Join me for BIG DADDY'S CLASSIC ROCK THROWDOWN! Listen live every Wednesday from 9 to 11 PM on http://wildfireradio.com/big-daddy-graham. (But of course it's a podcast so you'll be able to listen to it anytime) This week will be the TEN BEST SONGS OFF THE TEN BEST SELLING CLASSIC ROCK ALBUMS EVER plus a ton of discussion and extra goodies. BTW, you'll be able to call in to the podcast when you listen on-line and I encourage you to do so. Don't miss!
SAVE THE DATE!
The Delaware Valley Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association will be holding their 14th Annual Alzheimer's Association Golf Outing & Bridge Tournament at Trump National Golf Club in Pine Hill NJ on Monday MAY 5 2014! Registration & lunch will be at 11:00 AM. And... they will be honoring me with the Kaleidoscope Award for Community Service and Increased Awareness. For more info click on the photo. Contact Megan Kline (email@example.com) at 215-622-4852. Limited slots are available! Register now! Go to http://act.alz.org/dvcspringgolfclassic.
RAVINGS FROM A MAN WHO NEVER SLEEPS... 4/12
In NY & while Deb shops I'm eyeing amazing babes walking by the thousands!
What are best performances in sports movies by actors NOT playing an athlete?
With Mickey Rooney gone there are now 5 MAD MAD WORLD survivors ~ Can you name them?
Not that I expect you to give a shit - but my head is going to explode...
We are looking for the greatest MLB players by alphabet.
Only one player per letter which is gonna make it real tough. Here's who we have so far...
- Hank Aaron
- Yogi Berra
- Ty Cobb
- Joe DiMaggio
- Dennis Eckersley
- Bob Feller
- Lou Gehrig
- Ricky Henderson
- Monte Irvin
- Reggie Jackson
- Al Kaline
- Nap Lajoie
- Willie Mays
- Kid Nichols
- Mel Ott
- Albert Pujols
- Jack Quinn
- Babe Ruth
- Mike Schmidt
- Frank Thomas
- Chase Utley
- Mickey Vernon
- Ted Williams
- Jimmy Foxx
- Cy Young
Bangin' comedy show returning to BlackJax in Douglasville PA (Rt. 422 about 20 minutes above King of Prussia) Saturday night April 19th. Call 610-385-5299.
TRIVIA & QUIZZO!
I'm at CHAMPPS in King of Prussia every Wednesday night at from 6:00-830 . Be there or be square!
AND.... Starting on April 10th I'm at Collegeville's CHAMPPS from 6 - 8:30 PM and then at The DRAUGHT HOUSE on the Temple campus at 9 PM! Every Thursday!
PLUS... Starting back up with Tuesday Nights with the PHILS at PJ WHELIHAN’S in Maple Shade... every Tuesday night at 7 PM!
My daughter Ava is running a Quizzo nite every every Monday at 7:30pm at ROCCO'S in Wilmington! Plus every Wednesday night at 8PM at PJ WHELIHANS in Haddonfield. Don't forget Thursday night at 7pm at CHICKIE & PETE'S in South Philly!. That's a busy schedule!
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From Bill Matz... the latest Orange Update... Click Here...
HEY! I'M LOOKING FOR ALBUM COVERS. I DON'T CARE ABOUT THE CONDITION OF THE VINYL...
RAVINGS FROM A MAN WHO NEVER SLEEPS... 3/30
Julie & Susie killed it at the Colonial... Thanks to Rich Kardon and all who came out to 2 Funny!
Conklin & I were on stage together at 10 PM when someone shouted out "The Sixers win by 30" and I replied "Whatever acid you're on buddy... Let me have some..." Both of us thought the dude was messing with us... ALL APOLOGIES!
I know this is something that CAPT. OBVIOUS would say but that guitar solo on Hotel California is awesome...
Thought it was gonna be stupid but ROCKY the musical was great... Fun and clever... True to the original...
RAVINGS FROM A MAN WHO NEVER SLEEPS... 3/18
Here's my March piece from South Jersey Magazine
POTHOLES. Potholes! It’s enough to drive you mad! And speaking of “mad,” we are smack dab in the middle of March Madness, so I thought I would start a yearly tradition and use this “madness” tourney time of the year as a means to get some not so pleasant matters off my chest. In other words, the little things in life, particularly here in South Jersey, that are driving me mad.
CONSTRUCTION AT THE 295/42 JUNCTION Look, I am thrilled that they are finally correcting that ridiculous merge that they should have done something about decades ago. I have been luckier than Andy Reid (fraud!) over the years that I have managed to avoid an accident there, but it’s not like I haven’t seen my share of them. It’s been horrible. But enough already. The work is taking far too long. With the amount of construction folk out of work in this country, hire as many hard hats that you can, and get it done.
GAS JOCKEYS THAT TREAT YOU RUDELY There is no doubt that the single greatest fact about living in the great state of New Jersey is that you don’t have to pump your own gas and on top of that it’s cheaper than our bordering states. How lucky is that? Then to make things even more amazing are the Wawa gas stations. Not only can you run in and grab yourself a hash brown while your tank’s being filled, their attendants are incredibly polite. I don’t know who does the hiring for Wawa, but I wish they ran the rest of the country.
Often this brutal winter, I have had to push button the window down and yell out “fill her up with regular, credit card” to dudes who are out there pumping in stinking four degree, wind howling, snow blowing, miserable weather. Yet not once, not once, was I ever treated with anything but a smile and a “yes sir.” It’s like they all have “formerly worked at Disney World” on their resumes.
But apparently this message of “treat your customers the way you would like to be treated yourself” hasn’t filtered down to the other gas stations of South Jersey. Look, I will drive on empty for as long as I can till I get to a Wawa, but occasionally I have no choice but to pull up to one of these other stations. The difference is mind-blowing. To them you are nothing but a stinkin’ nuisance. I always feel like I’m interrupting the soccer game that they are beaming in from god knows where that on some ten inch screen in that booth that they hate leaving so much. No “how are you today.” No “thank you.” I don’t know how they stay in business. Look, it’s a crappy job. No one’s denying that. But I had a million lousy dead end jobs and I never found it that hard to say “have a nice day.” Geez Louise!
THE PASSING OF OLGA’S DINER AND THE PITMAN BAKERY. Dag, I’m still having a hard time dealing with those losses. I have dead relatives I mourned less.
“THERE’S A TRAFFIC BUILDUP AT THE TOLLS.” Our entire lives we’ve had to deal with that KYW traffic report sentence. Look, I know there’s poverty and disease out there, and more important problems in this world, I get that. But damn the DRPA are some greedy bastards. It’s not about the “upkeep of the bridge.” They make so much money they fund the Philadelphia Orchestra and the building of a soccer stadium and god knows what else. Now that’s all well and good, but no one asked us if that was cool. Do they have to collect every single possible penny that they possibly get their grubby hands on? Would they truly go out of business if they closed the tolls down on Sunday evenings during the summer when families are returning from the shore? Would the bridge collapse and fall into the sea if they opened all the lanes up the mornings of an Eagles game? In my heart I believe they would still collect enough money for the “upkeep” if they closed the tolls down during rush hour! How radical is that?
I remember once driving over the bridge heading into Philly and the Walt Whitman was under construction. (When isn’t that piece of crap under construction?) It took fifty minutes to get over and when I got to the bottom they still charged me. Anyone ever stop and think how outrageous that is? Not that long ago I had to get into 94WIP and there was a major blizzard underway. The Ben Franklin was just a horrible mess. No salt. You couldn’t make out a lane. It took forever to carefully drive over it and at 1am in the morning I was the only one idiotic enough to be out.
Yet there was the toll collector. Ready to take my five dollars. They might have made all of twenty bucks in the last hour, but damn it they were not going to get it. Now look I’m glad the toll collector has a job, but give them something else to do during conditions like that or just let them play them play “Angry Birds.” Enough is enough. I swear the first politician who runs on any kind of closing the tolls issue will win in a landslide. Hear that Governor Christie!
BEACH TAGS ‘Nuf said.
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