Archive for September, 2009
Wednesday, September 30th, 2009
I was on my way to work this morning and could not believe what I was seeing. I rubbed my eyes a few times and figured I was seeing things (which sometimes happens prior to my first cup of coffee in the morning) …but I digress.
Anyway, I get to the office and sure enough the forecast is calling for flurries! We all knew it was bound to happen, being Fall and all…but so soon? I had reports from listeners seeing heavy flurries in Powassan, and flurries along the North Highway as well.
I say bring on the snow! Although I am not a big fan of the cold weather, I must admit living in the North brings a wealth of outdoor activity opportunities. Where else can you enjoy ice fishing, snowmobiling and skiing all in the same weekend, a few places maybe, but right here at home sounds good to me!
Monday, September 28th, 2009
I can only imagine how many Laker Maniacs will be in the stands for the season opener this Friday night at Memorial Gardens.
The Lakers Hockey team is coming off a big tournament win in Toronto this past weekend, beating York University in the tournament final by a score of 8-4. Our Lakers may be the underdog heading into their first season, but they certainly haven’t been playing like it in the pre-season.
The Fox is proud to be a part of the home opener this Friday night at Memorial Gardens. I get to kick off the festivities at a pre-game party at the Nipissing Lower Residence on Friday afternoon. I’ll file some reports from there before heading over to the Nipissing Alumni Tailgate Party at Memorial Gardens. Ken Anderson will be broadcasting live from 4:30-7:00pm and then we’ll all head inside to catch the Home Opener. During the game, Vicki and I will be up in the crowd giving away lots of Fox Swag.
I hope you’ll join us as Lakers Fever hits the Gardens this Friday night!
Monday, September 28th, 2009
I find movies today seem to be geared more for adults then kids. I personally think this is great, it makes watching them far less irritating and even fun. The Shrek movies are a great example. Kids love it for the colourful animation and cute characters, while adults can enjoy the subtle humor. It really makes “family movies” enjoyable for everyone.
This week Mitch and I will review the movie Monsters vs. Aliens from DreamWorks. Tune in Friday morning at 8:40am to find out our opinion, and feel free to let us know what you think of any of the movies that we review by calling 474-2000 ext. RANT.
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Thursday, September 24th, 2009
Ricky, Bubbles and Julian are coming back to the big screen on Friday and all of us at the Fox are pumped! The trailer for the new movie, “Countdown to Liquor Day” looks wicked and it seems the Boys have pulled out all of the stops for this one, including a bigger budget than the last time around. Click here to check it out.
According to a recent article in the Toronto Sun, this might be the last we see of the boys, but for the diehard fans, let’s hope not.
I’m looking forward to checking it out this weekend at Galaxy Cinemas here in the Bay. Maybe I’ll see you there.
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Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009
I was stoked when I found out that Eddie Van Halen would be making a cameo on the season opener of Two and a Half Men. With a cast like Charlie Sheen and Jon Cryer, I figured add Eddie to the mix and you’d have gold…well maybe…Steven Tyler was on the show once and played Charlie’s annoying neighbour, it was hilarious!
It was just ok. Eddie made a very brief appearance, he comes out of the bathroom with his guitar and tells Charlie he may want to wait a few minutes before going in.
I was expecting a little more with all the hype. It was just ok for me, it looks like they’ve set up some story lines for future shows…I’ll be honest, it was a welcome change after all the re-runs we’ve had to watch lately.
Here’s Charlie talking to his Psychiatrist listen
Friday, September 18th, 2009
What can I say about last night’s U2 show in Toronto, except that I was completely blown away. I have always been a fan of the band, but have never seen them live and last night they delivered. The show at the Rogers Centre had all the elements for a perfect night. The roof was open, exposing the stars and the colorful lights on the CN Tower. The venue was completely sold out and U2 brought the hardware -their much talked about 360 Tour stage, also known as The Claw. The band opened with Breathe from their latest album No Line On The Horizon, and performed for two hours including several returns to the stage for encore performances. Other song highlights included Sunday Bloody Sunday, Mysterious Ways, New Years Day, One, Where the Streets Have No Name, Elevation and the Achtung Baby album cut, Ultraviolet(Light My Way).
U2 is a band that knows how to connect with their fans and it showed last night. Of course it does not hurt that they’ve had enough hits that a packed house at the Rogers Centre can sing along to almost every one of them, making for a huge choir effect that literally sends a chill down your spine.
I’ve seen a lot of concerts over the years and never thought that at the age of 42 I would venture out to see the best concert of my life. For years I have included concerts by Judas Priest, Def Leppard, Page and Plant, Styx and Genesis in my Top 5 but after last night, U2 moves to the top of the list. As one friend put it to me today, “When you see U2 live, they will prove to you why they are the biggest band in the world today”. I just might have to agree with that statement.
Wednesday, September 16th, 2009
This Friday I will be MC for the Fall Fashion Show at Northgate Mall. It runs from 7-8pm. It’s a great way to check out the new trends for fall, and see outfit combinations together, so that you don’t have to guess how it should look…the various stores participating do all the work for you!
Come check it out, and be sure to say Hello!
Tuesday, September 15th, 2009
This morning we reported that North Bay City Council is looking over a proposal to ban smoking within a nine metre radius around any public entrance in the city. Main Street businesses and residences would be exempt, as well as balconies and patios at restaurants and bars.
Vicki and I went to the phones and right off the bat many listeners came down against such a by-law, with the majority saying that smokers have few enough rights as it is, without being the targer of a further witch hunt.
As usual, the two of us were at odds. Vicki thinks it is a good idea, especially as it pertains to children being subjected to second hand smoke. I was with those who think it goes too far and wonder how long it will be before we won’t even be able to smoke in our own homes.
I must say though, I was moved by a call from listen Rick Orton, a two-time cancer survivor who argued that any exposure to second hand smoke, no matter how brief or small, is too high a price to pay.
Even many who were on the fence when it comes to the new by-law agreed that when it comes to hospitals and particularly areas with high numbers of children, those rights should be protected.
This is a debate that will surely continue for some time and we will continue to poll our listeners on the topic to create a dialogue.
What do you think about the proposed by-law?
Tuesday, September 15th, 2009
It’s hard sometimes to let kids grow up…although we don’t really have much choice as parents. Time goes by, they crawl, they walk, they run, and next thing you know they are off to school and so on and so forth. I feel for parents with older children, the ones that had to send their kids off to College or University, the ones helping to plan weddings and give advice on work and home, or…even grandchildren…GULP!
We have to let them grow and make their own way, of course guiding them as best we can. No one said it would be easy. If only they would stay little forever…but then we wouldn’t get to share in all of their future achievements.
Friday, September 11th, 2009
Well game one of the new NFL season is in the books, and it took overtime but my Pittsburgh Steelers pulled it out. Unfortunately, Steelers’ defensive star Troy Polomalu was a casualty of the win as he suffered a knee injury that will keep him out for three to six weeks.
There’s no question that football is the sport I enjoy watching more than any other. There is just something about sitting down in front of the tube on a Sunday and watching game after game in which often any team can win….well unless you’re the Detroit Lions.
I hope you’ve signed up for our Fox Online Football pool for the chance to win 1,000 dollars at the end of the season courtesy of Demarco-Lucenti Insurance Brokers, and a weekly prize of dinner for two from Burger World Family Restaurant. Enjoy the season!