I have been offered additional responsibilities here at Entercom Rochester, the owners and operators of 98 PXY. A promotion.
Effective immediately, in addition to continuing as Program Director of 98 PXY, I will also assume Program Director duties at our sister station 98.9 The Buzz.
Here's where my emotions get mixed...
Starting August 1st, I will also be moving my afternoon show from 98 PXY to the Buzz. I'm pumped up about broadcasting to a new audience and the obvious challenges ahead.
But, I've been on-air at PXY off and on since 1997.
It's in my blood.
I going to miss many of the elements that go into each workday, including, you.
Know that Spezzano and Sandy, Duffy, Megan Carter, and Raphael are absolute pros. Dave Savage and the promotions team at PXY never miss a beat. You're in good hands. We're in the entertainment business, and this is the best team I have ever had the honor to work with.
I'll continue to see you at future PXY events including 98 PXY Summer Jam and PXY Jingle Jam.
I still look forward to hearing from you on all things related to 98 PXY. Let's face it. Without you, the PXY listener, I wouldn't be able to accept this exciting new career opportunity.
Last night, over 13,000 people came to party at Frontier Field for 98 PXY Summer Jam. Every time we get together to throw a party of this size I am completely humbled. Love that we can all hang out, have fun, and listen to some live music. What made last night extra special for me personally was the fact that LMFAO was in town. Let me explain...
A few years ago a friend and I were discussing the single "Love Lockdown" by Kanye West. He happened to mention a remix of the song produced by these guys who call themselves LMFAO. I listened to the remix once and was completely hooked. Their music was almost like a drug and I kept looking for more. As I discovered additional remixes by them, I started to hear that they were coming out with a full length album. I listened to them. I listened to them some more. I mean, you need to understand. My daughter and I bonded over their music...
Fast forward to early 2011. I hear "Party Rock Anthem" for the first time. I watch the video. I share it with my Facebook friends. And it becomes my sole mission to confirm them for 98 PXY Summer Jam. I love these guys. PXY Jams have always been about the "party" and there isn't anyone I could think of that had more of a party vibe than LMFAO.
Long story short, there were many hoops to jump through, but it got done and the end result was last night, which was completely ridiculous. Hope you enjoyed it as much as I did and I really, sincerely appreciate the fact that you listen to 98 PXY!
Oh, and go ahead and mark "Do shots with LMFAO" off my bucket list. Where you at the after party? Yeah, that happened...
Weddings always happen when you don't want them to happen:
Memorial Day Weekend? Let's do a wedding! It's OK, our friends will drop everything to celebrate our special day! Hope you weren't planning to relax! You have vacation plans?! Well, guess what!? Your vacation plans now include beautiful Rochester, New York! BTW, I'm totally guilty of this (See: Labor Day 2002).
The bridesmaid dresses will NOT be flattering:
Let's face it. It's impossible to make everyone in your bridal party happy. One bridesmaid wants a dress that will take attention away from her huge ass. The Maid of Honor wants a dress that will cover her shoulders. I won't lie. It doesn't matter. I can't tell if they're in a wedding or the starting Offensive Line for the Bills. The next flattering bridesmaid dress I see will be the first.
Wedding DJ's are atrocious:
It's a tough job. I get it. I've DJ'ed weddings before. I prefer being a broadcaster. Again, you can't make everyone happy, but the music of the evening sets the tone. Most wedding DJ's can't mix chocolate milk. No, I don't want to "make some noise" while you're playing "Let's Get Loud" by Jennifer Lopez. Oh, you're going to play "Baby Got Back"? Well, that's appropriate I guess. Let's get the entire bridal party to the dance floor! What do you mean, you don't have any Ying Yang Twins!? Let's get crunk up in this bitch! Bee Gees? Cool. "Everybody in the house, come on and let me hear you say 'hoooo!'" *crickets*
Gotta quote my Twitter buddy @K92BobPatrick
"Mobile DJs are like sports officials/umpires. If you leave and you didn't notice them, they did a good job." Amen.
Italian Weddings are the best!
I met a guy named Mossimo! I thought they only existed in mafia movies! Where else can you go to hear racial slurs and be told, "Ay, you look good, cuz."? An Italian Wedding, of course! And the cookie trays? Come on!
Looks like the Bridal Party came through...
That's not a dance floor. It's one of the four corners of hell:
Men hate dancing. The "Cha-Cha Slide" is not happening. Better find one of your "besties" for that. Oh, look! She's doing the "Vogue"! It's a Lady Gaga song, but...same diff, right?! Here comes the guy who can't hold his liquor! Wow! He's assaulting anyone he makes eye contact with on the dance floor! He has no rhythm! Wait, is he having a seizure?! The wedding dance floor sucks. Except that...
I'm only in it for the sex: What's that? A slow dance? IN! Now you're talking my language! Listen, babe. If we leave now, we can bang and be asleep by midnight. Whattaya say? I gotta admit, I love the slow dance. It gives me a chance to get close to my beautiful wife. Or, "that skinny bitch" as every other female at this wedding calls her.
There will be a photo booth. There will be a line.
I've been to multiple weddings that host their own photo booths. Love the concept. Hate the execution. There's ALWAYS a line. The negative is, you're waiting in line for an hour. The positive? Well, you're probably not hearing the DJ asking people to "put their hands up" to "Cotton Eye Joe". It's a wash, I guess. Hopefully, the photo booth is a self contained unit. You would hope most people can understand the concept of sitting, smiling, and retrieving their pictures. This particular wedding was home to the "World's Angriest Photo Booth Attendant". He was frazzled. I'm sure I would have been too, after having to explain how it works to Aunt Emilia for the 17th time.
I'm your bartender. And I hate you.
You want top shelf? This is open bar, pal. Take it up with the happy couple. Oh, you're ordering for your wife. How sweet. Let me just mix up a rotgut Island Breeze for her. "Cuz?" Did you just call me "cuz"? You're lucky you only ordered a bottle of beer. If I had to mix a drink for you, you'd better believe I'd spit in it. Don't forget to tip, Mister Blister!
What do you mean I'm under-dressed?
Every wedding has that one guy. Either he's late to the reception or just completely oblivious to his level of douchebaggery, but he's grossly under-dressed. No, flip flops are not considered proper evening wear. Nice denim shorts though. Did you just finish mowing a lawn? Come on, man. Join us in our misery. Dress up.
So, think twice before you make that major investment. There's a lot of money on the line and odds are long that it will all be worth it in the end. If you want my advice, do what I tell my daughters...Elope.
420 Jefferson Road (how perfect is that address, btw?).
What does this mean to you? I don't know if I can put the greatness of Mighty Taco into words. It is, in my opinion, a superior taco. You've had a variety of different tacos to be sure. But if you have yet to partake in a Mighty Taco, well, you just haven't lived.
I have taken trips to Buffalo during the work day only to enjoy the greatness. I have coerced friends and associates to act as a "Mighty Taco Vessel" delivering lukewarm tacos to our studios. I made sure that my daughter had her first Mighty Taco experience last Summer post Black Eyed Peas concert. She was 5.
Father of the Year
Welcome to Rochester, Mighty Taco. I'll take a Mighty Pack, soft shells, sour cream and hot, with a Medium Loganberry.
A few new tracks for you to check out for NEW MUSIC MONDAY!
I like that one Nicki Minaj song where she does that funny thing with her voice.
Jason Derulo is back. At last count "Don't Wanna Go Home" features about 17 different samples. It's cool though. We like it.
Hey, Nicole Scherzinger is back! Who's Nicole Scherzinger? She's the lead Pussycat Doll, silly! You know, Pussycat Dolls had some hits. Nicole? Not so much. Her new song "Right There" features 50 Cent. I liked this song better when it was called "Rude Boy" by Rihanna, but that's just me.
Now, if you'll excuse me, I need to wash my hands after viewing that video. Damn, Nicole. Eat a steak. Next case.