ChoralSounds Northwest is holding a musical “reflection on the impact of political discourse in both British and American musical theater through the years” featuring KIRO radio host and erstwhile... [Read more]
The 2nd funniest man in my life.
To most people, today is “just” another April’s Fool’s Day, so beware the pranks o’April.
But to this fool, April 1st also stands for one other thing that means a lot to me:
IT’S J.P. PATCHES BIRTHDAY!
For you non-Northwest natives, J.P. (“Julius Pierpont”) Patches is a well-known local TV clown who spent many years on KIRO-TV in the 60s and 70s entertaining thousands of us Seattle kids (here’s a link to his website for the unenlightened: www.jppatches.com).
To me, J.P. Patches is the #2 comedic influence in my life. #1 is my Dad, who was the funniest man I ever met. Of course it helped that he was my Dad, that it was impossible for me not to meet him, and well, he was around me more than any other man, but I think you get the point – Dad was funniest, J.P. was #2…
According to KIRO-TV, Burien fire victim John Miklosh received a surprise package from country music star Vince Gill â€“ an autographed guitar! Apparently a reporter for KIRO found out that Miklosh... [Read more]