Saturday, August 30, 2014

My main peeves in talent searches, lazy applicants


The talent search begins once again. It’s a difficult task and not one I relish. So let’s put some things into perspective with some prefacing this with a quick HazzardAyre 101.

First, this is , repeat NOT an attempt to locate a honey for ye old Wolf here. That’s been suggested, so I’ll say this, I came into this world alone, I sleep quite well alone, and while the equipment still works , I have no big hunger for anything up close and personal.

Second, I’m in radio, I work in a partly none visual world. I do not need to be in a suit , or tie , nor do I need to be spit polished and shined.

Third, the money comes from the club and its subsidiaries, NOT ME. I’m only a producer and project director not the person that carves out the payola.

Now then.

Between the Knytes-of-Anarchy, the AyreWolvez, and the Toew Bro’s Club, there is an annual ingest of money from various supporters and sponsors. That ingest is just under $15,million in annual income to the clubs, spread out over 50 charters with 50,000 members. The local Charter which combines both Idaho, Wyoming and Utah, get’s an annual ingest of just over $600k , that is used for various projects none the least is our efforts in support of Navy and Marine aviators, both retired and currently serving. Add to that running a radio-tv network dedicated to the Southern cause, as well as over the road truckers, the towing industry and of course again not the least Military aviation veterans. The support of families, and the education of benefits, etc, it’s a tall order.

One of our projects is always the outside efforts, involving producing military aviation videos as well as free bees like the Warbird calendar. In military aviation tradition we hunt for female talent to do the kinds of pin up and nose art photos that used to be displayed on vintage aircraft.

This is where it gets difficult.

The Mountain West such as it is , is not a plethora or utopia of available talent. What is as it is in any supply verses demand condition, is higher than a SR71 Blackbird. Recently we went looking for talent from a well known agency here in Salt Lake City. I found out of I don’t remember how many, but out of what seemed 20 I saw 3 that could fill the playbill. One was ideal, except the price tag of $3,000.00 . Remember we do these projects as fund raisers and benefits, not a commercial performance. Like some celebrities that do free or discount benefits for such causes , we thought knowing this the folks at this one agency , might cut the rate a bit. From what I hear the agency keeps the majority of anything the model makes. I think it ought to be the other way around. So then that leaves us looking at available freelance talent.

There are some, but they show up near unannounced, not even taking the time to read this or any of our blogs to see what we’re into and looking for. Only 3 out of 10 can read ad copy, nor know how to dramatize anything on camera. Many can’t get into character.

Then there are those that say they’ll be right back, or shy away because its not Mr. Super Producer in a suit sitting there, remember that I’m into radio. I don’t need to dress the part.

They do, not me.

I’m not a patient person, nor is the club, and I could say this too, The RoadHouse or the Wolf’s Lair(Studio-Office) The ladies don’t go in alone, nor give enough trust to step in where few have dared. In my last entry I reported about those who did, all except one who decided to take a different career path, are making multi million dollar pay checks, simply because they showed, learned, got exposure in a very cut throat and competitive industry.

The talent with ability comes in with a portfolio, audition dvd, resume, and has studied the club enough to dress on the first point of meet and greet in what type of wardrobe that the scene or photography is about. For us it means, skirt, nylons, heels , well dressed and presentable. Then there are the inexperienced who if they want to learn I’ll teach, but I hate to hear, oh I can’t do that, I wont do that, or such.

While its to be expected that a shortage of talent given that this ain’t Hollywierd or New York, even Atlanta or Nashville, still I know there is some that could if only they would, but keeping a prospective casting producer waiting, is not a way to get your foot in the door.

It’s the same with on air radio talent.

The adage that true 24/7/365 LIVE radio is no longer or dead is the result of no real talent or wanting to learn talent is out there.

The thought being, there’s satellite radio etc, true , but there is the person that is in a studio delivering content to pipe over that satellite radio channel. There has to be someone to pre-produce even automated content as well.

What we’re doing to fix that, in my next entry.



Quote of the Day:
If misery loves company, misery has company enough.
--Henry David Thoreau
Ephesians 2:19“Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with God’s people and also members of his household,”

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Toew Jamb Report

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When you gotta poop , but the custodian is cleaning the latrine, you sweat until you can go undo what he just did, as you blast the white paint in the commode.

Then when you finally get there, especially in a partly public head, your anus gets stage fright. Nothing happens.

Okay then I alluded to all the things the Toew Bro’s Club is, but I forgot to mention some things which are guiding my current push here.

While I love to fly the stratosphere in a Bell 222A the fact is, the FAA, has said I have another six months of evaluation on my diabetes meds before it can approve me to fly. So that said I’m putting that project to bed for a time.

With that in your grips, lets look at why this radio thing I do every damn day is so, and why it began.

Years ago when I got the truckin bug from being a bull haulers son, I tuned into all those midnight to 5:00AM trucker shows. Of course going back to age 10 when I discovered radio, I had always searched for a way to mix my love of radio, and music and my love for long haul trucking.

Back in 1974 and a half when the TeenAge Truckers Association a one of 4-H Trucker club, one of the career paths we taught was basic broadcast skills. Hey truckers gotta know and want to dig on music, as they grind gears. Then in 1978 after I got LexiBelle>lexi in green miniI noticed that while there was all too many trucker shows, but nothing for us who tow. When the TTA’s Tow Council the forerunner of the Toew Bro’s Club, was formed, long before there was a Hazzard, or Hazzard Knytes, the concept was build a station and put out a syndicated show devoted to us in towing. Fast forward to today. Beit, Highway Hooker Radio, which is what we started with, Dixie Diesel Radio, Maximum Overdrive , and as now HazzardAyre Radio , the entire span has had at least at its foundation of being the radio voice of the American Towing Professional and the Towing profession.

Right now we are busting balls to get an XMSirius Satellite channel established for us in towing. Why not? News of the industry, lifestyle features both new as well as old skool towing, and of course music and an unplugged personality radio that all can love , that loves towing. It’s a kind of takes one to know one thing, we who tow are a breed apart from everybody else, it takes a certain personality and demeanor to wake up in the cold, or go out in the hot sun to rescue a disabled ride and its ryder.

Put that same person behind a radio console and shit gets done.

At the crux of it is the Toew Bro’s Club.

Now the stinky toew thing.

This is not to delve into some sexual fetish. If I had a penny for every time I hear, read, or see the towing word tow mis-spelled on purpose I could buy my partner Charlie completely out. Which is on my planned docket. Any mile, back when I discovered Hazzard County and the Dukes, it was on the floor of locating a pair of white vinyl go-go boots for a hot rod display for the 81 SLC AutoRama. There ye ole General Lee, incorrectly done. But workable. During the show about the second night sitting wheel-less since our mode of get around was in the show, I thought I don’t look a damn bit like neither Bo or Luke Duke, but did in many ways resemble good old Cooter(Ben Jones) . So the Hazzard County Garage was opened with the slimmest sliver of permission by Paul Picard and Gy Waldron, of the Dukes.

Subsequently when we decided to do up some ads for the shop and tow service the idea from an old commercial I’d seen for a plumbing outfit out of Boise, I thought hey at the end of the ad we’d wrap it with me doing a Cinderella kiss on the toe of a gal that we’d cast hopefully looking somewhat like Daisy Duke, who always by both censorship by CBS TV and her, in nylons. That’s where that started. It’s a tradition and we try to update the ads every once in awhile, its just finding model talent that don’t think I’m a freak wanting to smootch her nyloned toes. It’s no big thrill for me, simply because as much as many would have you believe the human female foot don’t stink, there are many times especially in nylons when her foot and toes do pew.

Because of those things I’m always looking women’s toes to see if their small and dainty, not big pig hooves. Call me a connoisseur, of the human female toes. It’s purly professional, but I’m always looking. Problem is few if any women unless doing it for thrills, wears nylons any more. It’s a specify thing it has to be ordered that way. So through the web , because the available talent reserves in Utah and Idaho are scarce to say the least, if not stuck up or way too expensive, I harvest what I can find online. Find the board of mine on Pinterest. When I do photography of female toes, I want them to purvey the essence of the musky aroma they would have in real life. That requires a fast massage to get a foot all sweaty, then dry, then sweaty and dry again. Then you can do close ups and you can see the aroma, and imagine its appeal, if that’s what your into. I have had three models that came fully equipped and mentally prepped to do such a deed. The first was a gal in Emmett Idaho, who even shopped for the rest of the look, at a discount bin, by her choice. Then Robin Miss Dixie Diesel 1993 who would arrive everyday in studio at least a half hour before air time or time to video tape. She’d sit during a on air session, with her feet in my lap, my nose was as close to her stockinged toes in hose as a desk top. By the second week, I could turn the whole damn show over to her and be confident she could do a complete on air shift. Sadly a truck manufacturer bought her contract, but she learned from ye old Wolf here, and the most important thing is she wanted to learn . Then came Erin, who only had one question by a phone interview , pantyhose or stockings? What killed that was a greedy real estate broker in Gooding, but Nurse Goodbody as we called her as that was her primary career choice, But that’s the deal with Stinky Toe, or as we call it Stinky Toews.



Quote of the Day:
You cannot build a reputation on what you intend to do.
--Liz Smith

Ephesians 2:19“Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with God’s people and also members of his household,”

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As we say it here at Cooter’s A1 Toewing and HazzardAyre Aviation, when its dry we fly , when its wet and in snow we toew. Yes its that time of year when we dust off the winter gear, service the rigs and get ready for what looks to be a very long, cold wet and white winter. For us in toewing it means, long hours in the trucks less time in the shop, and snug in a bed. It’s catching a few winks upright with your head propped against the door header in you tow truck.

So who is the Toew Bro’s Club? The Toew Bro’s Club, is a group of guys and gals who love our rigs. To us towing is not a job it’s a passion, and since we spend more time with our trucks they become our mistress. As such tricking em out is just . Think of the Toew Bro’s Club as the hot rod and custom organization of toewing.

Okay then : June 2015, Miller Sportspark just on the tother side of Tooele Utah, is the site of the 2015 Toew Jamb >TOEW JAMB Toew Jamb is a jamboree for us in the toewing profession, filled with concerts , great food, trophy queen contests, tight Wrangler Jeans contest, and of course seminars, vendors row, the werx. Toew Jamb is the Sturgis of toewing.

Alrighty then; Got the cameras and crew assembled for the docudrama ads for the PSA’s and ad campaign for the Slow Down, and move over for Tow Truck Operators, project. The ads will run on local channel 4.2 METV during, Chips, Adam 12 and Emergency. The goal is to get people who drive to move over into another lane and slow down when approaching those of us who toew while we are doing our jobs. Every day we loose someone out there in our profession, doing their toew tasks, its only millseconds of distance between approaching traffic and us chaining up on the busy highways. While it’s a problem nationwide , its more localized here in Utah.

The Utah Trucking Associations had a great response to their ads on not crowding big trucks and aggressive driving near big rigs. So the idea is to launch a program similar only for being extra careful around us doing our toew tasks beside the road.

The big chore for us now is finding a talent agency willing to lend us on TV talent at a discount to cast in this important project.

Next time, the stinky toew



Quote of the Day:
Champions aren't made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside of them - a desire, a dream, a vision. They have last-minute stamina, they have to be a little faster, they have to have the skill, and the will. But the will must
--Muhammad Ali
Ephesians 2:19“Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with God’s people and also members of his household,”

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Crack of Dawn


The Crack of Dawn, easy truckin down to the studio. Except when ye old light switch is having troubles, then it’s a ticket unless Smokey is going to bed. I hit it right this morning. No super troopers . Nothing insurmountable as the switch is only what $30.00 at the most , but it means cracks of dawn are going to be few as are going home at dusk. But its fixable.

Woke up with the taste of Vodka to take my meds, why the heck not? Although one of my meds the Metformin I take is more like the size of a horse pill. Got it stuck in my wind pipe , it’s amazing that at such times we are gagging about to turn off the mortal lights that you do not care if you foam at the jowl and slobber on the carpet.

Decided to stay put at the RoadHouse for a time. This rests on the concept of my new roomy and the fact that I can get through my month, just does not give much in the way of wiggle room, only will have $22.00 after rent on the RoadHouse, rent on the Wolf’s Lair(radio-studio) and sending money to Dan up at Magic Valley Transmission for holding on LexiBelle. Plan on full recovery October 1st, and going to fetch, be nice to have my baby home.

Want to send Birthday greetings to Ben(Cooter) Jones , what he’s now what? 30 years old? Ben is the President of the Knytes-of-Anarchy and executive President of Cooter’s A1 Toewing.

Any mile time to get this day started.

Good morning ya’ll.

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Quote of the Day:
It is a great thing to start life with a small number of really good books which are your very own.
--Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Ephesians 2:19“Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with God’s people and also members of his household,”

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Friday, August 29, 2014

Mid Day Breef:


Before I get into the rest of the spiel here. If you get a phone call from some India resident company called My Federal Grants look at the number. If it reads: 253-271-4529 or some guy named Andrew Collin hang up and call the FBI.

The red flags were there and so far all reads good, but this could have had much worse consequences. It’s a scam, the first is, the money can’t be exchanged through normal channels, they ask you to go buy a GreenDot card. Supposedly to determine your legit, thing is that’s $250.00 you’ll loose.

The U.S. Government will not contact you through a email or by a random phone call. Second if it’s the Government you’ll not be asked for a fee.

Let thy be warned. I almost fell for this, but was smart enough to detour it and called the FBI myself, of course it’s a fraud and just out of the FBI’s reach.

Okay enough of that kind of news.

Just once I’d like to go to a search engine, punch in a seemingly steamy but not porn image request and not be directed to a smut page. Example, wanted a couple of gals in their undershorts, for the graph for breefs. What did I get, smut. As much as such giant search engines like Google and all try it seems, the more smutty it is , the more its seen.

Which leads me to the subject of aircraft nose and body art. Back in late 1943, as WWII heated up the aviators started putting graphics on their aircraft. Myrna Lloyd was the first, followed by many other starlets including Betty Grabble , even newer styles have came to light.

These images gave those in the fight something to hold onto when the world around them became so unliving and so dangerous.

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By now YOU have the idea, but it seems that the illustrious talent agencies have not got a grip on such things. Pin up’s, nose art, and body art, are not things for tattoos , they’re for vintage military aircraft, the Wolvez are on the hunt for such new era talent for our projects such as nose art, but it seems all too many want to be naked rather than fashionable, in essence trashy, not classy.

L8R Aviators

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Quote of the Day:
Goodness is the only investment that never fails.
--Henry David Thoreau, 19th-century American essayist and nature writer
Galatians 3:28“There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.”

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The Snob Hill of Utah, yep, Welcome to Ogden Utah


As always this gig I do will always have Southern and of course Hazzard County mixed in it.

Yesterday morning on a local wake up news Tv show that Nashville Tennessee was ranked as the most American City in America. That does not surprise me a bit. The rest of the top 10 states were all SOUTHERN states as the most welcoming and American places in our nation. Although Atlanta never made the survey being rated as a bit prude, hell Atlanta has never been the same since Sherman burned it years ago.

Utah number 22nd in the Survey, but hey Idaho ranked in at number 15, as the most American states. Boise hitting the survey, and making the swing as the number 11th most American City in the union. Imagine that.

I never thought I’d find any place with its nose in the air more than the Mountain Home area of Idaho. Most of those folks are so prudish, and snobbish, one wonders why the chain of food places and all settled there. Oh well. So enter in Ogden. Now I can’t say all of Ogden is the pits, but there is a great separation between the classes and races there. There’s a real divide between the haves and have-nots. The have nots sit at the Maverick Country Store or immediately across the street, panhandling. The local fuzz does little about it as the fuzz understands the economic conditions. Many created by promises from those who say , come on down we have what your looking for, but in reality not even in the ball park. Such as what we experienced with finding quarters for HazzardAyre Radio outside of the RoadHouse. I’ll get into the hows and why’s of that later this afternoon. But if you get down to it, the simple fact that I’m not homeless is a simple Military/SSI Check each month. The reason, the club took so long to decide on a place was the fact not all of the clubs were into the agreement or relocating to Utah to begin with, despite the assaroids from Mountain Home, the club was after all formed in Idaho, mainly the Hazzard Knytes in Hazzard(Hagerman) Idaho and the AyreWolvez in 2001 in Jerome Idaho. So the main op, was to be based in Idaho. The rest of that story later today in PhooteNotes.

The rent rates in Ogden for what scrap office structures that are years ago are astronomic . When you consider that in the near center of Mountain Western Commerce Salt Lake City we garnered a space for $250.00 a month with the goodies including utilities. Woods Cross a sleeping community of SLC and sub burb of Bountiful, has all the amenities that any major city has except a 24/7 Denny’s, used to, not any more. Outside of that; the community, is home to oil refineries and distribution outlets. Yet rent rates are less expensive than Ogden and while there are homeless here as well , still its not as epidemic as it is in Ogden, yet the rent in Ogden and economic prosperity is not as rich as it is in the mid southern part of Utah. Question beckons; Why? If its to keep the riff raff out of Ogden, its doing a bassackwards job of it. If your going to be progress driven, you don’t out price the small business-person. You don’t break the bat of high rent, increased regulations over the head the person trying to get something running.

One would think that with the remodel of an LDS Temple there in Ogden that business would flood in. Perhaps, but the snob condition just increases. Yes it is and will be, the real Snob Hill of Utah continues to be Ogden Utah.


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Quote of the Day:
Patience is the companion of wisdom.
Galatians 3:28“There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.”

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Want to get lots of email? Stay away from the office 3 days

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Want to get lot’s of email? Stay away from the office for 3 or more days.

Never ceases to amaze me, if I’m at the office thus by my computer every day I get a few blurbs , but nothing pressing. Go on a aviation summit meeting or a Knytes High Council meeting and my the email bins get full.

Okay then, it wasn’t until yesterday that the illustrious Comcast unplugged my TV. No big I have it at the office, but then I get a thing in the mail that looks like a bill and it says I owe nothing right now. How can that be? Will inquire when the seatcovers at Comcast get to the office.

If you think that life is messed up here your right. I don’t mean to cuss Comcast all the time, I do think most if not all those employed there all across the nation do their jobs as best as they can, but I don’t think that many in the business division have been educated in the needs of broadcasting or the business there of and what it takes to do this profession. Especially online radio such as ours. Especially the terminal offices. You’d think that when one goes into one , that there’d be one side for consumers, and one set of stalls with trained people for those using Comcast in their business’. So I’m making inquiries.

Okay, sad news for me soon to have been roomy. Sadly enough will all services except maybe electricity and water, the homestead in Ogden is dead. I’m taking a room here in Bountiful with a slightly reduced per month cost, and my butt is outta Ogden. I tried to save it, I had the Bishop there in our Sullivan Hollow ward, pay the rent last month, but the income to debt ratio did not match. For me to stay there in the old apartment there in Ogden would cost just under $800.00 which I don’t have. Now if there was a real need to salvage the thing, for any kind of friendship, family, or anything , I’d dig in to resuming things there. But between Questar, Comcast, and $450.00 a month, there is just not enough marbles in the bucket any more. Especially if you consider come June 2015 my butt is headed to southeastern Idaho to be near my kin folk.

So that’s my world.


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Quote of the Day:
If you can't beat your computer at chess, try kickboxing.
Galatians 3:28“There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.”

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