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Great Show With Special Guests...Great Football...Great TV Series

Jan 24 | Posted by: Bill Whyte |

It’s Monday again…already. And with the start of a new week we will see the temperature back up in the 50’s. Yes!



I had a musical weekend for sure that’s started Friday evening as I was a guest of Jaycee Lynne’s for her Music Valley News show that we filmed at the old Texas Troubadour Theater near the Opryland Hotel here in Nashville. Jaycee grew up in a town of about 300 somewhere near Kirksville, Missouri (northeast Missouri) so we had the Show Me State connection going on. The show will be available soon for you to watch if you’d like, and I’ll post that link when it’s up and ready to look at. We spent an hour chatting and I sang 4 or 5 songs for the show. Thank you, Jaycee, for the fun time.



Our “Evening in the Round” show with Linda Davis, Lang Scott & myself returned to play the historic Palace Theatre in Crossville, Tennessee for a second time. Man, what a great evening it was. Folks were just so receptive and nice. Our 2-hour show flew by. The night was even more special because our friends Bobby Tomberlin and his girlfriend Tess Frizzell came to see the show and we got them up and Bobby sing the big hit he wrote for Diamond Rio “One More Day”. His girlfriend Tess? Her grandmother was the late Dottie West. Her Mom is Shelly West and she’s related to all those famous Frizzell’s. Lefty and David included. So it was quite a nice moment when Bobby and Tess sang that huge David Frizzell-Shelly West hit, “You’re Reason God Made Oklahoma”. The two of them pretty much brought the house down. My thanks to all the folks at the Palace for showing us such a good time again.



Wow. What a weekend of football. All four games down to the wire. And last night’s Buffalo-KC game was an absolute classic. 5 touchdowns scored in the last 5 minutes of the game. It’s a shame someone must lose in a game like that.


So next weekend it’s KC hosting the Bengals, and the Rams will play the 49’ers for a third time this year with the game in LA.


I rooted for the Packers, who lost. And I rooted for both the Titans and Bengals (just rooted for a good game…and it was) so this weekend for me it will be “Who Dey” time.



NYC says the covid cases positive rate there is below 10%. Hopeful news there. Fauci is now saying the Omicron surge might peak in mid-February. Can we get that in writing please? And he also said the best-case scenario is that “we learn to live with it”. Kind of think that’s what’s already going on Doc.


Bars and gyms are reporting brisk business despite Covid. Cause and effect, I guess. Go drink a few beers and you need to lose that weight, so you go to the gym. I’m looking for someone to build a Planet Budweiser so you can do both under one roof.


More and more hotels are deploying room service robots because of the virus-related labor crunch. Rolls up to your door and you can grab whatever your room needs. Towels, toilet paper, toothbrush. Not sure if it’s delivering cocktails yet, but maybe.


England is lifting a lot of their Covid restrictions. So much so that civil servants are now to go back to working in their offices again. No more working from homes in your pajamas and fuzzy slippers.  



My daughter Heather talked my wife and me into checking out the Prime series “The Chosen” which is basically Bible stories on film. I have to say, it’s really good. We binged through the first season and will now work on finishing season 2. The acting is really first rate. Actor Jonathan Roumie plays Jesus and is eerily terrific. But the entire cast is truly great. Might be something you’ll want to check out yourself.



Readers Digest just listed what they think are the 100 funniest jokes of all time. Your funny may vary.


I scanned through a few until I found one that made me smile. Here’s that joke.


Two hunters are out in the woods when one of them collapses. He’s not breathing, and his eyes are glazed. The other guy whips out his cell phone and calls 911.


“I think my friend is dead!” he yells. “What can I do?”


The operator says, “Calm down. First, let’s make sure he’s dead.”


There’s a silence, then a shot. Back on the phone, the guy says, “Okay, now what”?



It’s getting expensive to live in Nashville folks. We’ve broken yet another record high for the median price of a home here in Music City. It will cost you $410,000. That’s the median. Up 23.5% from last year. Thank God biscuits and gravy and grits are cheap here.



So, have you seen the Oscar Mayer baloney masks that’s trending right now? It inspired a 5-dollar sheet mask that SOME are buying and wearing on their face to stay young. It will only be a matter of time before Spam claims that jell you see around the pink meat is good for wrinkles.



With the snow gone here and temps creeping up a bit it’s hard to miss hitting a pothole right now. I’m not sure if a license is required during pothole season, but maybe there should be…with a limit on how many potholes one is allowed to hit! I’m surprised folks like Bob’s Tire Alignment don’t put up an advertising sign by potholes with a phone number to call.



Police Truck With 100 Monkeys Crashes. Some Of Them Are Missing.  Be on the lookout in Danville, Pennsylvania. Might want to lock up any bananas you have in the house.



I’m writing with my young artist friend from Wisconsin Nora Collins today. I’m sure we’ll be talking about the Packers before we start rhyming anything today.


Have a great Monday!







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