It continues to be busy here at Dougâ€™s Place. The Mrs. and I are planning to be out of town to attend our nieceâ€™s wedding. I offered Niki and Kyle a countdown clock similar to the one across the top of the Doug Morris dot org homepage â€“ but they declined.
Kudos are in order — to Dave Ware. He won the Hattiesburg Ward 4 special election. Ware succeeds the recently departed Red Bailey on the city council.
Someone asked me the other day, â€œWhereâ€™s Rick?â€ Funny, I noticed the lack of nonsense in this past campaign my own self.
If you visit this blog with any regularity, you know Rick James was my boss at SL. He later ran for public office, including the last regular election for Ward 4, and basically fell flat on his face. The last time on the campaign trail was one heâ€™d probably want to forget. Ya know, the whole Dave Chappelle/â€œIâ€™m Rick James b**châ€ silliness.
Despite plans for a march to increase voter turnout, on the anniversary of the death of the singer, I think itâ€™s safe to say Rickâ€™s still nursing a few wounds after this latest failure.
So, letâ€™s review. In the near 10 and a half years of RockTrax, Rick hadâ€¦
\ a failed talk show (full disclosure, on WXHB-FM, under different ownership and format; since owned and operated by my radio bosses as a Gospel station).
\ a brief return to SL (before Clear Chuckle ate â€˜em up; actually a wise move on his part to get while the gettinâ€™ was good).
\ a brief run as a realtor (only listing I could find was some rundown house for just barely over 20-grand)
\ two failed runs for political office (District 102 state representative in the legislature and the aforementioned regularly scheduled Ward 4 election).
â€¦think I miss him? Nah.