Randy Knight Interview Edition…So Local Pasco, October 27th, 2016

Gonna keep it short and sweet:

Fact: Randy and his Renee are sweet folks, and we had a great few hours, today…Talking about music, and the water, and manatees and hurricanes.  And really…Isn’t that EXACTLY the kind of things you’d talk about, if you were having a great and meaningful day?

Randy and Renee, right after our So Local Pasco recording session.
Randy and Renee, right after our So Local Pasco recording session.

Fact: Randy wrote a song, this week, that celebrates OUR waterfront…Our mangrove, estuary, oyster bar, barrier island, stilt house waterfront.  That has hardly ever happened, before.  Sensing the great things about a place is what feeling people do.  Writing it down, bringing it to us, so we can say “Yes!  That right there!!”  is what poets do.

Fact:  Randy was a poet, today.

You can check out Randy’s excellent music by clicking the image below…And you can come down and experience it IN PERSON, Saturday, right here at Gill Dawg.  Yes, I am still here at 11:30 at night.

So…Come on out and see Randy perform.  Buy his music online.  Come out and support him at his upcoming local gigs…Because he is, now, So Local Pasco.|

Click to visit Randy's Facebook music page.
Click to visit Randy’s Facebook music page.

I’ll be here first, on Saturday…I guarantee it!

~Greg

SPECIAL EXTRA EDITION! Pit Stop One Emcee Randy Knight wrote a song about us. Check it out!

Randy Knight, the Emcee for Saturday’s MASSIVE Pit Stop One Concert is here early…He brought along a song that mentions Port Richey, and Gill Dawg.  I can’t think of a single song that has ever mentioned Port Richey, so I feel like I must share it with my listeners and readers.

Randy will be the emcee, AND he is opening the show at Gill Dawg...He's also slated to do another set around 9pm, so I hope he eats his Wheaties Saturday morning.
Randy will be the emcee, AND he is opening the show at Gill Dawg…He’s also slated to do another set around 9pm, so I hope he eats his Wheaties Saturday morning.

In case you missed it, there is a MASSIVE show coming up at Gill Dawg Saturday:  Jimmy Buffett fans are called “Parrotheads“, and they are organized into massive clubs.  Many of these clubs make an annual ‘pilgrimage’ to Key West, every year, for a fan convention called Meeting of the Minds.  On the way, they “phlock” to a few choice spots, as they make their way south to Key West.  These stops are called “Pit Stops”.

This year, Pit Stop One is RIGHT HERE, in West Pasco County.  It makes me proud…I’ve been listening to Buffett since before there were Parrotheads.  I cut my teeth on A1A, Livin’ and Dyin’ in 3/4 Time, Changes in Lattitudes, and Coconut Telegraph.  Jimmy wrote songs about places and people I knew!  I seem to have come full circle, along with a ton of other folks with a rich sense of romance and a love of Boats, Beaches, Bars and Ballads.

There is a whole genre of music, now, called Trop Rock.  If you like the style of Randy’s song, you should definitely check out Trop Rock!  A great place to start would be by listening to the Trop Rock Top 40, hosted by Radio A1A…Click the image below to learn more about that (or, just come to the show!  Radio A1A will be there!)

Trop Rock!  Who knew??
Trop Rock! Who knew??

This year, Pit Stop One is at Gill Dawg, right here in So Local Pasco country!  This is a big deal…Kenny and Lisa Burke, and Colleen and Erik from Gill Dawg should be really proud of this event.  A TON of folks are expected, and if you like “Trop Rock”, you should not miss this event!14681968_918160578317287_1073807821732554459_o

Randy will join me on the podcast tomorrow to talk more about it…He’s meeting me at Gill Dawg today to record an interview.

So click the file at the top, and check out “Phollow the Phlock” by Randy Knight…Commence day drinking, because it’s Five O Clock Somewhere!

~Greg

P.S.: He even invited Jimmy!

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Tasty Tuesdays Market…Now With 100% More Podcast! OCtober 27th, 2016

We finally got out to the Tasty Tuesdays Market, in downtown New Port Richey!  We’ve wanted to get there for quite awhile, but our commitment to the Westside Deli competes with the time.  So, this week, we simply went to the deli after the market, and have no idea why we didn’t think of that sooner!

Ann Scott, the Assistant Director of the New Port Richey Public Library, and Stephanie Sky, the EBT Program Manager for Tasty Tuesdays were excellent hosts, and gave us insight into the meaning and purpose of the market…Ann also gave us electricity, which is important, in our line of work!

Click the image to visit the Tasty Tuesdays Market Facebook page...Many of the vendors post what they are bringing, each week.
Click the image to visit the Tasty Tuesdays Market Facebook page…Many of the vendors post what they are bringing, each week.

I was surprised by the number and variety of vendors!  TONS of great stuff…Berries, nuts, vegetables, fruit…Coffees, baked goods.  It was an excellent selection, all of it organic and healthy, most of it grown right here in west Pasco County…And some of it grown in downtown New Port Richey.

I make a point of mentioning in the podcast:  Through a federal grant program, EBT (Electronic Benefit Transfer) users can get DOUBLE their dollar value at the Tasty Tuesdays Market.  This is the most important thing I learned:  That low income families who shop at the market can afford to feed their families healthy organic food, for less than they have to spend at the grocery store.  Making organic produce available to low income families, especially kids, is an amazing thing, and the market operators and vendors should be very proud of that!

Star fruit! Tasty stuff!
Star fruit! Tasty stuff!

I’d like to encourage all of my listeners to step out of your grocery rut, and go give the Tasty Tuesday Market a shot…Support these awesome local vendors, farmers and gardeners, as they provide a great alternative to the supermarket.

~Greg

HUGE Halloween Event Weekend Extravaganza! October 26th, 2016. HUGE!

So Much To Do!

Well, we promised you a massive list of event links and info, today…And Laura Sherrod Pence delivers.

Laura slaved over a hot keyboard, and consumed FIVE bottles of wine to produce today's awesome event list!
Laura slaved over a hot keyboard, and consumed FIVE bottles of wine to produce today’s awesome event list!

In the nearly 11 months we’ve been on, I am SURE we have not seen a weekend with this much going on…Much of it put on by our friends, partners, and listeners.  I feel so connected to the community, this week!  Remember, click on posters and green text for more info!

It starts TODAY…
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Celeste from Om Tribe keeping the beat at the New Port Richey Community and Drum Circle!
Celeste from Om Tribe keeping the beat at the New Port Richey Community and Drum Circle!

 

Pink Lotus Yoga and Wellness, Sims Park Flow
Pink Lotus Yoga and Wellness, Sims Park Flow, Thursday Evening!

 

4th Annual HOMEFEST at the Verizon Event Center
4th Annual HOMEFEST at the Verizon Event Center

 

Friends of the Hacienda asks only a donation, for tours of West Pasco County's most iconic building!  Come see the historic Hacienda Hotel!
Friends of the Hacienda asks only a donation, for tours of West Pasco County’s most iconic building! Come see the historic Hacienda Hotel!

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Kiddy Up Therapeutic Ranch is having a Fall Fun Day!
Kiddy Up Therapeutic Ranch is having a Fall Fun Day!

 

WICKED good times await!
WICKED good times await!

 

MOM's Sunday Artisan Market, on Main, right across from Sims Park and the Hacienda Hotel.
MOM’s Sunday Artisan Market, on Main, right across from Sims Park and the Hacienda Hotel.

 

Almost there, Barry!  Meet and Greet our favorite County Commission Candidate at Johnny Brusco's!
Almost there, Barry! Meet and Greet our favorite County Commission Candidate at Johnny Brusco’s!

 

Out of the Darkness Suicide Awareness, Memorial, and Prevention walk.
Out of the Darkness Suicide Awareness, Memorial, and Prevention walk.

 

Ancient Apothecary, Organic Boo Boo Salve
Ancient Apothecary, Organic Boo Boo Salve

 

Dawg o Ween!  Greg will be out, causing trouble, eating candy, and misbehaving!
Dawg o Ween! Greg will be out, causing trouble, eating candy, and misbehaving!
I am there ALL DAY, or until I pass out from exhaustion, whichever comes first.  I will buy a drink for anyone who gets there before me!
I am there ALL DAY, or until I pass out from exhaustion, whichever comes first. I will buy a drink for anyone who gets there before me!

 

So Local Pasco Music Cast Guest Alumni Danielle Mohr and Friends!  New music talent showcase at Dockside!
So Local Pasco Music Cast Guest Alumni Danielle Mohr and Friends! New music talent showcase at Dockside!

Are you KIDDING?  The Pit Stop One gig alone has more bands in one day than any other weekend I can think of.  IN.ONE.DAY.

There are a ton MORE things going on, as well…Corey Cottrell and Alex Centeno at Overtime, Friday Night.

Get out there and wear it OUT this weekend…I will surely see some of you along the way to a legendary Halloween Weekend!

~Greg