Sure You Can Go Home Again, by Mike Gold

Mike Gold

ComicMix's award-winning and spectacularly shy editor-in-chief Mike Gold also performs the weekly two-hour Weird Sounds Inside The Gold Mind ass-kicking rock, blues and blather radio show on The Point, and on iNetRadio, (search: Hit Oldies) every Sunday at 7:00 PM Eastern, rebroadcast three times during the week – check above for times and on-demand streaming information.

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11 Responses

  1. Russ Rogers says:

    When Thomas Wolfe wrote, "You Can't Go Home," maybe he was thinking about a place like the Bucket O' Suds.

  2. Rick Taylor says:

    Mike – Even though I was born in Chicago, being a Midwesterner it's probably the place where I feel most home.I'm jealous!

    • Mike Gold says:

      I know how you feel. I'm jealous of Rick. AActually, his forthcoming move to Chicago is the subject of some note here in Casa del Oro. Both my wife and daughter would love to move there… and as you can see from today's column, I've never really left.Wellllll… the day they….. ummm….. the day they play hockey at Wrigley Field is the day I'll decide.

      • Alan Coil says:

        Detroit and Chicago might just do that this coming season.

        • Mike Gold says:

          Yeah… I know…If it happens at Wrigley, Adriane and I will do whatever it takes to get tickets, short of buying 'em on eBay.

          • Mark Behar says:

            Interesting. I thought I heard that New York was getting the next outdoor game. That's the NHL's policy these days, mind you; ANYTHING to get Americans to notice hockey again.

          • Mike Gold says:

            Cup ratings this year — on NBC — were quite good.

          • Mark Behar says:

            I heard that also. The knock on Gary Bettman of the NHL, at least here in Canada, is that he only cares about two things: 1. Obtaining a big TV deal, seemingly believing that the NHL can follow in the footsteps of the NFL, of all leagues. …Whereas, traditionally, hockey has always relied on gate receipts for the lion's share of it revenue. 2. Expanding further into the States, even though it's been shown time and again that Americans won't support hockey in large numbers outside of the Northeast and perhaps the markets that emerged in the early 1990s – San Jose, Los Angeles, and the Florida teams to a lesser extent. There are cities near Toronto that would kill for another NHL franchise. And, in all seriousness, these teams would print their own money here! The analogy is not so strong, but think of New York City without the Mets and a Yankees team that hasn't won since 1967. For some reason, the NHL would rather try to prop up it's failing franchises in places like Nashville. That said, a professional hockey game at an open-air stadium would be great just about anywhere.

    • Rick Taylor says:

      Correction – WASN'T born in Chicago. Sorry. Still love that city!

      • Rick Taylor says:

        WXRT!What a blast from the part.Same DJs?

        • Mike Gold says:

          Pretty damn close — virtually all of 'em except the legendary Bobby Skafish, who moved over to my last broadcast home, 97.1 FM. I highly recommend 'XRT; it's worth checking out one of the last of the professional progressive rock stations.