What I call “laughin’ and scratchin’, I’ve been doing a long time. I grew up in Chicago, and the long and winding road of radio brought me to Kalamazoo in January of ‘87. Had an awful lot of fun at one special radio station, next door, but like Tom Brady, let’s see what we can do here. Both my sons were born here. Michael lives here and is a long time Rocker listener, and David is now living the dream in Chicago, hoping to be a comedy writer. Proud to say they're my best friends, as is the love of my life, Kathy, the hottest woman alive.
New Latin-American Flavored ‘Roca’ Opens In Downtown Kalamazoo
Roca is the new restaurant, and it's upscale Latin American cuisine in downtown Kalamazoo. And if just looking at the menu means anything, foodies will be excited to try the place.
Remembering The Great Concerts On the Waterfront of Summer Celebration in Muskegon
Maybe it's because we were all younger then, and maybe it's because there aren't that many acts that a lot of people want to see, but I'm sitting here thinking I miss concerts. Summer Celebration was an annual event right on Muskegon Lake, right on the cusp Lake Michigan in downtown Muskegon. Eventually, organizers ran out of money a decade ago, (it was right after the Great Recession of 2008) so that's that.
Watching Video Of Muskegon’s Demolition And Comeback is Fun
I don't know all that much about Muskegon. I've been there three times. I drove a friend there for a job interview in an industrial area. I went with another friend to a wedding at a bowling ally, and in between took my boys to see Alice Cooper at the Summer Celebration in 2006.
It Isn’t Easy Being #3; Covid Postponement Make WMU Hockey Schedule Tougher
When things are going well, you can't wait to get up in the morning, or in the case of the #3 nationally ranked hockey team, you can't wait to get back out on the ice.
One Kalamazoo Group Has A Million Reasons To Thank Larry Bell
It would be easy to simply take the money and run, but that's not what retired Bell's Brewery founder Larry Bell did. He rightfully has earned the right to take a victory lap, but on his way out the door (figuratively) he wrote a check for a million dollars to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Kalamazoo.
Mind Blown: It’s ‘Nun’ Other Than Motown’s Supremes on TV
It's not often that a trivia buff like me has his mind blown, but a video clip this morning posted on Twitter did just that. Here are Diana Ross and the Supremes playing singing nuns on NBC's adventure series "Tarzan".
Detroit Red Wings’ Yzerman Brings Lidstrom On-Board As Vice-President
Getting the band back together again, that term has a lot of nostalgic charm to it. And if the hiring of Nicklas Lidstrom, as the Red Wings vice-president of hockey operations helps lead to a trip to the Stanley Cup Final, then this could be a stroke of genius on former teammate Steve Yzerman's part. At the moment, this is the first step in Lidstrom becoming a part of the hockey world and the Detroit Red Wings.
Bridging 15 Years Down Memory Lane Through Downtown Kalamazoo
Sometimes we're too close to see the changes. Looking at these then and now photographs of downtown Kalamazoo, from just the past 15 years or so, you realize that at the very least the scenery has changed, but also the landscape as well. And this is only 2007 or so, and not a long time ago.
I’m Conflicted About Jim Harbaugh Staying or Going Back To The NFL
As the NFL season has wrapped up, there are so many rumors flying around regarding who's is going to go coach what team where. As this is being written, there are at least five NFL job openings, but the only one that interests me is the one to the west, in Chicago.
This Michigan Musical Superstar You Might Not Know But Have Heard
This writing of this story kind of started as a trip down the proverbial rabbit hole. I saw a tweet that on this date in 1980, Michael Jackson's Rock With You hit the top of the charts, and the guy playing synthesizer was Greg Phillinganes, from Cass Tech in Detroit.