Wednesday, September 17, 2003

Show Us Your Shoes...

The Miss America Parade is on for tonight on the Boardwalk. Winds should be diminishing through the day making it a safe experience for all. The parade was originally to have been broadcast by CN8, but they pulled out. (Not too late to pull back in, guys.)

Tomorrow night is the Miss America show, hosted as previously noted on this blog by Tom Bergeron. If he can handle a tic-tac-toe grid with nine stars, then certainly he can handle 51 beautiful women competing for scholarship and other awards.

Monday, September 15, 2003

SNL Band In Vegas, Baby!

The Saturday Night Live Band has a Vegas gig to warm up before kicking off the show's 29th season. They, along with vocalist Christine Ohlman, will be at Bally's on Wednesday, September 17. Contact Bally's for more information.

In other SNL Band News, happy belated 55th birthday to trombonist Steve Turre, and a shout out to Katreese Barnes (and yes, we will fix your spelling!) for the nice e-mail and pointer to her website, The site is currently in the lab for an overhaul to be rolled out on Season Premiere night!

Sunday, September 14, 2003


Why I take particular glee in the apparent end of Ben and Jen, I don't know. But I do. I've seen these sort of things before. Relationships that look like they're more designed to promote movies than true romance. Once "Gigli" failed, that was the final nail in the coffin.

Thursday, September 11, 2003


This pic by Trevor Logan says all that needs be said today.

Monday, September 08, 2003

Warren Zevon dead

I saw Lon Chaney walking with the queen, doing the Werewolves of London.

I saw Lon Chaney Jr. walking with the queen, doing the Werewolves of London.

I saw a werewolf drinking a pina colada down at Trader Vic's.

His hair was perfect.

Thanks, Warren.

Friday, September 05, 2003

48 Hours... 2 Designers... 1 Carpenter... $1,000... 4 Friends... And Your Ol' Pal Dave!

Yes, that's a navigation flag with Paige Davis' picture on it. That can only mean one thing... Trading Spaces is coming to!

In the true spirit of Trading Spaces, our Trading Post is presently under construction. Amy Wynn is out in Carpentry World building me some bookshelves and a love seat. Some designer bios and other graphics are missing from the pages, and we're working on cleaning it up (without benefit of that nifty speed up music, unfortunately). But what we hope will be the true meat of the site will be our Episode Recaps of all Season 4 episodes. Season 4 begins tomorrow and you can expect to see the recaps - some authored by me, some authored by Robair - on the Monday after new episodes air. We will also have episode galleries so you can see what we're talking about.

Why is doing this? Because doesn't want to any more. For them to discontinue coverage of this show at the height of its ratings popularity can't possibly help their credibility. (I'm waiting for to recap the "What's My Line?" that aired the other night where Groucho Marx literally hijacked the show and made it into something a plane more zanier than your garden variety episode of "You Bet Your Life". But I digress.)

So join me, Robair, Gen, Hildi, Doug, Ty, Amy Wynn, Paige, Rick, Barry, Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds and the entire crew as we do Trading Spaces... MACKEY style!