Here we are on the cusp of 2014 and as the time approaches, I think it is important to reflect on what has and hasn't happened in the past 12 months.
The year started off with a little bit of a flutter. Nothing too big to speak of. Same radio station and same radio show. Kids growing up and the 1st birthday party for my son Reid. He really has grown into a great young toddler that is full of wonder and amazement. It always surprises me how fast they get old. I love when they are in that uncondotional period of time. It seems like you can never do any wrong. But around every turn you feel as if you are failing or not living up to their expectations. You are, I should have learned that during my first child. But this has been a bright spot on a rather "meh" year.
Now this year was the year that my life changed and took another great turn in the chapter of life. I found out that I had Diabetes. It was definitely a huge blow to my psyche and life. I really thought things were going down for the last time. I felt the world had been taken away from me when I was already in a vunerable position, but I was wrong. It was a the beginning of learning my boundaries as I get older. The need to watch my intake and make sure that my life is on the right health track. It has been a trying year in regards to this, but I have been troopering through it and making the best of my new situation.
But come middle of the year things did get better when Producer Bobby came in to start working with The Q. Bobby a long time producer for the famed Steve and DC morning show nationally was looking for an opportunity to get back into radio. Without hesitation I took Bobby up on his offer and it was a game changer in regards to bring the show into another light. We increased our fanbase and footprint nationally with the help that Bobby brought to the table. It was also a big year for the show with our first invovlement with the Wizard World Comic Convention in STL and new exciting guests like TNA wrestler Austin Aries and controversial guests like Tuffy Gessling (the obama mask wearing rodeo clown).
Also 2013 saw us pass up 150 shows. I never thought in 2010 when I started the show that I would ever get this far with it. After the 100th show was kind of scarred by the Sandy Hook tragedy, the 150th episode came off without a hitch and included pro-wrestlers Bolt Brady and Jordynne Grace. Both quality individuals in their own right and two people others should watch out for in reagrds to their wrestling careers.
Finally, I want to positively look forward to 2014. I want to continue to build and brand the Q as a force to be reckoned with in the next year on the political landscape. We are heading into the election year for Capitol Hill and all the Senators and Congressmen. We also have the beginning of ObamaCare as it stands at full implementation. This is going to be a year with many items and topics to discuss both good and bad. All I ask is that in 2014 we all take a less jaded and more informed approach to our decisions. Think more about how we will react to others and not throw opinion around as if it is gospel. 2014 is going to be a great year to be in. Even if it besets us with some serious tragedy, through that we will become stronger and more versed in who we are as a people. I want all of you to have a Happy New Year and be positive like me. God knows it is difficult for me to look at anything positively now days.
Its time to go uncensored with the guys. Matt, Andy and Mark discuss some more questions from the listeners. First the guys tackle some of their favorite horror movies and discuss the new movie "The Conjuring" has just been released. Mark talk about musician/movie director Rob Zombie and his "penchant" for making great horror flicks off the cuff.
Then they tackle a letter from a girl that involves her open relationship and all the craziness that goes along with it. Plus there are some attachment issues with one young soul and the guys bust through how to handle those relationships. Andy then goes on a tear explaining what a guy needs to do to make a lady happy FOREVER.
A must listen episode...
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On this OverTime Mark, Jeremy and Travis Cook continue their discussion from the Debate. Worth every second of your time to listen! Trust us!
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Here is the video of TRAVIS COOK's acceptance of Jeremy Bailey's challenge to discuss current event topics. This is very entertaining.
Well its Overtime and Mark and Justin continue on the talk with Jeremy and Chris regarding a question from a listener that turns into a music discussion of EPIC proportions. But all that comes second to the Finale of the IO9 March TV Madness tournament that the guys have been doing over the past few OVERTIME shows. It's recommended to go back and listen to the last few Overtimes to figure out how we got to where we ended on this show.
Definitely a OVERTIME that needs to be heard, especially if you like music and discussing its finer points.
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Overtime show for Episode 110... here we discuss some Video Game bad guys that were honestly scary, we talk a little more Pro-Wrestling and Justin decides to discuss some VEGAN aspects of life with all of us....GREAT!
SO this past week I was invited to guest on the Turn the Radio Off show out of Detroit, Mich. Mike and Kyle have been on my show in the past and I though it was worth it to return the favor. So take a listen and let me know what you think through the contact page!
We talk about me talking people down from wacking it on Chat Roullette, whose music careers I have ruined through my day business and Why there is a need to Tap Detroit!