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Posted by Glynn Shannon on December 31, 2010

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“Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors,

and let each new year find you a better man.”

Benjamin Franklin

May 2011 be the Best Year of Your Life!   (Until 2012) 😉

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Posted by Iris Harrison on December 30, 2010

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Just another totally awesome facebook post from a random KGON friend. This is why I don’t have a facebook page and just one of the reasons that I am a complete and total voyeur behind the mask of the KGON facebook page.

Seems someone changed his relationship status to “in a relationship” and not everyone’s super happy about it, hence the following defensive post from a protective  friend of the new relationship dude:

“Just cause he is in a relationship now doesn’t mean he cheated on you! And who doesn’t lie? Everyone does! And if you are texting him telling him your never gonna talk to him again, then why are you commenting on his stuff and still texting him? Maybe he figured out that his old friend is the person he wants to be with, probably because they’re always there for him and understand him! That doesn’t mean he cheated, He went through a rough time and instead of yelling at him they were comforting him!”

I love it. Good grammar, too! Reminds me a little bit of when a certain someone I know changed, or tried to change that is, his relationship status and accidently put “widowed.” Yeah, oops. Seems Amy enjoyed a brief engagement, then died. Imagine the fun explaining that one! Good thing my daughter had previously been “de-friended” so as not to learn via facebook that not only was mommy un-engaged, but that she was also dead.

I do love me some social media! Mark my words, folks, facebook will be the downfall of human civilization and facebook will be the utmost contributor to the demise of the human race. That and global warming. And possibly Sarah Palin.

Happy New Year! And please friend KGON on facebook now:

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Posted by Iris Harrison on December 29, 2010

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I was hoping that after the Eagles world tour that Joe Walsh would get the James Gang back together and do a tour of the US this summer…but this could be even better news.  Joe Walsh has been reportedly working with producer Jeff Lynne on a new album.  Walsh has not released a solo album since 1992’s “Songs for a Dying Planet” and says that he’s targeting April or May of  2011 as a release date. 

Since he got totally sober in 1994, The Eagles touring and album releases have kept him busy.  He put the James Gang together a couple of summers ago and played Sturgis, which left me with hope that we could see them here in the Northwest, but the tour got as close as California and then ended.

Looks like The Eagles will be touring around the world next year again.  Dates are scheduled in Tokyo, Japan, Germany, Austria and other places.  Maybe when they are either taking a break, or have finished the tour, Joe may do some solo dates and that would be great.  This is just wishful thinking, but hey, it could happen!

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Mekhi Phifer
1974 Actor (8 Mile; T-V’s E-R) (Age: 36)
Jude Law
1972 The actor (Sherlock Holmes, Cold Mountain, Alfie, Closer, Road to Perdition) has also been famous for the romantic complications in his personal life. (Age: 38)
Paula Poundstone
1959 Comedian (Age: 51)
Neil Giraldo
1955 Pat Benatar‘s guitarist and husband (Age: 55)
Ted Danson
1947 He came to fame as bar owner “Sam Malone” in Cheers, but the California native has been in many things since, most recently the cable series Bored to Death. (Age: 63)
Cozy Powell (Colin Flooks)
1947 –
The ex-Black Sabbath, Emerson, Lake & PowellWhitesnake, Michael Schenker Group, Rainbow and Jeff Beck Group drummer died in an April 5th, 1998 car accident near Bristol, England. He was 50. 
Laffit Pincay Junior
1946 Horse racing’s all-time leading jockey (Age: 64)
Marianne Faithfull
1946 She recorded the first hit version of “As Tears Go By” (written for her by her then-lover Mick Jagger and Keith Richards) in 1965. The following year, The Rolling Stones took it to the Top 5. (Age: 64)
Rick Danko
1942 –
The Band singer-bassist-violinist-guitarist died of natural causes December 10th, 1999 at 56.
Ray Thomas
1941 Ex-Moody Blues saxophonist-flutist (Age: 69)
Jon Voight
1938 Angelina Jolie‘s dad has one Best Actor Oscar, for Coming Home, and three other Academy Award nominations, Best Actor for Midnight Cowboy and Runaway Train and Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of Howard Cosell in Ali. (Age: 72)
Mary Tyler Moore
1937 Actress (T-V’s The Mary Tyler Moore Show and The Dick Van Dyke Show; she received a Best Actress Oscar nomination for her work in the movie Ordinary People)  (Age: 73)
Thomas Bradley
1918 –
Onetime Los Angeles mayor
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It’s that time of year again — time when we make those New Year’s resolutions and vow that THIS is the year that we are going to keep them! But the fact is that very few of us keep our resolutions. In fact, studies show that a whopping 85% of people don’t keep their resolutions for very long.

Want to beat the odds this year? First off you’ll have a higher success rate if you pick just one resolution. And second, you need to start over again if you cheat. Too many people just throw in the towel once they slip.


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Posted by Iris Harrison on December 28, 2010

My doctor rocks.  Seriously.  He plays guitar.   His name is Will Winter, and I’ve written about him before, and the rest of the group of six gynecologic cancer surgeons who formed a rock band to raise funds and awareness.  The name of the band is N.E.D.- No Evidence of Disease. A wonderful thing for a patient to hear after surgery, or chemo, or radiation. It’s like hearing you won the life lottery.

N.E.D. have been busy. Not only saving lives, but writing songs, and getting ready to do a whole new CD.  This is quite a feat since they live all over the country.   This brings “conference call” to a whole new level!  They are also planning a show here in Portland at the Aladdin Theater on Sunday, January 16th, which is the day before the Martin Luther King holiday.  Tickets are on sale now for only $20, and if you wait until the day of the show they are $22.50.  Click here to connect to the Aladdin site.

They will be filming the show here in Portland as well, so look good, cheer loud and long, and rock hard…which we in Portland know how to do ever so well!  Also, I have a personal reason for this band to do well.  The fact that my cancer was diagnosed so early led to the fact that I’m still here.  Their mission is my mission. 

Rock on!

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Seth Meyers
1973 Saturday Night Live cast member (Age: 37)
Denzel Washington
1954 He’s won Oscars for Best Actor (for Training Day) and Best Supporting Actor (for Glory). He’s also received Oscar nominations for his work in Cry Freedom, Malcolm X and Hurricane. He’s also directed Antwone Fisher and The Great Debators. (Age: 56)
Alex Chilton
1950 – 2010 His was the gravelly voice of The Box Tops, who hit number-one in the fall of ’67 with their first single, “The Letter.” They followed that with “Cry Like a Baby” and “Soul Deep.” After the group broke up in 1970, the Memphis native founded Big Star and then went solo. Starting in the mid-1990s, he played occasional live shows with revamped versions of both The Box Tops and Big Star. He died of a heart attack March 17th, 2010 at 59.
Edgar Winter
1946 Edgar Winter’s White Trash keyboardist/saxophone player/drummer. The Texas-born rocker’s self-named group hit number-one in 1973 with “Frankenstein.” An intricate edit from a lengthy jam, Winter titled the track for the sliced-and-diced state of the tape. (Age: 64)
Maggie Smith
1934 She won a Best Actress Oscar for The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie in 1969 and been nominated for five other Oscars, for Othello, Travels With My Aunt, California Suite, A Room With a View and Gosford Park. She’s also played “Minerva McGonagall” in all the “Harry Potter” movies. (Age: 76)
Nichelle Nichols
1933 Actress (Star Trek‘s “Uhura”) (Age: 77)
Stan Lee
1922 Marvel comics founder-artist (Age: 88)
Cliff Arquette
1907 – 1974 His country bumpkin alter ego “Charley Weaver” was a regular on T-V’s Hollywood Squares in the ’60s and ’70s. His son Lewis followed him into show biz, as did his grandchildren, Patricia, Rosanna and David. He was 66 when he died after a series of strokes on September 23rd, 1974.
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New Year’s Day this year is a Saturday, which means we have two days to recover from the hangover to end all hangovers. But you won’t need those two days to recover if you can avoid the dreaded hangover altogether.

Yes, you can still get your drink on. Just take the necessary steps to avoid a vicious migraine and a nasty stomach …

  • First of all, choose your drink and stick with it for the whole night. Don’t sample a bunch of different beverages. And try to down some water every so often so that you don’t get dehydrated. That will reduce the chances of having a headache.
  • Next, do not drink on an empty stomach. Eat before you drink and eat during the course of the night.
  • Consider this — drinks that are served warm or carbonated get you drunk faster, so pace yourself.
  • Also, although there is no medical proof for these being effective hangover cures, some swear that drinking pickle juice or eating eggs and mushrooms does the trick.
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Posted by KGON'sider on December 27, 2010

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Text Message from Amy to T today:
I’m a gross fat pig. Got new running shoes for xmas. Might need to actually use them for running. Like, real running, not running to fridge for another beer.

Text Message sent to Alec on 12/25:
Merry christmas hot stuff!! Tell your mom and dad hi and i love them and to start effing texting so i can text them merry xmas!!

Response from Alec:
Merry Christmas to you too Amy…yeah, they’re old fashioned and will probably never text, but we can always hope.

Amy to self:
Oh, they will. Trust me Alec, they will. As God is my witness, YOUR PARENTS WILL START TEXTING IF IT’S THE LAST THING I DO!!

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