Sunday, March 9, 2008

Lee Picked Cleveland

Lee told me today that he wanted to go to Cleveland for our vacation this summer to see the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for the second time.  On our 1998 trip we were in LaGuardia Airport waiting for our flight.  In the waiting area who do we see?  Norm N Nite of WCBS-FM.  Back then he worked in NYC on Thursday and Friday night and flew back to his home in Cleveland on Saturday morning.  He chatted with us for a few minutes until we boarded.  Right now he is broadcasting on WCBS-FM from the Rock Hall featuring inductees.

We will have to decide if we want to stay at a hotel near the airport as we did in 1998 and take a commuter train into the city or if we want to stay downtown.  The latter option would be more expensive.  Alan B, a dedicated reader of this journal, recommended the Radisson Hotel.

Here are the lyrics for a song called Look Out Cleveland recorded by the Band:

Look Out, Cleveland, the storm is comin' through,
And it's runnin' right up on you.
Look out, Houston, There'll be thunder on the hill;
Bye-bye, baby, don't cha lie so still.

Was Wedn'sday evenin' when first we heard the word,
It did not come by train nor bird.
T'was when Ben Pike stepped down to say,
"This old town's gonna blow away."

Chain lightnin', frightnin' as it may seem,
Must not be mistaken for just another dream.
Justice of peace don't know his own fate,
But he'll go down in the shelter late.

(Chorus)

Hidin' your money won't do no good,
Build a big wall, you know you would if you could, yeah!
When clouds of warnin' come into view,
It'll get the ol' woman right outta her shoe.

(Chorus)

2 comments:

wapp1035 said...

Bruce, be sure to book your reservations early for the hotel and the flight.

The internet is a wonderful device so you can set up alerts when prices change to a range you desire.

I think Alan B. might be wearing one of the hotels bathrobes. Hard to say because the investigation is ongoing................

netsjetsfan said...

I like the way Lee thinks!

 
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