Hal’s Thoughts For The Week Of October 10th

I hope you had a great Thanksgiving. And I hope you got a chance to spend some quality time with family and friends. I think that’s why Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. The message is very simple and there aren’t really any commercial distractions. Just people taking a moment to be thankful for the good things they have in their lives. By the way, I’m very thankful to have this column and so thankful you’ve decided to read it.

Congrats to the Blue Bombers on clinching a playoff spot. Thanks to Saturday’s win over the Leos and Thanksgiving losses by the Als and Argos, we’ll take part in the post-season for the first time in five years. GO BLUE!

There’s a new band with a song I like a lot. Art Of Anarchy features Creed singer Scott Stapp, Disturbed bassist John Moyer and former Guns N’ Roses guitarist Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal. The tune is called “The Madness” and it reminds me of all the great rock we played on Power 97 in the late 1990’s and throughout the 2000’s. Check out the video and let me know what you think.

Matt Cundill, one of my old bosses at Power, has a great new podcast that’s required listening for all broadcasters and fans of that industry. Check out The Sound Off podcast here. The latest episode features almost a full hour with Fearless Fred (I gave him that name), who’s now one of the biggest names in Toronto radio.

What is it with all the creepy clowns lately? They’re all over social media. And now I see where costume retailers are selling out of clown-related items and we’re still a few weeks out from Halloween. Weird.

Donald Trump clown

The biggest creepy clown by far has to be Donald Trump. I don’t even know where to start. What a crazy campaign it’s been. Especially the last several days. I guess the good news is there’s less than a month until the Americans elect a new president. Don’t get me wrong: I’m watching; it’s entertaining. But as much as I enjoy these campaigns, this one can’t be over soon enough.

Enjoy the short week, make sure you check out Hal & Bruce’s Weekend Weather on Friday and I’ll be back with more thoughts next Monday.

Hal Anderson