The goddess turned out to be Barry’s seventeen-year-old sister who was listening to a tune called “Crazy Man Crazy” by Bill Haley’s Comets which was one of the first Rock & Roll records ever made. As I stood there completely mesmerized, watching her sway, I had no idea that the women who looked like her, and the music she was playing, would rock my world forever.
In those days, radio didn’t play any Rock & Roll so when Patti Page recorded, “How Much Is That Doggy In The Window,” my friends and I were done. We were ready to rock even though we didn’t even know what that was yet.
I recently found a rare copy of Nill Haley’s “Crazy Man Crazy,” and whenever I play it, I can still see Barry’s sister’s hips swaying back and forth, back and forth, back and …
A torrid tale of a lusty night, when written by a man, is usually longer than the actual event whereas the woman’s version of the same event is always shorter.
Nielson seems to be in the business of measuring listeners who don’t buy anything.
Fear is the PD of most radio stations today.
The only difference between making 50,000 dollars a year or a month. is the knowledge it takes to do so.
Beating last years numbers means nothing; the whole world is a new place now.
You eventually become who you are acting like at this moment.
The way you language things either makes or breaks your presentation.
Thanks once again for the kind words my friend, but I doubt that I ever knew more about programming than you did. But even if I did for the briefest of moments, you were the guy who inspired me in how to be a leader, how to get everyone to perform beyond what they believed they were capable of.
Geo: I miss you, and love you, man!
Something I heard recently also struck me as very George Johnsesque.
How many radio stations put in a great deal of promotional time and effort supporting their market’s Ronald McDonald House – a wonderful resource used exclusively by people from out of town? (If Monica Had Only Kept Bill Busier)
Paul Goldstein: Current broadcast owners will squeeze all the profits they can in next 24 months or so & then exit w/lucrative packages leaving a collapsed FM/AM platform? The lack of meaningful online content suggests that is exactly will happen. Remind me of this quote from the CEO of Smith Corona in the early 90s: “…We strongly believe in the continuing need for the typewriter….” When asked what new products/services it planned to produce, Thompson said, “Nothing right now.” (The Beatles)
Bill Taylor: I have never experienced chronic depression but lived with someone who did. It’s hard to understand at first because it seems to the laymen (It doesn’t make sense.) It’s not till a person matures in age and is more understanding, do we realize that it is a sickness and a horrible one at that. I personally am so sorry that I never really understood depression. No one really talked about it but I knew Billy Wakeman and was shocked to hear how depressed he was how his life ended. I feel so sad about Kelly Richter, Barry Rodgers and a few others who took their lives because of depression. They should teach this subject in all schools and perhaps others lives will be saved and cured. Thank’s George for sharing this with me. (Depression Didn’t Get Rick Hallson, Cigarettes Did)
Geo: He always bragged about having his “first,” whatever the hell that means Jerry? (3 Halls Of Fame Baby)
Jim Davis: Thinking about Shakespeare’s quote “The play’s the thing”, reminds me that recently I was listening to Herb Oscar Anderson record his weekly show in our Ocean FM studio where he does a weekly Saturday afternoon show. Herb is 82 and still has that amazing voice, and the great ability to “spin a yarn”. I always noticed that when he introduces a song, he does it in a very theatrical way with lots of “bravado”. I said, “Herb, you always make it sound so exciting”. He said: “Jim, I was taught that when the record begins, it’s like the curtain is going up and the show begins”. Shakespeare and Herb must have gone to the same school. (Steve, I Just Said To Slow Down, Not Quit)
Doug Herman: “Speaking of wealthy there is a huge huge difference between being rich and being wealthy.” Chris Rock explained this phenomenon in one of his standup shows a couple of years ago: “Shaq is rich, the guy who writes his paychecks is wealthy.” I think that pretty well covers it. (For The Good Of The Country)