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BLOG: What I Think About When A Song Is Playing

January 6, 2015

If you think what I say on the air is useless information, how about this list of 20 things I think about when I'm playing the songs. And, just like the stuff I say on the radio, much of this is probably made up, too. Or is it?

  1. WHEN I PLAY 'ROUND AND ROUND,' I THINK:
    • A rat can last longer without water than a camel.
  2. WHEN I PLAY 'YOUR LEARN,' I THINK:
    • Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks, otherwise it will digest itself.
  3. WHEN I PLAY 'NAKED EYE,' I THINK:
    • The dot over the letter 'i' is called a tittle.
  4. WHEN I PLAY 'I HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE,' I THINK:
    • A raisin dropped in a fresh glass of soda will bounce up and down continually from the bottom of the glass to the top.
  5. WHEN I PLAY 'ROCK AND ROLL ALL NIGHT,' I THINK:
    • Every person has a unique tongue print.
  6. WHEN I PLAY 'TALKING IN YOUR SLEEP,' I THINK:
    • 315 entries in Webster's 1996 Dictionary were misspelled.
  7. WHEN I PLAY 'LITTLE RED CORVETTE,' I THINK:
    • During the chariot scene in 'Ben Hur' a small red car can be seen in the distance.

  8. WHEN I PLAY 'GIVE IT AWAY,' I THINK:
    • On average, 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents daily.
  9. WHEN I PLAY 'HOW TO SAVE A LIFE,' I THINK:
    • John Wilkes Booth's brother once saved the life of Abraham Lincoln's son.
  10. WHEN I PLAY 'BAD ROMANCE,' I THINK:
    • Luke Skywalker and Princess Leah are brother and sister.
  11. WHEN I PLAY 'SAFETY DANCE,' I THINK:
    • Daniel Boone detested coonskin caps.
  12. WHEN I PLAY 'KISS ME,' I THINK:
    • Most lipstick contains fish scales.
  13. WHEN I PLAY 'BAD MEDICINE,' I THINK:
    • Ketchup was sold in the 1830s as medicine.
  14. WHEN I PLAY 'HEY LEONARDO,' I THINK:
    • Leonardo da Vinci could write with one hand and draw with the other at the same time.
  15. WHEN I PLAY 'DIRTY LAUNDRY,' I THINK:
    • During the California Gold Rush of 1849 miners sent their laundry to Honolulu for washing and pressing because it was cheaper to have it done there than in California.
  16. WHEN I PLAY 'FLY LIKE AN EAGLE,' I THINK:
    • American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad served in first class.
  17. WHEN I PLAY 'MOVES LIKE JAGGER,' I THINK:
    • The number of possible ways of playing the first four moves per side in a game of chess is 318,979,564,000.
  18. WHEN I PLAY 'KUNG FU FIGHTING,' I THINK:
    • Bruce Lee was so fast that they actually had to SLOW a film down so you could see his moves. That's the opposite of the norm.
  19. WHEN I PLAY 'A CHANGE WOULD DO YOU GOOD,' I THINK:
    • If you have three quarters, four dimes, and four pennies, you have $1.19. You also have the largest amount of money in coins without being able to make change for a dollar.
  20. WHEN I PLAY 'TOO MUCH TIME ON MY HANDS,' I THINK:
    • A 2x4 is actually 1-1/2" x 3-1/2".

    BTW - right now I'm thinking: "today is the first anniversary of the demise of 98.7 The Peak."


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