Hi friends, okay I got zero sleep last night and I'm pretty sure Justin Beiber is at least partly to blame. So we pull up to our hotel here in Houston around 1:00 this morning, there are some tour busses parked across the street. Selena Gomez played at the rodeo last night, the busses are hers.Anyway, I was ready for a quiet night after spending the better part of last week in Las Vegas. I settled in to watch the finale of True Detective, then read a few chapters of my new book, "Showtime", and wrap myself up in these awesome pillows and blankets for a good night sleep...I had a plan, or so I thought...Just like that, bang bang out go the lights, and the television, and the phone charger...no electricity. Grrr&@#!!So okay, some peace and quiet time, I can be cool with that, only problem is I am on a rock'n roll schedule out here, plus we crossed two time zones, I needed to chill out with some TV and read a little to get to that place where I could doze it out. After laying there eyes wide shut for what seemed like hours eventually I guess I finally did slip into some deep sleep and I was dreaming about our old house...Until it all hit the fan. The power comes back on and with it the television, the lights, it was total mayhem in this room and it freaked me out. Now I was wide flipping awake again. More grrrrrr...Now it may have been a simple coincidence, but come on...Justin and Selena are in the suite next door?I'm gonna take a nap, and we are gonna rock the rodeo tonight for 50,000 people, including S. Gomez plus one!
I wanted to let everybody know about a cool little television show called "Celebrity Bucket List". Well, this Saturday, at 8:30 AM Pacific Time, on the Lifetime Channel I will be the subject of the show and will have one of my bucket list items come true. Now as a member of REO I have fulfilled my bucket list on a number of occasions...selling out Madison Square Garden, having number one records, etc. Other guests on the show have parachuted, piloted jets, driven race cars, all cool stuff indeed. The particular item which I chose for "Celebrity Bucket List" is one that you would never guess, but it turned out to be a ton of fun and extremely rewarding for me personally.
So if you want to see me singing, making a fool of myself, and having an amazing romantic moment, you can either tune in or set your DVR to the Lifetime Channel, this Saturday morning at 8:30. Rock on, kc PS. Just had a thought. You know how Jimmy Buffet's people call themselves Carrot Heads? What do you all think of the nickname "Wagon Ears", or "Wagonears". I think we need a good nickname for our our true loyal fans. Then instead of opening these notes with "Hi friends", I could say something like "Yo Wagon Ears", or "Friends, Romans, Countrymen, lend me your Wagon Ears". Just a thought...not necessarily a smart one, but a thought nevertheless...
Check out this Behind the Scenes clip of our upcoming show with REO Speedwagon's Kevin Cronin! Be sure to tune in this Saturday at 8:30a ET/PT, 7:30a CT to see him in this special Valentine's Day episode.
Hi friends, well the new year got off to a rockin' start for us this past weekend with two awesome shows, in Mt Pleasant MI., and in my home town Chicago. We continued our Rock to the Rescue efforts and raised another $10,000 for the Illinois tornado victims. Midwest audiences are so great, they give us so much energy, it is amazing! Then Sunday morning we headed downtown to the United Center and experienced the spirit, the pandemonium, the rabid excitement that is Blackhawks hockey. I had heard about what goes on at Chicago hockey games, but I was unprepared for the sheer force of the energy inside that arena, especially for the Stanley Cup rematch against the formidable Boston Bruins. It was a great game, which ended in a shootout with the Hawks on top. Between periods I took the ice to shoot a few pucks for charity. In retrospect I wish I would have first taken some time with Hall of Fame center and boyhood idol, The Golden Jet...Bobby Hull. I got to spend some quality private time with No 9 and get to know the man a little. The moments I spent talking with him were very special to me since Blackhawks hockey has always been a bond I share with my Dad. I could have used the tips on shooting a proper slapshot that Bobby gave me before I came up hopelessly short on my attempts to score a goal for charity. Oh well, I gave it a shot. I considered it a success when I walked across the ice without face planting. Okay, gotta run and do husband stuff now...rock on, kc pictured: Bobby Hull and a happy fan