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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/ironmike - www.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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Larry Wilmore 6/24/15

So this year there has been some changes on the late night talk show circuit. One of the first shows that changed host was that Stephen Colbert left his post and the show turned in The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore. I try to make sure I watch this show at least a few days a week. I think Larry Wilmore does a good job and the show is very funny with eh different people he has on. The other thing I really like is that he has different guest on that I don't think would normally be on the late night talk shows. He has some rappers on along actors and political figures. Larry is black and I think that helps bring in different people and makes others more comfortable with seeing black faces on the panels. I think that having on different people of all back rounds and races is very interesting and give another view. I watch some channels and show's like Larry's who talk about other races but the only one's talking are white faces which does not make a ton of sense. I think having the rappers and younger people on helps give a fresh view as well as sometimes as we get older it is hard to accept change. I should also mention that Larry does a very good job of tackling serious issues while keeping the show funny. That is what impresses me the most truth be told, I would be way to fired up to keep the comedy rolling. I like the show and suggest you check it out
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BJ'S BLOG 05/24/15 "Stealing Someone's Man"

It's Group Therapy time! Let's help out a Rock-A-Holic in need of advice!

Ashley is a fan of the show, so I'm going to try my best to be kind here…but I'm struggling from the get-go, folks.

25-year-old Ashley has a male friend named Tommy that she's known since high school. Tommy's been dating another girl for the last four years, and Ashley doesn't think much of her. Of course, that might be due to the fact that Ashley always figured that she and Tommy would end up becoming an item. Ashley and Tommy used to joke that they should get married if they were both single at age 30, so that just adds fuel to what Ashley hopes could become a fire someday.

Recently, Tommy confided to Ashley that he cheated on his girlfriend on vacation. Ashley was shocked, but it also made her realize that she had never considered trying to come between Tommy and his girlfriend. She just assumed that they were solid, and that he would never go for it. Now that she knows he might be susceptible to temptation, she has actually come to us to see if we think she should go for it. In fact, she wonders if his confession is some kind of sign that it's time to make her move.

Oh, man. Where do I ever start with this girl, and how do I say what's on my mind without using terrible language and saying mean things? It's always a struggle, but this is an especially difficult case for me. This is exactly why I always say that men and women who are close friends are usually holding back some kind of attraction, at least on one side of the friendship.
I'd LOVE to hear your thoughts, good people of the Rock-A-Holic community! Cut loose and tell Ashley what you think of this "problem" that she's looking for help to solve…

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Steve Migs Blog 06/24/15 "You Threw An AXE?!?"

I've done a lot of stupid things in my life… but this is one of the dumber things I have seen and I am certain my little brain would tell me, "Steve…don't be an idiot and throw an axe at a small target while people are behind it". Unfortunately for Fox & Friends co-host Pete Hegseth… he chose not to listen to common sense, and hucked an axe at a target… missed, and hit a guy playing the drums.

Thankfully the guy is OK… but he did share his thoughts about the idiot TV guy on a Facebook post. The drummer's name is Jim Prosperie, and he wrote:

My leadership told me they were told there would be no axe throwing. I think the anchor person went rogue and decided to throw it. He had only thrown it once before in practice for an upcoming segment and they told him to throw it with more force. The vid you see is edited showing the Televised portion of the throw and then edited to a portion that was taken on someone's phone of us being videoed. The part that was actually televised showed the overthrown axe and then segued to us for the drum solo bump, only showing me walking behind the section holding my arm. The actual part where the axe hit me was not televised. Poor decision, obvious negligence, should not have happened, could have been avoided. When shooting or throwing, always know what is behind your target. Basic safety rule.

Here is the video:

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