As a newspaper writer, every now and then, you become friends, real friends with readers. I spent about four years at the Bradenton Herald. I lived downtown. In a small town. And could always be found at the same bar, on pretty much a nightly basis. The bar was called The Old Main Pub. Kellie, Meghan and Dave were my close pals and most dedicated readers. So, when Meghan sent me this request today, even though it was a busy, bitch of a day, I had to come through.
Remember back in the day when you wrote a piece on skate songs of the 90's? Do you still have that? I'm DJ'ing somewhere the day after Thanksgiving and I am the "special guest" doing a 'speed skate power hour' set. It's a bar that has a special of $25 all you can drink from 9am-5pm on Black Friday. For the hour I am DJ'ing, there are dollar shots, and $2 car bombs. Hence, the Power Hour...
I remember that article [blog post for Bradenton Herald circa 2006] and wouldn't mind taking a looky again...
Who loves you? It took me 40 min. (aka a Willie Nelson CD and 2.75 glasses of wine) to track this down. I expect a shout-out during your set. Yeah, I know, nobody will know who the hell I am but I want it anyway. Miss you, too. Holla if ya ever make it to Tampa.
Top 10 Skate Rink Songs (circa early '90s)