by Sean Dillon
posted Aug 21 2014 5:58PM
Rock 101.1 and the South Plains Fair welcome to Lubbock .38 Special
for the Rock 101.1 Listener Appreciation
Tuesday September 23rd
Keep listening to Rock 101.1 or check back here for locations where you can pick up your tickets.
posted Aug 21 2014 4:01PM
I know what I'll be doing every waking hour for the next week and a half! starting today, August 21st, and running through Labor Day, the FXX network is aring every The Simpsons ever, beginning at 10:30 am eastern with the very first episode, Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire and running through midnight eastern on September 2nd with the airing of the season 25 finale, The Yellow Badge of Cowardice, last seen on Fox this past May. Every Treehouse of Horror is included. The Simpsons Movie which ran in theaters in 2007 will air in the middle of the marathon at 6:00 pm eastern on August 29th.
by Sean Dillon
posted Aug 15 2014 12:54PM
The Dallas Cowboys announced that starting QB Tony Romo will start in the Cowboys’ preseason home opener vs Baltimore tomorrow night.
I’ve been watching the Cowboys pussyfoot around this issue. LET TONY PLAY! If he isn’t ready to get hit by now, this season is over. The herniated disk has been fixed and the Boys need him badly.
I want to see Tony lead the first team down the field to a touchdown… otherwise this is going to be a LONG painful, nowhere near a playoff team season.
What do you think will happen Saturday night?
posted Aug 13 2014 3:42PM
Australian newspaper The Advertiser is reporting that Australian sharks love AC/DC. "Eyre Peninsula tourism operator Matt Waller has discovered that great whites are attracted to the Australian hard rock band more than any other - even more than berley.
Several times a week his Adventure Bay Charter company cruises down to Shark Bay at the Neptune Islands, south of Port Lincoln, to view the world's largest predatory fish.
The sharks are particularly attracted to top-selling songs If You Want Blood and Shook Me All Night Long with their low frequencies.
Mr Waller discovered the unusual attraction for sharks when taking tourists out on his swim with great white sharks trips.
"We know the AC/DC music works best by trial and error, and we are doing more research to see what works best with different species of shark," he says.
It all started when Mr Waller did some research on the internet to see what companies use to help repel sharks.
"I asked a couple of them how to attract sharks and they said they hear best at frequencies from 20 to 1000 hertz," Mr Waller says.
"Quite often we see the sharks on the surface, but most of the time our guests want to get in the cage and see them up close.
"I've seen the sharks rub their faces on the cage where the sound is coming from as if to feel it."
Mr Waller believes the attraction of sharks to AC/DC has much to do with the low frequency range of their music, which is compatible with the very sensitive hearing of sharks.
"The sharks come to Neptune Island, which has the largest population of fur seals in the world, to stock-up on a high energy diet of the fur seals," he says.
The attraction of great white sharks to AC/DC music echoes the practice of Pacific Islanders in attracting sharks by rattling coconut shells together under the water."
posted Aug 12 2014 2:58PM
As we all mourn the loss of Robin Williams, I just came across a great article in the Huffington Post that shows what a huge talent he was. "Robin Williams lived an amazing life before his death at the age of 63. In the beginning of his career, Williams struggled as a street mime in front of New York’s Museum of Modern Art; by the end, he was the type of performer who could lift the spirits of a long-time friend in the hospital to our nation's troops in Afghanistan, Iraq and Kuwait and everyone in between. Moreover, once Williams reached the top, he remembered to look back on where he came from: The actor famously helped Jessica Chastain become the first person in her family to go to college, funding her full-ride scholarship to Juilliard when she was just starting out herself. There's certainly no doubt Williams will be missed by both fans and colleagues. Below are some of the little known moments of Williams' inspiring career.
1. Robin Williams improvised most of Genie for "Aladdin."
2. Robin Williams dressed in scrubs and surprised his friend Christopher Reeve in the hospital following his career-ending accident.
3. During the filming of "Schindler's List," Robin Williams called Steven Spielberg to tell him jokes and lift his spirits.
4. In high school, Robin Williams was voted by his classmates as the "Least Likely To Succeed."
5. Robin Williams' favorite childhood book was "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe," which he'd read to his kids.
You can read the entire article here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/11/robin-williams-facts_n_5670220.html. It has some great backstory and pictures as we mourn the loss of a man that provided so much laughter to so many.
by Sean Dillon
posted Aug 12 2014 1:21PM
With a new tour supporting his new album Hypnotic Eye. But this time around he isn't hitting Lubbock.
I'm excited to see Tom back on the road again. Check out these road dates:
Aug 14 Vancouver, BC Pepsi Live At Rogers...
Aug 15 George, WA The Gorge
Aug 17 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place
Aug 19 Calgary, AB Scotiabank Saddledome
Aug 21 Winnipeg, MB MTS Centre
Aug 23 Chicago, IL United Center
Aug 24 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music The...
Aug 26 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
Aug 28 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
Aug 30 Boston, MA Fenway Park
Aug 31 Portland, ME Cumberland County Ci...
Sep 06 Arrington, VA Lockn' Festival
Sep 07 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts
Sep 10 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
Sep 11 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
Sep 13 Hartford, CT XL Center
Sep 15 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
Sep 16 Allentown, PA PPL Center
Sep 18 Raleigh, NC PNC Arena
Sep 20 West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheater
Sep 21 Tampa, FL Tampa Bay Times Forum
Sep 23 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
Sep 25 Houston, TX Toyota Center
Sep 26 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
Sep 28 Tulsa, OK BOK Center
Sep 30 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Oct 01 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Oct 03 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Oct 05 San Jose, CA SAP Center
Oct 07 Anaheim, CA Honda Center
Oct 10 Los Angeles, CA The Forum
Oct 11 Los Angeles, CA The Forum
by Sean Dillon
posted Aug 11 2014 9:57AM
So after playing around in radio for the last 18 years, I decided to go back to Texas Tech and finish my degree. I actually won a bet from a friend who thought that I would never go back, so T, I expect to see a $180 donation to the Children's Miracle Network in my sisters name before the end of the month.
I didn't tell anyone about my journey because I figured that if for some reason I had to bail, it wouldn't be that bad.
Tips I give all graduates stolen from my dad...
1. There are no more summer vacations, find a job, get the hell out of your parents house and make mistakes.
2. Make mistakes because the only way you learn is by making mistakes.
3. Listen more than you speak.
4. No one that is worth a damn will hate you for asking a question.
5. Help others as they follow you, because someone helped you.
Guns UP, Wreck Em Tech and I'll see you on the radio!
by Sean Dillon
posted Aug 8 2014 9:48AM
It all depends on Tony Romo's back. Now Tony says that it is ok. The Cowboys say that it is okay. But if it is so, "OK", why are they treating him like a china doll? The rest of the teams of the NFL aren't going to look at him and say, "Oh Tony, we know your back is recovering so we are going to take it easy on you."
HELL NO. They are going to try and destroy him.
Why? Cause the Boys are backed up by Brandon Weeden who is days closer to Social Security. I'm not saying that Brandon is old, but the AARP already sends him mailers.
If Tony Romo stays upright and off the IR list the Cowboys win 9 games. Otherwise... "With the first pick of the 2015 NFL Draft, the Dallas Cowboys select..."
posted Aug 7 2014 3:16PM
tosses fan's cellphone at concert
The Toronto Sun is reporting that "Rocker Peter Frampton lost his cool at a concert in Carmel, Indiana on Sunday when an unruly fan ignored his repeated requests not to film his performance on a cellphone. The Show Me the Way hitmaker turned his back in disgust at one point but when the front row fan kept taking shots and video of the guitarist, Frampton turned and asked for the fan's phone. Online reports on social media differ with some suggesting the rocker hurled the phone into the rafters of the concert venue, while others claim he simply tossed the device backstage and continued with his set.
Onstage Magazine's Larry Philpot, who was at the show, writes, "You could see the absolute look of desperation and frustration on Peter’s face. I have never seen an artist so upset before... and the guy in the front row (was) unrelenting - apparently with no self control, considering he’s already flipped Peter off and turned around and called the rest of the audience a bunch of deadbeats." Philpot adds, "Peter ends the song, walks over and with a huge smile on his face bends down and says, 'Hey, can I see that? Can I see the photos you've been taking?' The guy hands him his phone and Peter stands up, spins, and flings for the rafters! Yes! The phone went flying to the back of the stage and we all erupted in cheers! With years of experience playing guitar, we just knew he had a great arm!"
by Sean Dillon
posted Aug 6 2014 4:38PM
Foreigner is official...
Get your reserved seats now. Ticket prices are are $91.50, $75, $57.75 and 44.75 which include service charges.
Tickets are on sale at Select-A-Seat outlets or at http://www.selectaseatlubbock.com
Call Select-A-Seat at 770-2000 for more details.
Who is coming with this version of Foreigner?
Michael Bluestein, Chris Frazier, Thom Gimbel, Kelly Hansen, Mick Jones, Jeff Pilson, and Bruce Watson