Paul Castronovo noticed that his radio partner, Young Ron Brewer, avoids any contact with co-workers in the Clear Channel building. To call him out on this, Paul asked members of the sales team, ones that work and interact with Young Ron on a daily basis, to stop by the studio. Young Ron was then supposed to tell us each one of their names.
You might be surprised by how many he missed.
p.s. each employee has worked with Young Ron for at least 10 years.
When I first heard Brian Wilson and Jeff Beck were going on tour together I thought “that sounds weird” and guess what? It was. My son, who’s a big Jeff Beck fan, and I went to the show not really knowing what to expect but it turned out like you might imagine. There was an aging Brian Wilson with some of the Beach Boys doing all their good time oldies and even though I’ve never been a big fan, their harmonies were amazing. Then out comes a goth-looking Jeff Beck, the smell of refer starts wafting in the air and he and his band blow away the very same crowd that was just be-bopping to “Help Me Rhonda”.
But it gets even stranger. After Jeff Beck takes his turn Brian and the boys join him for more classics like “Surfing USA” where Beck does a guitar solo. The show ends with a somber encore of the old Irish drinking song “Danny Boy”. Weird…but fun.
By the way my 15 year old stood by Jeff Beck on purpose in this photo so he could crop his old man and the other guys out, leaving just him and one of his hero’s. My partner Paul did the same thing a few years ago when Johnny Depp visited our studio.
They say when there’s friction between two people, a smile is a good lubricant. There were no smiles, however, when Lisa Lampanelli recently appeared on the Paul and Young Ron show. Perhaps you heard it…a verbal trashing of historic proportions after a rather mundane (and I think fair) question about the queen of the roasters not being on the James Franco roast. She really went off on me suggesting I should be replaced on the show due to my many toxic diseases and added she hopes I die from an incurable rectal condition! Wow, when did comedy become so mean?
Now I realize Lisa is an insult comic and I love her, as I love all of God’s glorious creations, but her tirade just wasn't funny. Personally I never make negative comments or call people bad names and I’m not going to start with that bitch Lampanelli. I’ve even forgiven my a-hole partner Paul Castronovo for replaying the interview several dozen times.
Speaking of comedy bullies I hear old Aries Spears is back in town. For those who don’t remember Spears threatened to kick Paul’s ass for calling him out when he refused to be funny on our show. He may have even killed Paul had I not stepped in to protect him. I haven’t seen my co-host that frightened since a lesbian beat the crap out of him at a Hootie and the Blowfish concert.
In my opinion funny is good, just do it with humor and comedy not threats and anal remarks. In fact if Aries Spears were here right now I’d kick him right in the balls…that goes for Lisa Lampanelli too.