Have an absolutely beautiful rest of your life.
Anastasia and I are heading out on the road to move her to Colorado. We're spending some time in the home studio to get some tunes to enjoy along the way and thought we would share it with you.
It’s time to say goodbye to not only another year, but what has been perhaps the most rewarding professional experience of my life. It has truly been a privilege to play even a small role in the creation and growth of what has become a thriving and successful broadcasting operation. Safe to say 17 years on we have put to rest the mantra surrounding us at the start, “Nobody will pay for radio, you guys are crazy!”
The Loft will continue under the guidance of Chris Muckley, leaving me secure in the knowledge that my baby will continue to grow up in good hands and ears. Speaking of which, while The Loft may have been “my baby” it would have never reached even this level without the enormous contributions of Franny Thomas, Meg Griffin, David Johansen and Larry Kirwan. They will thankfully all continue to weave their radio magic unfettered.
My plans include spending more time with family and friends, getting my health together and rooting for my beloved New York Yankees. My final batch of Wake Up Sets will take place Friday 12/29 starting at 6 AM (ET) and my last Loft Show will be Saturday 12/30 from Noon to 6 PM (ET).
Please accept my sincere gratitude for letting me into your lives for these last 17 years and listening so damn close. I will miss you all.
P.S. Have an absolutely beautiful rest of your life.
I will still be here:
What horrible news... I am gutted. A wonderful human, superb songwriter and someone I was proud to call a friend. Here's a very small sample of some of my favorites.
When posed the question, "What song would you like played at your funeral?" I immediately answered "My Shit's Fucked Up" by the late, great Warren Zevon. This made me think of a few other favorites where "shit" is an essential component. So just in time for Thanksgiving, you may want to play these after "Alice's Restaurant."
don't be a jerk