Sunday, November 6, 2016

Wish I'd Had a Camera So I Could Have Sent the Picture to George


On Friday night I was at Klyde Warren Park to watch the simulcast of the Dallas Opera's production of "Moby Dick."

(Capsule review:  Resolutely forgettable score, bombastic and sometimes obscure libretto, but a very evocative symphonic orchestration during the non-vocal passages, and great musical and dramatic performances with some charismatic actors (Jay Hunter Morris (Ahab) is from Paris, Texas), and gorgeous and astounding stagecraft that made an impact even half a football field away on screen, worth sitting through the about-45-minutes-too-long opera.)

Jody Dean was serving as a kind of Klyde Warren Park emcee.  During the intermission, he and another person whose name I didn't catch were asking what they called "trivia questions" about the first act to (mostly) little kids and a few adults.

One of the adults was a guy named Philip.

He was wearing an old-style Ticket t-shirt.

Jody took note.  I don't recall his exact words but they were to the effect that "couldn't you have found a KLUV t-shirt?" OWTTE.  I don't recall Philip's response, but he did answer the opera question correctly.

Anyone else see this?

"Call me Trishmael."

29 comments:

The Plainsman said...

Anyone else like Eli Jordan with Craig Rosengarden on The Tee Box yesterday?

Anonymous said...

Only when golf was not mentioned.

Anonymous said...

I thought they were great. Eli is a real up and comer. I'd rather listen to Country Force than M+M on Saturdays. Machine is out and out unlistenable except when talking Mavs. Monty too was a real up and comer, but he's fallen into trying to appease/be one of the kool kidz amongst the JVs, and it's made him more off putting than not. Which is a shame because the Monty from a year or so ago was not as such.

Anonymous said...

The Wiz Khalifa show can't come and go soon enough.

I finally watched the Dale Hansen interview with the Musers. Good stuff. I'm not sure where it was shot, but if you look over Gordon's shoulder you can see the famous photo of Ruby shooting Oswald.

http://www.wfaa.com/sports/hansen-conversations-the-musers-the-ticket/344015742

Anonymous said...

Sturm couldn't possibly relate his Ohio State football game experience with some help from Corby.

Anonymous said...

Yes, by all means, let's make fun of an old Vietnam vet who likes to put political signs in his yard.

slinky said...

I was all DaC [ESPN] today from 3pm on. When the Firing line came on, I was wondering if there was any way they could get Galloway to be a volunteer guest after each Cowboy game. I miss Galloway so much, and would love to have his opinions, especially at this time. Also, on BaD Friday, I heard that ol Pizza Buzz Whitt is hawking some kind of paranoid survivalist compound. Just who I would want advertising for me....the poster boy of failure!

Anonymous said...

Well Gordo's Trump vacation is almost over. He is going to have to find something else to talk about after this week hopefully. Low hanging fruit there Gordo. I know you are better than this.

Anonymous said...

Gordon really knows how to set that treble hook, doesn't he?

Anonymous said...

More evidence that Line Four Guy is from Cleveland. He corrected Dan on the driving distance from Cleveland to Kent State.

blergoyen said...

What's the over/under on Gordo being politcally MegaTriggered? 60 days? Someone already left a red handprint on his face on Twitter:


https://twitter.com/partygirl_93/status/796257209978064896

Anonymous said...

Last night left me very confused. I'm glad I've got Corby and Danny to sort it all out for me today.

Anonymous said...

We get, dude. We get it every single day. You don't like Corby and Danny. Wash, rinse, repeat.

Anonymous said...

Wrong 3:08. I like Danny and Corby. When they stick to what they are good at.

Anonymous said...

I stand corrected. Eh, yeah. Exactly what, in your opinion, do they do well? Because you're criticizing them for what they basically do each and every show, all show long.

Anonymous said...

It's the selective interpretation Gordo always talks about. I don't find him to be the end all, be all political voice either but if you agree with the Corby and Danny hour, then it's radio gold. If not, it's nails on a chalkboard.

My comment is that they tend to strike that chord, whether positive or negative, during most shows. Likely a reason why they're the lowest rated show on the Little One. Frankly I just don't want to hear it on my way home. I've been beaten down by opinions all day.

Anonymous said...

2:04. You nailed it. I agree.

You remember how they WERE saying they are both flawed candidates before the election? How they didn't like either one of them. If HRC been elected, would there be the same "angst" that they feel for Trump? I think not. They JUST now said how the "uneducated" came out in droves. Then Danny said they don't like being referred to as that. And Mike said I don't really care cause that's what they are! WTH?!?!

In this area we call DFW, he overwhelmingly won! This didn't happen in a vacuum. A MAJORITY of us voted that way!

Anonymous said...

With the exception of a couple of the JV'ers, (the usual ones) I really like bits and banter between all the hosts. I am a P1 and have been since 99'. I moved away from DFW (this was before internet streaming) for a job and the first chance I had to come back I jumped at it....because of the ticket. A radio station! That's crazy. But It hasn't been but in the last few years that I've heard as much political slant from ALL of the shows. And they all seem have this wiser than you and so above the fray attitude that rules over us unenlightened and ignorant masses. And if they sense there are those of us out here who don't concur, then it's implied we are all hillbilly rednecks.

But I guess if I don't like it, I can change the channel like Mike Rhyner said.

slinky said...

@ anon 4:43...I think he actually lost big time in the "DFW" area, but he kicked ass across small town Texas.
@ anon 5:18...you probably lived here during the old days when old school Hardline was ruling, and yes, a lot of it was Greggo. What you get today is basically the Corby show and what you described.
Let me ask: personally, I would like to see some weekend talent get a shot at week day drive, but does anyone remember the last time Ticket brought in a "new" face? Remember when this "Sturm" guy showed up? Nobody knew him! Here's this carpetbagger in our beloved Ticket prime time! We gradually got to love the guy and proved to be a good spirited dude. [despite Gordo's "Arabic teeth jokes"] Then...he gets saddled with another [somewhat more edgy] carpetbagger! I still laugh when I think of those awkward, tense, forced chemistry days. But today, BaD is one of the best shows. It would create a lot of excitement [and a lot of blog chatter] if the Ticket would groom a new show.

Anonymous said...

Here's an example.

I'm not interested in basketball - I punch out for basketball segments. I'm not interested in golf - I punch out for golf segments. I think the Jason Garrett press conference is useless - I punch out for the Jason Garrett press conference.

But I like E-News. E-News has been an appointment since they started doing it. And Corby is one of the reasons E-News works.

But early in the week Corby used E-News to read some list of the top 5 winners and losers in the election. No problem there, until it was clear that he didn't know who some of the people on the list were. So not only does he expose himself for not having the political IQ he thinks he has, he doesn't bother to take 5 minutes to familiarize himself with names on a list that he is going to read on the radio to thousands of listeners. Shook my head on that one.

And yes, Hillary Clinton carried Dallas, Travis, Bexar, and Harris counties.

So how about that Guys Night Out?


Anonymous said...

Slinky

Please elaborate on the Gordo "Arabic teeth" and carpet bagger jokes. This was long before a lot of us found the little one. You can't tease us by throwing out a gem like that.

Anonymous said...

Heard that the Musers devoted their entire show to the election yesterday. Hate that I missed it. Does anyone know anyway that I can listen to it? Thanks.

Shaggy said...

http://usave.it/

Subscribe and I think you can get access to old full shows.

(The Ticket is not allowing The UnTicket to post full shows for free anymore)

Anonymous said...

I got worried when Mike's Mind wasn't about the Edmund Fitzgerald. He came through at 6:40.

slinky said...

@ anon 9:04AM.....when Bob was a rookie at the station, apparently Gordo [in classic Gordo fashion] thought Bob had Arabic looking teeth. Of course that was about 18 years ago, and I'm sure Gordo has matured a lot since then!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much Shaggy!

Anonymous said...

I don't know where John Little came from. Hadn't heard him since this morning, but wow he's got some pipes! I never listen to Tickers, but did this morning because I was loving his voice.

Ed said...

Yep I noticed the same thing. Enjoyed the tickers more than the content today

Anonymous said...

I noticed him too