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Chicopee John last won the day on July 15 2016

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    RIP Stan "Atenears" Aten

    At a loss for words. Despite the miles between us, I always considered Stan to be a good friend. Whenever I traveled to Cleveland, he opened his house, etc. to me. Always a gracious host and a kind man. Stan, absolutely, loved his children God Bless Stan and his family
  2. I lost yours when my old phone had to be replaced.
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    "WE" have to do our part and stop showing up at games....

    That is the perfect definition of a fan (fanatic) - stupid enough to believe that a team or player has special value to their well being. Owners suck. Players suck. Fans are stupid.
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    Some things will never change

    Well, the Browns could easily be 4-0. Malfunctions, galore, at the end of games. The end of the game is when coaching quality shines. Being a UCONN grad, I know Dorsey is a smart NFL Executive and - although he is giving Jackson this year to show himself - as end-of-game losses pile up, the closer Jackson comes to the unemployment line. There are so many intangibles involved but, bottom line, good coaches get their team over the top on those 4-6 critical plays each game. If Jackson that can't make it happen sooner rather than later, there won't be a later for him - nor should there be.
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    The Skipper Returns to WHUS.org

    Nobody knows but me, Brother Steve. Nobody knows but me.
  6. After a one-week absence from the playlist, WSS returns this week with a very different interpretation on the classic Murder Ballad, "Long Black Veil". I fit it in what I considered to be the best spot within the framework of what was already in place. In order of appearance Sunday 7-9AM www.whus.org The Youngbloods (2)Lori McKenna (3)Al Anderson (2)NRBQ (with Al Anderson) 2Bettye LaVette (2)Ruthie FosterTim Easton - NE Ohio (1)The Blasters (1)Sir Douglas Quintet (1)Cody Jinks (2)Jerry Forney (1)Whiskey Myers (2)Tony Joe White (2) WESTSIDE STEVE SIMMONS (1)Jamey Johnson (1)Billy Joe Shaver (2)Delbert McClinton (2)Charlie Rich (1)Little Feat - Willin' ALWAYS closes my show.
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    Westside Steve Earns The Pole On August 7

    Jack graduated from UCONN in May. We Just got back from taking him to Milwaukee, where he will take part in the, "Teach For America" program. He will be teaching in inner-city Milwaukee (full salary, benefits, etc.) and will be taking night courses at Marquette. In two years, he will have satisfied his commitment to TFA and will have earned a M.A. in Education from Marquette. Then he is a free agent - he can continue in Milwaukee, go to earn a higher degree in Education or something else, return to CT, etc. We will miss him dearly but am very proud and happy that he found something right out of school. Something he is suited for. Yes, time does fly. Somewhere - deep in WSS' website - is a picture of the 4 Bassilakis' standing on stage with Steve at PIB. Years ago that took only days to transpire. Thanks for asking Zombo
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    My Brother In Law - just yesterday - highly recommended this film to me. I will have to watch it. He said there is another one named, "Knuckleball" but he didn't find it nearly as interesting.
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    Westside Steve Earns The Pole On August 7

    Sorry, Cal, but I played 2 Alison Kraus (SP) songs today.
  10. I will be off next Sunday as we drive Chicopee John Jr. to his new job in Milwaukee but will be back gangbusters the following Sunday - August 7. Prime Time: 7:00 - 9:00 AM Eastern Time (For Those Who Stay Up Late) WHUS - UCONN'S Sound Alternative 91.7 FM & www.WHUS.org Once again, Westside Steve will hold the #1 position with, "Carry On" and #2 position with, "Cimarron" - both from his new release, "A Pirate's Life" After WWS, the show will go as follows (Tommy F: Beer and Barbecue time again): Blackie & The Rodeo Kings (2) Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez Hayes Carll (2) Whitey Morgan and the 78's Jamey Johnson Clarence Carter Sam Cooke Booker T. & The MG's Carla Thomas Cody Jinks (2) John Mellencamp The Radiators Kasey Chambers & Shane Nicholson Good Intentions (2) Los Lobos (2) - For The Gipper The Mavericks Tracy Huffman & The Walking Sticks (2) Tift Meritt (As Time Allows) Jackson Brown (As Time Allows) Little Feat - Willin (Time ALWAYS Allows)
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    Shameless Self Promotion

    Thanks Tom! Very thoughtful for you to call in. I will continue to play WSS stuff in the coming weeks. I try to 'mix it up' a bit by playing artists I haven't played yet. At the same time, I do go back to artists - not necessarily the same songs - as they deserve to be heard. Nice thing about college radio is I make my own playlist. No directives, as long as I comply with FCC regulations. I do not get political but I will open next week with a couple of things by Curtis Mayfield. What was pertinent then is even more pertinent in 2016. The music will speak for itself - no need for me to blabber any more than I have to and eat up valuable music time. PS Lot's of the stuff I play comes out of Nashville, albeit not anything you'd hear on so-called "Country Music" stations.
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    Shameless Self Promotion

    Thanks, Axe! I am definitely a newbie at this, although I've always listened to music. Of course, college radio does not pay but it does allow me to play whatever I want. To me, the latter is very important.
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    Shameless Self Promotion

    If you are out of bed and NOT in church this coming Sunday, you might want to 'tune in' my radio show, "Square Roots" on www. WHUS.org - UCONN's Sound Alternative. It is from 7 - 9 AM Eastern Time I am particularly excited because I am opening this week's shows with TWO tracks from our friend, Westside Steve. The full playlist is noted below. Sorry, I can't upload or paste from Excel or Word. You know the most important part, any way. The first cut is from Steve's new album and the second song "Road To Canaan" is, IMHO, publishing quality for a 'name' artist. I don't anybody will mind this listing. If you do, however, "Blame It On The Northern Lights".
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    Tim Easton - Akron

    Thanks, Steve. I'll contact him and see if he'd like to send some CDs that I can play. A number of - mostly, but not all - under the radar folks have been more than happy to get their music into new ears. I've played your, "Road To Canaan" several times - it is a KILLER song.
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    Tim Easton - Akron

    Anybody familiar with this guy. I read that he is from Akron and started with a band named, "Kosher Spears" I came across his name while looking for, "Roots & Americana" musicians and will look for his recordings to - perhaps - to my Roots and Americana-based show. Anything from hearing him live, hearing him recorded, etc. would be appreciated. WSS, you know him?