Wednesday, October 25, 2000

Of Wings and a Weekend

WHAZZUP IN THE HIZZY!

Greetings Kanestergrammers!

Another edition of the much requested Kanestergram is here.

As I try to recollect on significant events in the past month, let me give you a link to a website that I think many of you will get a kick out of.

www.hsx.com

The Hollywood Stock Exchange is pretty addictive, but fun, and it may teach you a thing or two about trading stocks. When you register, USE ME as a reference, or just USE me, whichever you prefer.

WEEKEND WARRIORS

The hizzy (or house) has been running amuck recently with many visitors and so forth. Navy Dan Day and Dan Millbauer stopped through for Columbus Day Weekend, and we had a good time. We went and saw a live taping of the Fox hit "That '70's Show" and I wound up singing Gloria Gainers "I Will Survive" in front of the studio audience and the cast. It wasn't too embarassing for me, but I can't speak for the Dans. Universal Studios and Venice Beach were also a few of the stops in the whirlwind tour. Then Dan Millbauer took off for Germany, and Dan Day for Greece. Here I am stuck in LA....To party another weekend with fellow islander Tracy Keyser. Her and Veronica came down from Santa Barbara to see "what was up in the hizzy" Hopefully they found out.

Monday night of this week was a cool experience. Fellow supercharger Gary Ressler scored two tickets for yours truly to see none other than the Moody Blues at the Universal Amphitheater, AND HE DIALED IN SOME BACKSTAGE PASSES (insert random grunts of enthusaism here) !!! Though there were free refreshments backstage, I was unable to meet or see Justin Hayward. Perhaps another time, but nevertheless, the concert was great. Another note on the concert: were were probably the youngest people at the concert, and there is nothing stranger than seeing a 60 year old man dancing with a glowstick.

And then there was yesterday.STS-92, the 100th Space Shuttle mission, was unable to land at Kennedy Space Center in Florida due to bad weather, so they chose the alternate landing site here in California - Edwards Air Force Base. And I had one of the most thrilling shoots of my career - being able to stand near the runway at Edwards Air Force Base and watch Space Shuttle Discovery come in for a landing. And to top it off, the video that I shot came out great. Stay tuned, and I will e-mail you still images from the shoot, and post them on my website.

SPEAKING OF WEBS

Not a day goes by that I don't get an e-mail from one of you (By the way, this e-mail list is up to 322 people) asking me about my website. There is a new website that is still under construction, and I am still learning the ropes of html. Once I get on the ball and launch the website, you all be notified, so hang tight. It's coming soon.

ALSO COMING SOON

Looking forward to Halloween this year. Rich Marincic and I are hoping to team up as the Blues Brothers (sorry Steep) and dial in a dance and song or two.

HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Due to the frantic schedule, and since I often work seven days a week, I won't be returning for Thanksgiving. BUT, I am planning on stopping in Pittsburgh for Christmas, and Ottawa or Chicago for New Years. SO: PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE E-mail me your New Years plans for this year so that I can usher in the 21st century (and this new year is officially the start of the 21st centruty) with some pals from the hometown.

MOVIES AND STUFF

Well, some things that I recommend looking out for (and stock to purchase on www.hsx.com)

K-19 - Russian sub with Harrison Ford and Liam Neeson in the lead roles

Lord of the Rings Trilogy - if you haven't already seen the trailer for this new series of movies, go to www.lordoftherings.net and check out the movie trailer. It is one of the best movie trailers I have seen.

Star Wars Trilogy re-release - New box set of the original trilogy with interviews and footage from the upcoming episode 2. In stores Nov. 22nd.

Meet the Parents - an awesome movie that had me laughing so hard I almost burst.

WEBSITES:

Here's a cool website from an Army broadcaster I never met, but heard much about. It pretty much kicks you know what and explains what a military journalist does. Tons of cool and interesting stories.

http://www.geocities.com/~dmcnally/

Well, that's it for this Kanestergram.

Stay Tuned.

Yours,

Kane

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