Monday, May 31, 2010

WMBL Baseball Online

Tonight the Swift Current Indians home opener wil be broadcast online through the Tribe's website at

First pitch at 7:05. This has just come together today so it won't have usual glitz and glamour of a regular webcast. It'll be fun though. Lotsa fun


Friday, May 28, 2010

April Wine...The Review!

April Wine played the Sky Center at Living Sky Casino last week. I was unable to attend, but luckily Trent Redekop was able to provide us with a synopsis of the show...

April Wine, Sky Center, May 21

Sold out!

First song at 8:03pm. Anything You Want, You Got it,

* No story telling between songs, just some ramblings.
* The Bar was tested at this event unlike any I've seen before. The line was long, and people were ready to DRINK!
The Show:
Just Between You and Me got a good crowd pop.
Say Hello was the 4th song - sang a little differently, probably because their voices aren't like they were 30 years ago. Still good though!
Enough is Enough
Could Have Been A Lady - finally used some crowd lights. Great song, at his point you could feel the energy and see mullets swaying in the audience.
Band intro - Bass player looked like the big labowski (I thought)
Song of the new album (very bluesish)
Lady Run Lady Hide was epic! A real crowd pleaser for sure.
I Like to Rock (AWESOME) into I Can't Get No Satisfaction (ALSO AWESOME)
( the crowd is going nuts at this point)
* She's A Roller - then the left the stage
(The Crowed at this point was not letting up on clapping until they came back out for more)
* Like A Lover Like a Song
* Right Down on top of me ??
* Sign of a Gypsy Queen (amazing)
* BIG DRUM SOLO - We could all see the school bell on the drum kit and knew it was coming .....
* BAM !!! OOOH WHAT A NIGHT at about 10:05 to wrap up the show. Good stuff.
Thanks Trent


Friday, May 21, 2010

April Wine In Swifty Tonight!

April Wine will play a sold out show at the Living Sky Casino's Sky Center tonight. Check this blog for a concert recap later this long weekend!



Thursday, May 13, 2010

Radio Blog Updates

I'll have some random brain dumpage on this blog soon...but for now I defer to my radio blog at Swift Current Online.

Today is the 21st anniversary of the Broncos Memorial Cup win. Relive the moment...and hear a chat with Habs alumni Trent McCleary by clicking here.

Back soon.


Thursday, May 06, 2010

pic from the "Swift Current is Riderville" Facebook Page. People from Herbert show off their melons...

Swift Current is RIDERVILLE!

Swift Current has a chance to prove to the rest of the province something we already know. We have the most Rider fans and the most passionate fans. Now, we can be proclaimed "Riderville" and get some cool stuff for our community.

Check the story here.

Find "Swift Current is Riderville" on facebook too.


Wednesday, May 05, 2010

History Will Be Made!

Because one blog isn't enough, I'm doing some blogging on Swift Current Online.

Check out my first real post here. My take on the NHL's "History Will be Made" ads.

I'll still be updating this blog too. The Swift Current Online blog is more of an outlet for my radio show. I need this blog for the occasional brain dump.


Saturday, May 01, 2010

Tanya Tucker in Concert. The Review!

The parking lot outside the Sky Center is loaded with trucks! It can only mean that there is a country music act in town! Wranglers on the men, rhinestone earrings on the women, lets git ready!

Tanya Tucker Living Sky Casino Sky Center May 1st 2010.

Crowd: 565. Tickets $55. Announced as a sell out!

First song is at 8:02. 1978's "Some Kind of Trouble".

7 piece band. 2 back up singers. 1 Tanya Tucker

We're in for a good show. The normally stone faced and stoic security guard in front of the stage is grooving to the music!

Tanya is dressed in black. She is now 52 years old with a very commanding stage presence. She was 13 when she had her first hit say this isn't her first rodeo is an understatement.

Four fans in the front of the stage gives Tanya's platinum blond hair a constant look of 'standing in the wind'.

Her voice is untouched by time. All the songs sound just as good as they did on the radio. Back up singers are there...butnot to compensate for a detiorating voice like many of the old school acts. Vocals are all Tanya.

Tanya Tucker had her first hit song in 1972 at age 13 with Delta Dawn. She was a prominent female country star in the 70's. The 80's weren't as good for Tanya, but she made a comeback in the 90's. Her show reflected that.

Her 1st number one hit, 1974's "What's Your Momma's Name" went over huge with the Swift Current crowd. I would say that I was WELL below the average age.

About 40 minutes into the show, Tanya took a breather and showcased her niece, Cali as well as her daughter Presley and son Grayson. They each did a song while Tanya had a wardrobe change. This was only the fourth time they had performed as part of a tour. People appreciated their talent...but were happy to see Tanya back.

Tanya busted out her version of "In the Ghetto". Her voice sold the song very well.

A few songs later, we get her version of Amazing Grace. She then closed with Delta Dawn.

Show is over at 9:13. Crowd asks for an encore, but the houselights come on and it's time to hit the blackjack table!

To sum up:

Tanya Tucker sounded great. Her polished stage presence was an excellent compliment to her music. The majority of the crowd wanted to hear her 70's hits like "What's Your Momma's Name", "Lizzie and the Rainman" and "Delta Dawn". They got that. A nice mix of her 1990's CMT era hits filled out the show nicely. While some eyebrows may have been raised at the show that clocked in at 1 hour 11 minutes with a twenty minute break for Tanya in the middle of it...she covered the bases and played all the songs one would want to hear at a Tanya Tucker show.

Her songs were all short. You can squeeze them in over an hour.

During the show, Tanya herself, gave props to the beautiful facility that is the Sky Center. She's right. There isn't a bad seat in the place and the sound and acoustics are amazing.

See you at April Wine!


Tanya Tucker Tonight at Living Sky Casino

This blog will be reviewing most shows at Living Sky Casino. If you're one of the lucky 565 people taking in the sold out Tanya Tucker show tonight, check here tomorrow to see if we agree on my assessment.