Sunday, March 18, 2018

NCAA Men's Basketball Brackets Busted? Are you ready to bust a move

I challenged CNN's Wolf Blitzer to a March Madness bracket competition a few years ago. The agreement: If had the better bracket, Wolf would have had to step out of the Situation Room and onto our set to anchor sports. If Wolf's bracket was the winner I would have to learn a dance and perform it on the air!

It didn't go well... but I paid off my bet with some nae-nae dance moves. Check it out here...

Sunday, March 4, 2018

St. Jude's Charity Patrick Warburton Golf Tournament Soiree with ME...lotsa photos

The fun continues at the Warburton Celebrity Golf Tournament. Saturday celebrities and their partners hit the links at the JW Mariott and Classic Club after a Soiree and auction.

The annual event bringing 75 celebrities to the desert to raise money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Actor Chace Crawford working on his swing on the driving range.

"I'm trying to improve my golf game and it's a sad state of affairs. So we'll see," Crawford said.

And the Big Bang Theory's Kunal Nayyar telling us he might have rocked a little too hard last night.

"I'm always in bed at 10 p.m. and last night I was out a lot later. But I got to see a lot of people that I love and look up to. And music that I grew up on, so for me it was a dream come true," Nayyar said.

"St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, even though its far away in Memphis, everyone is touched and moved by what the hospital does. And the hospital has been there for members of this community," Warburton said.

Every year organizers hope to exceed the previous year's donations. Last year the event raised enough money to run the hospital for a day.

"Over the last seven years, we've raised a total of about $7.2 million, $7.3 million. And last year alone we raised $2.2 million but that's about what it costs a day to keep the doors of the hospital open," Warburton said.

Warburton said he hopes to raise more than $2.2 million this year. The event continues throughout the weekend with tomorrow night's Jam Session and Golf Tournament on Saturday and Sunday.

The Warburton Jam kicks off charity golf tournament vids and pix

Steve Augeri, former lead singer of JOURNEY
Jeff (Skunk) Baxter, Steely Dan & The Doobie Brothers
John Elefante, former lead singer of KANSAS
Emerson Hart, TONIC
Richard Marx
Robin Meade
Mike Mills, REM
Wally Palmar, ROMANTICS
Jason Scheff, former lead singer of CHICAGO
Sixwire (Andy Childs, John Howard, Steve Mandile, Chuck Tilley, Steve Hornbeak, Kevin Marks)
Mickey Thomas, STARSHIP

The love of golf and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital brought together actor Patrick Warburton and tournament chairman, Clarke Rheney, and in 2010 as teammates at the Schultz Celebrity Golf Classic, the pair dreamed up an event that would blend Patrick’s popularity as a celebrity with Clarke’s deep-rooted knowledge of how to successfully operate golf tournaments. The Coachella Valley desert, with its spectacular surroundings and some of the most revered weather in the country, would serve as the perfect backdrop. Clarke was hooked by the mission of St. Jude at a very young age, after serving the hospital as part of his Eagle Scout project. Growing up near Memphis allowed Clarke many opportunities to be connected to St. Jude, and it’s been close to his heart ever since. Clarke honed his skills in golf tournament operations through a number of roles over the years, including Celebrity Chairman of the Bob Hope Classic and most recently, as part of the Executive Committee in charge of amateur golf for the PGA TOUR’s CareerBuilder Challenge. In 2010, Patrick and his wife Cathy made their first visit to St. Jude to tour the facility and meet some of the patient families. Patrick read to the kids, and Cathy decided to volunteer her artistic talents to paint a mural on one of the walls at the hospital. Moved by the patients they met and the impressive strides that have been made on pediatric cancer survival rates due to St. Jude research, they were eager to partner with Clarke to lead a fundraising effort that became the Patrick Warburton Celebrity Golf Tournament for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in March 2011. The tournament has grown to include one-of-a-kind music events such as the Songwriter’s Night – the stories behind the stories of some of country’s greatest songs – as well as a rock variety show known as The RheneyPalooza Jam, which features 4+ hours of hits by rock and roll legends and hall-of-famers accompanied by house band Sixwire, made up of some of the best studio musicians in Nashville. Last year, we added the RUSH, which is back again in 2017. The RUSH is a driving experience at the BMW Performance Driving Center West – At the Thermal Club where participants enjoy lead/follow lapping, timed autocross, drag race and a performance drive.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

A mini-history of me

You can read all the details here:

Including how I sold out my first show at Eddie's Attic:
ABC: We heard you packed it out.

RM: It was a free show! (Laughs)I’m always afraid I’m going to have a show and no one is going to come. Isn’t that every musician’s fear? (Laughs)

Or listen to the podcast:

Here my part of the interview show here:
(I was on the ESPN College Football Party show...)


Long time followers of this blog pretty much know the "history of me." HAR. But the Atlanta Business Chronicle did a nice summary of my professional life. "Mind Your Business: Sports, Music and Money with Tug Cowart and Phil W. Hudson" is 680 The Fan's first official podcast and produced in partnership with Atlanta Business Chronicle, the city's leading source of business news. Find us at @TugandPhil.