Saturday, December 13, 2008

A Pleasant Surprise

This afternoon Mrs 74 and I were on our way to pick up a prescription when my cell phone had rung. Mrs74 answered it and the other end was our nephew Bryan. Bryan had called me with a surprise. Once I had got on the phone, I was asked by Bryan how I was doing and then he handed his phone to someone he said wanted to say "Hi". Next thing I heard was "Hi Cliff, this is John Gorman." Bryan had seen Mr. Gorman in a mall where he was signing books. He had then asked me what blog I wrote and when I told him, he remembered that he emailed me once before. Now that's impressive that he remembered me when he probably comes into contact with many people all the time.

John Gorman wrote a book called The Buzzard, which tells the story of the glory days of radio station WMMS/100.7, one of the premier radio stations of the 70's and 80's.

Bryan also told me that he got me an autographed copy of "The Buzzard."

Read my review of The Buzzard.

11 comments:

Shellmo said...

Your nephew Bryan is obviously a very thoughtful person!!

Daisy said...

What a fun surprise!

Busy Bee Suz said...

That is SO great. what a thrill for you...and of course for him too, he got to speak the the famous WIXY!!!

coltfan said...

That is awsome! cliff you are blessed

Diamond said...

That is soo cool!

Mike Dane said...

I think you'll enjoy the book
Cliff. I certainly did. John
does a good job of writing.

74WIXYgrad said...

Mike: You know as well as I how bad Gorman gets treated in the forum at Cleveland.com. After the way he treated my nephew yesterday and a later exchange of emails, I have a very favorable view of John Gorman. And seeing he was one of the people behind a radio station I spent a lot of time listening to in the 1970's, I never had that bad of a view of him.

struke said...

The book is on my Christmas wish list as well as Big Chuck's.

Another good Cleveland book is "Barnaby and Me" by the late Lynn Sheldon. Very touching. Lynn had a tough life.

Pat Jenkins said...

how about that!!

Tim Lones said...

WIXY:
I just think that too many of the Cleveland.com forum regulars have way too much time on their hands..I've read most of the BUZZARD book and whike I was never an MMS listener, You've gotta give Gorman props on what he did there..There is just a lot of jealousy there I think..

struke:
You will love the Big Chuck book. I bought mine at Ghoulardifest and Ive read it through twice! The Lin Sheldon Book is very touching..He could have written a second volume..

Bella said...

What luck! That had to have been SOME surprise indeed!