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B.B. King coming to Appleton

Monday, Mar, 4 2013

Back when I was a young boy....
Hang on, let me re-phrase that....WAY back when I was a young boy I was drawn to the guitar, fascinated with the way the best could almost make that instrument sing. Men like Jimmy Hendrix and Ernie Isley were electric heavy-metal gold. I loved the way they played. I loved their music. And then there was B.B. King, who played a different kind of music but was no less memorizing to me.

These talented musicians are just a few of the reasons why I took up guitar lessons, and why at some point I pretty much stopped playing, frustrated by the cold, hard fact that I would never be able to play like them.

B.B. King is a legend, and it is not often you get a chance to see a legend work his craft for you.

B.B. still plays with passion and remains on the road for his love of the game. We're lucky he feels that way because we get that chance to watch a legend in action.

B.B. comes to the Fox Cities PAC on Saturday night, June 1st.

It's my chance to see a legend and his passion in person.

I'll be giving away a pair of tickets Monday thru Friday this week on the PhilCast so be sure to be listening for my B.B. King Quiz to win the tickets. Keep in mind this is ME doing a quiz, so as per usual, you don't need a wealth of knowledge to win....just a will and want to go see and hear some great blues.

And if you don't win the tickets this week, just CLICK HERE to order on line.

B.B. King at the PAC June 1st...the thrill is certainly not gone.


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Big foot of a different kind

Monday, Mar, 4 2013

Maybe she has been pregnant a lot....

The things I learn getting each and every PhilCast ready day in and day out.

Like today...

A story about how there is now proof that women's feet get bigger after pregnancy.
Did you know that? I didn't.

Also today, "HowzYer Weekend?" and an update on the effort to get Michelle Obama on the show on a "Weigh-In Wednesday".



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Are you game?

Friday, Mar, 1 2013

Other states are doing it, so why not us too?

That's the thinking from the state department of revenue when it comes to starting up a $30.00 scratch-off lottery ticket. It's something that could be added later this summer.

30 bucks for one lottery ticket?
I've gotta wonder how many people would walk into a gas station and plop down 30 bucks for a scratch-off ticket.

And they haven't even said how much the payout would be yet.

Would you be in on this? We'll discuss on the PhilCast today.

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So long to the Pope

Thursday, Feb, 28 2013

So long to the Pope today...

Coming up on the PhilCast you'll hear a special show open featuring the topic and then I'll be talking about the sweet retirement package waiting for him.

It's the first time in 600 years the church has had to have a retirement plan kick in for the position.

Also today, our first installment of what will be a daily update I'll call, "The Hunt For First Lady Michelle Obama", as Reggie attempts to land an interview with her on a "Weigh-In Wednesday" segment of the PhilCast.

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Wanted: One talented, charming black man

Wednesday, Feb, 27 2013

WANTED:

One charming black man who has the 'wow' factor.


A black actor is being sought to play a musician in Season 4 of the 1920's-set British costume drama, "Downton Abbey."

This will be a first for the wildly-popular PBS series.

You'll be seeing Jack Ross, introduced as part of a storyline about race relations in the time period.

According to the casting notes sent out to various agents, the show is looking for someone who is:

"Male, 25-30. A musician [singer] at an exclusive club in the 20's. He's black and very handsome. A real man [not a boy] with charm and charisma."

The right actor should "ideally be able to sing brilliantly."

"Overall, he should be a very attractive man with a certain wow factor," the notes said.

Any ideas as to who should play the role?
Post them at the PhilCast Facebook Fan Page.


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