Friday, December 16, 2011

Had to Laugh in the Car at Something Greggo Said Today

Rhads and Followill were enjoyable enough, but it struck me that I hadn't checked out RaGE in awhile, so I punched over.  They were talking to some FANfan (their latest catchphrase -- at least I hadn't heard it before) who had won a contest and was sitting in on the show.  One of his interests was camping.

GREGGO:  Why would anyone want to go camping?

SYBIL:  You can go out in the woods and drink beer, not shower for three days.

GREGGO:  I can do that at home.

Dunno, just struck me funny.  Didn't listen for long, no other major impressions. 

Except that they're still around and not taking time off over the holidays.  I recall commenters predicting their demise well before now, but they're hanging on.

PS:  Question:  I thought I heard Rhads say that BaD was going to do some PM drive shows during the break.  Did anyone hear that or know what days that will take place?  Thanks.

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Anonymous said...

I find myself listening to Richie and Greggo more and more. I like Whitt's humor and Greggo I pull for just cause he fell so far. Besides Sybil is funny and hot! Mike's anti-Cowboys sentiment mixed with the show's musical snobbery pisses me off more than a little. When they start that crap I tune right out. RAGE needs to switch Armen's mike off more often. He is a big bag of nothing.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the comment, Richie. Good to hear from ya.

The Plainsman said...

Now, now. One can have favorable impressions of RaGE without being Richie Whitt. Next thing you know, you'll be accusing Your Plainsman of being Richie.

They'll be some FAN/RaGE thoughts coming up shortly.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, they're still hanging on. CBS has decided it is OK with losing money in order to have a presence in this market. Makes sense; you can't have a legitimate national sports network without a foothold in the fourth largest market in the US, and a metroplex that includes every major sports league. But it has nothing to do with any kind of success, or even quality, for that matter. My guess is they think they can overtake ESPN and be a Solid Number Two.

Must be nice to have that kind of job security. Anyone else doing such lousy work would've lost it by now.

Anonymous said...

Honestly, I've about had it with The Hardline, Granpa Urine, and RaGE. Okay, let me put it another way...I've about had it with The Hardline and Granpa Urine, and I've never enjoyed RaGE, so I can't "have it" with that program. So what does this confusing rant mean? It means that the pm drive time shows around here have lost my interest. Granpa Urine is as confusing as my comment here. RaGE is just awful. Whitt might be the most offputting radio personality around these parts. And The Hardline has become one big E-News segment. I'm so tired of music segments that I could puke. I'm sorry, but I no longer give a rat's butt about Dylan, Neil Young, Petty, Steely Dan, or whatever local yokel band/artist that Mike and Danny are promoting (meaning, crotch sniffing). I"m tired, tired, tired of it all. BaD is great. The Musers are great. Josh and Elf can be good. Ben and Skin can be good, especially when it comes to the Mavs. But the pm drive time has become stale around here. As the obnoxious and vocabulary impaired (everything's "the most amazing...") British celebrity chef likes to say to the moron restaurant owners he tries to help..."CHANGE OR DIE!"

ap said...


BaD Radio will be doing shows at full-strength in the morning after the Norm-a-thon. Bob will be present during the off-week doing fill in work making up for time lost in Honduras. Not sure what slots - I think it's either the normal slot or drive-time. Will check and get back to you.

The Plainsman said...

Anonymous before AP: A good old-fashioned rant, and I thank you for it. There is much truth there. I like The Hardline, but I tend to drift with all the talk of TV shows I don't watch, which seems, as you say, to be increasing. BaD is even worse with the time taken up with hot cable shows I don't watch. But I assume lots and lots of P1's do, so I don't complain too much about it. I happen to like Jeff Beck, Steely Dan, and Neil Young, but I agree that the agenda needs a bit of freshening up from time to time.

Having said that, as I've written in the past, I do the The Hardline has sounded good for most of the past year. But sure, it's not everyone's cup of tea.

Anonymous, your piece actually serves as a nice intro to the next article, which will be up later today or early tomorrow.

Many thanks for checking in.

Shaggy said...

"My guess is they think they can overtake ESPN and be a Solid Number Two."

The FAN is most definitely a solid number two...of a different sort.

ap said...

Plainsman - some interesting thoughts about Bob leaving his comfort zone. I think it's required listening if you're concerned about Bob leaving the ticket for greener pastures.

G.N. said...

It'll be Bob and Rich from noon to 3 this week (M-Thurs). Then BaD Radio (I believe in full) will do The Musers shift on Tuesday morning after Normathon, then Hardline shift for the rest of the week (12/28 - 12/31)

ap said...

Furthermore, Cirque will be doing the 10-noon slot on the 22nd, 23rd, 28th, 29th and 30th.

The Plainsman said...

Thanks to all. P

ap said...

- Followill and Rhads for the 19, 21, 22, 23 in the Hardline Slot
- Rhads and David Moore on the 20th in the Hardline Slot
- Gordo and Doocy (supposedly) in the Musers slot 19,20,21
- Jer and Grubes are on vacation