High Flyin’ Low Ridin’ & Loud Lunchin’

A kickin week of BIG NEWS, and outrageous EVENTS… It just doesn’t get much better than this!

SEATHUMB

  1. GODSMACK announces their “warm-up” before joining the CREWFEST TOUR, right here in Spokane… It’s ROCK 94 & ½ PRESENTS, and it sells out in a world-record 3 minutes!
  2. TESLA puts on a show (and a half) at THE FACTORY, but not before treating our lunchtime listners to a MOSH-PIT PERFORMANCE! (Photos & ‘Director’s Cut’ Full-length Video now posted)
  3. Speaking of Mosh-Pit performances; While ITM continues to be the most downloaded performance on THE FREEWAY500 VIDEO PAGE, ROYAL BLISS set the record for most tunes played in a single performance, POP EVIL, the LONGEST performance… We’re about to set another MOSH-PIT RECORD: TWO bands ONE MOSH on THE 22nd as TRAPT & RED share the table!
  4. ALSO updated on the FREEWAY500 web page for your enjoyment… MAXIMUM BABE ALERT! From the SEAGALS, to the 6th anniversary of THE TORCH

    TORCHTHUMN

    you’re going to want to close off the cubicle, hold your calls… and make sure that school teacher looking front desk receptionist is nowhere near your video screen when you check the PHOTOS PAGE!

And, finally, If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to fly an airplane to a distant city, by yourself, and make it back, safely.. NOT by F-16 escort, then you should check out my FLYBOY PAGE, as my flight training enters the final stage!

From Flyboy (pt2)

One of the tests is to plan, execute, and fly, a solo journey of 200 miles or more. So I chose the mountains to Western Montana. (piece of cake, huh?) It was AWESOME… a lot of work, but worth the incredible ride! (since age 12) I have been documenting the training for AOPAPROJECT:PILOT and there is even an introductory video we designed. Do I have what it takes to pass “the test”??? Soon, we shall find out~ for now; check out THE PICS, THE VIDS, and THE X-C from last week. And if you want learn more about training, you can find the early stages in the original FLYBOY (pt1) album on THEFREEWAY500.COM website…. So CAVU to YOU (Clear Air & VIS Unltd.) …BTW, ground school just started, maybe you should take the demo? See if it doesn’t re-define your definition of true “freedom”.

-=Gs=-

Posted on April 12, 2009 | Posted by Geoff Scott | Comment

WWW.THEFREEWAY500.COM

JOFF-MANIA!!!
*** MONTH’S END TOP 10 ***
Was a very busy month with 7,700 Hits since Feb 1st, and a new TOP DOG in the downloads list has knocked IN THIS MOMENT to second place, stIll with a commendable overall lead in the 3 months of the websites exsistance – OVER 300 GIGABYTES of the download bandwidth of has been Maria & that legendary “first” Mosh-Pit performance! Ah yes, Maria, we never forget our firsts!!! *It’s doing fairly well on YOU_TUBE, also, but if you want to see the whole thing you have to do it here:

TheFreeway500(dot)com

*** FEBRUARY 2009 TOP 10 DOWNLOADS ***

  • 10. FLYLEAF MEETS SPOKANE (AUDIO)
  • 9. FLYBOY-11 GEOFF PRACTICES SOLO FLIGHT/PALOUSE (VIDEO)
  • 8. THIS DAY / CURT LOWERY PROJECT SONG (AUDIO)
  • 7. HELL’S BELLE’S MEET ACDC (AUDIO)
  • 6. SNOW-MEGGEDON ’08 BROADCAST DOCUMENTARY (VIDEO)
  • 5. WASHINGTON PILOT’S ASSOC TRAILER (VIDEO)
  • 4. JET BLACK STARE “IN-STUDIO” PERFORMANCE (VIDEO)
  • 3. ROYAL BLISS “MOSH-PIT” PERFORMANCE (VIDEO)
  • 2. IN THIS MOMENT “1ST MOSH PIT PERFORMANCE” (VIDEO)
  • 1. SAVING ABEL “MOSH PIT” PERFORMANCE *NEW* (VIDEO)

Drum roll…. AND, Congratulations to SAVING ABLE debuting with a big fresh NUMBER ONE! And, a big #1 type THANK-YOU to everyone who has made a “pit stop” to THE FREEWAY500… we are enjoying our 4th month of posting highlights from the radio show. And~ THE WORLD IS LISTENING. 27,559 “hits”, including visitors from CANADA, U.K., ROMANIA, GERMANY, AUSTRALIA, BRAZIL, INDIA, and JAPAN. We are mighty thrilled to have the chance to share our Pacific Northwest Air with cool people who know how to ROCK ALL OVER THE PLANET.

FEB-BROSWERS

Crank it up!

-=Gs=-

Posted on March 2, 2009 | Posted by Geoff Scott | Comment

ON the air / IN the air

Another MOSH-PIT performance on the way… Last week we had so much fun streaming the “Geoff Scott Live-Action Cam” to the website from the MONSTER JAM, that we’re going to try it again at the MOSH PIT! Following this performance, I’ll begin the edit on any video we get after my airshift, and have it posted over the weekend to the GEOFF SCOTT’S JOCK PAGE first, then the ROCK945.COM website, later. Meanwhile, the LIVE ACTION page will feature Jason Rupinski from DAVID RAGAN race team & BEHIND THE WALL NASCAR shots from Atlanta! ***Check that LIVE CAM page again on Sunday.

Geoff_X-C Wednesday was a GREAT day for flying. Well, maybe not if you were on an airliner, or trying to drive into North Idaho… but, FOR ME; I completed my first NIGHT CROSS-COUNTRY FLIGHT with brave CFI Dave from Spokane Airways! It was to Pullman & back, when some fairly tricky weather and low ceilings rolling in, making this flight one of adventure and experience, more than a joy of flying & sight seeing! A true test to everything I have been learning over the past year plus six weeks of ground-school. My calculations took us exactly where we were supposed to go, all done in COMPLETE darkness over the seemingly never-ending Palouse cloud layre.

GEG21APP Then, back in Spokane, with that 14kt wind cutting across the runway~ it was cross-wind landing opportunity we couldn’t pass up, so I did it …three times. This is where you land on ONE WHEEL until the plane is no longer “flying” on the downwind side and you slowly roll-out back onto all the wheels while maintaining directional stability on the giant tri-cycle. Pretty cool stuff. (but not for the timid or afraid of the dark!)

Due to some recent listener interest in my ongoing flight training, I’ve compiled (or for those who’d like to see some great aerial shots of the area as documented for the AOPA PROJECT:PILOT program) some sister albums: “Flyboy” (phase 1) and “Flyboy-2″ (2nd phase training) on picassa. photo-panelOr ALL photos on THE MAIN PHTOTOS PAGE at GEOFF SCOTT WEBSITE and make sure you FASTEN YOUR SEAT BELTS!

-=Gs=-

Posted on February 27, 2009 | Posted by Geoff Scott | Comment

MonsterJam! (and other BIG STUFF)

Wow! Great times at the USHRA / MONSTER JAM ~ It was dirty, loud, sweaty & stinkyJUST LIKE THE BEST THINGS IN LIFE! Our thanks to Sammy Halen for helping out back in the pits, JJ for shooting off that giant prize Cannon, MONSTERJAM ‘MC’ Scott Heaton, Ellen Watts our go-to girl, and driver of BATMAN; JOHN SEASOCK for a great pre-race interview & PHOTOGRAPHSMonsterJam-Seasock Batman, is going for his THIRD USHRA world-championship title! (while ‘Robin’ reamins in ‘rehab’, we’ve been told). The World Finals are next month in Vegas, so all the drivers were heavy on style ready to Ruuuuumble!  And that brings us to our own earth-shaking ground-breaking news for the offical FREEWAY500 website: BatmanMonsterTruck

MONSTER JAM PHOTOS posted (including our first ever ‘live broadcast-stream feed’ shots; backstage, pre-race, track setup, introductions, competition, and intermission moto-cross included) Did we miss anything?

    -=Gs=-

    Posted on February 21, 2009 | Posted by Geoff Scott | Comment

    Snow-meggedon It

    Hello Snowkaane!

    Last year was the 2nd snowiest year on record Spokane (NWS-OTX) the snowiest year EVER in Coer D’ Alene Idaho….and we’re off on a good start this winter already (now 1 day old). Is this how the giant glacial lake Missoula got it’s start? Well, all geographical records (every 18,000 years and now we’re in year 17,998) aside~ Mother nature didn’t have to work THAT hard to really mess everything up in our little “corridor” last week as the snow started falling Wednesday, and by Thursday morning it was waist deep and we we’re officially “snowed in” at the home studios for the first time since 1994 for me, and that’s the 2nd time ever. It should be noted I did most of my 3,000,000 miles of driving in New England, so I thought I was pretty used to this stuff but when the snow is up over the floor boards there’s not much you can do. It did remind me of a “good ol’ Nor East-a” I have to admit, EVEN IF the water is on the wrong side of the map. At 23.4″, even the weather people were amazed at this RECORD 24-HOUR dumping mother nature had taken on the Inland-Northwest.

    Wednesday I got out my snow car, the trusty Subaru 4×4 wagon. 270,000 miles on this ski machine, it has proudly, never let me down. I made plans to take “the Bat Route” the back way that keeps me away from freeway diversions and across the flattest, most open land, I know. (Which Ironically enough, takes me through “North Pole”, Idaho, and eventually over to Seltice and downtown CDA from there along the Spokane river). But this was not to be THIS day. About half-way into the ride, I started to notice my radio was getting fuzzy, then the headlights were like looking through sunglasses, then my wipers started running slower and slower. The ice was caking up on my window making it very hard to see anything. My Pilot’s instinct said “Charging system” so I radioed my mechanic and told him “I’m losing power, going to need to land”… or something like that, and within 10 miles my engine coughed and sputtered and I was forced to make an OFF_FIELD landing in a parking lot somewhere near Huetter. quicksnowIn the middle of the storm.

    I made arrangements with the kind folks of CDA Polaris to leave it there until help could arrive, grabbed my “crash bag” and decided to trudge off in the direction of the station as I knew Beavis was fighting his way through traffic going the other way to come rescue me. My plan was to meet him a few miles up the road. ….about ½ mile later, shivering, snow in my sneakers, and fog steaming up my shades…I walked into Columbia Excavation headquarters “c-c-c-Could I sit in here for a minute, car broke down, waiting for a rid-dd-d-d-e” and they were very kind to me as well, heating me up and offering me phones and basic survival necessities. We engaged in long deep discussions about excavating and demolitions work, either of which I was considering should the tow truck not make it to pick my ride up.

    But, within a few more minutes… Beavis was there, and off we went to do the show. Coming home Beavis handled the roads like a master (he is from Montana) and despite the traffic, we were home, safe and sound within three hours of leaving the “Bikini Island” studios.

    The next morning, I awoke to see the snow was 16” out on the driveway. MY wife’s car has a 3” wheelbase. So that was that. The show WOULD NOT go on today. The boss called from South Hill (20”) saying he wasn’t going to be able to make it either. What would we do??? G.A. was on the radio having a snow party and said he’d stay on for however long it took to get somebody there, but having seen him do several radio marathons, I knew he was good for about 8-10 hours but would eventually need support when the radio-hallucinations start. A few phone calls were made and now enter OUR HERO, “Johnny Mac” in his monster 4×4, another former Montana boy who would brave the heart of the beast and trudge into the station to assist G.A. But better than that, he ws ready to assist ME in making the appropriate connections and board changes and low and behold~ I had now had a direct link to the out-of-control-tower from my home studios!!!!

    So we did the entire show (extended coverage) from my house, in my PJ’s and relaying important information as it became available via the KXLY NEWS chat blog Mellisa Luck provided from the newsroom. It was awesome! We even did a few breaks outside in the snow to give everyone a better “feel” for how much we had in the S.C.C. area and interviewed the wife while shoveling us out (all six hours) and saw kids walking by that were just torsos “adrift” in a sea of white. But THE SHOW DID GO ON! A technological miracle and a moment in radio history I shall never forget. Not since doing the old local music show from “the basement” for those five years at my old station, have I had so much fun doing our thing from “the comfort” of our own home, so to speak.

    I even video-documented the whole thing on the website for you, so you can see how we got it done… and as for my car, well, Good Ole Ralph at AA-pro towing finally got out there Saturday and said “I towed that snow pile, I THINK was your car” Subaru Snowbank so we’ll have to wait and see what the mechanic finds once he digs through the 36” of snow covering those four wheels, last I saw it. But glad we made it through the best we could and what a great “welcome to winter / 2008-09” it was. Please be safe, and warm, sit close to your radio and we’ll fire it up for you…. We’re going to need it.

    (see the video, posted HERE)

    -=Gs=-

    Posted on December 22, 2008 | Posted by Geoff Scott | Comment

    I’ll say

    I’ll say it, because nobody else will… but CONGRATS to ROCK 94.5 on a third nomination as ACTIVE ROCK RADIO STATION (med/lg mkt) of the year, and thank you to the RADIO & RECORDS people for taking the time to notice! We aint done yet.

    Tenth annv coming up next month and they have me squirreled away in the production closet behind the steel curtain piling up all kinds of fond memories and assorted mayhem from our DECADE OF DECADENCE, and I’ve got to get back to working on that now…. for it is late, and I can’t spell for beans at this time of the mornin’ so please don’t spell-check me.

    On a bright note, congrats to the proud ARMY sargent formally known as our very own Crew-Cheif Mike, and enjoy your R&R while in town- hope we can hook up~! On the other hand, I lost a very dear friend over the weekend in a tragic, almost comical, industrial accident (involving duct tape, and a bubble-wrapping machine). You will be very missed and in our hearts and days. Take care, untill we wrap again.

    -=Gs=-

    Posted on October 6, 2008 | Posted by Geoff Scott | Comment