Monday, April 24, 2017

ROUND TWO

The NY Rangers defeated the Canadiens in six games......


So as they move onto the next round to face the Ottawa Senators I prepare to once again return to NY for the world debut of the upcoming documentary, Dare To Be Different. I'm pretty excited. as a reminder, I'll be appearing at both the Thursday night showing AND the Friday night showing. I'm looking forward to saying thanks to any of you who were lucky enough to get tickets.

Then on Saturday night it's off to Kings Park Long Island for a little musical treat, a chance to join up with Joe Rock and the AllStars. I'll jump on stage and sing a few songs for you. It's free admission and I'd love to see you there!

Price: FREE
Date: Sat, Apr 29, 2017 
Time: 9:00 pm - 1:00 am
Venue: Shanahan's
Location: 515 Old Dock Road Kings Park NY 11754

OK, back to hockey.

The Rangers got a good draw. I thought they matched up well with Les Habs and they beat them. The Pens, Caps, Jackets all pose threats as the Rangers don't match up well with any of those. Lucky for the Rangers, we got the winner of the Bruins - Sens series which ended yesterday in overtime. Seems like every NHL playoff game ends in OT this season which is awesome. 18 OT games so far and I think that's a record for the first round.

The only prediction I'm willing to make is that I'll be in NY for a 2017 New York Ranger playoff game. It's been a very long time since I've been able to say that. I really do look forward to seeing as many of you as possible.

----}- Bird

Monday, April 10, 2017

AND SO IT BEGINS......

There's not another tournament like it.......



The Stanley Cup playoffs begin this Wednesday. 

No, the Panthers didn't make it this season and I could spend some time listing the reasons. Fact is they didn't win enough games no matter what the reasons may be. I like the way the team played down the stretch and I am hoping for a much better result next year. But for now, all eyes are on the playoffs.

There are some fantastic first round match ups including the Rangers vs the Montreal Canadians. 

On a completely different topic, I'm returning to NY for the world debut of the new movie, Dare To Be Different. This documentary tells the story of WLIR 92.7 in NY and how we changed the world in music. I'm flying in on April 27th and appear that night and the next night at the Tribeca Film Festival. I'm in this movie but unsure if I'm in it more than a few minutes. Still, all the great DJs and musicians from those days are featured. On Thursday, April 27th not only is the movie debuting but three bands will play live. The Alarm, A Flock of seagulls and The English Beat.

I'm very much looking forward to seeing everyone I can if only to say thanks. I can't tell you how much your support has meant over the years. I've had a few tough breaks in my life and it'll be nice to have a happy memory and a little fun.




On Saturday the 29th I'll be a guest vocalist with Joe Rock & The AllStars in Kings Park Long Island. Here's the details:

Price: FREE
Date: Sat, Apr 29, 2017 - Sun, Apr 30, 2017
Time: 9:00 pm - 1:00 am
Venue: Shanahan's
Location: 515 Old Dock Road Kings Park NY 11754
Joe Rock & The AllStars live
with guest vocalist DJ Bird
Get You Some Of That!

----}- Bird

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

DOUBLE TROUBLE

Time is running out on the Cat's playoff chances........

Bird at Paris NY around 1984

......so I'm making plans to travel to NY.

April 27th, 2017 at the Tribeca Film Festival the new movie, Dare To Be Different will debut. The story of how a small Long Island radio station changed the world. I'm not just going, I'm in it! Wow.

After the movie there will be three live bands playing. The English Beat, A Flock of Seagulls and Howard Jones, all WLIR staples. It's been a long process and to see it finally come out is going to be a treat. That assumes I'm not left out on the cutting room floor. :-)

Oh right, The Panthers. I'll be attending tonight's tilt vs Toronto as a guest of the Cats. My daughter Alex and I were at the BB&T center last week for the Ranger game and we both look forward to tonight's game. The Cats put themselves in a tough spot. Five consecutive losses will do that to ya every time. The Leafs are the team the Panthers need to catch so this is a four point game for sure.

I'm also excited to see the American kid who has taken Toronto and the NHL by storm, Auston Matthews. The 19 year old has that thing one needs to play in this league and from the games I've seen on TV he's a dominant player already. He's got a nose for the puck and it finds it's way into the net.

OK, back to the movie. Here are a few pics of the shoot I did for my scenes:

Action!

Ellen, Bird Denis & Roger

The set was a record store on Long Island

I sure hope the Cats win tonight.

I'll have much more to say about the movie as it gets closer to the date.

----}- Bird

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

“ICE GUARDIANS” TO HAVE SOUTH FLORIDA PREMIERE

New ice hockey documentary by Brett Harvey to debut in Boca Raton......


WHAT:                       Film screening and discussion of Ice Guardians
WHERE:                     CINEMARK PALACE 20 (BOCA RATON, FL)
WHEN:                       MONDAY, MARCH 13, 2017 – 6:30PM
DETAILS:                   $11 for individual tickets - available at www.tugg.com/events/ice-guardians-5msl

“Ice Guardians” is a new documentary from Brett Harvey on the role of the enforcer in ice hockey, featuring players like Chris Chelios, Brett Hull, Dave Semenko, and George Parros. The film will make its South Florida premiere on Monday, March 13th at 6:30pm at the Cinemark Palace 20 in Boca Raton.

Exploring one of the most controversial and provocative positions in the history of sport, “Ice Guardians” journeys into the lives of those who perform what is undoubtedly the toughest job within the National Hockey League today: the enforcer. Due to its violent nature, it has drawn opinions from both fans and critics alike.  But what do we really know?  What led to its spectacular rise?  What purpose does it serve in the eyes of its beholders and what drives them forward in the face of adversity?  “Ice Guardians” steps beyond the hype and heads directly to the source of the debate… the players themselves.  Through their eyes, tough exteriors are shed to reveal the humanity behind a role that struggles to maintain its existence.

Ice Guardians is a must-see film for any hockey fan. A trailer can be viewed at www.tugg.com/events/ice-guardians-5msl.

All attendees will be entered in a free raffle to win Florida Panthers tickets and more.

The above is a copy of the press release, not written by me - Bird

----}- Bird

Thursday, February 23, 2017

WINNING CURES EVERYTHING

Don't look now but the Cats are within reach of repeating last season's division championship.....


.....with two games in hand on Montreal who leads by six points. Not bad for a team that most wrote off after a sloppy start. ESPN of all places discusses the Cats change of mindset going into the trade deadline. Instead of selling off players and rebuilding for next season, the Panthers may look to beef up on the blueline and perhaps add a power play scoring forward.

Panther's owner, Vinnie Viola turned down the President's offer to be the Secretary of the Army and is available to give the green light to add payroll if needed.

Despite last night's loss, the Panther's have won 8 of 9 including the 5 game road sweep. This team will make the playoffs. Can it get past the first round? That's the question.

OK, I still can't reveal the big secret but I am planning a trip to NY in April. You may now begin your speculations :-)

----}- Bird