Archive for February, 2009
Wednesday, February 18th, 2009
North Bay’s Steve Omischl won his third straight World Aerials title on the weekend giving him four Championships in his career and qualifying him for the Vancouver Olympics in 2010.
I talked to Steve from his home in B.C. yesterday and as you can expect he is pumped for the chance to win gold on Canadian soil. I’m sure we will all be glued to the tube next winter to watch a local hero thrill us with his aerial skills.
With Steve’s success this past weekend, I thought we would go to the phones tomorrow morning to ask you who you think is the best athlete ever to come out of North Bay and area. Is it a hockey player, a rower, a downhill skiier, maybe a local Olympic volleyballer, or perhaps it is Steve himself? Tell me who you think is the best ever and I’ll include your nomination in a poll that will run on the Fox website this Thursday and Friday.
Wednesday, February 11th, 2009
Not everyone is into Valentine’s Day. Maybe it’s because over the years we have been warned about “love gone horribly wrong” by some of Hollywood’s best movies. Here’s a sampling of movies you may want to stay away from this Valentine’s Day.
Basic Instinct: Nick Curran (Michael Douglas) is in charge of the brutal murder of a rock star, who has been killed using an ice pick. All the evidence points to a beautiful woman, Catherine (Sharon Stone), as the main suspect of the crime.
Fatal Attraction: Dan Gallagher (Michael Douglas) has a one night stand with Alex Forrest (Glenn Close), but that’s not enough for her. In spite of the fact that he’s a married man, she wants to carry on the affair. As he continues to reject her, she becomes more and more unstable, and ultimately violent.
The War of the Roses: The Roses (Kathleen Turner and Michael Douglas) are a wealthy couple in what seems to be a perfect marriage. But when the marriage falls apart, they end up in what is possibly the nastiest, most bitter (but funny) divorce battle ever put on film.
Body Heat : We’ve seen this story before; the ruthless femme fatale (Kathleen Turner) talks easily persuaded chump (William Hurt) into committing murder, and then leaves him holding the bag.
Apparently, Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner are the King and Queen of Anti-Valentine’s Day movies.
Tuesday, February 10th, 2009
With Valentines Day approaching I offer my list of:
Love Songs that Aren’t so Loving
These tracks may be anti-love, a little on the sexy side or just downright unconventional. Let’s just say there’s nothing syrupy or sentimental about these babies!
1. Whole Lotta Love – Led Zeppelin
2. Love In An Elevator – Aerosmith
3. Let Me Put My Love Into You – AC/DC
4. Love Stinks – The J. Geils Band
5. Calling Dr. Love – Kiss
6. I Believe In a Thing Called Love – The Darkness
7. Love Removal Machine – The Cult
8. Love At First Feel – AC/DC
9. Love Is Like Oxygen – Sweet
10. Sunshine Of Your Love – Cream
Monday, February 9th, 2009
“So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, adieu!”
I’m not even sure how to start this really. But I guess the only way is to really… just say it. This Friday February 13th will mark my last day at The Fox. And, in fact…in radio. After 17 years in the business I made the very difficult decision to try something new. Radio has been my life since I graduated from Canadore College in 1989. There was that brief stint where I went back to college in 93′ and took Corrections. Luckily, I landed back in radio and had some amazing experiences along the way. I’ve moved around from Muskoka to Belleville, to Muskoka and back to Belleville, then to Kingston and landed back here in the Bay. It’s rather fitting that I end my radio career here, considering that I grew up in Trout Creek and it was nice to come “home” for a while.
I am heading back to Kingston on a new adventure. One that I’m very excited about and terrified about, all at the same time. I will be self employed for the first time in my life. I’ve got a couple things on the go. I’ll be working for a friend of mine at Ramsay Media helping out with sales and marketing and I also landed the gig as Festival Coordinator for Cubafest Kingston in it’s first year. Wish me luck on my new quest.
It’s going to be sad to say goodbye to my folks and brother. It was nice to live close to them for a couple years. It won’t be easy to leave my friends behind either. One of those friends, whom I am proud to have worked with these past two years is Mitch Belanger. I couldn’t have asked for a better co-host. We have had many, many laughs in this studio since October 2006 and I will miss his smiling face each morning. It was nice to work alongside someone that I now consider to be one of my best friends. I suppose there is one thing my leaving will do. It will put an end to all those rumors that we were dating. lol. I’m still convinced that Mitch started them himself. I kid, Mitch.
Thank you, to you, loyal listener for tuning us in. It was my goal to try and make people laugh each morning. I hope I accomplished that. Thanks for your e-mails and calls. And it was always great to meet you in person whenever we were at an event.
Who knows what the future holds. Maybe someday I’ll come back to radio, but for now, my new journey awaits.