Tuesday, March 14, 2017


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:


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


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


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

Wednesday, February 1, 2017


And no, I can't tell you......

But I will give you a hint

Stay tuned for more info as it becomes available! ----}- Bird

Friday, January 13, 2017


No, I wasn't just goofing off......

I took the family on vacation.

I tried to keep up on the Cats but honestly outside of Luongo passing Sawchuk I don't have anything to comment on. It will be a week or so to get back into the swing of things.

----}- Bird