“IT WAS 20 YEARS AGO (x2) TODAY!” – The Beatles from Sgt. Pepper


October 8, 2011

With a great deal of GRATITUDE, I’m celebrating the 40! Anniversary my first radio show in California October 8th, 1971 at KZSU, Stanford, after moving from NYC to the SF Bay Area.  It’s been a bumpy ride, and there’s still much I’d like to accomplish before I head to that destination that Steve Jobs pointed out we all share.  This past week, we were all shocked by his passing.  Age 56 is altogether too young, especially from the perspective we “baby boomers” now have on aging.  I thank him for his passion for music that inspired what Apple did with iPod and iTunes.  And, I thank you, the listener.  The ones that tune in every week… Although tomorrow the Oakland Raiders game on 97.7 FM The River will preempt the broadcast.  FYI, you can still listen to a special internet only version.  Just click the roll-over on The River’s logo next to the cartoon crustacean’s left claw above.

Also, check out the San Francisco Chronicle article that was published on April 28th, 2011 and please add any Anniversary comments there, share it on facebook, twitter, +1, etc.   Thank God (or whatever you see as a higher power in the Universe) that we have souls that love music.  Cheers!

 

Stout Brothers


February 8, 2009

Stout BrothersLobster asked listeners for suggestions of Restaurants to visit in Santa Rosa. An email from Paul Sullivan gave a strong recommendation to The Stout Brothers. Our intrepid Crustacean DJ visited after the Sunday Brunch one Sunday with Joey Davis and her friends. Joey’s Celtic roots were tickled by this Irish Pub and Restaurant. It was great. Thanks, Sully!

 

Memphis Minnie’s


Memphis Minnie'sIn San Francisco’s Lower Haight, there’s a popular Barbeque restaurant that serves several types of sauces at the table. It was also the perfect Restaurant to pair with the song “Memphis Soul Stew” by King Curtis backed by Booker T and the MGs.  Lobster walks in off Haight Street and right up to the counter with his Flip Video camera.

 

My Genie in Paris


December 7, 2008

Paris Bakery KitchenFor December 7th’s “A Taste of Hospitality, Lobster spoke with Alexandre Tsuk of My Genie In Paris who guided our Crustacean DJ, his hosts Karen and Adam Sterling and their friend Sue Stevens on a tour of a French Bakery in Paris, where they got to bake their own baguettes. Lobster shot a video of it, which will be posted soon. Here’s one you could look at that encapsulates this fun, unique behind-the-scenes experience at Miss Mason in Paris.

 

An Interview with Steve Rose


October 12, 2008

We take the themes of Wine, Gourmet Food and Music deeper. For the first local Restaurant added to our growing selection of interviews, We chose The Vineyards Inn, located just west of BR Cohn, on Highway 12 in Kenwood. For 25 years, they have been serving great food, and striving to be a green and organic business, which has led to an award this year as The Greenest Restaurant in the Bay Area. Paul “The Lobster” Wells chats over dinner at their Patio room at the Restaurant / Bed and Breakfast with Steve (Chef Esteban) as the meal is brought to the table. If we had video, this could be a TV show!
www.vineyardsinn.com

 

Lobster Tales: Fun With Words


October 3, 2008

The humor of George Carlin, and his ability to use our mother tongue to twist around a satirical thought like a pretzel made him one of my favorite comedians and an inspiration. (“What is pre-boarding? You’re either getting on the plane, or your not!) I dedicate this stringing together of clichés into a motivational speech In his memory.

When the dust settles, in a perfect world… at the end of the day, put first things first. In any event, if push comes to shove, all things being equal, worst-case scenario: Keep your nose to the grindstone, your shoulder to the wheel and you ear to the ground. All good things come to those who wait. Rome wasn’t built in a day. After all, when in Rome, do as the Romans do. Then, when you get the lay of the land in broad strokes, all roads lead to Rome. So, do the right thing and take the high road. I may be preaching to the choir, who always fall for the new paradigm hook, line and sinker. Or, what I’m saying here could be falling on deaf ears. When it’s all said and done, empower yourself to grow beyond all expectations. And, remember you can’t take it with you.

 

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