Sunday, December 28, 2008

The 2008 Year End T-Shirt

Producer J.'s World Tour 2008

District of Columbia
Georgia
Illinois
Kentucky
Maryland
Massachusetts
Missouri
North Carolina
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
Tennessee
Virginia

Bahamas
St. Maarten
St. Thomas

2009 looks to be a much smaller tour schedule with corporate travel gone and no foreign vacations planned. I do need to make a Disney run though, we've got a zillion Disney Dollars saved up. And I have a free SW ticket I need to use by May. Where to go? Stay Tuned!

Friday, December 26, 2008

Christmas Triva

The holidays are normally a slow time for scoop, but I have some for you tonight! I'm posting this in the form of a question... the really interesting part will be whether or not we get a press release revealing the answer!

Which country artist got engaged this Christmas?

Saturday, December 20, 2008

My Christmas Gift to You

I wanted to give you something that could be enjoyed the world over....and probably seen around the world too.

Lights...
..... Camera.....
............Enjoy!


video

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

The Facebook Addiction

At night, when I can't sleep... I kill time on Facebook. Mostly I like to have the time to look through people's photo albums. Usually that's so I can see kids grow up in a matter or moments, or swipe decorating ideas. But sometimes there's some funny stuff too.

For instance, tonight. I have a friend who is a Titans cheerleader. She also works for another media outlet. (Sandi you may have met her in Vegas... we did the Orange Carpet together.) Her longtime boyfriend is the nephew of a Country Music Hall of Famer. This much I knew. So I'm flipping through photos of parties, and ball games and superstar-laced family events, and I crack up laughing, because of all things... her boyfriend-with-the-famous-uncle who grew up half a country away, had a babysitter as a kid... who I know now as a record label publicist here in Nashville. And not for the famous uncle's record label! Small world, eh? And getting smaller by the click.

So... what's the funniest thing you've learned or seen on Facebook or MySpace?

Monday, December 15, 2008

Delivery from Santa!

UPDATE: Lady A being hand delivered on Thursday!

Just was serviced Christmas singles from Trisha Yearwood (My Favorite Things) and Darius Rucker (Winter Wonderland.) Merry Christmas to all the Highway Road Crew!

If you got here by googling something like...

Nashville internships
Country music internships
radio internships
I want to intern with the coolest company in radio
Internship where I don't make coffee
Hanging out with the country stars internship
Sommet Center internships
Best internship in Music City
How can I intern with cool people?
Where can I apply for the most awesome internship in Nashville?

Then Click Here

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

THIS is the Worst Christmas Song Ever

Go to You Tube and search for Red Sovine's "Billy's Christmas Wish." Oh. My. God.

We're blaring bad Christmas music through the office this morning. I was very proud of my contribution -- Joey & Rory's Sleighbell Mix of "Cheater, Cheater" -- which had me laughing until I was crying.

But to lay your hands on a married man's about as low as you can go..
Hey I wish her well as she rots in hell
You can tell her I said so.
Cheater, cheater, where'd you meet that no good white trash
(Santa comes in) Ho, ho ho!

That above little gem was completely trumped by Kyle's Red Sovine contribution. Which actually plays on Roadhouse.

I shall await your reaction.

Monday, December 08, 2008

Was Bob not available?

It's Midnight, Cinderella: The staff of the CMA kicked up their heels yesterday for the company's annual Tree Trimming Party, with a Garth Brooks impersonator serving as the special guest.
This photo and caption ran in Country Aircheck. Of course, the picture is small, so it might be hard to tell, but I'm thinking our buddy Bob could teach this guy a thing or two about being a Garth impersonator! It takes more than a black hat! Anyway, I found it amusing that the CMA -- who probably could have gotten a real artist to come to their tree trimming - had the cowboy in mind instead.
For those who don't know, the "Bob" I'm referring to is a Garth fan who looks so much like Garth (especially when he dresses the part, which he likes to do) that he tends to cause quite a ruckus when he shows up at Garth / Trisha places.

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Worst Christmas Carol Ever

At some point in the past couple years of my blog life, we had a discussion about the worst Christmas carol ever. And someone and given me a song that was pretty much Music to Slit Your Wrist By.

I'm trying to find that... I remember I banned it from Music City Holiday... I have it in my head that maybe it was Dwight Yoakam... but a lot of his music has sad depressing suicidal tendancies, and I'm getting depressed just trying to find it. Or was it Travis Tritt?

Anyone remember that conversation?

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

More Cool Mom Points

I have found a new way to impress my daughter. It turns out, one of my new country co-workers is the voice of The Disney Channel. I've been listening to him for years on tv.

There's got to be a way I can use that to my advantage.

Monday, December 01, 2008

Back to the Real World

Happy Monday everyone! Back to the grind today.

One of the things I got done on my (very relaxing, peaceful, refreshing) vacation was most of my Christmas shopping. I'm one of the nuts that goes out on Black Friday. I got my neices and nephews and Delaynie all done, and Dave & Jen mostly finished. Brad's probably going to get gift cards, LOL.

Other than shopping, it was a lot of munchkin time. One thing I learned though... next time, bring earplugs! Everyone else in the house was up before 7am (that was EASTERN time) talking, watching tv, banging dishes, doing laundry. Even when I'd try to take a nap, someone would start up the washer, which was right outside our room. Fortunately, we came home Saturday, so Sunday I slept in all the way until 8:30!

I didn't have any satellite radio this trip... we put my XM in Gary's truck, which decided to blow it up or something a few hours into our journey. So it really was a week without work. (Of course, most of the music world wasn't working Thursday or Friday either.) I'm looking forward to getting into the office today and catching up.

Keith Anderson is coming in today... he's filling in for Storme all week -- hear him from 4-8pm Eastern on The Highway! Sirius 60 / XM 16 / DirecTV Channel 814 / DISH Network Channel 6060.