Eric Matthews

Eric Matthews

Wednesday, 01 February 2023 23:45

Happy Groundhog Day!

Yep, it's that time of year again - where America wakes up early to find out if a rodent is going to say Spring is coming early or not, lol. I've never been like Phil Connors to travel to Gobbler's Knob to experience the whole day, and I don't put much into what the groundhog says when humans with computer technology can't even get it right!

Either way, Happy Groundhog Day whether you celebrate or not. And if you have seen the movie (who hasn't?), whenever you are in a restaurant and hear plates drop on the floor, say what I do..."Set that down anywhere!" :)

Tuesday, 31 January 2023 23:42

A Cleveland baseball icon silenced

A couple days ago, we learned of John Adams' death. If you have been a Cleveland baseball fan at any point since the '70s you know who he is. He was the guy with the drum sitting out in the bleachers who rarely missed a game. In fact, it's calculated he attended over 3,700 games since 1973!

Growing up here in the '90s and going to games I always thought it was a recording when I was little. Then my dad explained that nope, John Adams is sitting out in the bleachers doing that in person...I was amazed. I personally thought to myself I knew I couldn't do what he did - sit through all of those slow pitchers duels, the rain delays, extra innings etc. I'm glad he did though. It made for a very unique baseball experience at Progressive Field. Guardians games won't be the same without the sound of John's drum from the top of the bleachers in left field.

Calling hours are this Friday and his funeral is at St John's Cathedral in Downtown Cleveland on Saturday. John Adams was 71. RIP.

Tuesday, 31 January 2023 00:19

Yeah, I dreamt that...pt.3

I had another one! Sometime on Monday I had a weird dream that was work related this time. In this one, all of us at WQMX went on a fieldtrip and took the station on the road...to Columbia,SC. HAHA

All of us were broadcasting from a 19th century themed inn that we were staying at. We were in the ballroom with a lot of locals hanging out and listening to us in person. Then, in the evening we would go to another room for movie night.

Let me tell you though...these people were STRANGE!!! lol. That's the only way I know how to describe it. At least my dreams keep me laughing!

Sunday, 29 January 2023 23:34

Yeah, I dreamt that...pt.2

I had another odd dream over the weekend. This one was sports related.

This time, I had a dream that in Northeast Ohio we were celebrating BOTH the Browns and Guardians winning it all in the same year! LOL. As always, I have no idea what brought this on. By the way, I do not know who either team beat for the league championship. All I know is there was a lot of TV coverage of people around here celebrating.

We DID come probably as close to this actually happening as it ever will in 2016. Remember? That year the Cavs DID win the Championship, and the Indians were up against the Cubs in the Series.

When I have weird dreams, they will be talked about here so you are the first to know ;) HAHAHAHA

I love my furball Buttercup. I spend money on his food (he has a soecial diet), and make sure he has a good amount of toys to keep him occupied. I spend my good, hard earned money on said toys...as does my mom. But what does this little nerd do?... plays with simple everyday things!

Now, I know all cats do it. Once, he decided that the circular lid to a thing of litter would make a great toy! Just this week, he thought the lid to a cannister of Tootsie Rolls I got for Christmas would be fun to play with! Funny how they get entertained by the simplest things lol.

Now to be fair, he does still play with the actual cat toys we buy him too. It's just funny to watch what he will decide to play with next.

Thursday, 26 January 2023 00:13

How times change...

So with the snow on Wednesday morning, schools closed. It seems like just yesterday I would've dreamed to wake up to snow covered roads that were nearly impassable and hoping a plow hadn't come by in many hours so we could stay home from school and watch The Price is Right ;).

How times have changed! Now, I always hope that heavy snow goes around us so I can have an easy drive into work or going home. I'm always looking to count how many plows I see hoping that number is high so I don't get stuck trying to get home. It's funny how your viewpoint changes with age :).

Wednesday, 25 January 2023 01:41

Brooks and Dunn back on tour

I worked at Blossom Music Center as an usher for 10 years. One of my favorite country acts to come through every year was Brooks & Dunn. Great music, great show, and just a lot of fun. They are getting back on the road in 2023 for the Reboot Tour, and bringing Scotty McCreery along for the ride!

They are not stopping here this time though. BUT, you don't have to travel far to attend the show! They are stopping in Pittsburgh and Buffalo this May, and they will be in Columbus in June. If you have never seen Brooks & Dunn...go!

Monday, 23 January 2023 23:13

The winter wonderland look

I was out driving Monday afternoon and noticed how nice the trees look with the snow on them. I also noticed the same thing looking out my front window at home. The trees in my neighborhood and the street look so nice with a fresh layer of snow on them. 

We are supposed to get some more mid-week (with maybe rain mixed in...yuck!), but hopefully not too much. It isn't fun to drive in (not all the time ;)), but once the roads are clear and the snow is actually still white I think it looks so nice!

Even though I love the look it gives, I still wouldn't mind the 50s and 60s we had recently coming back for another extended visit. LOL

Monday, 23 January 2023 00:38

Let's go bowling for charity!

It's almost time for the 3rd annual Red White & Bowl! This year we are going to be at Stonehedge Entertainment on Cuyahoga Falls Ave. in Akron. Bowling is one of my favorite things to do in my "spare time" ;) lol. We will have great prizes with the silent auction, the 50/50 raffle, and Neon Union with an acoustic performance!

Since you're reading this on our website, why not purchase your lane for up to 5 people while you're here?! Plus, proceeds benefit NEOPAT!

We look forward to seeing you for Red White & Bowl next month :)

Thursday, 19 January 2023 23:39

Have you voted yet?

USA Today is conducting a contest to see what is America's favorite music museum. The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame & Museum is one of the options!!! Go vote for it now! 

I love the Rock Hall. It took me forever to go there the first time - one of those 'it's in my backyard, so I never really think to go' kinda things. I'm glad I have been - it's so much fun! 

First, it's a beautiful building. Second, there is SO MUCH cool memorabilia from several genres of music. I personally can always skip the actual "Hall of Fame" part. I'm there to see the momentos and artifacts like the Michael Jackson glove, or a Diana Ross dress, or a napkin that an artist wrote lyrics on.

Anyway, go vote for our local treasure! You have until noon on February 13th to vote, and the winner will be announced February 24th!

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