Well . . . at least this guy knows his mom can't give him a guilt trip for getting arrested.
Around on Sunday, a 27-year-old from Newmarket in Ontario, Canada was pulled over and arrested for drunk driving. He was taken to the station, and when he was released a few hours later, he called his MOM to come pick him up.
So his 53-year-old mother got in her car to go get him. But when she got there, the SAME COP smelled alcohol on HER breath, and gave her a breathalyzer. Even though it was around , SHE was drunk too.
So the mother was ALSO arrested for drunk driving. Both of them had their licenses suspended, and are due in court next month.
Today's Twang Town Lowdown is ALL About George Strait. Here's a list of 10 Facts you MAY or MAY NOT know about the KING OF COUNTRY MUSIC:
#1) Some of his best songs never reached Number One.
He's had 59 #1 singles, which is more than any artist in any genre . . . but songs like "Run", "The Fireman", "True", "You'll Be There" and "Wrapped" never topped the country chart.
#2) Having so many #1 singles isn't the only record that George holds.
Yes, George's 59 Number Ones are impressive . . . but he also has the most CMA and ACM wins and nominations in country music history.
#3) His son Bubba got him back into songwriting.
George says his one regret is that he stopped writing early in his career. Fortunately, his son Bubba got him back into it for his album "Twang". They co-wrote "Arkansas Dave", and George ended up co-writing two other songs on that album . . . plus he co-wrote seven songs on his album "Here for a Good Time".
#4) He is NOT a member of the Grand Ole Opry.
We don't know exactly why . . . but it may be because the Opry demands artists give them a commitment to play there, and George isn't keen on leaving his Texas ranch.
#5) His mother left him at a young age.
When his parents divorced, George's mother took her daughter but NOT her sons. His father raised George and his brothers.
George's daughter Jenifer died in a car accident in 1986 at the age of 13. He doesn't talk much about the incident . . . but "USA Today" got him to admit he thinks of her when he sings that song.
#10) He served in the U.S. Army.
He enlisted in the Army in 1971, and was still in the army when he started performing with a group called Rambling Country.
George Strait will release his 40th Studio album May 14th and here is the artwork
and track listing for the upcoming album - "Love Is Everything"
George Strait’s ‘Love Is Everything’ Track Listing:
1. ‘I Got a Car’
2. ‘Give It All We Got Tonight’
3. ‘Blue Melodies’
4. ‘I Just Can’t Go On Dying Like This’
5. ‘I Thought I Heard My Heart Song’
6. ‘That’s What Breaking Hearts Do’
7. ‘When Love Comes Around Again’
8. ‘The Night Is Young’
9. ‘Sittin’ on the Fence’
10. ‘I Believe’
11. ‘Love Is Everything’
12. ‘You Don’t Know What You’re Missing’
13. ‘When the Credits Roll’
Today's Ran-Dumb Stuff:
Get That Song Outta Your Head:
There's nothing worse than having an annoying SONG stuck in your head. Of course, that would never happen because of MY show. But if it does . . . scientists have finally figured out a way to get you some peace.
Dr. Ira Hyman is a music psychologist at WesternWashingtonUniversity. He just finished a study that found the best way to get a song out of your head is . . . solving a puzzle that's 'sort of' hard.
When you have a song stuck in your head, it's actually because that song is dominating your working memory.
When you force your brain to concentrate on something else, like a Sudoku puzzle or a video game, you can push the song out.
But if you pick a puzzle or a game that's too easy or too hard, it won't engage your mind enough. So as long as it's sort of hard, it should work.
Our Tax Dollars Hard At Work:
The IRS has acknowledged that it wasted $60,000 of taxpayers' money to make Star Trek and Gilligan's Island parody training videos of no value.
The Star Trek clip, a corny but ambitious effort which runs six minutes, was produced in an IRS studio in 2010 for a training and leadership conference. It mentions tax issues, but there is no way to claim that there are lessons to be learned from the clip, which was reportedly shown in 400 locations.
In a statement, the IRS admitted that the video "is not reflective of overall IRS video efforts, which provide critical information to taxpayers and cost-effective employee training critical to running the nation's tax system" and promised "tough new standards for videos."
A FEE FOR LOOKING AROUND:
If you've never heard the term "showrooming," it's when you go to a store, look around . . . then leave and buy the stuff you saw on Amazon or another website. Obviously, the stores HATE IT . . . and basically blame it for their decline in sales.
There are two options for stores. Option one, offer prices that compete with the Internet and provide customer service that websites can't equal. Or option two . . . THIS.
A health food grocery store in Brisbane, Australia has started charging a $5 FEE for anyone who enters. If you buy something, the $5 is deducted from your bill. If you don't, they keep the money.
They started charging the fee in February, but the news started circulating online yesterday, when someone took a picture of the sign announcing the policy, and posted it on Reddit.com.
The sign on the door says, quote, "There has been a high volume of people who use this store as a reference and then purchase goods elsewhere . . . [so] this store will be charging people a $5 fee per person for 'just looking.'"