DAVE’S MATTER OF PERSECTIVE

So what was your perspective of 2016?  There’s been a LOT of talk about 2016 being the worst year ever.

Tons of beloved celebrities died, social media became an unbearable cesspool, racism got super popular again, and, of course, depending on your political views, you know how all that went.

But according to a new poll from the “Huffington Post” and YouGov.com, most people don’t think 2016 was really THAT bad.

Only 31% say the year went terribly for this country, and only 19% think it went terribly for them personally.

Now . . . that definitely DOESN’T mean 2016 was great.  Only 4% of people think the year was excellent for the country, and only 6% say it was excellent for them personally.  Yikes.

But in spite of all that, somehow we’re STILL optimistic.  34% think 2017 will go better for the country, and 40% think it will go better for us personally.

Happy New Year

A LOOK BACK AT 2017

 

As we of the baby boomer generation get a little grey hair we come to the realization that the people who have entertained us through the years are getting older too.   2016 was a year that we lost several of those great rock and roll stars that we cruised up and down main with.  The ones that we owned a 45, LP,  8-Track, cassett, CD or in a digital format, sometimes we  have had each  of those in our lives.   Here is an audio salute to those who passed in 2016.

Thanks to each of you who have called – emailed-  posted on facebook or listen everyday, we at KOOL 103.9 wish you the best during 2017

Dave

DAVE’S TOP 10 OF ACTS NOT IN THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME

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DAVE’S TOP 10 OF ACTS NOT IN THE HALL OF FAME:

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced the class of 2017.  They included Yes, Journey, Pearl Jam, Tupac Shakur, The Electric light Orchestra, Baez and receiving the Award for Musical Excellence is Nile Rodgers of Chic.

The induction ceremony will be held at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on April 7th and an edited version will air later on HBO>

Congratulations to all those who will be inducted.  However every year I am amazed about those who are not in the Hall.   I know it is very political and after what happened in November and all the political crap of that process, I shouldn’t be surprised.

With that in mind here is my top 10 acts that are not in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

!.   The Guess Who—This one shocks me every year, the 1st act from Canada to have a number 1 in the U.S. and all those hits.  Then consider the impact they have had over the years.

  1. The Doobie Brothers—They could as easily been my #1. China Grove, Takin it to the Streets, Long Train Running.  This list goes on and on
  1. The Moody Blues- They deserve to be in if only because the album “Days of the Future Past” was so revolutionary
  1. Bon Jovi– They along with the Boss brought straight ahead Rock and Roll back into the mainstream, when the music stream was Punk, Dance or Country based
  1. Emerson lake and Palmer, a band with not only commercial success but they brought and artistry to music that it truly needed
  1. Bad Company- Paul Rogers the lead singer is still one of the best and has had hits with Free, The Firm , and toured with Queen as its lead singer for years after the death of Freddie Mercury
  1. Jethro Tull- I mean any Rock and Roll band with a Flute needs to be in the hall.
  1. Dire straits- The musical style of this band crossed so many styles and Mark Knopfler still is an I-con in the music industry and a band who wants there MTV should be in the Hall.
  1. The Cars- A Unique sound that led music out of the Disco era
  1. OZZY- Now let’s say I am not a big fan of Ozzy.  Even if I did go see him in concert!  (There was a girl involved so that explains a lot)  But to not have Ozzy in the Hall of Fame is something I will never understand.  He is Heavy Metal music- even if you can’t understand a word he says!  SHAROONNN!

These were the 10 I came up with, I am sure there are others and you might or might not agree with me.   But that’s Rock and Roll!

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Dave

 

CUBS WIN!

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CUBS WIN, CUBS WIN, CUBS WIN

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The Chicago cubs are the World Series champs for the first time since 1908.  Yes, 108 years!

Growing up I was a St louis Cardinal fan, and Card fans and Cubs fans have the friendliest rivalry in sports.   The 2 sit next to each other all the time in Wrigley and Bush.   I would compare it to a rivalry like Utah State and B.Y.U without the fighting and name calling.   A true friendly rivalry.

I attended a Cubs Cardinal game in Bush Stadium with several Cub fans all around us.   There was not any cursing and name calling, just good natured ribbing.   Truly one of the most enjoyable sporting events I have ever been too.

I am happy for Cub fans, the true Cub fans who have stayed with the team during the tough years. All 108 of them.  From Goats, to Bartman’s and black cats you stood by your team which is great.   I will still love my Cards, and you will still love your Cubs.   That is why I love this rivalry.

I will just remind you, in the World Series score book it is Cards 11 Cubs 2.

 

Here is something I put together for you Cub fans!  No joke, no ribbing just Congratulations to the 2016 World Series Champs   THE CHICAGO CUBS!

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John Fogerty’s Center field with Harry Carry and cuts from your win

LET’S BE HAPPY

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Why is it so hard to be happy?  I ask myself that question and here is the answer!  I DON’T KNOW!

I just know that to be happy sometimes is a choice.  Life can be hard, so why dwell on things are making us unhappy.  Deal with it, get it in proper perspective and get on to being happy.   Find joy in the little things, and the things that are good in your life.  Is it easy?   Nope, but it makes life a little easier to take

Be Happy!

COMIC CON 2016

 

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Where does the time go,  one year ago my wife and I went to the SLC Comic Con.  One year later we go back.   What a great time.  I was even invited to a part of a panel discussion on Professional Wrestling.  It was a blast being part of the panel which included an up and coming pro in the Lucha Underground promotion Marty the Moth.

I also spent time with Stephen Ammel, of the CW’s Arrow TV show.   Spent time is like a cattle call at comic con.  It was” HI” get your picture taken goodbye.

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I did run into a Logan resident  Asa Humphries and took a pictures (He is the good looking guy)  and we got to talk.

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We also talked with Rufus man –  Rufus is an aspiring comic artist and writer who is working on a web comic called “COSMO KNIGHT”img_20160903_112213109

Here is our conversation

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Comic Con is a lot of fun,  it’s so much more than comics it’s POP CULTURE, and it is fun.  If you only go one day, like Asa did you will find something to peak your interest.

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BRING ON NEXT YEAR

DAVE

LET’S TALK THE CACHE VALLEY CRUISE IN

 

 

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i love the Cache Valley Cruise inn.   Close to 1000 cars every year at the Cache County fairgrounds, and not only that but someone win’s a car!!!   See the pictures of this years car and oh yeas the guy with all the gray hair is me.

On Wednesday morning June 29th, John Rutledge of the Cache Valley cruise in was on the air with me talking the cruise in.    Here is the interview

 

I am so sorry to say for the 2nd year in a row I am not able to attend the cruise inn.   Last year i had a broken foot and this year a knee replacement is keeping me away.   I will say this, some of my sweetest memories of summer in Cache County involve the Cruise in.

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I hope everyone has a great time and keep on cruising.

 

Dave Denton

 

 

 

I’M IN LOVE WITH THIS CAR

May 6th 2016

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What a crazy week here at KOOL 1039.   We have giving away more money and prizes in the Spring green Money Machine.  TheN for Mother’s day we had a “The Mother’s Day Gift Guide” one KOOL 1039.com with Katie Leavitt the Grand Prize winner.

On Thursday May 5th I get a call from The Cache Valley Cruise in, and they had just dropped off the giveaway car for people to see here at the radio station.    So I grabbed my crutch and went up front to see this beautiful car.   Here are some  picture’s including a selfie,  I think only the 3rd one I have ever taken.

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As usual there were lot’s of things to talk about here are some of the fun things we did.

Happy Mother’s Day

 

Dave

MY KNEE MESSED UP BATMAN

APRIL 29TH 2016

 

BUT WHAT ABOUT BATMAN VS SUPERMAN ‘

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As you probably know I had a total knee replacement on March 22nd.    I would like to thank you all for the kind words and the good wishes over the last 5 weeks.

It wasn’t easy, because of a previous illness I became ill while at the hospital and my 1 week stay expanded to 2 and a half weeks.   To show you how sick I was, I lost 36 pounds in 12 days!  But with the great care I received at Logan Regional I started feeling a lot better.

Just as a note.  I need to thank my Dr’s- the nurses and the staff at Logan Regional who were so professional with my care.   It is not easy to be as ill as I was and have to have people take care of me the way they did.   So once again I say thanks.

As my stay at the hospital was extended it started getting around that the Dave Denton in the room was the Dave Denton who is on the radio and the staff had so many kind words about what we do here at KOOL.  But I did receive did one huge question

WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO BE ABLE TO SEE BATMAN VS SUPERMAN, THE DAWN OF JUSTICE???

Yes, I was in the hospital when the movie opened but on April 23rd with my walking cane in hand and my wife by my side, I finally got to see a movie I had been waiting for.  So what did I think………I LOVED IT!

Here’s why,  I went to the movie with no expectation, I knew it had gotten mixed reviews at best and I had talked with some who didn’t like and some who did.   So with that in mind I just went to the movie with an open mind and thought it told a story that I knew the D.C. comic hero’s would be proud of.    Batman and Superman have a had a trust issue for years in the comic books and the movie showed why.

Was it the best movie?   Not really but I thought it was really good.   Different from the Marvel comic movies, who mix in a lot of humor in the films.  Let me say this,  I can’t wait for Captain America, Civil War  which opens May 6th.

I have read several of the comic’s dealing with that story line and they pose some great questions?    I am sure the movie will not be able to use the complete story arc but I am looking forward to it.

As a final thought FREE COMIC BOOK DAY is Saturday May 7th.  Today’s comic’s run the gamit from great books for kids to story lines from sci- fi and more adult story lines.   I guess this is my 2nd child hood.

I just want to again say thanks to my co- workers here at the Cache Media Group for picking up the slack while a I was away.

Here are some of the fun things we did this week

 

Thanks for listening

 

 

 

I WANT MY HOUR BACK

March 11- 2016

DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME

Is it worth it?  Daylight savings time is it worth it?   We hear the arguments every year.   i would prefer to have Daylight Savings time stay year long.   But is it worth it?  Ask yourself that question when in June, July and August when you are outside enjoying a beautiful Cache Valley summer evening.

Here are some tips on how to survive the time change and some other fun stuff from this week

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