A Great Human Interest Story

Hi everyone,If you missed last nights show( Monday at 9 PM) you missed a classic.Let me start from the beginning. Last week I recieved a call from an elderly gentleman. He was telling me that he is going to be 90 years old and it was also his wife’s birthday. He wanted to take her and her nurse, as well as himself, to the Lake Worth Playhouse to see the stage production of OKLAHOMA which is currently running there. Of course, much to his dismay, the theater is dark on Monday’s. He searched the Internet and found out about Peter’s Livingroom. So, he called me and asked how he could go about purchasing tickets to the show. After confirming that he knew it was a radio show and not a theatrical production, I invited them to be my guests on air. I immediately called the Playhouse and told them this srtory and requested that some of the OKLAHOMA cast come on this show. Lisa called me back within moments and said she had 3 of the cast coming in. I called Charles & Rita ( the elderly couple) and confirmed them as guests on the show. Well, 6 members from the cast showed up and we had a great time tlaking about the play, the actors careers and singing Happy Birthday to our guests. They were so pleased with the way they were treated, they couldn’t stop thanking us. additionally, we gave them 3 tickets to a future OKLAHOMA performance. I thoughtthey were going to have tears of joy! On that note, I would like to thank the cast and Lisa from the Playhouse for making this a memorable night for this lovely couple.Now, it’s tuesday and tonight we will have the colorful Joey George in the studio. If you are not familiar with Joey, he is an accomplished songwriter and musician. Performing all over South Florida. Originally from the NorthEast, you wouldn’t expect someone with his upbringiing to be such a Blues talent. Well, he is. Claiming he has an inventory of original song that surpasses anyone, he has just came out with a new CD. Tonight you will hear him perfrom some of his new releases and how you can get a copy. As always, we will also be giving out passes to the South Florida Science musuem and tickets to this weekends concert sponsored by Live Arts.Hope you will join me with my friends and bring lots of you friends too. Rememebr, Peter’s Livingroom tonight, Tuesday October 13th right here on w4cy.com

You Gotta Want It and You Gotta Want It Bad!

My last post reminded me of my sports days. Today is no different. Today I want to tell you about the Gorilla. The Gorilla was a senior in high school who was a hairy dude. He was so hairy, everyone referred to him as the Gorilla. Everyone even called him that in the halls between classes. Ironically, he also swam on the swim team. He was fast. He broke a lot of records while he was there. He was also one of those people you didn’t want to compete with. When you were in a competition with him, he’d look very intimidating. He was 6′3” and all muscle.
Before every competition, in the locker room, the coach would gather the team around and give a motivating speech. By the end of the coach’s speech, the team would be yelling and jumping up and down. The team was ready to go. Then, coach would turn to the Gorilla, the team captain, and say, you have anything you want to add? The Gorilla would lean in to the team and quietly and deliberately say, “You gotta want it and you gotta want it bad.” The team, still excited from the coach’s talk repeated the Gorilla, “You gotta want it and you gotta want it bad.” The team and the Gorilla repeated this over and over again, getting louder and louder each time. ”You gotta want it and you gotta want it bad. You gotta want it and you gotta want it bad! YOU GOTTA WANT IT AND YOU GOTTA WANT IT BAD! YOU GOTTA WANT IT AND YOU GOTTA WANT IT BAD!!!!” The team took to the pool. Each week this happened. Each week, the team won the meet.
I share this story because I found that the Gorilla was right. In swimming, and in everything in life, you do have to want it bad enough to go get it. Last week, I shared with you that your body follows your head. The Gorilla knew this and put the heads of the team into the right mode: WE ARE GOING TO WIN! While this borders on having the right attitude, it also reinforces that you have to be in the right frame of mind. How do you get your frame of mind corrected when you just don’t feel like you can get there? If you don’t have a way, get a friend, coach, family member you can call to get your mind in the right frame to be successful.
Remember, no matter what anyone tells you, if you want it, you can get it. And as the Gorilla would say, “YOU GOTTA WANT IT AND YOU GOTTA WANT IT BAD!!!!”

The colorful and very talented Joey George tonigt in peter’s livingroom at 7 PM on w4cy.com. Singing Live and oh! his stories on life!