Obviously Macklemore and Ryan Lewis are a Big Time act. This week thousands came out to watch them film a music video at Dicks Drive in on Capitol Hill. Thats Big.
They have sold out THREE homecoming shows at the Key Arena many months in advance. Thats Really, Really Big.
But the way you know that you are Really, Really, Really Big is when you become the answer to a Jeopardy question! Check out this video.
Congrats to Macklemore , Ryan and especially Mike Wansley, one of the nicest guys I know.
Wanz has been a part of the Seattle music scene for decades and it is great to see him getting the much deserved success and a ride on the Fame Train that every entertainer dreams of !
Seattle ,once again is as the center of the Musical Universe.
I have seen many great bands and concerts over the years. From my days as a kid seeing acts like the Jackson Five to my many years of following Jerry Garcia around live music has been a huge part of my life.
On the eve on being lucky enough to get to take my daughter Emily to see Sir Paul McCartney at Safeco I starting pondering the question of who is the single greatest PERFORMER I have ever seen.
I saw Garcia play with The Dead over a hundred times and, while he is one of the most special musicians ever put on this earth, he was not a charismatic entertainer or showman.
Peter Gabriel is certianly high on my list and the first time I saw him at the Paramount after he broke away from Genesis will always rank as a very special show.
Roger Waters has possibly provided more "Oh Wow" moments than anyone. I was there for Radio KAOS where he let people call him onstage from a phone booth in the Audience.
I was there when he buzzed the Gorge with a jet airplane, when he played the entire Dark Side of The Moon and when he tore down The Wall.
David Bowie puts on a fine show and the last time thru Seattle at Key Arena was one of his best.
Bruce Springsteen is called "The Boss" for a reason and Neil Young always delivers..... BUT ....
If it comes down to the greatest SHOWMAN on Earth. A guy who can bring out the emotion of the sheer joy of being alive and celebrating this big blue ball we are all sharing simply by singing a song.
I think that guy is Sir Paul McCartney. I never got to see a Beatles concert and, from what I have heard they were not that great anyway unless you enjoy hearing people scream. BUT...I have seen Paul three times and, were I to make a list of the ten best shows I have ever attended, all three of these would be on the list.
My question to you is.....If Sir Paul McCartney is not the Greatest Showman on Earth then who is ?
Cheers and Hope To See You at the Rockshow!
Twenty years and three radio stations ago I used to spend a few minutes every Friday discussing the best prospects for fishing during the upcoming weekend.
Many people have asked over the years why I stopped doing the fishing report and the basic answer is that I wound up getting married, having a child, and spending my weekends in pursuit of things other than bass, salmon and steelhead.
Now that the wife is working and the kid is older I am once again pulling out my rods AND giving a crack at firing up the Friday Morning Fishing Report.
Since I am by no means an expert angler I have recruited a friend to help me who is.
Bill Herzog is one of the most di-hard fisherman in the country and wrote the book, in fact several of them, on fishing the rivers, lakes and saltwater of the Northwest.
Bill is also a great radio guy and the co-host of Northwest Wild Country the top rated outdoors show you can hear every Saturday morning from 6 to 8 am on our big brother station Sportsradio 950 KJR AM.
Listen in the 7:00 hour to the Bob Rivers Show for the Friday Morning Fishing report and please let us know if you like what you hear because we have to sell Bob on making this a weekly thing. After all its not the Joe and Bill Show. :-)
Also, check out the nice trophy sized Kokanee Bill and I hooked into on Lake Chelan last week. These babies were fat, sassy and tasty !
That fishery is winding down but Bill has just pulled in from Sekiu where the action is heating up and he will tell you how to get the big Kings hitting tomorrow morning.
Also make sure you check out Northwest Wild Country hosted by Joel Shangle on Sportradio950 KJR FM and Comcast television. For all the details on what Joel, Bill and the crew have coming up hit up www.nwwildcountry.com.
Fish On! Joe