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When I lived in Missouri I was having lunch with friends at a little hamburger joint struggling to stay open.  The burger came out with fries and I asked for a side of mayo and ketchup.   The waitress and my friends watched in horror as I mixed my mayo and the ketchup together and started dipping my fries.


That is when I told them about Fry Sauce which at that time was just a Utah Idaho thing.  I even told the owner to mix some together and advertise to try the amazing fry sauce.  But the owner didn’t want to stay in business and served no fry sauce.   He was out of business within 6 months.

Some food combinations sound strange but they work for some but not for others.

Growing up I loved taking mashed potatoes and spreading it like butter on my bread, roll or biscuits. Nummy, but my Mom would freak out sometimes.

So what are some strange combo’s that some people like to other’s YUK’O

I had friends that would eat peanut butter and tomato sandwiches right in front of me.

There are people that go to Wendy’s and get fries and a drip those fries in a Frosty.

Popcorn can be flavored so many ways, with melted butter and soy sauce or hot sauce,   if you read the Little House on the Prairie books it talks about popcorn in a bowl and pour milk on it. (So my sister told me, me read Little House?  Laurel Ingalls is not a super hero)

Ramen noodles with a slice of melted cheese. (I used to cook up ramen pour out all the hot water then add the spice packet with butter and sometimes a little ranch dressing, dang I might do that for lunch

I guess my point would be that it might sound and look awful but you just might want to try it.  I tried the Fries and frosty thing ONCE, JUST ONCE .NEVER AGAIN.

But I will not make fun of any culinary midget with not taste bud who does like the frosty fry thing.   No I say live and let live, pass the mashed potatoes and some toast please

Today was a bad joke day here are some of the best


Stupid news watching Friends for profit and the next time I fly I am taking my horse on board with me.

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50 years ago today the Woodstock Music and Arts Festival took place in NY.   It was a mixed bag of peace and love, great music and life alerting trips on drugs, rain, mud, lack of food and more.   No I was not there and looking back I am glad I wasn’t.

This morning as I looked at some of the acts that were there made me think back at the concerts I have been to over the years.

My 1st concert was about 1968 when a neighbor and her kids took me to see The Bryds and Steppenwolf.  The thing I remember about that show was Steppenwolf singing a song called “The Pusher man” that song used language that if I used at my mom’s house would have meant I would have been tasting Lifebuoy soap to this day.

Other memories from concerts was The Four Seasons , with our seats behind the main stage and the girls near us screaming until Frankie Valli turned and sang a song to us in the cheap seats.

Seeing The Carpenters and noticing that Karen did not look well and then 2 days later finding out she was in the hospital.  It was a few years later that one of the greatest voices was silenced.

I wrote yesterday about seeing Steve Martin and the next Saturday he was on Saturday night live.

I got to introduce my 1st concert from the stage in Alexandria La, It was for an Oak Ridge Boys concert there and the guys invited us to come back stage for a Birthday Party.

Another great concert memory came when I had the opportunity to meet one of my all-time favorites.  Charlie Daniels and after a short interview I was on stage my knees shaking in front of 5 thousand and the spotlight on me, what made that so special was looking down and seeing my nephew Kelly Denton screaming his head off .   That is an image burned into my memory.

I got to sit on the tour bus with the Gatlin Brothers as they were watching a golf tournament a friend was winning.   But the memory came later when in the Interview with Larry Gatlin he talked about his struggles with drug and alcohol abuse.

The summer of 1991 was an incredible year for concerts for me From Guns and Roses to Don Williams I saw a bunch.

Guns and Roses was memorable not because of the concert (honestly I didn’t think it was very good) But Ugly Kid Joe and Skid Row were awesome.   The memory came when Axl Rose dove off the stage and started fighting with fans.  I watched from a safe distance as the riot tore the River port Amphitheater up.

Three days later I was asked to introduce country music star Mark Chesnutt at a show and Mark invited us onto his bus and asked if we knew what  happened at the Guns and Roses show .. His face was priceless and we told him what happened.

That same summer I saw Lynryd Skynryd and watched people set barn fires with empty beer cups.  Bats attacked us at a Sawyer Brown show.   I took some friends to see a Gospel comedian named Jerry Clower at a county fair and had to laugh as the opening act named the Kingsmen performed, I saw people leave when they realized this was a gospel quartet and not the band that did Louie Louie.

I didn’t go to the 38 Special concert at the Cruise in because I had lost my voice.   I did sit in my back yard listening to it.

When the Beach boys came to the cruise in I worked hard to put a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society with an autographed boogie board.  The thing was I was doing all of this and three weeks before the show I found out I had Prostate Cancer.   I decided to not tell anyone until the day of the show in an effort to help raise more money,   As I told my story from the stage with more than one tear in my eye I was amazed by the outpouring of love and support, not only from you but also the band itself as I a walked off the stage almost every member of the band either shook my hand or gave me a hug wishing me well.   (I was declared cancer free)

At the Styx show at the Cruise in I was on the 3rd row on a hot sticky summer night and the music was LOUD!  The man in front of me thought too loud and took two candied Almonds and used them for earplugs.  YUK.

Those are just a few of the great memories from a lifetime of loving live music.   If you get a chance to go to a live show go.  You never know what will happen

Woodstock memories and breakfast

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A feeling we have all know at one time or another.

I am not completely stressed out yet but it could happen any day at any time.   THAT STRESSES ME OUT!

A new survey looked at the most stressful “life moments.”  And we’re not sure we’re on board with the results, because a few big ones didn’t make the list.

Here are the top ten most stressful life events, according to the survey . . .

  • Losing your job.
  • Moving to a new home.
  • Planning a wedding.
  • Getting married.  Seems like they could have combined those last two.
  • Starting a new job.
  • Having your phone die when you’re lost.
  • Having a child.  Yep, LESS stressful than not having a phone.  (???)
  • Interviewing for a new job.
  • Meeting your significant other’s parents for the first time.
  • Doing your taxes.

Divorce and the death of a loved one did NOT make the top ten.  But somehow, a dead PHONE BATTERY did.  (???)

I am not stressed …… to much but I am getting that way.   I have visiting my Doctor for a numbness in my left hand.   Test reveals a nerve issue like carpal tunnel sundown but this nerve issue is in my elbow and I might need a little minor surgery to correct it.   No big deal, but it really is any surgery is not really minor.

But what is causing a rising level of stress is the results of the test that found possible nerve damage that runs form my neck…  Guess what more test and test means stress.  So I guess I am getting stressed out


Today on the morning show we celebrated the 74th birthday of Steve Martin who I saw as the warm up act with the Carpenters one week before he hosted Saturday night live and became a start.    Also would you eat pumpkin spiced meat?

Stupid news: A thief tries to sell to the wrong guy and fast food restaurants

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With the tour of Utah the subject of bikes has been coming up everywhere.  I feel bad because I DON’T RIDE BIKES.  It is not that I can’t … I hope but I have had a lot of bad luck with bikes.

I don’t remember my first bike.  Why?  I didn’t have it long.  It was stolen out of our locked fenced in back yard.  We found it in a ditch about a year later trashed.

Bike number two stolen again.

Bike number three – I think I was in the 4th or 5th grade.  It was a Christmas present and it was NICE!  Blue with a Banana seat.   The bike had hand breaks and was a 5 speed.  I LOVED THAT BIKE!  I road it everywhere and almost killed myself doing it.

I went to see a friend and he let me borrow a few toys so I was riding home holding the toys and riding down a steep hill.   I couldn’t use the breaks and I was picking up speed, a lot of speed and at the bottom of the hill a cross road and a huge ditch.   Luckily there was not traffic.  Unlucky that ditch was full of water and huge.   I went flying toys went flying and because of the law of gravity I started falling.    As John Pennette says “Gravity is a law, and I obey the law”

The one thing about gravity , it hurts when you you hit the ground and the bike smashes on top of you and toys smash on top of you .   I was lucky to escape with a few scrapes and a huge thigh bruise but the bike was banged up to.   But a neighbor who saw the accident helped with making a few repairs and in about two weeks I was on that bike again.

About a week later, that bike was stolen!  I was on foot.  My mother being the great mom she was offered to buy another bike several times, but I didn’t want her to waste her money.   I walked.

Unless I saw Vicki Snyder, a girl in the neighborhood who had a crush on me.  I had a crush on her bike.   Vicki would let me borrow her bike if I would sing to her.  Yep I was like Alfalfa of the little rascals.  I would sing and the girls would swoon.  LOL

So as you can see I just did not have a lot of luck with bikes.  I do have a bike now but it is an exercise bike / clothes hanger!!!!!!

Morning show: it is Pumpkin Spice already

Stupid news: a Booty call, Bee’s and Monkey’s

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When I drive I always look for landmarks to help me navigate where I am and where I am going.

That got me lost in Salt Lake City on Saturday night.  I was downtown at the Gateway for the Devotion Championship Wrestling event and had a great time. But after the event was and


I have driving in Salt Lake for years and rarely have had an issue.  But most of that driving was in the daylight hours not 10:30 on a Saturday night.     I navigate by landmarks and dang it was dark on Saturday night.

As I made my exit from the Gateway Garage I was in a little trouble.   I had to navigate by street numbers, which was Ok I only got twisted around once.   But when you navigate by landmarks you can get all twisted around.   In other words I was lost.  I knew I was in Salt Lake City ….. Sort of but where.  Finally I just pointed my car in one direction thinking I will see a landmark soon.

It worked and I made it to the Hotel.

My wife in a concerned and loving way asked “Why didn’t you use the navigation system on your phone???????

I didn’t even think about it because I have never used it and frankly……….. I didn’t know how.

Sunday morning I had a tutorial on how to use the navigation system.     I am now a tech master.   That is until I need to use it and I am lost again and have lost my phone…

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I started my Friday morning in a way that left me more than a little confuse.  I woke up just before the alarm had been set.

I was feeling good as I made my way into bathroom to get ready for my day.  I did all the things to get ready to come here to do the voodoo that I do so well. (Blazing Saddle reference)   I said goodbye to my wife and something didn’t seem right.  I checked my phone and did a double take.  It read 1:36 am.

Holy (insert curse words here)

Yes I went back to bed for almost 3 hours but not a good sleep at also I am ready for the weekend.

That made me think about this.  WHY DO WE LOVE THE WEEKENDS SO MUCH?

Think about so many people don’t get that formal weekend.   THEY HAVE TO WORK. But love our weekends we do.

So I went to web to see what I could come up with and found a website that had some ideas here are just a few










So go out there and enjoy do something fun or just veg.  THE WEEKEND IS HERE.  I just don’t want to wake up at 1:15

You know I love Pro Wrestling and on today’s show we talked with Manny Lemons on Devotion Championship Wrestling.  Here is that interview

You can listen to the Podcast Turnbuckle Trash with a line on this website or go to turnbuckletrash, net

Utah is Number 1 for nerds  —  it is time to Polka with Led Zeplin and Back to school cost bucks

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Today is the 1st day of the Cache County Fair and Rodeo and when you talk about County Fairs I have some vivid and great memories.    Well one not so great but more on that later.

When I lived in east central Missouri it was FAIR FUN.  I spent a lot of my life at the Montgomery County Fair.  The smallest county population wise in the state has a huge county fair.  It truly was awesome.

I used the excuse of working on the radio to spend all day at the fair, even on hot humid days, Why because the little building the fair board put us in was had an air conditioner!!!!!!

Part of the building had a back room that was set aside for those who were having a hard time with the heat.

But I got to admit some of the best memories came when we had rain and thunderstorms.  Let me explain.

For several years it decided to rain during concerts.  One year Eddie Rabbit started singing his hit “I love a rainy night” and yep it started raining.   Despite these storms I don’t think a concert was ever canceled but they did cut a few short.

One Saturday night after a concert a huge storm came in and the fairgrounds arena became a mud pit.  Sunday afternoon the band Diamond Rio was scheduled to perform but the main seating area was a mess.  The show must go on and it did.

I was asked to introduce the band and saw a few brave souls standing in mud, so I started calling them the MUDDERS to which the crowd started chanting MUDDERS, MUDDERS.  Diamond Rio came on stage and the crowd was really into it and by the time the concert was over there were hundreds of MUDDERS splashing around.

Thunderstorm stories continue.   I was asked to be a judge of the fair BBQ Contest.   Dave and free BBQ …. I jumped at the chance.  But as the judging was taking place it happened.  The Tornado Siren starts up warning that a Tornado had been spotted nearby!  There were thousands of people on the fairground and it became a real life and death situation.

Of course with my job at the radio station I worked closely with law enforcement to get information to the public, so off I went to meet up with the County Sheriff the Chief of Police and the Mayor all standing in the rain as the sirens continued and a mild panic started.  It was my job to assure those in attendance that the treat was several miles from us but as a precaution the fairgrounds were being evacuated.  This was not a false alarm it was the real thing, a funnel cloud had set down about 7 miles from the fairgrounds but the storm was moving away from us.

The fairgrounds emptied out with very few problems and the storm stopped too.  Those in charge of the fair decided that it was time for those who had worked so had helping in a bad situation needed some relief and what a party it was.   The next day I saw a lot of my friends who looked like they were the mayor of HANG OVER CITY!

Going to the fair is always fun, if you are lucky you get to eat something on a stick and see long lost friends.  So grab the kids and go have a little FAIR FUN.

Notice I didn’t mention the Rodeo.   I have been to a few and I know people love it.  But for me seeing the crowd making their way to the rodeo arena means one thing.   The line at the Polish Sausage stand is shorter!!!

Today is National Cat day.  I might get a new job and BACK to school shopping

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There is nothing like a friend who can with you and also take a joke.    That is my friend Zane Petersen.  You might know that name from our Podcast “TURNBUCKLE TRASH’.

Zane and I were recording our latest pod on Pro- Wrestling and before we started recording we were just catching up when Zane called me “ATHLECTILY OVER WEIGHT “

I guess that is the P.C. version of being overweight

I have struggled with my weight my entire life and you know what I am OK with that.  I have big bones!

True story: several years ago I injured my knee and went to see the Dr to get things right.   X-Rays of my legs and knees were taken and as I waited for the DOC.  Finally a knock at the door and in comes this highly thought of Orthopedic Surgeon and his first words to me were and I quote ‘MY YOU HAVE BIG BONES”

Why yes Doctor and thanks for noticing.

I do have a large frame.  I wear a size 14 extra wide shoe.

Yes I wish I could flip a switch and have 100 pounds come off my body but I can’t so I don’t sweat it ( maybe if I did more sweating some of those pounds would come off)  My point is this.   I like me the size I am now, I like me in college when I was Six foot One and 212.   I like me at any weight and I can and will joke about my weight and you can too.

If you are like me and struggle in the department of tonology just do your best and be happy

So now thanks to my friend Zane I can say proudly I AM ATHLECTILY OVERWIEGHT!


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When I buy cookies I eat just four and throw the rest away. But first I spray them with Raid so I won’t dig them out of the garbage later. Be careful, though, because that Raid really doesn’t taste that bad.

Janette Barber


I had a fantastic weekend that translated into a not so great Monday.

We will talk weekend later.   Let me explain Monday.

I woke up at the usual time 4:15 am and even told my wife that I felt really good and was looking forward to being on the radio.

Feeling good I got to the station 5am and started my day and things were going along swimmingly.  Then my world went for a swim.

About 6:15 I noticed I was feeling a little light headed and the room around me felt like I was on a boat on choppy water.   I felt weird, weirder than normal.   Its 7:15 I had just finished “Stupid news” and tried to stand up, notice the word tried?   I grabbed ahold of the desk to steady myself and hugged the wall to my destination.  I took care of a little business felt lucky I had not fallen.  I called my wife and at 7:35 it was off to instacare.

Noting much was found, I had a little Vertigo, I was lucky because about 4pm I started feeling better.  Let’s just hope it stays away.

Now on to the weekend.

I was asked to be a small part of the “Ride for the Fallen” Motorcycle rally to raise money for Veterans groups.   I didn’t do much but play a little music and talking to a lot of Vets.

The feelings of Patriotism, respect and love for those veterans was an incredible experience.   My wife and I stood in awe at the ceremony to honor those who gave all.   Tears are welling up in my eyes even as I write this.

It was my honor to conduct a couple of interviews that I hope you will take the time to listen too.  Interview one is with the Father of Lance Corporal Allred and the 2nd is all about the new Veterans center being built in Logan.

That truly was one of the most memorable events I have ever been too and I want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart for inviting me.

I did not serve in the military but it was an important option to me and my admiration for those who have served and for their families is had to put into words.  Once again I say thanks

Today on the morning show : Oliva still fits in the leather from grease

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Is it me or is summer getting shorter?  It has nothing to do with “Climate Change” but it just seems to me that this summer has just flown by!


I am just guessing here but maybe it because spring was short too.

We had such a KOOL wet spring that almost felt like we went from winter into summer.

And now here we are on August second and we spent to morning talking about back to school and football.  Man summer is getting shorter.

I will sound like an old man but back in the day we didn’t start school until right before Labor Day weekend.  It was so KOOL to go to school for a couple of days then have a three day weekend. But now we start talking High school Football in just two weeks and school starts right after that.   Summer is getting shorter!

Or could it be I’m getting older?

Either way I don’t like it


Today on the morning show I was joined by Jordan Knutson from Casper Ice Cream.  It is National Ice Cream Sandwich day and the best Ice Cream Sandwich is made right here in Cache Valley.   THE FAT BOY!       This is a really fun interview

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