Years ago, I was on a morning radio show in Seattle.
It was in the early years of the Murdock, Hunter and Alice Show. In fact, at the time, it was Murdock & Hunter. Alice Porter and Dave Sloan did news and traffic and we did our stuff. Chris Mays was our program director at the time and she gave me a spare album by a guy named Matt Bianco.
On the album was a song called “Yeah Yeah” which seemed ripe for the borrowing. So, I created a music bed out of it and steered my voice towards a guy named Julius who had been our supervisor at the United Airlines flight kitchen during my summers in college. He had that high-pitched, mono-tone style….but I gave him energy….and instead of Julius….something more Latin, like Julio.
Then along came a program director named Bobby Irwin. By then, I had already done several renditions of a Go-Seahawks song called “How ’bout dem Hawks!” and Bobby suggested we build out the character. We introduced Julio to the audience as a karaoke singer who was a regular at the White Shudders Inn down in Burien. Every week, he’d leave a cassette (that shows how long ago it was) on our front porch (as if we had a porch) with a song specifically written for the upcoming game. Each song became a time capsule of what was in the news that week, what topics were hot, which holidays were coming up, etc.
Thanks to radio buddy Mike West, I was able to use his cart machine from days gone by to rescue this song off of a cart I’ve had in the basement for years. This particular song was done before an Arizona game….when Rick Mirer was trying to be our quarterback and right before Halloween. I don’t know what I was smoking or drinking or both when I wrote this, but hang on for a wild ride. Enjoy this episode of “How ’bout dem Hawks!”
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Fun little ride, isn’t it?