# CDXXXIII…For One of My Many Supporters…

As this date hasn’t been covered, October 28th serves as a good jump-on point for me, as it is the birthdate of one of my book’s owners…a woman that I had the pleasure of meeting through social media (Hi, Beth!) and she was also friends with my late brother, Fred, as well.  Mentioning her birthday also allows me to give you all yet another snippet from the book…and she knows that this is truly an honor to me and hope she enjoys it and many happy more!

Also of note, in the book, this entry starts with the following words…

LOGUE DATE:  October 28…Although I could create a world of controversy regarding one of the names on today’s list (you’ll know it when you see it), I choose to steer clear of it in print…

# clxiv…My Own Karaoke Favorite…

Today, October 28th, is the birthday of country music legend Charlie Daniels (1936), whose multi-platinum hit, “The Devil Went Down to Georgia”, remains my all-time favorite song on the rare occasion that I go out and perform at my local karaoke bar.  His career started before I was even thought of (1950s-Present, according to Wikipedia) and his multi-instrumental talents (fiddle, guitar and bass), as well as being an accomplished vocalist are more than enough to put his name here.

Since there are a lot of names on the list, I hereby present them to you; late “Barney Miller” co-star Jack Soo (1917-1979), late baseball commissioner Bowie Kuhn (1926-2007), veteran actor Dennis Franz (1944), actress/singer Thelma Hopkins (1948), former Olympic athlete Bruce Jenner (1949), actress Annie Potts (1952) and computer mogul Bill Gates was born in 1955.

Actress Daphne Zuniga (1962), “The Lost Boys” actress Jami Gertz (1965), former talk show sidekick/comedian Andy Richter (1966), voluptuous actress Julia Roberts (1967), former Denver Broncos’ running back Terrell Davis (1972), country star Brad Paisley (1972), wrestling star Montel Vontavius Porter (1973), “American Idol” runner-up Justin Guarini (1978) and TNA ring announcer Christy Hemme (1980) finish today’s lengthy list.

Thank you all again for coming…many happy more to those celebrating…

/,,,/ ROCK ON DUDEZ \,,,\

# CDXXXII…More Concert Memories…and an Odd Prediction?…

It has come to my attention that today, October 22nd, happens to be the birthday of an old friend of mine that evokes my memory of the night that he and I met up with each other at the Sonata Arctica, Delain and Xandria show in September of 2014.  I had met the band (as evident on my profile on Twitter) but had to leave the venue due to time constraints…an unfortunate event because I enjoy their music but, que sera sera.

Anyways, I noticed from looking at my book today, that this year’s baseball playoffs have provided me with fodder for this post…as the entry in the book was written last year, if memory serves…and I will let you be the judges…

# clx…”Back to the” Birthday…

For today’s birthday twins, October 22nd is also the date that veteran comedian/actor Christopher Lloyd (1938) celebrates his arrival on this planet.  For the people who have trouble recognizing this iconic name, he (of course) played ‘Doc Brown’ in the very funny and popular “Back To The Future” movies that have been in the news recently, due to the fact that “October 21, 2015” (which just passed in real-time) was involved in the second and third movies.

He has a resume that has been padding itself since 1972, with roles in such classic fare as the old TV sitcom “Taxi” and movies like “The Addams Family” and “Who Framed Roger Rabbit”.  He’s also had roles in “Star Trek III: The Search for Spock”, “Angels in the Outfield” and the Mel Brooks’ classic “To Be or Not To Be”…not too shabby for an award-winning 40 plus year career.

Also celebrating today are/were; late Three Stooges co-star Curly Howard (1903-1952), late psychologist Timothy Leary (1920-1996), veteran actor Tony Roberts (1939), late Mouseketeer Annette Funicello (1942-2013), former Mountain vocalist/guitarist Leslie West (1945), Indian author/public speaker Deepak Chopra (1946) and veteran actor Jeff Goldblum was born in 1952.

Figure skating champion Brian Boitano (1963), Jamaican rapper Shaggy (1968), actor/director Spike Jonze (1969), former wrestling star D’Lo Brown (1972), baseball stars Ichiro Suzuki (1973) and Robinson Cano (1982), Hanson drummer Zac Hanson (1985) and former child actor Jonathan Lipnicki was born in 1990.

Until we get fully-functioning hoverboards and self-drying jackets…and the Cubs win the World Series…

/,,,/ ROCK ON DUDEZ \,,,\

 

# CDXXXI…Post-Vacation Logue 2016…

Having just returned from five wonderful days in my hometown (Jersey City, NJ), I figured that I would just say a few words describing just how wonderfully awesome this trip was to me.  The fact that I hadn’t had a full week’s vacation since November of 2015, combined with the need to see the city that raised me and to deal with “family” matters, provides me with ample tales to relate to you, my fans.

Firstly, a huge and heartfelt thanks is in order to my ex-wife, as without her continued hospitality, I would not have spent nearly enough time in the city…she was and always will be the light that brings me out of the darkness, and to my youngest child, as it was much needed quality time with her that prompted the trip in the first place.  In keeping with the “city”, I must inform you all that this trip was beneficial, as I completed the task that I meant to accomplish; more marketing for the book (still on sale on Amazon Kindle)!

However, in the four or five years since I made extended contact with my home, so much has changed that, although a lot of cosmetic changes are occurring, it even prompted me to step back in awe (and, in some cases, disgust; mostly regarding the addition of new buildings, especially the Journal Square office building that can now be seen from my old neighborhood!)  But, it had felt like I was home again…the first five days spent with my soulmate and my youngest made me feel alive in my spirit; I hope this euphoria never ends.

Whether it was karaoke attempts at the house or watching current movie releases (“Deadpool” was awesome!), the allotment of the time with them was very special to me.  The fact that I was in Jersey, promoting my book personally with old co-workers and storefronts that used to be visited daily only added to my feelings of the universe’s feelings towards me…meaning that, I think (for once), things are finally looking up for me.

All in all, it was one that I will not soon forget…and for that, I thank you all for allowing me to write, as I should and do always, from the heart…Until next time, as always…

/,,,/ ROCK ON DUDEZ \,,,\