I wasn't born in Texas, but I got here as quick as I could. I'm originally from Battle Creek, Michigan (home of Tony the Tiger). I've got two kids who take up most of my time out of the office, but when I get "me time", I'm either taking in some live music or a sporting event. Since relocating, I also fell in love with the Texas music scene. I've been lucky enough to be nominated for DJ of the Year 4 straight years by the Academy of Texas Music, and was the 2009 recipient of the Academy's Palmwood Award. I'm a huge sports fan, and my loyalties are with the Michigan Wolverines, Chicago White Sox and (sorry) the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The Civil Wars Singer Joy Williams Featured on Paramore Song ‘Hate to See Your Heart Break’
The Civil Wars officially broke up in August, but Joy Williams is not ready to fade into oblivion just yet. The co-founder of the multiple Grammy-winning country act has lent her talents to the pop group Paramore's 'Hate to See Your Heartbreak'.
Taylor County Taphouse Grand Opening Will Feature Live Music From Kirby Brown
The Taylor County Taphouse has had it's doors open to the public for a few weeks on Catclaw Drive. But they will officially celebrate its grand opening on Saturday night (11/29), as they feature beverage specials and live music from talented singer-songwriter Kirby Brown.
Cody Canada and the Departed – ‘Hippielovepunk’ CD Review
In the post-Cross Canadian Ragweed era, Cody Canada put together an elite band and earned a reputation for being a band that does whatever feels right. Canada and The Departed have pushed the outer limits of the red dirt genre, and delved deeper into rock, punk and blues. It comes together seamlessly on their latest effort, 'Hippielovepunk'.
Man Calmly Admits to Setting House Fire to TV Crew, Then Police
There are "open and shut" cases, and then there's this. A man admitted to setting a house fire to TV crews while firefighters worked to put it out, then casually turned himself in to police.
Dave Puts His Kid’s Hair in a Ponytail Using a Vacuum Cleaner
Sometimes I see a video that is so cool, I have to try it myself. A while back, I saw a dad put his hair in a ponytail, and it took him about 5 seconds using a vacuum cleaner. Weird, I know. But since I'm not a stylist, I think it's finally time I tried putting my daughter's hair into a ponytail with help from a vacuum.
Wade Bowen to Appear on ‘Conan’ in January
Over the past 15+ years, Wade Bowen has been playing for larger and larger audiences. Come January, he'll get a chance to play in front of millions!
Dad Scolding Kids for Playing With Paint Struggles to Keep a Straight Face
Parents, you know that sometimes holding back the laughter can be the toughest part of lecturing a small child. And by rule, the bigger the mess, the more difficult it is to keep a straight face. Been there. Done that.
Keith Olbermann’s Moving Tribute to Hockey Great Gordie Howe Sparks Great Memories
Whether you love or hate him, you have to appreciate Keith Olbermann's passion - especially if you agree with him. His monologue tribute to ailing hockey legend Gordie Howe is something I agree with. And I appreciate him for taking the time.
Abilene Now Offers Text to 911 for Emergencies
Emergency services in Abilene and Taylor County have received an upgrade, and 911 service can now be contacted using Text to 911 messaging.
The Best and Worst Dogs to Own Are…
There are a lot of people - myself included - who are compelled to get a dog based on their appearance alone. But there are a lot of different factors to consider when choosing a new pooch for your family, and there's a new study that gives us an idea of what breeds may or may not be a natural fit in your home.
‘More of a Man’ is Dave’s Favorite Rodney Carrington Song
Rodney Carrington is one of the funniest stand up comedians in the world. When he comes to Abilene on his 'Here Comes the Truth' tour January 23rd, he'll be armed with plenty of fresh new jokes and songs to share. While the new stuff will likely have me doubled over laughing, I won't be disappointed if Carrington breaks into his classic, 'More of a Man'.
Talking Dogs Could Be a Reality in the Near Future
Imagine instead of waking up to a whimpering dog with the need to pee, hearing a Siri-like voice uttering the words, "Would you please get your lazy butt out of bed and let me outside?" That day may not be too far off.