Category Archives: Late night talk

Cancelled: “Retirement in progress!”


I write and rant at outrages hours of the day and night, it compromises the deeds of being a writer. But, when it comes to late night television, the race for the throne to be the late night king is an ultimate fight to the death between the likes of Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel.

With Leno out, Fallon and Kimmel in the driver’s seat of their perspective networks and their own late night shows, David Letterman leaves behind the spurs he once wore for thirty-three years as the King of Late Night Television – hoping to rein has host of the “The Tonight Show,” after Johnny Carson retired from late night, Letterman kept his feet in the water with NBC, until moving across the street to CBS, where he said until his retirement last week on national television, after losing out to Leno in a heated contest for the late night chair.

David Letterman during taping of his last show May 20th, 2015. Photo Courtesy CBS

I grew up a fan of late night television – but, I was more into “The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson,” back in the days when Johnny was still the King of Late Night talk each weekend night with sidekick Ed McMahon.

Through the years, I watched the faces of late night bring the monologues of jokes being pitched by host’s Letterman, Carson, Leno and finally JImmy Fallon.

One thing, I couldn’t come to grip with was the loss of Johnny Carson as host of the “Tonight Show” – Did you know that everyone in Hollywood tunes into the Tonight show each night before ABC and CBS started having late night talk shows added to their 11:30 P.M., television lineups?

But now – the folks who live in Tinseltown have the dual between Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel as late night Kings battling it out for number one!

The truce of late night has gotten me to the point where, I’m more addicted to watching Jimmy Kimmel after my local news at 11:35 p.m., each night and the fan fare to watching Fallon later at night brings in some much needed solstice after Letterman’s absence from late night television.

One can only wonder what a red head comedian like a David Letterman can cloak the dagger in pulling off one of the biggest upsets of his career – leaving late night television. Letterman not only did some of the greatest interviews of his career at late night, he also provided the fans with something to talk about in years to come – perhaps, that very same redhead now turned salt and pepper into his retirement years, can rest assured he’d be another talk of the town, when he sits down and writes the story of being at the helm of “The Great Late Night rat race between him, Kimmel and Jimmy Fallon.

Until than, it’s a wrap at the Ed Sullivan theater where much of the LNWDL set has been dismantled, some shipped off the scrap yards, some shipped off the the Smithsonian as rumors say and play, Letterman himself has been the icon from being, the unknown redhead to the grey and black peppered comedian who truced the laughs of late night with band leader Paul Schaffer and his crew who stepped foot on the late set with Letterman and crew.

Dave and Paul both gone from late night, as the sunset’s in Cancun with Schaffer’s band playing the the melody of closing theme songs into the darkness of Cancun’s beaches, Letterman and Schaffer can recollect their thought and mission of their time together on the Late Night Show with David Letterman – they cam rest assured they’ve not been forgotten as the once late night king of talk looks to retirement, we can all sleep better at night only to wake up with the agony of the Star Wars Stormtrooper on one side of the bed and the evil Darth Vadar on the other and that this was only a dream of the past, not the present.

364 days to Chapter Two


49th bday #1

As I begin the last year of “Chapter One” of my life, I couldn’t think of a better way to cap off the day’s amazing events to year number forty-nine?

In fact, the timing couldn’t have been better than my worst nightmare – it was ingeniously iconic to speak. When it comes to companionship, conversation and thirty-years of friendship, life becomes more intelligent than E.T. calling for a ride home to his own planet.

Friends for more than thirty-years, Kevin Stacy, started playing music as long as he can remember, he spent much of his teen years being addicted to music. When I say music – I’m talking about recording and performing and the likes – the guy is an iconic master at songwriting and an expert drummer, who seems to manage the rhythm of music, as if you were trying out for the Atlanta Braves or the Oakland Athletics baseball clubs during the annual spring recruiting season.

Kevin and Me (April 2014)

Evidently – my first fifty years seem to be nearly written into “Chapter One” has it comes to a close in 364 days in 2015.

I couldn’t have been more acclaimed and polished, as I envisioned life along the red carpet – no, I was not getting an award, but an award of lifetime friendship and love from a high school best friend, who actually capped the day’s lifetime achievements into a sensation of generosity, companionship to new heights and daring sights which are likely to be written, tried and trued as Chapter One begins it’s historical closure of the first fifty years of my own life.

How it should be written is to be seen well into the future is to be seen as the we progress in the count down to closing of Chapter One and the opening of Chapter Two.

Could this be the year of the novel? A feat that would bring the chaotic pains of writing a novel into the twilight and a overdose of excitement to compile the feat of turning words into print and print into words and vise versa – only time will tell if the margin of error actually happens?

writer-s-block-1024x768 (1)Literally – a feat that is yet to be seen in the greatest minds of writing.

To be continued.

Feeling the love on my birthday from family and friends!


I thought this was the perfect fitting to my birthday and a surrendering to year number forty-nine! I couldn’t find a better song than this – and, it had the special meaning from family and friends that have sent me the well being of birthday wishes from across the globe – mostly the heartland we live in as America.

What better way to cap the night before we turn the lights out and begin another day tomorrow, as I told one of my high school best friends at lunch today, “when you reach the first fifty-years of your life – you’ve actually seen Chapter One of your life, when you reach Fifty and beyond you’ve start to see and read your life in Chapter Two,” as I told him earlier in the day while having lunch for my birthday.

In closing for today’s blog – “Can you feel the love tonight” by Elton John actually fills that void of the missing link for year number forty-nine! Thanks to all the well wishes and birthday greetings from family and friends, it made for a special meaning from you all!

Enjoy the video!

New feature series coming soon


blog pix 1Happy Spring folks! Hope everyone is enjoying their Spring in the North America and the Fall in Central and South America and both ponds of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans north

I’m pretty sure everyone has been wondering where I’ve been since my last post back in January, right?

I know, I know a lot of followers and subscribers often wonder where the writer’s go into hiding as the bears hibernate during the winter months before spring feeding season actually begins. I’ve actually been working behind the scenes and penning some new blog articles to be published to toward the end of the month.

So, here are some bragging rights to consider – I’ve been working on a new feature series that will include something in the works of travel and history perseverance and the likes or thereabouts. I’m hoping to have the first series out by the end of the month, it’s likely going to be a two-part series, you’ll also like start seeing some videos also being posted that will tend to get my interest and yours, I’m still learning on how to make the wordpress tools for me in the long run, as I’m also still using my “BlogDesk” client as well to hammer out my blog articles as well versus wordpress online tools.

Stay safe, warm dry and enjoy the spring – one other thing before closing, I need some advice on the length some of my fellow bloggers would go before cutting an article into one or two parts or even into a series, as one of the blog articles I’m currently working is likely to fetch almost 5,000 characters – so, what and where should a good number break it down into a two-parts or even a series?

A dogs will


Dogs will

This got me thinking about the dog, even though it’s been a year since he had passed away in October. But, When I read this – it shed the tears as if he were talking to me from the “Rainbow Bridge.”

You wonder where they go and how they are adapting to life and spirits to what folks call the Rainbow Bridge and what family members and pets he can remember to keep him company and all? I’m sure he’s found the friends in the pets that have passed on from my folks side before him.

What more can I say? It’s just a temporary thing here on Earth, there’s always time for us at the Rainbow Bridge.