Bonnie Grice

Host of Bonnie in the Morning

Bonnie Grice is an award winning broadcaster, producer, interviewer and DJ. A two-time Gracie Allen Award winner, you can hear BONNIE IN THE MORNING weekday mornings 9-Noon on 883WPPB-- Long Island's only NPR station. Bonnie serves up a daily dose of music, special guests and food for thought. Unique. Informative. Fun. A new spin on Public Radio. Plus she produces and hosts THE SONG IS YOU featuring a wide range of guests exploring their top 10 favorite tunes every week. Tune in! 883wppb.org And follow her on: Facebook Twitter and Instagram. Bonnie also loves acting... she's been featured in a variety of East End theatre productions. And she's been host/interviewer of the Hamptons Take 2 Documentary Film Festival since its inception in 2008.

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She had me at the double bass.

“Is that an upright bass in your car?”

“Uh…. Yeah…. “ Impish grin.

“You play the bass?” I asked, not sure why I was so incredulous.

“Yup. Pasadena Symphony. Been with them a while now… I love your show. The whole orchestra listens!”

Ok. That never hurts.

He was a big man. And he hated bullies.

My Dad stood about 6’3” 250 lbs. A giant to my young eyes. Strong. Powerful. Intimidating. He earned the nickname “The Bear.” His hands were like paws. Lucky for me he didn’t anger easily. But when he did it was memorable….

“I’m fairly certain YOLO is just Carpe Diem for stupid people.” --Jack Black

 

Doing radio for almost 3 decades I’ve had a fair share of “YOLO moments”. It’s an acronym meaning “you only live once”… I.E. “well that sucked but hey---YOLO”! Yolo’s kind of a dumbass excuse for screwing up. Think “my bad” with an added level of positive reinforcement… “Ah well----“ sigh----smile--- “you live and learn… !” And then you move on.

 

“Ink, a Drug…” ----Vladimir Nabokov

Of course Nabokov was referring to the obsession of writing with pen and ink on paper. Nowadays the keyboard is mightier than the sword… and INK is primarily what you put on your body.

Tattooing has been around since prehistoric times. Curious what Cro-Magnon Man would’ve chosen… bone? spear? “Ma”…? The word “tattoo” comes from the Polynesian “tatau.” Before that Western folks called it painting, staining, scarring. Today it’s INK, or TAT (lazy hipster) … TAC as in “Tac it on…”

“It’s in the journey that we see there’s no destination

 

It’s in the journey we find our true love…

Well we don’t know where we’re going

Don’t know just where we’ve been

We gotta dig deep down inside…” 

---Martin Sexton “In the Journey”

 

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