Tuesday, June 12, 2012
You wouldn’t think a guy that writes songs like Dog Doo Blues #48 and I Killed Walter Matthau would be the same guy who discovered folk princess Jewel, but singer/songwriter Steve Poltz is both. Poltz, the co-author of Jewel’s smash hit single You Were Meant For Me, began his music career as a member of the The Rugburns, but after releasing three albums with the group, Steve decided it was time to pursue a solo career. Not one to conform to a single genre, Poltz writes songs that cover the entire musical spectrum. He can sing a beautiful folk tune then turn around and sing a number of 46-second songs that he’d used as outgoing messages on his answering machine (such as the very popular, Sugar Booger). Poltz has recorded a number of solo albums including his most recent release, Noineen Noiny Noin. Follow Steve on Twitter and Facebook.
It's time for another exciting episode of the best joke filled, news feature hosted by a stand-up comedian named Bob Zany, The Zany Report. But the Report isn't the only thing you'll get when Bob calls in, we'll also find out where he's playing next, Bing Crosby will tell a joke, and some lucky fan will win prizes after fixing one Zany's less than successful punch lines. So you'd better tune it because it's going to be huge! In other news, Bob was recently featured in the Matt Damon film, The Informant! and is the star of the new documentary Close But No Cigar: Bob Zany which you can find here and pre-order the 2-DVD set here. Follow Bob on Facebook and twitter. Bob also has a new Podcast, "The Bob Zany Show" with Zan Aufdeerheide.
Following in the footsteps of his older brother, Winston Cup Champion Darrell Waltrip, Michael Waltrip began racing go-karts in the Midwest in the late 1970s and early 80's. But when Waltrip first broke into NASCAR it wasn't with a bang. Though his NEXTEL Cup career began in 1985, by the year 2000 he had gone 462 starts without a win and had earned only two pole positions. That's why it was such a surprise when racing legend Dale Earnhardt chose Waltrip to drive the NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet for his new DEI racing team. That changed everything. After that, Michael went on to win a number of races, including two Daytona 500s. Now in semi-retirement from racing, Michael runs his own racing team, is the host of "Inside NASCAR" on Showtime, has organized a comedy tour, and is on a book tour promoting his new work, "In the Blink of an Eye." Follow Michael on Twitter and facebook.