Wednesday, April 29, 2009

RIP "Playboy" Buddy Rose

Paul Perschmann aka Buddy Rose passed away yesterday at the age of 56.

Some of my fondest early childhood memories involved watching Buddy Rose's shenanigans on both Portland wrestling and Vancouver All Star wrestling.

I can't think about Buddy Rose without smiling.

When the Portland promotion was building towards a Buddy Rose VS Roddy Piper looser leave town match(Rose would eventually win the match) I vividly remember a fan holding up a sign that said bye bye Buddy we'll hate to see you go.

Buddy/Paul I hate to see you go

Thanks for the memories.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Kermit's Duet

To end the weekend with a pleasant memory here is Kermit the frog singing Rainbow Connection with Debbie Harry.

I find this commercial very disturbing

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

The legendary voices of NFL films

I was sad to here that long time Philies announcer and NFL films narrator Harry Kalas had passed away.

When I herd the news on Mike and Mike in the morning they said he had been THE VOICE of NFL films since 1975. This caused my brain to short circuit because I could of sworn John Facenda narrated the Superbowl highlights in the late 70"s and early 80's.

After an entire day without Internet access I was able to confirm that the voice in my head was John Facenda He did indeed work for Nfl films until he passed away in 1984. They were correct in saying Kalas started in 1975 but he did not become THE VOICE until after Facenda passed away.

I have very much enjoyed listening to both men over the years. Here is an example of their immense talent

John Facenda "autumn wind"

Harry Kalas