Saturday, December 16, 2017

Politically Incorrect Oldies on Bob Radil's 60s 70s Show

Listener Steven Green suggested to Bob Radil that his 4th-hour theme be devoted to politically incorrect songs.  Certainly, those songs would not be released today.  Below is a list of the songs that were played during that hour.  My favorite has to be The Ten Commandments by Prince Buster.  Back in 1967 Murray the K played it regularly on WOR-FM.  I always liked its "Blue Beat."

9:02:51 PM Song - Speedy Gonzales - Pat Boone
9:05:17 PM Jingle - 60s70sRewound-1963
9:05:27 PM Song - If You Wanna Be Happy - Jimmy Soul
9:09:49 PM Song - Game Of Love - Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders[gay version]
9:11:52 PM Jingle - SCP-Can't Touch
9:12:01 PM Jingle - 1962 shout
9:12:01 PM Song - Ahab, The Arab - Ray Stevens
9:14:46 PM Jingle - You Found The Rewound Sound
9:14:52 PM Jingle - 1967 shout
9:14:52 PM Song - Ten Commandments - Prince Buster
9:20:34 PM Song - Indian Giver - 1910 Fruitgum Company
9:23:13 PM Jingle - Big Band Rewound
9:23:18 PM Song - Ten Little Indians - The Beach Boys
9:24:40 PM Jingle - Train wreck(2)~4
9:24:45 PM Jingle - 1973 shout
9:24:45 PM Song - Living For The City - Stevie Wonder[LP]
9:33:24 PM Song - Good Girls Don't - The Knack[LP lyrics]
9:36:29 PM Song - Sit Down, I Think I Love You - The Mojo Men
9:38:43 PM Jingle - RewoundRadio-1970
9:38:50 PM Song - For The Love Of Him - Bobbi Martin
9:41:24 PM Jingle - Rewound Radio -2
9:41:27 PM Jingle - 1973 shout
9:41:27 PM Song - Ain't No Woman (Like The One I Got) - Four Tops
9:44:29 PM Jingle - All American Your Favorite Station
9:44:36 PM Jingle - 1965 shout
9:44:36 PM Song - Run For Your Life - Beatles (LP - Anthology Outtakes Vol. 2)
9:49:48 PM Song - When I Kissed The Teacher - Abba (LP - Arrival)
9:52:45 PM Jingle - SCP-Worst Nightmare
9:52:55 PM Song - The Astronaut - Part 1
10:01:27 PM Song - Wives And Lovers - Jack Jones

Thursday, December 14, 2017

The Check Engine Light Came on Today

I have a 2000 Chevy Cavalier which I bought new back then.  Over 17 years I have put only 65,600 miles on it since I take public transportation to work.  Most of my driving in recent years has been short trips near home.  Today as I was driving Lee home from a doctor's appointment the Check Engine Light came on.

I learned from experience not to panic when this happens.  "Research" using Google led me to some websites saying that it just could be a loose gas cap or a defective oxygen sensor.  I know that service stations can easily find the problem.  Hopefully, the solution will be inexpensive.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Happy Retirement - Reg Tomkins

I have known Reg Tomkins, Professor of Chemical Engineering at NJIT since I started in Fall 1972.  Today his department held a retirement party for him in Tiernan Hall.  He has been a great friend for all these years.  We used to have lunch in the NJIT pub with several other faculty members in the Pub in the basement of the old Hazell Center.  He actually heard Brian Matthew play one of my requests on Sounds of the 60s.

Best wishes to him on his retirement.

Monday, December 11, 2017

What are These "Lone Wolves" Trying To Prove?

As the #7 train I was on this morning approached Grand Central Station at about 7:30 the conductor announced that the train will skip the Times Square Station since there was police activity there.  I decided to get off the train at 5th Avenue and take the B, D, or F train one station to 6th Avenue and 34th Street and walk over to Penn Station.  I was able to accomplish that with a minimal delay.

I didn't realize what happened until a little later when an announcement popped up on my cell phone stating that there was a bombing near the Port Authority Bus Terminal.  I found out that there was a terrorist with a pipe bomb in the corridor connecting the Times Square Subway station with 8th Avenue and 42nd Street.  Fortunately only the terrorist suffered significant injuries.

It seems that most of these terrorist attacks recently were done by "lone wolves" who claim loyalty to ISIS.  Why must innocent people suffer?  What are these creeps trying to prove?  You just can't have a police officer guarding every square inch of the city.

On the way home there was much more police stationed at Newark Penn Station, New York Penn Station, and the Flushing subway station.  They are guarding against a "me too" attack.  But, how long can they stay there?

What is this world coming to?

Saturday, December 9, 2017

I needed a Day's Rest to Recover From My Retirement Party

I am not used to being the "center of attraction", thus my retirement party was a little stressful.  I think I had more photos taken of me there than I had at my bar mitzvah and wedding combined.  Back then a professional photographer took all the pictures, but now everyone has a cell phone with a camera. I didn't have time to eat.

I have a number of vacation days that I have to take before I leave, so I took yesterday off to recover. 
I certainly thank my colleagues for organizing this event.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

I Survived My Retirement Party with Flying Colors

Yours Truly with President Joel Bloom of NJIT

I didn't realize how popular I was at NJIT until today as about 40 people came to my retirement party.  I was pleasantly surprised that President Joel Bloom stopped by as seen above.
Your truly with Provost Fadi Deek
I knew in advance that Provost Fadi Deek would also come.  The Provost is the highest academic office in a university.  The library reports to him.

In addition to the librarians, there were representatives from the departments of chemistry, chemical engineering, physics, civil engineering, humanities and the university administration.  There was a computer in the room with access to a speaker so I put on Don Tandler's Pop Gold Radio as background music.  I was guessing that there were people there who are not Bob Dylan fans.

Blake Haggerty is a big Dylan Fan
Eric Katz is another big Mets Fan
Roz Yates is a big Fan of Mine
Selenay Aytac has been my research collaborator for 3 years

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Just Love That Cousin Brucie Theme

I hear this every Wednesday and Saturday night.  May Cousin Brucie stay on the air forever.
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