Over the weekend, Tribe pitcher Zac Plesac threw a gem in Chicago. 6 shutout ininngs in a Tribe win, and then went out to celebrate. The Tribe found out and sent him home for 2 weeks, as he broke the rules.
Word is too, they made him rent his own car and drive home to Cleveland, keeping him off the team plane, sending a message that rules are the rules.
Ingrid Andress talked to Al Roker and Sheinelle Jones on the TODAY Show this morning (August 6), she also sang 'Waste of Lime'. Check out the video below!
Mulan – Straight to Disney Plus September 4 $29.99 (Story)
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AMC Theaters – Regals Too - Scheduled to open August 21 (Story)
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Tom Hanks - May play Geppetto in Disney’s live-action version of Pinocchio. (Story)
John Wick 5 - Confirmed will be shot concurrently with John Wick 4 (Story)
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Amazon - Will have a series based on “A League Of Thier Own” (Story)
WYNN'S WEEKEND WATCH - In case you've never seen it - On Demand – True Grit (2010 version) Totally worth it! Incredible performances, writing, directing, and adaptation.
Tenet – In Theaters September 3
Unhinged – August 21
Quar-horror: - A new genre of films being made as a result of the pandemic. (Story)
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A great listener Lisa sent me a message stating when she was 7, her favorite song was Nobody by Sylvia. She asked if I played it on the radio and if I remembered her. Yes, and very much yes.
Sylvia was a huge sensation in the early 1980's. She had an incredibly, powerful and versatile voice that sounded as good on stage as on albums. She was very likeable, more than beautiful, and helped Country through a big transitional period. She came to Nashville young, wanted to be a big star and ended up one. We should all thank Sylvia for her great career, we needed her at that time.
She worked as a secretary for record producer Tom Collins in Nashville who produced Ronnie Milsap and Barbara Mandrell and others. She auditioned for the Country group, Dave And Sugar. (They were kind of the country version of Tony Orlando and Dawn). But Sylvia ended up signing with RCA, who at that time had many of the biggest stars. And she would end up with some of the best songwriters in Nashville penning songs she would record.
Ohio State Fair - One Of My First Really Big Emcee Gigs! About 1985
She broke through big in 1981 with a terrific song I loved, Drifter, which went #1. That album also had Tumbleweed, which is a song I loved too, and The Matador. She was singing many songs from the longing, or forlorn perspective, and it worked very well. It made her very real, and it was a great strategy. But no one could have imagined the next few years.
Drifter - Big #1 - Got Her Noticed
Her album, Just Sylvia came out in 1982, the first single was a great song, Sweet Yesterday, (very underrated song) but the second hit was Nobody. Nobody went #1 of course and swept across many formats and the nation with insane success. It sold a million copies very quickly, and was as big as songs could be in those days, as we could not play it enough it seemed. She was a sensation, and won the ACM Female Vocalist Of The Year in 1983. Nobody was Grammy nominated and was the most played song on radio in 1982.
Nobody - Huge Hit!
The album that followed was Snapshot, and even though the title song was a top 5 hit, it didn't capture the magic of Nobody. Many times the gigantic song can be a blessing and a curse in the long run as it can be tough to follow. Also, Nobody, as great of a song as it was, and as much as it was needed to draw attention to a format that needed some, it really was not a "country song." It was a wonderfully written country story song, sung by a great country story song singer, but it was wrapped in a very pop sounding musical blanket. But that was the trend in those days for many. But, it is also a fantastic example of the right person, singing the right song, at the right time. I can't imagine anyone else singing that song.
Fallin' In Love - A Style Change For Her
Overall there were 13 top tens, like Fallin' In Love, Cry Just A Little Bit, I Never Quite Got Back, Like Nothing Ever Happened, but Country was starting to go in a very different direction. By the mid and later 1980's Holly Dunn, The Judds, and Patty Loveless were a more traditional style and sound and they were coming to join Randy Travis, Dwight Yoakam, Keith Whitley and other new traditionalists. The pop sounding, crossover intended country style was fading.
Tumbleweed - Beautiful Early Ballad
But Sylvia was very important. She made breakthrough videos, sang big songs, and was a great young star in Country when we needed one. I emceed her at the Ohio State Fair in the mid 80's and the crowd was gigantic. I remember talking with her at length that day as she was the first star I really had a long conversation with before her show. She gave me a lot of time and I have always been thankful for that. We all loved her, and all these years later we should remember her and her terrific run. Thanks for selling 4 million records too when most were not.
Well done Sylvia!
Seriously, how much fun would it be to do this?
Many celebs are renting out their official tour bus to those who would like to travel in style this summer. Since most of them are not touring right now, this is a great idea. Yeah I know you can rent a really nice RV from lots of places, and there is not one thing wrong with that. But to ride in the extreme style of the stars? Well, that would be incredible. The story alone would be worth it. Hey, and you're looking for something special to do? Well, your bus has pulled in! Don't miss it!
To say you used Beyonce's Bus, drove Dolly's Silver Eagle, or another huge star wins about any party "one up" contest you could ever enter. You know, the one you sort of lose to that one guy or gal at every party that always pontificates at a high volume, "Well, the last time I was at blah, blah, with blah blah,blah....." or this, "Whenever I travel to (insert any European, or Caribbean country here), I always stay at...blah blah..." Well, you'll just shut them up, because you used Lady Gaga's bus, bed and bathroom! Boom! You don't have to listen to their endless bloviating anymore, because you win!
It would be a trip of a lifetime and it may take you that long to pay it off, but it would still be cool. And there's no harm in checking it out.
Or to dream!
The pic above of The Beautiful Windy and I with the Madden Cruiser. Would LOVE to rent that thing!
"Celebrate your scars...."
When I was about 3, I for some reason was playing with a pair of hand held clippers as my mom worked the the yard. Somehow I cut my left cheek very badly with them. My mom of course freaked out, took me in and got me stitched up. I still have that scar. It's better than it was many years ago, but occasionally someone asks about it.
When I was about 8, my brother and I were playing football in the living room, after being told not to. I promptly hit my head on the piano bench, and split my right eyebrow open. My mom again, freaked out and took me in to get stitched up. I still have that scar, and it's asked about from time to time too.
My left eyebrow is damaged after being struck accidentally by a golf ball that ricocheted off a tree and knocked me out of a golf cart in a freakish turn of events about eight years ago. I again, went in and got stitched up.
Truth is, we all have scars in one way or another, and I say that's fine. In fact, it's preferable. Having scars whether they are visible to others outwardly or not is a badge of honor. It shows you've been around a while, and have done something meaningful. Most scars are earned that way. 2 of my facial scar stories, I learned that it paid to listen to mom. Lesson learned - meaningful. The third, I was doing one of the things I like best in the world.
Surgeries, accidents, injuries, scars are earned in many ways, especially the ones we can't see right away. Those too are earned in a meaningful way for the most part. Conquering an invisible foe, life's challenges, personal crisis, lots of ways. Some may call that "baggage". That is a bold statement from anyone with any age on them, as they many times declare themselves baggage free in the process of stating that sentence. Yeah, right. There was a time I asked for some help with life's challenges many years ago. Asked for it, got it, used it, and remember it still today. And I am better for it in every way.
So celebrate your scars and know that those around you have them too whether they know it, or will show it or not. Someone with no scars has not lived fully. I've never covered mine up and never will, and I don't want them fixed. They are a part of me, the ones you see, and the ones you don't.