Saturday, June 21, 2008

KISS 'Hotter Than Hell'

I was shown something that I could not believe the other day.

I went into the office of our Creative Services Department at Dick Broadcasting. I wanted to talk about something with Joe Davis and that’s when he showed me something that blew my tiny mind out of my left ear hole.

He was showing me something on Google Maps. A little thing called “Street View”.

He placed the little walking man icon on the corner of Arlington and E. Lewis Streets and then there it was… A view of our parking lot and building! It was a photo that could be rotated 360 degrees!

There was the building across the street. There was the little park-like vacant lot. You can click on the arrows that appear on the street and see the rest of the block. It was crazy, man.

If you haven’t seen this yet, check it out. Click on the “Street View” and all the mapped streets that are highlighted in blue, you can take a virtual tour of that road.

I was intrigued. The technology excited me. That is until… I looked up my own address. Sure enough, my street is highlight in blue and you can visually check out where I live.

That’s when I felt violated and disturbed about it. I realize that I can’t stop them because it’s a public street, but it is a little unsettling.

If you’d like to see the building that house our radio stations, look up 192 E. Lewis Street in Greensboro. And look up your address to find out if your place is visually represented. I guarantee that it will creep you out a little.

Here’s a little sight that Joe Davis also showed me. It’s a sight of unusual photos captured by this visual street mapping technology.

--I’m excited about tomorrow’s NASCAR race from Sonoma, California. I’ve never been a big fan of the two road course races on the Sprint Cup tour, but they are the best chances for my man Robby Gordon to score a victory. He’s qualified 8th for tomorrow’s race and I’m downright giddy about it.

Here’s something that I found on The Onion and I think it’s downright hilarious!

Study: Most Children Strongly Opposed To Children�s Healthcare

--Here’s the Unplugged version of “Goin’ Blind” from today’s musical choice. My favorite cut off the album is “All The Way”, but there’s nothing out there of great quality to share with you.

I have fond memories of listening to that song on an 8-Track tape (loudly I might add) while my cousin Dan Lively drives us around the West Virginia countryside. Good times!


  1. Anonymous4:59 PM

    The Google Maps thing is pretty cool, except that our yard looks like crap. I wonder when the photo was taken.

  2. Anonymous10:05 PM

    My street isn't represented, but the nearest cross-street is. From the picture, I can tell it was taken last fall because of a POD sitting in a neighbor's driveway. (And also cuz the leaves are starting to turn.)