San Antonio’s Spirit of the Radio: Remembering Joe Anthony

{Michael Lee’s blog from Michael Lee Band}

It’s the season for conjuring up spirits. And for some reason, I’ve been haunted lately by one spirit in particular….that of a rock legend who’s been gone now for over 23 years. Yet, I can close my eyes…remember his voice…and be instantly transported back in time- every time I listen to one of the legendary rock tunes this pioneering disc jockey brought to South Texas listeners of KISS-FM / KMAC-AM radio back in the day…

Like so many others who grew up in San Antonio- “the Heavy Metal Capital of the world!” on Friday nights, I worshipped at the altar of The Godfather.

Legendary Rock DJ Joe Anthony

THE ROCK GODFATHER

Joe Anthony was the Godfather of Rock N Roll.

The San Antonio-native radio DJ not only played incredible music, introducing unbelievably tale...

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Glory Daze: The Astros Give Us OCTOBER Deja Vu

As The Lost Boys celebrate 10 years on the Houston nightlife scene, it’s hard to believe it’s been that long a playoff drought since the Astros were playing meaningful ball in October. But who could forget the last time Houston was in the playoffs: it was the World Series!

The Houston Astros celebrate their big win over the St. Louis Cardinals in the NLCS to propel them to their first World Series.

The Houston Astros celebrate their big win over the St. Louis Cardinals in the NLCS to propel them to their first World Series.

One of the big heroes of that ’05 Astros team was catcher Brad Ausmus, along with hometown favorites like pitchers Andy Pettitte and “The Rocket”- Roger Clemens. (Mike had just completed a TV interview with “The Rocket” at his Memorial home in Houston earlier that spring, so it was great to see Clemens lead the Astros to some real glory...

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EIGHTIES FLASHBACK: ANDREW’S 80s HEROES UP CLOSE & PERSONAL!

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Reflections of an 80s Keyboard Player: Andrew’s 80s Music Concert Experiences and Meeting Heroes

simple minds

10/15/13              Waited my whole life to see Simple Minds in concert and finally got to see them at the amazing Orpheum Theatre in Lost Angeles, California!  The show was amazing – they played all the hits and worked the crowd like it was an 80,000+ soccer stadium.  During “Don’t You Forget About Me”, I saw a gentleman run down to the foot of the stage from his seat and Jim Kerr exclaimed, “Keith!!”  I immediately knew who he meant and made a mental note of where he was sitting.  After the concert we walked over and introduced ourselves and got to meet the legendary songwriter, musician and producer, Keith Forsey...

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THE LOST BOYS MUSIC VIDEO ANNIVERSARY

It’s hard to believe how time flies… It was 10 years ago this month that Houston’s Ultimate 80s Dance Band- The Lost Boys- were booked for quite a gig: helping to save lives on Texas roads and highways.

The band was picked by the Texas Department of Transportation (TX DOT) to write and record a new theme song for a campaign to encourage Texans everywhere to “Buckle Up” on Texas roadways.

Andrew Richardson, Keyboards & Vocals

Andrew Richardson, Keyboards & Vocals

Lead Singer Renee Edd

Lead Singer Renee Edd

The band then set out to come up with a song that would fit the campaign’s theme and goals. Keyboardist Andrew Richardson and guitarist Michael Lee co-wrote the tune, “Edge of Danger,” with an eclectic Latin pop influence. The track was recorded at Backstage Music Studio in Cypress, TX...

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