Friday, February 26, 2010
David Nolan a dear friend, and comrade in broadcast passed away during the blizzard last night. I hear he had a heart attack while walking out there in that mess. Hell I was out there too,..with the flu as well.
I love extreme weather, esp. snow, and I thought this would be the last major storm of the winter. So did Dave it seems. So there we were,...though not together.
I lose count as to how many have left in the last year or two. Too many. Grief upon grief. One doesn't have time to recover when another blast hits us.
I just mentioned to a friend at the radio station that this is like a war. One of those meat grinder affairs like the American Civil War or WW 1. Where not some, but 'everyone' you know gets it.
This is fucking nuts.
I don't blame you guys for never commenting or coming by this blog anymore. It might be bad luck to be here.
Holy fucking shit.
I still have a copy of the "Fuck You" song he lent me a zillion years ago. We were saving it for when the F.C.C finally changed the adult language rules. We planned to play the damn thing.
Let's see,..it went:
...and so on for about 20 minutes.
It was by a short lived early 1980's punk band from somewhere. Dave came by a cassette copy,..yeah "cassette" remember them.
Anyway I think he played it once at 3:00am, but got a warning from the suits. Can't imagine why. Anyway we've been looking forward with infantile glee for a re-match.
I'm keeping that prized relic of a freer age, and will play it in Dave's honor when a sense of humor at last returns to the administrative office.
Goobye Dave,...loves ya kid.
The conspiracy theory at the radio station is that it's the 9/11 poison that we all breathed, ate, and drank back during those early days, and later months after the attack.
We're about four blocks from Ground Zero, and most of us were covering the story or doing tech backup on the Day, and for months after in the middle of that horror. A slow killer like radiation poisoning seems to be wiping us out.
Of course there's no medical coverage for any of us for that. Even though Bush specifically promised he'd see we were 'all' taken care of.
Well he was telling the truth.
...we are indeed being taken care of.