Hot Or Cold

There was a Katy Perry song that I used to play when I was doing radio part time called Hot N Cold. I often wonder if she spent time at my workplace and found the inspiration for that song here! It’s insane!

Our tech room is a rectangle. At both ends of the tech room there are doors that lead to opposite hallways. They just installed this huge heating/cooling unit at one end of the tech room. There is still a thermostat on the wall and a remote that controls the big unit up above.

You can walk in one door and feel like you are freezing and walk through the other door and feel warm and toasty. There is literally no rhyme or reason for this. All night long I feel like I’m either in an igloo or in the tropics. I bring a zip up sweatshirt to work and it goes on and off throughout the night. It’s crazy.

When I try to explain it to people, the one thing that comes to mind is the old Batman episode from the 1960’s with George Sanders as Mr. Freeze. In the show he can make where he is standing cold and where others are warm. It’s hard to explain, so maybe the picture will help.

Batman in the warm area – Mr. Freeze in the cold area.

In all honesty, I’m not sure whether the thermostat or that big thing on the wall is responsible for the temperature anymore. Last night it was reading 75 degrees on the big unit and 72 on the wall thermostat, but I was in my sweatshirt and wrapped in a blanket.

It’s quite comical because depending on where you are in the tech room, you are either on Team Heat Miser or Team Snow Miser!

Whether it is hot or cold, you have those who are uncomfortable or those who are comfortable. We must all be taking our Vitamin C, because I would think that going back and forth between temperatures would eventually get somebody sick.

One thing is for sure, you never know what you are walking into each night …

Someone asked me why my winter coat was still in my car recently. If they only knew. What they don’t know is that I’ll be packing my bathing suit for when I am in the tropical area of our work space. It was hard to find a suit that matched the color of my scrubs …

Happy 79th to Capitol Records

On this day in 1942, Johnny Mercer and Glenn Wallichs launched Capitol Records in the United States. Wallichs was the man who invented the art of record promotion by sending copies of new releases to disc jockeys. It wasn’t until 13 years later, in 1955, that the now famous Capitol Records building was built.

The first artist to record at Capitol was Martha Tilton in April of 1942. She recorded the song “Moon Dreams”

Capitol Records was home to some of the biggest musical artists in history! Here are just a few:

Nat King Cole –

(Mona Lisa, A Blossom Fell, Answer Me My Love, Unforgettable)

Louis Prima and Keely Smith –

(Just a Gigolo, Old Black Magic, Jump Jive & Wail, What is This Thing Called Love)

Peggy Lee –

(‘Deed I Do, Fever, Big Spender)

Dean Martin –

(That’s Amore, Return To Me, On An Evening in Roma)

Frank Sinatra –

(One For My Baby, I Get a Kick Out of You, Love & Marriage, All The Way, Young At Heart)

The Beach Boys –

(Help Me Rhonda, Fun Fun Fun, Surfin’ USA)

The Beatles, John Lennon, Paul McCartney –

(TOO many to list!)

Stan Freberg

St. George and the Dragonet, Yellow Rose of Texas, Heartbreak Hotel, The Great Pretender)

The Bee Gees, Garth Brooks, The Letterman, Jerry Lewis, Heart, Al Martino, Johnny Mercer, The Steve Miller Band, Katy Perry, Sammy Davis Jr., Tennessee Ernie Ford, Gene Vincent, Bob Seger …. The list goes on and on!

So many amazing singers and talents sang in the Capitol Records studios. Happy Birthday!!