[Update, Tuesday: Geoff writes: Thanks everyone for your thoughts and words and sentiments. It is very strange and sad to leave the paper after 21 years but it is completely my choice. I’m going to gamble and bet on myself and what I’ve learned over these past few years with the Hero Complex success. As a friend of mine in Metropolis says, you can’t fly until you take a leap…]
i do not like the White Sox.
which is ironic because i have like 18,000 white socks.
but in 1979 the White Sox did something beautiful
they let a 24-year-old shock talk host from a rock & roll radio station
invite the city of chicago to come to a double header for 98 cents
if they brought in a disco album which they would blow up in between games.
back then people had taste and the White Sox couldn’t draw a crowd
despite having the always innovative Bill Veeck running the place
despite having Harry Caray and Jimmy Piersal calling the games
despite having Nancy Foust tickle the ivories on the organ
despite having hard alcohol served generously all through the stadium
and despite the wackiest uniforms – ever.
they looked like black and white pajamas for colorblind clowns.
but Steve Dahl, the predecessor of Howard Stern, and Disco Demolition
packed the place, and people had to sneak in to get in.
and once they got in and once they blew up those records
whats amazing about this video is how little security baseball teams had
back in the innocent pre-1980s days.
and just like Sox fans, of course they stole home plate.
“[The doctor] lowered the boom. He took me out. I was devastated… [Sirius executive] Tim [Sabean] called me right after I left his office. I was a mess… America’s Got Talet was coming on… I wanted you [Howard] to enjoy the show… He went along this line of what they might have to do in order to remove this… I saw it… It’s as big as a grapefruit… Some of the outcomes are not that good… It’s not a death thing… but those outcomes aren’t acceptable to me… I don’t want to talk about it.”
Yesterday Howard asked Robin why she wasn’t available when he called her Monday after the show.
Robin, 59, said, “You must have called the phone that was left in Pittsburgh. I was busy all day with testing.”
In the middle of Monday’s show Robin told Howard and the listeners that she was wearing a “pee bag” to which Howard said, “Boy we are geting old.”
Robin said, “I’m wearing a catheter. So when you see me, I’m peeing. It just constantly goes.”
Quivers has been a vegan for a number of years which includes a liquid diet that has been joked about on the show involving “green drinks”. shes also been known to travel around the world on spiritual journeys.
when robin isn’t in the studio the show loses its balance and turns into a frat house, howard has admitted.
she is the secret weapon to America’s most popular radio show of all time.