1856-1939 – The Creator and Founder of Psychoanalysis – He was afraid of trains and hated music. But he loved cigars and smoked twenty or more a day. Once when angry with his parents, he walked into their room and urinated on the floor. He spent his 24th birthday in jail for being AWOL from his Austrian Army unit.
The reason I know this is that my grandfather was a great story-teller and always enjoyed a nice la flor dominicana cigar every now and then. This is a story that I had heard on numerous occasions while he was still alive. What I would give to hear him tell that story again.
Tomorrow is the 20th year anniversary of his passing and he is heavy on my mind these past couple of days. I think that I will buy myself a nice la flor dominicana cigar tomorrow in his memory.
The radio show that I used to produce is still on the air. Legally Speaking is broadcast live every Saturday night on WLAC 1510 AM, from 7:00 pm until 10:00 pm.
The attorney who I worked with the most and became good friends with was the anchor and show host, but he left the show a few years ago and I left shortly right after. I still like the other guys, but the show is just not the same without the anchor.
They changed the format slightly – each of the lawyers on the show plays an instrument and sings old country songs as the show cuts to commercial or comes back from station breaks. They aren’t exactly great musicians, but I think it helps make these guys seem a little more human and approachable to listen to them sings and play guitar for a few minutes every hour. As I said they aren’t exactly great musicians but thank the good lord that they have enough talent not to chase away their listeners. They really took a chance with that path.
Even though I don’t work with them any more, I try to listen to the show if I’m home on a Saturday night and think to tune in the radio to their show. I always learn something new about the law and the legal system and it’s good to hear familiar voices, too.
It is hard to believe that the month of March is quickly approaching us. March is a busy month, besides the beginning of spring and all that goes along with that. If the groundhog was right we are to expect an early spring which I don’t know of anyone that isn’t happy to hear that.
The month of March brings a ton of birthdays to friends and family. I always know that I will be broke in the month March because of all the birthdays. And I’m still trying to recover from Christmas just a few months ago. Right now I am looking at various electric guitars for sale online to give to my nephew on Easter which is in March this year, along with Daylight Savings Time, Saint Patrick’s Day and if I remember correctly Palm Sunday.
I will be seeing my nephew at the family Easter dinner and since I didn’t get to hook up with him over the Christmas holiday season I figured I’d make it up to him on Easter. He is a good kid, the oldest and the one that seems like he just might make a contribution in this world some day. Guess he is really my favorite. I was there when he was born and baby sat him up until they up and moved away to Colorado a few years ago. It will be good to see them all again. I will pull him aside of course and present him with it in private, so as not to draw a lot of attention from all the others that will be there that day.
It makes me feel so much better knowing that the AKG studio headphones at musicians friend were a big hit with my Uncle Bernie, per the email that my Aunt sent me today. Not only is he happy but she is thrilled with them and as much as he is in using them. Since Uncle Bernie has been fully retired (I think that happened last summer) they have been getting on each others nerves, which sounds pretty A Typical with a lot of people who find themselves retired and spending more time at home.
Not only does Uncle Ben get to listen to any type of music he wants to without interfering with the radio in the dinning room that my Aunt has been turning on each morning and turning off each evening. It is always on the same country music radio station and it is well-known throughout the family that it is a huge no-no to even thinking about getting close to – much less touch, and god forbid attempt to change the channel. Poor Uncle Ben has had about enough of that same old, same old radio channel on the radio that is strategically placed so that my Aunt can hear from any room on the main level of the house.
These headphones have made a big difference in their daily lives, which I am so glad to hear about. I got them at a great price online and have been well worth every penny spent.
Coming from such a large family with so much musical talent and history you would think that I would know more about all of the cool equipment that is available and being used today by a wide variety of people. So not only did I not get any of this “musical talent” that runs so abundantly all around and over my tangled (and some-what diseased) Family Tree, but since I have no practical use for any musical products, I am not in that particular loop that knows and cares about what is available on the market today.
The Internet is a great tool to help learn about such things, which is what I did to find out about some of the musical gifts that I was trying to find and price for just this last Christmas. Man I was in total awe at all of the equipment while I was checking out allen and heath at guitar center. I hate to admit but I honestly had no clue as to what a lot of that stuff was for so it was a quick learning moment, almost a sink or swim type of thing, with the clock ticking and Christmas day approaching quicker and quicker. So I’m grateful for the information that was provided on the various music websites that I spent so much time at just a few short months ago now. As far as I know everyone that I bought presents for have been happy. I did seem to buy a lot of music related gifts this past holiday season for some reason.