I’m fifty-six years old. I’m just sitting back and watching the shit show that is 2020. I actually feel that I am very blessed to be in the position that I am currently in during this tumultuous time. It’s because I really don’t give a shit what people think about me anymore. It’s a wonderful feeling to be in this position. Please don’t think for one moment that I have stopped caring. That is far from the truth. I am at a point in my life where I have looked “behind the curtain” an am confident I figured out what is important in life.
I wasted a lot of time in my career focusing on what others thought of me. I compromised my beliefs in order to be that “team player.” If I truly had confidence in myself I would have followed my instincts. Don’t get me wrong; telling people what they want to hear has it’s benefits. You climb the corporate ladder quickly and are rewarded financially but you have sacrificed your integrity and you will never be happy.
Eventually the sacrifice of your integrity becomes too much to handle. You enjoy the two hundred dollar Friday night dinners and the one-hundred and fifty dollar jeans you purchase impulsively but something is missing in your life that cannot be filled financially. You don’t feel complete. You feel like a cartoon character that is on stage in the theatrics of life. I enjoyed my time in the world of radio when it was relevant but I was really playing a character. I wasn’t totally open and honest with myself so how could I expect to be open and honest with others? I had great parents. They raised me well. I needed to reexamine the basics. What did they stress that I missed out on?
It didn’t take me long to figure it out. It was “honesty.” I am not alone in this mistake. A lot of us make it in our journey in life. Being honest is not easy. People will not like what you have to say. People like to be assured. They do not like to be challenged. Do NOT make the mistake that I made. Get used to being honest from the beginning and not telling people what they want to hear. It will not be easy but you will eventually build respect and integrity. Funny thing about always telling the truth is you never have to think back to try and remember what ya said. Thank you for your time and for sharing with others. 🦾🦾🦾
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I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again. I LOVE this country. I HATE our government. It’s too big and it’s filled with filth and corruption. I’m concentrating on the launch of my new solo podcast in 2020 so I can address the nonsense I am subjected to on a daily basis. I’m a very simple person. I pay my taxes. I own my home. I have returned to my hometown in order to die where it started. To be near family. To rediscover what I ran from. I don’t want to be bothered. Bothering me comes with reaction. That’s where I think we all are similar. That’s why I think we are more like Donald Trump than some may want to admit.
I’m very protective of what I own and love. I am thankful every morning for what I have and those that love me. You try and take what I have or hurt the ones I love my response will be swift and deadly. That’s not a threat. That is called “cause and effect.” If you do “A” then “B” will happen. If you do not wish for “B” to happen then you probably should not do “A.” Hopefully everyone is still on board and not looking around like a St. Bernard watching a card trick. I am assuming that sensible people will be on board with this behavior and way of thinking.
Let’s apply this way of thinking to the current situation in the Middle East. Iranian backed militia attack our embassy in Iraq. The embassy contains “family.” Family is being attacked. Trump is Dad of the big American family. Trump is pissed. He should be. On New Years Eve Trump looked into a camera at Mar-A-Lago in West Palm Beach. It was 4:19PM my friends….I know…I felt a chill…I saw the look in his eyes. He said “Iran…..I’m coming for you.” Seventy-Two hours later Qasseem Soleimani, top Iranian General, looks like some chipped beef that was left in the oven too long. The message is clear to the rest of the world: Do NOT fuck with my family!!! How can you claim to have unconditional love for your family if you wouldn’t react in a similar way?
I think we have a reason for serious concern. All the cards and prognostications are lining up. Like life there is no guarantee. I just know that THIS time……we will not turn around and run away!!!!. Thanks for reading!
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I’ve been lackadaisical in my blog. For that matter I have been lackadaisical in my life for the past four months. I have become obsessed with what direction I wish to take next in life. Just over four years ago I told management at my last station that people don’t want eight songs an hour…they want content…GREAT content. We agreed to disagree and went our separate ways. Guess what? The show in there now isn’t playing any music. It wasn’t a surprise to me because I knew I was right then but now I’m truly at a crossroads.
I don’t own a radio. I only listen to content so that forces me to listen to podcasts at my leisure. Same thing is happening to TV. I have had numerous offers to return to radio but they want me to run these “features” like “Three things ya need to know”. “College of Knowledge”, “Skirt with the Dirt”, etc. I have no desire to waste the listener’s time with such predictable content. I also don’t find someone making an ice cream sundae in their pants on a street corner to be very compelling either.
Okay jackass. You just spent two paragraphs ranting about the problem what is the solution. Simple….I want to make people react. I’m an open book. I’ve made many mistakes and bad choices in life but those pitfalls taught me so much. I have been diagnosed with OCD, social anxiety disorder and general anxiety disorder. I don’t say that to gain your sympathy I just lay it out there so anyone else struggling with it knows they are not alone.
I truly believe that we are living in times that are quite frightening. The dumb asses out there that are following Kim K and Kanye need to pay attention to events/stories that really affect our lives. I don’t want to discuss politics all the time. I know a little about a lot. I wanna make you laugh, cry, agree, disagree, love me, hate me, love to hate me but above and beyond I want to learn from you. That was an answer I gave a General Manager in a large market about 6 months ago when he asked me “What type of show do ya do?” He looked at me like I just spoke a foreign language.
I have a decision to make very soon. Hold out for a radio gig that will let me loose and employ my strengths or enter the podcast world where there are no rules or parameters. On paper it looks like a no-brainer but I hate to walk away from something I love even it appears to be unfixable.