 (MST)

I'm saving my money to go to an out of country TDN concert. I never get to spend any time with them in my own country, baw humbug.

-Monday, February 19, 2018 at 01:15:51 (MST)

OK, you caught me. I just ignored your post of Herman at EPCOT.

I tiptoed through the tulips with Rosalee in early May of 2009. That is quite
a sight and no wonder you do it every year. We flew into Seattle, rented a car
and drove to Vancouver, and then took the first Alaska Cruise of the season on
Norwegian, disembarking in Seattle.

Arrival From Sweden (THE ABBA tribute group) will be in Vancouver on May 2 with
the Vancouver Symphony. I saw them last year in Arlington, just up the road,
and am really looking forward to their return on April 27th. I am likely to
also make the effort to see them with the Oklahoma City Philharmonic on May 5th.
Our group doesn't just symphonize, it philharmonicizes!!!!!

-Sunday, February 18, 2018 at 23:03:33 (MST)

I didn't post it on FB, I posted about I it here. The Tualip is out of our budget, but The Tulip Festival is free and we have been going since 1980. That might have even been before it was organized, but we drive though it every year, although I did miss in it 91 due to being in the hospital trying to stall premature delivery of a 27 week old fetus.

Got tee shirts, sweat shirts, magnets, and over 500 pictures of my kids growing up in the display gardens. Took my mother a few times, she was in her old lady glory.

This year, without the snow, the daffodils have been up early without workers to pick them, so tulips are the case.

I dare you to tip toe thru them, Dis.

-Sunday, February 18, 2018 at 22:17:00 (MST)

Sorry I missed your post of Herman at EPCOT. I don't do Facebook. I've seen
23 of his shows at Busch Gardens in Tampa, but none at EPCOT.

Peter will be in Marysville, WA at the Tulalip Resort Casino on April 7th. The
Tulip Festival starts on Easter Sunday, April 1st. Hope you get a chance to
swing down.


-Sunday, February 18, 2018 at 20:11:24 (MST)

Twice in Oregon and I would love to see him again. Year ago I posted when my husband taped a bit of Herman at Disneyworld. Our won Madonna was at that show!!!

-Sunday, February 18, 2018 at 19:47:40 (MST)

Have you seen Peter on stage?? My son and I saw him January 18th thru 21st at
four separate venues in southern California. Three of those were dinner shows
where he danced on the tables. Otherwise, he was jumping off a two foot stage to join the audience and GETTING BACK UP on stage, prancing back and forth across the stage doing his Mick Jagger impersonation, and doing a Tom Jones pelvic thrust before apologizing to the man in the first row.


-Sunday, February 18, 2018 at 10:39:24 (MST)

Well Dis, perhaps they could split a bottle of Geritol together?

-Sunday, February 18, 2018 at 01:59:03 (MST)

Herman's Hermits Starring Peter Noone will be at the Gallo Center in Modesto
on March 4th at 4PM. I'm sure you would enjoy the show and you and Peter
could have a nice chat.


-Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 23:12:08 (MST)

#2 Daughter has a new boyfriend that lives in Modesto. I wonder if I can get someone to spy on him for me, but sitting in front of the guy's house in a red Bug Eyed Sprite just might be too conspicuous. With my luck the guy is and ex boy friend of one of Mikey's daughters, or son of an ex girlfriend.

Wowa, I think almost anybody would be better off living with you not just the grandkids.

I've survived 7 months with a 'retired' husband now. Can I come live with you Wowa?!!!

-Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 22:26:23 (MST)
Yay! Things seem to be mellowing out. Both parents are working on getting their households in order, to make room for the kids. We'll see how it goes after their court date. Kids and I had pizza from our favorite restaurant yesterday. Harvest was telling everyone she saw Happy Valentine's Day (a day early, lol).
-Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at 09:37:29 (MST)
Right now,I have custody of the kids. We've got a good routine going. But anytime a parent shows up, all hell breaks loose. Takes time to get the kids emotionally stable again. As far as I know, both parents are lying to get what they want, and my grandkids are going to pay for it.

-Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 19:42:32 (MST)
Soaring Heart Nancy
-Wednesday, February 07, 2018 at 17:35:47 (MST)
Andwa, again
Indeed, Wowa. But sometimes it's the best/only solution. Hope everyone is okay.
-Monday, February 05, 2018 at 22:21:36 (MST)
Divorce sucks, even when it isn't your own. Especially when there are kids involved, and you are stuck in the middle of it all. 😢
-Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 19:21:00 (MST)
Jeff Baker
Michael, what was it like working with Kim Fowley on his "Outrageous" album? Considering what a colorful, questionable character he was I wouldn't be surprised if you have some interesting remembrances.
-Monday, January 15, 2018 at 20:18:51 (MST)
Soaring Heart Nancy
-Monday, January 01, 2018 at 19:09:33 (MST)
Andwa, again
RIP Rose Marie. An amazing 90 years in show biz.
-Thursday, December 28, 2017 at 23:15:27 (MST)
Andwa, again
Merry Christmas everyone!

-Monday, December 25, 2017 at 08:20:09 (MST)
Michael, I am reading "A Short History Of Nearly Everything" by Bill Bryson. He
claims that a Scot by the name of James Hutton in the late 18th century became
the Father of Geology. With a gradual generational transformation and a slight
geographical shift, I could see Geology morphing into ROCK and roll and James
being the Great Great Great Great Great Great Grandfather of Danny. Has Danny
mentioned anything about this?

-Tuesday, December 05, 2017 at 12:26:18 (MST)
Forgot Tom Petty. Cool music man. -M-
-Thursday, November 23, 2017 at 13:53:28 (MST)
And the list continues to grow and dismay us all:

Antonine (Fats) Domino
David Cassidy
and now my old friend and great drummer ...
Pentti "Whitey " Glan. (Played with Alice Cooper back in the day among others).

R.I.P. one and all. Sharing this life with you has been a joy.

-Thursday, November 23, 2017 at 13:51:54 (MST)


The SOB Died Sunday at age 83.

-Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 23:25:16 (MST)
Forgive the above typos.
-Friday, November 10, 2017 at 16:39:51 (MST)
Wising all a blessed Veterans'
Andra, best wishes to you for continued good health.

Hi Michael. Congrats on your much-deserved lifetime achievement award.

Fats Domino was a great talent. I can't remember a time that I didn't enjoy his music. Watched hi on TV, but never got to see him in person. We lost Allen Toussant a couple years ago. Fortunately did get to see him live. He's actually known more as a composer, but got the touring bug after Hurricane Katina. May they both rest in peace. Hope they are still entertaining up in the blue. It's so hard to lose the legends. Was watch Ed Sullivan reruns last night and teared up over Phil when the Everly Brothers sang.

And I was fortunate to attend the Tom Petty Memorial Vampire Walk. We all sand Free Fallin, and then headed west on Ventura Blvd. We then sang along with a Tom Petty tribute band. There were a lot of people attending.. And the cars on Ventura were honking their horns and shouting really nice thing about Tom Petty.
A bittersweet event.

Anyhow, my Apple died a while back, and now I am stuck with this laptop that does not keep up with my typing speed. Nevertheless, I will try to post more often.


-Friday, November 10, 2017 at 16:37:20 (MST)

Congratulations, Andra! That is WONDERFUL news!!!
-Wednesday, November 08, 2017 at 10:50:06 (MST)

You go, girl!

-Friday, November 03, 2017 at 04:50:59 (MST)
Andwa, again
Five years since cancer diagnosis. Still here and kicking it! 😊
-Thursday, November 02, 2017 at 11:32:15 (MST)
Thank you to everyone concerning the lifetime achievement award.

R.I.P. Fats Domino

Major, major, major influence on American Music. A hero of mine.

Crickets / Beatles
Fat's Domino / Chubby Checker

-Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 14:43:52 (MST)
Peter will return to Welk in Branson on May 18 and October 12. I will see them
again at Arlington Music Hall, just down the road, on November 10th and again
on January 18th, 19th and 20th at The Rose, Canyon Club, and Saban respectively
in the Los Angeles area, and at the Coach House in San Juan Capistrano on the

Peter is truly amazing! He makes himself available to meet everybody after
EVERY show, even when he is doing three shows a day at Busch Gardens. I chatted
with Peter after the show in Oklahoma City and told him I would see them the
next night in Branson. The next night in Branson he asked me how I got to
Branson and I told him that I got up early in the morning and drove. He said
that's a long way. He said that he drove over the night before after the
Oklahoma City show. He said he drove 90 miles per hour all the way. When I
asked him why he didn't have a driver he explained he didn't like being driven.

-Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 05:19:33 (MST)

Very pleased to learn of Michael's award. He deserves it and so much more.

I also saw Herman's Hermits in Branson. I've wanted to see them since they first came out, but it was worth the wait. Peter Noone is still adorable and incredibly energetic at 69. I didn't have that much energy at 20! My front row center seat was perfect! Thoroughly enjoyed BJ Thomas also. Haven't seen him in decades, but he was still wonderful at the age of 75. They've already announced they will be back in Branson next year. I'm hoping to be there. I got some video of both shows and enjoy getting to relive them on youtube.

-Friday, October 20, 2017 at 07:13:18 (MST)
Michael, as I looked out my window this morning I saw a tiny slivery moon. You
can still see it in Modesto I'm sure. This being the middle of the month, I
deduced that we should be having a Blue Moon fairly soon, a Blue Moon being the
second full moon of a calendar month. With a little research I was able to
determine that we would have full moons on January 1, January 31, March 1 and
March 31, thus Blue Moons in both January and March of next year, hardly once
in a Blue Moon! I recall this happened once before this millennium, but I
think two Blue Moons in the same year happens every 25 or 30 years or so. I'm
not going to chance it. I'm going to get a good look on March 31st!

Shine on, shine on Slivery Moon up in the sky!

-Monday, October 16, 2017 at 06:14:59 (MST)
So happy to see your picture on Facebook getting your Lifetime Achievement Award. It couldn't happen to a nicer guy.
It's been a long time since I've seen you smile like that. It made my heart happy.
God bless and keep you.
-Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 08:42:34 (MST)
Soaring Heart Nancy
Congrats MICHAEL!!!!
-Friday, October 13, 2017 at 12:07:36 (MST)
Dis, or maybe the Doody Brothers, lol!

Congrats, Barkeep, on your award, you deserve it!
-Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 05:31:17 (MST)
Andwa, again
Congratulations, Michael on your award! Very cool and well deserved!
-Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 17:13:55 (MST)
R.I.P. Tom Petty

Hit me kind of hard, considering he was younger than me as well as a contemporary artist. Loved "Free Fallin'"

-Friday, October 06, 2017 at 15:14:01 (MST)
The Dootie Brothers

Going to see Herman's Hermits tomorrow night in Oklahoma City and on Friday and
Saturday in Branson. BJ Thomas opens in Branson at the Welk Resort.

-Wednesday, October 04, 2017 at 18:09:59 (MST)
Dammit, should say "found" not fourteen. I hate auto correct.
-Monday, October 02, 2017 at 17:56:06 (MST)
Sad to hear Tom Petty is not expected to make it through the night. Was fourteen full cardiac arrest. This one is for him.
Tom Petty and The Fartbreakers.

-Monday, October 02, 2017 at 17:53:35 (MST)
Gooey Lewis and the News
Spank Me and Our Gang
-Monday, October 02, 2017 at 08:51:59 (MST)
The Flunkees
-Monday, October 02, 2017 at 08:41:22 (MST)
Andwa, again
The Splatters! Tee-hee.
SS Tools
The Rolling Scones
The Electric Prudes
The Bleach Boys
-Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 21:07:28 (MST)

The Splatters
The Tokers

Great job, Spacey, with the reverse mirror image double word score.

But, it is unanimous, Osmond Brothels, is the winner (if we were judging, of


-Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 12:31:18 (MST)
Andwa, again
David Gates and Dread. The Dours. Blood, Sweat and Fears. Blonder.
-Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 11:42:07 (MST)

The Osmond Brothels is the best ever, that made me laugh.

Did, as far as BO being favourite, no but my BOOBs might be his favourites.

-Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 02:43:49 (MST)
Andwa, again
No judging, Dis. Just some fun. Here's one for ya--The Osmond Brothels. Or KC and the Sunshine Bland. Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheals. The Five Laces. Bill Haley and the Vomits.
-Monday, September 18, 2017 at 19:24:59 (MST)

Andwa, is Michael going to Judge? Is he going to say Spacey's "BO" was his

-Monday, September 18, 2017 at 14:20:51 (MST)

OK, Spacey, I know when I've met my match. But I claim third place behind you
and Andwa. So far.

-Monday, September 18, 2017 at 14:00:00 (MST)


I think you pretty much put Zuckerberg out of business!

-Monday, September 18, 2017 at 13:55:17 (MST)

There already were the GTOs, Girls Together Outrageously. They are even on a Three dog Night album cover. Take a guess which one?

-Monday, September 18, 2017 at 13:52:40 (MST)


Double word score!

-Monday, September 18, 2017 at 13:48:47 (MST)

KC and the Sunshine Land
The Grateful Head
Gotta be something you could do with Grand Funk Railroad, Grand Fun Railroad!

-Monday, September 18, 2017 at 11:11:38 (MST)

Pink Flood
RED Speedwagon
Seep Purple
The Blue Votes

-Monday, September 18, 2017 at 09:34:50 (MST)

Bed Zeppelin
Hair Supply
Herb Alpert on the Tijuana Grass
Jackson Jive
Sonny and Chet

-Monday, September 18, 2017 at 09:03:05 (MST)

BTO minus the T is BO. Have you ever heard of Three Log Night.

-Sunday, September 17, 2017 at 19:29:23 (MST)
Andwa, again
Let's play a game. Take a band's name and change one letter to make something silly. For example, The Beagles, Stray Caps, The Grateful Bead. What can you come up with?
-Sunday, September 17, 2017 at 15:03:09 (MST)
Should say "mr" Wowa. Damn auto correct, lol.
-Monday, September 04, 2017 at 05:35:38 (MST)
Hiya Barkeep, good to see you posting!

Just celebrated our 40th anniversary. If. Wowa and I spent last Sunday hitting an antique market and flea market. He is still kicking himself for throwing away the kind of stuff they sell for big bucks at antique shows.

Later taters
-Sunday, September 03, 2017 at 13:43:18 (MST)

Hi right back to you, with a really big hug!

-Thursday, August 31, 2017 at 18:42:37 (MST)
Just stopping by to say "hi" to everyone. It's been awhile. -M-
-Thursday, August 31, 2017 at 11:08:05 (MST)

Jerry Lewis is gone. 91 was a good age.

-Sunday, August 20, 2017 at 11:51:18 (MST)
Andwa, again
So, my sister slept all day yesterday and all night, got up about an hour ago, got called in to work at noon, so she goes back to bed for a nap. Seriously?!
-Friday, August 18, 2017 at 08:32:06 (MST)
Glen Campbell

What a music Icon. Glen started as a studio musisian working with
many artists before the world knew of him. He branched out became polular
and reached stardum as a performer who released many albums and had a popular
TV show that set new standards. Glen won many awards for his work too many
to mention. Glen was 81 years old.

-Tuesday, August 08, 2017 at 15:41:37 (MST)
Hope your day went better today Norm.
Salmon Linguine casserole for dinner here tonight. Looks like it will be too cloudy for a pretty sunset again tonight.

-Sunday, August 06, 2017 at 17:41:39 (MST)
Ha! That should have said "hooch", not good. Dang auto correct. Glad I could make you smile! Sunny yesterday, and warm enough to swim for a few minutes. Maybe today too.
-Sunday, August 06, 2017 at 05:13:08 (MST)
Rum thirty nyuk. Wowa you break me up.Thanks for the laugh as I needed it. Today
was one of the worse days in my life. It ranked with the day my Dad died and the
day my Mother passed. Nobody has died today but I am num and in shock. Just a
day you want to throw back or bury cause it stunk. This shall too pass.

-Friday, August 04, 2017 at 21:38:37 (MST)
Thanks Norm, knew I could count on you for bail. Used my get out of jail free card last year. It is rum thirty up here right now. Too cold and rainy go be on the beach. The rum is warming me up. Save me some good for when I get home. Hair of the dog, you know. ;)
-Friday, August 04, 2017 at 16:40:41 (MST)
Hey Wowa you got your bag lack ??? Have you been drinking already ?
To top it off you are not taking any bath tub HOOCH. My feelings are hurt.
Have fun anyway and you can call me if you girls need bail money. nyuk.

-Thursday, August 03, 2017 at 23:01:44 (MST)
Yay! Time for girls weekend at last. Leave tonight for 5 days of R & R with my sisters! Got my clothes and a bottle of rum lack. Oops, almost forgot about the watermelon schnapps!

Later taters
-Thursday, August 03, 2017 at 05:47:10 (MST)
A Message from Space Cadet Central

Hi Mikey, Howya doin'?

Pat just might have a new cat for you, only slightly used.

-Saturday, July 08, 2017 at 02:53:13 (MST)
Andwa, again
Aw shucks! Thanks anyway, Dis.
-Sunday, June 25, 2017 at 15:54:53 (MST)
Sorry, Neil Diamond is a tribute fellow.
-Friday, June 23, 2017 at 12:24:11 (MST)
Neil Diamond will be at Big Top Chautauqua in Bayfield, WI on July 15th. Best
tickets are $48. Beach Boys will be there on July 16th. Best tickets are $108.
Be sure to eat the local delicacy . . . fish livers (I prefer fried to sauted).
-Friday, June 23, 2017 at 11:17:33 (MST)
Rock and Roll Widow
happy Father's Day to the Swamp.

Santa Clarita ---- Yay!

-Sunday, June 18, 2017 at 20:26:57 (MST)
I love Three Dog Night and Mike you are amazing. With that said I see your
country wants to distance yourself from the rest of the world yet you want
to lead. How can you lead when your falling behind ? The world belongs to us all
not just America. Many are fed up with your so called leaders screwing with our world. To get off the bus is your right but by doing that you distance yourself
from the rest of the real world and it will not be good for anybody most importat
the state of our planet. Working together is better than being alone that is a
dead end. Think about it. It is sad your leaders made the choice. In the meantime
good luck to you all. It is really sad to see you falling behind and the people
you pushed aside will not be there for you when things really go south.


IGGY Wellington NZ
-Friday, June 02, 2017 at 01:42:30 (MST)
Northern Light
Wowa Wowa your Ding A Ling. I think Mikey plays with his Ding A Ling. I saw
you playing with your Covfefe. Wowa stop playing with your Covfefe nyuk !!!

I will play with my tuba nyuk.

-Thursday, June 01, 2017 at 23:04:13 (MST)
Susan, I just want to recommend "Arrival From Sweden" playing at Red Rocks
on June 15th. I never was an ABBA Fan, but I saw them at Arlington Music
Hall down the street and thoroughly enjoyed the show and will see them again
when they return April 27th. Plenty of eye candy for both you and Joel.
-Thursday, June 01, 2017 at 08:17:17 (MST)
Spacey-more like Ding a Ling, everybody sing! My ding a ling, my ding a ling, I want to play with my ding a ling!

We caught you playing with your ding a ling

Later taters
-Sunday, May 28, 2017 at 05:42:42 (MST)
Famous Rob
Wow Greg Allman...sad. My age...ME? I have been busy, me & the old mates who had a rock band 50 years ago, are doing it again, as I reported earlier and it is a blessing ot have music back in my life and entertaining folks, but in tribute to Barkeep... How do people our age keep doing it? Joy, guts, determination and having fun. It is a privilege. My biggest challenge is arthritis in the knees and my fret hand fingers. Can be painful standing on stage for hours in almost the same spot.. and I had lost the use of my pinky in fret hand for almost a year. Tricky playing without that finger. Just some things you can't paly without the pinky. Doc stuck me on some miracle drug and I got use of that back. SO things are better. Just know that the Dogs and other bands in our age group while they make it look easy , they pay price being up there entertaining with the age thing... but as Dave Morgan said on the Flower Power Cruise. "Keep ON Living". If any of you who are not my friends on facebook are interested, like us and friend me at Rob and The Rest on FB. 51 years ago, I never thought I would be alive at this age , let alone have the privilege of playing and being a garage band legend in my own mind. God Bless all of you and God Bless America an especially those who defend our county today, in the future and those who have gone before. Have great memorial weekend,
-Saturday, May 27, 2017 at 13:22:48 (MST)
Northern Light

The Famous half of the Allman Brother's Band

I Knew Gregg and he was a gentle humble guy despite his problems through his life
. Boy he made some great music and now I have the Blues knowing he has passed.

-Saturday, May 27, 2017 at 13:03:30 (MST)
all you sneed is love

Hey Michael, years ago I asked you if you'd mind me doing a cover version of Rock-n-Roll Widow. Well here it is! Hope you dig it, it's just one man dog night on an 8-track. You hear one nut, drums, organ and ukuleles. Please forgive me and enjoy. It is a sincere tribute to my biggest inspiration.

-Saturday, May 27, 2017 at 04:43:53 (MST)

Obviously a Ding Dong.

-Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 00:12:36 (MST)

-Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 18:10:27 (MST)
Michael...excellent tribute to Chuck Berry ! See you are playing the Arvada Center this summer,thats 5 minutes from me. I'll check to see how wheelchair accessible that place is. ( diabetes sucks ) and get a ticket.Been way too long since I've see our barkeep play and make that guitar soar !! Cheers !
-Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 06:26:34 (MST)

Flash back? No, no, no, the back is not what he wanted me to flash.

-Thursday, May 04, 2017 at 15:40:32 (MST)
Northern Light
Holt on now I thinks mine eyes is a foolen me.....nope. I sees the outlaw
Josie Mikey a maken a post. Why I just donot belive it. Heck I gave him up fer dead. Thought maybe the injuns got him but hesa righus there and he done made
a post. Why heck fire son !!!! How you all is ??? Do ya want some chawen tabaccie?
Maybe some jerky or HOOCH ???? Igots some fresh bottles of chalk fer ya. Tell us
more of where you was. Good ta hear from ya son. Okay I gots to go make groceries
so set a spell and rest yourself.

-Wednesday, May 03, 2017 at 17:50:38 (MST)
Tim Leary
Might have just been a flash back. You've heard of those.
-Tuesday, May 02, 2017 at 17:01:38 (MST)

Am I hallucinating, or did my friend Michael really post?

-Tuesday, May 02, 2017 at 14:06:53 (MST)
Brakeep checking in. I don't do that as much as I should anymore, eh? Tis twue. Love all your posts. Chuck Berry: Hard to believe he's gone. Oh yes, Chuck racked up a history of being rather opportunistic on some gigs (as in just before he went on stage ... refusing to go on unless the promoter gave him another $5,000.00 in cash ... that sort of thing), BUT .... don't ever forget HE WAS CHUCK BERRY. One of the first guitar players I heard that defined this new electric wooden stick of a thing like no other. Rock n Roll all started with Chuck, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Fats Domino. (lest I forget: Ike Turner, too) Add Duane Eddy, Lonnie Mack (Memphis), ELVIS and Ricky Nelson (see James Burton, as well), The Champs "Tequila", Jordan Ingman (sp?) and APATCHE, followed by "Walk Don't Run" by the Ventures and all the rest. A glorious start that was originally predicted to last no more than 5 years. True: 5 Frigging Years. A disc jockey actually destroyed / broke Elvis' records on the air in protest. But look at us now ... way down stream. What a joy that rock n roll turned out to be the voice of America. A beautiful thang. Chuck Berry? Damn straight he started rock n roll. Absofrigginglootly. There are no perfect people. I'll take Chuck's DUCK WALK across the stage any day as a THEE lasting visual for the roots of rock n roll. This fantastic thing called rock n roll has been my life. I'm one of the lucky ones who got my dream. I'm one of the lucky ones that is still alive and able to thank you all, and should do that more often. I thank you now ... my long time supporters. You're a dream come true. -Michael-
-Tuesday, May 02, 2017 at 11:55:17 (MST)
Andwa, again
Thank you TDN for another fun show. Wish you could see more of your audiences as they sing along and dance in their seats (or the isles). Everyone always leaves with a smile. 😀
-Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 16:57:40 (MST)

After 11 years, I finally got to talk to Mikey face to face! I also got to meet David and I love his voice, he's very funny, and a pleasure to talk to.

I met Barbara Chapman for the first time and I read on Facebook that it's her birthday today, so happy birthday Barbara!!!

Pat and Paul, hope to get to see you next meet and greet. hugs

-Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 16:22:51 (MST)

Test Test test
-Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 16:19:41 (MST)

I remember when the bwakeep turned 6- and he told us all about the day including where he took the bug eyed Sprite out driving up some higher roads,

So Mikey, what did you do for your 70?
-Friday, March 24, 2017 at 00:55:07 (MST)
I went to Arlington Music Hall to see Abbey Road (Beatles Tribute Band) last
night. They played Roll Over Beethoven near the end of the show in Chuck
Berry's honor. All the way home I listened to a Chuck Berry tribute on 60s
on 6 on Sirius.

-Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 11:54:42 (MST)
Rock and Roll Widow
RIP Chuck Berry - Godfather of Rock-N-Roll.

The first time I ever saw Chuck play was at Birmingham High School in Van Nuys about 45 years ago.
Anyhow, Chuck was the headliner - with his hit tune My Ding-a-Ling. Tower of Power was the opening act. As it happened, Chuck's band didn't show up.
So Tower of Power offered to cover.
Chuck asked them if they could do it.
Tower of Power responded, "No problem." And they rocked it.
Just an example of Chuck's influence on so many young, talented musicians.
Bye Chuck. Thank you for the music.

-Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 10:22:08 (MST)
JR Wolfe
RIP: Chuck Berry...without him,rock and roll would not have had its first poet.Pretty good guitarist/singer/character too.
-Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 07:47:52 (MST)
Northern LIGHT


Rock and Roll legend passed away today at age 90.

-Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 15:49:18 (MST)
Happy Birthday, Mikey! Hope you had a great day! And I hope to see you sometime soon!

-Thursday, March 09, 2017 at 01:03:15 (MST)
Rock and Roll Widow
Happy birthday Michael.

All the best to you for 2017.

-Wednesday, March 08, 2017 at 21:01:58 (MST)
Susan (Colorado)
Hugs & best wishes to you, Mikey !! See ya in New Mexico this weekend.
-Wednesday, March 08, 2017 at 19:27:44 (MST)
Wishing you a Very Happy Birthday!
-Wednesday, March 08, 2017 at 16:57:18 (MST)

Happy birthday to the sweetest redhead that I know. Big (( )), big kisses.

-Wednesday, March 08, 2017 at 11:27:55 (MST)
Happiest of birthdays wished for you. Lots of love and hugs and kissin' too. Wish I could give you a squeeze today. Well, I wish I could give you a squeeze every day, but especially today. You take care and God bless you today and always. Rock on!
-Wednesday, March 08, 2017 at 08:44:34 (MST)
Happy birthday Brakeep!
-Wednesday, March 08, 2017 at 05:59:06 (MST)

Anyone going to help with the birthday decorations for the Brakeep?

-Sunday, March 05, 2017 at 15:20:59 (MST)
Andwa, again
Great show by the guys last night! Everyone had a great time singing, dancing, clapping and just having fun.

Mike, one of the wimmins we're traveling with mentioned how young you looked. Thought you'd enjoy hearing that.

Well, time for breakfast and then off to the beach.
-Wednesday, March 01, 2017 at 05:20:29 (MST)
Famous Rob
Off to see Mikey and The Rest of 3DN Celebrate Fat Tuesday at see with The Flower Power Cruise Andwa get that runway in in Minnesota shoveled out.
-Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 19:01:04 (MST)
Andwa, again
Gonna be a blast, Robbo! There will be four of us wimmens on this trip, so watch out Brakeep. We may whisk you away all for ourselves. Nyuk! Far out, man!
-Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 06:23:42 (MST)
Famous Rob
Well, my notoriety grows in the Fox River Valley of Wisconsin since I retired and returned to the land of my birth. My old band formed in 1966 got back together, think I reported that earlier and have been playing all the Dive bars From Sturgeon Bay, Green Bay, Oshkosh and points in between this winter. BUT now '/m going to jump on the ship with my Honey Bear and see the Big Dogs, my rock heros Three Dog Night... So Barkeep see you on the Flower Power cruise next week. Quite excited about that. It you see someone wearing a Rob & The rest shirt they know me... or its me! Andwa look forward to seeing ya'll again!
-Monday, February 20, 2017 at 09:03:42 (MST)

Okay, who besides me has use googlemaps to see if Modesto is downhill from Oroville CA?

Btw, the redhead is safe!!!

Who all is going to the shows at the Chinook Winds?

-Monday, February 13, 2017 at 02:17:36 (MST)

I wonder what's going on in Mikey's life? I've dreamt of him twice this week. Very unusual for me. (Nothing JR could make into a movie). Vivid redhead, vivid dreams.

-Friday, February 03, 2017 at 12:54:30 (MST)
That's just not the kid of willie I'm interested in hearing about.

-Sunday, January 29, 2017 at 17:51:59 (MST)
Folks Willie Nelson was to perform this weekend at the Venitian. This weekend
shows have been canceled due to Willie falling ill. In December past Willie
had to cancel some of his shows due to illness. So far his shows for next
weekend are still a go. Willie is 83 and life on the road is rough. If you are a young Buck you can manage more easy but when your on in years it is a different
ball game. Here is to wishing Willie a speedy recovery and a return to the stage
but with a few more days off between shows.

-Friday, January 27, 2017 at 00:05:22 (MST)

Butch was one of the founding members of the Allman Brothers Band
and was one of the drummers of the band. The band performed with two
drummers. Butch was 69 years old.

-Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at 18:32:55 (MST)

Mary Tyler Moore passed today at age 80. She starred in movies and was
most known for her roles on TV shows like The Dick Van Dyke Show and
the very popular Mary Tyler Moore Show. This acting Icon will be missed.

Who could take the world on with a smile ? Who could take a nothing day
turn it around and do it again......

-Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at 13:31:24 (MST)
Wish I could go on the cruise. Anyone have room to hide me in their luggage?
-Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 05:48:54 (MST)
Andwa, again
I'll be there, Rob. 😀
-Monday, January 23, 2017 at 20:25:13 (MST)
Famousr Rob
Quite the discussion on tokes amoungst the old folks! Personally jsut poor a shot of Bushmills and set the bottle next to it. Hope all of you are well. Life since I have relocated is very good. If you remeber, i mention me and the boys in our old band are palying again. HAving fun doing the old tunes and see folks having fun dancing. I actually had a woman (70 year old groupie) jump up on stage in a dive bar and give me a hug (A 69 year rock legend in my own mind) for playing her favorite song. Wonders never cease.

I am wondering if any swampsters are going on the FLower Power cruise to se the Dogs etc at the end of the month. Honeybear and I have booked a room in steerage and doing hte early dining gig. We certainly should make and effort to have a social gathering on that tugboat of dog fans . May get a banner to say hi to the barkeep and the rest of the guys or something. Mad lady in Texas and chance of a meet and greet?

Other than that it is like upper 40's in Wisconsin and there is no ice, for ice fishing.



-Monday, January 23, 2017 at 16:51:28 (MST)
-Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 17:10:26 (MST)
-Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 07:11:36 (MST)
-Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 19:43:35 (MST)
JR Wolfe
No problems with pot here in the mile high city.Tax revenue is bigger than that collected for liquor sales.

Spacey, I spent my wheelchair year of 2016 compiling and writing two books that will be out soon. Not sure which one you would enjoy more. "History of Colorado Blues" or "History of the Denver Adult Entertainment Industry."
-Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at 16:06:15 (MST)
Yester not Lester.
-Monday, January 09, 2017 at 12:55:05 (MST)
I'm finishing up a concert weekend at WinStar. Yesterday The Association and Chubby Checker opened for Herman's Hermits. The Association performed four songs, but they were Windy, Cherish, Never My Love and Along Comes Mary! I was surprised to learn that one of their originals was the brother of The Lovin' Spoonfuls Jerry Lester . . . Jim Lester. Chubby did five songs. He's still twisting. Hermits were great as usual.

Today Kraig Parker did a pretty fantastic Elvis show on The King's 82nd birthday.


-Sunday, January 08, 2017 at 18:37:09 (MST)
Hey Wowa I defer to Willie Nelson s song Were All Going To Pot. You can catch it
on You Tube. Y all check it out Ya Hear !!!!

-Wednesday, January 04, 2017 at 22:32:31 (MST)
Medical marijuana is legal here, but no one ever decided how to regulate the dispensaries,so that's one big mess. I have one friend who has been in the middle of a court case about selling at one. The owner is scot free, but his 3 employees are fighting the system, it's been been 3 years.

Went back to work this week, after being off for two months. I am so out of shape as it's pitiful. My muscles are sooooooo sore. Had to practically beg my doc for pain pills to get me through this first few weeks. I'll get built back up, it will take some time.

Hope everyone is staying warm, temps are below zero here with the wind chill factor. Brrr

-Wednesday, January 04, 2017 at 18:33:31 (MST)
Wowa I am still behind you Sister. Okay I will give you pot for medical use.
It is now legal in Nevada to have small amounts for recreation use. You should
see the mess so far on who can sell who can produce and on and on. This Sin City
is already F***ked up. Ask the head of Pueblo CO hospital how its going and he
will tell you that the ER way over the top in ER visits they can hardly keep up.
Is legalizing pot really a good example to set for our kids and grandkids ? With
respect I would like to hear what a pot user for just fun has to say.As for the booze crowd we already have enough problem to take care of with that. Anyhoo
just two cents worth. I welcome other thoughts just be nice.

Keep it real and weird everyone !!!


-Wednesday, January 04, 2017 at 14:46:50 (MST)
Norm, I'm not against pot, it has valid medical uses. I am against chemicals. That's what makes me mad. My cousin is worried about the "dangers" of pot, but apparently doesn't have a clue about the harder stuff. Like comparing beer to moonshine.
-Tuesday, January 03, 2017 at 19:53:39 (MST)
Wowa YOU GO SISTER I AM WITH YOU. RIGHT ON. I saw in the states that have legalized pot the health care system is way over the top with treating of people
who have had mishaps while high. Oh the criminal element will be put out
of business. NOT it has gotten worse as the criminals far fighting for turf
and who they can supply. So up goes our insurance rates up go the folks going
to hospitals which again means higher health insurance cost. For God sakes
the sytem cannot handle booze and even VD. Jails are full and the only winners
are the crooks. Wow all that cause somebody wants to get high. FU. As for me I
have never used pot or anyother street drug and do not plan too. As Cory said
to me once when we were having a chat to stay away from that crap. He was right.

okay you can carve away on me now.

-Thursday, December 29, 2016 at 18:25:19 (MST)
Arguing with my cousin online about the whole legalizing of pot thing. Reminded her that cigarettes and alcohol cause more deaths every year than pot, and that Meth is the big problem. We have lost more friends over the last two years over that crap. Some have blown up house and apartments making it, others have walked away from their families of 40 years over it, one died yesterday from a massive heart attack (user), others have done jail time, and are still using. I told my hubby that apparently, we've been hanging out with the wrong crowd. I'm so pissed.
-Thursday, December 29, 2016 at 05:55:51 (MST)
Well what can you say? First Carrie then her Mom Debbie Reynolds. Daughter
then mother. Not very cool.

Hey Wowa please donot worry. I am feeling average and I have been held up
due to the Holidays but come Tuesday finally I get my CT scan. How is you?

Come to think of it where is Mikey ? Mikey if you are feel down I am sure
many of the gang can feel you up !!!! NYUK

Okay Happy New Year to everyone.

All the best in 2017.

-Thursday, December 29, 2016 at 00:25:13 (MST)
Norm, I am so sorry to hear you have been ill. All my best to you, I hope you are well soon!

Nooooooo, not Princess Leia!. Very talented lady, great writer. She will be missed

-Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at 17:46:40 (MST)
Andwa, again
RIP Carrie Fisher.

Okay 2016. You've taken enough. Time to stop!
-Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at 14:03:17 (MST)

My love to you all, even the ones who didn't vote the I THINK they should have, or the annoying types, I love you all.

JR, let's catch up in the new year, it still feels like Feb to me. This year has been a whirl.

Brakeep, you're always in my heart, you widdo wascal.

Jesus is the reason for the season!

-Saturday, December 24, 2016 at 16:28:04 (MST)
Hello to all. I must apologize to everyone as this holiday season there will
be no HOLIDAY HOOCH from me. Donot feel sorry for me but I have been in and
out of the hospital since mid November. I have a team of eight doctors to
take care of me and they are doing that as well as the great nurses and others
who have just been the best you can get. So far I have been home for a week
and a half and am 90% better. I feel bad about the HOOCH but what can I do.
Turning to Mikey I ask that maybe he can find the time to take a bath in the
old tub and get things on the go. You still got a few days for things to ferment
and then get it out to the kids. Please forgive. To all of you may I wish you
all a very Merry Christmas and a happy amazing new year. Keep it real and stay
weird everyone !!! Love to All.

-Monday, December 19, 2016 at 20:11:35 (MST)
Andwa, again
Another one. RIP John Glenn.

-Thursday, December 08, 2016 at 14:20:56 (MST)
Andwa, again
RIP Greg Lake (cancer). 😢

-Thursday, December 08, 2016 at 07:43:01 (MST)
Andwa, again
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

-Thursday, November 24, 2016 at 06:32:53 (MST)
Hey Michael - There is a man performing / competing on The Voice by the name of Austin Allsup. Any relation? He is quite talented ~ which is to be expected given his surname. Hope you are well!
-Monday, November 21, 2016 at 22:28:15 (MST)
Bwakeep, I luh you.
It's been far too long. Best to all who enter here.
-Sunday, November 20, 2016 at 10:01:41 (MST)
So relieved to hear about Floyd😊.
-Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at 15:55:30 (MST)

Leon Russell this morning. (Most people don't know he was briefly with Paul Revere and the Raiders).

Floyd did well enough to go home on Wed, I believe.

-Sunday, November 13, 2016 at 11:14:28 (MST)
Andwa, again
Any word on Floyd? Hope he's doing better.
-Sunday, November 13, 2016 at 08:59:52 (MST)
JR Wolfe
RIP Robert Vaugn,The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Napoleon Solo
-Friday, November 11, 2016 at 15:19:55 (MST)
Thanks Norm. I'm back home and taking it easy. Ready for some hooch anytime. Surgery went well, they fixed everything that needed it, now I just have to get my strength up for my tip in December.
-Wednesday, November 09, 2016 at 13:59:44 (MST)
Northern Light
Wowa Wowa !!! How you is ? In anycase you mentioned you were going for a
tune up on the valves. I just wanted to wish you all the best and I just
know you will come through everything just fine. Know that Veronica and I
will be standing by. Once you are out of hospital I will have a Hooch IV drip
ready to hook you up to. Veronica is a bit closer to you as she lives in SPAM
LAND So she will stop in and watch you from time to time. We are all rooten
for you so once you are up to it you just give us a holler ta let us know
how you is. Take care and all the best.

-Monday, November 07, 2016 at 22:40:24 (MST)
Sorry to about Floyd, helluva drummer and helluva nice man.

I'm baaaaaack!

Later taters
-Monday, November 07, 2016 at 14:38:45 (MST)
So sorry to hear about Floyd. Hope he is resting comfortably.
Floyd is an iconic drummer. Just read that he is being inducted into the Classic Drummer Hall of Fame. So good to hear how much he is appreciated as a person and a musician.

Well, my Apple PC is working very slow these days. Can't surf the web without it clocking out on me. I bought my ticket to the Saban Theatre to see TDN months ago. How shocking when the venue was closed Friday night. When I called, they claimed that they had called everyone to announce that the show was cancelled ---- but not me. Then I saw the band was playing the Coach House on Saturday, but it was SOLD OUT. How could I mess up so completely.

I have had a problem with the Saban before - the guy double-booked and was going to show up about 5 hours late.

The Saban is owned by another venue called the Canyon Club. The Canyon Club always compensates for this stuff. Got an upgrade to see Leon Russell the first time this happened.

Anyhow, Venice was playing at the Canyon Club last Friday. Venice is made up of the brothers and cousins of the Lennon Sisters. So I saw them instead. Arrived about 15 minutes late, but they played until 11:30.

Still upset about missing TDN in SoCAL. I've gotta get with it.

Be well everyone.

-Sunday, November 06, 2016 at 18:47:35 (MST)
To a very very nice man who was always kind and nice to me over the ten times
that I met Floyd . I am so sorry to hear that he is ill. I truly hope he can
recover and be the Floyd we all know and love. Folks he is the worlds best
drummer a place not many can claim. So here is wishing him all the best. GET

-Saturday, November 05, 2016 at 23:52:51 (MST)

Floyd has always treated me so nicely when ever I have met him. What a gentleman. Give it a good fight and pull through, my fellow Canadian.
-Saturday, November 05, 2016 at 18:26:56 (MST)
Just read on facebook that Floyd Sneed is in the ICU and not doing well. Lets give prayers and healing vibes to him. Floyd..you can make it.
-Saturday, November 05, 2016 at 10:34:29 (MST)
Famous Rob
I see the sad news has already arrived. I just talked to a friend of mine who was Bobby Vee's music director and played lead guitar for him during the last 30 years. Bobby suffered from Alzhiemer's and that's what eventually took him down. Bobby lived in the Minneapolis area. For the younger crowd, Bobby was from Fargo N.D. Bobby and his band were called upon to sub for Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and Big Booper, at the scheduled Fargo show, the day after that fateful airplane crash took their lives near Clear lake, Ia. The Fargo show was spring board for Bobby Vee. Hooly, valens and Bopper were enroute to Fargo fora performance their the next day. I was privileged to have seen Bobby perform several times and meet him. R.I.P

-Monday, October 24, 2016 at 19:47:33 (MST)
Soaring Nancy
J R -- My goodness, what a time you have had. Prayers going out for good health for you. Congrats on the books. I too would like to know the status of TDN's CD. Seems like it is way past time to get it out.

Bobby Vee's "Rubber Ball" was the first record I ever bought. (I had wanted "Does Your Chewing Gum Lose its Flavor on the Bedpost Over Night," but the store in my small town didn't have it.)
-Monday, October 24, 2016 at 17:09:40 (MST)
Northern Light
R.I. P. Bobby Vee

The 1960,s singer passed away today at age 73.

He produced 23 albums over the years and filled in after the death of Buddy
Holly with the music tour. Dylan even played with Vee in the early years.

Gone But Not Forgoten.

-Monday, October 24, 2016 at 14:36:56 (MST)
JR, good to see you back! Sounds like you've been through the wringer. Hope you continue to heal well.

-Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 06:13:54 (MST)

Funny thing is, I don't watch that stuff anymore. I would like to hear about my old favourites, though. Annette, but no Frankie.

-Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 15:05:29 (MST)
JR Wolfe
Hey there ! Its been many months since I last checked into the swamp. See I'm not the only one going through a year of medical mishaps. From the coma in Jan,to the amputation in Feb to months of rehab,the wight loss of 60 lbs and now the misdiagnosis,this year has been a helluva ride in the wheelchair. Bright side is I have had the time to get two books finished and off to the publishers.One on the history of blues music and the other on the history of Spaceys favorite subject ( video industry ). Barkeep, really curious on the status of the TDN Cd that the band was working on when Cory and Jimmy were alive. Those two are very much missed.Been listening to the maestros solo CDs this week...damn he sure was good.Peace to all ! ( and I really want to hit a concert again )
-Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at 21:11:21 (MST)
Norm, yep getting my "carburetor" worked on in 2 weeks. They will replace my bad heart valve with a pig valve, and replace the artery with the aneurism. Only my close friends will understand this, but I wonder if that means I will always smell bacon. Lol!

-Monday, October 17, 2016 at 14:27:16 (MST)

I have never been east of Manitoba, Dis. I have done 10 states though.

-Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 13:08:49 (MST)
It's time for my tri-annual post.

Andra, that weight loss is fantastic! Keep it up and enjoy that cruise!

I saw Herman's Hermits Starring Peter Noone last evening at Arlington Music
Hall down the road. It was my first concert since Bayfield. He threw a T-Shirt
to me (at me) during the show and I had him autograph it afterward.

I missed the TDN show in Oklahoma and the Meet and Greet. Chris and I were in
pursuit of the elusive fall color in New England and Canada. Spacey, I have to tell you there was a day and nights difference when we crossed from Upstate
New York into Canada. All the houses we passed were modest, but very well kept
up and with manicured lawns. Things weren't totally perfect when we got to Montreal, but it was nice to see everyone having some pride.

The best fall color we encountered was in the Charlevoix region well east of
Quebec City. There we took a 40-minute ferry ride across the St. Lawrence
"River". We stayed at a Bed and Breakfast on the southern shore at Notre Dame
du Portage. That evening I saw the most beautiful sunset that I have seen in
my 68 years. I mentioned it at breakfast the next morning and the owner
commented that National Geographic had named ND du P as having the second best
sunset in the world after some place in Hawaii.

Well, keep on keepin' on.


-Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 08:41:12 (MST)
So sorry, Michael. I know you and the crew meant to go and see him.
My prayers and thoughts are with you and all of his friends and family, especially Paula and the grandkids. This has been a tough time for you guys. Hugs.
-Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at 11:57:14 (MST)
Andwa, again
So very sad to learn of Don Lister's passing. My condolences to his family and friends.

-Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at 11:46:44 (MST)
Veronica great work you keep it up !!! That is fantastic.

Wowa looks like you are going to have a tune up. You hang in there Kiddo.I
Will make you a batch of Hooch and that will make you feel good.

I wonder how Pat is making out with his property in Florida. YOWZA that is
some storm.

Well keep safe and happy everyone.

Hey Robbo !!!!!

-Saturday, October 08, 2016 at 01:03:38 (MST)
Famous Rob
Good job Andrea! Doing a pop in down in Houston visiting daughter Hope ya'll are well
-Thursday, October 06, 2016 at 18:32:46 (MST)
Congrats Andrea! Very hard to lose weight, I'm proud of you!

Norm, you crack me up.

Saw my cardiologist today. I have been having chest pains and shortness of breath, and had some tests run. Seems my defective heart valve is now severely tight, and must be repaired. Will have a heart cath done Monday, then see the surgeon about fixing my valve. Hope he gets it done quick, Sis and I have already booked a trip to Arizona the first week of December. I don't want to miss it. I am taking some of my Dad's ashes along, he wanted to go back to Arizona, but passed away before he could.

Later taters
-Wednesday, October 05, 2016 at 18:50:26 (MST)
Soaring Nancy
Andra, way to go!!!! Congratulations!
-Tuesday, October 04, 2016 at 15:35:04 (MST)
Andwa, again
Weight loss update: I'm now down 70 pounds from my highest weight. Yay me! 😀 I'm becoming reacquainted with my jaw line and collar bones.

-Tuesday, October 04, 2016 at 10:18:10 (MST)
I think this will be sad news for all but it is our Mikey who may take it
the hardest. The man who got generations of hotdog lovers singing along to
the Oscar Mayer song has died.Richaed Trentlage died on September 21st at
the age of 87. "OH I wish I were an Oscar Mayer wiener' became part of a
iconic jingle that became very popular. The famous jingle came out in 1960.
It was the jingle that helped propell the famous wiener company into history.

So there you have it. Lets all take a moment to have a hotdog and sing those
famous words. " Oh I wish I were an Oscar Mayer wiener ". Don.t be sad Mikey
one day you shall be behind the wheel of the Wienermobile. I am working on it.

Remember its not a party until the wieners come out !!!

-Monday, October 03, 2016 at 14:27:52 (MST)

Mikey, has it been Guess Who week for you yet?

-Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 01:50:56 (MST)
Andwa, again
Lordie, Norm! What a strange thing to happen.
-Sunday, September 25, 2016 at 07:21:30 (MST)
Andwa I am not trying to top your story but boy oh boy strange things are
happining. I got a call from my brother who last night was in bed. He was
waken by a very loud explosion and bright flash of light. He jumped out of bed
and from the window saw the guy next door garage well envolved with flames.
The flames were heading for his garage so he ran out and use the garden hose
to fend off the flames. The FD arrived pronto and took hold of things. The
garage next door was destroyed including two cars. My bother had taken in smoke
while battling the blaze and he was taken to the hospital to get checked out.
He is good. He said that large propain tanks exploded to the point like a bomb
they exploded metal like a bomb all over the place. It happened at 3am had it
been during the day chances were good that people could have been injured or killed. Scary stuff. I am very sorry for your brother. The main thing he is
okay. Give him my best. So everyone anything happening with you ? Wowa this is
a double shot of HOOCH situation. In any case be safe everyone.


-Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 19:18:49 (MST)

Andra - How awful! I am sorry to hear about your brother. I can only imagine what that must be like. Is he insured?
-Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 06:48:51 (MST)
Andwa, again
Oh my God! My brother Rande's house burned down tonight!!!! He's fine but the house is a total loss.
-Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 19:28:57 (MST)
Andwa, again
Mike, have a good show tonight! Wish I could be there, but it just didn't work out this time.
-Saturday, September 17, 2016 at 06:01:20 (MST)
Lots of good reading here. Pam T. TWENTY EIGHT??? GEEZ! You are BRAVE, honey!
Love those grandbabies. Better than anything God ever invented.
Lily ran her first race today. She came in dead last but the crowd went wild encouraging her and she participated, finished, and then congratulated the winner. I couldn't have been prouder if she had won. She has new braces on her teeth, her new school is amazing, and she is making more friends every day.
We are back in Libby and she is loving it. We have good friends here, more like family than family, ya know?
I am doing better. The neurosurgeon has graduated me to once a year for checkups, pain management is working without opiates, and I am still upright. Supposed to be using a walker but I am a single parent to a 7 year old so that didn't quite work out. I'll take the bruised shoulders from hitting the doorways occasionally. I am getting a treadmill to walk on for 10 minutes at a time, 6 times a day. That will be interesting.
We went to see Pete's Dragon tonight. Great little movie. Lily's Autism kicked in a few times but she stayed in her chair and held her hands over her ears until the loud stuff and scary stuff was over. Wants to see it again, so I guess she liked it as much as I did.
Public school here in Libby has been a real revelation. You put the Principal of the Year for the State of Montana in a town of 2600 folks, add great teachers and a Vice Principal that really care about ALL the kids, and you've got a winning team. I homeschooled Lily last year out of desperation but was convinced by her therapist and some help from a TDN band member on what to ask for and expect, and voila', Lily is doing remarkably well in class academically and socially. This is working out great.
Glad to be here where the highs are in the low 70's and the lows are in the 30's. No thanks on the sauna experience. Lived in South Florida for 6 years and you couldn't convince me to go back for all the tea in China. Happy for those of you who can take it but we are about 30 miles from Canada as the crow flies and our mountains are already getting snow. Makes me happy. I can always put on a coat and boots, only so much you can take off at my age and still remain respectable. Leaving all that nudity for the youngsters and those not easily embarrassed by bare arses.
Okay, well it's been a full day. Glad to see everyone is on the right side of the dirt here. Missing my TDN something awful, but it's the price you pay for isolation. It's 90 miles in either direction to a WalMart, which suits me just fine, hate that place, but I figure TDN showing up here last year was a miracle and it won't happen again. I might have to fly somewhere someday to get my fix. Can't say I really feel it without Jimmy and Cory, but will try perhaps some day. Missing the Brakeep and Pat and Paul something fierce. Dis and I were pretty much groupies for several years. Great memories. I'll cherish those forever.
Love to all Swampsters and big hugs to the guy behind the bar. Nice to be here again. Carry On!

-Friday, September 09, 2016 at 22:27:48 (MST)
Andwa, again
Jacob Wetterling finally found. Rest in peace dear boy.

-Saturday, September 03, 2016 at 14:17:12 (MST)

I tried to post something dirty sounding earlier tonight. It wouldn't go through. Maybe the bartender has a special program that keeps an eye on what I'm posting.

-Friday, September 02, 2016 at 23:20:01 (MST)
Andwa, again
Norm: There's no holding the mayo up here. It's everywhere! And in about 20 years even more everywhere. 😊
-Friday, September 02, 2016 at 08:50:54 (MST)
Norm, and I thought I was being discreet. Damn.

I left a shitload of dimes in the tip jar, so we can all be reminded of the Waco Kid everyday. Damn shame about Gene. :(

A Laurel and hearty handshake to the Barkeep, better yet, a hug.

-Friday, September 02, 2016 at 04:44:27 (MST)
Northern Light
A friendly reminder to the IOWAY WOMAN PAM. Make sure you put in your
dentures for picture day. I forgot one time boy was my face red. nyuk

Hey Veronica !! Can you make me a sandwich? Easy on the mayo.

Hey Mikey the voices are talking to me and they are not saying good things
about you. nyuk nyukity !!!

Have a great long weekend everyone. I hope yours is full of inapropriate behavior poor judgement and lots of HOOCH !!!

Lets start things off so everyone grab your balls were going bowling !!!
Lets get ready to stumble !!! nyuk Hey I saw that Wowa. I don,t need your sass
I got plenty of my own. nyuk I am classy sassy and a bit smart assy!!!
Remember it is not a party until the wieners come out. Yes sir the party has
arrived. Okay I will see you all at my intervention.


-Thursday, September 01, 2016 at 14:11:28 (MST)
Pam T.
Happy September Swampsters!

Andra- I won't be going to the Iowa TDN show either- will be taking care of a delightful 5 month old named Paige for the weekend. Being a grandparent is the best thing ever! Nothing better than slobber, poopy diapers, and toothless grins!

I, too, was sad to learn of Gene Wilder's passing. Knew it would hit the barkeep hard.

Must head to bed...have to appear rested for picture day and be prepared to take on 28 first graders.

-Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at 20:15:18 (MST)
Damnit all to Hell. So sad to lose Gene Wilder. He permeates my everyday. He permeates OUR BAND everyday. Brilliant. God, he was the best. -Michael-
-Monday, August 29, 2016 at 20:00:29 (MST)
R .I.P.
Gene Wilder passed at age 83.

***Gene passed about a month ago but news of his death was released today
by his family. He was known for his roles in The Producers, Blazing Saddles,
Willie Wonka , Young Frankenstien and so many more.

-Monday, August 29, 2016 at 13:57:12 (MST)
Andwa, again
Pam T: Looks like I will not make it to the Iowa show next month. Something's come up that has to be done and can't be changed. So if you get a chance, give out some extra hugs for me, please. And have fun! Woo-hoo!

BTW, anyone who is thinking of booking the cruise, they're about 90% full, so better hurry!

Andra (aka Veronica)
-Thursday, August 25, 2016 at 12:55:58 (MST)
Mikey is a Modesto Betty. :)
-Sunday, August 21, 2016 at 05:51:03 (MST)

Please don't get Mikey confused with the Ohio Betties.
-Saturday, August 20, 2016 at 14:14:05 (MST)
Northern Light
Sorry Andwa I will just call you Veronica that way I cannot get it wrong.
Again so very sorry. Take care Veronica. nyuk Hey Mikey I am going to call you
Betty. nyuk nyukity nyuk. Wowa time for me to hook you up to a HOOCH IV drip.

-Friday, August 19, 2016 at 21:54:44 (MST)
Andwa, again
FYI Norm. It's Andra not Andrea. Thanks. Carry on.
-Thursday, August 18, 2016 at 23:46:28 (MST)
Northern Light
Andrea you learn the value of good AC along with fans to move the cold air around the house. Everything has to have AC. The house work stores and you tend to
stay indoors during the day. Evenings cool down to around 95F but you do not have
the sun blazing down. Pools help but here you got to conseve water but it is nice.
We Silver State Folks learn to live with it If you don.t you can die. Add some
common sense as well. So come on down !!! HOOCH FOR THE HOUSE !!! nyuk

-Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at 20:45:13 (MST)
Andwa, again
Norm, how can you stand that kind of heat? I start to wilt when temps reach 80.
-Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at 17:07:40 (MST)
Northern Light
Wow it is a blazer out here in Henderson Nevada. We hit a high of 110F in the
shade. Summer in Vegas you gotta love it. Well the final end to a Vegas Icon
came to an end last night. The final tower of the Riviera came crashing down
as it was imploded to a big fanfair. The first tower came down in June now the
Riv is history. Being that I am a longtime resident there were alot of memories
at that place. Years back it was quiet the place on the Strip with many of the
big names performing there. Back in the day it was The place to be but time marches on and the Strip grew and changed and the Riv lost its charm. Progress
I guess. If you wish have a look on You Tube and see it all along with fireworks.

Keep COOL everyone.

-Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at 21:09:17 (MST)
Pam T.
Spacey: I can't believe he wouldn't answer that question- must be one of those"goes without saying" things.

-Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at 19:31:32 (MST)

So Mikey, is your favourite event the Women's Breast stroke?

-Friday, August 12, 2016 at 00:58:52 (MST)
Andwa, again
Andrea!? Autocorrect got me, too.
-Friday, August 05, 2016 at 07:08:37 (MST)
Andrea, again
Hey Norm.
-Friday, August 05, 2016 at 07:02:32 (MST)
Typing not Tyler. Lousy autocorrect. Wth!
-Friday, August 05, 2016 at 03:26:55 (MST)
That should say up north. Lousy Tyler!
-Friday, August 05, 2016 at 03:22:10 (MST)
Great newsletter Madonna, good job as always!

No north for our annual girl's weekend. Started off with a swim in the lake, then watched the sun go down, while drinking mudslides. Woohoo! So good to be here!
-Friday, August 05, 2016 at 03:20:49 (MST)
Northern Light
Hey Mikey !!!! Do you remember a ways back I put dibs on your slippers ya know
if something God forbid happened to you. I would like to add that nice blue
shirt you are wearing in the new TDN picture. TIP TOP THERE MR ALLSUP !!! To
the rest of you dibs is dibs. BTW I still have not made up my mind on the vest.

Hi Andwa.

-Friday, August 05, 2016 at 00:38:10 (MST)
Andwa, again
Happy birthday to that legend in his own mind, Famous Rob!

-Thursday, August 04, 2016 at 08:13:44 (MST)

ugh eew bye bye
-Tuesday, August 02, 2016 at 11:05:51 (MST)
Northern Light
Mikey If I fart you will be the second one to know about it. nyuk

-Monday, August 01, 2016 at 18:35:40 (MST)
10 things I appreciate in life:

Third party voting
Cold beer
Our beloved Barkeep
Sunny weather
Great fishing
Playing my guitar until my fingers bleed
And finally: SEX!!!!

Enjoy the weekend!

Chef Tyrone F. Horneigh
-Saturday, July 30, 2016 at 11:22:27 (MST)
Northern Light
One word......PASHTOKI.

Norm Out !!!!!!

-Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at 21:26:40 (MST)
Rock and Roll Widow
Hello all.
Just wanted to post about the wonderful TDN concert with Maestro Larry Baird and the Pacific Symphony. Not the usual revelry because if was a pre-fair event, but it's always fun to experience the "classical" interpretation.

As far as you folks looking for an Independent presidential candidate, there's always Gary Johnson. We do love New Mexcio.

-Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at 19:10:34 (MST)


-Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at 20:17:13 (MST)
Donald Trump loves America like OJ LOVED Nicole!

Things I trust more than Hillary Clinton:

1) Flint Michigan tap water

2) Cocktails with Bill Cosby

3) An elevator ride with Ray Rice

4( Casry Anthony"s day care


If Trump gets in as pres the cost will go up as he has to get paid and Pence has
to get paid and that thing on the Donalds head has to get paid.


No Hablo stupid

Hillary for Prison 2016

How is the Hope and Change working out for you?

If you are offended then I will help you pack.

TRUMP We are all full up !!! F@#* OFF !!!!

Hey Hey be nice I am a wooden spoon survivor.

I am a very good bad example

I went to the HOKEY POKEY CLINIC. Yup thats the place to
turn yourself around.

New Mexico well its better than Old Mexico

Well this is all Four Score and Seven Years Ago. Lets get ready to stumble!!!

Okay I will see you all at my intervention.

MIKEY ARE YOU DRUCK ? please answer with an x

( ) YES

( ) NO

Nyuk nyukity !!!


-Sunday, July 24, 2016 at 19:34:26 (MST)

I still believe in "Pat Paulson for president".

-Friday, July 22, 2016 at 21:29:19 (MST)

Now everyone including me lets not just talk about it lets do something
like making sure you are registerd to vote and the VOTING For the other
party. With out going out and voting this is all just hot air. Lets send them
a real message.

Wowa you ROCK !!!! More Hooch being made To Donald and Hillery....NO HOOCH FOR YOU! nyuk

-Friday, July 22, 2016 at 17:08:25 (MST)
Soaring Nancy
Wova and Michael, I am so down for a good third party alternative! This would have been a perfect year for it. Wish the country had gone for Ross Perot and his party when we had the chance.
-Friday, July 22, 2016 at 16:18:20 (MST)
DITTO to that, Wowa. Absolute DITTO. -M-
-Friday, July 22, 2016 at 10:04:48 (MST)
Hi Norm! Thanks for the hooch. Think I'm voting independent this year. Don't like either Trump or Clinton. Wish we could shake up the Reps and Dems by getting both parties voted down. Maybe things would change for the better.
-Friday, July 22, 2016 at 05:07:34 (MST)
Spacey: I took your advice about erasing some stuff. I decided to axe some of my own chit as to not offend. -M-
-Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 15:40:23 (MST)
Northern Light
Mikey Irie Irie as they say in Jamaica !!!

-Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 14:50:19 (MST)
Norm: To quote Kevin Bacon in Animal House: "All is well". I think maybe my "please" made it a request ... not "telling you". I can see how you might take it that way, though. No offense. All is well. -M-
-Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 14:27:38 (MST)
Woah there Mikey. I knew when I made that batch of Choc you would get
upset. Your name and those connected with you were not mentioned. What is there
is what was public already. I know where you are in the mix of things and none
of this was directed towards you. My point was made a few posts back and I am
long done with it. So simmer down and I will fix you up with some chilled
oysters on the half shell and you can wash it down with a fresh high fibre Hooch.
BTW do not tell me to be nice because I will never be nice. I will be sweet but
not nice. nyuk Okay ? Go wash you hands and face and when you get back you
can eat. Then after if you want we can play some Blues....Deal ??? This is for

Love a sloppy kisses.

-Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 21:22:51 (MST)

I invite you to erase some stuff, this is your board. I'm just trying to lure you to Canada. Any old excuse would do. ( @ )( @ )

-Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 21:13:50 (MST)
Just for the record here is a list of musical artists who told Trump not
to play their music at his events.

Rolling Stones
Neil Young

The list of those allowing or playing at a Trump event.

Nah lets not go there.

-Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at 20:48:10 (MST)

Want to relocate to Canada? We'll take you Mikey. Your kids will just have to go further up I5 a tad, to visit you.

-Monday, July 18, 2016 at 21:58:58 (MST)
OH my bad I did not sign my name to the last post. Also big ups to Wowa Andrea
and Robbo. Again I would say hi to that movie star woman who makes the videos
and lives in Branson or someplace OUT there is Show me land but I forgot her
name. Hi anyway.


Norm See I did it twice to make it right.Sorry.
-Monday, July 18, 2016 at 14:28:11 (MST)
Mikey Mikey !!!! Iam NOT trying to get invited to your place for supper but
you think just like me.Bernie got my attention just like you but he caved
just like TDN. I know Mikey has to go where the gig is or Mikey don t get
paid. I blame the upper people who just on principal played the RRHF. I donot
blame the GOP but it is a kick in the berries that the place that has no use
for TDN the place that stands for alot of bad in music and you guys play there.
If when the gig was bought back when I am sure the GOP could have made it so
you did not have to set foot in the dump. I hope you plugged up their toilets.
That does not clear yous guys for reporting to the wood shed'. nyuk Now like
you I will not vote for the two same crap all the time party. There is I know
there is atleast another person running for pres but the media says nothing
and there may be more running. I cannot say at this time I would vote for them but I would like to check them out and see what they have to say. Greens yes
last midterm election I voted Green. Now uncle Ted makes me want to vomit but
a few years back he was hunting in CA and was caught and fined for the way he was treating the deer he w as hunting. Uncle Ted almost went to jail but the
story has been covered up on Ted. Ted is a hump. Mikey you are not the only
person to say what you say about Ted. Your words are too kind. nyuk A word to
the wise donot mention Ted or the GOP if you are talking to Ann and Nancy from
Heart. Same goes for Mickey Thomas David Coverdale of Whitesnake and the list
goes on. You could loose your life. BTW Mikey did you see and meet up with Palin ?? OH GOLLY GEE YOU BETCHA could she see Russia from Clevland ?? WTF !!!
Digger is in the dog house on this one. RRHF my ass. Okay HOOCH for everyone
and Mikey I made a batch of CHOC for ya. Vegas is having a cold snap today
as the temp will only be 106 F and not the hot summer temps we had last week of
116 F. You got to love summer.
-Monday, July 18, 2016 at 14:10:35 (MST)

I second that notion.
-Monday, July 18, 2016 at 09:06:59 (MST)
Northern Light
I forgot to ask you Mikey if you saw Ted Nugent hanging around?? You GOPers
could have a big old time. Nothing like having Uncle Ted around to make a party
magical. Ya Boy !!!! You should have called in sick Mike. nyuk

Love Norm
-Sunday, July 17, 2016 at 22:27:07 (MST)
Northern Light
Oh my oh my. I see Three Dog Night headlined the big show in Cleveland tonight
for the Republican Convention. Now I fully understand that TDN has to make a
living and I am not a Republican nor a Democrap I am an independant. I do thank
the GOP for hiring TDN that is okay. I am shocked at WHERE you played in
Clevland. Yup the home of the corupt and shameful Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Thats the place that some how forgot to induct the band. They will put in
bands like Kiss and alot of other yahoos but no TDN.That is what has me shocked
I would have asked for another venue or turn down the gig on pricipal. You guys
should ask Trump or Christie if they can do something. TDN caved. Wow thats
the rub. Now before you GOPers jump on me I am not picking on yous. Yes Trump
is not my choice and Hillery is worse. It is for Americans what of the two
crooks should you pick? Not one media outlet says a word about the other candidates. Now you know why I make HOOCH. Worster TDN caved. I see America is
going down the toilet and from where I am Canada and Mexico are starting to look
very attractive. Okay okay I am getting off the soap box so you can all carve
at me nyuk. I just hope Wowa.Andrea and Robbo are still with me. I would mention
that woman who makes the good videos who lives in Branson or some place out there. Right now I forgot her name. Do not be sad Mikey just come to the woodshed and bring the rest of the band . TAke it like a man and everything will
be Irie Irie. nyuk nyuk !!!!!

Norm I gotsta get paid !!!
but movie stars donot
-Sunday, July 17, 2016 at 22:10:39 (MST)

Mikey, please get Facebook. even if you use an assumed name, you can spy on us all and keep up to date.

We love you. <3

-Sunday, July 17, 2016 at 01:36:12 (MST)
Indeed, Andra. Hell and a handbasket is true. I'm sure this was not what our Founding Fathers had in mind. Dis and I have traveled a lot through New England and the thirteen original colonies, and I am sure the people who fought for the founding of this country never expected things would come to this. It's sad to remember how patriotic I was and in fact, all of my friends in school when I was a youngster. Even as a young adult I believed in our country, our government, our future as a world power. Sadly, not anymore. I can't imagine what kind of legacy we are leaving our young people.
On a happier note, it's good to hear from you guys. Glad I checked in. Been pretty busy with Lily. She's had a full summer already. She was in the small town Independence Day parade in little Troy Montana, and got lots of hugs from friends as she marched through dozens of people who recognized her. Then she was in two plays. She loves the stage. She seems to come right out of her shyness when she is on. I think I may have a little performer there. She has two more performances next month at local theatres. Her friends have been visiting and we've attended a few birthday parties. She has a pretty busy schedule and we are still homeschooling to catch her up from the learning she missed when she was in school and wasn't getting the proper help. Autism is a hard thing for a parent and child to deal with. So far though she is doing remarkably well considering all she has been through. I think we will try the public school here this year. They have therapists and aides that can help her and the principal was voted Principal of the Year for the state of Montana. I'll have a talk with him and her teacher before I make my final decision but I am just about convinced it is the right thing to do. Her therapists are getting her ready to handle the bullying and she is improving with her ability to concentrate.
The weather here in NW Montana has actually been lovely and quite cool with the exception of 3 days. Highs in the 60's, 70's and a few low 80's. We are enjoying it. We've spent every Thursday night with friends in a Bible study out of doors and it's been very nice.
Well, I need to get back to homework with the Lilybug. Hope you all are safe and happy. Praying for those in Nice and around the world, praying for our country. Long may that star spangled banner wave.
Love to Everyone.
-Friday, July 15, 2016 at 11:45:28 (MST)
Andra, again
Norm, I think it has something to do with Hell and a handbasket.
-Monday, July 11, 2016 at 09:48:12 (MST)
Northern Light
What is happening to America?

Love Norm
-Friday, July 08, 2016 at 22:45:43 (MST)
Lucene Olivera
I'll take a Bloody Virgin Mary please.
-Tuesday, July 05, 2016 at 02:53:11 (MST)
Andwa, again
Enjoy a safe and happy Independence Day. 😃

-Monday, July 04, 2016 at 08:27:18 (MST)
Been awhile since I checked in here. So sad to hear of Tommo's passing! Such a nice guy. Been online friends since way back. :(
-Monday, July 04, 2016 at 08:07:27 (MST)
Andwa, again
RIP Elie Wiesel. A life well lived.

-Saturday, July 02, 2016 at 19:33:10 (MST)
Andwa, again
Spacey: You can have our next president, whoever that may be.
-Friday, July 01, 2016 at 22:38:19 (MST)

President?? Since when did we get a president?

BTW, mighty brave to mention tail and beaver in the same sentence, especially to Michael. I'm sure he's only had the best.

-Friday, July 01, 2016 at 01:56:15 (MST)
Hey there Mikey. Have you ever had a Beaver Tail ?

You are a cute Red Head and I love Three Dog Night.
I hope you are not wearing a toupe you adorable silly boy.

Luv ya tons.

Betty Carlson Red Deer Alberta Canada
-Thursday, June 30, 2016 at 23:09:49 (MST)


-Thursday, June 30, 2016 at 23:00:10 (MST)
Yes yes!!!! What Mikey sez about Sun Records YOU MUST GO YOU MUST GO !!!!
So sorry to hear about Scotty a true loss for sure. I remember my first visit
to Sun. Now call me weird or something but when you walk the floors of where
the magic happened I seemed to feel a presence of those who came to SUN ta do
their stuff. The building will not blow you away but what happened there will.
The floors will creek its kinda a dump but the walls ooze history that is music
not only for America but the world. Yup there is a smell of the old wood and brick plastered place again it is not offensive more like part of the experience.
I don't live in the past but every now and then you need to look at the past
to appreciate what is the now and what is the future. To go to this TEMPLE is
to honor and pay tribute to those who began to build the musical trail. We are
not getting younger and if you love music and its history you must must must
make a point to go and experiaece this wonderful place. It is on the side a bit
of a tourist trap with the gift shop etc but even it had its charm and some cool
stuff. Hey its America you have to have the T shirts and key chains made in China nyuk.So if you have not been you know what I am jawen about. Muslim folks
I am told go to Mecca Music folks go to Sun. Okay gotta go up to the Walmart as
I am getting stuff for the 4TH and long weekend. If I dont post have a safe and
happy 4TH of July. July !!!!!!! Sheese were does the time go soon it will be
Christmas. Stay weird everyone. Just holler at me if ya need me.

Love Norm
-Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at 20:26:48 (MST)
Soaring Nancy
OMG, LOVED "Little Sister." Great sound. Husband James wants to go to the recording studio after I read Michael's post to him.

-Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at 13:30:10 (MST)
Michael Again
I've got more to say on Moore. My personal favorite from way back when? "LITTLE SISTER". Remember the line ... "Little sister don't you ... " then the guitar fill that sounded like DEE-DE-DIDDLEYEE- DEE-DEE-DEE going from high pitch to low? God, what a classic guitar lick. There were none like it around in those days. NONE. Scotty defined what rock n roll would become. To clarify, the lyric goes on to say "Little sister don't you do what your big sister done" (guess I'll try my love with you). Classic ... and that was just one of them. Add his ending chords on "Hearbreak Hotel", all his stuff in "Trying to get to you". It's almost endless. Folks we've lost a BIG one this time. HUGE. We might have missed the boat all together had it not been for Scotty and the boys ... especially at SUN RECORDS in Memphis. If you've never been there ... GO and do it soon. You've already missed seeing the old original recording console with the big round black bakelite knobs due to updating and still be used as a modern recording studio, but it is still so very cool. Go there. Get ignorant and just walk around the studio and soak it up. I swear there's a "sound" to that room that I recognize from the early records. Honest. I hear it. The place where single slap back echo was invented (well, maybe old Les Paul gets a little credit, too) Think the stupid stuff like "Elvis, and Scotty and Bill and Mr. Fontana on drums actually recorded here ... along with Jerry Lee and Johnny Cash and even a little Roy Orbison, too". All that stuff. Si, probably corny. Don't care. It's the real deal. Scotty Moore. Scotty Moore. Scotty Moore. -M-
-Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at 08:45:09 (MST)
R.I.P. Scotty Moore. We have ALL heard Scotty's licks for years. All those early Elvis records. Damnit again! It's getting to where I don't even want to watch the news each day. Man will he ever be missed. Thanks so much Scotty for the great licks and music. -M-
-Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at 08:20:47 (MST)
So sad to hear of Tom's passing. He was one of my first FB friends. I knew he was having some neurological issues that were pretty serious. So sad. He was a walking encyclopedia of music and a great TDN fan. He's in good company now. I'll bet there was some whoopin' and hollerin' going on when he entered the gates of Heaven. He will be missed by many here.
-Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at 07:31:56 (MST)
If you want to read Toms obit just Google Tommy Wayne White.

Tom was laid to rest this past Sunday. May he rest in peace.

-Monday, June 27, 2016 at 20:46:28 (MST)
R.I.P Tommo
Much to my surprise and dismay ... only yesterday did I learn of Tom White's passing. DAMNIT! I heard from Tom regularly as in almost weekly. We had shared a friendship for a number of years. In fact, I have a stack of old videos of 1950s tv shows that Tom has sent me over the years ... knowing I am a buff on all those old shows. When I heard of his passing I didn't want to believe it. Objected strongly when told. I just hate the hell out of this. Good guy with a very keen mind. I don't want to say goodbye, but must. Thanks for everything, Mr. Tom. We will ALL miss you. -Michael Allsup-
-Monday, June 27, 2016 at 08:44:59 (MST)
I learned today that Tom Whitewolf passed away on Friday from a massive stroke. He was laid to rest this morning in Mississippi. Rest in peace, Tommo.
-Sunday, June 26, 2016 at 18:03:50 (MST)
I learned today of Tom Whitewolf's passing. He died Friday of a massive stroke and was buried this morning in Mississippi. Rest in peace, Tommo.
-Sunday, June 26, 2016 at 17:57:38 (MST)
Andwa, again
Has anyone heard from Tom Whitewolf lately? Haven't heard from him since his surgery. Anyone have any news?

-Saturday, June 18, 2016 at 21:05:49 (MST)
Andwa, again
Pam: I'm considering it. But my knee has gotten so much worse, I'm not sure I could tolerate all that walking. Definitely thinking about it, though.

-Friday, June 17, 2016 at 07:56:31 (MST)
Pam T.
Hey Andwa! Thanks for the anniversary shoutout. Our plans to bike along the Root River trails were sidelined due to stormy weather- reschedule for another time.

Anyone making plans to go to Clay Co Fair in September for the TDN show? Seems like we always have complications! We are invited to a wedding in Okoboji that day so trying to see if we can make it work. It's been way too long between shows for us.

Hope everyone is enjoying a relaxing summer. STILL attending softball games- I am definitely the oldest mom;-0

Miss you Barkeep. xoxoxo for you.
-Thursday, June 16, 2016 at 20:35:15 (MST)
Bill Zelnio
Michael, you're in Door County tomorrow night!! I have tickets and can't wait! My wife snd I see big fans of TDN, my next generation son is s fan too! I especially love your guitar playing. Any chance we can meet you before or after the show? Maybe you would like to drop by our house and chill in Sister Bsy, if you have time. Let me know.
-Thursday, June 16, 2016 at 19:36:01 (MST)
This morning I woke up to a tragic reminder from 15 years ago when Rosalee and I
were living in Florida and we were riding the Walt Disney Railroad at Magic
Kingdom. We heard a young boy behind us say "Mommy, I saw an alligator". The
mother said "No, son, this is Disney". Rosalee and I looked at each other and
quietly said to each other in unison "No lady, this is Florida".

Disney World is one of those places like Las Vegas, Bourbon Street, and Duvall
Street, that I describe as just a whole different world. Sometimes it is hard
to imagine that they are all parts of the real world.

The Real Dis

-Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at 08:03:32 (MST)
Andwa, again
Happy 30th Pam and Tom T. :-)

-Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at 10:29:57 (MST)
Hey all you Swampsters living in CA its time to vote today so
please please feel the Bern if ya know what I mean. There are a few
other states like New Jersey,Montana,North Dakota,New Mexico who vote
today as well so if you live there feel the Bern. MAKE HISTORY!!!!


-Monday, June 06, 2016 at 22:50:48 (MST)
Soaring Nancy
Jill, I treasure our friendship too, dear friend.

-Sunday, June 05, 2016 at 18:17:33 (MST)
(((Colleen))) ... and love to Muhammad Ali's family. -Michael-
-Saturday, June 04, 2016 at 13:15:01 (MST)

Down with the count but NEVER out !!!!!


-Friday, June 03, 2016 at 22:28:56 (MST)

Much love and prayers for Colleen. (((Colleen)))
-Saturday, May 28, 2016 at 10:32:26 (MST)

Happy birthday to Soaring Nancy. Thanks for so many years of friendship.
-Saturday, May 28, 2016 at 10:28:29 (MST)
Andwa, again

-Saturday, May 28, 2016 at 07:11:25 (MST)

Foreigner was fabulous tonight at Choctaw!


-Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 21:25:49 (MST)
Andwa, again
Kicking back, relaxing, playing some Led Zep. Life is good.

-Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 11:28:17 (MST)


Speaking of someone playing hurt, we ran across Jimmy quite a bit on the Costa
Fortuna. He seemed to like playing the slot machines and so did Rosalee and I.
One morning he showed up with one of his fingers all bandaged up. When we asked
he said that he had reached into the medicine cabinet that morning and found
Susie's razor blade. That night we sat right in front of him and about two
songs in the blood was already seeping through. Later we met up with him and
he said the stage crew was shocked and spent lots of time cleaning up his


-Sunday, May 22, 2016 at 06:04:19 (MST)


I'd love to meet up with you and Honeybear. I don't do Facebook but I will
email Andwa and ask her for your email address.

I got my ticket when they went on sale to the general public on Tuesday the 17th
at noon and have a front row seat in front of Michael. There were some
pre-sales that were available to the Powers-That-Be that started a week
earlier, but there was still this single seat available in front.

I am flying into Milwaukee the morning of and spending the night in Sturgeon
Bay. Seems like everything near Fish Creek had a two-night minimum. The next
day I'm headed to Bayfield for two nights. I'll take the Apostle Island Cruise
(my 1000 Places #201) the morning of the concert there.

Hang on to the good weather until I get there.


-Sunday, May 22, 2016 at 05:05:38 (MST)
Famous Rob
Wow, love this weather here in Wisconsin. Dis. I live about and hour from the Door County, WI venue and going to see if I can get tickets... maybe you can get together with Honeybear and I. You can message me on facebook either at Rob & the Rest or my personal FB page. I hestiate to put my real name out here, but Andwa has my name, email etc and contact info if you have hers etc. Now for the really exciting news, Honeybear and I are going on the Flower Power cruise in Feb=march and will see some of youse. We were on the Costa Fortuna 3 DN cruise, back about 5 or so years, so, who's going ! I tell yoU, the hardest thing about playing guitar again on a regular basis at my age and I now undestnad Barkeep's deal when he had his hand surgry etc, my fingers hurt after palying a gig or practicing a lot... Arthritis or ? don't know.. But this senior age thing and my fingers don't do well..painful ,..

All is well with me and Honeybear...Going to see a band tonight, our bass player Jan K. plays drums in with his son ocassionally.. Rastabilly music/ not exactly sure what that is about, as I'm not familiar with that or steampunk thing. Just old tiem rock & rock!

Love all of youse!
-Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 15:25:21 (MST)


I sent you the prize picture via email. If you don't get it let me know and
provide me again with your email address.

-Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 07:06:49 (MST)
Andwa, again
Cool, Dis. Did you get some pics?
-Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 00:48:58 (MST)

I just had the pleasure of watching my older granddaughter sit right in front of
Laura Bush with about three dozen other kids. Laura read to them the new
children's book that she and Jenna wrote entitled Our Great Big Backyard. It
was about our National Parks. Afterward she walked up to Laura and got a great
big hug! Priceless!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 17:05:55 (MST)

The concert tonight at WinStar was billed as John Fogerty, but it was definitely
Credence Clearwater Revival. There must be some trademark issues. They did 20
CCR songs and 2 newer ones. What a fantastic show! I should have had it on my
bucket list. At one point Fogerty talked at length about his experience at
Woodstock, playing at 2:30 in the morning to one guy way in the back who wasn't
asleep. He referred to his band then as "Creedence Clearwater Revival TM"!

-Friday, May 13, 2016 at 22:01:48 (MST)
The trip to Oregon and northern California was great because I saw some great
scenery and my back held out.

I'm going to see the band on the shores of Lake Michigan on June 17th and the
shores of Lake Superior on June 19th.

-Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 09:13:47 (MST)

I hope you're feeling better, Spacey.
-Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 08:28:56 (MST)

Getting a mild surgery tomorrow. I will have my sinuses packed and I will be breathing through my mouth for a week. I guess there are plenty of guys that manage that every day.

See Mikey, I don't have an accent, it's just been a sinus problem all along. too many allergies and 19 years of living with cats does do some damage.

-Sunday, May 08, 2016 at 23:40:04 (MST)
Northern Light
My neighbor came over and knocked on my door at 2 30 am. Lucky for him I was
still up playing my drums.

-Saturday, May 07, 2016 at 01:24:43 (MST)
Famous Rob
Greetings All.. Been a while..Actually, while I love the Swamp as a watering hole, with relocating there's been no time for any watering hole time.

Honeybear and I are settled in now in a village (quaint hamlet) of 1200. We are located in small retirement type community in the rolling hills of SE Wisconsin, about 30 minutes from Milwaukee. Grew up near here and we are enjoying the area, especially the beer, BRATS! (Barkeep we main-them greasy suckers here, bun and all...so good) and the the cheese. Our family (grandkids) and many "cozins" are nearby. And I'm on my way to getting famous again!

My old bandmates and I have reunited as most of us have been blessed to be alive all these years yet. We lost one some years ago but 5 of us are about to hit the road and are trying to become retirement rock stars. Rob & The Rest came into being in 1966, so we are about to launch the 50th anniversary reunion tour! I actually have to admit one of favorite guitars(well I I just have 2), well, it hadn't been played for so long that when I replaced the strings, two of them had some rust on them....

Anyway we are on facebook as Rob & The Rest, and the web(we aren't showing up in search yet, so its robtherest.com deal with prefix www. Some pix from the old days, and pix of us today. we could us a few likes on facebook to get us over the magic 100 mark so ..

It's cold today after 70 plus yesterday, this is the craywiest spring I did ever seen.

I see the Barkeep is going to be up the road in Door county in about 6 or 7 weeks, I hope I ain't doing a gig then, nice to to see the Dogs rock again....

God bless of youse and as Cory used to say, God Bless our troops and God Bless America


-Wednesday, May 04, 2016 at 12:27:39 (MST)

Remember Mikey We don.t need no stinking badges !!!

Love and Nykes to All.

-Tuesday, May 03, 2016 at 18:49:28 (MST)
Andwa, again
Friends, my sister would like a copy of Cory's solo albums. Does anyone have CD versions who could burn copies for her? Or maybe you know where she can buy them?

Thank you for your help. 😃
-Monday, May 02, 2016 at 05:42:54 (MST)


Thanks for the notes. I'll be on the lookout for these places.

Strawberry Fields was entertaining but not earth shattering. I asked the man
that is The Creative Curator of Arlington Music Hall how the contact with Three
Dog Night was going and he said they were working with them for next season,
which he further defined as after Christmas.

Our next performance up is John Fogerty at WinStar two days after we get back
from the trip.

-Friday, April 29, 2016 at 21:28:51 (MST)

dis, We've been sticking to the northern Coast for a few years now. In Newport I suggest going to Izzy's for lunch. The view is incredible. The food is pretty good. They will custom make a pizza for the buffet in your favourite toppings and crust preference. Right next to it is a National park where you can get right down into the tidal pools.
Further down the coast is Shore Acres. There is an admission cost for both of these places, but well worth it. The light house by the river in Newport is interesting. The aquarium on the south side of the river is good. Keiko used to live there. I'm afraid that most of my time spent on the southern part of the coast was spent looking for child friendly spots.
Florence is a lovely town, but growing. Honeyman Park has a nice shallow warm freshwater swimming hole.

-Friday, April 29, 2016 at 16:42:09 (MST)


The Oregon Coast may have to do it for me. It's not like I've done them in
order, but Hawaii is my only state left to see. I just ain't sure how much more
is in the doctor's bag of injections and opiates. I am eyeballing a couple
of Three Dog Night performances in Wisconsin in June, both in different areas,
on two different Great Lakes, two days apart. One is on June 17th at Fish
Creek on Lake Michigan and is easily accessible via a cheap Southwest nonstop to
Milwaukee. The other takes a bit more effort, but, with the free day for me
(private work day for the boys), the 300 mile drive to Bayfield on Lake
Superior would give me some pretty new scenery to see and cheese to eat. Maybe
I should wait until I'm back from this Oregon/California trip be for I book.

But, most importantly, Spacey, I am going to see Strawberry Fields at Arlington
Music Hall tomorrow evening, and I am going to report to you what I saw as soon
as I can.


-Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 23:56:35 (MST)

We have researched this out pretty well based on past experiences, AAA, Scenic
Highways & Byways, and Google Maps, but would be proud incorporate food and
sights based on your experiences.

The skeleton outline (airports and hotels) is:
Portland (arrive 2:30PM) -> Cascade Locks
Astoria (WA side Bonneville to Maryhill then back OR side thru Portland)
Gold Beach
Klamath (after Chris kayaks the Rogue River)
Portland (depart 10:10AM)

-Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 23:11:52 (MST)

Dis, I can tell you many wonderful places to see and eat at on the Oregon Coast. I love that place more than Hawaii!!!

Thanks Nancy.

-Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 22:41:40 (MST)

I saw the doctor this afternoon. He gave me my second in a series of three
epidural steroid injections between L4 and L5 where, for s few years the pain
of sciatica, due to a stenosis, due to scoliosis, due to polio, has gotten
progressively worse. Scoliosis makes me a lousy candidate for surgery. I
did great after the first one two weeks ago and am doing greater after the
touch up today. Before the procedure today the doctor and I agreed to hold off
scheduling the third because of the progress being made.

I will give it a test Monday when my son and I fly to Portland, OR and do the
Columbia River Gorge, Oregon Coast, California Redwoods and super slab back to

-Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 21:21:00 (MST)
Soaring Nancy
If I come back as a comic in my next life, I am so hiring Spacey to write material for me!!!

-Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 17:34:17 (MST)

... and I saw Mommy kissy Santa Claus....

-Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 00:54:21 (MST)
I saw Johnny Rivers at WinStar yesterday. He is still singing and playing
guitar in his unique style. He played all his favorites and most of them he
played the way I'm used to. He did play some new re-styled version of Midnight
Special. Why? It is hard to imagine he was opening at the Whisky a Go Go 52
years ago!
-Monday, April 25, 2016 at 07:29:24 (MST)

I may have mentioned this before, but in 1976, having just returned from
working three years in the oil fields in the Ecuadorian Oriente rainforest, my
nephew, who was 15 or so at the time, asked me if I would take him and two of
his friends to see Pink Floyd. I told him I would and picked the three of them
up at the airport in my brand spanking new Montalbanish Chrysler Cordoba. At 27
I had an Establishment hair cut, wore Establishment clothes, and had an
Establishment car. As we were all standing in Rice Stadium before the concert,
I smelled something really strange and pungent. I put two and two together and
deduced that this must be that marijuana I had heard about. About that time,
the announcer went on the public address system to make an announcement to the
60,000 or so gathered. "Would the owner of a silver 1976 Chrysler Cordoba,
Texas license plate xxxxxxx, please tend to your vehicle, it is leaking
gasoline." At that instance I deduced that someone passing through the
parking lot didn't like my clothes, hair cut, or car, and was in possession of
an ice pick. I went to my car and confirmed my evaluation, walked to the
convenience store across the street, bought some chewing gum, returned to the
car and fixed the car for the evening and returned to the stadium to watch
the concert and the shirtless babes bouncing on their boyfriends shoulders.

Yesterday just before noon my sister texted me to tell me that Prince had
passed away and asked me if I remembered taking her son and his two friends
to the Pink Floyd concert. I assured her that I most certainly did. She told
me that one of his friends had joined Prince as his engineer and that my nephew
had been invited to Paisley Park this past New Year's Eve, where he danced with
Prince's mother and his lady drummer.

-Friday, April 22, 2016 at 14:10:50 (MST)
Northern Light
Jill do you mean you went to BAMA just for the bed ?? Was your meal at Applebees
Appelishous ?? Ya the high life. Tell us another one you go on vacation to the gulf and you are part of Mikeys entourage and to top it off you are eating out
at Applebees if that is not the high life I do not know what is. nyuk I guess
its back to spaget and lamb chops at your place with vintage wine to wash it
down. I heard you take a champagne bath every day except Sunday which is a shower. Not to mention the bed. Jill you listen up the Field Mouse may be fast
and sneeky but the Owl can see at night. Then there is Mikey but that is for another day. I will just say he is the kind of guy who would steal a fly from a
blind spiders web. To be continued.

-Friday, April 22, 2016 at 12:50:06 (MST)

Many years ago a very wise person told me to add "in bed" at the end of the
fortune that comes in your Chinese Fortune Cookie. Try it. It's a Hoot!!

-Friday, April 22, 2016 at 10:24:50 (MST)

Disregard the word "bed" in previous post. I was writing something else, then deleted it, but missed that one word.
-Friday, April 22, 2016 at 08:05:08 (MST)

Like so many others, I am stunned at the loss of Prince. What an amazing talent! I wish I had been able to see him perform in person. We were in Appebee's last night and they were playing all Prince songs

When I saw Paul McCartney several years ago, I don't recall anything really political. He did mention the land mines, but that was when he was still married to wife #2. So glad you got to see him, Spacey.

Was that Mikey that flew through here?? I haven't seen him in so long, I'm not sure I'd recognize him.

Hubby's 2 week vacation ends today and he's not happy about it. Technically, he could retire this summer, but even with SS, IRAs, retirement, etc..., it's not enough to live on and believe me, we don't live the high life.

We just spent 10 days in Gulf Shores, AL while attending a family reunion, then hung around for the next 5 days. Other than the reunion, watching the Blue Angels in Pensacola was the highlight of the trip! bed. It was raining, but they did their practice anyway, but the second day was much worse weather-wise. We hope to go back someday and maybe the beach will be more appealing. When the weather was nice, we were at the reunion, then we had one nice day (70s) and then lots of rain. That was our first vacation since 2007 and there may not be anymore due to the cost. Sometimes, I wish I knew how long we will live so we'd know if we should live it up more now or hang onto it for the future. The sensible part of us says we need to be cautious. We would never have gone to ALl if not for the reunion.

Last weekend, my 63 year old stepbrother had a heart attack, followed by triple bypass surgery. He's lucky to be alive and I hope he will give up the cigarettes that certainly aren't helping him. Two days before that, my stepsister's boyfriend was riding his motorcycle and was struck by a van. He slid right under the van and has multiple serious injuries and is on a ventilator. The outlook for recovery is extremely slim. He was wearing the best possible helmet, a leather jacket, jeans and boots, so he did everything right to protect himself. Had he been wearing a cheaper made helmet, he would have been hurt even worse, though in this case, I don't think anything will help. It's heartbreaking. I've known this man for many years and my stepsister and his family are devastated. I know we hear it all the time, but I will say it again: PLEASE WATCH OUT FOR MOTORCYCLES!!
-Friday, April 22, 2016 at 08:01:11 (MST)
Northern Light
Mikey it is time for you to pay attention and heed my words. The time has come for the Matador to dance with the blind Shoemaker.


-Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 19:01:02 (MST)

He was very entertaining, not political.

-Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 11:08:13 (MST)


I know McCartney is a bit political at times. Did he keep it to himself during
the show?

-Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 08:38:31 (MST)

I just saw McCartney. WOW
-Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 01:12:34 (MST)
Andwa, again
No date, Alison. He was a kid.
-Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 23:21:26 (MST)

Well, how did the date go?

-Monday, April 18, 2016 at 14:24:14 (MST)
Andwa, again
So the kid at the drive through tried to pick me up tonight. I'm old enough to be his grandmother, for Pete's sake! Laughable.
-Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 21:20:01 (MST)
Soaring Nancy
Hello Michael and everyone!
-Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 20:01:32 (MST)
Just poking my head in the swinging doors to say "hi" to youz guyz and goils. More peanuts for the dance floor, Wiggins. -M-
-Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 09:40:09 (MST)

MICHAEL not MICHEL. first thing in the morning, no glasses on. DUH
-Monday, April 11, 2016 at 09:00:44 (MST)

Good morning Michel, have a wonderful week, you darlin' boy!!!!

-Monday, April 11, 2016 at 08:59:23 (MST)

I saw Eddie Money this evening at the Arlington Music Hall. He drew a pretty
large number of avid fans and he sang and played his heart out. He really
connected with the audience. The encore, of course, was "Two Tickets To

-Saturday, April 09, 2016 at 20:33:36 (MST)
I saw The Platters this evening at Arlington Music Hall down the road. It was
good entertainment and it was interesting to hear that back in the 50s records
had only two labels, purple labels if the artists were black and orange labels
if the artists were white. DJ's could play orange labels anytime but purple
labels only after 6PM. He introduced a song by saying a DJ played this purple
label song at 2PM and everyone called in to find out who the artists were and
that it why we have The Platters today. The song was "Only You".

I asked The Man at AMH if he had a chance to try to get a booking with Three Dog
Night and he said he had his people talking to their people. I believe him,
especially when he told me about the band going on a cruise. That is pretty
fresh news for him to know about otherwise.

-Friday, April 08, 2016 at 20:50:23 (MST)
Northern Light
RIP Merle Haggard

A huge legend in Country Music will be missed. He was 79 at the time of his
passing. Today was Merle'S Birthday.

-Wednesday, April 06, 2016 at 10:57:36 (MST)
Andwa, again
Rosalee, yes. We're already booked.
-Sunday, April 03, 2016 at 08:55:49 (MST)

Styx was quite entertaining . . . good music and high energy on the stage,
sort of like REO Speedwagon with an added dimension. They have steps up to a
platform at the back of the stage behind the drummer and several of the artists
took a few trips up there. For me the star was the keyboardist, who's keyboard was on a swivel. He spent all night doing circles as he played and sang. On
several occasions he played some pretty fancy stuff backed up to the instrument. When he was playing he was dancing all over the stage, including
the rear platform and on top the keyboards. He also did some solo stuff to give
the others a break. He does a mean Elton John and has a great voice.

-Sunday, April 03, 2016 at 08:42:20 (MST)
Andwa, a day late for April Fools. Are you serious about the cruise?
-Sunday, April 03, 2016 at 08:38:09 (MST)
Andwa, again
I see TDN (among others acts) will be doing another cruise. Sis and I are booked. Anyone else?
-Saturday, April 02, 2016 at 16:08:43 (MST)

Tomorrow it is off to watch my granddaughter lead the Bobcat Cubs to victory on
the soccer field. Then it'll be the best fried oysters anywhere for lunch at
Hook, Line and Sinker. Finally it's off to Choctaw Casino for the Styx Concert.
On Sunday I'll head over to WinStar Casino for a day of "bell and whistle"
therapy. I have gotten used to a half dozen games, and that's all I will play.
Choctaw has about four machines I will sit down at. WinStar has a whole big
bunch (and a free night!).

-Friday, April 01, 2016 at 18:46:20 (MST)

The first 45 RPM record was released on this day in 1949 by RCA Victor. It was
one of my favorites, "Texarkana Baby" by Eddie Arnold.

-Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 09:15:08 (MST)

Thanks Wowa. I sure do miss Fogbrat. Michael always speaks glowingly of her.

-Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 22:47:55 (MST)
Spacey, I got your "hermit" reference, I've seen him, but not his hermit. Guess that makes him a real gentleman.

Norm, I'm out of hooch here, I need a double.

Stopped at the bank today, went to the drive thru as usual. They always take their time, so I figured I had time for a big yawn, I opened up to do so, and belched a good one, just as the gal came on-screen to help me. I kept watching her face for some sign that she'd caught that belch, but couldn't tell if she was hiding a laugh. Could be the rumble of my cars exhaust drowned it out. If not, at least I provided their laugh for the day, HA!

Latest taters
-Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 16:10:40 (MST)
Excuse the dangling partnerciple.
-Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 10:21:46 (MST)

I have to give Rosalee double credit for finding Arlington Music Hall for me.
She saw something on TV about Babe's Chicken Dinner that serves the best fried
chicken in Texas. I went to the original Babe's in Roanoke and absolutely
loved it. I saw where they had eight other locations and I have eaten at eight
of the nine. I took Rosalee and Lily to the one in Arlington on a couple of
occasions and the second time, as we were walking to the car,. we passed in
front of the theater next door. She noticed a sign announcing the Jefferson
Starship show and pointed it out to me. I went to the show and was impressed
with the 1071 seat venue and have been working towards Three Dog Night getting
booked there. I've spoken with The Man at the music hall as well as passing it
up through TDN channels.

I have now seen Jefferson Starship, and The Devonshires there. And I have
tickets to see Eddie Money, The Oak Ridge Boys, Herman's Hermits, and BJ Thomas
there. Some other attractions booked there are Charley Pride, The Bellamy
Brothers, Vicky Lawrence and Mama, an Abba tribute group from Sweden, and many
more including Foghat. Now that reminded me of the times several years ago
when Fogbrat used to post on this Board while plugging maple trees and cooking
down the sap and making syrup with her partner in Vermont. Rosalee used to
reply to some of her posts and very innocently call her "Frogbat", which just
drove Fogbrat crazy!!!!! Ahhhhhh the good old days!

-Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 10:17:00 (MST)
Sorry I put the Code in the Name space. It was early!
-Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 09:22:02 (MST)


I got your joke. I know where your mind is. I told you where to look for
"Herman's hermit". I knew what you were implying about his "hermit", so I
replied to that as well as giving you and Andwa good info on where to see a
great band near your respective locations. Jeez, do I have to explain

-Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 06:27:38 (MST)

So a dyslexic man walks into a bra..... PMS jokes are not funny. Period.

-Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 01:19:14 (MST)

Nobody gets the joke "Has anyone seen Herman's hermit?". Pardon my language, but when I have to start explaining my jokes..... egadz. Please get your minds back in the gutter.

-Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 21:54:21 (MST)
I have seen them with Dis. Peter dedicated an entire concert to Lily. Yes, my Lily. We were in the front row, he asked her what her name was when he saw her clapping her hands and watching him, and then he used her name as a substitute for a few of the song lyrics. Such a special night. I will never forget Peter and his kindness. Lily is a Three Dog Night fan, at six years old but that night was special. She also met Bill Medley and went to his concert last year. He autographed an album for her and talked to us a while. At our last meet and greet Paul gave her a guitar pick, which she cherishes and shows to everyone. Then she made a special joke just for him. I videotaped it and sent it to his facebook. It was a good one. She loves "Mr. Paul". She got incredibly shy when it was time to meet "Mr. Michael" and said so. She waited jumping up and down until she actually got in front of him, then said, "I'm nervous." when it was her turn to say Hi. Danny makes a big deal over her light up Sketchers so she wears them to every concert.
Yep, she gets around for a six year old. Ha!
Spring Break starts for us on Friday through next week. Looking forward to sleeping in and relaxing. We've had bronchitis for nine days. I got us antibiotics and cough medicine yesterday from the doctor and Lily got a breathing treatment. Ready for this to be OVER. Hope everyone is healthy and safe Love to all.
Take care and God bless. Save a seat for me in the Mikey show.
-Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 16:57:25 (MST)

Herman's Hermits are headed to the UK mid-April for six weeks of shows in
different cities practically every day, but Spacey, if you are looking for the
hermit you might try the Point Casino in Kingston, WA on 6/11, or The Historic
Everett Theater in Everett, WA on 12/3 if you don't want to take the ferry.
Andwa, they will be at the Outside Liberty Bank in St. Cloud on 6/24.

-Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 07:12:59 (MST)
Andwa, again
Spacey, I saw them many, many moons ago, but not recently. It was a good show, even though I can't give you any specifics.

-Monday, March 21, 2016 at 22:38:16 (MST)
Northern Light
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Show. Mikey Allsup is brought to you by Jim Bob"s Possum Fat in a can. Cook all
your meals with Jim Bob,s and our kids and kin will be smacken their lips holleren
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cent can. That means you only spent a little part of a dime for a can. Get some
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Get your self some Milk Biscuits. Milk Biscuits will make your eyes shine,your
skin will feel soft like cream. Milk Biscuits will make your teeth white and
make you look beautiful all over.

HOOCH will take you to a new world, cure your aches and pains. Not to mention
it will make you feel above average. So pick up a jug or a jar real soon.
The Mikey Allsup show is also sponcered by JACKS BEEF JERKY. Its jerky as it was ment to be and you can,t find better beef anywhere. Get a mouth full of beef with Jacks Jerky tREATS.

So thanks for stopping by and support our sponsers.

-Monday, March 21, 2016 at 19:35:58 (MST)

Have any of the ladies here seen Herman's hermit?

-Monday, March 21, 2016 at 12:16:16 (MST)

Friday night I saw the Devonshires at the Arlington Music Hall just up the
road. They put on a very entertaining show featuring 60's and 70's classic
rock. I recommend seeing them if they come your way.

Tonight I saw Herman's Hermits Starring Peter Noone in Longview about 150 miles
down the road. They always do a great show. In August of 2014 I saw them at
the South Point Hotel in Las Vegas. With the permission of the hotel, after
the last show I took one of their 4-foot styrofoam double sided posters that
they set on top of the slot machines to advertise the show. That poster has ridden 3500 miles in the backseat of my car and is the centerpiece of band
memorabilia displayed in my sunroom, featuring Michael's pick, Cory's Poop Dog
cap, and autographed Three Dog Night, Herman's Hermits and Paul Revere and the
Raiders photos. I got Peter to autograph the poster this evening. It goes
back on the wall when I get back tomorrow.

-Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 21:13:51 (MST)
So sorry I missed your big day. I've been hit with the bug, a head cold and not doing much of anything. I hope you know how much you are appreciated and loved today and every day, even though it's late.
-Friday, March 18, 2016 at 16:56:41 (MST)

Thank you for the birthday wishes, you're the best!!!

-Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 22:52:00 (MST)

Well, Frank Sinatra Junior died this afternoon. I guess they really are dropping like flies.

Perhaps it was better in the 70s when rock stars were just dropping their flies.

-Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 19:56:54 (MST)
Happy Double Hump Day, Swampsters! Today marks halfway through March and
halfway through the work week (as I remember it). This one is special as it
marks the start of the two-day Happy Double Hump/St. Patrick's Day Celebration.
Happy St. Paddy's Day, Danny!

Also two humps reminds me of the joke that the sloth told I "Zootopia". Well,
the joke wasn't that funny, but the delivery was hilarious and definitely
worth the price of admission!


-Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 08:24:05 (MST)
Eighty friggin' nine degrees and we still have another week of winter. That
Pennsylvanian Rodent is a GENIUS!
-Monday, March 14, 2016 at 14:38:38 (MST)
Sorry I missed your birthday Spacey, hope you had a great day!
-Sunday, March 13, 2016 at 12:24:02 (MST)


-Sunday, March 13, 2016 at 01:19:52 (MST)
Hey Spacey... SEX!!

Happy Birthday darlin'. Love ya! xoxoxo

El Chef-O
-Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 21:49:47 (MST)
Soaring Nancy
Happy Birthday, Spacey. May it be all you want.
-Friday, March 11, 2016 at 16:12:22 (MST)
Andwa, again
The world has lost another musical legend today. Keith Emerson has passed away.

This is shaping up to be a very sad day with losing Keith tooday and Jimmy a year ago.

-Friday, March 11, 2016 at 14:02:20 (MST)

Happy birthday to our crazy and wonderful, Spacey. I hope you have a great day!
-Friday, March 11, 2016 at 08:50:49 (MST)

Remembering our dear Jimmy on this one year anniversary. Prayers of comfort to Heather, her children and Jimmy's band mates on this sad day.
-Friday, March 11, 2016 at 08:44:24 (MST)
Well, I'm the last one to the party. Sorry Folks, you know me, I'm usually a day early but the new place has me busy.
Happy, Happy Birthday to the redheaded Brakeep! Can't wait to see you again and get one of those famous hugs. Hope your day was fabulous and filled with love and hugs. Many, many more wished for you and love along every step of the way.
You know you are our favorite.
Take care and God bless.
-Thursday, March 10, 2016 at 10:04:28 (MST)
Steve again
Uh...I meant "better late than never". My typing and $1 are worth about a quarter today...
-Wednesday, March 09, 2016 at 10:42:05 (MST)
Happy Birthday, Seor Allsup, AKA The Barkeep! Drinks are on me. I was going to say drinks are on the house, but it's your house. ;-)

And a belated Happy Birthday to Mawia. Better a day late than ever. Was going to wish you one on FB yesterday but had a big brain fart. My humble apologies!

Cheers to all!

The Prodigal Chef

-Wednesday, March 09, 2016 at 10:40:54 (MST)
Susan (Colorado)
Sneaking in late - Happy Birthday, Michael !!
-Wednesday, March 09, 2016 at 04:43:55 (MST)
Danny & Susan Tawd
HAPPY BIRTHDAY GWOVER! We hope your having a GREAT one!
-Tuesday, March 08, 2016 at 21:04:57 (MST)
Rock N Roll Widow
Happy Birthday Michael.

Twp great concerts at the Rose and Canyon Club. Wonderful to hear Danny lavished all that much-deserved praise for you.

Enjoyed Paul's rendition of One, and Pat's Mama Told Me. Indeed, enjoyed both shows a lot.

Party on.
-Tuesday, March 08, 2016 at 20:16:42 (MST)
Wishing the happiest of birthdays to our "M & M"s -- Michael & Maria! Hope the year ahead brings many blessings to you both!!!

Hugs and love,
-Tuesday, March 08, 2016 at 16:16:55 (MST)

Happy birthday to Maria

-Tuesday, March 08, 2016 at 15:17:02 (MST)
Soaring Heart Nancy
Happy Birthday, Michael. May the day and year ahead be filled with fun adventures and lots of love.

Happy Birthday, Maria. Wishing you an extra fun day and year.
-Tuesday, March 08, 2016 at 13:31:36 (MST)
Happy Birthday, Mikey! I hope you have a wonderful day and a great year ahead (it can only get better, right?)

Thanks, Jill!

-Tuesday, March 08, 2016 at 13:07:02 (MST)
Happy birthday Mikey! (((Barkeep)))
-Tuesday, March 08, 2016 at 12:39:08 (MST)
Andwa, again
Happy, happy birthday to our much loved Barkeep!


-Tuesday, March 08, 2016 at 11:03:09 (MST)

Happy birthday to Maria! I hope you have a wonderful day!
-Tuesday, March 08, 2016 at 08:14:40 (MST)

Sending love and (((Hugs))) to Mikey on his birthday. Praying that this next year will be better than the last one. Happy Birthday, Mikey.

-Tuesday, March 08, 2016 at 08:12:32 (MST)
Happy International Women's Day, Spacey!
Happy Birthday, Michael!
-Tuesday, March 08, 2016 at 07:33:43 (MST)

HAPPY BOITHDAY MIKEY!!!!!!!!!!! We love yous.
-Tuesday, March 08, 2016 at 05:40:09 (MST)
Happy birthday, sweet Mikey. XOX
-Tuesday, March 08, 2016 at 04:13:45 (MST)

Sgt. Hooch reporting for duty! *hic*

Hi Spacey! :-* Howdy Barkeep, come join the party!

The Inebriated Chef

-Saturday, March 05, 2016 at 23:20:43 (MST)
I can bring some brats to barbeque. Who's got the hooch?
-Saturday, March 05, 2016 at 17:01:18 (MST)

Here come da judge. Here come da judge. Da court is in session, now here come da judge.

Hi Steve!

-Saturday, March 05, 2016 at 12:40:51 (MST)
Did somebody say wet T-shirts?

Chef Steve
-Saturday, March 05, 2016 at 11:38:05 (MST)

so, who wants to help me hang the decorations for the big party next Tuesday. I already have Kenowski and chef Steve down as judges for the wet t shirt contest. We have no entries as of yet. Brakeep, care to nominate anyone?

-Friday, March 04, 2016 at 19:00:45 (MST)
Sorry to hear of the passing of George Kennedy. George In my mind was one of
the best supporting actors there ever was. He played the serious roles as well
as the funny roles in movies like Airplane and Police Squad. A very versitle
actor was George who was 91 when he passed.

-Monday, February 29, 2016 at 19:44:36 (MST)
Famous Rob,
Well I guess my dream of one day eating one of your famous funnel cakes is at an end. Congratulations anyway. I have spent a few days in Wisconsin in Steven's Point. It was pretty. Not sure where that is from where you are going to be.
Lily and I are settling into life in Libby, Montana. I have about 40 boxes to go to be fully unpacked but it sure looks better than it did Tuesday morning when I started. Still haven't found my can opener or toaster but found my com today and shampoo so we are all ready to bathe and get clean tonight. It's been a long 3 days. Everyone here was so happy to see us. Grocery shopping took an hour at the local store because we had to stop and talk and hug about 20 people. Gotta love those small towns. Everyone knows your business but so long as you have nothing to hide, who cares?
Six men from the church showed up to unload the truck and 2 families have dropped in daily to help with the heavy lifting. Still not allowed to lift over 8 pounds after the spinal cord surgery because one of my vertebrae is being held together with 2 pins so unpacking has been hard.
I did manage to drive 1890 miles in a U-Haul 26 foot truck with a car dolly on the back. That's about 50 feet total and there was a LOT of praying going through the high winds in Nebraska and Wyoming, but we made it without a scratch.
Lily was as cheerful as a little bluebird the entire way, not an unpleasant comment the entire way and we were in the truck about 14 hours a day. She is amazing. She has learned to whistle and practices often, which can get old in a truck so I asked her to keep it to a minimum while we were driving and she complied. So funny, though. We were in Wyoming and got our first view of the mountains and she got so excited. "We must be getting close to Libby! There are mountains!" she exclaimed. I had to laugh. It was two more days before we pulled into the Venture Inn where the band stayed when they performed here last year.
The front desk lady recognized me and we got to talking. When I told her Cory had passed, she got teary eyed and told me he had stopped and talked to her for a while when they were here. She said he seemed like such a wonderful person. I am so proud to be a fan, a member of the fan club, and know some of the band members. Cory and the rest made a lasting impression on the town and everyone who came in contact with them. It's so nice that everyone here loves them. They ARE nice guys and when my favorite place in the world and my favorite band are talked about in the same conversation, I have to admit, it makes me teary eyed, too.
Well, I need to make some dinner and get in the tub. Glad tomorrow is Friday. Lily and I got into a lazy routine home schooling. Now it's back to schedules and making lunch early. She and I are thrilled to be here though and home is where the heart is. Well, we are finally home.
Love to all Swampsters.
-Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 17:57:44 (MST)
Enjoy your retirement, Famous Rob. Sounds like you're working on a pretty good
plan there. I've been retired 16 years now and I sometimes wonder why I ever
worked in the first place. Must've been young and foolish I guess.

This little theater a few miles up the road in Arlington where I saw JEFFERSON
Starship a few days ago is starting to be a pretty good spot for me. I'm going
to see The Devonshires there on March 18. They are going to do their British
Invasion Show. And Herman's Hermits will be there October 14th and BJ Thomas
will be there November 4th. And there's Babe's Fried Chicken next door and The
Grease Monkey (juicy hamburgers) across the street.

-Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at 20:13:42 (MST)
Northern Light
But dear Jill if you retire who will entourage Mikey ????

-Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at 14:52:51 (MST)

Congratulations, Rob! Sounds like a wonderful life. Though I haven't had a real job in several years, I filed for social security yesterday. How did I get this old?? I was offended when AARP began sending me mail when I was still in my 40s, but when I received notice from the Social Security office saying I am now eligible, it didn't take me long to have that form filled out. Yes, I want the money as soon as possible. It won't be enough to change our lifestyle, but every penny helps. When my mother was close to turning 62, she said it was the only birthday she ever looked forward to because she could finally get SS. Unfortunately, she died one month before her first check. In June, I'll be the same age she was when she died and I admit it's a bit unsettling. But now, more than ever, I realize what a gift it is to wake up each day, no matter how crappy I feel or what is happening in my life. Losing Jimmy, Cory and then my best friend, John, all from cancer and within 1 1/2 years, has opened my eyes and helped me to appreciate the little things more and gripe less about the age on my birth certificate.
-Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at 10:12:44 (MST)
Famous Rob
Greeting dear Swampsters. Been Busy...retiring.. I am no longer a card carrying carnie peddling funnels cakes...I am leaving the flatlands of the Minnesota prairie behind. Carney membership card has expired.. Honey Bear retires in 3 weeks and we are going back to Cheeseland after being gone almost 45 years. Who'd a thunk it. Small village of 1200, 2 miles from my long gone grandma's farm. It's place that steps back in time a bit. Have been living there part time since October. 3 more weeks and it will be permanent Love the rolling hills and streams. It's beautiful area known as the Kettle Moraine, and home of great Brats, Summer Sausage, Cheese, Beer and "Friday Night Fish Frys"! Little bars dot the landscape even in the rural areas. got a new watering hole called the Pioneer Keg. People are friendly. I guess you could say its my Modesto, eh Bar ah I mean, Brakeep?

30 minutes from Beer town (MKE) and 45 minutes from Green Bay. Go PACKERS. I plan on a lot of fishing and enjoying nature. AND I m going to be a garage band rock star again!. Myself and 3 of my former band mates are set to go gigging again. Been practicing a bit since October. The legendary garage band group "Rob & The Rest" came into being in 1966, and flopped around Wisconsin for a few years after that...NOW we are about to launch our 50th Anniversary Tour. "The CRS Tour." Can't Remember Sh#T... oops Squat" Yep its for real. We played our last gig a at a old saloon/dance hall place called the "Hitching Post" and they are hosting us for a "Senior" Teen Dance in in early May. We even had groupies and a few of them say they are going to show up. Our set list features many of the 1 Hit wonders of 1966-68 era... plus the Beer Barrel Polka, Blue Skirt Waltz and the Litchenstiener Polka. After all it's Wisconsin.(The other guitar player plays Flugalhorn in a "German" Band." We feature his horn in a few songs, including Donavan's, Mellow Yellow. Be assured "The House Will Rockin."


-Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 09:05:16 (MST)
Just posted asking those who are closest to him to keep me posted. I know how much my facebook and TDN friend's support meant to me a few months ago when I was in the hospital. I'll keep everyone posted with all I know.
Lily and I are finally home. We have driven 3500 miles in 8 days. It's been a long week. She is asleep and I will be there soon.
Love to all Swampsters. I may be off a few days until the internet gets turned on.
Michael, saw a photo of you today on FB. You are ROCKING that beard. LOVE it.
Hugs to all.
-Sunday, February 21, 2016 at 20:53:11 (MST)
Andwa, again
Just checked JR's Facebook page. Seems like he was in a coma but not now. He's apparently had several surgeries, but I don't know what for. Looks like he is recovering, tho.
-Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 23:50:24 (MST)

Wow... We just assume that everyone who used to post is just busy with other things. We need to keep in better contact. Prayers for JR.
-Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 12:38:51 (MST)
Andwa, again
Oh good gosh, Spacey. Let us know what you find out.
-Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 03:46:13 (MST)

I noticed that JR has been very quiet lately, so I posted on his facebook page. A friend of his contacted me to let me know that JR has been in a coma for over a month now.

I'm going to see if I can get more info as this news is very distressing.

-Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 23:41:14 (MST)
Northern Light
Jill okay you are off the hook but next time welllllllllll!!!!! NYUK Dis yes
you slipped there but set yourself right. Now lets get this on the up and up.
There is Starship which bills it self as Starship featuring Mickey Thomas, then
Jefferson Starship and there is Cobra Starship which I do not know alot about.
Jill perhaps you were predisposed with entouraging Mikey ?? Could it be you were
performing in yet another Whitesnake video Jill or a movie ?? When are you going
to show the world more of your videos ??? What is your deal and do not go all
Vegas on me ?? Okay just a tip for those of you who are renewing your subscriptions to your anti virus programs. Check around first as there is a big
difference for the same program and places like Walmart. Best Buy, Amazon etc.
Most are lower and if you hagel a bit the folks will bend. Hence I am paying less for the same product, paying less than last year and I saves $12 BUCKS
for being a penny pinching cheap old man.Better in my pocket than theirs. I am
now paying less with my internet provider per month as I cut my bill in half for
the exact service I am getting so get out there and make them jump and save those pesos for yourself. Do not be like Mikey who pays some guy from Albania
who smells of garlic and cheap smokes an arm and a leg. nyuk That is all.

Stay weird everyone.

-Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 14:28:06 (MST)
My bad. I originally referred to them as Jefferson Starship in my January 29th
post, but then I got lazy and just referred to them as Starship.
-Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 10:09:34 (MST)

Northern Light - The band I saw in 2005 was Starship with Mickey Thomas.

-Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 08:59:38 (MST)
Grammys 2016 - I got home just in time to see Cory's picture come on the screen during the In Memoriium segment. They were playing "Mama Told Me Not to Come" for that portion and I just burst into tears. Cory is so very missed, as is Jimmy.
-Monday, February 15, 2016 at 21:27:58 (MST)
Northern Light
Dis and Jill the bands you saw perform was Jefferson Starship not Starship.
There is a differance between both bands in many ways. Just making the log
correct. If you have not seen on You Tube There is a live Jefferson Starship
performance the day after Pauls passing. It is done well besides the stress
the band was going through that night.


-Monday, February 15, 2016 at 14:26:29 (MST)
Happy Birthday!!!!! Sweet day and lovely night is wished for you.
-Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 13:12:08 (MST)
I enjoyed the Starship encounter last night. The highlight was Cathy Richardson
singing "White Rabbit", but also enjoyed hearing David Freiberg sing and the
lead guitar with his "Embrionic Journey" solo.
-Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 07:09:12 (MST)
Same thing happened to me my first concert without Jimmy, my last with Cory. Dreading my next without either of them. I still can't listen to the CD's without tearing up.
It's funny how we as fans have gotten so emotional over the band members. I do not ever recall fans of any other band having the intense emotional response that TDN fans have to the band as people. Perhaps it is the camaraderie we experience in meet and greets, Facebook, and this site. I can't explain it. I appreciate it though. This group of people has meant so much to me over the last 10 years that it literally changed my life. So happy for the friendships that were formed right here, at the Swamp with you and so many others. Hugs to us all as we forge on the best we can dealing with the loss of Jimmy and Cory. I pray for these band members and their families.
Take care and God bless.
-Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 06:36:36 (MST)

Dis - Several years ago Starship opened for TDN at one of their shows I attended. They were fantastic! I'd go see them again.

-Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 08:44:35 (MST)
I went to the box office today to pick up my tickets for Friday night. I
learned that Paul Kantner had been performing with the band about 60% of the
time over the past several months. Anyway, I'm looking forward to my first
Starship encounter.
-Tuesday, February 09, 2016 at 15:07:10 (MST)
Andwa, again
Mike, good to see you yesterday. You are looking good, sir, despite your back troubles. Hope you get the relief you need. I suffer from chronic back pain, so I know something of what you are experiencing. Best wishes!

Good show last night! Cried through the whole thing, but still glad to have been there.

Take care. XOXO

-Sunday, February 07, 2016 at 11:54:36 (MST)
Andwa, again
Mike, good to see you yesterday. You are looking good, sir, despite your back troubles. Hope you get the relief you need. I suffer from chronic back pain, so I know something of what you are experiencing. Best wishes!

Good show last night! Cried through the whole thing, but still glad to have been there.

Take care. XOXO

-Sunday, February 07, 2016 at 11:31:16 (MST)
Glad to see three more shows added to the tour. Deadwood is such an interesting
area. If you have a chance a visit to the Homestake Gold Mine in nearby Lead
would definitely be worth your while, especially to see the short film at the
visitors center about the neutrino research that is going on there now almost
a mile below the surface.
-Sunday, February 07, 2016 at 09:54:16 (MST)
My sentiments exactly. I woke up at 1:30 and couldn't go back to sleep thinking about Cory and his family and friends today. His children especially are on my mind, as well as Michael and Danny.
When it's Chris' birthday, Lily and I always buy a cake and light candles. She believes that Jesus and her daddy celebrate his birthday together eating pancakes for breakfast (Chris' favorite) and that Daddy gets lots of presents. She came up with that all by herself when she was three and she still believes it. I would like to believe it too. I don't know what Cory's favorite breakfast is, but I hope this morning he and Jimmy are eating it with Jesus and Cory is having a blast opening his gifts. But then, Jimmy said Cory liked to sleep in so perhaps he is resting and looking forward to a long day of fishing.
Whatever he is doing today, I hope he feels the love from this world that is being sent to him whilst we remember his birthday, a special day for those of us who loved his music and appreciate the impact he had on the world.
(((Michael))), love to you as you get through this day in any way you have to. First anniversaries are the worst as you know. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
-Friday, February 05, 2016 at 03:24:48 (MST)
Thinking of Cory & Jimmy ~ and hoping their friends in Rock 'N Roll Heaven are giving them hell of a birthday party this week. Thinking of you too Mikey.

Big hugs . . . .
-Friday, February 05, 2016 at 00:00:36 (MST)
Northern Light
I am sorry to hear of the passing of Maurice White founder of Earth Wind And Fire.

Maurice had not been performing with the band for some time due to illness but
the band continues to perform, If I may say I saw E W &F a number of years ago
and during their performance nobody was seated as we were all up on our feet
dancing. If you do get a chance to see E W & F i recommend seeing their show.
Maurice was 74 years old.

-Thursday, February 04, 2016 at 18:49:32 (MST)
Northern Light
****Notice *****

The red headed Mikey poked his witto head out of his hole in the ground
and he did not see his shadow, Dat is all. nyuk


-Tuesday, February 02, 2016 at 15:46:12 (MST)
Mikey, you are lucky to be surrounded by family and friends who love you. (((Barkeep)))

-Tuesday, February 02, 2016 at 15:37:36 (MST)

If Michael is feeling his age, I bet he will be estatic when he turns 69 next month, eh Mikey?

wink wink, nudge nudge

-Tuesday, February 02, 2016 at 14:39:07 (MST)
(((Michael))) Having had the Grim Reaper pass by my door several times in the last months has made me aware more than ever of my own mortality. Scary to say the least, particularly when I realized that I am a single parent to a little 6 year old that already lost her daddy. I have no one in my life that Lily knows that she can be left to. I have spent many hours tossing and turning and praying and pleading for God to let me live long enough to see her graduate from high school and on her way to adulthood. Now, as a grandmother I had always considered myself pretty young. I am 56. But as a mother to a 6 year old with some serious health issues, I can tell you that it's pretty scary being this old. None of us are given any idea as to when we will take the trip to the Heavenly Father's house. I would like to say that I am trusting in Him to do whatever is right for Lily when the time comes. However, I see kids abused, abandoned, neglected, hurt, and made to feel less than they are and I say, "there but for the grace of God go my children". What to do? No answers.
Sorry that you are feeling your number. I think I am too. It is scary. Perhaps we are just learning to accept and deal with our own mortality. You have been dealt a huge blow, first Jimmy and then a few short months later Cory. I could see the pain in your eyes when we talked about Jimmy's death in Durant. Then just a few weeks later Cory was gone. How hard that must be for you! I'll keep you in my prayers and you keep me in yours. We are both covered that way, huh? Hope to see you at a concert soon. I sure would like to give you something besides a cyber hug but until I can see you for a real hug this one will have to do. God bless you, my Friend. Keep on keeping on. We are counting on you, as so many of your family are.
Love to you and yours. God bless.

-Monday, February 01, 2016 at 19:02:42 (MST)
Susan (Colorado)
Hey Michael - Just wanted to stop by the Saloon to give you a hug. It was great to see the band in Bossier. While pretty emotional for me, you are all doing a great honor to the legacy of TDN and the memories of those we've loved and lost. It was a fantastic show! ((Michael))
-Monday, February 01, 2016 at 12:57:26 (MST)
Northern Light
Sorry Mikey but you are a rock Dude and dat is dat. Norm don't like it but
the difference is you get up on that stage and pick and grin to make your
grocerys. I am the one you pick for er well everyone sitten and watchen.
But you and I and everyone are in dat line and we don't know when our time is
up and you gotta leave.When that almighty house manager says time to go your done
son. I thinks they call it life. Yes it can be sad so enjoy the ride if you
know what I mean cause when the train stops your off and there is no connection
no getten back on its pick up your bags and exit the station. Thats for true!!!

How you is ?? Did you make grocery today?? Hows your feets your teeths and is
your head right ??? Im GLAD for you to see me. Funny how time slips away.

-Friday, January 29, 2016 at 20:57:43 (MST)
Michael, I think you were saying that even those of us who are not rock stars
are not immortal. Is that a triple negative? I have tickets to see Jefferson
Starship 10 miles up the road two weeks from tonight.
-Friday, January 29, 2016 at 15:53:23 (MST)
And even I didn't understand that next to last sentence. Stream of consciousness. Yeh, that's the ticket. -M-
-Friday, January 29, 2016 at 13:41:39 (MST)
This has got to stop. All these deaths. Hitting home big time. I feel like I have just "taken a number" and am in line ... which we all are, of course. Like all of you. Who's next? -M-
-Friday, January 29, 2016 at 13:36:38 (MST)
Northern Light
Yet another rocker has left the stage. Sad to learn the passing of Paul Katner
of Jefferson Starship. I have spoken to my best buddy Mickey Thomas who like
me was shocked at Pauls passing. Mickey said it was Paul that brought him to the
band. They had alot of good times in the past and they had some bad. Mickey
says it was tobad that we could not have over come our differences but he always
respected Paul for his creativity and contribution to music. Paul was 74 years old.

-Friday, January 29, 2016 at 12:58:09 (MST)
Stuart Fischer
Hey Michael,
Back in 2001 I reacted to your post where you quoted Yassir Arafat. We ended up exchanging a few e-mails and then you graciously posted my difference of opinion on your chat page. Shortly after that, I met you at the Milwaukee summerfest when you and TDN performed late that summer. You gave me a backstage pass and it was a wonderful, magical night meeting you and all the guys. I'm going to attend the show at the Pabst Theater in Milwaukee this Feb. 5th. Would love to say hi again if possible. I've been to a lot of TDN shows since I met you that night, but never got an opportunity to say hi again. Look forward to seeing you and the band. I posted a couple of pictures from that time on Jimmy's facebook after he passed as well as Cory's. My e-mail is stuart.fischer@rcn.com All the best my friend.
-Sunday, January 24, 2016 at 23:02:17 (MST)
Good to see old friends communicating effectively.
Brakeep, I was gathering some old photos of the band for Heather Greenspoon and Dawn Wells and found some really great ones of you in concert in Vegas 2010. Think I'll box them up and send them to Madonna to pass along to you. I have them on my computer and on line so I am good. I just thought you might want some with Cory. You guys were obviously having a blast. Happier times.
Lily and I are going to make a short road trip this weekend for a few days with the family and for her to see her dentist that she has been with since she was 18 months old. It will be nice to spend some time on the road again. She and I love road trips and she is so good in the car. Her first one was when she was two. I was dreading it but she was a real trooper. She spent 8 hours a day in the car in her car seat and didn't make a peep. She's my girl, that's for sure.
Sorry for those of you dealing with the storm. Stay warm and inside the house. I never thought much about a fireplace for warmth or food but it comes in handy when the electricity goes out.
Love to all Swampsters.
-Friday, January 22, 2016 at 18:33:00 (MST)
Northern Light
Okay Steve My Bad. You must understand that I am under alot of stress. I got
the BIEBS to worry about then Mikey is constantly holleren at me cause his
Pard is not right or the gumbo is not spicy enough always something with that
rock dude. The other day I slaved at the sewing machine making a nice dress for
Mikey and had to talk him into it until he put it on and went on the road. Steve
it an,t easy being me. So donot go rouge on me Mr.nyuk. I think the DJ on the
radio heard us cause he apologized that he was a year late with the news about
Dallas. Just for the record I donot do FB Twitter and all that stuff. Like Robin
Williams said I do shitter. Every body does !!!! Wowa do not drink the water
just hang in there as I got a batch of HOOCH comming your way. I just have to
empty the tub and put them in jars. It still has to mellow for a while.
Dis yes Peter does do a good show and he is a nice fellow as I met him a few years back. Dis the big question is will we survive the 5th wave ???
Okay everyone have a nice weekend ahead and America could use some heat. Global
warming my ass.

-Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 22:01:27 (MST)
Norm, no worries. But I remember Dallas passing away quite some time back, which really saddened me at the time. I'm a big fan. Here's the info:



I wasn't directing my frustration at you at all, my friend. It's just that a lot of people on sites like Facebook have been posting deaths of celebrities who have left us some time back as being recent. Again, not funny or appreciated. Mostly a lot of scam sites, or folks that mistakenly them as fact. Hey, it happens.

Anyhoo, Just wanted to set the record straight. We're good here. :-)

Chef Steve
-Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 19:16:52 (MST)
I'm glad to see more Tour Dates! Arizona Cardinals Stadium?????

The Hermits Concerts were fun as usual. Peter singing Hermits songs is great,
but him doing Johnny Cash, Mick Jagger, Elton John etc is hilarious. Yesterday
he didn't spot any youngsters in the audience to give CD's to as he always does
so he just asked for any youngster out there to come up to the stage. Finally
one of us old geezers walked up there with cane in hand. Peter reached for his
cane and threw it up on the stage and exclaimed "See he can walk!" You just
never know what to expect from him. His Noonatic following held number signs
up at the beginning of each show. At the 8th show, he reached out and accepted
a sign with the big number "8" on it and was singing and displaying it to the
audience. Then he turned to his band members and rotated the sign 90 degrees
and held it to his chest and didn't miss a beat!

It was a fun break but it's always nice to get back home.

-Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 09:04:12 (MST)
Northern Light
Steve I heard about Dallas Taylor passing on Jan 18 16 from the radio.
Ichecked online and there are alot of sites saying the same. Its the first
that I heard of Dallas passing. I don t want to fuss about it as it is sad
alot of our music stars are leaving the stage so to speak. Most important
I can assure you that I was not making fun of a sad bad situation for Dallas
or anybody for that matter. Norm is a guy that loves a laugh or two and with
all that is going on in the world we ALL could use a laugh but Norm does not
find a person passing on funny. Never have never will. Yes I said NEVER. So if
me just passing on info is wrong then I am sorry but your going to have to
show me otherwise. I hope you were just joking??

-Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 19:38:50 (MST)
FYI- Dallas Taylor passed away on 1-18-15. Not this year. There's been a lot of these postings on the net, as if people wish to just add to the heap. Not funny...

Mini-rant over. Gotta get back to the scullery....

Chef Steve
-Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 18:00:50 (MST)
Dallas Taylor drummer for Crosby Stills Nash and Young has passed at age 66.
It was not known of the cause.
Drummer for Mot The HOOPLE Mr Griffith has passed at the age of 67. This on
just off the wire so it is Breaking from the BBC,

Yes very sad so many leave this place. The bad part of life for sure.

-Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at 15:59:24 (MST)
Donna, yes we do. Here's one from me to you.
I can't understand. Sees like every time I turn my computer on someone else has died. It's depressing and I don't know how much more of that I can stand. Going without Internet and cable for a while might just be a blessing. Ya'll wake me when it's over.
Doing homework with Lily today. It's hard to be us right now. She's trying to catch up on 6 months of studies in a few weeks and I am trying to figure out how to keep her on task. We are both pretty stressed.
I'm not sure what to think about things lately. So many puzzling things in my life. I wish I drank. It might be good to take a break. I don't know. I think I would just probably wake up with a hangover and realize the problems are still there.
Got some really disturbing news and am trying to deal with it. I've just come to the realization that some folks are just destined to deceive and lie and you are best just to separate yourself from it. When they are family or close friends it's easier said than done. It hurts. I'm already fragile from the emotional beating I've taken with my health problems and the recent deaths and this may be affecting me harder than usual because of that. I'm pretty tough and resilient most days. I try and let things roll off my back. I just hate it when it happens. I've lost so much already. Can't really stand the thought of losing more. I'm sure in 5 years I won't remember what happened today. I hope not. Maybe I should try and think like that. I used to say that when something uncomfortable happened. It's true in most cases. Maybe today will be like that.
For now I'm just going to snuggle up on the sofa with Lily and read for half an hour. She's really happy to be with me all day. I have to say it sure has made a difference for me as well. Her little smiles and hugs just keep me going.
Hope everyone is happy and healthy.
Take care and God bless Swampsters.
Love to all.
-Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at 15:09:03 (MST)
Wow - I have to say that Rock 'n Roll Heaven has more than enough members right now. We need them here too. A bit numb tonight listening to so many iconic, beautiful Eagles songs. Rest peacefully Glenn Frey ~ give Cory & Jimmy a hug from me please.

Michael, did you ever have an opportunity to meet Glenn?

Hugs all around ~ we need them . . .

-Monday, January 18, 2016 at 23:58:41 (MST)
Talk about there being a "hole in the world tonight". Geez!
-Monday, January 18, 2016 at 19:10:47 (MST)
Glen Frey of the Eagles just passed away. DAMN! When is this going to stop? He was 67! Angers and frustrates me. I thought all this modern medicine was supposed to be PROLONGING our lives. What's going on right now?
Sick of this!
Sorry for the rant and rave. This is just so SAD.
-Monday, January 18, 2016 at 15:24:29 (MST)
(((Michael))), because I know grief has no set timeline.
Robin gave a very good report of the show and was so happy to spend loads of time after the concert with you guys. Like I said, wish I could have been there. That would have made my year. I'll try and find one soon.
Lily and I are taking advantage of time in a quiet house with just us two to clean out closets and repack things. I'm going to make a huge trip to Goodwill today. Most of her old clothes that she can't wear any longer. The house is a mess right now in the bedroom and pool room, but it will be clean and organized soon. Staying busy but going very slow. My strength level is still very low and I am restricted to the max. My vertebrae at the top of my neck is still in two pieces, held together by a pin, and holding up my neck is about as hard a chore as it can handle. This surgery sucks.
Hi to White Russian, and lots of others we don't hear from too often. Miss you all here. I'm sure Michael does also. Come on in! The water is fine!
Love to all Swampsters.
-Monday, January 18, 2016 at 10:54:06 (MST)
Thanks for the good feedback, Norm and Spacey. Sounds like Circus Circus isn't
the place I hoped it would be, but also sounds like Vegas may be somewhat
family friendly with a little research. Rosalee and I walked all over The Strip
15 years ago when we were young and healthy, well OK, I was old but healthy. We
walked through Circus Circus then and it seemed to be in pretty good shape at
the time.

Norm, Herman's Hermits Starring Peter Noone is always a good show. They play at
the South Point Hotel twice a year. They'll be back March 11-13. I saw them
there in August of 2014. My son and I are taking a cheap Southwest flight in
the morning to catch them at Busch Gardens in Tampa for three days. I'll take
in eight shows, but he retains thinks better and will probably just take in one
or two shows.


-Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 21:13:22 (MST)

My husband and daughters just came home from Vegas last night. They stayed at the Excalibur. They usually stay there or next door at the Luxor. Their room rates are good but the resort tax got them. Money well spent though. Hubby took the bus to Safeway and got groceries which saved them tons of money. They also used the Entertainment book, which we always get for area we travel to. Buy one get one kind of coupons. Instead of gambling, they hung out in the Excalibur arcade and scored tons of ticket/coupons for prizes. (last time I went, some 8 year old tried to make off with 200 of mine that I won on the skiball). The Orleans at one time had babysitting services. Burton is playing there tonight and tomorrow night. The Guess Who were at the Golden Nugget last night. I doubt they will run into each other in the elevator.
As my husband is one of the most "economical" travellers, he googles ahead of time and studies where he is going. Most of their entertainment is free or cheap. They walk almost everywhere or bus it.
If they want a show, the girls have to pay for it out of their own funds. Last year they sat through one of those 4 hour time shares spiels so they could get free tickets for Thunder Down Under. They loved it. This time they saw the adds for Elton John and tried to talk their dad into it. (they would have to fly back in a few weeks). There's a local radio station promotion for a trip to Vegas and tickets for Elton. I'll give them the contestline number.
There are places like The m&m factory and Coke use to have something. Free, but they want you to buy something at prices higher than Malwart.
Take into consideration that Lily might get overstimulated. One of the kids loves the lights and sounds, and the other doesn't.
It's so cold there right now, the showgirls on the street were starting to wear fur coats.

-Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 19:25:41 (MST)
Northern Light
Roseale yes the loss of two family members in two days is devistaning for sure.
Sad and bad the only good part is the departed are not suffering. Still my
heart goes out to her and the family. Dis don"T take this the wrong way but
I strongly recommend that Vegas is not really set up for kids. Lily could not
go to any shows and near the gambling areas. Most hotels really donot have alot
set up for the kids. The Circus Circus is a dump as MGM has not put alot into it.
There are two smells there which is popcorn and animal crap. The so called Circus
has been toned down some.Yes they have some rides and such but the place is fading
and I would not be surprised that in a few years it will be gone. The Excalaber
is an okay hotel and its location is good. Dis as I said if you are comming
you gotta see Celine and there are alot of other shows but she rules the strip.
As for ticket prices she is expensive but how many times are you gonna see
an amazing show like that. Note that most other shows as well are expensive
because of folks not gambling as much the casino has to make money on other
things. My two recomended hotels are The Eastside Cannery not the Cannery
and the M resort. The Eastside have very nice rooms. great rates but it is
off the strip thus you will need a car which alows you to roam around. The M
Resort is very upscale and well planned out. It is way out at the end of the strip but with a car is okay. I personaly think the M is the best hotel in
Vegas followed by the Eastside which has no resort fee. The Eastside has a
downside of having average or below average places to eat but thats the only
down part of the place . The final Norms choice is the Orleans which is again
off strip. Rooms are fair priced and okay. Food is good with their Buffet a hit. They have good choices on their entertainment most of the time. All hotels again are set up for adults. Norm tends to go with off strip hotels cause the
prices are better value vs the strip hotels charge more for everything. If you
must stay on the strip then stay at the Belagio hands down followed by the Mirage. Here is a fact for you. Most of the Vegas Strip is not in the City of
Las Vegas. It twue for sure. Most of the hotels are in Paradice NV and Winchester NV. Norm does not live in Las Vegas. Casa Del Norm is in Henderson
NV next door. Henderson NV is the second largest city in Nevada. Vegas is big
with the weekender crowd,conventions and is not on hard times but it is going
through yet another reinvention. If the stock markets keep falling then things are going to start to slow. Heck they are closing a Walmart on Sunday what does that tell you?? Well got to go and get supper on the go then I guess me and da Boys will go on a heist.

-Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 17:10:29 (MST)
Andwa, again
You are right, Norm. Guess I'm a bit behind the times.
-Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 16:46:48 (MST)
Celine Dion's brother just died of cancer. Geez! I'm so sick of this.
-Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 13:35:03 (MST)

Your post is very timely. I was just looking into a quick Vegas trip for
Rosalee and Lily. Southwest Airlines has incredible deals. You can roundtrip
between Dallas and Vegas nonstop, and during civilized hours for $120! I
looked at Circus Circus as a place for a 6yo and found I could do 3 nights in
the West Tower for a TOTAL of $160 including the famous Resort Fee, which was
a BIG chunk of the total. But you can't go there without seeing a show and
therein lies the show stopper, pardon the pun. Cirque du Soleil tickets are
$100 for non-spectacular seats, and I'm not sure I want to deal with the Half
Price Tix. So I just won't bring it up.

-Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 09:02:26 (MST)
Northern LIGHT
Andwa are you talking Mousekateer Anette? If thats the one yes she did pass
and my records show she passed in April of 2013. Sad and confusing at the
same time. Celine,s husband will have his funeral in Montreal next Friday.
Celine will start back at Ceasers on Feb 23 2016. Now if you ever want to see
a show a production an experiance then Celine is the one. Tickets are not cheap
but once you see this amazing performance you will never forget it. You have to
get tickets well in advance and no matter what some say about her they are full
of it because she blows the roof off the joint and sells out most of her shows.
So if you are comming to Vegas plan to take it in. Norm has seen it twice two
years apart and gives it ten stars out of five. There is a revolution going on
here in Vegas as MGM has annouced that there is no more free parking at their
casinos.Starting in April it will cost ten bucks to park. MGM properties in Vegas are of course The MGM,Bellagio, Luxor. Mandelay Bay DELENO. Aria Monte Carlo,Mirage New York New York and Ceasers Palace. They say if the public pays
and the out roar calms the rest will follow. Much like that ripoff resort fee
that many casinos charge. Time to rise up and stop the cash grab.To the MGM it
is just another revenue stream so they say. The majority of casinos make more
money on Shows eating places and everything but gambling. Most still make a
profit on the gambling but it is falling way behind the other mentioned items.
Where is the 99 cent shrimp cocktail and the hotdog for a buck says Mikey ???
Gone my boy gone much like the dime comic book. nyuk Funny how time slips away.

Thats it for Nevada Norm for now. Grab some Hooch and some jerky and enjoy the
weekend !!!!!

-Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 01:24:04 (MST)
Celine Dione's husband died also and her brother is ill with terminal cancer. You are right, this has to stop. I'm afraid to open my computer.
Robin and I shared several hours this afternoon in Dallas. She drove down early so we could meet. I love that woman with all my heart. She is so giving and sweet and kind. She has been a really great friend. Finally, after three hours she had to go to beat the rush hour back to Mary's house. They are going to see the band in Louisiana tomorrow. Wish I was with them. Love both those women. Mary visited me in the hospital when I was there. I don't remember her visit but I have the card and the flowers were lovely. I was too sick with kidney failure and a septic infection to remember it but will always be grateful she came.
Well, Lily is on week three of her studies and has only had a week in home school. Her reading is improving remarkably. She just needed the help and the extra instruction and she is going like gangbusters.
Jimmy's daughter, Heather is having her first birthday without her dad. She's going through a rough time, I imagine. If you know her, you might want to drop her a line. She's on FB. I know you guys are in the same boat we all are. We miss the Maestro but she must be going through it so much worse. Just wanted to put a bug out.
Love to you all. Take care and God bless us all.
No more dying for a while and I MEAN IT!
-Friday, January 15, 2016 at 17:29:17 (MST)
Andwa, again
RIP Dan Haggerty.

Okay, this has to stop!

-Friday, January 15, 2016 at 09:25:14 (MST)
Andwa, again
RIP Annette Funicello.

-Thursday, January 14, 2016 at 18:14:14 (MST)
Yeh. Alan. Damn, and double damn. He was such a terrific actor. Enjoyed ALL his stuff. Major loss. -M-
-Thursday, January 14, 2016 at 15:03:43 (MST)
Andwa, again
RIP Alan Rickman.


-Thursday, January 14, 2016 at 09:01:22 (MST)
Pam T. Yes! Every concert is something special. We have so many wonderful memories of times with friends, time spent with our guys, and just watching the antics on stage. I love the way Michael and Cory would have fun with the music. I will forever miss the jokes and banter than make it so apparent these were lifetime friends and co-workers. My heart goes out to Michael, Danny, Paul, and Pat for the losses they have endured. My heart is broken. I can't imagine how they feel. I've never had a friend for 40+ years nor someone I worked with that long either.
Well, Lily loves home schooling and she has already passed 2 weeks of sheet work in 2 days. She loves having her familiar ways of learning again. I take her to the playground for an hour or so every day for fresh air and socialization. She loves meeting new kids.
My neurosurgeon says he is not sure that I will be permanently disabled and won't know for 6 months to a year if I will be or not. Then he added I might have to have another surgery. I told him in no uncertain terms that he wasn't touching me again nor was I going to the hospital for more surgery. I have almost died several times with this one. NOT getting roped into that one again. This was a mistake of such monumental proportions I cant express it. If you are told you need spinal cord surgery, PLEASE get the facts and study the risks. I was supposed to be out of the hospital in 4 days and okay in 2 weeks. I was in the hospital for almost 7 weeks and near death for another 5 after that. It's a miracle I am alive. My T-1 is still held together with a pin and I am still on pain medication. This is absolutely the worst thing I have gone through. I was not told I would be unable to work for a year and a half to forever. God knows if I will ever be able to teach again, let alone lead a normal life. My feet feel like I have shoes on even when barefoot. My hands and arms, legs and feet tingle constantly. It's almost impossible to sleep with all the pain without strong pain pills. I still after 5 months cannot lift more than 8 pounds and can't push or pull a vacuum cleaner. It's ludicrous. I only hope that my body heals itself after a time. Thank god for Ray's generosity and care for Lily and I. He has stepped in and done for us like no one else could or would. I'm so fortunate that we are friends and have each other.
I was so sorry to hear of the passing of David Bowie. I've never been to one of his concerts or met him as many of my Facebook friends have, but I appreciated his work and art. So sad. Danny's tribute to him on FB was amazing. So was Madonna's.
Well, I'm watching the series of John Adams on DVD tonight and I want to try and pay attention. I love this series and have seen it several times. Never gets old. I love history.
Time to get to it. Love to all Swapsters. Good night and sleep tight.
-Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at 21:45:10 (MST)
RIP David Bowie
-Monday, January 11, 2016 at 06:03:43 (MST)
Pam T.
Andwa: I give you permission to toot all you want (and you may take that any way you like:-) Congratulations! Will be so nice to get that knee fixed.

We recently watched the TDN Symphony DVD too...what a mix of feelings! Yes, sadness but more so a sense of gratefulness for having had the opportunity to enjoy the talents of Jimmy and Cory for so many years. Every show we attended is a treasured memory for Tom and me- we hope to hope to see the red headed picker/grinner and the rest of the crew in the very near future.
-Sunday, January 10, 2016 at 21:22:08 (MST)
Wowa, thank you. It was tough to make it, but I did and the disk of pictures came in while I was in Oklahoma so I saw them for the first time today. I'm sharing them on FB if anyone is interested in seeing them. Lily had a blast, still talks about it daily. So glad we went. I really smiled when looking at the pictures.
While we were contemplating beginning school again after Christmas, I decided to home school Lily for the rest of the year. She's really struggling with her disabilities and so far the school here has turned a blind eye to that and the bullying going on in her class toward her. She really didn't want to go back and cried about it. I've been to the school three times and got nowhere. I had a choice to fight the school or just homeschool her and homeschooling seemed the best option. I was her teacher last year and she did great.
Just popping in to say hi and accept a hug from our barkeep. Thanks! I needed that. Dis and I watched the Marvin Hamlisch special tonight and the Symphony DVD with TDN tonight. Several times on both counts. Watching Jimmy and Cory on DVD makes me sad and happy at the same time. Let's hope that 2016 is much kinder to us all.
Andra! Wow! You never said a thing! You ROCK! Can't imagine how you did it. Can't wait to see you again and talk about this.
Lily and I have been in Oklahoma since New Year's Eve with my mom and sisters. We've had a blast but it was good to get home. I enjoy spending time with my family. It strengthens me.
I am in agreement with Dis about the concert with Ray Stevens. Such a huge disappointment for the kids and grandkids. Us, too. We had seen him at the Marvin Hamlisch special so we felt pretty confident about the concert. Boy, were we surprised. In addition to his political views he was spewing racial stuff. I feel like everyone is entitled to his or her opinion, but there should have been some kind of warning.
I am still struggling with pain in my neck and shoulders and tingling and numbness in my extremities. I see the neurosurgeon tomorrow and I am scheduled to see a pain management doctor later this month. The cardiologist and general doctor say I should not ever expect to go back to work. I'll see what the neurosurgeon says tomorrow but I'm not expecting a different answer. He's going to fill out paperwork for me for disability if that's the case. Frustrating to say the least.
I think we need a hooch party here at the Swamp with some good barbeque to go along with those beans. Put a fire in the pit, some booze on ice, and invite all our friends. Barkeep, you are in charge of the music. Play something lively to get us in the mood to dance.
Love to all Swampsters. Miss you guys. I'll try and get around more often.
-Sunday, January 10, 2016 at 20:42:51 (MST)
Way to go Andra!

Norm, nope no steenking badges, just a pot of beans, and a fire to hunker around!

Later taters
-Sunday, January 10, 2016 at 08:36:32 (MST)

Congratulations, Andwa!! I struggle to lose 5 and you're doing 10 times more. I'm sure you're trying harder though. So happy for you!
-Saturday, January 09, 2016 at 11:50:15 (MST)

Way to go girl!!!!!!!!!! You can do it!

-Thursday, January 07, 2016 at 06:56:04 (MST)
Andwa, again
A bit of horn tooting here. I am officially down 58 lbs from my highest weight. Yay me! If I can continue this and drop another 20 lbs this year, I should be able to get my knee fixed. Wish me luck!

-Thursday, January 07, 2016 at 02:29:00 (MST)
Northern Light
Mikey !!!! Wowa!!! We don't need no stinking badges !!!!!


-Wednesday, January 06, 2016 at 02:42:36 (MST)

Dis - I took my stepmother to see him for her birthday. The show stunk from start to finish. Even worse, after the show, my stepmother told me she'd seen him before.
-Tuesday, January 05, 2016 at 19:53:20 (MST)
Jill, speaking of entertainers giving political views instead of entertaining,
in October of 2010 Rosalee and I took her daughter, son-in-law, and two
grandkids to see Ray Stevens. Two years earlier we had taken a 16 day road
trip the grandkids and for 5600 miles listened first of all to Three Dog Night
but for a change of pace we listened to Ray Stevens. I was so proud of getting
us all front row seats so we could really take in those songs that they had
sung for hundreds of miles. When we got there I went to the box office to pick
up the tickets as the girls went shopping. The box office screwed up the order
and even though I had made the hotel and concert reservations on the same phone
call they had my front row concert tickets for another night. They made it WAY
MORE than RIGHT for me giving us six tickets in the ninth row and LOTS of CASH.
I felt so bad when the girls returned and I had to disappoint them, but they
started the conversation saying that they each had found great purses at the
Coach Outlet at great prices, but still more than they were willing to part
with. I asked how much and when they told me I announced the "bad" news and
we rushed down to the Outlet to snag the purses. As we sat in our ninth row
seats for the concert I asked them how they felt about sitting in Coach. They
all said that they all were thrilled sitting in Coach. The moment had arrived.
Ray Stevens took the stage and for the first half of the show told one political
joke after another and sang songs I had never heard. After intermission he sang
only bits and pieces of his great old songs. Now that would have really been
disappointing had we not been sitting back in Coach!

-Monday, January 04, 2016 at 17:59:23 (MST)
(((Rosalee))) Hang in there champ! You are a real trouper, even though it was so crowded, and you are not feelin g your best, I'm sure Lily really enjoyed herself. What a great momma you are, for taking her to Disney!

Happy New Year all.

Later taters
-Monday, January 04, 2016 at 06:57:58 (MST)

Dis - There are been many acts that move to Branson and stay for years. Andy Williams was there until he died and I never saw him. I kept putting it off and my hubby wasn't really interested and I missed my chance. The Osmonds also lived there for 20 years. I saw them a few times and they were fantastic. Even as the number of brothers began to drop, the others were able to keep the show going. The ones that left did it for health reasons. Their children were born and raised there. The Gatlin Brothers have been there on and off for many years. I enjoyed their music, but didn't appreciate Larry Gatlin pushing his political views on a paying audience.
-Sunday, January 03, 2016 at 21:05:32 (MST)
Jill, you are right on two counts. I'm so accustomed to going someplace to
see a particular band on tour that I had thought that I had gone to see
Paul Revere and the Raiders as they were travelling through Branson in about
February of 2011, and that this a somewhat unique combination of band and
venue. I now recall that I had travelled the 200 miles to Branson from Tulsa
to take in a few shows. I think I saw them, Larry Gatlin and The Gatlin Brothers, and Debbie Boone on that trip. That was the FIRST time that I saw
Paul Revere and the Raiders. I saw them again in Tulsa, Biloxi, and either
Choctaw or WinStar, not that it matters.

The time I saw them in Tulsa they did their show and the band then backed
Chuck. That was the show that Rosalee has mentioned a few times where Chuck
wore a jacket that had "F___ You" written upside down on the back. That was
the first and last time we watched Chuck.

-Sunday, January 03, 2016 at 12:25:01 (MST)

It's always a joy to see Michael pop in here. I have been preoccupied lately and missed checking over New Years.

Dis, Paul Revere & Raiders played that venue for several years, week after week. I doubt we were at the same show. I know I was there in April, not that it matters. It was a terrific show and he was a great performer.
-Saturday, January 02, 2016 at 22:45:50 (MST)
Susan (Colorado)
Just dropping by to wish everyone a very Happy New Year !

Mikey - looking forward to seeing you & the guys in 2016. Yes, still so sad and missing Cory & Jimmy. All the best. Hugs, sweetie!!

-Friday, January 01, 2016 at 22:09:14 (MST)

I gratefully accept your hug.

Gracefully, I cannot guarantee.

Wayne Rogers gone too.

-Friday, January 01, 2016 at 21:11:34 (MST)
Brakeep himself
Happy New Year one and all. Down in Louisiana now (Lake Charles). My, but you all are funny. Some great posts. Just wanted to pop in and say "hi" to the faithful. It always lifts my spirits to peak in here and find that you all are continuing on with the posts. Si. Me likes that.
I see that we lost Natalie Cole on the last day of 2015. Drat! What a sweetheart and a beauty she was. Lovely voice. Nothing but good stuff being said about her. Sure miss Cory. Sure miss Jimmy. Am thankful for the wonderful talent of Dave Morgan as well as Paul, Pat, Eddie and Digger. Let me add our crew members Jeff Higgens, Don Lister, Joe Cook and Tom Halpain. They are real troupers. Still feeling a hole in my heart from the losses, but am still "pickin' and grinning'" as they say. Such a treat to still see you wonderful fans come out to see and hear us. Means the world to us that you do. More than you know, really. Hugs to you all. -Michael-
-Friday, January 01, 2016 at 15:40:37 (MST)
Northern Light
To one and all may you and yours have a very HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!

I will also be thinking of Miss Bunns. My oh my Mikey has neglected her all these
years. Poor Miss Bunns. Mikey you got some splanen ta do.

Jill does that mean you will be there with your video camera taking and making
great videos ? After all you are part of Mikeys entourage. Come on Jill give
us more of your videos. They can be about anything. Always great viewing.

Stay weird everyone.

-Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at 22:24:46 (MST)

I was at that the concert at the Moon River Theater in Branson. I bought his Thanksgiving DVD. As he autographed it for me he warned me that it was a DVD and not a CD and if I stuck it into my CD player in the dash of my car that images would show up on the windshield and might cause me to have an accident. Paul was zany. I was lucky enough to see him perform a few times.

-Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at 21:36:05 (MST)

In looking at the bands on that list, I just realized that my very first and very last concerts are both there. I first saw Paul Revere & the Raiders when I was 13, my very first concert. My last one was July 2014 with my all-time favorite band, TDN. I met Paul Revere a few years ago when the band was performing in Branson. What a nice man! He met everyone as they exited the auditorium and shook hands and thanked them for coming. Very nice.
-Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at 20:55:12 (MST)

Neither will Smitty, Drake, and Paul Revere himself.

-Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at 18:06:35 (MST)

That crazy word was supposed to be "sad", but the code ended up with it. Maybe I made up a new word.
-Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at 16:14:20 (MST)

Three Dog Night, Paul Revere & the Raiders, among others will be inducted into the 2016 Pop Music Hall of Fame. No details are available yet. I'm so sadymhy7 that Cory and Jimmy won't be there. Here's the link:
-Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at 16:12:51 (MST)

seems the earthquake we just enjoyed was related to the earthquake O Donna enjoyed earlier. Very deep earthquake. I've never seen my dog move so fast. LOL

-Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at 02:38:52 (MST)
Andwa, again
Madonna is fine. Tornadoes missed them. All is well.

-Monday, December 28, 2015 at 01:12:13 (MST)
Hope everyone had a great Christmas and is ready to rock it in the new year. Disney was a blast. I am still pretty weak but Lily was a doll and very understanding when I said I couldn't stand in line for 2 hours for her to go on a 5 minute ride. She has her daddy's personality. He was cheerful no matter what circumstance he was in. I got cranky a few times. It was hot and miserable most days and it being the week before Christmas, the crowds were horrid. However, we had a very nice time. It was lovely to listen to the music, see the parades, and most of all look at the enjoyment and fascination on Lily's face. She still believes in this stuff and it was so magical for her. Next time we are going in low season, though. The Very Merry Christmas Party was a bust. When Dis and I lived in Florida they only sold 10,000 tickets for each night. You felt like you had the park all to yourself. There had to have been 60,000 people there. It was WAY too crowded to do anything. We were there 2 hours and left. We did more before the party than during it. Normally you just walk from event to event, ride to ride without even a line, not so this year. One hour to two hour waits for even things that normally didn't have a line. I spent about 200 dollars for 2 hours of standing in line waiting for entertainment. Just warning those with kids or grandkids that might want to try this in the future.
Santa was very good to us this year. Lily wrote him a letter on my behalf asking him to forgive me for yelling at her and to bring me presents. He did. He left her a nice letter as well.
These things are why having a child is so great. I love every moment with my little angel. She is still watching Christmas movies we have seen 2 dozen times this year. Even I am Christmased out for a while.
I am finally off the Fentanyl patches. It's been 2 days today. Hope I can endure this for the rest of my life now. Still numb, still dragging around like I am on the verge of falling, but I am able to make it with the level of pain I have. Can't imagine going back to work full time feeling like this. I hope they have some answers soon. I have an appointment with my cardiologist for another check up on Tuesday, then a GP visit, then the surgeon sees me for the last time on the 4th. Wish me luck.
If anyone has heard from Madonna, please email me. I have facebooked her but have received nothing so far. She was in the direct path of the tornadoes from what we understand. Bad night last night here in Texas, especially Rolette and Garland. 11 people killed and at least 23 injured. All in her area.
We are worried.
Well, gonna sign off but wanted to wish you all a Happy New Year and love for the year ahead. May all your prayers come true.
Love to all Swampsters,
-Sunday, December 27, 2015 at 08:19:21 (MST)
Andwa, again
Merry Christmas, everyone!

Hugs and kisses to our favorite brakeep.

-Friday, December 25, 2015 at 07:38:02 (MST)
Merry Christmas Swampsters! Much love to you all!
-Friday, December 25, 2015 at 06:13:15 (MST)

Spacey, he'll need even more attention once you get through with him! Someone get the oxygen ready! :-)

-Thursday, December 24, 2015 at 21:06:23 (MST)

My I please be the first under the Mistletoe with Mikey? He's had a rough year and needs special attention.

-Wednesday, December 23, 2015 at 19:03:24 (MST)
Ben Durbin
Hi, folks. Does anybody know what the status is about the album Three Dog was working on for Columbia Records? Is it shelved after all this time? Did Cory ever complete enough tracks that an album could be shaped from it? I've fantasized about a new Three Dog Night album for a long time. Maybe Michael could write a few songs for it like he did on "Cyan" (Happy Song, Storybook Feeling, and Into My Life are my favorite Three Dog Night tracks....and we sure could use a dose of good-time "Some Women" cheer on a new album.
-Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at 21:49:58 (MST)

And you Steve, may you have an awesome hump.

-Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at 12:59:01 (MST)
Rosalee, message sent! :-)

Good morning, Swampsters! Have an awesome hump day.

Chef Steve
-Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at 08:27:04 (MST)
Chef Steve,
My email address is rosalee1405@aol.com. Please send me your address. That goes for the rest of you as well. I hope I make everyone's Christmases a little bit brighter this year.
Thanks for being there for me these last 3 years and especially this last 3 months. When I was in the hospital contemplating death I was thinking of all the things I meant to do with Lily and didn't get to. One of the biggest was watching her enjoy Disney World. We went when she was two but that was mostly for Chris to watch her enjoying Disney before he died. This year it's for her and I can't wait to see her eyes light up at all the characters, the parades, the scenery, the Christmas trees, and all that this trip is going to mean to her. Lily is the only person I know who enjoys Christmas as much as I do and I can't wait until she sees the 50 foot tall Christmas trees, goes inside a REAL store made of gingerbread, and sees everything all lit up. NO ONE does Christmas like Disney and I really want to watch her reaction to it.
I'll try and keep you all posted. We are leaving Thursday morning so pray I am stronger then and can handle it all in 6 days.
Love to everyone.
-Sunday, December 13, 2015 at 20:07:06 (MST)
(((Spacey))) God bless you woman! I always count on your sense of humor to get me going. Love your posts.
-Sunday, December 13, 2015 at 19:57:52 (MST)
Rosalee, thanks for thinking of me. I'll shoot you a PM.

Glad to be back at the Swamp, I kinda got out of touch and forgot how much this can really be a feelgood place to be.

Welp, back to the prime rib....

Chef Steve
-Sunday, December 13, 2015 at 18:18:15 (MST)

No bags, just box em up and put on those stickey tape handles. My husband had them supersized when he put his order into God for a wife.

-Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 17:22:12 (MST)
Norm, our lights are on and I will say a prayer for his parents. Losing a child is the most painful thing you can go through and the firsts are worse than anyone can imagine. If not for Lily I would have curled up and died. Poor folks. My heart goes out to them.
Wowa, if you need my address, let me know. I think I sent you a card but if not, write to me on FB and I'll correct that situation.
Norm, Steve, I need your addresses. Please instant message me through FB. Anyone I have forgotten please forgive me. I am still on pain pills and not responsible for most of my actions. Please let me know through FB what your addresses are. I know I must have missed some folks because I usually send out three boxes of cards and I have cards left over. Don't get upset, help me to remember you.
Michael, I sent yours through Madonna and if she doesn't forward such things please let me know. I put a message in there for you. I'll need a way to get it to you if you don't get one. I want you to receive one this year especially.
Well, Yes I am better. Not well yet and I probably shouldn't be planning a trip to Disney and plan to enjoy it all, but I am going to anyway. We are going to three parks in 6 full days. Dis and I used to walk an average of 8 miles a day when we lived in Florida and visited the Mouse over and over. It was good exercise. Well, not sure how I will do, but I will take it easy. Lily can spend time in the pool when I am resting in a pool chair. Still on the pain patches, Fentayl. Going to go the distance with those. I tried it without them but it hurts so bad that I get crazy with pain and can't sleep. Hope this gets resolved within a few months.
Love to everyone. I hope you guys are enjoying your season. Michael, I was on FB and apparently I am friends with a lot of your nephew's friends. Looked up his FB page. Looks like his career is taking off. Congrats to you and his family. I am sure you had a great deal of influence on him.
Take care, (((Swampsters))) and God bless.
-Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 17:16:16 (MST)
Norm, my lights are on.

Spacey, did the cashier try to ring up your breastsicles? And bag them? Offer carry out? ;)

Decorating foam gingerbread men with my granddaughter. Both of us sick with bad colds. I have Christmas cards made out to those that I have addys for, I can't find the ones for my online friends, as my computer stuff has disappeared when I did some rearranging :(

Hope all is well with the rest of you. Good to see you posting Rosales, sounds like you're doing better.

Chef Steve, hope you are better soon.

Hey Brakeep!

Later taters

-Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 11:58:47 (MST)
I need a favor from you. Now I donot want to bing you down but a little boy
named Evan who lives in a town called St George way up in Canada was found to
have brain cancer back in October. The doctors said it was to far gone and
Evan had a short time to live. Back in October over seven thousand people near
his home threw him a Christmas parade with floats fake snow Santa the whole
nine yards. People from all over the world responded. Evan was so happy that
little boy was up to the moon thrilled. My wife just told me that they got a
message that Evan was laid to rest today he is at peace. My wife and the hospital
here in Vegas set up stuff in October. Keri says the family has asked that
if everyone who knows about Evan turn on your Christmas Lights for Evan and
all they other Evans out there. Iam sure this year we lost our Evans so for
him and them turn of your Christmas Lights if you can.
Sorry to bring you this story but it has touched us. Thanks tons.

-Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 01:13:28 (MST)
Well hello there its been a long long time. How am I doen? I guess I,m doing
fine. Here is old Norm just sitten on the sofa. My dawgs are snuggled up beside
me side by each. Got the music on, glass of HOOCH and reflecting about the year
that is soon to end. Norm is okay just a mellow night nothing more. Soon my sweety
will be coming home from work and I got vittles made for her. Yup ole Willie
Nelson is the choice of music and one of his great songs came on that hit home
Funny how time slips away. Very fitting for this time. Gotta go now Mikey
has probably got his pig back to the circus and he could use some beans and get
his boiler filled. Then its off tomorrow to go make grocerys. I looked around
this place to see what I gots. I am a lucky SOB. So you all rest a spell maybe
get on the music relax and enjoy cause isen;t it funny how time slips away?

Stay weird everyone.

-Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 00:30:30 (MST)
You are welcome. I love sending out Christmas cards. It's the one time of the year I can shamelessly send out pictures of Lily and brag about how beautiful she is. Hee hee.
Love to you and yours.
-Thursday, December 10, 2015 at 15:39:51 (MST)
Northern Light
SORRY Mikey good to see you got your pig greased and juced up. Watch for your
bug slingers bird cage. Now run that Black Snake cause you got no red boards son.
Stoke that mother and does us proud. Sorry you have to run that pig lean and
light but you will get stuffed and muffled at da Chefs. God speed son see you
in the circus for some beans.

-Wednesday, December 09, 2015 at 22:51:23 (MST)

Rosalee, I'm 5'7" so maybe my breasts are just longer than everybody else's. thank you for the lovely Christmas card and pictures, I just showed them to my husband.

-Wednesday, December 09, 2015 at 21:54:10 (MST)
Northern Light
Okay Mikey its Shining Time son. I just came from the Beehive and you gotta grease
the pig and buckle the rubbers you go on a go to hell signal. So get your bug slinger
to pull some steel hook her up and pull her tail boy! You gotta run that Black Snake through the Cajon. Beat her on the back rap the stack and lets go. Watch out
on your wagon train you got a galloping goose could be number three.I know it is
a walk up against the gun but you can bat the stack off her. IF you need to shuffle the deck !!! When you get back here in the circus bring her in the blow
the air and I will meet you at some hash house for beans. Don.t go to Beckys as
her biscuits are hanging high lets go to da Chefs. Remember at all times if
anything goes bad time to join the birds. That is for true. Norm
-Wednesday, December 09, 2015 at 19:50:28 (MST)
Spacey, trying to get a mental imagine. Not happening. Those counters would have to be REALLY high for me, I'm 5'8" tall. Whew! Hope your jiggles gave you the jingles! Ha!
Chef Steve, Here's to your health, Buddy! Get well real soon. We need you at the Swamp.
Hope everyone is having a really great holiday. We are just about 'Christmas cookied' out here. I made thumbprint cookies with raspberry jelly, my favorite next to Dis' peppermint cookies which I predict will be prepared in a day or two. Still haven't gotten around to the homemade fudge or toffee. I'll get there.
I have been eating too many cookies. Oh, well. January is coming and with it New Year's resolutions.
Love to all Swampsters.
-Wednesday, December 09, 2015 at 19:42:24 (MST)
Spacey, "breasticles"? That's gotta be one of the funnier things I've read lately. As a flu-stricken chef, I needed the comic relief.
I read the article about the water in the valley too, scary stuff. We never drink the tap water anyway, it's either pure spring water that I go get myself, or beer. Beer is healthier than the aforementioned tap water. Less uranium, more fun. To anyone in the affected areas, please drink water from other, safer sources.

To our beloved Barkeep: Hope all is well for you these days all things considered. I'll hoist a hot toddy (for medicinal purposes of course) in your honor tonight.

Cheers to all at the Saloon!

El Sicko Chef-O
-Wednesday, December 09, 2015 at 16:46:52 (MST)

I bet Mikey wishes he was shopping with me tonight. I was at a store I was unfamiliar with an their counters seemed higher than the other stores. I had to reach which meant my breasticles ended up being smooshed slightly into the conveyer belt as I laid my items out and tried to read one of those divider domahickies. They started moving without me when the cashier hit the switch. Jiminey!

-Tuesday, December 08, 2015 at 23:38:28 (MST)
Just read that the public water system and in the wells outside of town in Modesto are contaminated with dangerous levels of uranium.
Have you had yourself checked?
Just trying to take care of our Barkeep.
Take care and be careful!
Love ya!
-Tuesday, December 08, 2015 at 18:17:14 (MST)
Hey, All Swampsters,
Just checking in with everyone. Hope everyone is fine and enjoying the holidays.
Dis and I went with his son Chris and Lily on a Polar Express weekend. What a great time! If you live nearby one of the places that is doing the Polar Express Train ride, I'd recommend it. Dis took us to see the Polar Express movie at the IMAX Dome at the Ft. worth Science Museum first on Saturday. There was a Christmas party for the kids to attend in their pajamas so Lily got to wear her new pajamas. It was fun but yesterday was the Big Event...
We drove 2 hours to a train depot and boarded the train bound for the North Pole. They had all kinds of merchandise, what Dis and I call Tangible Memories, and Dis spent a pretty penny on some of them and a robe for Lily that was a replica of the one the boy was wearing in the movie with the logo of the Polar Express. When we boarded the train the dancing servers and chefs put on a pretty good show and then gave everyone cookies and hot chocolate.
Liam Neeson had recorded the story so we listened to that while on our way out in between watching the servers perform. When we got the North Pole, Santa boarded the train for pictures with the kiddies and gave them a real Polar Express bell. On the way back we all sang Christmas carols.
A fun time was had by adults and kiddies alike. If you are having a problem with the "Humbugs" this season, I'll tell you that taking a child on that train trip with cure them. Grab the kids, grandkids, nieces, whomever and just go. Great fun.
Hope everyone is done decorating and hanging the stockings by the chimney with care. Lily and I are really enjoying the season. We do something Christmas every night, as is our tradition. Our Elf on the Shelf has been good so far. Last year we had one that was a bit ornery but so far this year Skippy has been good.
I think Dis and I are going to take Lily and Chris to the Arboretum in Dallas to see the Twelve Days of Christmas display again this year. It was fabulous last year so I am really looking forward to it and so is Lily. The weather the last few days has been in the 60's. Perfect for me.
We do miss the snow we had last year and our little cabin in the woods in Libby, Montana but we love being here with Dis and Chris as well.
The Barkeep can tell you that Libby, Montana is just about the prettiest place on God's green earth. He was there in June with the band. Our little cabin was about 4 miles from the concert venue, along the river where Cory and Eddie went fishing. I wish I could have been there. I left a week before they got there. Timing is everything as Dis is fond of saying.
I suspect Cory is fishing his heart out today in Heaven and Spooner is telling jokes and reminiscing about his time here with the angels and those loved ones gone before. He had an incredible memory and great sense of humor. I will forever miss them both. I know I am in good company in that.
Love to everyone. Keep me in your prayers as I am surprising Lily with a trip to Disney World for her big Christmas present this year and my strength has not returned yet as I had hoped. Thankfully, she will enjoy the pool there as well as the parks so I can get a breath every 3-4 hours. We are leaving on the 17th and returning on the 22nd. I still need to be able to handle the long lines and lots of walking. Hopefully the strength I need will be there.
She is six this year. I fear we don't have many more years that she will believe in the magic and I want to make this year so special for her as we have had such a rough time with m illness and her starting a new school and all. She has been so worried about me and I haven't been myself this last several months. It's time to get back to living a life of joy and promise for a great future. This is a good step in the right direction.
Love to you all. Merry Christmas to you and yours. Get out and enjoy it and remember to visit those who may not have a full house this year. They need you.
Take care and God bless.
-Monday, December 07, 2015 at 20:11:37 (MST)
Way back in "the day" the TV set in our house had only two channels. Both had
wholesome programming. There was always something good to watch and many times
deciding which channel to watch was really tough. We had to choose wisely
because our TV watching time was somewhat restricted. I was reminded of the
Art Linkletter show, "Kids Say The Darnedest Things", the other day when Rosalee
and Lily and I took a trip to WalMart. The girls went to the "Return" line
while I took a cart around and picked up a few items and met them just as they
reached the front of the line. Rosalee said "That was fast!" and Lily chimed
in "He is fast for an old man!". That was priceless! Something I told her a
time or two came back to bite me! We all had a good laugh!
-Wednesday, December 02, 2015 at 11:53:01 (MST)
Northern Light
Okay Mikey tonight my wife and I attended a private function with Carlos Santana
playing. So here is Carlos getting it done when somebody yelled out " PLAY THAT
GUITAR LIKE YOU STOLE IT CARLOS !!!". Well he cranked it and he kicked it and
busted it out. It was amazing and the joint went nutz. I think it is fair to say
he can play dat axe. nyuk Anyhoo next time your get on dat stage play dat geetar
of yours like you stole it. nyuk Dis is for true. Ya and the woman dat I have
been sleeping with for over thirty five years told me she loves her weird Dude
and gave me a smooch. All in all an above average night. Now get to sweep cause
it's up and at em you got a train to run to Barstow and through the Cajon.
Mikey we got a railroad to run son !!!!

Stay weird everyone.

-Tuesday, December 01, 2015 at 23:37:47 (MST)
Norm Again
Wawaweewa the gas around here oh boy!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I swear the dogs ust fired
off a blue flame. Reminds me of Blazing Saddles. Whew. A few creepers drifting by.
Now ta slain creepers there the farts that quietly rollout and they are very
toxic. Just eat some turkey and green beens wait a spell then head for the hills.

Just blowen in the wind.


-Monday, November 30, 2015 at 01:13:15 (MST)
Northern Light
Welcome to Norm 101. First I hope yALL stuffed yourself with the Thanksgiving
eats. Wowza we sure had a few great meals and I love roasted Turkey YA BOY !!!
Anyhoo at the BIG EVENT at our casa it was a freast for twenty- two. Not only
was there turkey but ham and then we had the Flores Family over and they brought
Mexican. The Kamlowskis brought Polish Keilbasa and a bunch of other treats so
everyone got to cross eatenate dishes. It was a festival of nations food at my
place. Carle Flores said to her brother who at first was debating about the Keilbasa Fly like you stole it which sorta means hurry up take some and eat.
This brought the house to roaring laughter and that was the tone at my place.
So I kinda took a liking to it and thought I would fire it off to Mikey.
The eating continued from Thursday till Sunday and now I gotta go make grocerys.
Dis is for true. Oh and the shrimp my wife got ooooooooooohhhhhh boy they were
wundermus for sure. We had lots of gooooooooood food laughs fun it was above
average dats for sure.

Hey Mikey we had a place for you at the kids table and you did not come. Your
loss. Did you have Tamalis (SP?) Jill you could have come too as you are part
of Mikeys entourage and we love movie stars.

Thats it from Vegas. Oh forgot that there is lots of natural gas here. nyuk9

Stay weird everyone.

Nevada Norm

-Monday, November 30, 2015 at 01:00:45 (MST)

Can the Brakeep help a lady find a nine inch Scnitzengruber?

-Sunday, November 29, 2015 at 14:42:48 (MST)

"Miguel of semi-dogster fame"? I can't decide if that's funny or sad. "Miguel" is funny, but "semi-dogster" brought tears to my eyes.

No offense, Mikey. It's been a bad year and I'm probably taking it wrong.
I hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving.
-Sunday, November 29, 2015 at 08:42:16 (MST)
You spelled it just right. Thanks. I'm so used to it not being spelled right that I wouldn't have paid any attention anyway.
A few of the Gropettes are calling for a TDN Fan "Convention" in the Spring, someplace central where we can all get together and share memories, photos, stories, love for the band and one another.
I don't think you realize what a great gift you have given me and some others. My first contact with other TDN fans was right here, at the Swamp.
Some of the friends I met here have kept me alive while I was watching Chris die, and after when my heart was so broken I felt like it was in a million pieces and would never be okay. Lorna, Jean, and a few others shared their experiences losing their children and we became like sisters. It's hard to explain the connection between parents who lose a child.
People like Andwa I got to know long before I met them and some I haven't met yet.
Your sense of fairness and kind spirit perseveres here.
Anyone who hasn't read your book isn't being fair to themselves. What a great author you are!
Lily was so impressed when she met you. I thought it was funny that she got all the way up in the line and THEN got star struck. She has seen you perform onstage and loves your smiles and antics. You have a little fan there.
Last week we were at my sisters and she started to sing, "Celebrate". When she stopped she said, "I'll never forget Three Dog Night." My sentiments exactly.
My thoughts and prayers are with you over your loss of Jimmy and Cory. I know you all were like brothers. I can't imagine.
I have a lot of photos on Facebook posted of your guys. It's public so you can go to my page and scroll down until you get to it, click on it and 71 pictures will come up. Some are clear enough to frame. I am going to get them to you. Great photos of you guys and in particular, Paul, Jimmy, and Cory. We were on Paul's side as usual. It must have been a really great night because I don't think I have ever caught you guys smiling so much.
My prayer for you is that the good memories of you, Jimmy and Cory keep you laughing and if you cry, that it's for the joy you feel for having known them. Someone sent me something that said not to mind deep grief, it is proof you loved tenderly and deeply. In that case, I am sure you are grieving deeply.
Take care and God bless you. You are not in this alone, we are with you in spirit.
-Saturday, November 28, 2015 at 22:00:13 (MST)
Norm: Not sure I understand that "Flyi like you stole it" line,but somehow I find it strangely attractive. Done deal.
All the rest of you (Rosalee particularly ... and I probably screwed up the spelling) ... thank you all so much. As far as keeping this site open: You're kidding, right? What's not to love about the posts you all make? They are a tribute in theirselves and I just thank you all so much for "hanging'" all these years. I mean that.

Miguel of semi-dogster fame
-Saturday, November 28, 2015 at 19:53:48 (MST)
Northern Light
My idea of "Roughing It' is when room service is late.


Stay weird everyone.

Nevada Norm
-Friday, November 27, 2015 at 03:21:36 (MST)
Andwa, again
Happy Thanksgiving, my friends. I hope you have a wondeful day with family, friends, food, and good cheer. Raise a glass in toast to those no longer with us and give everyone else great big hugs. Love to you all! XOXO

-Thursday, November 26, 2015 at 07:59:46 (MST)
Second that! Love to all Swampsters. Happy Thanksgiving! May your table be full of food, your home be full of family, your heart full of love. God bless and keep you.
Please remember those who have loved ones who are in Heaven today. Give them a call, an email, a letter, a visit, whatever you can. Don't assume they are too busy or your attention is going to cause them pain. They will be comforted knowing you care about them and are grieving with them or at least thinking of them.
(((Mikey))) Thank you for keeping this site open. A special Happy Thanksgiving to you. Hope to see you soon.
Love from Lily and I.
-Thursday, November 26, 2015 at 05:15:07 (MST)
I just wanted to stop by and wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. Cheers to the Barkeep and all us family here.

The Chef

-Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at 20:02:50 (MST)
You know, I don't know what inspired me to do a personal tribute to the band today on my FB page. I am sitting in the room with photos of the band, both autographed promotional and private ones Ray and I cherish so much. But I have been sitting here staring at the same ones for in this room for years. Perhaps it was the Three Dog Night newletter and the loving memories posted for Cory that inspired me. Perhaps it was the fact that the truth is, we are really friends, those of us lucky enough to meet and hug each other at the concerts.
Ray and I became middle aged groupies when I retired and we attended over 100 concerts in the years before Chris got sick. We scheduled many, many vacations around the concert schedules and attended "cluster" times when the venues were close enough for us to drive to several concerts at a time. We often flew to "special" locations that we wanted to travel to also based on when the band was appearing in concerts there.
I remember the very first time Ray got bit by the TDN bug. I was still working as a Membership Director for Plantation Golf and Country Club in Venice Florida. The band was performing at Disney World that week. Ray called me a few hours before I was to get off work and yelled into the phone, "Rosalee, LISTEN TO THIS!!!!" I heard some garbled version of "Mama", my mind on selling memberships and said, "Okay, what is it?" He said, "THREE DOG NIGHT!!!" I said, "Okay...., I'll be there in a few hours." I was. He was holding our front row seats. I had NEVER him so excited about anything. So, waited for the band to start, loved the show, but by the end my tummy was rumbling. When the concert ended, he got right back in line for the next concert in 90 minutes. "What are you DOING?" I asked. "Getting in line for the next one!", he said. "Okaaaaaayyyyy........." was my response. "Hold my place, I'm starving." That entire weekend we just stayed at Epcot and watched concert after concert. They even performed "Eli", which completely shows Paul Kingery's talent, and "Pieces of April", which I have never heard in live concert. We were hooked.
We went to Inn of the Mountain Gods a few years later and met Jimmy and Michael at breakfast. We were beyond thrilled. Almost wanted to get snowed in with them. Ha!
It's been too many years and too many heartbreaks since then to want to remember but we have always shared our love of the guys. THAT will never change. THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC! Thank you for the generosity of spirit to your fans. Thank you for carrying on, when I know your hearts are breaking.
-Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 13:01:00 (MST)
Northern Light
The new Dog Bytes is now on the TDN website. It was very well done and a fitting
tribute to Cory. Madonna and her crew done good.

Be goodly everyone.

-Monday, November 16, 2015 at 15:23:37 (MST)
Sorry I haven't posted for a while but as some know I almost joined Cory and Jimmy on their journey. It's been 47 days since my spinal cord surgery and to say it's been scary and horrific is an understatement.
But I remember our last meet and greet with you and the guys and discussing how hard it was for you with Jimmy gone. It was my first concert without him and I cried when you guys played "Out in the Country", my favorite. Cried again when I saw Madonna and the girls ready to go to the meet and greet. Almost cried again when I saw the pain on your face as you talked about how hard it was for you without Jimmy. I can only imagine how hard it is for you now. I still cry when I hear Cory's voice on the radio or CD. Hard to imagine. So glad that the band is going to continue to carry us away with the music we love, despite the members that have passed. God bless you and keep you through this time in your life. Know that you are joined in your grief by many and we have you in our hearts and prayers every night. Love goes on, it does not die, it is the only thing that lasts forever. Kingdoms and worlds come and go but the love in our hearts for our friends and loved ones, God allows us to keep as we pass into the next world.
Love to you and the guys. Hope to see you soon.
-Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 09:02:26 (MST)
Northern Light
I see that TDN has gone with singer David Morgan. Just Google David Morgan.

Just want to share my thoughts with the people of Paris in that it is so
terrible for the loss of 150 soles. May they rest in peace and my heart goes out
to them and their families. The cowards who did this will never win.
Evil Never wins, to all you peoples have a nice weekend and may it be one of

-Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 01:43:38 (MST)
Thinking of Michael and all the guys tonight ~ as they ventured onto the stage again tonight. I have been thinking of all of you today and hoping that it wasn't going to be too rough performing for the first time without Cory. I can only imagine the myriad of emotions that were swirling. Please know that you are supported, cared for and loved by all of us. Big hugs!

-Friday, November 13, 2015 at 00:58:14 (MST)
Pam T.
Miguel de Barkeep- Just sending a hug to you and hoping every day is a little bit better. Buenos noches mis amigo. (((Michael)))
-Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at 18:52:35 (MST)
JR Wolfe
Michael,once again condolences on the loss of both Jimmy and Cory in 2015. Two huge blows.

We are all curious on what plans TDN has for moving forward. Will the CD you've all been working on be released, be nice to hear what you've done as well as a tribute to your fallen band mates. Will Cory's book be released ?

What plans do TDN have to continue as a live act ? Will there be a one off reunion/tribute concert with Chuck and Floyd guesting ?

Understandably, we are curious.
-Sunday, November 08, 2015 at 13:34:18 (MST)

You should have spelled that "secwecy", and I wonder about that too.

-Saturday, November 07, 2015 at 01:23:28 (MST)
Andwa, again
Why the secrecy?
-Saturday, November 07, 2015 at 00:24:49 (MST)
Space Cadet

I'm hoping for Chuck, or Mark Lindsay to be singing with the Dogs. Is it okay to wonder out loud about this?

-Friday, November 06, 2015 at 22:49:16 (MST)
Just stopping in for a Bushmills and beer. Plugged Tulsa, Turn around and Mama Told me not to come not come and Brickyard Blues the juke...Bet he's fishing for on some trout stream up there in heaven today..then getting together with Jimmmie for a chuckle or two...
-Thursday, November 05, 2015 at 20:29:26 (MST)

<3 <3 <3

-Monday, November 02, 2015 at 18:56:08 (MST)
MIguel of Barkeepdom
Cyber Squeeze if you please, Louise. (er, Spacey)-M-
-Monday, November 02, 2015 at 17:21:56 (MST)

Boom-ditty, boom-ditty, boom boom boom
-Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 19:09:58 (MST)
Barkeep, you gotta love it when you and I get a special shout out from Spacey like that. I'm honored to be in your company.

Chef At Hooters
-Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 18:37:05 (MST)

Too all of my friends at the SWAMP: BOO! To Mikey and Chef Steve: BOOBS!

-Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 17:48:46 (MST)
Ohio Betty
Yeah Northern Lights, do you know Scott Henderson?????
-Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 09:25:58 (MST)

I hope one of Cory's favourite singers is Chuck.

-Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 17:47:39 (MST)
We all may have not have known Cory personally, but his voice, heart and soul touched us all deeply. Wish I had gotten a chance to wet a line with him too, I could have learned a few things I'm sure. I remember watching him on American Sportsman in the early 70's, and watching my dad roll his eyes as if to say "what the hell is he doing there?" Cory went on to make Dad eat his words. Loved it.

We miss you, Cory.

The Prodigal Chef
-Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at 19:32:35 (MST)
Michael of Barkeep
Such wonderful posts from ALL of you. Thank you so much. Comforting to know others are feeling it, too. Will miss that wonderful guy more than you can imagine. Go on home and rest now, my friend. You did SO good. -M-
-Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at 10:47:51 (MST)
Dear FriendS just a short up date if you google THE OBSERVER DUNKIRK NY there
is a more detailed obituary of Cory and a bit more information as well as
flowers and wishes. Again it is updated from earlier this week.

Take care everyone.

-Sunday, October 25, 2015 at 23:42:46 (MST)
TDN songs are woven into the memories of various times of my life.And, you'll always be special to so many. What a wonderful legacy!
-Sunday, October 25, 2015 at 16:36:21 (MST)
Pam C.
I am also in disbelief over the passing of Cory. He was always my favorite vocalist. And I go back to 1970 in my fandom of the band. I saw you all many times, yet I was never able to attend a Meet & Greet until the shows in San Antonio in early 2004. (Thanks to Madonna for making this possible!) I was star struck and at a loss for words at meeting each of you. But you all were so approachable and made it easy. Cory asked where I was from, and I was anxious to tell him that I was from Upstate NY also. When I told him I was from Troy, he immediately said "The Knickerbockers"! They were a local group who did have some national hits in the late 60s. Any time I saw him after that, he remembered that conversation. I also went on the "Cruising with Music" cruise on Costa Fortuna, my first cruise ever. That was such an awesome time! I saw Cory on embarkation day in the elevator, and not wanting to intrude, I just said hello. I also saw you, Michael, on an elevator, and when I said I was a fan, you immediately stuck out your hand and said hello. It may seem like I'm rambling now, and I'm sorry. But I just have so many memories of that cruise and meeting you all. I am already feeling lost without Cory, after 45 years. I wonder if the band can continue, without Jimmy and Cory. I extend my deepest sympathy to all of Cory's family, and you, his band members. I am so sorry that this has happened to the Three Dog Night community. 😪
-Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 17:47:13 (MST)
davey gumble
Michael--- I thought that I had run out of tears recently when I learned of Cory's passing, but was mistaken, as I found I had many more to spare when learning of Jimmy G's departure as well. It is not an easy thing...saying farewell to your heroes! So in honor and gratitude to YOU, Cory, and Jimmy G., I am sending along my personal poetic tribute and thank you to 3 of the best 'musical cats' and true artists I have ever had the pleasure of meeting, AND in loving memory of "Mr. Charmie" and our 'homeboy' and brother, Matt Patterson,(my brother's brother-in-law). As with all my poetic notions, Michael, they almost write themselves for they are written with my heart...I am merely holding the pen! May you find peace and comfort in it's offering. So for you, the dearly departed, Danny, Paul, Pat, and Chuck, I say thank you for being my 'musical heroes' these many years, for all of your wonderful contributions to my musical world, and for this opportunity to say my piece. And to the TDN's families and "family of man', God's love and blessings to you all. --- "The World We Cannot See" --- "What happens to our hearts when the love has gone and moved into the world we cannot see, Will we go forth with our lives as if nothing ever changed to become the ones we had once set out to be?" ; "Can the lives we've shared together ever be forgotten or are they drawn more closely than they could ever be, What happens to our hearts when the love has gone and moved into the world we cannot see?"; "If the sadness we must endure is merely temporary, but from which we must beg our Lord to set us free, What happens to our hearts when the love has gone and moved into the world we cannot see?"; "And so, what happens to our hearts when that love has gone and makes itself more difficult to see?, We shall take the love we have and add it to the love you gave, to hold within our hearts eternally." (c) David B. Gumble (2009)
-Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 06:33:34 (MST)

Since the age of 13, I've been to hundreds of various concerts. A few were lousy, most were good and a small number were great. TDN was not just great, they were SPECTACULAR. I almost didn't go to that first concert because my husband couldn't get off work. I had always been a fan of the music, but I wouldn't say they were my favorite, until that fateful night when my sister and I decided to go see them. I could never have predicted how that night would totally change my life.

To this day, I still remember their entrance onto the stage. I don't know why I remember, because they hadn't begun singing and I wasn't a huge fan yet, but I remember it. As soon as they began singing, I totally loved this band. As the show went on, I knew I was experiencing something incredible, far beyond any other concert I'd ever attended.

Each member had something unique about them. They were simply perfect. I went back and forth, watching the various singers. At first, Chuck and Cory had most of my attention. That completely changed when Cory began singing "Tenderness". Oh my God. I had NEVER experienced anything like that performance and I was now totally hooked on Cory. As he got more into the song, I felt my heart racing. I desperately wanted him to continue. When it ended, I knew I'd seen something almost magical, a pairing of Cory and that song. That particular song is the one that grabbed me for life. All the others were fantastic, but Cory's performance was at a different level. Cory was so cool, with the fringe outfits, the way he moved, his personality and how deeply he seemed to be into the music.

Towards the end of the concert, I had moved to the stage. I was trying to consume every detail of that show. I don't think my heart rate went back down for hours. When the show ended, the first thing I wanted was to know where they would be the next night and the next after that. I had seen the greatest performance of any band in my life and I couldn't wait to see them again, particularly Cory's "Tenderness" performance. That is the song that grabbed me and never let me go.

Now, I somehow have to accept that Cory is gone. There will never be another "Tenderness" performance, or the cool opening to "Eli". As much as I am hurting, I know it's nothing compared to what his family and TDN brothers are feeling. My heart aches for all of you. It also aches for the millions of fans, like me, who will never see Cory on stage again. He was special.

A few years ago, I began choosing a few songs for video. I did this because I wanted to be sure I could see them performed when I wished to see them. I can pull up the videos on youtube and watch, knowing I was at that particular concert and I was so close at times that I had to record vertically. I will treasure those videos forever.

Rest in peace, Cory. You are loved and missed.

-Friday, October 23, 2015 at 11:06:17 (MST)
Andwa, again
Once again, I am reminded of this poem:


I am standing upon the seashore. A ship, at my side,
spreads her white sails to the moving breeze and starts
for the blue ocean. She is an object of beauty and strength.
I stand and watch her until, at length, she hangs like a speck
of white cloud just where the sea and sky come to mingle with each other.

Then, someone at my side says, "There, she is gone."

Gone where?

Gone from my sight. That is all. She is just as large in mast,
hull and spar as she was when she left my side.
And, she is just as able to bear her load of living freight to her destined port.
Her diminished size is in me -- not in her.

And, just at the moment when someone says, "There, she is gone,"
there are other eyes watching her coming, and other voices
ready to take up the glad shout, "Here she comes!"

And that is dying...

Henry Van Dyke


-Thursday, October 22, 2015 at 07:49:31 (MST)
Susan (Colorado)
-Thursday, October 22, 2015 at 05:35:08 (MST)
Mike,,,,,haven't posted for some time. What a shocker. Can hardly believe it...He lived his life well and was a master of his craft,,,,,There is no other voice like his...A lot of pain in a short time with Spooner passing...live each day..love each soul...

Vicarious AKA Chuck Colburn
-Thursday, October 22, 2015 at 00:30:25 (MST)
A bit more info about Cory if you Google OBSERVER DUNKIRK NY there is a short
article and a short Obit. I am guessing more will follw in the days ahead.

-Thursday, October 22, 2015 at 00:09:22 (MST)
Northern Light
Dear Friends just a tid bit of news regarding Cory. If you Google THE BUFFALO
NEWS and go to the arts and life style section there is a nice article about
Cory. OBIT to follow.

Love Norm
-Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at 23:42:30 (MST)
Famous Rob
RIP Cory Wells, one of the founders Three Dog Night. Pleasure to have met and speak with you on several occasions. Say HI TO Jimmie Greenspoon up there. I have a picture of both of you and myself on the wall in my office from the Costa Fortuna Cruise. Greatest live concerts I have ever been too! You guys left us to soon! My condolences Michael, Danny, Pat, Paul Eddie and to your families and the rest of support staff in the band.
Absolutely stunned.
-Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at 20:08:35 (MST)

My precious Michael, I wish I was there to throw my arms around your neck to give you the hug of all comfort.

-Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at 20:07:09 (MST)
Wild Bill
Where do we go from here? Please somebody tell me this is a bad dream and now
everything will be okay. Sadly thats not the case and sadly we lost Cory.
What can you say when you are in shock about such a great talent. Never mind
talent Cory was a good person who now has left us. I am very sorry for his
family and friends. I am very sorry to the guys that are Three Dog Night.
I every now and then think of the fans and some special ladies who called this place home and I know like me are very sad so to Mary, Jilly, Soaring Nancy ,
Punky (Madonna) and that queen Wowa Jean I am sorry along with all the other
fans that this day has come. You got my shoulder if you want it but please bring
a box of Kleenex to share cuz I am gonna need it. I cannot tell you how you were special in my life in your own way and till my time comes to leave I will
never forget you. Man we had some good times back then.
To Mikey I don t know what to say to you as the tears are pouring down my face.
This wasen.t the way the song was written. I know how much Cory ment to you over all these years. I am so sorry for your loss.


Thankyou for your friendship and the great times we had when we met.
Thankyou for the many years of sharing your talent with me and the world.
Thankyou for being you
Rest in Peace

All my best to everyone. Take care Peace and Love!!

WB Charlotte NC (Yes Charlotte )
-Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at 19:47:59 (MST)
My heart is breaking.
-Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at 18:51:55 (MST)
I am shocked and deeply saddened yet again this year.
-Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at 18:38:48 (MST)
Danny & Susan Tawd
What a lousy year...first Jimmy and now Cory. We are really shocked about it as everyone else. If there is a great band in Heaven, I'm sure they're in it. We send our condolences to TDN and the Wells family.


Danny & Susan Tawd
-Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at 17:51:23 (MST)
Northern Light
Wow Iam just in shock in hearing that Cory has left us.I was watching the CBS
News when the story was told. I must say they did a very good tribute to Cory.

Mike I am so very sorry to Corys family to Three Dog Night and all of the great
fans. Mike know you are not alone and we are all here for you and the band and
we grieve with you . Take care this too shall pass. Cory is in a better place
but he has not died as his legacy lives on and TDN will in time live on and
perform to the world.

Keri and I are sad and send our thoughts and love to you all.

Just before I posted my brother from another mother Mickey Thomas (Starship)
called and he is just devistated. H e told me there are rock stars and then
there was Cory who was a rock galaxy the best.

Sorry for my spelling I am too shaken at this time.

A sad Norm
-Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at 16:19:11 (MST)
Like the rest of you, I am in shock, and greatly saddened to hear of Cory's passing. Such a tragic loss, two members in one year. Barkeep, my sincerest condolences and love to you and the remaining group members. You guys have made a difference in my life, and you will always be in my heart.

-Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at 14:39:36 (MST)
Oh no :( I just saw the news on Floyd's facebook page, then I checked the band's page and also saw Chuck's posts. Simply unbelievable.
Much love to our Michael and Danny...Cory's family...the other band members....

Try a little tenderness...

(((((((Group hug))))))))))

-Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at 14:25:36 (MST)
To All: Thank you so much for your sweet posts. Yes, we're all in shock. So many years ... so many wonderful memories and experiences together ... so many people rooting us on as we perform. So much to be thankful for. God, I will miss him. Just kind of stumbling into walls today, as you might well imagine. Jimmy and Cory both in the same year. What a life we've had. How fortunate can a bunch of music guys get? What a ride!! Will miss him for the rest of my life.
Joe "Charmie", "Fork"(Greenspoon) and now Cory. To quote myself from earlier posts: DAMN IT ALL TO HELL! And I mean that in the most loving way.
Thanks again to all of you for the warm fuzzies about Cory. -M-
-Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at 14:21:57 (MST)
Soaring Nancy
Today I sit and wonder if Cory and the band know just HOW much they have meant to us. How much a part of our lives they are. How much we treasure the friendships we have formed with band members and each other over the years. Our lives will never be quite the same again. Much love and prayers to the remaining band members, Cory's family, and all my beloved friends here. An extra big hug to ((((MICHAEL))))).
-Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at 14:12:28 (MST)

I'm almost beyond words here. The loss of Cory hit us all like a hard kick to the stomach. I can't even imagine what you're feeling right now.

My most sincere condolences to you for the loss of your friend. In fact, Cory was OUR friend as far as I'm concerned. He brought joy to all our hearts with his soulful growl. We will all miss him terribly.

RIP Cory. And thank you for bringing a smile to this face many a time as the records spun.

-Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at 12:58:26 (MST)
My heart is breaking today, along with everyone else's over the shocking news about Cory's passing. It is simply unbelievable.

Michael - you and everyone in the Three Dog Night family - are in my prayers and thoughts today. Between the tears, finding a few smiles over the many, many beautiful moments associated with Cory.

Hugs and blessings to everyone.

-Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at 12:58:11 (MST)
Simply unbelievable. I'm in such shock and the tears just keep falling. Michael, I know you're heartbroken. We all are. I don't even know what else to say. I love you guys.
-Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at 12:42:42 (MST)
Space Cadet Alison

It's true. Even Chuck is sad and he is posting wonderful pictures of Cory on his Facebook page.

-Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at 12:04:44 (MST)
SHOCKED to learn that Cory Wells has passed away. sincere condolances to his family,bandmates,friends and fans.
-Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at 12:04:41 (MST)
I can't believe what I just read. Please tell me this is just a bad dream... :-((

The Sick To His Stomach Chef
-Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at 10:44:48 (MST)
Andwa, again
Please, I beg you, someone tell me it isn't true.

-Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at 09:38:44 (MST)
I dropped by to visit with Rosalee this morning after I dropped Lily off at
school and I was reminded what a big issue Industrial Safety is. Rosalee
told me about her falling in the bathroom a few nights ago and how upset the
nurse was for her not pulling the call cord when she needed attention. I
figured it was a bad mark for him as he had a "Fall" under his watch. This
morning as I passed by the nurses station I noticed their safety statistics
including 21 Days Since Last Fall. They found some loophole so that fall
wasn't really a Fall. I remember my working days and how our Safety Man
could interpret multiple pages in the handbook to not classify an accident
as not an Accident.
Michael, did y'all ever have any Industrial Accidents back in the day. Before
you answer that I have to warn you that I read Jimmy's book!
-Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at 08:48:46 (MST)
I again went to WalMart this morning after dropping Lily off at school. I
considered buying donuts but decided against it. That turned out to be the
better choice since there was not a police officer waiting for me this time
when I got home. Rosalee is in the hospital on the three week anniversary
of the surgery. She is getting a bit stronger and able to scoot to the bathroom
with a stroller and someone nearby should she need them. She should be in a rehab facility in the next day or two.
-Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at 19:40:30 (MST)
AS luck would have it Rosalee posted as I was posting. Her brain is still a
little foggy. The surgery was 17 days ago on 9/29 but it seems like months!
The police thing was pretty exciting. My son (who is living with us) and I
took Rosalee to see her PCP Tuesday afternoon after we gave up on her surgeon
doing anything but tell us that his operation was a complete success and
Rosalee needed to get over it and deal with the pain. They took a blood draw.
The pantry was getting low because I could not leave Rosalee alone long enough
to go out and buy groceries. Wednesday morning I told Chris I would stop by
WalMart after dropping Lily off at school. The doctor's office rang Rosalee's
phone over and over to tell her she had kidney failure and to rush to the ER and
get admitted to ICU. Of course Rosalee was in no shape to answer her phone so they called me and my phone didn't ring (I am smart phone challenged) so the doctors office called the police to look after a lady's welfare. When I got home with the groceries, my son who had been keeping an eye on Rosalee told me
a police officer was in the house. I called the doctor's office and they told
me of Rosalee's condition, I asked the officer to call 911. The paramedics
came to take Rosalee to ER (for the second time in six days!). They didn't
actually take her to ICU but admitted her to a regular room. It has been one
helluva two and a half weeks for Rosalee and Dis!

-Friday, October 16, 2015 at 20:54:58 (MST)
Rosalee has had a VERY tough go of it. In the hospital following surgery she
was on an IV and on medications that are not allowed outside the hospital. For
over a week we tried to get her back in as her health had failed dramatically.
Wednesday she was finally admitted to the hospital with failed kidneys. They
put her on a bicarb IV and her kidneys were back to normal already this morning.
She will go to an acute rehab facility Monday for a few days and then on to a
regular rehab facility for some period of time. Today she was able to start
using her phone. I expect that she will start using her computer soon, probably
tomorrow, and update her friends. I asked her to email you with our address.
She asked for everyone's prayers.
-Friday, October 16, 2015 at 20:21:12 (MST)
Still in the hospital. 30 days and counting/
-Friday, October 16, 2015 at 20:04:01 (MST)
I don't think there is a whole lot that I could say that would be a -exaggeration regarding the severity of the illness I have been dealing with this month. POlice cars, ambulances, and ICU Units were involved.
robin. I would love to talk to you or any of the Swampsters 406-291-0258
-Friday, October 16, 2015 at 20:02:20 (MST)
Dis, is there a way to get an address for Rosalee? I'd like to send her a card. Thanks!
-Friday, October 16, 2015 at 11:33:10 (MST)
My 12 year old grandson still likes to play hide and seek with his little sister and I. We usually play in the dark, to make it more challenging to find each other. Unfortunately for him, he has the stinkiest feet on Earth, which made it easy for me to find him the other night. I could not see him, but I could SMELL him, lol! He thought it was funny too, till his Dad made him wash his feet. "I am not using soap", he said sulkily. Ha!

Later taters, and wash those feet! ;)
-Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at 14:03:10 (MST)
GREAT to see the new shows added to the tour!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
-Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 07:00:05 (MST)
Back among the living, well, somewhat. Lots of pain. Illogical where it is. Batches of it here and there. Dis is a Godsend. Andwa, thank you so very much for the lovely flowers. Beautiful. I'll be glad when life goes back to normal. I wouldn't have thought that 6 days later I would still be so stiff and sore in so many surprising places. Hard to read, spell, and write. The hospital was just for surgery. That's the way to go. No illness allowed. The nurses were skilled in post op. That was a great thing. They knew what to do to relieve pain. They were familiar with post op stuff. Scary moment when I went to push up to scoot up in bed. I felt a stab of pain in my back and a pop. Fluid ran down my back. I was scared it was spinal fluid. They had warned me that if the spinal fluid has run that I would have to go back in but it wasn't, thank God. MTV came for a visit. Poor woman. No telling if I made any sense when she was there or not. I"ll have to ask her what we talked about. Ha!
OKay, just saying hi to let you all know I am alive.
Love to you all. God bless.
-Sunday, October 04, 2015 at 05:00:08 (MST)
Late again, dammit, but Happy Birthday, Pat!
Andra, Rosalee's flowers are absolutely GORGEOUS! She will likely break out
of the hospital today.
-Saturday, October 03, 2015 at 10:09:11 (MST)
Andwa, again
Dis, I'd like to send some flowers to Rosalee. Can you give me an address? If so, use my email andwa01@yahoo.com.

Thank you.

-Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 08:37:31 (MST)
Lake Charles on New Years Eve and New Years Day . . . now that could happen!
-Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 19:51:55 (MST)
Andwa, again
Thank you, Dis, for the update. Let her know she's in our thoughts and hearts.

-Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 18:55:00 (MST)
The 3 hour 20 minute surgery was a success. She can wiggle all fingers and toes on demand.
-Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 16:46:53 (MST)
I was not the least offended by your opinion and in fact let myself go on that one, which did offend some of my friends, but they forgave me. I am a Christian. I don't believe in judging others. I don't believe in not following the laws of the land, even if your personal beliefs are different. I quoted scripture where it says we are to obey the law and our masters. I am of a strong opinion about that and stood on my soapbox about it not once, but twice. Shame on me but things have to be said sometimes. I salute you.
This morning, in a few hours I am going into spinal cord surgery. I went in to get a spinal tap done and some tests as they suspected MS. Turns out that I have a cyst in my spinal cord that has been growing and causing all the nasty tingling, headaches, dizziness, and brain fog. So, off to surgery we go. Nothing like a surgery to make you look back on your life and all your loved ones. I woke up about an hour ago bathed in sweat, wondering if I am going into this too quickly, could I put up with the pain and illness a few more months, you know, all that stuff. It is damaging my spinal cord, so soon I would have claws for hands and that's not good. On the other hand, Lily needs a mommy who can tie her shoes and button her dresses. On the other hand, Lily needs a mommy. And the wheels on the bus go round and round.
Well, I trust Dis to let you know how I am doing via here or on Facebook. He's taking good care of Lily and I. He's been a real friend and great guy. Almost sixteen years since we met. What a journey it's been. Our friendship has survived a lot.
It sure was great to talk to you in Durant, Michael and Lily was star struck. Funny how she got right up to the front of the line and then got nervous. It was nice to meet Eddie but I missed Spooner. It was hard. It was my first concert and meet and greet without him. I spent "Out in the Country", my favorite song, crying. I always loved seeing you and Spooner perform that. It's the perfect showcase of both of your talents.
We were all very disappointed that the San Antonio concert was cancelled but glad Cory is getting his rest and recuperating. I hope his back problems get fixed soon and for good. It was evident he was in a great deal of pain during the meet and greet. Give him my best when you see him. We all want him well and the shows to continue.
NOW I am getting sleep. Seems to be that way, get up in the middle of the night and then get sleepy about time to get up for real.
Well, all my best to the Swampsters. Michael, thank you for the kind words when I really needed them and for the great advice. Helped me through a lot. You are a good and gentle soul and we all love you for it.
Take care and God bless.
-Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 03:00:59 (MST)

Gosh - I haven't been to the Swamp in awhile, but I appreciated seeing you post something about that woman in Kentucky - Kim Davis. Her self-righteousness is nauseating. I posted a few things about the situation on Facebook. We have separation of church and state in this country, and she has every right to get another job if she cannot fulfill her duties in a government job. I think she is not so willing to give up her salary - which I heard was actually a pretty good size.

Great idea Wowa ~ except I actually wouldn't want her flipping my vegetarian burgers!

-Friday, September 25, 2015 at 00:12:57 (MST)
You are back on for Bremerton on March 25th. Needless to say I won't be
sporting my re-conditioned knee in San Antonio but I'm happy Cory is taking the
time to get that back re-conditioned, or rested, or whatever it takes for him to
feel better.
-Thursday, September 24, 2015 at 18:24:23 (MST)
Northern Light
How you All are? I'm glad for you to see me.

Now if ya wants ta have a kneeslappen laugh go to YOUS TUBE and in the
search box put Walmart checkout line song by Donna Hughes'. nyuk nyuk nyuk.
Theys got Mikey in there with his open shirt and beard and heck they even
got me in the video with a picture of my back. WOWZA. I hope it is wondermus
for you like it was me so enjoy.

Tough one loosing Icon Yogi Berre. May he rest in Peace. Yogi once said that
you should go to everyones funeral because if you don't they won't come to
yours. He was also asked about where he would like to be buried to which he
replyed 'Why don't you surprise me'. My two fav's are When you come to a fork in
the road take it and They even give you cash which is as good as money. nyuk

Well I got ta go make grocerys.

Keep weird everyone in the Walmart checkout line !!!

From the Silver State.

Nevada Norm
-Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at 19:49:31 (MST)

Mikey my precious widdle wedhead, I won't be seeing you in Yakima or Bwemerton

-Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at 19:08:14 (MST)
Northern Light
Wowa I am with you nothing but the real BEEF with HOOCH !1!! nyuk

Golly Gee I done been up at the Walmart and the joint sure was busy. 15 min
ta shop 32 min to check out. I tell you for true. Yes for true.

How bout Ole Miss rolling over the tide !!!! GO REBELS !!!!

Keep weird everyone!!!!

Nevada Norm

-Monday, September 21, 2015 at 18:58:04 (MST)
The audience sang "Happy Birthday" to Bill Medley last night on his 75th!
-Sunday, September 20, 2015 at 17:55:57 (MST)
Dis, good to hear you are doing well!

Norm, good old beef burger for me, none of that veggie stuff! I'm not supposed to have soy anyway. And you'd be surprised at how much food has soy in it.

Barkeep, spank me Daddy, I'm bad. Nyuk!

Later taters
-Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 12:09:01 (MST)
Belated Happy Birthday wishes to Danny and Madonna!
-Monday, September 14, 2015 at 06:41:52 (MST)
Andwa, again
Wishing a very happy birthday to Madonna!

-Sunday, September 13, 2015 at 09:07:28 (MST)
Northern Light
Wowa they have veggie burgers ya know. Yes sir Wowa you can get some up at
the Walmart. Well enough of this health crap I am going to sin. If I hurry
it is off to IN N OUT for a double double. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm grease but it
does taste wondermus I tell you for true.

-Friday, September 11, 2015 at 20:37:40 (MST)
Thanks, Wowa, for your concern and encouragement. The surgery was last Friday and I've already been to two rehab sessions (for the knee!) and walked the neighborhood for the first time since May 20th. I'm feeling like I am experiencing a miracle. Since our game next Saturday is an 11AM kickoff I bought myself a ticket to see BJ Thomas AGAIN, this time at Choctaw. Bill Medley is opening!

-Friday, September 11, 2015 at 18:58:48 (MST)
Ha! Flip burgers. You bad, Wowa. -M-
-Friday, September 11, 2015 at 10:45:17 (MST)
Dis, get well soon! Be sure you do whatever is necessary for you to heal.

Barkeep, no offense taken here. I agree with a good bit of what you said. People in a public postion need to step up and do their job or leave. Separation of church and state, as they say. She is entitled to her beliefs, but if everyone were to follow them instead of the law, where would we be? I say in complete chaos. She's had her 15 minutes of fame, now she needs to get out of that job and go flip burgers, unless she is vegan, of course.

Later taters
-Friday, September 11, 2015 at 04:49:49 (MST)
Northern Light
Come on Mikey no need to retract. Even if some disagree with you I don;t think
they are offended that should be the last thing to think about. Like I said
in my post I donot go about life to piss off people. We all have a point of
view on something. When I got something to say I says it you can agree or disagree
it don't matter to me. Many of my friends from time to time disagree but we are
still friends free speech is great. That Mikey is how we do's it. So I hope you
let er fly now and then.

Friday is the 14th anniversary of 9 11. Take a moment to pause and remember
the poor soles who passed that day and the family and friends who lost a loved

-Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 21:47:17 (MST)
Andwa, again
I wasn't offended. Go ahead and speak your mind. This is your place after all.

-Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 17:11:50 (MST)
Well, it's too late to edit myself now. I fired up the corn puter with thoughts of deleting my ramble, but ... Norm caught me. So be it. Maybe someone will get a tickle out of my passion. Ha. I suspect I should have been a tad more reserved in my remarks. Sometimes it just comes out. On the edge of offending my religious friends, and I truly do not want to do that. Anyway, have a great day everyone. -M-
-Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 14:15:39 (MST)
Me Again
DAG NABIT !!!! its hate and that first paragrah is have. My eyes are shot.
Getting old now Theres a subject to discuss. I am so tired the only thing
to pick me up is pallbearers. nyuk

Stay weird everyone.

-Wednesday, September 09, 2015 at 22:27:18 (MST)
Okay Norms going to start things off. Mikey I would have been offened if you
did not say a thing. Frankly and not to offend you hve been silent for to long
on this and other stuff so Iam glad you let it fly. The Mikey that I knew of the
past is back and thats good. Now whats Norm's view on Gays well if you are 18
and consenting, you love someone and thats what and how you want to live your
life the what right do I the guy down the street and the government got a right
to dictate how you should live your life. Its love people. Now I know a girl who
is partnered with another. I know she is gay cause she told me so I said whats
the big deal and when I come into the CVS where she works she is square with me
and I with her. When it comes to getting married and lets say your faith does
not recognize it then thats fine you and your religion should have the right to
bow out and not spew hait at them. When it comes to going to a tax funded court
house and if you work there then you must perform your duties according to the
law and not how you feel. The government is we the people not the right wingers
or the left. Norm says respect everyone and that does not mean I agree your
disagree with everyone just alittle elbow room. If you are greatly offended then
you can avoid what you dont like and stay on your side of the street. What people do in their bedroom is none of my business. Norm on the gay lifestyle.
Well it is not my cup of tea. I married a woman who I am very much in love with
and honestly can't get heavy with a Dude cause I like women . My wife gave me three wonderful kids and they have kids my super wonderful grand kids. Now none
of them are gay or into a gay lifestyle but if they came to me and told me they were gay I would love them just like I do now. What grinds my geers is when politics and peoples faith sometimes feel they have the right to spew hait and we have to live our lives according to them well it ain;t happening with Norman.
This is America people. Many fought and died to preserve our right to choose
and to be free. Separation of Church and State. Now to those who don.t agree with the gay issue or me I respect your right to do so but please respect my
rights. Last no violence or hate from any side just debate discuss and respect.

On a totally different subject many may have heard about the British Airways
plane that caught on fire here in Vegas wow that pilot and crew sure did a
wonderful job and saved their passengers lives. I pass the airport to and from work and I saw the jet on the runway. It was all over and even the people gone
At the time I thought that was odd but kept my eyes on the road as it was busy.
It was only when I got home and saw the news when I saw how bad it was and could have been. It is on You Tube as well. Okay you can now go on if you wish
as I pass the carving tools on. I;m going up to the Walmart as they gots those
dohickies on sale.

Nevada Norm

-Wednesday, September 09, 2015 at 22:12:25 (MST)
Go Romo. Go Dez. Hell, for that matter GO BRADY. YEH, BRADY!
Now that I've taken care of that:

I generally don't voice my opinion too readily on national matters. After all: I just play guitar. Having said that ... I can't hold myself back. Truly, I DO think Mike Huckabee is a genuinely nice guy with a great personality. This deal with Mrs. Kim Davis and refusing to do her publicly elected "duty" according to the law in issuing marriage licenses to gay couples that want to get married in Kentucky. I'M GAGGING. Quit your job if it bothers you so much. That is your right. What is not your right is to ram your religious beliefs down American's throat. EVEN IF YOU'RE GETTING A STANDING OVATION FOR IT IN KENTUCKY. It's your right to have your religious beliefs, but not if it's in conflict with the job you are doing. A public job at that! My God she has become a religious super star, not to mention a timely political one. There's no way she'll back away from this now. Not that she'd want to, but her STAR power now dictates what she will do. She's having so much fun ... more fun than she's had in her entire life, no doubt. Stay tuned: Mitch McDonnel will surface soon to make political hay along with Mike Huckabee. Understand: THIS IS ONE CERTIFIED KENTUCKY COLONEL talking to you (yes, it's true. I (all of 3DN are ... KENTUCKY COLONELS ... and we love it). Still, this is just too damn gaggy. The condescending moral self righteousness just makes me want to puke! Si, PUKE! Get over this middle eastern sheep herder "man was created in his image" crap. The other way around is the real deal. No offense intended. Just is what it is. i.e. A jealous and vengeful God and all that stuff. Oh, Puh-lease.
Now that I've offended at least half of you ... I shall sign off. No bad intent. Just FED UP with the BS. A STAR IS BORN, as they say. Kim Davis is in ecstasy right now. Biggest thing of her life. 'Scuse me while I upchuck some moral fibre.

-Wednesday, September 09, 2015 at 19:24:00 (MST)
All is well with the world! The surgery went well Friday afternoon and I'm taking careful baby steps without crutches today so I'm good to go to the Concert and Meet and Greet in San Antonio in two and a half weeks. Fall is in the air and temperatures are only expected to touch 90 three more times this year and with Dallas and Fort Worth lakes down to only 96.1% and 94.5% respectively the rain over the next day or two will be welcomed to top them off. Of course, with fall comes Aggie Football. With the stellar performance on Saturday against a ranked team we are now #16, but with all seven teams in the SEC West being ranked in the top 25 we will have at least six more tough games. Oh, did I mention the Dow gained 390 points today?

-Tuesday, September 08, 2015 at 16:55:00 (MST)
R.I.P. actor Martin Milner. 83. Route 66, Twilight Zone, Adam 12. -M-
-Monday, September 07, 2015 at 13:28:52 (MST)

-Monday, September 07, 2015 at 01:13:47 (MST)
Lotto: You're very welcome. Thanks for popping in and leaving a post. -M-
-Sunday, September 06, 2015 at 09:26:55 (MST)
Thanks for all of your music !!
-Saturday, September 05, 2015 at 20:20:55 (MST)
Northern Light
Mikey I just Loves it. You are for Reals !!! NO DISRESPECT TO PAM. I knows
you learns the kids real good nyuk Oh Pammy 90 deegees. I hopes you donot freeze.
Come to Vegas 110 F in da shade. But we gots AC. Wowa glad the HOOCH helped and
I gots another batch going in the tub. Hey they got a sale on those whatchamacallits up at the Walmart. I gots me some. Ole Miss done it. Yup whupped
them boys from Utah 76 ta 3. Which make me says ARE YOU READY ? I MEAN ARE YOU



Got that you Hotty TODDYS !!! NYUK

I will be right here if ya need me just holler at me !!!

Stay weird everyone.

Nevada NORM
-Saturday, September 05, 2015 at 18:03:07 (MST)
Pam T.
On the topic of spelling errors, they are so much fun when they are innocently made by little kids. I have the pleasure of checking first grade journals everyday and some of the mistakes I have seen are hilarious! We save some of our faves and look at them later on for a good laugh- they usually involve unintended naughty words. Hard to believe, I know.

Another hot one today. Will probably not stir in the out of doors until later when it's only 90 out. High humidity is causing some serious hair issues. Always happens when we have school pictures!

Have great and relaxing Labor Day!

-Saturday, September 05, 2015 at 10:37:05 (MST)
Oops. Even after the "spelling" hammer came down ... I blew it. HOOCH, darnit. -M-
-Saturday, September 05, 2015 at 09:58:46 (MST)
HOOTCH. I love that word. Nyuk. Loved that DOG in that old Tom Hanks movie, too. -M-
-Saturday, September 05, 2015 at 09:57:57 (MST)
Norm, thanks for the hooch, it worked wonders!

-Friday, September 04, 2015 at 22:37:08 (MST)
Taste? I'm just glad I got away, so far, with spelling knew new! Are you
going to come down to the United States of America next month to see the boys
in Bremerton and/or Yakima? I hope we folks treat your truck a little better
than "we" did a couple of years ago.
-Wednesday, September 02, 2015 at 19:11:29 (MST)

Dis, don't mention taste.

-Wednesday, September 02, 2015 at 00:36:17 (MST)
Well Mikey has good taste, but we new that. The trip was my last hurrah before
getting my left knee scoped Friday morning. I got a third row center seat for
the concert in San Antonio on September 25th. All I need to do now is manage to get my butt in it. I had both knees scoped 32 years ago and it was not
pretty for some time afterwards.
-Tuesday, September 01, 2015 at 11:03:41 (MST)

Mikey has been a big fan of BJs since the 60s.

Big fan. Mighty big fan.

-Monday, August 31, 2015 at 22:21:41 (MST)

Mikey has been a big fan of BJs since way back in the 60s.
-Monday, August 31, 2015 at 22:20:01 (MST)
Northern Light
I STANDS BY MY WAYS !!!! I says what I says Spelling Counts. You could not
see satire if it hit you in the face. Your world is DARK and without laughter.

Seems you are also a COWARD as you have to hide and shovel your so called
know it all. Got a name and some guts ?? Okay you just hide and snipe when
you want but do not forget to paint that yellow stripe on your back as it
is getting worn. As well have some respect for the rules of the house but
then again what can one expect with a small mind like yours.

Sorry to the house but nameless cowards who come here with nothing
better to do but snipe need to be told off. The Coward can keep it up but I
will not change !!!!! So nameless coward go back to your world of darkness and

Proudly Norm
-Monday, August 31, 2015 at 17:45:16 (MST)
Spelling really does matter.
"grinnen like a possum eaten sweat taters."

SWEAT taters? Really???

-Sunday, August 30, 2015 at 18:27:35 (MST)
BJ's show tonight was again fantastic.
-Saturday, August 29, 2015 at 21:54:48 (MST)
I've been a fan of BJ Thomas after seeing him perform at the Marvin Hamlisch event in St. Charles so I decided to see his shows at the Egyptian Theater in Park City. Thursday nights performance was his first at the venue and seemed to lack some of the fire and emotion that he puts into his songs. It seems there are some ill feeling between him and Redford that came out as he was
introducing Raindrops. Apparently Redford didn't care for that song in his artsy movie. Anyway, BJ was spot on last night. It was a tremendous show. I'm hoping for the same in his final show here tonight.
-Saturday, August 29, 2015 at 07:39:18 (MST)
Northern Light
Well don,t that just beat a hog flyen. I tell y"all for true. I just was a talken
with Mikey and that boy is busy busy. He is getten ready for Gator season come
September and hes a gonna get a heap of those crockagators. CHOOT! CHOOT ! MIKEY.
As well ya know that GIRL WHO DONE MADE THAT VIDEO up at the Yous Tube, ya know
the one who is a movie star but she won;t say she is. Jane or Joyce or sumpin
well I finds out that girl is not only part of Mikeys entorage but she is a
Bounty Hunter and Mikeys as well as hunting gators helps Jane out catch the bad
guys. Another thing about that Jane girl is she also 'Rassels and does the Rasselen in the ring. Thats for true. So Mikey says he will talk at ya later.One
thing about Mikey is he is happier than a dawg with two peters and he is a grinnen like a possum eaten sweat taters.

Now Wowa honey help is a commin as I am sending you a big batch of HOOCH, Boom boom bombs and lots of ammo.I hope that will help ya with those pesky kin.

Hey everybody they got those thingamajiggers on sale up at the Walmart. They are
right by the watchamacallits you cannot miss em.

Well it looks like I done talked off my lipstick.Boy Boy Boy I am so hungry my
stomach is hitten my backbone and I am so tired the only thing to pick me up
is pallbearers.

If y;all need me just holler at me.

Stay weird everyone!!!!!

Love a big sloppy kisses......

-Thursday, August 27, 2015 at 21:29:46 (MST)

If only I could find my book of phone numbers.... I could sell your #.

-Thursday, August 27, 2015 at 21:21:15 (MST)
Sneaking on here real quick before my data is completely gone. I have family here from Florida, and they sucked down all my data usage. Can't do a damn thing online. I had to start WW3 with them about their damn cat shitting and peeing in peoples shoes yesterday. Am losing my mind. I don't want m grandkids to feel unwanted, all I can think of is to move out myself before my head explodes. I probably won't be back online til sept when my data is reset, if they don't suck it down in the first fricking days again. Anyone who wants to talk to me, feel free to call. Spacey has my number. Looks like its going to be a long winter till they leave.

Oh, and happy belated birthday to Paul. Mikey, I sent you a birthday card last spring, and it took till June for it to be returned to me undeliverable. So I'm sorry I missed yours.

Later taters
-Thursday, August 27, 2015 at 04:10:44 (MST)
A Message From Space Cadet Central

Happy birthday Blonde Dog!!

Love from Spacey
-Monday, August 24, 2015 at 02:05:20 (MST)
Happy Birthday, Paul!
-Sunday, August 23, 2015 at 19:34:52 (MST)
I just have to share with you a card that I received in the snail mail today.
It was from my sister and she wrote "Thanks for the help with the Meet and
Greet. That just made my day! That's the first group I ever cared for." Come
to think of it, that's the first group I ever cared for too! And thanks
Madonna who made it happen!
-Friday, August 14, 2015 at 09:27:32 (MST)
Northern Light
Oh Mikey you are still out there like a kyte dancing in the storm. You know
that once you cross over you will be in a place that shows no mercy.If you cry
at my funeral I will never speak to you again. ( Stan Laurel ) NYUK

Your that guy who walked into a bar with jumper cables dangling from your
neck. The Bartender told you not to start anything. nyuk

Okay okay you bring the beer and I will bring the ammo. Mikey they
have oil filters on sale up at the Walmart. You just stop sitting there like
you own cotton in Augusta. Don.t think Taco Bell is a Mexican phone company.

See what it is like all jacked up on the Mountain Dew !!!

If Y all need me just holler at me.


-Thursday, August 13, 2015 at 00:07:00 (MST)
Thanks to you and to the other band members for another great show at Choctaw last evening, and a very, very special thanks to you all for the time that y'all took to visit with and take pictures with my sister and her husband at the Meet and Greet. You can't imagine how much that meant to them, and to me.
-Sunday, August 09, 2015 at 15:02:43 (MST)

I hope that Mikey and Paul got to see the Tillamook cheese factory which was not far from the Tillamook county Fair that they played tonight.

I've been going there for about 35 years. One of the best gift shops in Oregon and the ice cream is great. (and the fudge is to ie for). I haven't watched them make cheese in years now.


-Saturday, August 08, 2015 at 01:54:36 (MST)
Leaving for our annual girl's weekend tomorrow. Hope to make at least one of them laugh hard enough to p their pants. Mwahahaha!

Later taters
-Wednesday, August 05, 2015 at 14:00:33 (MST)
Andwa, again
And now for a commercial break...For those of you who are interested in fine fabrics and sewing, my sister is moving to Virginia and is willing to part with some of the fabrics she has collected through the years like hand-painted silks and more. If interested let me know.

Back to our regularly scheduled program...
-Sunday, August 02, 2015 at 14:48:15 (MST)
Northern light
Just a bit of house keeping. Windows 10 is here and if you are on Microsoft
then its available for free. You have to request it so go to the secure
microsoft site and get your request in. It may be instant or it may come to you
in a few days. When it does come it will take around an hour to install. Thats
if you are on wi fi high speed internet. Check with Microsoft if you have other
service. There is very little for you to do but click a few things but as it says
keep your puter on and they do all the work including the transfering of files
to Windows 10. I have had it for judt a few hours and really like it as it is
better than Windows 8. Do not doddle because the free download is only for a little while and you don.t want to be left out. If you have any questions
or want to readup on it go to the Microsoft site. Your choice I am not
repondsable for any thing but my own puter and I DONOT work for Microsoft.
Times are changing and most of us want to be up to date. The choice is up to you.

Belated 75th birthday to our favorite wabbit Bugs Bunny turned 75 years old this week. So raise a carrot to Bugs. Hey Mikey WHATS UP DOC??? nyuk

Thats all for now.

-Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 23:15:13 (MST)
famous Rob
Stopping in for a quickie...mama told me not come..busy summer the donut funnel cake biz. Drama drama....fire everybody... I quit too! Now retired..looking to become rock star in my old age..selling off my assets....and my ass to...I've lost 62 lbs sine January been bouncing my grandson and new baby sister Evelyn on my knee....riding the lawnmower and drinking Lienenkugal summer shandy beer going to the dog show in Medina Mn in Oct....later .... Back on my head.. Swamp break over

-Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at 20:12:18 (MST)
Andwa, again
And to make it an even more special weekend, I come home, walk in the door, and my sister asks if I'm going to the funeral. "Funeral? What funeral?" "Uncle Phil passed away last Friday, the funeral is on Tuesday. Didn't you get the email?" "What email? I didn't get any email."

Oh, yeah. A real "special" weekend.

-Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at 06:48:22 (MST)
Andwa, I'm so sorry to hear about your experience :(. Reminds me of the time TDN was in Grand Rapids. I was driving my old station wagon, otherwise known as "Christine". I stopped to get directions to the venue, instead of following my instincts (which turned out to be right), then my car wouldn't start! I missed the whole show :(. I guess we all have an experience like this at least once. It sucks. I hope you get another show to go to real soon.
-Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at 04:27:17 (MST)
Oh Andra ~ damnation! So sorry that you had that experience.
-Sunday, July 19, 2015 at 22:36:43 (MST)
Andwa, again
It was a lie! I was told if I paid for VIP tickets, I could park in the vendor lot which would be close to the stage. Lie! It was on the other side farthest from the stage. I was told it would be inside. Lie! It was outside. The directions I was given from the hotel sent me in the wrong direction! So once I finally found the fair grounds, found a place to park, walked to the other side of the fair grounds, found my seat, I got to see the two encore songs. I'm so pissed! Excuse my language, but dammit!

Now my knee is sore and swollen. I need to get some ice, if the machine works (it didn't yesterday).

I tried, Mike, I really did. The last two songs were great, though.
-Sunday, July 19, 2015 at 18:03:26 (MST)

Mikey, you baptizing cats again?

-Saturday, July 18, 2015 at 10:41:38 (MST)
Northern Light
Hey Mikey do you by chance have a spare wallet? The Dollar Store is out.

Boy is my cars window ever clean. nyuk. Ministry? Yea yea I know that one
called The House Of The Rising Sun. Oh boy now I know how the Greeks feel.

Brats for da house. Car window washing and rides to the next town optional.

Nevada Norm
-Friday, July 17, 2015 at 18:10:56 (MST)
Andwa, again
Thank you, Pam. I'm going to the Milwaukee area for a TDN show this weekend. After that, the only other possibility is the show in Medina, but that's still not certain yet. How about you? Any shows in your future?

Looking forward to seeing you, Mike, and your band mates this weekend. Woo-hoo!

Take care, all.
-Friday, July 17, 2015 at 11:52:53 (MST)
WALLET SCAM: Yes, it's a dangerous world out there. I may never drive again. I HATE WHEN THAT HAPPENS. Not that I ever ... er ... that is ...uh ... well maybe just before I went through my "enter the ministry" phase, I might have considered ... uh ... but then again, ... No. I'm pristine. Don't ever forget that. -M-

-Friday, July 17, 2015 at 11:35:14 (MST)
Pam T.
Wishing that Minnesota wo-maine, ANDWA, a very happy birthday! I hope there will be many TDN shows for you this upcoming year and especially one that we both attend! (((Andra)))

Hot one today...really wish I had my own cement pond cuz that's where I would be right now!
-Friday, July 17, 2015 at 09:47:12 (MST)

While you are packing your shopping goods into your car,you may be approched by two fit 18 year old Eastern European girls in tight tiny tops. They will wash
your car windows with their titties up against the windshield and then ask you for
a ride to the next town as payment. Once in your cars back seat they will strip
naked and perform oral sex on each other.One of the girls will then hop into the
front seat beside you and go down on you while the other girl tries to steal your
wallet! I had mine stolen last Thursday,Friday and Saturday, twice on Sunday and
once more today so watch out and be careful. BTW Dollar Tree or the 99 Cent Store have a good choice of wallets that you can buy.

Be careful out there everyone !!!!

Norm The Nevada Nyukster.
-Thursday, July 16, 2015 at 17:30:05 (MST)
Andwa, again
Wishing you all a happy, safe, and fun Independence Day.

-Friday, July 03, 2015 at 08:37:57 (MST)
Pam T.
Happy Canada Day to our friends north of the border! I will never forget visiting Niagara Falls on this day five years ago while traveling with dear friends to a TDN show in Orillia. In the evening, the falls were lit with colored lights and all kinds of people were there to see it. What a sight!

Andwa: Thanks for the birthday greeting for the Iowa Womaine. I had a wonderful day making my family do all my evil bidding! My mom even made me a rhubarb pie! More delicious than a Jagertini- I know, hard to believe...especially since you're not likely to go within 100 yards of the Jagertini!
-Wednesday, July 01, 2015 at 10:48:12 (MST)

Sorry Norm, that thing on his head is already running for Prime Minister up here.

-Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at 19:51:29 (MST)
Northern Light
I got a question about Donald Trump. If he wins the GOP nomination can that
thing on his head run as his mate for Vice President ?

YOUR FIRED !!!!! nyuk nyukity.

Wowa nice job on the heist. More Hooch on the way.

Nevada Norm
-Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at 01:17:38 (MST)
Norm-count me in! Also need more hooch!

-Sunday, June 28, 2015 at 14:24:54 (MST)
Andwa, again
Happy birthday to the Iowa womaine!

-Saturday, June 27, 2015 at 23:38:15 (MST)

I guess if Mikey's getting older, we need to find him some smaller lakes.

Ta Ta, ta-tas!

-Friday, June 26, 2015 at 18:45:58 (MST)
Message to Mikey et al. You know its summer here in Vegas as it was nice
and sunny with a high of 107F. I was happy that it cooled down at night.
Gee it cooled down to 97F around midnight. Atleast its a dry heat. nyuk

Well its HOOCH POOL AND BBQ at Casa del Norm.

Load up with lots of Ammo it will soon be the Fourth.

Hicups belches and wet sloppy kisses to all.

-Friday, June 26, 2015 at 17:50:30 (MST)
Northern Light
Hey Wowa I got two questions for ya. I have not heard from Mikey so do you
want to go on a heist with me and da boys? Second hows yer HOOCH supply need
more ?? nyuk

Nevada Norm
-Friday, June 26, 2015 at 17:40:41 (MST)
At least the one I will be at. He could be in big trouble. Nyuk!
-Friday, June 26, 2015 at 10:08:32 (MST)
Why not? I'm sure Mikey has run around a lake shouting out to the ta tas at some point in his life. (note to self:keep Mikey away from lakes).

-Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at 19:43:09 (MST)
Spacey,I remember seeing those ads in my mom's True Story magazines Remember those? Also, on the bra topic, now I know what to use for a mask for my girls weekend outfit. We are supposed to be superheroes, real or made up. Making mine up. I will be going around the lake shouting "ta ta ta ta!".
-Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at 11:48:50 (MST)
As mentioned earlier a friend of TDN June Fairchild passed away a few months
ago. June it was said was the person who came up with the name of the band.
Floyd Sneed is on YouTube and he has some interesting things to say. If you
are interested in the history of the group you might want to check it out just
put Floyd Sneed in the search. Floyd was speaking at the funeral of June and
it was interesting what is said.

Anyhoo Hooch for the house.

Nevada Norm
-Friday, June 12, 2015 at 02:39:56 (MST)

Wowa, don't you miss Frederick's of Hollywood as much as I do? I wonder who is making those bras now..... Victoria's Secret is so lame.

-Thursday, June 11, 2015 at 15:45:32 (MST)
Speaking of bras, anyone remember the ones with a hole over the nipple area for a "natural" look? One could maybe use those for binoculars, if they were of a mind to wear'em as a mask.

Later taters
-Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at 05:15:09 (MST)
Northern Light
Hey Mikey duz ya want ta go with me and da boyz on a heist? How about you
Jill ?All ammo supplied just bring yer favorite weapon.

Nevada Norm
-Tuesday, June 09, 2015 at 17:30:54 (MST)
James Pomeranz
Hi Michael ...
Just wanted to say how much fun my kids and I had when we saw you guys on Sunday. We had soooo much fun. It was my 5 year old grand daughter's first concert and she had a blast. My first concert was August 28th 1970 with Three Dog Night at Red Rocks ... I tried to go to the Denver Pop Festival, but being 9, my parents said NO! Please tell Cory thank you for giving my Grand Daughter the autographed hat. Three Dog Night has contributed so much great music over so many years and you guys are still sounding great. I was so happy that you played my favorite song "It Ain't Easy" (the Chorus effect on your guitar was killer) ... I always thought that you are such an under rated guitar player. You have such an original use of those 2 note 6th chords intertwined in your solo's and just a well rounded and diverse musician. My kids said that you are so much fun to watch ... He's always smiling. The new song's are really good and that acapella vocal piece was outstanding. Thank you for all the years of great music. Yesterday brought back so many memories.
James Pomeranz
-Tuesday, June 09, 2015 at 12:14:16 (MST)

I've sent all my old one to disaster relief. They use them for tents that can house up to 3 families.

-Monday, June 08, 2015 at 01:10:01 (MST)
Pam T.
Andwa: LOL!!!
-Sunday, June 07, 2015 at 15:34:35 (MST)
Andwa, again
He could probably hang one of mine up and use it as a two-person hammock.

-Sunday, June 07, 2015 at 00:54:25 (MST)

My daughter walked into the room to show me her new bra just as I clicked on here...

-Saturday, June 06, 2015 at 20:12:45 (MST)

I am admitting that I know nothing about Jagermeister. But, I DO know about bras. If Mikey has a collection, they would have to be easy access for him. Like hanging from the ceiling and when he walks into the room, he'd go face first into whichever he chooses. Maybe he has an automated hanger like the dry cleaners use. I suspect they'd be arranged by size, then maybe color/design, depending on what he thinks he could handle that day. :-)

-Saturday, June 06, 2015 at 13:33:32 (MST)
Northern Light
I said this before and I will say it again. Mikey you are just a kyte
dancing in the storm.

Brakeep indeed nyuk.

Nevada Norm
-Friday, June 05, 2015 at 18:39:22 (MST)
Pam T.
I AM missing a purple 38 double D.....(OK, I did exaggerate a bit)

Is your collection neatly organized by size, color, animal print, etc. or are they all in a pile in a corner of your room? Just wondering.
-Friday, June 05, 2015 at 16:51:58 (MST)
Soaring Nancy
Collection of bras??? Well, we all have our little hobbies!!!

JILL, a " regular" jagertini has Jagermeister, Peachtree Schnapps and Cranberry Juice---I am curious to know what MICHAEL puts in the ones HE makes!
-Friday, June 05, 2015 at 16:24:34 (MST)

Okay, I'm clearly missing something (besides my bra!). What is a Jagertini?
-Friday, June 05, 2015 at 14:22:55 (MST)
Pam T: Do I still make Jagertinis? Where do you think I got my collection? (bras). Nyuk. -M-
-Friday, June 05, 2015 at 10:58:53 (MST)

I'm just picturing him in a shed out by his pool.... stacks of bras all shapes and sizes.
-Thursday, June 04, 2015 at 13:25:35 (MST)

How stupid of me to even ask such a question. This is Mikey I'm talking about. Not only was it intentional, but it was "perfectly intentional"! You make me laugh, Mikey and that's always a good thing. :-)
-Thursday, June 04, 2015 at 12:55:14 (MST)
Coincidence? We don't need no stinking coincidences! ''Twas all perfectly intentional. -M-
-Thursday, June 04, 2015 at 11:47:32 (MST)
Soaring Nancy
I wondered the same thing about the BRA keep, Jill! Many gentle hugs to you, Jill, and prayers that your back is on the mend,

Soaring Nancy
-Wednesday, June 03, 2015 at 19:23:28 (MST)

Awww...Thanks, Mikey. Better late than never.
Is it just coincidence that you're "BraKeep" this time?
-Wednesday, June 03, 2015 at 19:15:53 (MST)
Late happy boithday hug to Jill. -M-
-Tuesday, June 02, 2015 at 11:39:28 (MST)

One hug for each year and I'm next in line.

-Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 12:51:11 (MST)

Thanks for the idea Spacey, but no sign of Mikey at my door today. He wouldn't even have to bring flowers, just a hug. I could use one of those right now.
-Friday, May 29, 2015 at 19:51:56 (MST)

Happy Birthday to Jill!!!!! I'd have Mikey deliver flowers to your door if I could only find him this morning.

-Friday, May 29, 2015 at 09:12:11 (MST)
Space cadet

Mikey, I had the pleasure of seeing Randy Bachman performing with the VSO the other night. He got a 5 minute standing O after his first two encores... now I really wanna see a 3DN symphan y show.

Randy briefly mentioned 59 Les Paul. I assume you have tried this axe yourself and what is your take on it?

He did a little BB King and Stevie Ray Vaughn mixed tribute, that I like very much.

This was not your typical Randy show, believe me.

-Friday, May 22, 2015 at 20:15:51 (MST)
Pam T.
Another softball season is officially underway- now the youngest T. daughter is pitching. The first between innings song: Joy to the World. Crowd was singing along as usual. Yes, all is well in my universe.

Andwa: Isn't geneological research addicting? Much of my ancestry is from the British Isles, fortunately I read and speak the language:-). My dad's side was in America before the Revolutionary War. Do you ever watch Who Do You Think You Are? So interesting.

Barkeep: Do you still make Jagertinis? I'll have one shaken not stirred.
-Friday, May 22, 2015 at 20:04:50 (MST)

I am 100% Czech and my paternal grandparents and maternal great-grandparents
all arrived in Galveston around the 1880's and 1890's. My sister had done a
lot of research on our family tree so about 20 years ago I travelled to Prague
and rented a car and spent a week doing a big loop of the Czech Republic and
saw places where my ancestors lived and churches where they were married etc.
I was disappointed not to find any graves since there didn't seem to be a
headstone anywhere that was over say 90 years old. They seem to reuse the
cemeteries there. It was rewarding and great fun anyway. I had a beer in
Czesky Bodevice (or Budveis), the home of Budweiser.

-Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 12:57:07 (MST)
Andwa, again
So, Sis and I had a good day. She's been working on the family tree for decades. She's done a good job and found lots of information going back hundreds of years on our dad's side mostly. What she's working on now are pictures and places. So, we went to a couple of local county seats to look through their records searching for property records. We actually found our g-g-grandfather's (Stingrim) farm which is out by the tiny town of Dexter, MN. We drove out there but could not get on the grounds as it is now a church. We're going to contact the church to see if they would allow us to take some pics of the house. We don't need to go inside, we just want pics of the house and grounds. Hope they will allow that. Fingers crossed. We also located the graveyard where Stingrim is buried. He doesn't have a headstone, but we at least located the graveyard. The church is long gone but thankfully the graveyard is still there and being cared for by the local congregation.

It was a full day of driving from town to town, looking through old record books, then more driving with lots of laughs along the way. A good day indeed.

Take care, all!

-Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 10:38:55 (MST)
BB KING a HUGE GIANT and KING of the Blues. BB passed last night.
BB KING was a true icon in the music business. He was one of many
who helped form and shape The Blues Music as we know it.

" The Trill is gone |
-Friday, May 15, 2015 at 10:07:03 (MST)

Sing along Andwa-I owe, I owe, so off to work I go. Nyuk!

-Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 04:09:18 (MST)
Andwa, again
I hear ya, Wowa. I've got six more years until the house is paid off, so six more years until retirement. I know...I should be grateful I have a job, and I am, but sometimes I wish I could just say take this job and shove it! But since I still need a paycheck, I'll get up in the morning, go to work, and wait for that day six years from now.
-Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 23:08:09 (MST)
I don't wanna go to work :( *sigh*
-Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 05:32:41 (MST)
I loved Gene Tierney in The Ghost and Mrs. Muir! I have the movie on vhs, gotta get a dvd before I wear the tape out.

-Monday, May 11, 2015 at 15:51:32 (MST)

Mikey - I forgot to say "thank you". You are a sweetheart. (((Hugs)))
-Saturday, May 09, 2015 at 12:18:35 (MST)
Northern Light
Jill I know they are on You Tube but things get buried there so to have them
on Mikey,s site with a link to You Tube give them more exposer. Speaking of
which Mr Mikey is Miss Bunns. Vat did she do wrong to you? Why ignor her?
She has been like that since 2012 and now it is 2015 !!!!

Iam going for some cheese and an apple, Would you like some Jill ?? You
can have some Hooch to wash it down.

-Friday, May 08, 2015 at 22:02:13 (MST)

Mikey - You have indeed said that for about 15 years now. I had never even heard of Gene Tierney before you told me about her. I've never understood it, since I don't see the resemblance, but you have stuck with that opinion all this time, so you clearly see something in me that I don't see. I am flattered because she is beautiful, but not the typical look I think of as being popular back then.

I hadn't even wondered if you cared that I sat down beside you during the interview. You're too nice to have said anything anyway.

Norm - The videos of Michel are on youtube and my Facebook page. If anyone wants to share them, I am fine with that. I would also like to see them on Michael's page because I know he has many fans who would enjoy hearing him talk about his life and TDN.

As for me sounding so final about future videos, I simply meant that this was a one time thing for me. My friend is no longer working in radio. If he was, I know he would have loved to talk with Michael again and you can bet I would have been there again. Even a phone call would be good, but it's so much better to see the person telling the story. And Michael tells great stories. The only thing I regularly record are a few songs from each concert, and those are on youtube.

-Friday, May 08, 2015 at 20:24:05 (MST)
Northern Light
Mikey Jill was so final. No more videos and that was that. Yes Jill is a looker
and so are alot others. Now I am not jonesen for anything but Jill is right
about you. Twice in my life I have sat or stood and had a long conversation.
Both times we spoke about all sorts of stuff not related to everything except
music, geetars or TDN. You did most of the talking but when all is said and done
those were some of the best conversations in my life. Yes I have had many with
others but your up there on the list. Folks Mikey will stimulate you and he
is a funny guy to boot. I hope Mr Mikey you bought Jill a drink or a meal.
Jill,s videos should be on the TDN website and even yours. Iam pissed off when
people with talent say no and they have alot to give yet they choose to mold on
the shelf. Maybe theres a reason but it pains me to see people with talent drive
and all that not create not for me but for everyone. Now no disrespect but same
goes for TDN, Ya ya we like Eli One and the Frog song but it is getting stale.
Mike look at all the talent that is on stage with you. All we had new in the past few years is Cry for The Children and Heart of Blues. Come on yous guys.
Your all ozing creativity and talent yet it just is silent when it should be heard. Okay Mike its just some tough love thats all. Put away the guns I sill
likes yous all. Nuff said but the bell tolls for thee. nyuk


-Friday, May 08, 2015 at 18:55:11 (MST)
NORM: I always told Jill that she reminded me of GENE TIERNEY. This was a waaaaaay good looking actress from the golden era, so to speak. See "The Ghost and Mrs. Muir" with her and Rex Harrison. Please take the time to follow this link of Ghost and Mrs. Muir (movie, not tv show)and see some pictures of Gene. (http://thefoxling.blogspot.com/2012/01/ghost-and-mrs-muir-costume-design.html) Also, the movie "LAURA" (1944) with another old favorite actor of mine (Clifton Webb), although Dana Andrews got bigger billing.
Si. Jill is a "looker", for sure. I agree. I didn't mind at all that she sat down next to me at the interview. Gene was a strikingly beautiful woman. So take that, Jill.
-Friday, May 08, 2015 at 12:18:39 (MST)

Norm: I'm not upset in the least. I actually thought it was funny. Thank you for the lovely compliments. There will be no more videos of me and unless some miracle happens, no more of Mikey either. However, it would be great to sit down with him and hear more stories than the few that are on the videos. Mikey is a great story teller, but that will never happen. I'm very grateful to to have the video from that day with my music soulmate, John, and Michael, two of my favorite people in the world.
-Thursday, May 07, 2015 at 07:49:34 (MST)
Northern Light
Calm down Jill easy now. I said and ment I enjoyed the videos but other than
Mikey there is no program for the players.So you see this pretty lady sit down
by Mikey and since I did not know you I guessed thats all. You should if not
already be in the movies. Good job Jill now show us more. Movies that is with
Mikey or no Mikey you can tell a good story on video. Can't wait for more.
Mr Mikey da boys will be visiten ya when you come to Vegas. Ihope you like garlic.

-Wednesday, May 06, 2015 at 19:25:24 (MST)

Norm: I thought you were joking. As for the video, I had my camera sitting on a table, focused on Michael. I was standing to his right, out of sight and recording the interview with my DJ friend's camcorder. I got tired of standing and holding it, so I took a break and sat down next to Michael, the only place to sit. It wasn't until I sat down that I noticed my own camera was still running. That's the only reason I am in any of the video and I didn't stay long.

I had to laugh at your question about why I was there. No, I am not part of his entourage, nor am I his PR person. Michael and I are friends and he did a wonderful favor for me and my friend that neither of us will never forget.

You asked if there are other videos and the answer is yes and no. There is another one of this same interview. It is all one segment and includes more footage than mine. It belongs to John, the DJ. I'm still waiting for him to get me a copy. :-) Right now, he's battling stage 4 cancer, which is why I got permission from Michael to make the videos public. I posted them mostly for John, to bring back a happy memory, but then decided to make them public, with Michael's approval.

-Wednesday, May 06, 2015 at 08:47:05 (MST)
Northern Light
Mikey I was serious but you must be kidding cause if that was Jill then
it was her video so how did she take take pictures of herself in her own
video ?? Also I will never get an answer but is Jill part of your entourage
or PR person?? Just asking.You have to agree she is or was movie star material
and not bad looking as well.

-Tuesday, May 05, 2015 at 17:51:27 (MST)
Norm: Not sure if you were teasing or serious, but ... that girl in the video IS Jill. -M-
-Tuesday, May 05, 2015 at 13:45:41 (MST)
Northern Light
Well she is now part of history. At 12 noon Monday the Riviera Hotel Casino
shut the doors for good. It was a big joint and a hot spot in the day. Over
the years the old gal began to loose her luster and fell out of favor with
the gambling tourists and now she fades into history. The building will be
torn down to make room for some new development. All thats left are the

-Tuesday, May 05, 2015 at 01:03:31 (MST)
Northern Light
They were very good Jill I enjoyed them. There is a girl in one of them.
Was that the girl who was in the White Snake video Take Me for a Little While?
Ihave seen her someplace Maybe the Warner Brothers lot where my son works.
You know that Mikey he always has the ladies in his entourage. Again nice to
see them and do you have other videos lurking about?

Anybody want some Hooch ??

-Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 14:46:39 (MST)

Several years ago, Michael did a radio interview with a DJ friend of mine. I recorded it and put it on youtube, but kept it private, until now. My friend is now fighting stage 4 cancer and I thought he'd enjoy seeing these interviews again. I asked Michael for permission to share them and he agreed, so they are now public. There are 3 segments and you can find them by searching "Michael Allsup interview".
-Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 06:37:32 (MST)
Dis-awesome! Asked my grandson the question, he likes the solution.

-Monday, April 27, 2015 at 14:05:13 (MST)
Turn switch #1 on.
Wait 5 minutes.
Turn switch #1 off.
Turn switch #2 on.
Enter the room.
The light that is on is controlled by switch #2.
The light that is off and warm is controlled by switch #1.
The light that is off and cold is controlled by switch #3.
Need to use sense of touch as well as sense of sight.
-Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 19:29:00 (MST)
Dis-I'm not good at those kinds of questions. They make make brain try to crawl right outta my head through my ears. LOL!
Just finished cleaning the aforementioned office this evening. No floods today, woohoo!

-Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 18:19:13 (MST)
When I was presented with this quiz 17 or 18 years ago I was told that Microsoft
asked each of their prospective engineers to solve it in their interview
process. I think folks have problems with it because they limit themselves
to only one of their senses . . . sight. I know I felt like an idiot when I
heard the answer.
-Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 17:28:08 (MST)

Unflushed Toilet ---- 0
Flushed Toilet ------ 0
Waste Can ----------- 1

Switch flickin' must be done BEFORE opening the door.


-Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 11:36:22 (MST)
Dis-dispose of the snotty t.p. in the trash can. I have a client who tosses hi in the toilet, then doesn't flush, 'cos it wastes water. He just keeps piling them up in there, til someone flushes, and floods the john. He has done that 3 times in a month's time this winter. Flooded the basement in the office. And guess who got the blame, and had to clean up? Yep, me. Their plumber claims that if I leave an extra roll of paper out, it "tempts" people to simply toss it in the toilet and plug it up. what a maroon.

In answer to your light bulb question, I'd simply hold the door open and flick switches till I saw which one went to which bulb.

Later toidies, er taters

-Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 08:30:41 (MST)
OK, quiz time:

There are three light bulbs in a closed room. The light bulbs are off. Each
one is attached a different light switch outside the closed door to the room.
You are allowed to turn the three switches on an off. When you open the door
and enter the room you have to determine which bulb is attached to which
switch. How do you do that?

-Friday, April 24, 2015 at 15:01:43 (MST)
Northern Light
Wowa I am with you sister. Value Brand is the way to go. Why flush your money
down the drain? I don,t got Mikeys money where he can buy the fancy schmancy
stuff. TP IS TP as long as it gets what your going for. nyuk Mike calls it a
'Wipe Out'!!!!!

Dis blame it on the dog.

Well kids keep the mind thoughts flowing.

Wow this is better than university. nyuk

-Friday, April 24, 2015 at 13:15:37 (MST)
OK, another TP question here:

Let's say for whatever reason you decide to use TP to blow your nose. Where do
you dispose of the "slightly used" TP . . . in the toilet bowl or in the waste can in the bathroom? If you dispose of it in the toilet bowl . . . do you
flush it and use the water, or do you leave it and run the risk of disgusting
the next user of the facility that you "forgot" to flush?

We are quickly solving some of the greatest "mysteries of life"! The trick, of
course, is to solve them quicker than you add new ones to the list!

Wowa, Mr. Wowa will be devastated! I know I was after diligently putting the
dull side out for 66 years.

-Friday, April 24, 2015 at 07:34:07 (MST)
Tp folder here.

Mr. Wowa insists that the shiny side of foil goes outside. Wait til I tell him it makes no difference.

Brakeep-great idea about the over under with little ones around. Luckily, mine are old enough not the spin the roll too fast. So I get to have mine over, as I prefer.

Ok, cushy or value brand t.p? Value brand here, as the kids use way too much and plug the john with the pricier stuff. I hate plunging!

-Friday, April 24, 2015 at 05:05:12 (MST)
Northern Light
AHHHHHHHHHHA !!! Dis got ya cornered. Have you noticed in your local store
there is a new non stick foil so when you broil meat lets say it does not stick
to the foil . This is really great stuff. It costs a bit more but you find a roll
lasts longer and you use less. Try it.

Pam Iam a crumpler like you. No time to press and fold when you are going down
there in the Grand Canyon nyuk. Good responds. Okay a little later in the show
we shall discuss going to the crapper for a sit down job.

Knowledge around here is B.S. (Brilliant Stuff)

-Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 19:05:01 (MST)
I always put the dull side of the aluminum foil (which replaced tin foil in 1910) on the outside in order to better retain heat on the inside. When researching this I discovered it makes very little difference. In the manufacturing process two sheets of aluminum foil pass through the final rolling process together . . . the shiny sides are on the outsides and the dull sides are on the insides.
-Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 16:07:33 (MST)
Pam T.
Now for the REAL t.p. question- do you crumple or fold?

Personally, I'm a crumpler. (I know, inquiring minds really didn't want to know.)

-Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 15:10:48 (MST)
Northern Light
Wowa it is a no brainer its OVER !!!!! Now Barkeep your copping out cause
there is no mention regarding Tin Foil. Also you never retorted regarding
the Texas Theater and the movies so with that said you must now tell us
bout Belly Buttons and the pros and cons of INNIES AND OUTIES. Now discuss

-Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 14:26:01 (MST)
I can't seem to find the original question about the T.P. Over or Under? I do have some input for you, though. I suggest to all young parents ... break your routine and put the rolls on with the end coming out UNDER in the back. Why? Because young kids love to spin the roll and make the t.p. come cascading off the roll on to the floor. Now when they spin it ... nothing happens. You can go back to OVER THE TOP (my personal preference) when they grow out of that stage. See. So much useful knowledge in an old MUSO's brain. Thank goodness I'm here to share it with you all. Nyuk Nyuk. -M-
-Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 11:15:42 (MST)
Yes, OVER the spool.
And BOTH sides.
-Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 06:57:03 (MST)
Norm-how about the t.p. issue? Over or under on the spool? OVER!

Had fun with the grandkids the other night, as usual. Ticked their mom off though. Their rules-no playing tag in the dark (in house), no throwing balls in house, no running. We were playing hide and seek tag in the dark, using a ball to "tag" someone to be "it". Of course there was running, though the kids called it "fast walking". I kept accidentally nailing grandson in the "nads", I was trying not to hit him the the face, or break anything in the house. Got to the point that whenever he saw me coming, he'd cover his "nads" area with his hands, LOL! It was a soft, squishy ball, but I guess it still hurt. Anyway, their Mom came down and busted us running around. Didn't say anything, but did the "dragon breath" thing, and went back up to her room, slamming the door. Too bad. My house, my play rules. Nyuk!

Later taters
-Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 06:00:42 (MST)
I heard that about an Aggie laying sod . . . green side up.
And then there was the one painting fewer and fewer yards of highway stripes every day . . . getting farther and farther from the bucket.
And . . . the list goes on!
-Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 18:49:54 (MST)
Norm Again
Hey Mikey !!!!Have ya ever wondered ever pondered thought or discussed debated
even why tin foil is shiney on one side and dull on the other??? Dem is
questions for bigger minds.

Shiney Side Up !!!

-Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 13:23:20 (MST)
Northern Light
Mikey Boy it was a double feature si .War is Hell was one of the flicks along
with Cry Of Battle being the second. A rare thing now a days double features
dat is.

-Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 13:14:57 (MST)
Charlie From Sioux Falls
Famous Robbo is correct . . . Had a great time @ The Grand Falls Casino just 10 Miles East of Sioux Falls, SD. Johnnie Rivers killed ! ! !

Answer to Lee Harvey questuin . . . "War Is Hell" . . .
-Monday, April 20, 2015 at 11:58:21 (MST)
Famous Rob
Well, its been while since we staggered in. I had great weekend. Had a great reunion at Great Falls Casino near Sioux Falls SD( The same venue I last saw the Barkeep and the rest of the Dogs perform at back in December.) with a guy from my old neighborhood,went to college with(not to mention, like me, a fellow Rock Legend In Our Own Minds), Charley and I were in competing bands back in the day and like me & Jimi Hendrix plays guitar southpaw! Yeah baby! My wife and I met up with Charley and his wife at a Johnny Rivers concert. Johnny sounded great! Slayed me with Rockin Pneumonia, Memphis, Maybelline, etc. What a great time.. . My old friend Charley and I shared lots of memories and old stories exchanged about his band, my bands, and growing up in S.E. Wisconsin. Several hours later when the wives said it was time to leave, we just kept on talking & guess what happened? Our wives left... so we got the message, got up only to find, our wives where chatting with the star of the show, Johnny Rivers himself, and his band, who were sitting right behind us. Guess we got keep a tight leash on those groupie gals we married. Great times!

-Monday, April 20, 2015 at 08:35:03 (MST)

Oh you're good! I had to look it up so I won't spoil for the others that may
come staggering in.

It was spooky because afterward I read he was sitting near the rear of the theater. I was three rows from the back in the center. That's just creepy!


-Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 19:20:48 (MST)
A little trivia;
You said: "Again coincidentally it was shown at the Texas Theater where Lee Harvey Oswald was apprehended."

Okay, so what movie (starring Van Heflin) was playing at the Texas Theater on the November day in 1963? -All Sap-
-Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 18:10:17 (MST)
Yes, Andwa, Spring has sprung and I'm enjoying the weather and watching everything bust open, including the clouds occasionally!

I am from the now very famous town of West that marked the second anniversary of the explosion yesterday. A West native produced a documentary about it and
today coincidentally it was shown at the Dallas International Film Festival. Again coincidentally it was shown at the Texas Theater where Lee Harvey Oswald was apprehended.

Tomorrow it's back to patiently planting impatiens!

-Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 17:46:43 (MST)
Andwa, again
Sitting on the patio swing soaking up some vitamin D. Lovely day in the neighborhood.

Have a good day, everyone. :-)
-Friday, April 17, 2015 at 09:08:05 (MST)
Percy Sledge

Passed away at age 73. He was known for his hit song "When a Man Loves a Woman".

-Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 11:08:59 (MST)
Rock and Roll Widow
Three Dog Night rocked Marina del Rey.Friday night for the citys 50 the anniversary celebration. Fortunately, I was able to arrive before the concert started, even though I worked overtime; but the venue was already crowded. Cory shared that he used to fish there - and that the climate reminded him of Buffalo summers. He later spoke about Jimmy, and said that all of TDNs 2015 concerts will be in tribute to him. The band sounded great, as usual. We were treated to Sure s Im Sittin Here. Always enjoys hat tune. Looking forward to TDN at the Orange County Fair. Glad theyre back this year. TTFN.
-Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 19:39:32 (MST)
Andwa, again
Andrea!?!? Damn autocorrect.

-Friday, April 10, 2015 at 23:44:13 (MST)
Northern Light
Well folks Igot marrige problems. My first wife left me and my second wife won't.

Nyuk nyuk nyukity !!!!

Hey Chef what ya got in the road kill department ??


-Friday, April 10, 2015 at 15:00:30 (MST)
Andrea, again
Hey, Chef. A plate of chili fries, please. And don't spare the cheese. :-)
-Friday, April 10, 2015 at 10:55:53 (MST)
Confucius say:


Oh well, back to the grill.

El Chef-O
-Monday, April 06, 2015 at 14:23:15 (MST)
Nono no there Mikey......





As the world fell there Mikey it was hard to know who was more crazy.
Everybody has gone out of their minds. One man can make the differance.
This year belongs to the mad !!!! Yes you will rise out of the ashes of this world. Now the Bond movie is still in production but save some nerve and what
is left of your mind for this flick. Oh what 007 does here and we shall get
into it later this year si. Just a heads up for old 007. Now lets get to the
main feature my boy so hang on and lets..................GO !!!!!
I have just viewed the final cut of a cult film and it rolls big and hard with
a certain type of movie viewer. It is not for all. The action the stunts effects
and the whole ball of wax will have you soil your diaper. You will soak yourself
and like it. This is one of the best movies in this class of all time. Yes it is
amazing and I am not much into this stuff but it grabbed me by the jewels and at
the end I left with a satisfied face as I was drained from the emotions it pulled out of me and its some kinda good. Now I don't have any connection with
the flick but I can't stop saying what the Faulk. Just go to YouTUBE and feast your eyes on the trailers. Give a look at it !!!! Grab hold !!! Now the you
being a kyte in a storm or a kyte dancing in the storm is a great line from the
new Bond film and when I heard it it fit you like a glove. So Mike dat is dat
and check it all out. Bond is for later this year.


MAD MAX FURY ROAD The saga continues.

Available everywhere May 15 2015.
-Sunday, April 05, 2015 at 19:05:21 (MST)
Are you saying that "Mongo just pawn in game of life"? Hmmmm, si. -M-
-Sunday, April 05, 2015 at 14:45:11 (MST)

007 is back with a new action thriller......


Mikey your just a kyte dancing in a storm.

007 will be everywhere this November.
-Saturday, April 04, 2015 at 00:45:06 (MST)
(((Rosalee))) Thank goodness they finally got it figured out, what a relief!

-Thursday, April 02, 2015 at 13:56:49 (MST)
Watched the yooutube video of TDN doing "Chest Fever " in concert,Jimmy Greenspoons' solo was fantastic. Time to pull out the "Live At The Forum" lp and blast that track loud. The maestro always amazed me with his talents
-Wednesday, April 01, 2015 at 12:17:19 (MST)
I posted this on Facebook but I know some of you don't go there so I wanted to post it here as well to share in case any of you might be going through the same thing.
This is a good news/bad news post. The good news is I have been trying to find out for 2 years why my heart races in the middle of the night for no reason, why I can sit in a 60 degree house and be warm, why my blood pressure is so high at times I've had to be medicated and other times so low I have trouble getting up off the couch. For two years my face has been swollen and my eyes puffy. I've gained 20 pounds without changing my lifestyle. I've been diagnosed with anxiety, depression, you name it. At one time I was taking 5 antidepressants. I went to see a heart doctor and he gave me anxiety medication. Well, my sister sent me a message a couple of weeks ago about Hashimoto's Disease and asked me to get tested. I made the appointment and the test results came back this afternoon. Normal thyroid globulin is 0-0.9. Mine is 960.4!!!! The doctor says they usually wait for an endocrinologist to give you medication but he says it's a wonder I haven't had a stroke or heart attack so they called in medication. Whew!!!! So I am not crazy. I do not have PTSD. I do not have anxiety. I've been telling them this for 2 years.
I wish they would have listened. At least they caught it before I was dead and someone did an autopsy and said, "Oh, that's what was wrong with her!" Which is what I predicted would happen.
If something doesn't sound right, please keep searching for the right person to help you and tell your family and friends. You never know where or when the answer will come to you. This makes 2 of us sisters who have this.
Okay, Swampsters I'm off the soapbox.
Hope all of you are doing well and are happy.
Michael, still praying for comfort for you.
Love to All.

-Monday, March 30, 2015 at 17:59:03 (MST)
Michael, normally I'm just a man's man, so to speak. But sometimes you just have to reach out and hug a brother. Know what I mean? I understand what you're going through, and we're feeling it too. Love you man. We miss Jimmy too. (((hugs)))

The Chef
-Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 22:28:17 (MST)
Rock and Roll Widow
Sorry to share some more horrible news, but Mike Porcaro died of ALS. His wife posted a while back, and it sounded like he had found a new, successful treatment. Toto performed a benefit concert for him last summer, and it just wasn't the same without him.
On stage, Mike would either close his eyes, or turn around completely and face the drummer. One time, when the band posed for a photo, Mike stood in front, and the rest of them crowded together really far behind him. It was funny
It was very thoughtful of his brother to post. The Porcaros have certainly seen their share of tragedy.

Rest in Peace Mike, Jimmy, and Jeff. Too many people have been leaving us. It needs to stop.
-Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 00:19:28 (MST)
Rock and Roll Widow
Michael. Yes. Thank you for everything that you do for us. The Swamp Saloon has provided us with a creative outlet for so long. Very generous of you to do this for us. You are not only a guitar icon, but a mentor. Observing your Swamp guidelines (over time) has improved my communication skills.

"Around the World With Three Dog Night" has recently become my "new" favorite TDN CD. Double album of classic live Three Dog Night. Music that really touches the heart.

I like to picture Spooner hanging in the blue with George Duke, Billy Preston, and Mozart.

Take care.

-Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 21:57:09 (MST)
Soaring Nancy
((((Michael)))) You are loved and appreciated by all of us more than you may ever know.

Jill, I love that story; so Jimmy! You should submit it to the newsletter.
-Sunday, March 22, 2015 at 15:42:59 (MST)
Lynn Edwards
Hey Michael!
Cut and Paste: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPyTyeNzMaQ

-Sunday, March 22, 2015 at 03:26:08 (MST)
I am still praying for you and Susie and Heather. I am so sad for all of you. Jimmy was a great person and when I read all the great funny stories online it confirmed what I already knew, he was loved. He also deserved the love he got. Seems he was always trying and succeeding at making others laugh and feel special.
I hope you find comfort in knowing we are all behind you and wishing you well. You have our support. You have our love.
-Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 19:02:43 (MST)

I'm an obituary reader, something I've done my entire life. I was surprised to see Jimmy's obituary in the celebrity section today, beside the locals. It was the shorter version of the ones I've seen online, but the picture was totally different than the others.

My experiences with Jimmy were mostly entertaining and sometimes informative. It was fun just trying to keep up with what he was talking about. At one concert, three of us were holding our seats in line at an outdoor concert when it was 99% and humidity almost as high. Worse yet, there was little shade and it had rained hard overnight and the ground was very muddy, so we chose to set our chairs on the parking lot, right next to the field. Jimmy came wandering by on his way to the mud pit and took our minds off the heat for a short time. When he came out, he stopped again and somehow his muddy shoe scraped over one of my brand new white sneakers. I noticed it as he started to walk away and call out, "Hey, you got my brand new shoe muddy!" Jimmy turned and came back and I thought was was going to apologize. (I wasn't mad, just teasing.) He came back and said, "Oh, I'm so sorry", then took his other muddy shoe and wiped it over my other shoe. Then with a big ornery grin he said, "There, now they match!" I'll never forget that look on his face. He was so pleased with himself as he practically skipped and whistled across the parking lot and all I could do was laugh.
-Monday, March 16, 2015 at 19:35:22 (MST)
I am so sorry to hear of Jiommy's passing! This is the first I've been online, in days, so I heard it here first.

My sincerest condolences and love to all of Jimmy's family and friends. Mikey, I know he was a brother to you, my heart is heavy with sadness. (((Michael)))

I agree that Jimmy went above and beyond, he was that kind of man. I remember one night they played at a casino in my area, and my friend Paula and I were wandering around. We must have ran into Jimmy 3 or 4 times, and every time he was gracious enough to stop and visit with us. He didn't have to do it, but he did. Warm, witty and kind man. He will be greatly missed. :(

Later taters
-Monday, March 16, 2015 at 16:05:35 (MST)

A few days before Jimmy passed, Eli came on the radio in the car. someone had played with the settings, and as it is a really good stereo, I got to listen in a new way. I marvelled at the bass and thought of Joe whom I never met, nor even got to see live. I heard nuances that I'd never noticed before. Jimmy's organ coaxing the energy.

The sadness of Jimmy's passing is that a part of my life, that shaped me musically, was going to be gone forever. Since I was 11, 3 Dog Night was always around me, always to be found on some radio station, always on an LP nearby, a 45, an 8 track, a cassette, a cd....

When I last saw the band in Bellingham WA, as sadness came over me that I was never going to see the band again. The ticket to my next show had to be given away because I was in Edmonton.

To Michael and Jimmy and the rest of Three Dog Night, thanks for every magical moment of music that you have given me.

<3 <3 <3

Your loving Space Cadet Alison

-Sunday, March 15, 2015 at 16:25:20 (MST)
-Sunday, March 15, 2015 at 13:27:26 (MST)
Pam T.
Michael: Thanks for your beautifully stated feelings regarding Jimmy. The love you have for each other is so apparent, and really, that's what life is all about. Sending a cyber hug but wishing it could be a real one- (((Michael)))

Much love,
Pam T.
-Sunday, March 15, 2015 at 11:42:56 (MST)
I've been a bit "off" as of late, as I'm sure you can all understand. Your posts are ALL wonderful and so appreciated. The outpouring of love concerning Jimmy is so uplifting in this awful time of sadness. Everyday we remaining guys are just trying to get through the wave after wave of grief and wonderful years of memories that we have with Jimmy. Not sure if I'll ever be completely alright. Too much stuff to be thankful for. Too many unique memories ... some of which, of course, I'll never be able to share ... and that's as it should be. Just know that my life was shaped in fantastic ways simply by being with and around this terrific person. He deserves all the accolades that I'm seeing online and more. Such a wonderful bonus to see all the loving thoughts of Jimmy. Part of me thought we'd just slip into history without much HULLABALOO (aging myself), but I must admit that all of you have wrapped me in a beautiful blanket of love concerning my bro ... Jimmy. That's about all I can muster at this time. Thanks so much. -M-
-Sunday, March 15, 2015 at 11:36:16 (MST)
Jim Hollis

So sad to hear of Jimmy's passing. Three Dog Night was an inspiration to me as a career musician, and there wasn't a better group of musicians and vocalists. Thank you so much Mike, for the memories, and God rest the lovely soul that was Jimmy Greenspoon.
-Friday, March 13, 2015 at 05:37:39 (MST)
Chuck Colburn
Saddened to hear of Jimmy's passing. Jeff Van Dyn let me know this morning. I can only say that his playing had a significant impact on me as I have often tried to imitate him on stage. I got his singing down (tongue in cheek) but never mastered 'mama told me not to come' on piano. The last time I saw him was in Philadephia at the hotel. He, Jeff and I had breakfast together and he had just been to the guest rooms of the band slipping schedules under doors. That really got me as it was clear he loved being in the band and being out on the road. He seemed not to be caught up in the stardom at all. He just seemed to love what he did. Wouldn't we all love to feel that way? RIP Spooner. I loved you.
-Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 10:03:51 (MST)
I've been on social media several times in the last 24 hours and almost everyone talks about Jimmy's going above and beyond for the fans. I couldn't agree more. When my son, Chris was fighting brain cancer we took him to his last TDN concert in Branson. After the concert there was a meet and greet. Jimmy took the time to come down and meet Chris in his wheelchair and talk to him for a while. I got a true picture then of what a wonderful person Jimmy was. Chris was thrilled and he talked about it all night and the next day. Jimmy seemed to have a sixth sense about what his acts of kindness could mean to others. I will always remember Jimmy and cherish the memory of the kindness he showed to Chris that day.
-Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 06:25:45 (MST)
Jimmy used his time on earth very wisely and gave great joy to the world!
I am so very sorry for your loss.
-Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 06:15:41 (MST)
Beautiful post, Soaring Nancy. I could add nothing to that.

A big group hug and a round for the house - we raise our glasses to you, Spooner. A hail fellow well met. <3
-Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 04:19:18 (MST)
Danny Tawd
Michael; Susan and I are sending prayers to Jimmy's family and to you and the rest of the band. I always thought Jimmy was the best Hammond B3 player in the world. God bless all of you.
-Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 02:00:18 (MST)
Soaring Nancy
MICHAEL As deep and sad as the loss we fans feel, I can't even comprehend the loss you and the rest of the guys must feel for Jimmy who was part of a shared dream and passion for so many years. My deepest sympathy to you and all band and all his friends, fans, and family.

Native American Prayer

I give you this one thought to keep-
I am with you still - I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.

When you awaken in the morning's hush,
I am the swift, uplifting rush
of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not think of me as gone-
I am with you still - in each new dawn.

Soaring Nancy

-Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 23:52:41 (MST)
Rock and Roll Widow
My favorite thoughts of Jimmy are the way he consistently went above-and-beyond for the benefit of others.
Jimmy was always wonderful to the fans. Sharing his time, taking an interest in us, posing for pictures - being clever, witty and cheerful. But it goes beyond that.
Years ago, TDN played at the Temecula Balloon and Wine Festival. There were lots of technical problems that day. Toto played before Three Dog. And there was Jimmy -- connecting the wiring for Toto's equipment. And all went well for Toto that afternoon.

The last time I saw Jimmy was at the Yucaipa Art and Music Festival. A featured event was a battle of the bands.
And, of course, Jimmy announced the results....sharing that he too, had won a battle of the bands when he was a kid.

Condolences to his family, loved-ones, and fans.
Rest in Peace Maestro

-Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 22:46:01 (MST)
Being a person who worships through music and loves music, I find great comfort in music. This song helps me so much when I am thinking of Chris and I can't find the words to express my grief. I always think of Chris letting go of this life and living again in Heaven when I hear this. Today I drove to Kalispell and played this for Jimmy all the way. It's a beautiful song.

The Utube version can be seen at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dx1_7gfCy38. It's called And Now My Lifesong Sings by Casting Crowns. It's about passing from this life to the next.

"And Now My Lifesong Sings"
I once was lost, but now I'm found
I once was lost, but now I'm found
So far away, but I'm home now
I once was lost, but now I'm found
And now my lifesong sings

I once was blind, but now I see
I once was blind, but now I see
I don't know how, but when He touched me
I once was blind, but now I see

And now my lifesong sings
And now my lifesong sings
And now my lifesong sings

I once was dead, but now I live
I once was dead, but now I live
Now my life to You I give
Now my life to You I give
Now my life to You I give

Let my lifesong sing to You
Just wanted to share this.
Love to All Swampsters on this sad, sad day.

-Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 20:09:32 (MST)

I too am very saddened by the loss of Jimmy. Can't find the right words really, other than to say that he will be terribly missed. Wonderful person, as well as a wonderful musician.
My condolences on the loss of your dear friend and bandmate. And my love and best wishes to all his family and friends.

Chef Steve
-Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 15:48:13 (MST)

This sucks majorly.

I kept praying that Jimmy didn't pass on Michael's birthday. Now Jimmy has passed on mine.

I hope he went over gently, into something wonderful. bliss, heaven.

My sympathy to Michael and Susie and Heather.

(((((( ))))))

-Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 14:02:44 (MST)

Condolences to you my friend, and the entire Three Dog Night Family. I've had tears just streaming down my face ~ we are all going to miss Jimmy so, so much. He is one of a kind; such a unique man.

Hugs all around.

-Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 13:43:21 (MST)
Thanks to you all on this saddest of days. Can't seem to find the words to express it. All the wonderful memories we have. Hard to believe he's gone. So very hard to believe. -M-
-Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 13:36:40 (MST)
Pam T.
(((Michael))) so sad and so sorry.
-Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 13:13:52 (MST)

Such an incredibly sad day. Rest in peace, Jimmy.
-Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 12:32:31 (MST)
I am so sorry for your loss. I know you and Jimmy were very good friends, brothers really and you must be devastated. Wish I could give you a real hug right now.
Lots of people loved and admired Jimmy for many reasons but those that knew him best will have the biggest hole in their hearts.
((((Michael))))) (((((Cory))))) (((((Danny))))) (((((Paul))))) (((((Pat)))))
Heaven is a better place for Jimmy being there.
Today Jimmy is well, he is happy, he is at peace. We will miss him but he is doing just fine rejoicing with those gone before. God has him in the palm of His hand at last.
-Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 11:57:51 (MST)
JR Wolfe
RIP: To two outstanding musicians and people . Lew Soloff, trumpet player for the original Blood, Sweat & Tears and a fine jazz solo artist.

Special hugs and condolances to the family, bandmates,friends and fans of the TDN maestro..Jimmy Greenspoon. Loved his solo music as well as his contributions to Three Dog Night. Nice man too.
-Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 11:08:52 (MST)
Belated Happy Birthday Greetings Michael !
-Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 11:04:37 (MST)
Andwa, again
Godspeed Mr. Greenspoon.

-Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 10:58:14 (MST)
Sorry I missed your special day. It's been crazy here in my little space in the world. Dis flew in to spend the week with Lily while I get some things straightened out medically. He was a great help and Lily missed him as soon as he left the car at the airport. She adores him and I think it's mutual. He was so sweet, spoiled her all week and even took her swimming every day. She is counting the days until the next visit. I'm not sure who has who wrapped around fingers but it's close. I start chemotherapy for my autoimmune disease in two weeks. Can't wait.
I have a little saying I saw on the Internet to share with you that is my new motto: "If things get better with age I must be getting close to freakin' magnificent." I thought that would give you a chuckle.
Hope your day was fabulous and that you had everything you hoped for.
Take care and God bless.

-Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 19:50:29 (MST)
All the very best to you on your birthday, and every day, Michael XXOO
-Monday, March 09, 2015 at 03:19:38 (MST)
Soaring Nancy
Happy Birthday, Michael. May it and your year be filled with love and laughter.

-Sunday, March 08, 2015 at 16:31:20 (MST)
Wishing you a Very Happy Birthday, Michael.
-Sunday, March 08, 2015 at 15:17:36 (MST)
Pam T.
Michael: The calendar says it's March 8th which means it's time to wish you a very happy birthday. My cousin Mike and a good friend of ours also named Mike have birthdays today too!

Can't help but have Jimmy and the rest of TDN on my mind about 100% of the time. I wish I could hug each one and let them know how much they mean to me.
-Sunday, March 08, 2015 at 15:14:55 (MST)
Haven't been here for a while but I wanted to pop in to wish Mikey a very Happy Birthday! Hope your day is as great as you are! Thanks for all the years of great music, fun, and friendship!
-Sunday, March 08, 2015 at 11:44:12 (MST)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the Barkeep!

Steak marsala and roasted red potatoes is on the menu tonight.

The Chef
-Sunday, March 08, 2015 at 11:00:19 (MST)

Happy birthday, with hugs kisses and Haagen Das to my dear Friend Mikey. Come to a show near me to collect on 2/3 of this.

Maria, hope you like Facebook wishes.

-Sunday, March 08, 2015 at 10:19:47 (MST)
Andwa, again
Happy, happy birthday, Mike. Live long and prosper.

-Sunday, March 08, 2015 at 09:33:20 (MST)
Birthday hugs to Michael and to Maria . . . . . thinking of you both today!
-Sunday, March 08, 2015 at 01:50:13 (MST)
I'm glad you guys had a chance to visit with Jimmy yesterday.
Have a good time with your fans at the Meet and Greet in Ocala tomorrow.
And most of all have the Happiest of Birthdays on Sunday!!!!!
-Friday, March 06, 2015 at 21:38:42 (MST)
Oh Andra ~ thank you for sharing that most beautiful poem. I have used that comforting piece in several services; it is so peaceful and lovely.

Prayers and hugs to everyone in the Three Dog Night community. And may Jimmy, Susie and his whole family be surrounded by love and comfort at this time.

And as Jimmy always says, peace . . . .

-Thursday, March 05, 2015 at 23:53:11 (MST)
Soaring Nancy
((((((MICHAEL))))) ((((TDN)))) (((((EVERYONE)))))

ANDRA, I have always loved that piece; I find it very comforting. Thanks for sharing.

Extra prayers for those hurting from painful memories of their loved ones leaving the planet and for those experiencing unkind and hurtful actions from family.

Soaring Nancy
-Thursday, March 05, 2015 at 13:33:06 (MST)
Andra-that is beautiful, thanks for sharing.

All my love to Jimmy and Susie. I sent a card, hope they get it soon.

I went through this same thing with my mom, and I would not wish this on anyone.

-Thursday, March 05, 2015 at 05:53:44 (MST)
Andwa, again
This says it best for me:

Gone From My Sight
by Henry Van Dyke

I am standing upon the seashore. A ship, at my side,
spreads her white sails to the moving breeze and starts
for the blue ocean. She is an object of beauty and strength.
I stand and watch her until, at length, she hangs like a speck
of white cloud just where the sea and sky come to mingle with each other.

Then, someone at my side says, "There, she is gone"

Gone where?

Gone from my sight. That is all. She is just as large in mast,
hull and spar as she was when she left my side.
And, she is just as able to bear her load of living freight to her destined port.

Her diminished size is in me -- not in her.
And, just at the moment when someone says, "There, she is gone,"
there are other eyes watching her coming, and other voices
ready to take up the glad shout, "Here she comes!"

And that is dying...

Death comes in its own time, in its own way.
Death is as unique as the individual experiencing it.

-Wednesday, March 04, 2015 at 23:59:48 (MST)

Paul posted on Facebook that all the band members are traveling tonight to visit Jimmy together tomorrow. He's under the care of Hospice and is going downhill fast. Simply heartbreaking.
-Wednesday, March 04, 2015 at 21:07:13 (MST)
Hi all.
Having a hard time with what Jimmy and Susie are going through...I lost my mother in law a couple of years ago in the same fashion. I'm not very good at this, so I'm not sure if there are any right words to say. But here goes:

Jimmy, you have always been my favorite keyboard player. And as a human being and just a great person, even better. I'm proud to know you. Thank you for enriching my life, and I hope to God you can pull through this.

With all my love,

The Chef
-Wednesday, March 04, 2015 at 19:02:07 (MST)
Spacey-I hear ya on the cancer thing. I want to send a card to Jimmy and Susie, but can't find the words to put down. I know what they are going through, my mom passed the same way. This is a desvastating thing to deal with. Trying to find the words to express how much he means to me. Or words of comfort.

Later taters
-Tuesday, March 03, 2015 at 06:05:42 (MST)

Jill, I feel that for once in my life I'm not burying the rage, which turns into depression. However, the anger that has been building inside of me is just bubbling under the surface right now. My husband has gone all these years watching his siblings getting loans that were never paid back, and special privileges. Hell, my mother in law paid over $20,000 for a bride from Eastern Europe for the BIL.

The mother in law finally admitted that we have great kids she never spent too much time with, hard workers who never asked for money or anything from her.

It probably is absolutely sickening to be in your situation. (bit hug to you).

Same to Wowa and everybody else who has had sucky inheritences and outlaws.

Most of you know how devastating cancer has been in my life and the losses. I can't even begin to say anything to Jimmy and Susie, I really can't. (but please know how often you're in my thoughts).

-Tuesday, March 03, 2015 at 00:38:28 (MST)

I'm afraid we have nothing left to inherit since my brother took every penny my stepmother had. He called it "borrowing", but it wasn't returned and eventually it was totally gone. Her savings is gone, 2nd mortgage gone and her credit is totally ruined. All that's left is the house, which she was 1 week away from losing and there is money owed on that and payment to assisted living for my stepmother is not cheap. It will be a miracle if there's a dime left. Money was never an issue for me. I wanted my parents to spend all they wanted and enjoy life. It kills me to think how devastated they would be about this, particularly my dad. He worked his butt off taking care of that house since 1966 and it was to be our inheritance. There are 4 left on my side and my stepmother has 4 children, so no one would get much anyway, but my brother sure got his and then some! Not one of us ever would have dreamed my brother was capable of doing this. My stepmother was embarrassed that she was so deep in debt that she kept it secret until she was unable to buy both her medication and food. My siblings and I totally back my stepmother and have cut off ties with my brother. It breaks my heart to see my family ripped apart, but it's too late to fix it. My brother couldn't possibly live long enough to earn enough to pay back what he owes and even that could't repair the damage and stress he caused all of us. I'm sure I'm not the only one that has health issues since all this hit the fan. Oh, and my brother may be facing legal charges. My stepsister is trying to have his charged with elder abuse and anything else she can think of. So, even if the house were to sell tomorrow, this won't end. Wowa - I seriously made myself ill over this when it all came out and the more I learned, the worse it got. I couldn't sleep and the tension was unbearable. Now that the auction is over, that is one less thing to stress over, though it was a complete disaster. Still, it's behind me. I hope that once the house is sold, I can try to let go. I'm doing better, but have a long way to go.

With all the stress, anger and rage going on in my family, it is nothing compared to what Spooner is going through. I've been through what Susie is dealing with and it's overwhelming and my loss was not my spouse. Hospice should be a big help to her. God bless them both and prayers for all who are hurting during this very sad time in the lives of the TDN family.
-Monday, March 02, 2015 at 18:12:54 (MST)
When we got tired of dealing with the drama at Moms' house that day, a bunch of us went to Lake Michigan. Yep, no one had to tell us to go jump in a lake. We did it on our own. :D. Only problem we had then, was that one BIL decided to strip down to his tighty whities to swim, as he hadn't brought cutoffs or a swim suit. My oldest daughter had a fit later about that.

-Monday, March 02, 2015 at 18:06:50 (MST)

My brother in law did just that at the reading of the will which was held next door at the reception at the end of the funeral. I was seated with his wife and a priest, when it was read that he was to get no cash because of the house, he went ballistic. He threw open one of those heavy 10 foot dcor doors and flew into the dining area yelling for his wife to grab the kids. This guy weighed about 365, so to see him move was like very old Jackie Gleason move. How could a man that size move so fast. HIs stomach had a separate motion!

We\d had a floor show and a door show! Then when the possesions were divied up, %^&*(@!#^$^&^^%

-Monday, March 02, 2015 at 16:43:35 (MST)
Yeah, I'm glad we have a safe spot here. I dread the day when my MIL passes. My nephew has already taken (or been given) everything that belonged to Dad, and Mom's vehicles (which she had to pay to repair when he trashed them). Besides having his fingers in her pocketbook. Shit is gonna hit the fan when she's gone. Relatives already buzzing about it, have been since Dad died. Sigh. I'm gonna try to step back and let the hyenas have at it. When Dad died, there were two wimmen wanting to fist fight, and they had to be kept separated. Literally had to make one pee out behind the shed, if she'd gone in the house, the fur would've been flying. My BIL and I(on his best behavior for once, and sober), just sat back and watched the show. How do ya like that, dinner and a show, LOL!

Sometimes you just have to laugh. :D

Later taters
-Monday, March 02, 2015 at 16:34:40 (MST)

I'm disgusted to admit I loaned my (formerly trustworthy) brother $13,000 just one week after we lost our dad. I was so consumed by grief that I just gave in. He promised to pay it back, with interest. What a joke! I've never seen a dime. We had already made plans to go to a show together that same week and to have dinner first. Guess who offered to pay for my dinner, with MY money??

Sorry you're going through it too, Spacey. It sucks.
-Monday, March 02, 2015 at 09:35:32 (MST)

You gotta laugh at these things, Mikey. They would kill other wise.

We could not go into the trust set up for this girl's mother, who has been in hospice for over a year. With the first loan we gave her, she bought herself a $250 corset to boost her morale, a tattoo, and hair extensions, which she took out the very next day. She has pictures of her kids getting their hair cuts in fancy salons cause as an ex hairdresser, she doesn't have time to do it herself. (she is unemployed).

She is also trying to use Go Fund Me to support her divorce action after we loaned her the money for court costs to get child support.

Now you know why I laugh hard!

-Sunday, March 01, 2015 at 16:11:28 (MST)
SPACEY: That would be "Where there's a will, there's a way". Ha. God, you've got me laughing this morning. Unfortunately ... laughing at a not funny topic. Hope you understand. -Mikey-
-Sunday, March 01, 2015 at 11:34:34 (MST)

Where there's a will, there are relatives. We loaned my husband's niece $6,000 out of our own bank account last week because he is the executor of his mother's estate. Today someone sent us a screen captures of her facebook page. She and her 3 kids eating pizza in and expensive restaurant (sp) saying it's a weekly thing.

The loan is no interest of course.

If I get a rant going on how the $1.5 million house ended up in the brotherinlaw's possesion, I'd probably have a stroke.

We're all safe here at the SWAMP.

-Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 22:47:53 (MST)
Jill-I'm sorry about your family issues too. I hope a really wonderful family buys your childhood home, and makes great new memories for them. As well as my sisters and I get along, it's hard for me to fathom why family would do such a thing to other members. This nephew has torn the family apart long ago, and it is only getting worse. I'm just trying to breathe, and not let it get to me.

Nimoy died? Hadn't been watching the news lately, I heard he'd gone to the hospital. :(
-Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 05:50:20 (MST)
JR Wolfe
RIP: Leonard Nimoy of Star Trek and Mission :Impossible fame. He aws not just Spock. He was a writer of books, theatre and movie director and singer ( have his lps on Dot )
-Friday, February 27, 2015 at 10:49:52 (MST)
JR Wolfe
Prayers for Jimmy Greenspoon !
-Friday, February 27, 2015 at 10:48:07 (MST)

Nancy - I think most of us are reacting that way. This seems like a bad dream, not reality. I am a realist, but I still hope for a miracle. God bless Jimmy and all those who love him and are in pain over this.

Wowa - I totally understand how you are feeling. I have the exact same thing happening in my family. My childhood home is for sale because my stepmother was ripped off, by of all people, one of my brothers. We used to be very close and I can't even see or talk to him now. I'm afraid of what I'll do. He took everything from her. Whatever inheritance there might have been is long gone, though that's the least of my issues. Everything my family owned is gone, sold at auction for practically nothing. All that's left is the house I grew up in. We've owned it for 48 years and now it sits empty, waiting for a new owner. My family has been destroyed over this. I know we're supposed to forgive, but I can't and I can't imagine a day when I ever will. My brother hasn't even accepted blame for what he did. His family meant everything to him. Now, he's lost us, and for what? The need to look successful and feed his ego. I'll never understand any of it. Please take care of yourself. My blood pressure had always been excellent, in the 120/80 range. For the last few months, it has been as high as 179/133. I know what that much rage can do to you mentally and physically. I'll pray for you and your family.
-Friday, February 27, 2015 at 09:21:02 (MST)
What do you folks think about low down dirty scum suckers who rip off old ladies? We found out why my MIL has been calling around begging everyone for money. Our scum-sucking nephew conned her into taking out a loan for a car for him, and putting her house up for collateral for another loan. And she's on social security, can't even afford her meds, much less paying on two loans. My blood is boiling. My sister in law was up here, and she took mom to the bank and changed her bank account, so they couldn't take the car payments out of her anymore, but she's still stuck with the loan. GRRRRRR! I'd post this on FB, but the scum's wife has friended me on there, and it would start a war if I called her out on it. they'd have some lame damn excuse for doing what they did. Thanks for giving me the chance to blow off steam about that lazy, scum sucking SOB nephew of ours. Getting that off my chest may help my blood pressure go down.

I return you to your regularly scheduled program....

-Friday, February 27, 2015 at 07:35:13 (MST)
Soaring Nancy
I went to bed crying last night and woke up crying this morning. I am still praying for a miracle for Jimmy.

In addition to prayers for Jimmy and Susie, let us send prayers go out for the members of Three Dog Night--some of them have worked and played and gone through life for 45+ years with Jimmy.

Prayers also go out to his whole family and all his friends, some of whom use to frequent this saloon. I know this is especially hard on sweet Charleen; she and Jimmy consider each other brother/sister.

Love and peace to all
Soaring Nancy
-Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 17:45:06 (MST)
Rosalee-your home sounds like a wonderful place! Not sure I could handle that much solitude, but it would be a great getaway. Thanks for the update on Jimmy. Not what I wanted to hear. :( Jimmy is a kind soul, and I feel terrible about what he has gone through. I don't have the words.

All my love to you, Jimmy and Susie! My heart is breaking for you.

-Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 05:07:53 (MST)
The first time I met Jimmy he was at Inn of the Mountain Gods waiting for Michael to join him for breakfast. He was an early riser and so are Dis and I so we saw him often when we were in the same hotel or cruise ship as the band. He always had time to stop and talk with us. We went on our Alaska cruise because when I asked him what his favorite place to cruise was, he said Alaska, hands down. One morning on the Costa Cruise he joined us and when Dis told him the band was going to be in Allen Texas he asked what was there. Dis said not much and I told him there was an outlet mall there. He said all he wanted from Texas was an armadillo. I searched for the perfect armadillo and when we met him several months later in Tennessee and gave it to him he was delighted. He was telling the hotel clerk about it the next morning when we were at breakfast and he joined us again. What a class act and a sweet guy.
I could see the affection he and Michael had for each other and I always loved Pat's posts on FB of the two of them clowning around.
There is a big hole in my heart and I can only imagine how hard it is for those closest to him.
Words just aren't enough.
((((Michael))) (((Spooner))) (((Susie)))
Love to All.
-Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 19:45:22 (MST)
My heart is flowing over with thoughts of Jimmy . . . . . He and Susie have been in my thoughts and prayers since the moment I learned of his health situation. My heart is also heavy for the entire Three Dog Night Community, and I have particularly been thinking of you Michael as well.

Prayers and healing thoughts always.

-Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 13:02:57 (MST)
-Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 10:38:05 (MST)
Spooner and Susie need your prayers. He has just been given less than a month to live. Please stop whatever you are doing and pray for peace and love to flow to them. I am just too sad to post more.
Love to All,
-Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 09:51:26 (MST)
Wowa, Thanks! Yes, I am feeling better now that I have the real professionals working on my poor little body but it's hard to make room for all the tests and appointments.
I haven't been here on a regular basis for a long while but then I rarely go to the Facebook website either. I am living the life of a Internet hermit right now. My first year teaching, full time student, single parent to a 5 year old, and now the school I am working for asked me to develop the marketing plans for the school. I was stupid enough to see a need and spoke up. Ha! Well, it's keeping me more than a little busy.
TDN is coming to my little town on July 11th! We have 2200 people here. I can't believe it. That's fewer people than at most TDN concerts I have attended. I would love to be there but I am going to be in Oklahoma and Texas with Dis this summer. Fortunately, my school is out 3 months in the summer. Unfortunately, the company that is bringing them in chose to do so in the summer.
Michael, I think you will agree with me that Libby, Montana is one of the prettiest places in the world. It is smack in the middle of 2 very large and tall mountain ranges and a raging river runs right through it with really great fishing for anglers. What it lacks in size it gains in beauty. However, don't plan on shopping or anything. There isn't much to do unless you are into nature and hiking. I expect you all will come in on buses so probably won't get to do much hiking. The buildings aren't much to look at and it needs some Estes Park pizazz. Jimmy asked Dis and I on the last cruise we went on with the band what there was to do in Allen Texas. We told him there was an outlet mall there. Well, there isn't a mall at all in Libby, or a Walmart, or a Target. Mom and pop stores and not many of those. We drive 89 miles to the nearest Walmart.In fact, outside of the McDonald's there are no national chain stores at all. For someone who used to rely on "kaching" therapy to get me through the rough spots, it was a challenge to come here and settle in. However, the lovely people, the big horn sheep and deer that graze on my 6 acres, and the views out of every window on the mountain I live on are worth it. I have a little cottage on the side of a mountain. My nearest neighbor up the mountain is 3 and a half miles. Down the mountain the nearest neighbor is about half a mile. We never close a curtain. I love it here.
So, Michael if you guys are going to have down time, I would suggest you bring a fishing rod and go to the park at the bridge. If you want to eat, go to Burger Express or to The Venture at the hotel you will probably be set up in. If you want to rent a car for the day to explore the area, which I would sincerely recommend if you have the time, go to Libby Auto and for 50 bucks a day you can rent an SUV to drive up into the mountains. I was in town less than an hour and was invited to 3 churches. This is as close as you can get to Mayberry RFD without going to North Carolina. If you hear from Jimmy, tell him I'll be at the next concert he plays in, no matter where I have to go. I want to hear "Out in the Country" again but only if he plays it.
You all drop by if you are in the area. Libby is a great little place and I'll be glad to show you around. Gotta go and play with the little one. Also study spelling words with her.
Love to all Swampsters. ((((Swampsters))))
-Monday, February 23, 2015 at 19:40:20 (MST)
Dear Chef Steve: Yes, the kitchen has gone to "pot", and has gotten a tad slow as of late, but that's understandable considering it has gone to pot. Nyuk Nyuk. We do need you to restore the old "return the kitchen to its default when you're finished" routine. Good to see you. -M-
-Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 12:37:07 (MST)
Holy moly it's been a long time....

Gots lots of catching up to do. Probably a chitload of stuff in the kitchen to clean up too....

Howdy to all!

The Prodigal Chef
-Friday, February 20, 2015 at 18:06:12 (MST)
Norm: Floyd? Yes, he's had a full plate and more as of late. How's he handling it? As best he can. Not 100% all good, though. It's all taking it's toll on him bigtime. Thank you so much for inquiring. Floyd is a very special soul. Never been anyone like him. As you know ... I love Floyd. -M-
-Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 11:25:18 (MST)
Northern Light
Mike thanks for the info. Iam sorry to hear about June. Since you spoke to
Mr Sneed Iam asking how he is doing. Lord knows what he has gone through
so I am not prying just concerned is all. BTW how is you? Are you over your

Love always,

-Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 15:14:41 (MST)
Floyd Sneed phoned me today to inform me (and the rest of the guys) that June Fairchild has died of cancer. June, for those of you who don't know ... was the girl/actress that brought the magazine that had an article about Australian Aborigines in it referencing the term a "Three Dog Night" ... which became the name of the group. She will be missed. A real sweetheart gal. -Michael-
-Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 13:15:23 (MST)
RIP: Singer/songwriter Leslie Gore
-Monday, February 16, 2015 at 14:54:08 (MST)

Well, in that case, Mikey should give you two!!

Get 'er done, Mikey.

-Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 21:25:01 (MST)
Spacey-thank you, my dear! It's been a long time since I got a Mikey kiss or hug, let's hope I get one soon.
-Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 20:11:52 (MST)
JR Wolfe
RIP : announcer Gary Owens of "Laugh-IN " fame
-Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 10:26:59 (MST)
If there were no words
No way to speak
I would still hear you
If there were no tears
No way to feel inside
I"d still feed for you

And even if the sun refused to shine
Even if romance ran out of rhyme
You would still have my heart until the end of time
You,re all I need, my love, my Valentine

All of my life
I have been waiting for all you give to me
You,ve opened my eyes
And shown me how to love unselfishly
I;ve dreamed of this a thousand times before
In my dreams I couldn,T love you more
I would give you my heart until the end of time
You.re all I need,my love,my Valentine
And even if the sun refused to shine
Even if romance ran out of rhyme
You would still have my heart until the end of time
Cause all I need is you,my Valentine
Your all I need , my love, my Valentine

Love to Keri Love to All !!!

-Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 00:56:36 (MST)

I put Dis's name in the wrong spot, sorry.

This has been a message from Space Cadet Central.

-Friday, February 13, 2015 at 20:38:05 (MST)

I had never hear of Texas A & M in 1970, I was only 12.

-Friday, February 13, 2015 at 20:36:56 (MST)
I was there September of 1966 to May of 1970. I went to the Henry Mancini
concert while I was there. I didn't see you.
-Friday, February 13, 2015 at 16:35:57 (MST)
JR Wolfe
RIP : Sam Andrew..guitaristr,singer,songwriter with Big Brother and the Holding Company
-Friday, February 13, 2015 at 15:33:27 (MST)

My real reason for coming here: HAPPY BIRTHDAY WOWA!!! May you get a special Mikey kiss in the next year.

-Friday, February 13, 2015 at 13:52:45 (MST)

Dis, when were you in Texas A&M? I won a trip to see BTO there in 76.

-Friday, February 13, 2015 at 13:51:33 (MST)
I want to wish Michael and everyone in the Saloon a Happy Valentine's Day! At
times like these my lack of a solid liberal arts education fails me. But the words of the Valentine that I received from the Texas A&M Association of Former Students pretty much sum up my thoughts so I will share it with you:
Roses are red,
Our water tower was blue.
Poetry is hard.

-Friday, February 13, 2015 at 10:49:43 (MST)
Happy Birthday to Cory, Jimmy, Susie, Chef Steve, and Granddaughter Adelaide (1st on the 10th). Merry Valentine's Day and a Happy Presidents' Day (all 44)!
-Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 09:06:45 (MST)
Andwa, again
And Susie!

-Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 12:42:19 (MST)
Happy Birthday to Cory, Jimmy and Chef Steve!
-Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 05:54:15 (MST)

Happy birthday to Chef Steve. SEX!

-Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at 16:46:19 (MST)
JR Wolfe
RIP : Joe B. Mauldin bass player/composer with The Crickets. He was 16 when he joined Buddy Holly,Jerry Allison and Niki Sullivan and set the music world on fire.After Buddy holly's death,he and Allison,along with Sonny Curtis,continued the crickets. He left the band for a handfull of years to be an engineer at Gold Star Studios in LA,but returned and continued to record and tour with the Crickets for many ,many years.
-Sunday, February 08, 2015 at 06:56:36 (MST)
You guys crack me up, no wonder I keep coming back! LOL

Rosalee-great news! Get that treated so you can feel like yourself again. I'm rootin' for ya! (And Jimmy too).

Barkeep safe travels! Don't feel bad, my brain farts seem to be turning to brain shits too.

Later taters (my code ourpg? Yep, it's our page all right)
-Tuesday, February 03, 2015 at 05:12:14 (MST)
Michael, Have a safe trip back home. You deserve a rest. I have enjoyed the photos of the guys and their gals on FB.
I have been following Jimmy and Susie on GoFundMe.com. Glad to see he still has his sense of humor and that she is hanging in there. They need our prayers really badly. I for one am praying for them every morning and night.
I feel his strength through his posts and he seems to be in good spirits. My next TDN concert will be the one he plays in, I am sure. I am determined to wait it out. "Out in the Country" My favorite would not be the same without Spooner.
Well, I have a 5 year old that wants to spend the afternoon while the snow is falling here in Northern Montana on my lap. Tomorrow its back to school. I do so love my job.
Hey, FINALLY got a diagnosis of autoimmune disease and I finally have insurance so I start the rounds of specialists to treat this darn thing. At least they quit calling it depression. It's been my experience this last 18 months that if they don't know what's wrong with you, it must be depression. Depression does not cause blisters in my mouth, swollen eyes, and fevers, to quote the guy who finally diagnosed me. Hopefully I will be on the road to recovery soon and back to my old happy self. Then when Jimmy is on the concert tour again, we'll all have a high old time.
I will close for now. It's good to be back. I do check in every so often.
Take care, Swampsters. God bless each and every one. Love from Little Lily and I.
-Sunday, February 01, 2015 at 11:07:34 (MST)
Northern Light
Tanks MiKEY for the info. Just remember to give the test one more shot at the
airport. Don,t forget to go potty and pee pee before yous get on the plane
cause its a very long ride home and nobody is going to stop and pull over ya hear!! Oh and wash your hands too !! Again I told you to wear that adult diaper.



-Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 19:16:10 (MST)

Mikey, I do love it, but how am going to keep from telling that to people in church?

-Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 10:46:49 (MST)
Thank you SPACEY and ANDWA. "COUNTER - CLOCKWISE". (Jeez it's embarrassing to put one's aging brain on the web). I heard a saying the other day that has become my own. Some guy said "I NEVER EVER ACTUALLY HAVE BRAIN FARTS,... BUT NOW AND THEN MY BRAIN DOES COMPLETELY SHIT IT'S PANTS." Ha. Do you love that or what? Night all from down under and to the right. On our way back home tomorrow. -M-
-Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 00:02:10 (MST)

Counter clockwise.

Just more proof that men need women around for something.


-Friday, January 30, 2015 at 17:52:37 (MST)
Norm Again
Mikey you mentioned France and I don.t speek French but for the record I do
kiss dat way, nyuk nyuk nyukity.

-Friday, January 30, 2015 at 13:51:53 (MST)
Well paint my back porch red!!! Okay Mikey yous try things out at the airport
and don't forget because it;s a long way home and a long distance to hold it.
Now we can make history here with the findings. Just think you could be in
a parade going down the main drag of Modesto the streets lined with hobo.s
and other peoples of great question. The wimmens Mikey all yelling and screaming
atcha you in your Bugeyed Sprite waving. What a day it will be. Can you feel
the Wuve ??? So boy I say so get on with it and report back. HOOOCH FOR THE HOUSE!

Love and sloppy kisses.

-Friday, January 30, 2015 at 13:45:05 (MST)

Check the sign when you arrive at the venue tomorrow. If it says "SUMMER Concert Tour" rest assured that there is a backwardization of the cyclone in the water closet.

As for me, I discovered that the Hermit crab has a second cousin and my ears have been invaded by Hermit worms! Only a good dose of "Mama" can cure me!

-Friday, January 30, 2015 at 13:24:08 (MST)
Andwa, again
Counter clockwise.
-Friday, January 30, 2015 at 06:57:46 (MST)
NORM: I did the flush test, but darnit to heck ... I've got a rectangular toilet that has the water enter from dead center (as you face it) ... and shoots straight into a rectangular hole. DRAT and double DRAT! All these years I've been proclaiming this southern hemisphere reverse clockwise flush ... and now I've waited too long to confirm it. And exactly whatdehell is that word I'm looking for? The opposite of clockwise? Brain dead down here, folks. anti-clockwise? Nope. Somebody jump in here and correct me. I sweat it's twue, so twue. Maybe at the aiport on the way back I can do the test. I did it back i '71 ... I'm sure of it. Course old guys are capable of re-writing history to cover their genius statements, eh? Ha.
Yeh, I'm missing dechit out of Jimmy. Thankfully, he's from France (meps. See coneheads) and will whip this thing I betcha. -Michael-
-Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 23:31:18 (MST)
Andwa, again
RIP Rod McKuen.
-Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 21:02:36 (MST)


-Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 20:54:25 (MST)
Northern LIGHT
nyuk First to Mo you know kiddoe I never liked you yup its true. I love you
and all the work you do great newsletter and also big ups to your helpers.
If I may make one suggestion on the photo.s were there are meet and greets it
would be nice to say who those folks are for those of us who were not there it
helps. Ya done it with the photo of Pat and his wife now we know who the two
peoples who were with them. That photo of Pat in that hat(The Pat in the hat0
NYUK !!!! That photo cracks me up. Speaking of photos MO Hey Hey Hey !!! The
pic of you sitting in it looks like some bus or what ever tell me how a twenty
five year old like you can look so amazing??? Wowwa wee wa !!!! SHE IS A FOX.

Now Mikey time is a waisting. You are ordered to go to a toilet you know what
dat is and flush it then watch which way the water flows is it opposite what you
get up heRE or the same ??? Then report back right here. You know mister you
were not sent to NZ just to pick your geetar and other parts of you there is
a purpose. nyuk Now get to it !!!! We need to know.

For those of you who got flu or colds its HOOCH for you get to bed. Ya need
a batch of my Hooch with Techclororide in it. After a few swigs of dat and you
won,t know what a flu or cold is. nyuk

Okay Okay Iam going.

-Monday, January 26, 2015 at 19:12:47 (MST)
Famous Rob
My flu diddn't work, Lost my voice, , I hate snot.. Going back under the covers...SLeep till spring..
-Monday, January 26, 2015 at 16:21:55 (MST)
Thank you Madonna, Barbara and Paul for another great newsletter and congratulations on 20 years of superb newsletters. Also thanks to Madonna, Barbara and/or Susan for capturing both of my good sides as well as my back side in Bossier City. That was a great Meet and Greet where I enjoyed talking with Michael, Cory, and Danny for quite some time, but I sure missed Jimmy.
-Monday, January 26, 2015 at 11:36:43 (MST)
You have confirmed my suspicions that Peter is one of the good guys, just like you. As for his good looks and talent, that must be hereditary. At his shows he claims that his mother is Elton John and his Dad is Mick Jagger, right before he does a mean "Jumpin' Jack Flash"! Enjoy your time in New Zealand.
-Monday, January 26, 2015 at 05:18:08 (MST)
Ha! I'm laughing out loud down here in New Zealand at your post. Now THAT is funny. At least you got to see Peter perform. That guy is STILL a handsome dude and a much better entertainer than I ever realized. A great joy to know him from the shows we've done together. A real sweetheart guy to the bone. ONE OF THE GOOD GUYS in the biz. -M-
-Sunday, January 25, 2015 at 18:32:53 (MST)
I flew to Tampa to see your show. There was no Three Dog Night in Tampa, so since I was there I spent the entire week at the Herman's Hermits concerts at Busch Gardens. I got thoroughly Enery The Eighthed, I did, I did! When I rechecked your tour dates I saw it was Taupo, not Tampa. I need some new lenses! Hope the trip over was pleasant and that everyone is enjoying the trip.
-Sunday, January 25, 2015 at 08:39:33 (MST)
Yeh. Taylor Negron. Sweetheart guy who was a fine actor. Saw the video Chuck did telling us all about it. Hurt to see the pain on his face. Taylor will be missed. -M-
-Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 11:31:02 (MST)
Rock and Roll Widow

Condolences on the loss of Franny. She made television appearances with her mother in years back. Very opposite personalities - Franny and ZsaZsa. It was fun to watch them interact.

Wonderful show on Saturday - as always. Eddie was really entertaining. But Jimmy's presence was very much missed. My ticket was a Christmas present. My daughter heard about the concert on the radio. I had just checked the schedule, and it wasn't listed yet. So she got in early and found a great seat; Anyhow, I had to work 8 hours overtime on Saturday and was up since 4;30 in the morning.

Not only raining out here, but we also got some snow. The rain has been awesome. I planted some onions last spring. But most of them didn't grow. After all this rainfall, the onions started sprouting up.

Your New Zealand tour sounds exciting. Hope everyone is in good health by the time you depart and throughout the trip. Be sure to post!


-Monday, January 12, 2015 at 00:33:18 (MST)
Sincere condolances to Chuck on the loss of his cousin...actor/comeduan Taylor Negron.
-Sunday, January 11, 2015 at 03:07:13 (MST)
Michael ~ sorry to read about the passing of your longtime friend. What a shame. Enjoyed the show in Arcadia tonight, although I really missed having Jimmy there. The keyboard player was very good ~ just not Jimmy. Sorry you guys were here for one of our few rainy days ~ but I can't complain 'cause we need that precipitation! Waved at you from my seat ~ but I don't think our seats were in your radar!

-Sunday, January 11, 2015 at 00:36:18 (MST)
Michael-I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. My sincerest condolences and love to you. (((Mikey)))

Also, condolences to Floyd on the loss of his wife. He's had way too much to deal with.

Later taters, keep warm
-Thursday, January 08, 2015 at 16:14:39 (MST)

Dearest Michael, I am so sorry that you have lost a long time friend, your own age so suddenly. ((((( )))))

-Thursday, January 08, 2015 at 13:34:39 (MST)
Sincere condolances to Floyd Sneed on the loss of his wife ,Sandy.
-Wednesday, January 07, 2015 at 18:39:23 (MST)

I just read that Floyd's wife Sandy passed away. That poor dear man has suffered so much loss recently. ((((( )))))

-Wednesday, January 07, 2015 at 18:22:33 (MST)
Pam T.
I'm in the midst of the never ending Christmas break! We hopefully will return tomorrow, but the forecast has more subzero temperatures with lots of wind that blows the snow around. A late start is already scheduled so we'll see!

My son gave me a really cool gift- it was three vinyl albums, all Three Dog Night! And surprisingly, one of them was Cyan! I had never looked Cyan over before, must be rare. The guys must have been directed to wear white. Also noticed Michael's hair was gorgeous! What I really loved was that my son said he listened to all of them before he wrapped them up for me. Oh, he also included a small bottle of Jagermeister to make this my favorite gift.

Carry on Swampsters and keep warm!
-Wednesday, January 07, 2015 at 17:01:40 (MST)
Little Jimmy Dickens?!! Woah, this guy was a major music star. What a loss.
Donna Douglas: Such a beauty. I must admit that I haven't seen any reference to her Twilight Zone thing in the hospital trying to get her face to "look normal". I loved that. Don't quite know why it wasn't referenced in her credits. I only recently found out they used someone else for her voice (can't remember who), but ... well, she's gone now. R.I.P. Donna. -M-
-Wednesday, January 07, 2015 at 11:35:29 (MST)
Andwa, again
Very sorry for your loss, Michael.

-Wednesday, January 07, 2015 at 04:51:49 (MST)
R.I.P. Francesca Gabor Hilton, or "Franny" as I knew her. She was a sweetheart gal. Used to hang out at my home studio in Santa Monica back in the late 70s. Hard to believe she's gone. My friend, Francesca. -M-
-Tuesday, January 06, 2015 at 18:42:11 (MST)
Little Jimmy Dickens icon star of the Grand Old Oprey. Jimmy was 94 years old.
-Friday, January 02, 2015 at 18:12:50 (MST)

Oh JR, that one is such a loss. Just loved her.

-Friday, January 02, 2015 at 16:10:55 (MST)
JR Wolfe
RIP Donna Douglas..forever Elly Mae Clampett.
-Friday, January 02, 2015 at 13:50:44 (MST)

Mikey is probably adjusting Miss Buns right now. I wonder if he will buff her til they shine?

-Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at 14:40:26 (MST)

Just stopped by to wish everyone a Merry Christmas. For some, this has not been a good year. I'm one of those and I know others are also struggling. It's been a challenge to go through these holidays, but I was determined not to let them get me totally down. I'm praying for all those who are ill or struggling in other ways, especially Spooner and others I know of who are battling cancer or other diseases. I am praying for all and hoping everyone who celebrates this glorious day is able to find peace and joy. I'm hoping 2015 will be a good year for all of us.

Love to all and Merry Christmas.

-Thursday, December 25, 2014 at 08:04:40 (MST)
Andwa, again
Merry Christmas, everyone! Wishing you all a wonderful New Year as well. Special thoughts going out to Spooner and Don. Hugs to you all!

-Wednesday, December 24, 2014 at 23:25:34 (MST)
A few years ago my son and I stumbled across Joe Cocker's hometown in Crawford, Colorado while we were visiting the North Rim of the Gunnison. He found a place that was truly "Out In The Country". I hope his new home is just as beautiful!
-Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at 08:48:45 (MST)
Di from many moons ago :)
Hello hello swamp folk! It's been too long a time since I was last here. Life changes and such and so on. Three shows locally in the recent past and I wasn't able to attend even one. Buggah bummah!
Wishing every one of you the very bestest ever. The bestest what is up to you <3

Aaaand my captcha code is NUDE. Typical swamp scene. LOL *MWAH*
-Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at 05:15:45 (MST)
Rin Tin Tin Lover
Just too sad about Joe Cocker. Hope he didn't suffer. Saw him several times. Awesome entertainer. Joe Cocker always opened with his popular tunes --so if you arrived late, you missed out. People would ask, "When's he gonna sing Feelin' Alright? They would be shocked to learn....too bad, he already did. Hitchcock Railway is my favorite Joe Cocker recording. He sang it at concerts, alot, too. It always got the audience on their feet dancing.

The album cover, "With a Little Help From My Friends" used to make my son cry (as a toddler). He says it was really scary. I had to keep it hidden. Memories, memories.
Rest in Peace Joe. Hope I get to see you beyond the pearly gates.

Happy Christmas, and joyous celebrations to you all.

-Monday, December 22, 2014 at 22:36:35 (MST)

Mikey and I both had the same vision, Belushi and Cocker on SNL. What a scream!

Saw Joe 3 times, once when I was 14 and twice when he toured with the Guess Who. Great entertainment

-Monday, December 22, 2014 at 21:22:19 (MST)
Shame to hear about Joe Cocker. I got the chance to see him at Common Ground one year. Great show!

Norm-cut me off a hunk of chawen tobackie, and pour me a glass of hooch, I'm ready for it. Kids are home for vacation, and I've already had it up to HERE with the caterwaulin'. Gonna be a looooong two weeks!

Ya'all have a Merry christmas and Happy New Year!
-Monday, December 22, 2014 at 16:36:11 (MST)
Northern Light
Gee I was going to post something and I hear about Joe. Nothing more to say
other than yet another great one gone. Way too sad. Seems this year alot of
the "greats" have left us. Just look at the daily news and its depressing.
Old Norm did not come to bring you down. I wanted to wish all of you peoples
a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. All my best from me and my family
to you and yours. Enjoy the season,eat,drink,smooch, hold your love ones close.
With just a few days left before the big fat man comes down the chimbly get
out there and max out those credit cards and spend every penny yous got. nyuk
Anyhoo if you are around Casa de Norm drop in as there is lots of Christmas
Hooch,canned Spam and if yer lucky even some fresh road kill from I15.The gas
is always on here. nyuk Message to Mikey don't be kicking up a big fuss and
holleren and carrying on wit yer kin. You are sitten at the kids table on Chistmas and that is dat. Spoiled Brat. nyuk Oh forgot if you drop by I will
cut you a hunk of my chawen tabackie and we can sit drink Hooch and chaw to
are hearts delight. Just don't spit into the wind. Okay I can see Mikey is
reaching for his gun.


-Monday, December 22, 2014 at 13:31:28 (MST)
RIP: Joe Cocker...what a huge huge loss.Sad he never made it into the RNRHOF.
-Monday, December 22, 2014 at 12:59:45 (MST)
Ditto on Joe Cocker. What a loss! This is getting to hit pretty close to home, albeit a British close to home. Joe was so great. So unique. A lasting memory, (although it will not be the only one) is seeing Joe Cocker sing on Saturday Night Live ... with John Belushi right beside him doing his "mock up" of Joe. Frigging incredible. Both of them. Both of them gone now. Damnit all to Hell. So glad we got to enjoy Joe for so long. He will be missed and honored repeatedly. -Michael-
-Monday, December 22, 2014 at 12:31:38 (MST)
Andwa, again
RIP Joe cocker. One of a kind. An icon.

-Monday, December 22, 2014 at 12:24:17 (MST)


-Monday, December 15, 2014 at 16:08:48 (MST)

I'm unable to identify your condition's condition, but I've heard reports that Lucy has been spotted flying over Minnesnowta sporting some real sparklers!

I'm starting to get into the Christmas spirit so today I switched back to my radio station that has been playing Christmas music exclusively since November 14th!

-Monday, December 15, 2014 at 12:32:58 (MST)
Andwa, again
Just dropped in to see what condition my condition was in.

-Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 16:38:18 (MST)
JR Wolfe
RIP : Keyboardist/composer /singer Ian McLagan. A member of the Small Faces,a founding member of Faces ,sideman to the Rolling Stones,Bonnie Raitt and a session musician for many many acts,he also had a lengthy solo career. Met him at a concert of his last year and "Mac " sparkled with wit and humor.He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame...and deserved it.
-Wednesday, December 03, 2014 at 18:04:30 (MST)
JR Wolfe
RIP : Saxophone player Bobby Keys. He started out with Buddy Holly on local gigs in Lubbock, toured with Bobby Vee and recorded/toured with Delaney & Bonnie and Friends, Joe Cocker ,John Lennon and the Rolling Stones. thats him playing the sax solo on "Brown Sugar " and so many other Stones records for nearly 45 years.
-Tuesday, December 02, 2014 at 16:49:48 (MST)
Famous Rob
Did any of you get Tom Halpain's pix from Lambeau Field in Green Bay over the weekend? Lucky dude...I certainly hope he was routing for the PACKERS! We former Wisconsinites will grant him honorary Cheesehead status!O r maybe he should be a Brathead?
-Tuesday, December 02, 2014 at 15:45:04 (MST)
WELL, THE TRIP TO Sioux FALLS FOR THE SHOW A few weeks aback was interesting. Always great to see the band but Spooner is dearly missed. Danny had tough time talking abut jimmy.... but the show went on. Michael was as always a joy to watch. Barkeep is always a happy pne...

Hone bear and I then went to the sunny Caribbean with our daughter and son-in-law Travis for a grand time on HAL ship Westerdam and so we did Thanksgiving some where around Grand Turk at sea. Now,I gotta say, the DAM ships would be a hell of great place for a 3 DN Cruise. The food, OH MYYYYYYYYYYYY!

The puppies were so happy to see us. I guess the puppy sitter was not like having mom and sad around. Eli has not left my side since we got back on Sunday, and Lacy, she now thinks my pillow is her pillow. Love them Scottish Terriorizers.

Also don't forget its the season so drop a few shekels in the Salvation Army pots and other good causes.

-Tuesday, December 02, 2014 at 15:36:46 (MST)
Mikey I am not one to burp and tell. nyuk How was the NOG I sent you?

-Monday, December 01, 2014 at 13:59:02 (MST)
(Burp!) Oops. Post Turkey day stuff. -M-
-Sunday, November 30, 2014 at 10:43:25 (MST)
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
-Thursday, November 27, 2014 at 15:36:26 (MST)
Andwa, again
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! I hope you're all safe, warm, well, surrounded by family and loved ones, and filled to the brim with wonderful food!

Enjoy the day!

-Thursday, November 27, 2014 at 09:04:01 (MST)
Norm! Hey, I'll take some of that hooch anytime. As soon as Mikey installs a couple of those lift chairs, Spacey and I will be all set. Yeah, we'll see if the doc even lets me have a peek at whatever they pull outta me. He could barely look me in the eyes, and kept saying, "I'm sorry you're in pain". Right now not too bad, the gadget has moved somewhere out of the way.

Spacey- :)

Busy weekend, gonna be a busy week. :P

Later taters
-Monday, November 24, 2014 at 06:06:30 (MST)

Wowa, do you think its time for the barkeep to install a pair of those chairs that rise electronically? One for you, one for me?

-Friday, November 21, 2014 at 23:28:22 (MST)
Forgot Hey Wowa I just made a batch of my Christmas HOOCH. That stuff will
put you out after a few belts. Do ya want some. No problem I can just go to
the tub and get you a glass. HEY MIKEY!!! Your Egg Nogg is ready don't ask
what the lumps are just drink . nyuk

-Friday, November 21, 2014 at 15:55:43 (MST)
Wowa anything metal taken out of you I get DIBS on. nyuk So once they start
foostering around in you the metal is mine. Keep well Wowa. Got any slippers
or other stuff? On another note I see the Dogs show for Sat IS cancelled
at the IP in Biloxi.

Love Hugs and Sloppy Kisses to All.

-Friday, November 21, 2014 at 15:47:17 (MST)
Ha! It'd be just my luck he would try to charge me tool rental or a storage fee! :)

Spacey-He generally knocks his patients out, that's my preferred method anyway. I don't want to see/hear what they're doing. All set on walkers, canes, bath seats, etc. Been there before. Gotta try to call them back at 8am. They never returned my call yesterday after I left a message. They were "out to lunch" when I called. Have a comment I could make about that, but I don't want them to leave anything else behind this time. Nyuk!

Later taters
-Friday, November 21, 2014 at 05:25:44 (MST)

Get the spinal Wowa, you should be awake for that. (I'm the wimp who said knock me out! who wants to hear the drills on the knee).

You want I should lend you my walker?

-Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 21:00:30 (MST)
Wowa, it's an old trick. Don't fall for it. Don't let him charge you tool rental.

Michael, nice to see ya'll added three more shows, and on your side of the country. Have you heard if Cory made it back to Buffalo yet after the show in Virginia on Sunday night?

-Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 11:26:26 (MST)
Spacey-yeah, I am kinda old, but most of the time my mind is younger than my body (which is falling apart).

Going to go in for an arthoscopy, as soon as I can get it set up. My surgical knee (partial knee replacement) now has a "loose body" (told ya I was falling apart Spacey!) in it, which causes my knee to suddenly let loose on me. Also causes me severe pain. I saw the xray, doc thinks it's a chunk of bone, to me it looks like a surgical instrument that got left in there. It has square ends on it. Don't look like bone to me. Gonna have him save it, so I can see what it was. He said he'd get me in asap, and
make it right". Admission of guilt? Maybe. Maybe just wants to fix my knee up.

Be safe out there!

Later taters
-Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 06:02:14 (MST)

Gee Wowa, you sound kinda old.

(but damnit all, I agree with you 100%)

-Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 21:28:29 (MST)
I really hate it when radio stations change their format. Sends me scrambling to find another station. I have 3 different ones set now, and I jump from one to the other. They tend to have a set playlist, and play the same stuff day in and day out. Usually though, I just bring cds with me in the car, and listen to whatever I want.

Everyone be careful out there on the roads!
-Monday, November 17, 2014 at 19:34:32 (MST)
About 18 months ago my radio station here in Dallas (KLUV 98.7) diluted "my" music by going from 60's and 70's to 60's, 70's, and 80's. Then in mid-November they started playing Christmas music exclusively!!!! For a month and a half!!!! I was not happy. This past Friday they started into the Christmas music again. I again was not happy. When I was growing up I used to watch Bishop Fulton J. Sheen on TV with my family. He ended each show with "It is better to light one little candle than to curse the darkness". I found 92.5 and am enjoying the candlelight!!!!
-Monday, November 17, 2014 at 10:57:32 (MST)
Pam T.
No show for Tom and me either! Too dangerous to make the trip to Larchwood. We had seats in the first row right in front of Mikey! Boo Hoo. Will be thinking of you and especially Jimmy tonight. I actually have tons of relatives in Larchwood/Sioux Falls and was hoping to see some family this weekend too. Another day.
-Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 18:22:59 (MST)
Andwa, again
Going to miss the show tonight. Weather/road conditions are poor/not good for travel. Bummer. Not worth an accident or worse.

Be careful out there if you're on the road! That includes you and your bandmates, et al, Mike! Sending cyber hugs your way. See you another day.

-Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 08:06:51 (MST)
Famous Rob
Wow Winter came too soon...Barkeep bring snowmobile suits to Sioux Falls on Saturday! its cold here. We will see ya there, down in front.

Excited to see another Dog show but sad that Jimmy is not with. My prayers of course are with him and Sue. We stay tuned into him on Facebook.


Happy Happy.

Hope all of you are well

-Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 12:39:59 (MST)
Michael, it was another great concert last night in Bossier City. I thoroughly enjoyed talking with you afterwards at the Meet and Greet. Happy travels. Thanks for all you do and have done to bring joy to the world!
-Saturday, November 08, 2014 at 06:19:16 (MST)
Spacey, I agree, go to the media. We have stuff like that happen here, and when it gets reported, sometimes they find out who did it. Not always, but it gets people involved. One guy was caught after his dogs were found in a park badly beaten, the dogs are in better homes, and he was prosecuted.
-Thursday, November 06, 2014 at 06:16:28 (MST)

Go to the media.... and if you have the arrow, make sure they see it.

-Wednesday, November 05, 2014 at 10:34:51 (MST)
Andwa, again
Thank you, Spacey.

We're never going to find out who did this. The cops aren't doing a damn thing about it. It's only a cat after all.

-Tuesday, November 04, 2014 at 23:41:08 (MST)

Andwa, that is obscenely horrible. Please give a hug to your neighbor for me.

-Tuesday, November 04, 2014 at 10:58:02 (MST)
Andwa, again
Last night, a friend's cat was shot with an arrow and left for dead. She found him and took him to the vet, but the cat couldn't be saved. I hope the cops find the sorry ass person who did this and let Sharon have him for 5 minutes. She'd stomp his sorry ass into the ground. The cops can have what's left.

What the hell is WRONG with people?
-Sunday, November 02, 2014 at 12:18:30 (MST)
Andwa, again
Everyone remember to turn your clocks back?

-Sunday, November 02, 2014 at 09:12:32 (MST)
-Friday, October 31, 2014 at 16:47:41 (MST)

Hey Bartender.... BOO!!!!!

(not boobs, BOO!)

-Friday, October 31, 2014 at 14:57:46 (MST)
So sad to hear about our dear Spooner. Prayers and love coming to he and Susie. Cancer is a tough thing to deal with. Ray and I are shocked and saddened that he has to go through this. The web site is great. Thanks for sharing it with us. I posted it to my facebook and notified some people that I know. I hope it helps get the word out and he gets the help and support he needs.
He is lucky to have such a good friend in you.
Please keep us updated.
-Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 17:01:52 (MST)

I hope you guys can pull off a few benefit concerts.

I also think an organization called "Music Cares" will be able to help Jimmy.

-Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 17:01:04 (MST)
Yes, big loss (Jack Bruce). Damnit all to hell. Oh, and thanks J.R. -M-
-Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 16:23:35 (MST)
RIP : Jack Bruce Singer/bass/songwriter solo and with the bands Cream and West,Bruce & Laing.
-Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 13:31:58 (MST)
JR Wolfe
Thanks for the 411 on your TDN brothers,wil send something.
-Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 13:30:22 (MST)
We need help, folks. Jimmy's in medical and financial distress. So is our monitor guy (Don Lister). Please donate as you can afford. Here are the 2 URLs for their individual donation sites.
http://www.gofundme.com/fvte3g (Jimmy Greenspoon)

Thank you for the love ... and the money, of course.
-Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 12:47:35 (MST)
Keep us posted on Jimmy,sending healing vibes his way.
-Friday, October 24, 2014 at 09:57:48 (MST)
Danny Tawd
I just found out about Jimmy from Facebook. Susan & I will be saying some prayers and will keep him in our thoughts.
-Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 12:15:02 (MST)
Just read about Jimmy Greenspoon tonight on FB - he is in my thoughts and prayers as he fights this health battle. May he be on the road to recovery very soon.

-Sunday, October 19, 2014 at 22:26:32 (MST)
Pam T.
(((Jimmy))) Lots of love being sent your way.

-Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 15:52:31 (MST)
Just read that Tim Houser, the founder and leader of The Manhatten Transfer, has passed away. Helluva jazz singer, seen him many times. Big MT fan here.
-Friday, October 17, 2014 at 10:08:01 (MST)

Dear Mr. Greenspoon, use your Irish spirit to put up your best fight!

-Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 21:28:30 (MST)
JR Wolfe
RIP : actress Elizabeth Pena, loved her work.
-Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 07:16:08 (MST)

Don't forget The Guess Who.

Bah humbug.

-Thursday, October 09, 2014 at 17:16:07 (MST)
Well, the clueless RNRHOF have announced their nominations today ,for the 2015 induction. Sadly, PRR,TDN ,Deep Purple and a ton of worthy acts have been overlooked in favor of disco,rap and bands too young to name a 60s act.

-Thursday, October 09, 2014 at 09:01:51 (MST)
JR Wolfe
thanks spacey
-Tuesday, October 07, 2014 at 08:55:44 (MST)

Happy birthday JR Wolfester!

-Monday, October 06, 2014 at 09:14:25 (MST)
Andwa, again
Well said, Dis.

-Monday, October 06, 2014 at 08:43:40 (MST)
Shame to hear about Paul Revere. RIP

"I'm 73, but I prefer to think of myself as 23 Celsius"

"Everything you need to know in life you can learn from Star Trek and the Bible-in that order"

"When people say 'don't try this at home', they mean Don't try this at all. Anywhere"

(I've heard this one) "Candy is dandy, but liquor is quicker"

"No one is listening until you fart"

Later taters, have a great Monday
-Monday, October 06, 2014 at 05:28:57 (MST)
Rest In Peace Paul Revere. He was a true American patriot and music legend, who entertained with boundless energy and a zany wit. He will be missed by many. Most definitely by me. I'm glad I got to enjoy his concerts, most recently last October in Biloxi and a few months ago in Oklahoma. You could see how his band members loved him immensely as they helped him through those shows during his difficult times, and his son played guitar behind him to offer assistance if needed. He did what he loved, giving joy to others, to the end.

-Sunday, October 05, 2014 at 19:30:16 (MST)
JR Wolfe
Rest In Peace: Paul Revere of Paul Revere and the Raiders
-Sunday, October 05, 2014 at 02:57:57 (MST)
Northern Lght

MORE MORE MORE !!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hell post the whole book nyuk.

Just love it thanks Wowa you made my month.

-Saturday, October 04, 2014 at 18:23:29 (MST)
Norm- here's some more

"I'm not yelling at you, I'm helping you to hear"

"Never kick a turd on a hot day"

Be careful- the toes you step on today may be conncted to the ass you have to kiss tomorrow"

"If you're riding a bicycle downhill, always remember to turn your head before you spit"

Have a good one!
-Saturday, October 04, 2014 at 16:14:40 (MST)

Way to funny I want more lots more.

So lets rip and roar !!!!!

-Thursday, October 02, 2014 at 12:16:49 (MST)
I found a book at a garage sale this summer, called Crazy
sh*t Old People Say. Has some real gems in it, though I'm not old enough to use this stuff on my kids/grandkids ;)

We were so poor when I was young, that for Christmas dinner we'd go to the nearest KFC and lick other peoples fingers.

I don't get the craze among youngsters collecting these scratch and sniff stickers. Scratch and sniff used to be something you did to your butt.

Back when I was a kid in the 60s, we had real music, people like the Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Beach Boys, and ....Cilla Black. Yeah, well not everything was great. (I'm just quoting this guy here)

More later, hope they made you grin.

Later taters

-Thursday, October 02, 2014 at 06:54:43 (MST)
Andwa, again
Have fun, Dis! Give the barkeep a big ol' hug for me, will ya? :-)

-Wednesday, October 01, 2014 at 00:59:42 (MST)
Awesome!!!!!! Madonna just announced a Meet and Greet in Bossier City!
-Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 15:40:58 (MST)

I gotta send you an email soon. been too long.

-Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 15:37:11 (MST)
Rob, I came across an idea for you to expand your food industry expertise and make a small fortune (or possibly large fortune should you franchise it). I went to the Grand Opening of a Sprouts near me today. Sprouts sells great fruit and produce at great, great prices and they specialize in trendy and organic foods. Well, they were selling kangaroo in their meat department. I'm pretty much stocked on meat right now so I didn't buy any, but I had to look it up. I found that kangaroo meat is very low in fat and high in essential vitamins and minerals and a great source of Omega-3. I also learned that it is good for the environment as kangaroos fart much less than do cows. OK, the idea, Rob, is for you to open up a Bar-be-roo Place near a college campus.
-Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 12:31:01 (MST)
Famous Robbo
I guess I better go to Sioux Falls area rather than Sioux City to see the Dogs HEHEHEHE
-Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 17:27:40 (MST)
Famous Robbo
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII'm Baack. Been a busy summer for a guy that is supposed to be semi retired. But now its over and Honey Bear and I have be off on weekend junkets, Okoboji visiting the Iowa Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at Arnold;s Park,(I actually ran into a guy there that saw me play in Sheyboygan, Wi years ago. (We or I should say both our bands played on the same bill with Tommy James when Tommy was just hitting the charts. Another band that played on that bill and made it big while we flopped, was the New Colony Six. Yep, there we were two garage band legends talking about the good old days, Next, we went cruising on the Mississippi, riding trains, in Iowa and Illinois. visiting children and grandson(Celebrated his 4th BD, finally lining up the fall music schedule of shows. Branson in OCtober a whole week...Larry Gatlin, Oak Ridge Boys, The Lettermen, Sons of THe Pioneers, then of course the Dogs at Sioux City or should I say Larchemont, Iowa in November then ho ho...and finally the Beach Boys on December 14, at Spencer Iowa. WOndering if Mike Love remembers the words to "Little St. Nick". Andwa you can hitch asleigh up to my car to get out to Spencer! lol

Ya'll have a cool one on me, Set em UP Barkeep. You got you music on that thar jukebox?

-Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 17:13:55 (MST)
Andwa, again
Thanks for the heads up, Dis. I do enjoy seeing Peter Noone and the Hermits. That's just too late in the year for this old Norski to travel that far, though. Closer to home, and I'd've considered it; but Altoona is just too far that time of year. The TDN show in Iowa in November will be the last show of the year for me, unless of course they come back to Rochester (hint, hint). Looking forward to it!
-Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 11:58:35 (MST)
For the Iowans and southern Minnesotans, Herman's Hermits Starring Peter Noone will be in Altoona on December 14th. Who knows, you may even get "For Your Love" . . . it's sort of like getting "Eli's Coming" . . . yah sure!
-Monday, September 15, 2014 at 10:09:23 (MST)
OK, I'm set for the show at Diamond Jack's in Bossier City . . . second row on Michael's side!

-Monday, September 15, 2014 at 06:11:22 (MST)
All Sap
R.I.P. Richard Kiel
Although he was probably most famous for his "JAWS" role in the James Bond movies ... I personally loved his portrayal in the original "Longest Yard". The ol' "HE BROKE HIS F_ _ KING NECK" routine was priceless. All posts say he was a great guy and wonderful father. -M-
-Sunday, September 14, 2014 at 11:44:52 (MST)

Bring the lady some cake!!!! Bartender, hop to it!!!

-Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 23:15:32 (MST)
Andwa, again
Happy, happy birthday, Madonna!
-Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 09:03:16 (MST)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MADONNA ! Joy to your world !
-Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 07:38:43 (MST)
RIP: Bob Crewe...singer/composer/record producer..Music To watch Girls By was his biggest hit as an artist,he produced Mitch Ryder and was very involved with the 4 Seasons,among many others.
-Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 07:37:35 (MST)
Nick Crimkin
Funny Mike told me he wanted to go while having a three way in a tour bus
washroom. Very kinky if you ask me but to Mike erotic is using the feather
and kinky is using the chicken. Using the feather and the chicken is weird
kooky stuff. Next time Mike you take me out for dinner before you screw me
ya hear !!! You redheaded freak.
-Tuesday, September 09, 2014 at 02:00:57 (MST)

I was just assuming.

-Tuesday, September 09, 2014 at 01:01:44 (MST)

Spacey - I have his words on tape, so I know it's true, but what you said sounds like him also. He obviously can't make up his mind.
-Monday, September 08, 2014 at 19:09:49 (MST)

I thought Mikey wanted to be shot by a jealous husband?

-Saturday, September 06, 2014 at 16:55:53 (MST)
RIP :, Jimi Jameson ( lead singer of "Survivor ") and comedian/tv host Joan Rivers.
-Thursday, September 04, 2014 at 13:48:32 (MST)

-Thursday, September 04, 2014 at 12:07:54 (MST)

So happy to see shows being scheduled for next year. Every time I see them, I am afraid it's the last time, especially since I see them once a year. As Mikey once said, he wants to die on stage. No hurry Mikey! I want you guys to keep playing forever. Is that asking too much?? :-)
-Thursday, September 04, 2014 at 07:52:17 (MST)
Rock and Roll Widow
Yes. Very sad news about Jimi Jamison. Just saw him a month ago (Aug 2) in Pershing Square. He appeared to be to be in good health. He seemed happy. Sounded great.

Survivor opened for Lou Gramm and his band - which included his brother Ben, an awesome drummer. It started pouring rain just when they took the stage. Everybody got soaked, including the band. But they kept playing. Lou Gramm seemed to get a kick out of the whole thing, though.

Weird. A rainstorm in L.A. in August during a severe drought.

-Tuesday, September 02, 2014 at 19:53:04 (MST)
Oh tell me this is not true. JIM JAMISON what a loss. He was only 63 and
died of a heart attack. This is weird Mark Abrahamian from Starship
passed two years ago this Wednesday. I was just listening to Survivor
earlier today. Man oh man my rock buddies are all leaving this world.
I am sad. The rock world has lost yet another talented person. May Jim
rest in peace. Gee I was just getting over the loss of Robin. Norm is

-Monday, September 01, 2014 at 22:40:44 (MST)
Andwa, again
RIP Jimi Jamison. :-(

-Monday, September 01, 2014 at 21:31:11 (MST)

You know what tomorrow means? Mikey has to give up his white shoes until next May.

-Monday, September 01, 2014 at 16:26:03 (MST)
I won't get my next Three Dog Night fix until November 7th in Bossier City, but in the meantime I saw Herman's Hermits for three consecutive nights in Las Vegas early this month and Chicago and REO Speedwagon in Durant on Tuesday night.

The highlight of Hermits' performances was "For Your Love" featuring the drummer. They did it the last two nights . . . awesome!

Chicago and REO Speedwagon both put on good shows, but the highlight was the encore where both bands (14 musicians) performed six songs together! Try to imagine two lead guitars, two bass guitars, three winds, three keyboards (Chicago has two), three drummers (again Chicago has two) and one instrumentless lead singer. It was a blast!

-Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 03:50:50 (MST)
Pam T.
Andwa: Glad to hear you will be there! I have a few options as to where I stay so will determine that soon. I have many relatives in the area plus a former college roommate nearby!
-Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 13:30:35 (MST)
Andwa, again
Pam T: Last time I checked, that show was not on the schedule. I scrambled and got a ticket, but it's back in the fifth row. Ah well. Better than nothing. Just won't be able blow a kiss to the barkeep. ;-) Will have to find a place to stay for a couple of nights. If the casino hotel is too expensive or full, Sioux Falls is just a few miles away. I'm sure I could find something there.

I put in a request for the 14th off, so I won't have to hurry and drive all that way to get there before the show. Should be approved as there were 2 spots available.

Anyway, will see you there (if we don't get a blizzard)!
-Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 17:01:51 (MST)
Pam T.
It's NATIONAL DOG DAY!!! Every dog has his day, and today is yours Mikey! I hope you will celebrate, dance to the music, quaff a few Jagermeisters, etc. all in a responsible manner.

While on the topic of dogs, one of my first graders informed me her dog was having surgery because she ate a crayon. I asked how she knew the dog had eaten a crayon. The answer: because the dog had rainbow poo!

Next TDN show for me is Nov. 15 in Iowa. Anyone else going?

-Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 15:32:55 (MST)
Andwa, again
Wishing a very happy birthday to Mr. Kingery. Enjoy your day, sir! xoxo

-Sunday, August 24, 2014 at 10:38:19 (MST)
Such nice thoughts about Robin Williams ~ it seems he truly was a kind, generous soul who gave so much to so many. Now free of his suffering, may he journey on in peace. I heard that Billy Crystal is going to pay tribute to his friend Robin on the Emmy's Monday night. Our loss is Heaven's gain.
-Friday, August 22, 2014 at 13:08:49 (MST)
WOW. I have been dragging my tail around feeling down since Robin passed.
Yes like Jill I have been watching and going on the web to read about Robin.
The news about the Parkinsons just added to the pain of his passing Last
Tuesday Charlie Rose paid tribute to Robin by showing clips of his visiting
his show. Talk about "Free range Robin". Charlie was destroyed by his humour.
I was laughing so hard tears were pouring down my face.For the moment it felt
good then it was over.Few comics ever made me laugh so hard as Robin. My best
friend told me he has been feeling down since he learned of his death. He said
"Its like loosing part of my family.I have to say I think Robin was part of
many of our families. Thank God for You tube and other devices where we can
still enjoy the works that was Robin Williams. I like many will miss him
the worst part is saying goodbye.

HEY MIKEY !!! HOW YOU IS ??? Don"t talk to any strangers unless you know them.

-Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 12:03:45 (MST)

I have been obsessed with reading stories of Robin and watching so many of his videos. I find myself reading the comments of people and no matter who is talking about Robin, whether a movie star or an average person on the street, no one has anything bad to say about him. He has done so much more good than most people know about. He had such a big heart. Whether he was performing for the troops on a USO tour or chartering a plane to visit a very sick little girl who just loved seeing him in "Mrs. Doubtfire", he was always sharing love and laughs with everyone possible. I can't think of anyone who has such a wonderful reputation.

I had the honor of seeing his live show in 2002 in Boston. I can't remember ever laughing so hard. I wanted to check out the t-shirts before I went in and the crowd was huge. I got pushed and would have given up if I had been able to work my way out. When I got to the front, I was surprised at the price of the shirts. I didn't want to pay so much, but figured I had fought my way up there, so I might as well buy one. I still have it today and treasure it. I'm so glad I bought it, no matter what I went through to get it.

It's impossible for me to accept that Robin Williams will never make another appearance on the late night talk shows, do another tour or make another movie. The world needed Robin more than he realized. The saddest part is that he was suffering so much. He gave us so much joy, yet suffered so much in private. God bless him and may he rest in peace.
-Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 07:28:13 (MST)
Well said, Barkeep.

Robin touched so many people's lives in a positive way. It's difficult to imagine a world without his humor. Sad. Was trying to come up with a song for him, I don't think I can do him justice.

Later taters
-Friday, August 15, 2014 at 19:37:55 (MST)

I'm pretty heartbroken about Robin... he ended his emotional torture by his own hands. I think he is the funniest man that ever lived. Heartbreaking
-Thursday, August 14, 2014 at 01:18:09 (MST)
Nancy: I don't think Robin had a problem with humor. He appreciated humor to the core. My impression is that he just (also) had this re-occurring (sp?) depression. Meaning "Doom and Gloom" to put it in a short phrase. Recently I had seen him on an interview and he basically said he was broke. Too many divorces, and all that. The interviewer asked him why he was doing a sitcom again, and he replied "Cause I need a job." Sometimes the weight of being SO in the public eye ALL the time ... can make it all just be too much. Although I'm terribly saddened by his death (and I am totally bummed inside) ... I AM glad the suffering is over for him. He just couldn't take it anymore. God, he was the greatest. What a sweetheart guy, too. What a loss. -M-
-Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at 17:27:53 (MST)
Soaring Nancy
I was blessed to see a show Robin Williams did in Boulder (think it was Boulder; might have been Denver) back in the 1970's. He was wild, crazy, manic, unintelligible at times, and very, very, very funny. It is so strange to know that a man who made us see the world as "funny" didn't feel that way himself; that happens way too often. He will be missed so much.

Soaring Nancy
-Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at 14:33:11 (MST)
Shocked and saddened, here too. He brought so much to the world, and will be greatly missed. I always wished I could just be half as funny as he was.

-Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at 04:55:55 (MST)
Andwa, again
Shocked and saddened.
-Monday, August 11, 2014 at 23:31:57 (MST)

It breaks my heart that Robin Williams, who filled the world with laughter, love and crazy humor, has died by suicide. The one who seemed the happiest was in deep pain. God bless him and may he rest in peace.
-Monday, August 11, 2014 at 19:12:50 (MST)



-Monday, August 11, 2014 at 16:35:27 (MST)
So, my oldest daughter called me Thursday afternoon and announces they are moving to Florida on Friday! They sold their house, and most of their belongings. Hustled around helping them haul the left over stuff out of the house they didn't want, down to my house. Now, must organize all their crap, er, treasure to sell. They didn't end up leaving until Saturday afternoon, as they had vehicle issues. Haven't heard back from them yet, last I heard, they were nearing Atlanta yesterday around 11 am.

-Monday, August 11, 2014 at 04:57:11 (MST)
Andwa, again
How's that time machine coming along, Spacey? If you get it working, I'd like to take a spin in it someday.
-Saturday, August 09, 2014 at 19:45:38 (MST)

Haven't heard from me in a long time, eh? I'm working on a time machine. I plan to take a big shotgun back in time so I can shoot out the tail lights of the UFO that dropped my husband's family on this planet.
-Wednesday, August 06, 2014 at 00:13:29 (MST)
Andwa, again
And a happy birthday to Famous Rob, that legend in his own mind. Enjoy your special day, Robbo!
-Monday, August 04, 2014 at 18:58:49 (MST)
Andwa, again
Day one of parking lot repaving project. Today was about breaking up and removing old pavement. Four more days to go. It'll be nice when it's done, but having to put up with all that noise, dust, dirt, and eventual stench of the asphalt will not be fun. And since I work from home, I can't get away from it.

But it'll be nice when it's done (my current mantra).
-Monday, August 04, 2014 at 09:49:39 (MST)
RIP: the great guitar player :Dick Wagner ( Lou Reed,Alice Cooper,The Frost,Ursa Major etc etc )
-Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 15:13:54 (MST)
Andwa, again
If anyone's going to be in the Rochester, MN, area on Aug 24, stop by Mayo Park for a free concert by Grand Funk Railroad.

-Friday, July 25, 2014 at 09:26:25 (MST)
:( I enjoyed watching James Garner in Maverick-both the show and the movie with Mel Gibson.

The wiener mobile, awesome sighting. I saw it one year at the Free fair. They were getting people to sing the oscar mayer song on video for a contest (nope, I didn't do it)

Later taters, off to mow the lawn

-Monday, July 21, 2014 at 15:17:31 (MST)
RIP: actor Jamers Garner...Maverick was his name,as was Rockford.
-Sunday, July 20, 2014 at 08:18:05 (MST)
Pam T.
Andra- A weinermobile sighting on your birthday!!! Does it get any better than that? Hope today has been a good one. RE: Eagles. It is sad the number of eaglets that have been electrocuted. I know some effort went into putting up barriers so that the eagles wouldn't touch the wires, but it apparently still happens.

Hope all is well in the Swamp. Haven't been able to visit much as this summer has been has been all about softball. My youngest daughter now plays and her pitching skills were in high demand. Sure wish I could have attended the shows in Vegas and Branson- looks to me the show in Larchwood, Iowa (Grand Falls Casino) no longer exists. Now how am I to get my TDN fix?! Just seeing the first six songs in Council Bluffs before the lightning struck was not enough! A bummer but at least I was able to see the barkeep's smiling face.

Take care, Swampsters and HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ANDRA!!!
-Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 19:40:33 (MST)
Andwa, again
Hey, Rob! Guess what I saw here in Rochester 2 blocks from my house! C'mon, guess! Give up? The Oscar Meyer Weinermobile! A once in a lifetime occurrence and it happened to me today. Couldn't help but smile and laugh.

-Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 18:41:22 (MST)
RIP : Blues Guitar Great JOHNNY WINTER.
-Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 06:16:08 (MST)

It was good chatting with you at the Meet and Greet in Branson on Saturday. Thanks for signing the little display that I had put together for the pick that you handed me after the concert in Houston two years ago. It had looked good on my sunroom wall. Now it looks GREAT!

Have fun in New Zealand in January.

-Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at 08:37:55 (MST)
Andwa-yeah, it's like dominos with a house, isn't it. One thing leads to another. Good luck with your projects. :) Lots to do around here, and no way to get it done, luckily one thing that helps me out right now-our youngest grandson is now old enough to mow the lawn for me. He loves doing it, you can barely pry his fingers off the mower to get him away from it!

Back to work after my knee surgery. Have been cheating, and working part time on the weekends, but now back to work "officially".

Later taters
-Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 04:55:33 (MST)
Andwa, again
Wowa: Ha! No thanks. Sis and I have enough to do around here. As long as we had to replace the flange and the connection under the sink, we thought might as well just get a new sink and start fresh. Then sis said, "We might as well put in a garbage disposal while we're at it. And since we'll be putting in a new sink, might as well get a new faucet, too. And what about a new counter top? This one is old and ugly. I mean, as long as we're at it..." Sheesh! These "we might as well's" are going to bankrupt me!

And besides all that, we've been working in my small backyard cutting down small trees and shrubs, digging out the stumps, and digging up the "decorative" rocks. We've also been tilling under the old dead grass and attempting to do some minor regrading before reseeding. Yeah, we've got enough to do to keep these two fat old ladies busy.

Pam T: Another sad day in Decorah. I'm wondering, have all the eaglets that have been electrocuted been ones wearing transmitters? If so, could that have anything to do with it?
-Tuesday, July 08, 2014 at 22:35:49 (MST)
Andwa-you must be stronger than you think!I have some heavy work to be done around here, if you're feelin' froggy.:)

Hope everyone had a safe 4th. We did.

Later taters
-Tuesday, July 08, 2014 at 18:15:15 (MST)
Andwa, again
Checking tour dates. Is there one missing? I could've sworn there was a date for Iowa in November, or am I hallucinating?

-Monday, July 07, 2014 at 20:11:48 (MST)
Great seeing you again in Vegas & chatting for a bit. Both shows & the M&G were awesome, as always!
-Saturday, July 05, 2014 at 13:47:15 (MST)
Andwa, again
So I was cleaning the kitchen sink today when the strainer got wedged in the drain. When I gave it a bit of tug to lift it out, it came out. But it brought the drain flange with it. Sigh. Hope the hardware store is open tomorrow.

Have a safe and happy Independence Day, everyone. I'll be working (and probably cursing) on the sink.

-Thursday, July 03, 2014 at 23:57:04 (MST)
Happy birthday Canada! Lots of wonderful people there, you know who you are!
-Tuesday, July 01, 2014 at 19:55:16 (MST)

-Tuesday, July 01, 2014 at 05:16:06 (MST)
Happy birthday Pam T.
-Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 13:09:04 (MST)
Andwa, again
PamT: Well that's a heck of a thing in Decorah, eh?

-Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 22:46:57 (MST)
-Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at 23:34:27 (MST)
On Floyd's behalf: Thank you to all for the warm hugs and good wishes. It's just awful. Shannon was so beautiful, and such a lovely person. You know she helped sing background on "Black & White", and I think "Joy to the World" also when she was just a kid. Damn shame losing her. She had a wonderful dad, mom and sister. -M-
-Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at 13:03:26 (MST)
Andwa, again
Big hugs to Floyd and his family.

-Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 17:47:43 (MST)
Condolances to Floyd,such a tragic loss.
-Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 17:15:42 (MST)

My heart goes out to Floyd on the loss of his daughter, Shannon. Damn cancer!!
Rest in peace, Shannon.
-Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 08:48:50 (MST)
JR Wolfe
RIP : Gerry Goffin.One hell of a lyricist,he and his ex-wife Carole King wrote some amazing songs together. the soundtrack of our lives.
-Friday, June 20, 2014 at 08:20:43 (MST)

I don't know if people who are not on Facebook have heard that Floyd's daughter Shannon has passed away. My heartfelt sympathies to Floyd and his family.

-Friday, June 20, 2014 at 01:11:01 (MST)
Soaring Nancy
WOVA Thanks for the update; been wondering how you were doing.

RIP Casey Kasem; Loved listening to him on the radio. He and Wolfman Jack were my favorites.

Hope the band is experiencing days of calm after that darn bus fire.

Soaring Nancy
-Monday, June 16, 2014 at 19:49:38 (MST)

"you're not a real rock star until you get Fathers' Day cards from 4 states and at least 1 Canadian province."

Me, 1980

-Sunday, June 15, 2014 at 16:33:41 (MST)
JR Wolfe
RIP Casey Kasem ,THE voice of American Top 40 .
-Sunday, June 15, 2014 at 13:21:35 (MST)
Andwa, again
Good morning, everyone! :-)

-Friday, June 13, 2014 at 06:44:44 (MST)

When I first saw the video of the burning bus, and that all were safe, I pictured Mikey kicking s window out to save his guitar....

God blessed you.

-Saturday, June 07, 2014 at 00:41:34 (MST)
Andwa, again
Mike, we all know you guys are hot, but burning down the bus!?!? Geez!

Sooo glad everyone got out okay!!!! A real heart-stopping moment there.

Wishing you safe(er) travels.

-Friday, June 06, 2014 at 23:00:39 (MST)
Yay! The staples are out, and I don't have to wear the surgical stocking anymore, woohoo!

Just have to keep doing the PT exercises. I forgot to ask when I could go back to work, guess I'll play that by ear (or knee, hehe)

-Thursday, June 05, 2014 at 13:10:46 (MST)

Wowa is wonderfuwwy amazing.

-Wednesday, June 04, 2014 at 00:00:50 (MST)
Andwa, again
Good news, Wowa. Glad it went so well. You'll be dancing to the music in no time! :-)

-Tuesday, June 03, 2014 at 07:46:56 (MST)
Knee replacement surgery went well, I was home the following night. Physical therapist is amazed at my progress, little does he know, that no one around here gives me a chance to sit still for long-I'm up and moving most of the time. It's been two weeks, I hope the doc takes my staples out tomorrow.
-Monday, June 02, 2014 at 12:45:03 (MST)
Pam T.
Back from Council Bluffs and a wonderful time at the concerts there! Three Dog Night was cut short by lightning, but it was so good to see them again that I won't complain. Can't control the weather! We enjoyed Canadian bands Loverboy and the Guess Who leading up to TDN. I think the crowd was estimated to be 30,000 and they were rockin'.

Andwa: I wasn't able to hug the Brakeeper. I gave him some smiles from me and I sent your hug telepathically. You'll have to ask him if he received it!
-Monday, May 26, 2014 at 16:42:03 (MST)
Andwa, again
Have fun, Pam! Wish I could be there; just don't have the funds. Hug the brakeep for me if you get a chance.

-Friday, May 23, 2014 at 13:33:53 (MST)
Pam T.
Lovely day spent at the local state park with all the K-3 kids (94, each one energetic) for our outdoor education day. Gave my spiel about corn seven times and now I'm toast. Tom and I are looking forward to attending the "Loessfest" this weekend in Council Bluffs- celebrating the unique loess hills of western Iowa. (Google it...too tired to explain) See ya Mikey!
-Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 19:59:23 (MST)
Andwa, again
Sorry for the 2fer. The code wasn't accepted the first time, so tried again only to find both of the posts went through. Oops!

-Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 08:00:42 (MST)
Andwa, again
Hello, Swampsters! Hope everyone is well and happy. :-)

Sis and I took a little trip this past Sunday and Monday. We started out by heading south to Decorah, IA, and visiting the Vesterheim Museum. Very interesting. We'll definitely go back there soon. We then headed on down to Dyersville, IA, and made a stop at the Field of Dreams house. We stayed only for a short time before getting back on the road heading for the Dells in WI. We started playing this silly little game just to amuse ourselves of finding strange random things by the side of the road. Things like a random car sitting in a field for no apparent reason. A random tire sitting by the road. A huge random M carved into a hillside (at Plattesville, WI). Things like that. Sis beat all my random items when she spied a random 4-prop airplane sitting in a parking lot. Couldn't beat that!

So on to Wisconsin we went. We found this nice little hotel just off the interstate and decided to stay there instead of at one of those over-priced hotels in town. It was small, quiet, and most important of all--CLEAN. The next day (Monday), we went in to the Dells and found the Dells Mining Company where Sis wanted to go. There, we bought a couple buckets of sand and screened and washed it away revealing several raw gem stones. We found garnets, citrine, fire agate, and several other small stones. Sis found a good-sized emerald and I found a really nice purple amethyst as well as a small ruby. None of them are of high quality, but we'll eventually have them cut and polished and maybe put in some sort of setting. Unfortunately, it began to rain while we were doing that, so the rest of the plans we had for the day were washed out. So, we just looked around for a place to have some breakfast before heading back home. It was a nice little trip for just the two of us. We'll go back sometime and finish what we weren't able to this trip.

Have a good day, all!

-Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 07:36:59 (MST)
Andwa, again
Hello, Swampsters! Hope everyone is well and happy. :-)

Sis and I took a little trip this past Sunday and Monday. We started out by heading south to Decorah, IA, and visiting the Vesterheim Museum. Very interesting. We'll definitely go back there soon. We then headed on down to Dyersville, IA, and made a stop at the Field of Dreams house. We stayed only for a short time before getting back on the road heading for the Dells in WI. We started playing this silly little game just to amuse ourselves of finding strange random things by the side of the road. Things like a random car sitting in a field for no apparent reason. A random tire sitting by the road. A huge random M carved into a hillside (at Plattesville, WI). Things like that. Sis beat all my random items when she spied a random 4-prop airplane sitting in a parking lot. Couldn't beat that!

So on to Wisconsin we went. We found this nice little hotel just off the interstate and decided to stay there instead of at one of those over-priced hotels in town. It was small, quiet, and most important of all--CLEAN. The next day (Monday), we went in to the Dells and found the Dells Mining Company where Sis wanted to go. There, we bought a couple buckets of sand and screened and washed it away revealing several raw gem stones. We found garnets, citrine, fire agate, and several other small stones. Sis found a good-sized emerald and I found a really nice purple amethyst as well as a small ruby. None of them are of high quality, but we'll eventually have them cut and polished and maybe put in some sort of setting. Unfortunately, it began to rain while we were doing that, so the rest of the plans we had for the day were washed out. So, we just looked around for a place to have some breakfast before heading back home. It was a nice little trip for just the two of us. We'll go back sometime and finish what we weren't able to this trip.

Have a good day, all!

-Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 07:36:29 (MST)
Soaring Heart Nancy
SPACEY Sorry your Mothers' Day was weird. :(

WOVA Prayers for a successful operation and quick healing.

Soaring Heart Nancy
-Sunday, May 18, 2014 at 16:06:54 (MST)
I had a good weekend, though I worked on Mother's Day. My sister-in-law and her husband showed up about quarter to midnight Friday, and spent the night. They'd been over to the "thumb" to pick up some snowmobiles (for him to take to Alaska), and were too tired to drive the rest of the way home. So, Saturday, we took them to an auction, then to a neighborhood garage sale. They treated us to dinner, then headed on home. At least I was able to pick his brain about his knee surgery, so I would know what was ahead for me. My partial knee replacement is scheduled for Monday morning. I'm getting nervous.
Though I had a song going for this, but I only have one line. Maybe more will come to me after.

So Spacey, tell us about your weird Mother's Day.

Later taters
-Friday, May 16, 2014 at 04:12:03 (MST)
Andwa, again
Spacey: What was weird about it?

I worked Mother's Day which is fine since I'm not a mom.

-Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 11:46:36 (MST)

I had a weird Mothers' Day. Did everyone else have a good one?

-Monday, May 12, 2014 at 13:34:14 (MST)
Hey Michael! Oh, it's so annoying to be hacked -- it happened to me several times until I think I finally came up with a password those suckers (hopefully) won't figure out! Had a great time at the Yucaipa show Saturday night and good to see you as always!
-Thursday, May 08, 2014 at 23:46:46 (MST)
I had been hacked. Hope I got it straightened out, but maybe not yet. Sorry about all those automated emails going out. -M-
-Wednesday, May 07, 2014 at 15:27:26 (MST)
Rock and Roll Widow
Hello all.

Just wanted to say that Yucaipa was by far one of the best Three Dog Night concerts ever. Fantastic audience, too.

Very sad to hear the news about Larry Ramos. I've seen the Association several times. They would cover Today by The New Christy Minstrels; and Larry would pay tribute to his friend Barry McGuire. And Larry would also speak about knowing Danny and Cory way back in the Pre-Dog Night days. Then they would cover a TDN tune. RIP Larry.

-Tuesday, May 06, 2014 at 21:15:35 (MST)
Andwa, again
Lovely day in the neighborhood! Finally! Hope y'all are enjoying fine weather wherever you may be.

-Sunday, May 04, 2014 at 12:23:36 (MST)
RIP: singer Larry Ramos,best known for being a founding member of the Association and for his brief time in the New Christy Minstrels. He retired from the Association earlier this year. Heard he released a solo CD,but have never found it.
-Thursday, May 01, 2014 at 14:31:22 (MST)
Keith Simkin
WAKE UP IT,S TIME TO DREAM !!!!! Hey y,all check out the new Three Dog Night
website !!! New carpets,fresh coat of paint even a new toilet.Only I know when
it,s over. Ya gotta see the pictures. Enjoy. WE DREAM IN COLOR BUT WE LIVE IN BLACK AND WHITE !!!! Hey Mikey what color is the sky in your world??? The pain
of it will ease a bit when you find a man with true grit !!!!

-Thursday, May 01, 2014 at 00:41:28 (MST)
RIP: actor Bob Hoskins , best known asthe detective that found out "Who Framed Roger Rabitt "
-Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 09:10:00 (MST)
Spacey:4-20 was last week, nyukity, nyuk, nyuk nyuk. Greening up nicely out here also. Don't know about the weeds. Ha!
-Monday, April 28, 2014 at 12:52:02 (MST)
Andwa, again
Spacey--my brain must be water logged from all this rain. I don't get it.

-Monday, April 28, 2014 at 11:06:36 (MST)

I should have snuck in with a 4-20 joke as soon as I saw her comment on green

-Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 20:12:08 (MST)
Pam T.
Andwa: Not liking this infernal wind so much...at least we are getting caught up on much needed rain.

Spacey: Did Furry Old Gwover send you something about Garcinia Cambogia too? I wonder if he's making an ever so subtle hint to us?

Barkeep/F.O.G./Michael:Hope you are enjoying your travels. We can't wait for the show in Council Bluffs in less than a month!

-Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 06:32:27 (MST)
Andwa, again
It's so nice to see green things when I look outside now. Grass is doing good, and the trees are starting to leaf out. So nice. :-)
-Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 10:07:12 (MST)
Spacey - A little of the California experience for you!
-Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 23:54:23 (MST)

We just had 2 mild earthquakes here. I enjoyed them even thought I barely felt them. I was in a store and was fascinated by the necklaces and sunglasses swing gently on the racks along with the clothing. My daughter didn't fell it but the sales ladies thought it was the train going by. LOL
-Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 21:45:37 (MST)

Furry old grover got hacked.

-Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 13:11:08 (MST)
Famous Rob
Well, its been a busy time. Honeybear and I Went to see the Dogs at Wisconsin DeLls a few weeks back ate supper with Andwa at Sprecher's, did the show, after the show drove home caught a plane flew to North Carolina for w eek of officiating a national swimming meet, flew home, went to see the Beach Boys in Minneapolis and well its been a blur, but fun OH yeah, I flew back to Florida and did another week of officiating swimming meets. I am ready for a vacation lol. At least the snow is gone. Can't wait to ride the lawn more.
Hope the Easter Bunny brought you all lots of Chocolate.

-Sunday, April 20, 2014 at 14:29:09 (MST)
Happy Easter everyone! We're off to a flea market, woohoo!
-Sunday, April 20, 2014 at 06:49:39 (MST)
Wishing everyone a nice Easter! Don't eat too many peeps, peeps!
-Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 21:54:23 (MST)
Andwa, again
Pam T: Unfortunately, it looks like I will not be able to go to the Iowa show next month. Finances just won't allow it. I have two major bills to pay in the next two months; plus my niece needs some money for a car since her hubby left her high and dry with two kids, no job, and no car. Have to help her out. So, no show for me. :-(

But I expect pictures from you guys! Have fun! Sounds like a fabulous lineup of talent.

-Wednesday, April 09, 2014 at 19:00:41 (MST)
RIP singer Jesse Winchester and actor Mickey Rooney
-Monday, April 07, 2014 at 05:41:59 (MST)

I believe so. I have a picture of Danny in his tight white tights. I was more impressed with the wigs and pink suits, but they looked weird with white face paint.
-Sunday, April 06, 2014 at 16:13:07 (MST)
Pam T.
Spacey: Please tell me he was wearing the leather chaps!!!
-Sunday, April 06, 2014 at 07:46:03 (MST)

40 years ago tomorrow was my first TDN concert. Michael was in full warpaint that night.

-Saturday, April 05, 2014 at 18:55:18 (MST)
Andwa, again
WowaJean and Tawds: Sounds like you had a great time. Good for you! Always good to catch up with old friends.

Pam T: Yes, I'm watching. So glad the hatching has begun. What with the nasty winter we had, I was a bit worried that the eggs might not have survived. Just goes to show Nature knows what she is doing.

I'm considering the two shows in Iowa listed for this year (so far). I've been looking at hotels and trying to find one close to the venue that I can still afford. Having a free show will help with the expenses.

BTW, I got a new phone. I'll let you guys know what my new number is when I get it all set up. Still learning it's ins and outs right now.

Take care, all!

-Thursday, April 03, 2014 at 08:07:57 (MST)
DannyTawd-It was so great to finally catch up with you and Susan in person! We really enjoyed your visit. Hoping sometime we can make it down your way, and meet Sophie too. How is she adjusting? I saw your pics on Facebook, she is a doll! Love you guys!

-Thursday, April 03, 2014 at 04:31:02 (MST)
Pam T.
We have an eaglet! The first of the three eggs has hatched from the nest in Decorah, Iowa. Are you watching, Andwa?

Tom has been into making ice cream refreshments lately and I see he's presently making me a grasshopper. Also known as "adult shamrock shakes."
-Wednesday, April 02, 2014 at 16:23:29 (MST)
Danny Tawd
This past weekend was a total gas!!! I don't know how many of you may remember that my beloved 14 year old dog "Heidi" had passed away on Feb 3. There isn't a word that can describe the devastation I felt. It's especially hard on a person who fights depression.

Anyway, we found a "Puli" breeder in Michigan. (Puli = Hungarian sheepdog) I'm happy to say that I have a new little love of my life. Her name is Sophie Marie. We picked her up this past Monday.

Prior to picking Sophie up, while we were in Michigan, we visited with Wowa Jean and had a GREAT time. We met her husband John who is a nice guy and a couple of her grand kids and what great kids they are too. Jean and I have been friends for approx 15 years and this was the very first time I was able to finally meet Jean in person. We had a great time! The four of us, Susan and I and Jean and John went to a restaurant and I had a fantastic steak. We then went to Jean's house and boy does she have a collection of cool stuff! I did something stupid though...in all the excitement I left my diabetes med back at the Red Roof Inn so we couldn't stay as long as I wanted to.(Dang it!)

Sophie is asleep at my feet. She likes to nap on the plastic mat that my computer chair sits on.

Life is good again...

Take care everyone!

Danny Tawd (...and Sophie)
-Wednesday, April 02, 2014 at 08:16:55 (MST)
Pam T.
Andwa- The next show being in Council Bluffs? Did you see the Guess Who and Loverboy are also included in this show? Sounds like a neat outdoor venue too!
AND the price is right...free! Maybe travelers from the states of Colorado and Minnesota should give this show some consideration-

Less than 40 days to go for the school year. Woo Hoo!
-Tuesday, April 01, 2014 at 14:55:47 (MST)
Andwa, again
Well, I'm back home now after another fun TDN show. Even after seeing the guys for so many years, hearing the same (mostly) songs, and hearing the same (mostly) stories and jokes, I still have so much fun and laugh just as much at their antics. Mike was especially siwwy this time what with poking his head up behind those speakers. You got a lot of giggles that time, sir.

The lady beside me was suffering with MS, so any movement at all was very difficult for her. But I gotta tell ya, after about the third song, she was rocking out and clapping her hands, and had such a huge smile on her face. She was having the time of her life! So I thank you, TDN, on her behalf. You do indeed entertain! (((Huge hugs to you all!)))

So until the next show...rock on!

-Sunday, March 30, 2014 at 13:11:23 (MST)
Andwa, again
Heading out in a few minutes to see TDN perform at the Dells in WI. :-)

Meeting up with Famous Rob and the Honeybear for dinner before the show.

Looking forward to getting out of town and having some fun! Whoo-hoo!

See ya soon, Mike.

-Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 09:21:16 (MST)
Michael: Sent Dave T a note wid my phone. Gimme a call ! ! !

-Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 22:07:14 (MST)
Thank you Jill for the remembrance of my mom -- you are very sweet. I am writing a special farewell poem to read during her services on Saturday.

-Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 19:28:08 (MST)
Famous Robbo
Whose go to the Dog Show at the Dells on Saturday? Andwa, I will call you Thursday, but we are thinking 5:30 Pm at Sprechers in the Dells. Michael, Spooner and the crew you are also invited.

It got above freezing today and going to get warmer. Might be 50 or so by the weekend and maybe more. Yowsir!
-Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 16:54:16 (MST)

For those who may not have heard, Donna lost her mother a couple of days ago. Please keep her in your prayers as she deals with this loss.

-Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 08:31:26 (MST)
Saturday I will finally get to meet Danny Tawd and Susan for the first time face to face! We've been communicating online forever. I'm excited! :)

Later taters
-Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 07:43:35 (MST)
Famous Robbo
We,, I stepped out of my hibernation burro and discovered my bottle of Bushmills was empty and I missed St Patrick's day. Or did I? ANd I was not capable of determining if I was seeing my shadow or if i was the shadow. At least I WOKE UP BEFORE THIS SATURDAY, GOING TO "THE SHOW" IN WISCONSIN Dells with Honey Bear. Gonna try and see if Honeybear and I can get together with Andwa for some before show Micro brewery sampling. Then we Swampsters are off to see Barkeep, and Company. Wonder if they got any snow in Wisconsin Dells? Snowed here today. right after the first flck of robins arrived. What's that aobut

Eagles are flying here. We have three different ones over on the Cedar River a mile from house, I know where one nest is,adn two of them call that home but with three, I am guessing there is another nest somewhere and some more birds. They are so awesome.

Wathc for us Mikey!
-Monday, March 24, 2014 at 17:13:58 (MST)
Scott l.
Oh ya, I'll take a Mountain Dew.

I am too young to have been around when you were first on the charts, I missed out! Dad saw it and also instilled a love of music in me. I always loved the song "Liar", my Dad bought me a guitar and I would love to learn it and play it for him but can't find the music or on "how to music at guitar center, or anywhere on the net. I figured if any body knew how to play it, it would be you. Please reply,

-Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 21:27:36 (MST)
Scott l.
I am too young to have been around when you were first on the charts, I missed out! Dad saw it and also instilled a love of music in me. I always loved the song "Liar", my Dad bought me a guitar and I would love to learn it and play it for him but can't find the music or on "how to music at guitar center, or anywhere on the net. I figured if any body knew how to play it, it would be you. Please reply,

-Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 21:25:23 (MST)
Yo Mike (from Somersault),
How absolutely great to hear from you. So many questions. Let me get right to them.
1)No, I don't have the coffee cup. Si, probably a divorce thang. Ha.
2)No question, but wanted to thank you for the wonderful guitar accolade.
3) Wayne Hammerly? Ney. No cape crusader before Skip. Possible that he DID play with us once, though.
4) Secret ingredient in my Cinnamon coffee? Don't let this get out, ... but it was cinnamon. Nyuk Nyuk. That's all.
5) Quit smoking cigarettes? You bet. Best thing I ever did. Hardest thing I ever quit, and I've quit a few things over the years. Took a long time to finally gitterdone, but I did. It's a way done deal now, thank goodness. Best thing I ever did for myself.
6)Floyd WAS in Long Beach, but moved out to the valley (N. Hollywoodd). In case you didn't know it, ... Floyd's youngest daughter (Shannon)has some serious health problems that she's enduring. She's a terrific gal and we're all very concerned about her ... and Floyd.
7) Spelling? Ha! Yeh, that's close enough. And I still open with that whenever I phone Floyd. He does the same.

So thanks for dropping by and leaving a post on the website. Very cool to see you there after all these years. Really enjoyed working with you guys. Good band.

-Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 11:15:35 (MST)
Andwa, again
So just got back from dropping my sis off at the MPLS airport. The baby who was just born is her first great-grandchild. Her daughter, Kim, is the grandmother; and Kim's daughter, Jessica is the new mom. Jessica lives near Tampa; Kim is in Virginia Beach, VA; and Michele is up here in MN; so there would be very few chances of all four generations getting together at the same time. So when I learned that Kim was going down to FL this weekend I had to get Mich down there, too. So I surprised her yesterday with a plane ticket to FL. She was indeed surprised. :-)

-Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 09:42:56 (MST)
Mike (from Somersault)
Yo, Mike. I haven't checked in in a while. I was in Somersault (1975), and recorded at Timbre Sound back in the day. One night, when we arrived, Cindy said, "You just missed Jeff Porcaro and David Paich! They just left!!" (before the Toto days). I was bummed.

Just to jog your memory, I helped install the blue carpet in your control room at Timbre Sound. I left a coffee cup there from the Bartender's Guild ('76), on top of your Auratones. Still got it, or did you lose that in the divorce? :-)
I want it back, you SOB!! You also were the sound man for Somersault at the Troubadour.

Anyway, I was in a tribute 3DN band, doing your guitar parts. I have come to realize that you are a much underrated guitarist!! I had the most difficult time copping your licks!! Not so much "Liar", which you already showed me.

The keyboardist was Wayne Hammerly. He claims to have played with you. He said he wore a wizard cape onstage (before Skip K.) - he even showed it to us. I'm guessing he was really an auxiliary keyboardist offstage. Care to comment?

Another question that needs to be answered: What was the super secret magical formula for your "cinnamon coffee" at Timbre Sound? That shit was magical!!!

Also, have you quit smoking cigs yet?

If you wanna get together, email me: mmcnenly@yahoo.com
We can just hang out and talk about the 70's. You know, Floyd lives out here in the Los Altos area of Long Beach, right?

Nyouw!! (I think that was the sound you used to make when someone called your name, just can't spell it!!)

-Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 17:57:30 (MST)
Andwa, again
New baby in the family! My g-niece, Jessica, gave birth to a baby boy today, Jacob Javier. Mom and son are doing fine.

Cigars all around!

Barkeep, a bottle of your finest if you please. Drinks are on me!

-Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 15:50:57 (MST)
JR Wolfe
happy Birthday to my Favorite Neighbor To The South !
-Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 07:28:19 (MST)

With a pink periscope......

-Monday, March 17, 2014 at 19:46:03 (MST)
barkeep..may your birthday be joyous !
-Monday, March 17, 2014 at 13:07:26 (MST)
Pam T.
"..we all live in a yellow submarine..." (can't help myself!)

And I have been "celebrating and dancing to the music" with the Iowa State Cyclones winning the Big 12 basketball tournament last night in Kansas City. We long suffering Cyclones rarely have something to celebrate sportswise so this is a happy day for me.

Yesterday my daughter came home from a lengthy babysitting job with a check from John Lennon! REALLY! The grandparents took over childcare and paid her- she had no idea his name was John Lennon. BTW, the parents were in KC at the Big 12 tournament.:-)

-Sunday, March 16, 2014 at 08:44:28 (MST)

Still to sick to make sense, but all I'm picturing is a pink submarine. Tee hee.

-Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 20:51:18 (MST)
Hey Mikey . . . . . kinda like a submarine coming up to peek around a bit.
-Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 00:00:15 (MST)
Mikey surfacing. Yo, SPACEY. -M-
-Friday, March 14, 2014 at 11:29:30 (MST)

After 2 days, will I finally get past the captas?
-Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 22:44:19 (MST)
Happy birthday Spacey!
-Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at 06:34:50 (MST)
Mikey must still be licking the frosting off his birthday cake 'cause he hasn't surfaced yet!

Happy Birthday Spacey!!!
-Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 16:58:12 (MST)
Andwa, again
Bake another cake, Chef Steve! Make it a good one 'cuz it's for Spacey! Happy birthday!

-Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 10:41:45 (MST)
Happy Birthday, Spacey! Hope you have a wonderful day and a great year ahead!
-Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 07:46:04 (MST)
Thank you, everyone! Your birthday wishes are much appreciated!

-Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 07:44:22 (MST)
Michael & Maria - Hope you both had wonderful birthday weekends! Sorry I'm a little late to the party here ~ but I was thinking of you both and did send personal greetings on your actual birthday. Wishing you both much happiness in the year ahead!
-Monday, March 10, 2014 at 12:25:39 (MST)
Soaring Nancy
Happy birthday to MIKEY and MARIA. Hope your day is filled with many special moments and the coming year with the same.

Soaring Nancy
-Sunday, March 09, 2014 at 00:44:43 (MST)
Time to light the candles. Fire in the swamp tonight

Time to light the candles. Fire in the swamp tonight!!

-Saturday, March 08, 2014 at 19:36:06 (MST)
Looks like I'd better whip up a coupla cakes here.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Barkeep and Mawia!

The Prodigal Chef
-Saturday, March 08, 2014 at 11:43:22 (MST)

Happy Birthday to Michael & Maria! I hope you both have a special day.
-Saturday, March 08, 2014 at 09:16:07 (MST)
Susan (Colorado)
Greetings and Happy Birthday, Michael !! Winging my way to AZ. See ya there. Big birthday hugs !
-Saturday, March 08, 2014 at 07:29:47 (MST)
Wishing you a Very Happy Birthday, Michael.
-Saturday, March 08, 2014 at 05:24:31 (MST)
Happy birthday Mikey and Maria!!1
-Saturday, March 08, 2014 at 04:44:41 (MST)
Thanks, Andwa!

-Saturday, March 08, 2014 at 03:22:41 (MST)
Happy Birthday, Mikey!! Hope you have a wonderful day! Thanks for all the years of great music that you've given us! Hope we have many, many more!
-Saturday, March 08, 2014 at 03:21:29 (MST)
A Message From Space Cadet Central

Hugs, jugs and joy, it's Mikey's birthday!!!!

XXXX OOOO luv ya Mikey!!!!

-Saturday, March 08, 2014 at 00:55:24 (MST)
Andwa, again
Happy birthday to Mawia as well!

-Friday, March 07, 2014 at 23:29:43 (MST)
Andwa, again
Happy birthday, Mike! I hope you have an absolutely wonderful day!


-Friday, March 07, 2014 at 23:26:21 (MST)
Andwa, again
Oh my goodness. I'm blushing just thinking about what might wind up on there.

-Thursday, March 06, 2014 at 09:00:44 (MST)

Everyone bring ornaments to put on the birthday tree. It's going to be a really big party!

-Tuesday, March 04, 2014 at 23:46:10 (MST)
RIP : Franny Beecher ,lead guitarist for Bill Haley and the Coments. After Haley died, Franny kept the Coments going,played LA just a short time ago and played Branson for many years.
-Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 08:19:52 (MST)
Susan (Colorado)
Yep - Cupcakes today to celebrate George Harrison's birthday. I still honor him in this way every year- even though some of my co-workers now ask me who he is. Geeesh - feeling old; but so happy I grew up with the Beatles and Three Dog Night. doesn't get better than that..

Peace & Love to all.
-Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 20:37:25 (MST)
Pam T.
Andwa: I saw that! Outside my window, on the banks of the mighty Des Moines River, we have enjoyed watching a very active group of bald eagles. The river had been frozen until last week when we had a few days of warmer teperatures. Now that we have some open water, the eagles have been busy fishing. What a glorious site! I think we have seven eagles in the immediate area, several of them immature without the trademark white feathers on the head and tail.

Susan (my CO galfriend): Are you making cupcakes for work tomorrow? BTW, Lizzie still LOVES to make cake in a cup.:-)

Back into the grips of the Polar Vortex.....not so happy about that.
-Monday, February 24, 2014 at 21:33:18 (MST)
JR Wolfe
RIP : actor/writer Harold Ramis. Best known for his work as in the "Ghostbuster " movies,he also was involved with "Stripes," "Groundhog Day " and a lot of other movies and tv shows.
-Monday, February 24, 2014 at 11:42:37 (MST)
Andwa, again
Pam T: We have an egg in Decorah!
-Monday, February 24, 2014 at 11:17:16 (MST)
Bobbie - I would say to your comment that Michael has a big smile and an even bigger heart - and that's what matters in this world. Spreading joy and happiness to many is a true gift.


-Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 16:45:37 (MST)

Bobbie Beaver, eh? Well I'll be dammed.

-Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 13:44:36 (MST)
Bobbie Beaver
2)Mikey is a little fella.
3) When you step out on the ice to play Canada in a game of hockey
know that you will be beat and CANADA will always win. Its a fact!!!

Our mens and womens hockey teams have yet again showen the world we are GOLD.

Hockey is Canada and we prove that time after time. So donot feel bad in four
years we will meet again and beat you.nyuk SO COME JOIN US IN CELEBRATING THE
GOLD. Its to bad Mikey and Madonna are not Canadian because we would make you
our King and Queen. Canada still loves you. Mikey is still our dear leader
Kim Jong Mikey. nyuk nyuk nyukity !!!;P Okay enough of my ribbing. Lets all
raise a bottle of Molson Canadian and toast Canada and the gold. Okay Yankees
come on up to Canada and get your warm hugs and sloppy kisses from your crazy
Canukelheads to the north. Tell your president to hurry up with the two cases
of beer he lost in a bet. OH CANADA !!!!!! God save the Queen.

-Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 10:22:53 (MST)

Last night there was a candlelight vigil held for Hailey. They were expecting 6000 people, but instead, over 10,000 showed up. It was incredible to see so much support. It was heartbreaking to see the mother and rest of the family walk through the crowd and take in the amount of love and support being sent to them. I'm still stunned by the number of people who took the time to go and stand in the cold for a little girl that most of us have never met.
-Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 08:57:54 (MST)
Jill-my thoughts are with Hailey's family and friends. Unfortunately, there are many sickos out there. Hope this guy gets what he deserves. They say 1 in 3 people will know someone personally who will be murdered. Yep, one of the gals (from my Girl Scout troop when my girls were little), was murdered at the age of 21. Sparing everyone the details, it just shows how wicked people can be to one another. I'm glad we have this safe place! Remember when we were kids, and we could walk all over town alone, and not be bothered? Those were the days....

-Friday, February 21, 2014 at 14:24:43 (MST)

Thanks Spacey and Maria. Your two stories are also beyond comprehension. I can't begin to understand what makes someone want to harm another person like that, especially an innocent child.

I left out one detail of this horrific story. The murderer has been employed in our school system for 15 years as an assistant teacher and football coach. He's had access to children every day. However, the little girl he killed was not connected to where he was working. Apparently, she was chosen at random.

I am so proud of my city for coming together like this. The offers to help in any way possible just keep coming in. I can only imagine the turnout at her funeral. She has become the daughter/sister/granddaughter of everyone and it's incredible to see the love that is being shown towards her and her family.
-Friday, February 21, 2014 at 09:14:50 (MST)
Oh, Jill, that is just horrible. That poor little girl! I can't even imagine what her family must be going through. My sister knew a little girl who was kidnapped out of her bedroom and then murdered a few years ago. I hope they string up the guy who did this to Hailey. Everyone affected has my prayers. And don't worry about how you worded it.
-Friday, February 21, 2014 at 03:45:54 (MST)

Jill, it's completely okay. I was affected 4 years ago when my sister's great niece had been lured and kidnapped. She was tortured to death, stuffed in a garbage and put freezer so the kids that did the crime could go out to dinner. The next day they set her body on fire in a wooed park. Then they tried to lure another girl on facebook. They were only 16, she was 18.

SUCKS majorly

-Friday, February 21, 2014 at 01:39:52 (MST)

I apologize for including the graphic details in my previous post. Had I been thinking more clearly, I would not have subjected everyone here to them.
-Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 20:35:02 (MST)
I don't usually do this, not even for myself, but I feel the need now. A beautiful little 10 year old girl, Hailey Owens, was kidnapped here in Springfield 2 days ago. She was walking to a friend's house, just 2 blocks away from home when she was grabbed by a stranger in front of witnesses. The kidnapper was chased, but got away, but not before someone got the description of his vehicle and license number. He was apprehended a few hours later, but too late to save Hailey. He murdered her in the basement of his home by shooting her in the back of the head, wrapping her body in plastic and putting her body in a trash can.

This story has consumed me and so many others. The story has spread world wide. There has been a "Porch Lights for Hailey" movement that began last night with people from all over the world sending pictures of their lights or where they live. Posts have come from Japan, Germany and even soldiers in Afghanistan. It's overwhelming, even if only symbolic. There are thousands of people taking part in motorcycle rides, pancake breakfasts and other fundraisers to pay for Hailey's funeral. There will be a community candlelight vigil taking place on Saturday with over 6000 people saying they plan to attend. You get the idea. It's incredible to see this city and the world come together to honor this little angel and support her family.

This is one of those situations that you hear about happening elsewhere, but never in your own city. As a young girl, I lived in the same neighborhood as Hailey. Last year, she attended the same grade school where I went and I picture her happy face as she wandered through those halls that were so familar to me. I don't know her or her family, but that isn't the point. It happened in my city, just a few miles from where I live. Something so horrendous that it makes me ill to think about, yet I can't stop. It could happen anywhere, but this time, it was my hometown.

If I can please request prayers for Hailey, her family and all those who are suffering from this unspeakable crime, I would appreciate it.

Thank you.
-Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 20:11:40 (MST)
Andwa, again
Just saw a new Bank of America commercial with Shambala as the background music.
-Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 14:06:54 (MST)
Rock and Roll Widow
Rip Bob Casale. Original incarnation of Devo. One of the "Bobs." Age 61. Attended his concerts many times.
-Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 19:50:37 (MST)
Pam T.
Andwa- I will be there!
-Monday, February 17, 2014 at 14:27:35 (MST)
Rock and Roll Widow
Oh dear.
No tribute to the late, great Pete Seeger at the Swamp Saloon.

My favorite Seeger quote is, "I have sung in hobo jungles, and I have sung for the Rockefellers, and I am proud that I have never refused to sing for anybody."

-Monday, February 17, 2014 at 13:06:07 (MST)
Andwa, again
Pam T and Robbo: Nov 15, Larchwood, IA, Grand Falls Casino. See you there?

-Sunday, February 16, 2014 at 16:13:32 (MST)
All You Sneed is Love
This morning's status update from Pro Drum Shop of Hollywood honors the stellar bones of the house that was 3DN. RECOGNIZE! https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=10152187974499334&id=249123458436537
-Friday, February 14, 2014 at 03:47:37 (MST)

JR, my husband remembers Gloria.

-Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 21:02:43 (MST)
JR Wolfe
RIP:Sid Ceasar...genuis..your show of shows.
-Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 14:48:49 (MST)
I hope that Shirley Temple knows just how many people's lives she touched in such a positive way. Wishing her peace on her next journey.

-Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 19:27:26 (MST)
RIP actress and US Ambassador Shirley Temple Black . earlier this week,Samantha Juste Dolenz and legendary actress Gloria Leonard also passed away.
-Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 15:31:32 (MST)
Andwa, again
RIP Shirley Temple Black.

-Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 07:45:36 (MST)
Thank you Andwa! ;-)

The Prodigal Cook.
-Monday, February 10, 2014 at 18:55:21 (MST)
Andwa, again
Happy birthday, Chef Steve!

-Monday, February 10, 2014 at 09:28:05 (MST)
Spacey - Is the Russian repairman lost in your kitchen and you have to clean it to find him? Awesome that your daughter found your missing ear piece!

Taking my mother to San Diego area tomorrow to visit my sister and 3 little nephews. My mom cannot be left alone these days - so we having to make some big adjustments and taking mom places if there is no one to stay at the house with her. She's been weak and falling a lot - so on heightened alert.

Hope everyone has a nice weekend!

-Saturday, February 08, 2014 at 00:35:11 (MST)

Daughter #2 found it by knocking all the stuff off of my desk and then sorting thru it on the floor..... It may have come out because it fits weirdly into my ear. I have a zit in my ear canal (of all the times to get one in the last 10 years?). I really don't like the feel of this ear bud, but I am so grateful to my daughter. now to clean the kitchen for the Russian repairman who is going to fix my news stove that blew the week before Christmas. It's so new, we've had to wait all this time for the parts.

I really thought I was fuddled duddled there for about 6 hours.

-Friday, February 07, 2014 at 23:26:00 (MST)
SPACEY: You're doomed. Betta find that mofo. -M-
-Friday, February 07, 2014 at 20:39:20 (MST)

Well, I've been chuckling that I finally got my hearing aids and now I have to compare them with Mikey's. However, I left the store just after 2 pm and near 4 pm, I found that the left one was missing. Can you guys please pray for me? It only cost something like $2500.... How do I tell my husband? Anyways, I'm cleanging tonight, already did the car.

-Friday, February 07, 2014 at 19:12:41 (MST)
Andwa, again
And today is Mr. Greenspoon's birthday as well as Mawy's. Happy birthday to you both!
-Friday, February 07, 2014 at 16:14:23 (MST)
Love is all you Sneed
This popped up on the Tube, Mr Sneed blending with the caribou.


Wuvs from willibob
-Friday, February 07, 2014 at 00:16:59 (MST)
Pam T.
If I'm not mistaken, I believe today is Cory's birthday! Happy birthday and I hope it's much warmer wherever you are.
-Wednesday, February 05, 2014 at 20:45:15 (MST)
Oh Mikey - I do believe you made me blush . . . . . . I am absolutely speechless ~ and that is a rare thing ~ lol! Thank you for the most special compliment. (Guess I need to check in more often). Been a bit busy taking care of my ailing mother ~ but I'm still around!

Happy New Year and Year of the Horse to everyone!

-Monday, February 03, 2014 at 22:22:07 (MST)
RIP: Phillip Seymour Hoffman...a heck of an actor,claimed ,allegedly, by heroin at too young of an age.
-Monday, February 03, 2014 at 19:33:20 (MST)

YAY SEAHAWKS! Finally something to make a Canadian girl watch American football.

-Monday, February 03, 2014 at 17:07:55 (MST)
RIP : Football Season. We had high hopes.
-Sunday, February 02, 2014 at 21:11:10 (MST)
Northern Light
Dearest Mikey. It is 2014. What is your problem with our Miss Bunns
SHE IS THERE ON GUARD 24/7 365 AND YOU HAVE NEGLECTED HER its time to fix her up. Give the girl some dignity and change the year for the love of God. Now get to it my boy and no excuses. LOVE AND KISSES HUGGS TOO. NORM....CRAZY YOU CAN TASTE. nyuk
-Saturday, February 01, 2014 at 15:27:17 (MST)
RIP: actor Christopher Jones "Wild In The Streets".. a change is gonna come..max frost
-Saturday, February 01, 2014 at 12:46:49 (MST)
Andwa, again

-Friday, January 31, 2014 at 23:41:05 (MST)
Hi Swampsters!!!Just testing out WINDOWS 8 FYI NOTE Microsoft will not be
supporting WINDOWS XP after April 01/14 SORRY FOR ANY TYPEO S NYUK
take care al1 NORM
-Friday, January 31, 2014 at 21:02:38 (MST)
Our road has been nearly impaasible. If it weren't for some of the farmers out here, we would never have been plowed out. The county seems to forget about us. Even then, we got stuck coming back from town Monday, there was a car stuck in the road, and we got stuck trying to get around it. Now my transmission is acting funny. :(

And, they may as well give up on the kids going back to school. They should just plan on them being out until spring, and have them go to school most of the summer. I think I've gotten spoiled by our last few winters being so mild, I can't take this "normal" type winter weather anymore. Time for this blue hair to migrate south....

-Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 15:57:45 (MST)
Pam T.
I hear you, Andwa! We started the day with ice, later moving on to blowing snow and colder temperatures. My long johns are getting a workout this winter! At least the sun is now shining....
-Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 14:40:41 (MST)
Andwa, again
Getting tired of seeing these winter weather advisories/warnings every freaking day! One ends only to be replaced by another. Enough!

I could really go for another cruise to the tropics. (sigh)

-Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 00:00:51 (MST)

... and now Pete Seger passes, but he was 94 and it must have been an amazing life that he lead.

-Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at 01:21:25 (MST)
Single ? Deep Blue Eyes ? Si not sea ?
-Sunday, January 26, 2014 at 16:14:19 (MST)
J.R.: Not to be confused with "Deep Blue Sea". -M-
-Sunday, January 26, 2014 at 10:12:18 (MST)
JR Wolfe
deep blue eyes ? single ?
-Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 13:47:07 (MST)
P.S. And oh by the way: For you testosteroned men of the swamp ... I figured it is my duty to bring to the swamps attention about OhDonna's recent return to the world of singleness. Nooooooo this is not to be looked at as a bad thing. On the contrary: Dis is good now. Swamp men should be vewy, vewy intwested, but be careful of those deep blue eyes. A person could get lost in there under the right conditions, eh? Si, tis twue.
Alright. That's all. Goodnight boys (?). -M-
-Friday, January 24, 2014 at 23:07:06 (MST)
All Sap
J.B.: An EVICTION NOTICE ... on AMERICAN RECORDING STUDIO? Hmmm, No I don't know a thing. I think Richie and Bill lease the studio out now days. Potentially, there could be "Lessee" problemos. I'm making dis chit up. I know nuttink. Hope Coop gets a laugh out of this if he gets wind of it. -M-
-Friday, January 24, 2014 at 22:57:19 (MST)
Andwa, again
Hey, Madonna. How you doin' down there?

-Friday, January 24, 2014 at 09:40:20 (MST)
Andwa, again
A bright good morning to you all!

It's a might chilly up here. I think the temp is about -13. Think I'll stay home today.

Rob: Where are your seats for the Dells show? We should make a plan for meeting up before and/or after the show. I'm not sure where I'll be staying yet. Any suggestions?

Y'all take care.

-Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 08:40:51 (MST)
Jym Braun (AKA J.B.)
Left VM w/ Spooner. Just came from American where an eviction notice is on the door! Is Bill & Richie okay? Have you heard anything? My phone w/ those #s died so can't contact directly. If you know anything, email me at my name JymBraun at the gmail account. Rock on!
-Friday, January 17, 2014 at 13:25:00 (MST)
Alison again

Now Reuben Kincaid, Dave Madden, and I was just remembering him from a Partridge memory triggered by David Cassidy's latest arrest.

Show business deaths are supposed to come in threes. Scary, but I wonder who is next.

-Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 15:37:20 (MST)

The Professor is gone @ 89. A good long life and everyone says nice things about him. Russell Johnson. Saw him on the Twilight Zone as well, and local Seattle tv.

-Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 14:49:05 (MST)
Soaring Nancy
WOVA I am so glad to have an update on you because I have been wondering how you are. Glad that the treatment went well and continue to hold you in prayer.

Soaring Nancy
-Monday, January 13, 2014 at 19:36:59 (MST)
Wowa - So glad to hear that your first treatment went well! You continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. Hope the snow eases up too!

-Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 23:11:38 (MST)
Thanks ladies!
First treatment went well, the breathing tube didn't freak me out this time, and I'm getting used to holding my breath. They said it will get easier doing that as it goes on (good!).
County finally plowed the road, somewhat. At least I don't have drifts hitting both sides of my vehicle when I'm driving down the road. And maybe we'll actually get mail delivery for the first time in 6 days.

Trying to find a song in these treatments. I have a tune, just need to pick the lyrics out of my brain.

Later taters
-Friday, January 10, 2014 at 07:16:20 (MST)

Bless those boobies and I hope they give Cancer absolute hell!

-Thursday, January 09, 2014 at 20:43:27 (MST)
Andwa, again
Good luck, Wowa!

-Thursday, January 09, 2014 at 09:02:20 (MST)
Shame to hear about Phil Everly :(, too many good people gone too soon.

Cold and snowy here.We got well over a foot of snow. The gravel roads are impassable for the most part, the main roads are slick. But, one of our neighbors plowed a path on our road, so I was able to get out to go to work yesterday. It's trying to drift shut again, but I have 4 wheel drive, so I'm gonna venture out again today. Hope the "real" plow hits it sometime soon. I start my radiation treatments tomorrow, and need to be able to get out everyday.
We're supposed to get temps in the teens today, which will feel like a heat wave, compared to the sub zero temps.

Hope ya'all are safe and warm!

Later taters
-Wednesday, January 08, 2014 at 05:44:31 (MST)
Andwa, again
Hi, Pam. Too bad you can't come to the show. Would be great to see you guys again. Enjoy the gala!

I did get a good seat. Front row near our favorite geetar player. :-)

We had lots of closings up here, too. Nasty cold! Weather Channel had us at -48 wind chill Sunday night into Monday morning! Yikes! We didn't get any snow from that storm, tho, thankfully. Still, times like this I'm glad I work from home.

Michele and I have been trying to get her business up and running, but it's been a challenge since we have no contacts to work from and no money either. We've been doing a lot of brainstorming and trying to come up with ideas of how to get things off the ground. She makes really nice things (tote bags, quilt covers, throw pillows, fabric art, embroidery (gold thread embroidery as well), marbelizing, and many other really nice things.

We don't have enough money to rent a space and start up a store, so we're trying to network and find out how other crafters/artisans market their wares. She made up some brochures that we plan on pinning up on every bulletin board we can find in an effort to get the word out. If any of you have any ideas or contacts you could put us in touch with, we'd appreciate any help/advice you could give us. If you want a brochure, let me know and I'll send you one (or several).

Okay. Back to our regularly scheduled debauchery. :-)

-Tuesday, January 07, 2014 at 08:37:20 (MST)
Pam T.
Hey Andwa: Did you get a good seat? Won't be able to go...must attend a gala for our school. Are you staying warm? We didn't have school today and will be going two hours late tomorrow due to the extreme cold. This has been the longest break I can remember.
-Monday, January 06, 2014 at 14:31:33 (MST)
Andwa, again
Tickets are on sale now for the Wisconsin Dells show in March. Going fast. Get yours now! I did. See you soon Mike. :-)

-Monday, January 06, 2014 at 12:50:14 (MST)
Pam T.
If anyone in Swampsville is in need of an Everly Brothers fix and has an hour to spare, check out on youtube the 1983 reunion concert from the Royal Albert Hall. The harmonies are heavenly and Phil and Don are totally charming.
-Sunday, January 05, 2014 at 12:46:37 (MST)
Pam T.
(((Barkeep))) The passing of Phil also makes me feel so sad. How fortunate you were to actually have met him. The Everlys spent their growing up years in Shenandoah, Iowa- their dad operated the local radio station. So, besides loving their music, I also share an Iowa connection with the Everly brothers. I especially loved their sound on "On the Wings of a Nightingale" recorded in the '80's.
-Saturday, January 04, 2014 at 18:17:46 (MST)
Soaring Nancy
Phil and Don on American Bandstand singing "Till I kissed You."

-Saturday, January 04, 2014 at 17:15:39 (MST)
PHIL EVERLY: I am SO bummed about this. Probably more than any other American artist .... Phil enfluenced and entertained us all. Or at least that's my feeling. This is major. MAJOR, MAJOR, MAJOR. I was thrilled to meet Phil a few years ago when we did a show together. Yes, a definite HERO of mine ... and I know everybody feels that way. What a loss. What a joy to have had him in this world. Things will never be the same again. -M-
-Saturday, January 04, 2014 at 13:21:15 (MST)
RIP Phil Everly of The Everly Brothers.
-Friday, January 03, 2014 at 20:58:40 (MST)
Soaring Nancy
With all this ridiculously cold weather my friends and family have and will be enduring, I am glad to be living in CA. (You might need to remind me of that the next time we have a fire or mudslide.)

Feeling sad that Phil Everly had passed on. A few years ago, I had tickets to see him and his brother, but the show was cancelled. Yet another reminder to not put off seeing the "greats."

Wishing a joyous 2014 to you all.

Soaring Nancy
-Friday, January 03, 2014 at 20:48:37 (MST)
Andwa, again
Everyone hunkered down for this nasty winter weather we're getting or going to get? I just made a trip to the grocery store to restock the kitchen, so we're good on food. Now just hoping we don't lose power. That would suck.

Hang on to your Poop Dog hats! It's going to be a bumpy ride.

-Friday, January 03, 2014 at 11:24:23 (MST)
Just crawled out of my hole. Sick, missed my New years Eve date with Honeybear. So sick, I would have even missed a TDN show. GI things and now a head cold after it. Oh well, its going to be so cold tonight it should kill all the jerms lol. They are expecting it to be so cold next week that they will not open school on Monday. AND my dogs ELI and Lacy are outside raising hell like it's 65 degrees and loving it!
-Thursday, January 02, 2014 at 17:59:43 (MST)
Happy New Year, everyone! I'm nor sorry to see 2013 go and I hope 2014 is good for all of us!
-Wednesday, January 01, 2014 at 12:49:25 (MST)

My goal for 2014 is to get a hug from Mikey that is pristine and not sweaty. I actually like the sweaty hugs because he has the nicest sweat in the world, but I want a virgin hug, you know, before show, or in the lineup for the senior's lunch at the casino, know what I mean, Vern?

Talk amongst yourselves.

-Wednesday, January 01, 2014 at 01:57:40 (MST)
Happy New Year to all Swampsters and the Brakeep. Here's to a great and happy year ahead.
Robin, sorry I missed it yesterday. Hope it was great.
Love to All.
-Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 09:22:59 (MST)
Thank you Andwa! Happy birthday to my birthday buddy Tom! Happy New Year to everyone at the Swamp! Drinks on me!
-Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 07:11:50 (MST)
Andwa, again
Shouting out some HAPPY BIRTHDAYs to Tom H and Robin! Woo-hoo! *<:-)

-Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 01:32:42 (MST)
Merry Christmas, everyone! We got our power back on Christmas Eve, after having been out since Sunday morning. The trees and wires look beautiful with all the ice on them (except the ones that are down!). We have a generator, so we were lucky enough to have heat, the tv, and the fridge and freezer plugged in and running. Lots of people not so lucky. There are still thousands without power today.
Hope ya'll are staying safe and warm!

Later taters
-Thursday, December 26, 2013 at 13:16:34 (MST)
Andwa, again
-Wednesday, December 25, 2013 at 07:14:32 (MST)
The menu for tomorrow is cherry glazed ham, mashed potatoes, gravy, rolls, dressing, green bean casserole, broccoli and cheese casserole, sweet potato casserole, pumpkin pecan cheesecake, birthday cake, sugar cookie tower, thumbprint cookies, pecan pie, berry pie, and fudge.
I am so tired of cooking we may eat leftovers and take out for a month. Ya'll come over if you are in the neighbourhood. You are always welcome here.
Merry Christmas!!!!
-Monday, December 23, 2013 at 16:18:08 (MST)

Of course my dear! You are a very special lady and I am wishing the best for you. Thank you for your kind words.

Hope everyone is having a nice holiday season!


-Monday, December 23, 2013 at 00:09:53 (MST)
I haven't been here in a while. I've been busy with Christmas for the little ones and big ones and all but I wanted to wish you all a very merry Christmas. May your stockings be full and your heart joyous. Wowa, you know you are in my prayers today and always.
We have ice today after several inches of snow a few weeks ago. Winter is coming early to Oklahoma. Most years it's at least January before we see white stuff. I drove home from an early Christmas with the older kids today. Ice covered everything but the roads, thank the good Lord. It was scary but I had to admire the beauty just the same. I came home to several damaged trees and a yard full of sticks. No matter. Nature is entitled to her rages. Our utilities are underground in my neighbourhood so no outages. I was thankful for that and the fact that I have a nice, warm home for Christmas. Tom's wife Shelley pointed out that the homeless need gloves and coats for the upcoming winter. It reminded me of all I have to be grateful for.
Again, Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, and whatever else you celebrate. We are huddled in and ready for Santa here.
Love to all Swampsters.
-Saturday, December 21, 2013 at 20:16:13 (MST)
Famous Rob
We all know how much our barkeep loves the Oscar Mayer Weiner song etc...I recenlty was sent a picutre of the Oscar Mayer weinermobile which had slid on ice and was stuck in the ditch in the snow.

Now that would be something for Michael to have as a part of collection!

-Friday, December 20, 2013 at 21:20:58 (MST)
Ffamous Rob
Andwa and Pam:::Yeah! that Wisconsin dells show looks very doable! I love that venue, great seats and sound...Hopeall of you are well, been busy with business....Xmas order pouring and i love it...

Oh I was in Spirit Lake Iowa las week, Honeybear and I went to this bar and grill near Arnolds Park', couldn't been more that 4 or 5 hundred yaards from the site of the stagae where the Dogs performed at for BoatStock back in summer. it was like snowing in chunks when we went there for supper.. Love the bar all full of antiquties...called Smokin Jakes...good ribs...BBQ.

So i says to the bar tender something aobut Three Dog night playing just down the street at Boatstock back in summer and he says who's "Three Dog Night?" I sAY, "jerMiah was a bullfrog, was a good friend of mine""..he goes, OH tHose guys."....what can you say about 25 year olds!....
Happy Holidays
-Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 21:33:28 (MST)
OhDonna and Jill-I want to thank you ladies for the lovely letters of encouragement you sent me. Your support means a lot to me. Even though we've never met, I feel a special, and close friendship to you. I love you both! thanks so much.

Everyone else supporting me on the 'net-thank you!

I will start radiation treatments after the first of the year. Hoping they don't mkae me use the breathing tube, I absolutely hated that during the simulation.

Later taters
-Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 18:22:06 (MST)
Something told me to come to the Swamp tonight ~~ and I think it was the BraKeep giving me a shout out . . . . . . sorry I'm a little late in getting back here Mikey! Been busy packing to relocate my business.

WowaJean - You are in my thoughts & prayers for excellent results for your treatments!

Hope everyone is having a nice holiday season!

-Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 00:44:17 (MST)

Wowa - I know I'm a day late, but want you to know I am thinking of you and praying for you daily.

-Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 20:05:26 (MST)
Andwa, again
Wowa: Hope your treatments bring about the best possible outcome. Hugs to you, dear.

-Monday, December 16, 2013 at 08:48:11 (MST)
I think we're having the snowiest December we've had in quite a few years! Not nearly as much as some people, but when you consider we've been having a brown Christmas every year, this is kind of nice. Just wish they'd plow the roads. Kids have no school today.

Tomorrow I go in for the simulation of my radiation treatments. They will do the mapping, and I assume, the tattooing. They are going to radiate two areas, the breast obviously, and my collarbone. Hope this doesn't mess up the tattoo on that shoulder.

Have a great week! Later taters
-Monday, December 16, 2013 at 05:01:45 (MST)
Andwa, again
Hey Pam T and Robbo: TDN will be in Wisconsin Dells Mar 29. Doable for me, doable for you?

-Friday, December 13, 2013 at 23:32:33 (MST)

You know me, Mikey, I would expect them to win first and second place.

-Monday, December 09, 2013 at 22:00:46 (MST)
It snowed in Redding over the weekend.

Yep, hell hath indeed frozen over.

The Frozen Food Chef
-Monday, December 09, 2013 at 19:45:13 (MST)
Andwa, again
Starting to look and feel like winter up here. Couple inches of snow and -20 wind chill. Michele's car won't start. Minnesota...glove it or leave it.

Stay warm...hug someone.

-Monday, December 09, 2013 at 17:28:52 (MST)
Brakeep Mikey
Simple, Spacey. Just jump into the swamp and the wet T-shirt will provide the expected adrenaline from the males in the house. -Michael-
-Monday, December 09, 2013 at 16:32:23 (MST)

Actually, Mikey is a sweater... he nailed me in the eye last June! Bet HE loves wet t shirts. SaY, WE NEVER HAVE AHD A WET T SHIRT CONTEXT HERE INTHE sWAMP

-Saturday, December 07, 2013 at 17:26:56 (MST)

Spacey - He was checking out someone else then. They always seem to come here in July or August. I rarely wear sweaters, even in the winter because I'm so hot natured to begin with. I love sweaters, but they don't love me.
-Saturday, December 07, 2013 at 08:17:45 (MST)

The barkeep is the guy who was checking out your sweater in Missouri. (sp?)

-Friday, December 06, 2013 at 23:23:00 (MST)

Who is this Brakeep person? He seems vaguely familiar, but it's been far too long to be certain.

-Friday, December 06, 2013 at 20:25:30 (MST)
Do you realize that I NEVER made a 2013 MISS BUNS for the history page? It tall right. Miss buns looks good no matter the year. -M-
-Friday, December 06, 2013 at 19:13:15 (MST)
Andwa, again
Wishing Colleen a very happy birthday!

-Friday, December 06, 2013 at 14:36:07 (MST)
And a wovewy pair of first postings it is! -M-
-Friday, December 06, 2013 at 12:42:53 (MST)


-Wednesday, December 04, 2013 at 23:09:45 (MST)
Well then, since this is fixed-let me be the first to post this: (o)(o)
-Wednesday, December 04, 2013 at 16:19:06 (MST)
Hmmm. Now it's working perfectly without any hitches. MURPHY, I suppose. Anyway, post away. -M-
-Wednesday, December 04, 2013 at 12:29:05 (MST)
Just a final check to see if this is posting good now. On another issue: I'm having problems with FireFox on my MAC. The new version doesn't have a RELOAD selection under the VIEW menu. I used to use this whenever I made a post but it didn't show up immediately. Now, in the newer version of Firefox ... there is no reload command that I have found. I have to shut the application down completely then relaunch it. Anyone experience this problem? Got a fix? -M
-Wednesday, December 04, 2013 at 12:27:55 (MST)
Brakeep checking in. Yo, OhDonna and JR and Stevo. Also, I did a little janitorial work on the Saloon as it appeared to not be making the posts. Should be okay now, though.-M-
-Wednesday, December 04, 2013 at 12:04:12 (MST)
JR Wolfe
RIP: Dick Dodd,former Mousketeer,drummer for the Bel-Airs ( "Mr.Moto ") and best known as lead singer/drummer/composer for the Standells ( "Dirty Water" ).Cancer has claimed him at age 68.
-Saturday, November 30, 2013 at 08:53:44 (MST)
Steve (The Prodigal Chef)
HAPPY THANKSGIVING to all youse Swampsters, and The Barkeep of course. Been a long time since I fired up the ovens around here...
-Thursday, November 28, 2013 at 18:36:10 (MST)
Susan (Colorado)
Greetings !

What a great way to start the Happy Holidays - with turkey and stuffing and gravy and pecan pie and....

All the best to each and everyone of you Swampsters and the Barkeep.

Special thoughts for those who will not have happy holidays. Wishing you comfort and strength.


-Thursday, November 28, 2013 at 08:39:32 (MST)
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone in the Swamp!
-Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at 22:22:38 (MST)
Yeah! Fall has arrived! I will plant chrysanthemums (maroon) in my outside planters today. I should be able to keep them alive now that the temperature has moderated.

Spacey, Herman's Hermits will be in your neighborhood on October 5th. Peter Noone and his Hermits put on a great show.

Out of respect for my good friends in Arkansas who are Razorback fanatics I will skip the "Beat The Hell Outta . . ." this week.

-Sunday, September 22, 2013 at 07:26:38 (MST)
Andwa, again
Sis got here safe and sound. We'll spend the better part of tomorrow unpacking and getting her settled. Well, at least get started getting her settled. Since she moved up her move date by more than a month, I didn't have time to get all the things done I'd wanted to, so now she gets to help me with that. :-)
-Saturday, September 21, 2013 at 21:18:31 (MST)
Andwa, I know you are excited. Give her a hug from all of us. This is going to be great for both of you. So happy for you.
-Saturday, September 21, 2013 at 14:45:44 (MST)