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Tuesday, February 19, 2008

I hope you're enjoying this new blog of items from my daily radio show. If you have comments or questions, write to me at TheMagicOfRadio@aol.com and I'll get back to you as soon as I can. Have a great day!

Celebrity Birthdays

If today is your birthday, you're celebrating alongside actor (Sin City, Traffic, The Usual Suspects) Benicio Del Toro, 41. Actress (Family Ties, Men Behaving Badly) Justine Bateman, 42. Former NHL right winger (Leafs, Flames, Habs) Gary Leeman (Toronto), 44. Tennis Hall of Famer Hana Mandlikova, 46. England’s Prince Andrew (Duke of York), 48. Actress (Dynasty, The Godfather: Part II) Kathleen Beller, 52. Actor (Terms Of Endearment, Dumb and Dumber, Something Wild) Jeff Daniels, 53. Comedian/actor (Growing Pains, Just The Ten Of Us) Bill Kirchenbauer, 55. Novelist (The Joy Luck Club) Amy Tan, 56. Actor (The Rookies, Knot’s Landing) Bruce Fairbairn, 61. Actor (Dynasty, Beach Blanket Bingo) Michael Nader, 63. Singer (Lightning Strikes, I’m Gonna Make You Mine) Lou Christie, 65. Singer/songwriter/producer/record company executive/Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Smokey Robinson, 68. Actress (Continental Divide, Sixteen Candles) Carlin Glynn, 68. Actress (Monty Python’s Life Of Brian) Gwen Taylor, 69. Actor (Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, Ghost Busters, All That Jazz) David Margulies, 71. Singer (original Lettermen member) Bob Engemann, 72.


Greatest Music Question

Who’s the singer/songwriter who first recorded in 1960, wrote songs in New York’s legendary Brill Building and for the Monkees TV show, then racked up 36 Top 40 hits, including three number ones, between 1966 and 1983? The answer follows today's Heart & Soul.




Two old ladies sat on a park bench outside the local town hall where a flower show was in progress.

One leaned over and said, "Life is so boring. We never have any fun anymore. Why, for five dollars, I'd take my clothes off and streak through that stupid flower show."

"You're on!" said the other old lady, holding up a five dollar bill.

As fast as she could, the first little old lady fumbled her way out of her clothes and, completely naked, streaked through the front door of the flower show.

Waiting outside, her friend heard a huge commotion inside the hall, followed by loud applause. Then suddenly the naked lady burst through the door surrounded by a cheering crowd.

"How did you do?" asked her waiting friend.

"Great! I just won first prize as Best Dried Arrangement."


... as heard at 8:20 this morning

Sand And Stone

This story tells of two friends walking through the desert. During some point of the journey they had an argument, and one friend slapped the other one in the face. The guy who got slapped was hurt, but without saying anything, he wrote in the sand:

TODAY MY BEST FRIEND SLAPPED ME IN THE FACE

They kept on walking until they saw an oasis where they decided to take a bath. The one who had been slapped got stuck in the mire and started drowning, but his friend saved him. After he recovered from the near drowning, he wrote on a stone:

TODAY MY BEST FRIEND SAVED MY LIFE

The friend who had slapped and saved his best friend asked, "After I hurt you, you wrote in the sand and now you write on a stone. Why?"

The friend replied, "When someone hurts us we should write it down in sand where winds of forgiveness in time will erase it. But, when someone does something good for us, we must engrave it in stone where no wind can ever erase it."

LEARN TO WRITE YOUR HURTS IN SAND ... AND TO CARVE YOUR BENEFITS IN STONE


Greatest Music Answer

Neil Diamond