Laurie Roberts arrived in the South Bay in 1978, after graduating CSU Chico with a degree in Broadcasting, at the legendary KOME radio in San Jose. Since you can take the girl out of Chico, but not the Chico out of the girl, she fit right in.
Laurie spent seven years there as the midday and early evening jock and then went to do mornings on the other legendary Bay Area rocker, KSJO. She loved it and spent much of her 10 years there in midday. Laurie also helped run the joint as Assistant Program Director. In 1995, Laurie became the midday personality at KFOX.
Laurie’s passions include her home in the Santa Cruz Mountains, SF Giants baseball, good wine, her pets, and playing the really cool music she gets to share everyday on KFOX, 102.1 in San Francisco and 98.5 in San Jose.
A little more than a week has passed since Bruce Springsteen's former home located at 71/2 West End Court Long Branch, New Jersey was placed on the market for $349,900 by one of its three owners, and already real estate agent Susan McLaughlin of Keller Williams Realty has received a whopping 40 phone calls and another 40 emails regarding the estate.
The other two owners have agreed to partner with anyone willing to buy a third of the house.
Springsteen lived in the five-room, two-bedroom and one bath cottage in 1974 and '75 and while writing his most iconic album to date, 1975′s Born to Run. He was 25 and 26
According to the Asbury Park Press, rock legend Bob Dylan was looking for the landmark home after being detained by the Long Branch police in 2009. While visting the homes of rock stars like Jim Morrison to feel the musical vibes, Dylan mistakenly went to West End Avenue, not West End Court.
As promised, here is the lovely gift I got for our White Elephant party. Each year with our friends we try to find the worst, tackiest gift we can to see who can top each other. This year I looked in the 'Ugly Christmas Sweaters' rack at Goodwill. The sweaters weren't all that bad, but I did find these. Flannel mustard colored hot pants, size extra large, that say Kiss Me Dear in green and red. Nice that they are flannel so they don't wrinkle when traveling. :) Other contenders this year included Presidents of the United States Pez Dispensers, and Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga tooth brushes. It was a stellar year for the White Elephant party!
Fleetwood Mac's best-selling album, Rumours, will be reissued in expanded and deluxe editions on January 29th.
The expanded edition adds a disc of previously unreleased outtakes and one of recordings from the 1977 Rumours tour to the original album. The popular B-side "Silver Springs" is tacked on at the end of the album, unlike the 2004 reissue, which slotted the track in the middle.
The deluxe edition adds the 2004 reissue's disc of outtakes, a DVD with the 1977 documentary The Rosebud Film and the original album on vinyl.
Fleetwood Mac will release two new songs early next year ahead of their tour from early April through mid-June. Stevie Nicks tells us that Lindsey Buckingham, Mick Fleetwood and John McVie recorded the backing tracks earlier this year, and two weeks ago she went to Buckingham's L.A.-area home to lay down her vocals.
"They came out great," says Stevie. "They sound totally like really great Fleetwood Mac songs."
The songs are "Miss Fantasy" and "Sad Angel." Stevie and Lindsey also recorded a third song, which may be released next year as part of a possible 40th anniversary edition of the Buckingham-Nicks album.
In celebration of their 50th anniversary, The Rolling Stones will release a new career-spanning best-of on Tuesday. Called GRRR!, it is available in five formats with either 50 or 80 tracks. It starts with their 1963 cover of Chuck Berry's "Come On" and contains all their biggest songs including their two new ones -- "Doom and Gloom" and "One More Shot" -- both of which were recorded this past August in Paris. These are their first new songs since 2005.
As for calling it GRRR as in grrreat, Mick Jagger tells us he can hear it rolling off the tongues of disc jockeys. The album cover is a painting by his friend Walter Ford of a gorilla sporting the Stones' tongue and lips logo. Jagger tells us it's the "500-pound gorilla in the room... I really like the piece."
Let the Music Play, which documents the history of The Doobie Brothers from their beginnings as a Northern California biker band in 1970 up through their present incarnation, will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on November 13th. The new film features input from all the surviving key band members, manager Bruce Cohn and longtime producer Ted Templeman to tell the story of the band's highs and lows over its four decade career. It also features nine bonus live performances, including such hits as "Listen to the Music," "Black Water," "Takin' It to the Streets," "Long Train Runnin'" and "China Grove."
Today marks the 50th anniversary of the release of The Beatles' first single, "Love Me Do," October 5th, 1962. In celebration, EMI's Parlophone label is releasing a commemorative edition of the single. However, there's one small problem -- they did not re-produce the original single with Ringo Starr on drums that was recorded on September 4th, 1962, but rather the one with session drummer Andy White and Ringo on tambourine from September 11th of that year. EMI has not commented on the screw up, which is resulting in an instant collector's item. Word has it that they recalled it from retailers and it is no longer available in the Beatles' website store.
Heart's Ann and Nancy Wilson became the 2,481st star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Tuesday. In their speeches the two thanked their fans and many of the people who had helped them along the way, but, said Nancy, "The biggest thanks goes to our children, who have been so patient with us as we travel far and wide to get all this work done. Music is a gypsy's job, but it's a good job if you can get it." She also said how delighted they were to be "taking some credit for the long, hard work" they've done.
This very cool Giants poster with Jerry Garcia is now for sale. I love how it looks like an old time baseball card. Very cool! If you would like info on how to purchase, you can go to insidetherockposter.com.