Friday, November 12, 2010

That's Some Laryngitis

I thought I could do without The Fart Game today so I switched over to RAGE on 105.3.  Richie and some other guy were talking about Greggo, and the other guy reported that Greggo had "severe inflammation of the larynx, complete with pus pockets."  They said they hoped he would be back Monday.  He said that when he spoke to Hammer's girlfriend, she said he was in the bedroom punching the pillow out of frustration of not being able to broadcast.

O  .  .  .  kay.

How does one develop severe inflammation of the larynx?  Severe enough to generate (one of Junior's favorite words) pus?

Do we have any otolaryngologist Confessors out there?


P1 Steven said...

I heard Greggo on LATE friday evening. His voice sounded TERRIBLE. In my second job, I wait tables. After talking/ yelling (not at my guest, but in the form of communicating in the kitchen) over about 24 hours of work on Friday/Saturday/ Sunday, my voice is almost all the way gone. Five hours a day has to be hard on anyone's voice.

Anonymous said...

and I thought I was the only one who hates the Fart Game.

The Plainsman said...

I hate the Fart Game and always dial away from it. It's not a game. It's just stupid and mean and it demeans The Hardline in the bargain.

Anyone know if Greggo the Hammer is back? Laryngitis can be severe, of course, but he's been affected/out for a couple of weeks now. And, as I mentioned, he was weird on the Cowboys pre-game.

So while I hope he's only sick, and while I hope he returns to work fully-recovered, I'm suspicioning that there may be something else going on.

P1 Steven said...

@ The Plainsman... Greggo was on late Friday evening & did not sound well at all (Voice). Im sure he feels pressure to continue working & not have people question him. Fart game is only funny when someone notices the fart.

Scott said...

I heard him about 4:30. It was bad. And, he was doing a cheesy bit with a guy selling LCDs or somesuch. good ole cheesy Greggo

The Plainsman said...

He should be getting better. Any indication as to whether his pipes are receiving professional attention, or is he just waiting for this to go away?

Again, I'm hopeful he's getting better and will be OK and it's nothing more than some organic disorder.

The Plainsman said...

I tuned in this afternoon around 5:45 or so. Greggo was present. His voice sounded terrible but he was otherwise in typical hammer form. He was holding forth on gun safety.

He was also doing most of the talking.

Which was a good thing, because that show was TERRIBLE when anyone else was talking. I guess one of those guys is Richie Whitt, who has a voice made for newsprint, but who was the fake-agitated-sports-provocateur guy? Since it's trying to cut into The Hardline, I'll probably try to tune in from time to time to see what's up, but so far I haven't heard anything compelling, and a fair amount that stinks.

Anonymous said...

It's horrible. So, so horrible. All their programming is.

I admit I sometimes switch to 105.3 during commercials on my morning and evening commute. What I hear is bad radio (no, not BAD Radio). Though, I will admit it is a little better since they cut way back on the fan texts and calls.

It's so obvious they've decided now to simply (attempt to) copy The Ticket. They now have their version of tickers and they're slowly introducing more and more drops. You can even hear the hosts trying to yuk it up with each other, but there's no chemistry, because they're all just generic radio people shoved together with no real understanding of what makes this format work.

Forgive me if I start a flame war here, but it really reminds me of Microsoft trying for so many years to copy the Mac interface and just not getting it. All the elements are there, but there's just no "feel" to it. No understanding. The Ticket is more than the sum of its parts.

The Plainsman said...

Anonymous, I don't know if you'll start a flame war -- it would be our first -- but as far as I'm concerned, you're right.

I tuned in during some of the Ticket ad marathons today. Greg sounded a little better, but the show . . . you're right, it was dead. I thought it might throw a little scare into The Hardline, but I don't think that's going to happen. These non-Greg hosts might be nice guys, I've liked Richie Whitt's work in The Observer, but it just wasn't happening. Even the sound was dry, hard.

I'll keep tuning in -- maybe they'll hit on a formula. But having a reasonably healthy Hammer on one drive show, and a reasonably engaged Mike R on the other provides a very interesting way to judge what makes some shows click and others not.

Jeez, maybe someone should write about that.

James said...

I tuned in today and there was Greg, and he sounded sober, coherent, and his voice was very raspy. Perhaps he did have laryngitis after all.