Photo Credit: Dianna Augustine, via Flickr Tis the season, for the Goo Goos to perform live! Our own Robby Takac and band members sang "live" for the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree lighting last night. If you were out Christmas shopping last night. A must watch!
Today's the day! The 10th annual SPCA Radiothon is underway and their are miracles to be made. Since the Radiothon began 10 years ago, more than $1.7 million has been raised by you! Help us make the 10th annual Radiothon the biggest and best yet! Become an Angel for the Animals or make a one-time donation of any amount. Stop on down to 205 Ensminger Road in Tonawanda to see these animals in person! Donations can also be made to the Grosso Door and Hardware phone bank at 873-SPCA (7722) or make a donation online at yourspca.org.
Have 873-SPCA (7722) in your contacts and become and Angel For The Animals this Thursday and Friday during our 10th Annual SPCA Radiothon! You can also donate online at yourspca.org.
Here's a note we recently found on Petplace.com to put you in the mood to give till it feels good!
Dear Dogs and Cats,
The dishes with the paw print are yours and contain your food. The other dishes are mine and contain my food. Please note, placing a paw print in the middle of my plate and food does not stake a claim for it becoming your food and dish, nor do I find that aesthetically pleasing in the slightest.
The stairway was not designed by NASCAR and is not a racetrack. Beating me to the bottom is not the object. Tripping me doesn't help because I fall faster than you can run.
I cannot buy anything bigger than a king sized bed. I am very sorry about this. Do not think I will continue sleeping on the couch to ensure your comfort. Dogs and cats can actually curl up in a ball when they sleep. It is not necessary to sleep perpendicular to each other stretched out to the fullest extent possible. I also know that sticking tails straight out and having tongues hanging out the other end to maximize space is nothing but sarcasm.
For the last time, there is not a secret exit from the bathroom. If by some miracle I beat you there and manage to get the door shut, it is not necessary to claw, whine, meow, try to turn the knob or get your paw under the edge and try to pull the door open. I must exit through the same door I entered. Also, I have been using the bathroom for years -- canine or feline attendance is not required.
The proper order is kiss me, then go smell the other dog or cat's butt. I cannot stress this enough!
Thanks for your consideration and love,
Your mommy and daddy!
Bills LB Jerry Hughes' girlfriend Meghan Robinson joined us this morning with an incredible story about losing her dog (pic on the left) the day after Thanksgiving, and having him return home 25 hours later! You can just feel the emotion she went through as they searched downtown for her. Meghan also has some great stories about their first year in Buffalo, and how they would love to be here a long time.
What does this mean to your YouTube viewing? Nothing, really! Your favorite videos will still be there, but clickthis very cool article from the London Daily Mail Onlinefor a glimpse into the music industry, and how record lables got caught doing some very shady things to boost YouTube view numbers. It wasn't illegal...but it wasn't totally right, either.
Steve Morgan, one of the original members of Straight No Chaser joined RLITM with a preview of tomorrow's show at Shea's. They started the band to get girls! Who'd have thought? Steve also mentions how cool it was recording with Colbie Caillat in the studio where Fleetwood Mac's Rumours was recorded! The video link for the session is below.
Rob Lucas In The Morning loves the Andy Williams version of Winter Wonderland because...it's so different! When you think of this song, probably 5 or 6 other versions first come to mind, or could be considered more popular versions. But there's some very cool things about the "Andy" version:
The unexpected changes in key or octave throughout the song. Listen to the way he says "listenin'" and "Bluebird" in the first two lyrics. Not your traditional sing. Same for when the line "we can build a snowman" continues to climb, instead of dropping down on the "man."
The jazzy scat riff that Andy takes off on for about the last 15 sec of the song
The final "Sleigh Bells Ringggggggggg" over the last 5 seconds, that almost reek of the recording tape getting wobbly on the reel back when it was recorded (1965!) and them not wanting to do it over again upon listen-back.
Whether that wobble is pure happenstance, or totally intended, it's pure joy, and something that might have gone unnoticed in the myriad of Winter Wonderland's you hear of the holidays! GIve it a 2 minute and 9 sec listen