posted Sep 15 2014 4:37PM
Want to pay your last respects but just don't have the time for the whole "funeral thing?" Well you're in luck, a Saginaw funeral home is offering the convenience of drive-thru viewing. Paradise Funeral Chapel in Michigan has installed a drive-thru window allowing people to drive up to pay their last respects.
According to The Saginaw News, Funeral home President Ivan E. Phillips said he's had the idea for years, but an incident last year made him turn the idea into reality. That's when an elderly woman who was in a nursing home could not make it inside the chapel to visit her husband or attend his funeral, Phillips said.
"She would've got a chance to see him if we had this, so I knew we had to move forward," Phillips said. Phillips said the drive-thru allows others to pay respects to the dead who might otherwise not visit the funeral home.
"Considering the elderly generation that we service, so many people are afraid of funeral homes. So why not be able to do it from your car?" he asked. Drive-thru viewing is not a new concept. There are at least three funeral homes in other U.S. cities that offer it.
posted Sep 9 2014 5:28PM
BusinessWeek is reporting that "Helene Freeman, an entertainment lawyer who litigated a series of victories for Timberlake's former boy band, NSYNC, and is now defending Page and fellow members of Led Zeppelin in a dispute over Stairway to Heaven's authorship. Led Zeppelin faces a copyright infringement suit that alleges parts of the 1971 hit were filched from an obscure song by the band Spirit.
By hiring Freeman, a partner at New York law firm Phillips Nizer, Led Zeppelin has gone for an industry specialist who has also done work for singer Diana Ross and corporate clients that include record distributors and advertising agencies. In NSYNC cases from the late 1990s and 2000s, Freeman secured the band's ability to leave its old record label and won dismissal of a copyright suit over pictures on concert merchandise."
Judge for yourself if Spirit has a case:
posted Sep 5 2014 3:16PM
The 2014 NFL season kicked off Thursday night when the Seahawks beat the Packers 36 – 16 at CenturyLink Field. Now, the Facebook data team is analyzing where each team's fans live across the country. Each county is color-coded based on which official NFL team page has the most Facebook "Likes" by people who live in that county.
The Seahawks fan base naturally lives in the Pacific Northwest. No surprise there. The Dallas Cowboys — often referred to as "America's Team" — have a hold on a large number of counties. In some cases, entire states are devoted to just one team — like Washington to the Seahawks, Colorado to the Broncos and Minnesota to the Vikings.
But one team did not even make the list — the New York Jets. Facebook's data team says, "the New York Jets do not have a plurality of fans in any U.S. county." From Q13 Fox News
posted Sep 3 2014 2:24PM
According to Courthouse News Service, KISS vocalist/bassist Gene Simmons and his associated company have been sued by a security guard working at the band's 2012 concert in Indiana, claiming that the guard was injured after the group band "foolishly" sprayed the stage with water and confetti. Also named as defendants in the lawsuit were the concert venue (Klipsch Music Center) and Live Nation World Wide Inc.
Timothy Funk says in his lawsuit, which was filed in Hamilton Superior Court, that he fell on the "slippery, waxy, and glassy" stage after "some or all of the defendants" sprayed water from hoses "on the stage, the area around the stage, and on some of the crowd." The defendandts also sprayed confetti around the stage and crowd "in a foolish and reckless manner," Funk claims.
Funk is seeking compensation for his injuries, loss of wages and other charges.
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