DOG ASIDE: Coming from West Texas…..Bone Daddy has a warm spot in his heart for cowboys…..especially rodeo cowboys…..as he attended his 1st Midland Rodeo when he was 7 years old in 1954…..participating in the Greased Pig contest…..a true hoot and a holler for all participants and fans. The Mesquite Rodeo Championship….along with The Calgary Stampede…Details
Ray Benson and his swing group Asleep at the Wheel provides a wonderful rendition of an old swing classic “After You’ve Gone” performing live at Austin City Limits with Willie Nelson.
DOG ASIDE: Never in the history of the sport of American Speed Skating has there been a better skater than Eric Heiden….whether it be in the 500 meter, 1000 meter, 1500 meter, 5000 meter or 10,000 meter races…..he was simply the best. In 1980 at the Lake Placid Winter Olympics…..Heiden proved the proceeding statement…..as he…Details
DOG ASIDE: An iconic figure in the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings storied history was QB Joe Kapp…..a hard-nosed battle tested veteran who played the game with a no holds barred attitude from his 1st 7 years in the Canadian Football League with the Calgary Stampeders and B C Lions through his years with 4 years with…Details
DOG ASIDE: Singer / Songwriter Taj Majal was a frequent visitor to Austin, Texas in the 1970’s and 1980’s playing live venues all over town with all the local great like guitarist Stevie Ray Vaugh and Singer Bonnie Raitt. He brought the sweet sounds of the islands with steel drums coupled with the acoustic sounds…Details
DOG ASIDE: 41st US President George H. Bush was a huge baseball fan most of his life….for Bone Daddy has known this since he was 9 years old and in his first year in Little League baseball…..playing centerfield for the 1956 Midland Central Little League Braves…..against the Cubs…..coached by George H. Bush….with his son, George…Details
DOG ASIDE: Just a little food for thought question…How good would Micky Mantle have been if he had not blown-out his knee in the World Series against the New York Giants…and that was in his rookie season as a 19 year old kid. This injury was the catalyst for every other injury that The Mick…Details
DOG ASIDE: Comedians George Burns and his wife, Gracie Allen were at the top of the food chain of comedians from the mid-1920’s until the mid- 1960’s….when the better half of this comedic partnership, Gracie, passed away….and broke up a team that was unsurpassed in the world of comedy and entertainment. However, being a comedian…Details