I grew up with the music of the 60s and 70s. And now I get to play those tunes on the radio.
But even before my radio career, I worked at the Playboy Club-Hotel in Lake Geneva, first as a busboy, and later as a dining room manager (there were 6 restaurants in the resort). I met and worked with many of the Bunnies at the Club, and remain friends with many of them to this day. We formed kind of a "second family" while we were there, and many of us have kept in touch through the years. As a busboy, I was assigned to the "Penthouse" Room, the dinner room where the headliners played. So I got to see all the shows, and after a year or so there, they let me run the spotlight for people like Ann-Margaret, Tony Bennett, Sonny and Cher, and dozens more. I even spent 30 memorable seconds sitting and chatting with Michael Jackson! Interesting story that I'll share sometime.
In 2010, with a lot of help of a couple former bunnies that I'd worked with (and the support of someone at the Playboy Offices in Chicago), I organized a reunion at the resort that was the former Club. Over 200 bunnies and guests from all over the country came together for a fun, fun evening talking about "old times." Of course, none of us had aged a DAY!
After just four years, I gave up my Playboy Club career to start my radio career, and that has led me to opportunities to meet my musical heroes from the 60s and 70s....The Guess Who, Tommy James, Three Dog Night, Peter Noone, The Turtles and dozens more!!
And I still get to play their music!!!
So that's a little about me, the luckiest guy alive.
Thanks for listening.
Not all that long ago I visited New York City. While there, I visited the set of the extremely popular game show "Who Wants to Be A Millionaire," hosted by the also extremely popular Meredith Vieira. Here's a highly over-produced video designed only to prove that I was there.
Then there was my time at the Playboy Club in Lake Geneva, WI: In September of 2011, WTMJ-4 in Milwaukee wanted to talk to me and some former Bunny friends about working at the Club.
Junk Food Psychology
Is the horoscope the first thing you turn to in the morning paper? Are you constantly looking for a new window into your personality? Well, a Chicago doctor claims he can pinpoint psychological quirks by simply looking at your junk food habits.
Alan Hirsch of the Smell and Taste Treatment and Research Foundation in Chicago, has broken down people's personality profiles like so. If you prefer:
1. Potato chips - Potato chip lovers are high achievers who enjoy the rewards of their success, both in business and in family life.
2. Tortilla chips - People who crave tortilla chips are perfectionists, and are often distressed by the inequities and injustices of society.
3. Snack crackers - Contemplative and thoughtful, people who prefer snack crackers base their decisions on logic rather than emotions.
4. Pretzels - Pretzel fans seek novelty and thrive in the world of abstract concepts. They often lose interest in mundane routines.
5. Cheese curls - The cheese curl lover can be described with one word - integrity. They will always maintain moral high ground with their family, work and romantic partners.
6. Meat snacks - Those who reach for a savory bag of pork rinds or beef jerky are sociable and usually the life of the party.
But what does it say about you if you're like me snack on ALL of that stuff?!?!?!