Our friends in the Oshkosh-based band CopperBox will be doing a free show this Thursday, July 9th at Houdini Plaza in downtown Appleton. It's part of the Heid Music Summer Concert Series. Showtime is 5:30. The band is led by button accordion master Danny Jerabek who proves that the squeezebox can rock! Listen for their killer version of Comfortably Numb done polka-style. CopperBox has a new album out, too. Check out some music samples by clicking here.
Here's another example of our ignorance when it comes to our own history. A survey of 1009 people about the Apollo Space Program of the 60's and 70's asked which two men were the first to walk on the moon. 11 people said it was Buzz Lightyear. Not Buzz Aldrin but BUZZ LIGHTYEAR...the cartoon character from Toy Story! Another 8 people said the very first man on the moon was Louis Armstrong. Come on, people! Everyone knows it was LANCE Armstrong, right? Okay, it was Neil. Here are some other confusions about history. -Who wrote the Declaration of Independence? George Jefferson, of course. -Who is the all time home run leader in Major League baseball? Bond...James Bond. -Benjamin Button discovered electricity when lightning struck his kite. -Duke Ellington defeated Napoleon Dynamite at the Battle of Waterloo. -Joe DiMaggio was once married to Marilyn Manson. -The most important leader in the civil rights movement of the 1960's was Rev. Martin Luther Earnhardt, Junior. -And I think we all remember where we were when we heard that that Russian guy, Leon Trotsky shot John Lennon.
He's already been on Letterman, now comedian and impressionist Mike MacRae will make his debut on the Rick and Len Show Wednesday morning (7.1). Mike is appearing through Friday (no shows on the 4th!) at the Skyline Comedy Cafe in Appleton.
Call and make your reservations at 920-734-JOKE. Thursday night is WAPL night. Remind them of that when you phone them up and you'll get 2 for 1 admission!
The New York Post is reporting that Aaron Rogers was spotted in New York on a date with Sports Illustrated swimsuit model (and grapefruit heiress) Julie Henderson. For those of you unfamiliar with Ms. Henderson's work, check it out below.
That nice, young Michael Palascak is returning to the Rick and Len Show Friday morning (6.26).
We first met Michael just last month when she stopped by the studio with comic Daryl Lennox. Michael was the middle act on the bill at Skyline Comedy Cafe that weekend. However, he proved to be so popular, Skyline has brought him back this weekend as the headliner.
See him tonight (6.25) and get two for one admission because it's WAPL night at Skyline.
Or check him out Friday or Saturday. Call 920-734-JOKE to make your reservations!
Here's a little sample from his appearance at Skyline last month...
Eddie Ifft will be dragging his ass into the WAPL studio Friday morning (6.19) about 8am.
See him at the Skyline Comedy Cafe in Appleton tonight (6.18) and get two for one admission because it's WAPL night. (Make sure you remind them of that when you make your reservations at 920-734-JOKE!) If you can't make it out on a Thursday night, see Eddy Friday or Saturday at 8:00 or 10:15.
The President outraged the folks at PETA this week when he killed a fly during a televison interview.
HERE'S HOW OTHER POLITICAL FIGURES WOULD HAVE HANDLED THE FLY
Massachusetts Senator Ted Kennedy...would not have swatted the fly but instead would have drowned it by putting it in the passenger seat of his car and driving off a bridge.
Former President George W. Bush...would have found out what country the fly was from, then invaded it’s neighbor.
Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich...would not have harmed the fly...as a professional courtesy to a fellow parasite.
Alaska Governor Sarah Palin...would have shot the fly from a helicopter.
Senator Larry Craig...would have handled it the way he handles all flies...by unzipping it.
Former Wisconsin Governor Tommy Thompson...would just waited for the fly to land on his own skin where it would have it would have inevitably lapped up some of his perspiration...and then succumbed to cirrhosis of the liver.
Senator John Kerry...would have just shooed the fly away with his tail.
Green Bay Alderman Guy Zima...like the President, would have swatted the fly. Preferably before in laid eggs on the meat in his pants.
The Wisconsin Legislature...would have killed the fly the way it kills everything. By taxing it to death.
Talk show host Rush Limbaugh...would have declared the presence of the fly to be a sign of a nation in a state of moral decay that is rotting from within because of weak liberal leadership before stocking up on illegally obtained painkillers and Viagra and heading off to a country with a reputation for underage sex tourism.
Appleton Mayor Tim Hanna...wouldn’t have done anything to the fly. Somebody who's that full of crap must be surrounded by so many of them that he doesn’t even notice anymore.
Former Vice President Dick Cheney...would have captured the fly and detained it at off shore detainment facility where it would have been periodically water-boarded in an effort to learn if it has any knowledge of what other flies might be planning.
Join us Thursday morning on the Rick and Len Show for our weekly edition of Rock Band, Race Horse of Porn film. In the mean time, check out this trailer for a new porn film. The concept intrigues but ultimately frightens me!
Adam Ferrara, one of the stars of the best show on television, Rescue Me, will chat with Rick and Len about 9:30 Friday morning (6.12). Adam's new stand-up comedy special, Funny as Hell, debuts tonight (6.12) at 10pm on Comedy Central. Here's a sample.
Single day passes are now available for The Dave Matthews Band July 25th at the 10,000 Lakes Music Festival in Detroit Lakes, MN. Dave is headlining the mainstage Saturday Night. Click here for single day passes. Len recommends doing the whole four day festival, however. Headliners include Widespread panic and Wilco in addition to Dave Matthews. Click here to see what the entire 10KLF experience is all about.
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The Rockin' Apple has spent over thirty years entertaining listeners through the music of artists like Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, AC/DC, Ozzy Osbourne, Van Halen, Metallica, Pink Floyd, Motley Crue, and countless others - along with concerts, contests and the humor of the veteran morning duo of Rick and Len.
In 2008, WAPL won the prestigious Marconi Award for national Rock Station of the Year. WAPL has also been awarded Rolling Stone Magazine Reader's Choice Station five times (1990, 92, 93, 94, and 95). In 1999, the station won Radio and Records Small Market Rock Station of the Year, and in 2004 and 2006 won the Wisconsin Area Music Industry.