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Steve Migs Blog 07/01/15 "Klover Jane!"

Huge thanks to the guys in Klover Jane for coming in yesterday on The Migs Cast. They joined us to chat about their upcoming show, which is 8/1 at Cheney Stadium! They are a part of Rock & Rally For The Troops...a benefit for Operation Ward 57. You can get tickets at www.RockAndRallyForTheTroops.com .

While in studio, they performed a couple of songs… here is an acoustic version of their song, "Livin' To Ride".



You can listen to the entire interview below. Plus, David Draiman of Disturbed joins us on the show too!



Yesterday I noticed that a trailer for the movie Creed was released. This is the Rocky themed movie that is based on the son of Apollo Creed (Rocky's opponent in the first two Rocky films), and how he is also a boxer. At first I was hesitant to watch this… I am such a fan of the Rocky franchise, I really didn't know how to feel about another movie being made…but midway this trailer I was 100% sold! I cannot wait to see this film!

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BJ'S BLOG 05/30/15 "Promise Ring"

 
If you’re a Rock-A-Holic in need, we promise that you’ll always be able to ask for help in Group Therapy. How’s that for a commitment?
 
Let’s see if we can help Georgia, who wrote in with a problem. She and her boyfriend (they’re both 30) just celebrated their three year anniversary. Georgia has known that this guy is THE ONE since the first year, and she is crazy about him. They’ve had some discussions about marriage, and she believed that they were on the same page…
 
Unfortunately, a recent trip to Mexico has made Georgia question her man’s commitment. Georgia and her boyfriend were celebrating her birthday, and he pulled out a ring on the beach at sunset; naturally, she assumed that it was an engagement ring, but he explained that it was actually a PROMISE RING.
 
Georgia hasn’t let on that she’s upset, but the more she thinks about it, the more she wonders if she should give it back and tell her man that she wants a grown-up commitment.
 
Personally, I’m scratching my head over this. Did I mention they’re both 30, and therefore, it’s safe to assume that they’re not in high school? This seems incredibly juvenile on the part of the boyfriend, especially giving it to her on a beach at sunset. Georgia, I totally understand why you’re disappointed.
 
Let’s hear it from you, Rock-A-Holics! Does this relationship have a future, or does Georgia need to return her cheesy promise ring and find a grown-up man?
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Steve Migs Blog 06/30/15 "The MegaCast Invades KING5"

Huge thanks to the fine folks over at New Day Northwest on KING5 for having us on their show!
 


 
That’s right… Thee Ted Smith and I (aka The MegaCast) were on during their Hot Topics segment, and it was a blast as always!
 


 
Of course up until the moment that we were on TV… we were prepping backstage!
 


 
If you missed our big MegaCast TV debut… Here is the appearance:
 

 
So yesterday the NHL announced the latest inductees for the Hockey Hall Of Fame, and one of the guys inducted was Sergei Fedorov.  They showed a clip of John Davidson and Lanny McDonald calling him… and I had to replay this multiple times, as I couldn’t believe what he said!                                                                                                                                                            
 

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BJ'S BLOG 05/29/15 "One Tiny Fish and the Confederate Flag"

Today's blog comes from one of my mentors, Dan Sanders:

It seems no matter how much I try to keep my blogs and podcasts light and easy, life at times insists I make them heavy duty.

I am watching a small blue fish less than two inches long struggle for breath. “Blue Boy,” as I have come to call him, had survived an injured tail fin from a previous mishap. Now I watch him flipping that broken fin, struggling to move. To a fish, movement is life, and I feel the same way. If I ever stop moving, I will die.  

I have witnessed this struggle before in the small water world that I am god over. This little environment needs me to keep it ecologically safe and the lives that dwell there alive. They depend on me, and when something goes wrong, it is my failure. They didn’t screw it up, their lord—I—did. Unlike us humans, they don’t have a choice.

As I watch this small life fading, Chloe Cat comes to my feet and meows. It’s dinner time, and she needs clean water, fresh food, a warm place to sleep, and lots of love. Chloe, like my past furry four-legged friends, will only be in my world for a short time, and ours is the only world she knows. It is absolutely unconditional that I make her precious life as safe and happy as I can. I wonder why we can’t always feel the same about our fellow human travelers in this short life span we are given.

I spent a lot of time in battles today I knew I couldn’t win. I have a god-awful habit of doing that. I’m still swinging at windmills and trying to send fast balls into the bleachers.  As I watched, a small fish struggled for air, took one last breath, one fin still attempting to swim, then he died. I wondered why I spent such intellectual capital fighting that battle. Someday I’ll struggle for my own last breath. 

My family dates so far back into southern ancestry and aristocracy that if you do a search of the name Sanders during the Civil War, you’ll find the books and bloody ground are littered with it, and yes, it is part of my blood line. I was born in Fort Sanders Hospital in Knoxville, Tennessee. My dad was from South Carolina, and my mom, a Cherokee, was born in the mountains of Tennessee and oppressed just as much as African-Americans. I have no love of my long line of southern history, deservedly blown to hell in the Civil War. I feel no sense of loss on the removal of the Confederate flag. Family members on my dad’s side, the privileged, tried to maintain a life based on oppressing and murdering other human beings, but I did not adopt their standards. The Confederate flag is a shameful rag and nothing more.
 
There are more thoughts on this subject and other things on the shores of Rambling Harbor. Join me there. 

http://dbsanders.podbean.com/e/one-tiny-fish-and-the-confederate-flag/
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Steve Migs Blog 06/29/15 "Rainiers & Steak!"

What a fun, busy weekend.  On Saturday we had a blast at the Rainiers game.  We had a gathering of the Titanic Douches for a Migs Cast listener party.  Here’s a pic of some of us!
 


 
Thanks to everyone that came out… you all were a fun rowdy bunch… after a few drinks, it quickly became the “heckle the other team” party!
 


 
If you aren’t a member of our group on Facebook, you are missing out on a fun, drama free, community.  Just search “The Migs Cast” to find us, and please join.  We hope to have more fun parties in the future.

The R Yard is a fun section to check a game out at Cheney Stadium…
 


 
Plus it was fun to be in charge of the music played during batting practice…
 


Over the weekend we all went and “chaperoned” Sara’s date for “Win A Date With BJ’s Daughter”.  That was a blast!  Thanks to car Pros for driving them around in a sweet Hyundai Eqqus…
 


 
Thanks to Sullivan’s Steakhouse for the great setting for the date.  The food was amazing…get the calamari as an appetizer (damn!), and their signature drink, The Knockout, is awesome!
 


 
Chris from our show was there filming, and put together a fun recap video of the date…check it out!
 

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Steve Migs Blog 06/29/15 "Rainiers & Steak!"

What a fun, busy weekend.  On Saturday we had a blast at the Rainiers game.  We had a gathering of the Titanic Douches for a Migs Cast listener party.  Here’s a pic of some of us!
 


 
Thanks to everyone that came out… you all were a fun rowdy bunch… after a few drinks, it quickly became the “heckle the other team” party!
 


 
If you aren’t a member of our group on Facebook, you are missing out on a fun, drama free, community.  Just search “The Migs Cast” to find us, and please join.  We hope to have more fun parties in the future.
The R Yard is a fun section to check a game out at Cheney Stadium…
 


 
Plus it was fun to be in charge of the music played during batting practice…
 


Over the weekend we all went and “chaperoned” Sara’s date for “Win A Date With BJ’s Daughter”.  That was a blast!  Thanks to car Pros for driving them around in a sweet Hyundai Equus…
 


 
Thanks to Sullivan’s Steakhouse for the great setting for the date.  The food was amazing…get the calamari as an appetizer (damn!), and their signature drink, The Knockout, is awesome!
 


 
Chris from our show was there filming, and put together a fun recap video of the date…check it out!
 

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Doland Trump 6/25/15

    I am not even sure where to start on this one but I will start with I do not like this guy. The person I am talking about is Donald Trump who is now running for president. Donald Trump is famous for many things and some of them are good and some are bad. First I freely admit that his book the art of the deal is a good read for people trying to understand dealing with business deals  and not a bad read. I will also admit that his TV show The Apprentice is entertaining and has a fun catchphrase with "Your Fired". Now I will tell you some of the bad, Trump enterprises (his companies) have filed for bankruptcy twice. I bring this up because he insist on telling you how rich he is and how much money he has made over the years. He is smart in the way that he never involves his own money of name so that he can still make tons of money while the government, you and I  forgive his companies debts and he makes millions. This brings me to another point which is he really smart for this or is he just a bad person who takes none of the risk and just the rewards. I realize that trump won't win the nomination or become president but to me he is just evil. When he announced he was running he said that Mexico sends us rapist and killer and only some of them are Ok people. He is completely wrong about that and it is the other way around, only a small amount are criminals. That would like thinking all Italians are in the mob, which is not true. I don't like the guy and that is obvious but what scares me is the lies he puts out there and that some do believe him 
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Seattle Musician Documentary Book Video Feature

Check out the season ending Art Zone with Nancy Guppy​ show (video above) and the feature on photographer Ernie Sapiro's "Musician" book & the upcoming August gallery in Seattle. Huge honor to have been asked to participate in this historic piece of Seattle Music documentation!

 

Over 2 years of scheduling, Ernie shot over 175 chosen figures known in the Seattle/Pacific Northwest Music scene (all genres) over the years & currently from musicians, producers, radio personalities, record store/label peeps etc. like Pat O'Day (famous broadcaster/promoter), Duff McKagan (GnR), Mike McCready (Pearl Jam), Randy Hansen, Sir Mix-a-Lot, Chris Ballew (PUSA)Sean Kinney (Alice in Chains), Tee Wanz, Merrilee Rush, Buck Ormsby (The Fabulous Wailers), Matt Vaughn (Easy Street Records)Jonathan Poneman (Sub Pop), Duke Erickson (Metal Church) etc. Even the first lady of RnR photography (especially in the Pacific Northwest), Jini Dellaccio is featured in this project. Unfortunately she passed away last year, but what an HONOR it is for myself to also be featured in this project along side her greatness and my fellow photogs Charles Peterson & Lance Mercer. Also to know my cousin and long time Seattle music critic Gene Stout is also in the project is bitter sweet for our families knowing how much time/effort we've both put into our love of music and especially in the local scene. Between us we have 65+ years of music relations in Seattle alone with our writings and photography! A celebration of each individuals 30x34" prints will be on display at Union Stable (not 100% confirmed yet - I'll announce details when confirmed) in Seattle starting August 21st and will run for 3-4 weeks. A book is also in the plans too. That would be awesome!

Here's some non-exhibit extras Ernie let me use of Mike McCready - (me) Iron Mike Savoia - Gene Stout for this blog. Not even knowing the uniqueness or full story behind the project when I had my photo shoot I'm super happy I walked out of the house that day with my Rocket shirt on, perfect dedication to the history of Seattle music print coverage back in the day now immortalized in this project! If Ernie's last name rings a bell in Seattle his father was the world renowned film photographer Scotty Sapiro (bio). His studio in Seattle's Pioneer Square was well known in the 70s. Following in his footsteps Ernie is now on of the best Seattle based portrait and lifestyle editorial photographers! Great personality and talent. Stay up-to-date with this project at: www.facebook.com/erniesapirophotography

A special shout out goes out to Nancy Guppy (Art Zone, Almost Live, King5) as the co-producer of this "Musicians" project as Ernie stated to me "This would have never happened without her" and the Gibson Showroom in Seattle (Jeff Dana & Jenny Marsh) for their time/efforts for all the photos to be done there.

"Iron" Mike Savoia - blogs.kisw.com/ironmikewww.facebook.com/SavoiaPhotographyLive

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BJ'S BLOG 05/25/15 "Kick Her Out, But Stay Together?"

Greetings, fellow Rock-A-Holics! Let’s beat the heat for just a few extra minutes by staying inside to help out one of our own! It’s always air conditioned in Group Therapy!
 
Today’s person-in-need is Donovan, who recently asked his girlfriend to move in with him. They have been together for a year, and they were spending all their time at his place anyway, so he figured it was an obvious decision.
 
Unfortunately, cohabitation hasn’t been quite what Donovan expected. His girlfriend is, to put it plainly, a complete slob. It’s driving Donovan crazy enough that he’s starting to resent her, but his attempts to discuss his concerns with her have produced no results. The big question for Donovan is this: can their relationship survive if he tells her that he wants to stay together, but can’t live with her under these conditions?
 
I do not envy you in this situation, Donovan. Maybe a year was too soon for consolidating your living situation, but it’s not like there’s any real yardstick for making that decision.
 
Do you have any advice for Donovan and his extremely complicated roommate/relationship situation? Sound off, good people!
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Steve Migs Blog 06/25/15 "Win A Date With BJ's Daughter!"

You can’t beat a morning when this type of radio happens!
 


 
On Monday I shared with you how much fun I had at the Draft Tournament – a travelling hockey tournament that was in Bremerton over the weekend.  A couple of pix have surfaced… check out our team (green) and the team we played in the championship.
 


 
We wound up winning 3-2…it was a true battle to the last second, and was an honor to play with and  against great competitors!
 


 
Like I mentioned before… this is a hockey…and BOOZIN’ event… and this picture sums up the weekend.  This was taken on night one, and they stayed like that for about 3 hours!
 


 
This week on the Mega Cast, Thee Ted Smith and I have a very random episode… you should check it out as we tackle issues like Electronic Dance Music, the Confederate Flag, and why is my chest currently shaved to look like the state of Louisanna?  Listen here…
 
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