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Monday Memo: Dear Old Dad

| June 14, 2021

By Holland Cooke
Consultant

 

BLOCK ISLAND, RI — On Father’s Day (June 20) — and the Friday-before (hint-hint) — You’re probably thinking “Cat’s In The Cradle” by Harry Chapin, “Color Him Father” by The Winstons, perhaps Dan Fogelberg’s wistful “Leader of The Band,” and other dad tributes.

Regardless of your format, hear-me-now-and-believe-me-later: “The Men in My Little Girl’s Life,” by Mike Douglas. Guaranteed Kleenex material.

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Monday Memo: Lennon, McCartney, Marbourg

| March 22, 2021

By Holland Cooke
Consultant

 

BLOCK ISLAND, RI — Paul McCartney mused, “You’ve got to admit, it’s getting better, a little better all the time.” John Lennon muttered, “It can’t get much worse.”

And in the words of now-retired radio traffic reporter Bob Marbourg – a rock star to heavy listeners when he was part of my WTOP crew in the 1980s – “Pick your lane and stay with it.”

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