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by Sean Dillon posted Oct 10 2014 1:17PM

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by Sean Dillon posted Oct 3 2014 12:31AM
I know I missed a couple of songs on here but here is the list that I was able to keep track of, plus what I was thinking while he was playing...

"Eight Days a Week" – and AWAY we go! He may have been nearly an hour late but the electricity is palpable!
??? - New Album song.
"All My Loving" – I think I annoyed the kids when I told them that the lyrics weren't "All my tonguing" like they were singing it.
"Listen to What the Man Said"
"Let Me Roll It"
Jimi Hendrix tribute - Impressed that Jimi learned Sgt. Peppers!

The best part of the concert so far is the conversation that he has with his fans. It's a "let's have fun , I'll play you some music and tell you some stories along the way." So we came along for the ride...

"Paperback Writer"
"My Valentine"
"1985" – EVERYTIME I hear this song, I want him to immediately go into Band on the Run.

"The Long and Winding Road"
"Maybe I'm Amazed" – he can still tickle the ivories
"I've Just Seen a Face"

Talking about Buddy Holly and the Crickets' and how they influenced him.
B7 ;-)
"It's So Easy"

"We Can Work It Out"
"Another Day"
"And I Love Her" - I actually sent my wife a text telling her that I loved her as he sang this.
"Blackbird" as he soared high above the crowd.
??
New?
"Queenie Eye" – Kids next to me was surprised that everyone kept yelling OUT! "Where did that piano come from?"

"Lady Madonna" – Stunning graphics on the video as he played.
"All Together Now"… all together now…

"Lovely Rita" – for some reason, I've never liked this song.

New song – taunted fans that they videoed the old stuff but not the new stuff. HA!
"Eleanor Rigby"
"Something"
Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da" (Life goes on)
"Band on the Run"
"Back in the U.S.S.R."
"Let It Be"
"Live and Let Die" – Where he kicked to a gear never seen before EVER in Lubbock!
"Hey Jude" – obvious 'closing song'

1st Encore
"Day Tripper" – Surprised that he came back with this one.
"Hi Hi Hi"
"Get Back"

2nd Encore
"Yesterday" – had a bet that he would end the 1st encore with this one.
"Helter Skelter" – Again he shocked me by pulling out this great track!
"Golden Slumbers"
"Carry That Weight"
"The End" – perfect ending until he was handed, brought over a stuffed longhorn. BAD Sir Paul!!! BAD, BAD, BAD!

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by Sean Dillon posted Sep 29 2014 5:44PM

Coronado beat Permian for the first time in 6 years, in the end words were said, shoving happened and stupid things followed.

But in the end, it was just a game.

In our lives we hold sporting events and competitions to such a lofty level that judges have been known to play favorites, officials “cheat” and parents drive their kids where they do not want to play anymore.

WHY?

Why is winning so important in the grand scheme of things? I think it is all about how teams accept winning & losing. Some are so entitled that they believe that when they lost it must be (insert excuse here). But it isn't. You lost plain and simple.

It all comes down to values. When the brush up happened and the rumor mills started up , I warned people to stop trolling and let ALL the information come to a front.

What we have found out is pretty amazing.

The story about how Coronado players disrespected a United States Marine.  Disputed BY THE MARINE!

Why do we allow rumors and tales spread?

Because we don't want our kids to be the bad ones. "We taught our kids better."  Yeah, you did, but sometimes teaching your kids doesn't mean that they execute your wishes.

Values are one of the richest things we can give our kids. 

I’ll be honest with you my friends, financially I’m not a rich man. I’ve lived hand to mouth my entire life. I have not gotten everything that I wanted, but I grew up with 2 brothers and 3 sisters. My parents worked multiple jobs sometimes to help me in my life. I was in a lower middle class family that handed down clothes to my brothers and did not get the coolest things first. But while my friends always had the hottest clothes, or the best lunches, I had family.

Yes, because of situations beyond my control, I once brought a macaroni and cheese sandwich to school. I was not cool and moved around too many times to make any life long friends until I settled down in Lubbock for college.

But I have worked my butt off and one day, the wonderful house that I have paid every single cent I could earn and more into… will be mine. No one can take away accomplishments that you achieve. Only you can take accomplishments and make them meaningless.

As a kid, I was terrible in sports, I wouldn’t shut up and I did not have anything that I could call a significant sports success. I could tell you about leading the pony league of baseball in walks, strikeouts and being hit by pitch but that delays my point.

I don’t remember any of the strikeouts today. None of them. I don’t remember the disappointments of my father, if he had any, that I wasn’t going to be a superstar. Because that wasn’t important to me or to my family.

What was important was making an effort.

I do remember my brief baseball career the one playoff game where I got hit by a pitch, stole 2nd, stole 3rd and got hit in by one of my friends to win the one and only playoff game in my life.

If you think that was funny, have you ever heard about a team carry a player off the field after grounding out to short? I have.

I was the player. My teammates knew I was the worst player, but because I MADE the effort, they recognized how important it was to me to be recognized for my effort.

As adults we know that a kick to win a game should be celebrated today, remembered in the future but ONLY is a memory.

Kids are full of emotions and hormones.

Holding anger in our heart / acting out in frustration has no meaningful consequences. Anger does nothing but keep us from success.

Teach your kids… it’s just a game and they will move on with their lives win or lose. I’ve lost more times than I have won in my life, but my wins I remember each of them with vivid details.

The losses have been forgotten

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by Sean Dillon posted Sep 23 2014 10:34PM
I have to give it up to you Lubbock. I was unsure on a Tuesday concert date at the fair. But you came guns a blazing with fun and excitement. What a crowd! You blew away my expectations. You came, we all were rocked by .38 Special and we came away happy.

Who wants to do it again?

We thank you, the best listeners in Lubbock!

The Rock 101 Crew
by Sean Dillon posted Sep 19 2014 9:58AM
Red Raider fans are approaching a day that they would rather not reach. A day where realization kicks in.

"Holy crap, this team isn't that good."  Don't be surprised. It's coming and when that day arrives there are two things that you should do.

1. Cheer LOUDER
2. Show up no matter what.

But how many games will be announced with more "paid ticket" attendance than actual attendance?

The Red Raiders are still a young team, and I still believe that we are 2-3 years away from a championship caliber team.

It isn't just players, because UT gets the best of the best in Texas, they haven't sniffed a championship in 4 years. Why? Because it takes everything firing on all cylinders to become a winner. It takes fans making the home games seem impossible to visiting teams, it takes players that can execute and it takes coaches that can mold these boys into men.

It takes experience and time.

But Red Raider fans are impatient. They want the respect that winning will give them.

They want other teams to HATE them. That won't happen. It takes beating a team over and over again then losing to that same doormat to start a rivalry.

The great solution to getting respect is being patient. Do your job. Cheer.

Leave everything else up to Tech.

They will win or lose, but that's not on us giving up. That's on THEM.

Quitters never win, and winners never quit. A dust storm of doubt and frustration is coming and how we react as a fan base is how we deserved to be viewed. As fair weather fans who go wherever the wind blows us or as fans who care about this team.

That's on us.

Judgment Day is coming for the Red Raider Nation. How will we be judged?

 
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