(Getty Images...the 'orignal Keyboard Cat' who is performing, is featured below)
BRUNO MARS WHO??? Haaa hard to believe for 10 years, us animal lovers have been getting sucked in to the LOVEABLE critters that the Animal Planet puts together for THEIR version of a 'half time show' to watch OTHER than the 'official' one, during the BIG GAME...this year we'll be treated to 2 'You Tube sensations'...Keyboard Cat (HILARIOUS VIDEO below) AND Lil Bub. Puppy Bowl X is also introducing its first-ever fantasy draft, MVP interactive voting, and plans to display viewer fan photos via Instagram during the show??? ha love it!
From what we hear...the 'original' Keyboard Cat was based on artist Charles Schmidt’s footage from the mid-1980s and was first popularized in 2007 by entrepreneur Brad O’Farrell. Though the original cat (“Fatso”) passed away decades ago, Keyboard Cat has been resurrected in his new incarnation to play a song during the Puppy Bowl’s Kitty Halftime Show...CANT WAIT ;)
Keyboard Cat will perform a Bruno Mars song AND we also hear the halftime show will feature bunnies, chickens AND penguins as cheerleaders!!
Animal Planet will air the two-hour Puppy Bowl X opposite the Super Bowl (where the real Bruno Mars is playing the halftime show) on Feb. 2 at 3 p.m., then repeat the program 5 more times....w/last year ratings hit over 12.4 million viewers...now THATS a LOT of animal lovers ;)
Check out the original 30-million-views Keyboard Cat video...and set the Tivo/DVR for Feb 2!!
BORN: July 28th, 1970 Fremont, CA
FAMILY: Dad...was an Oakland cop/Chief of Police in San Pablo...now chillin with wife Robyn in Richmond...Mom worked at Fremont Bank, then later for AT&T in Pleasanton...Now Mom-Loretta is a swingin single lady in Dublin & helps out at a GREAT little boutique 'Jaunty' on San Ramon Valley Blvd. in San Ramon a few days a week-stop by and say hi! My brother Joe worked at a bird car wash in Fremont, then put on bird shows at Great America & Pier 39...now, he's the 'Birdman of Las Vegas'! Google him ;) While going to school and doing college radio...I worked in restaurants in Fremont & San Jose before I was able to get my first real on-air job in radio! Now most of my family and high school friends reside in the East Bay...Pleasanton, Dublin, Livermore, Richmond, Oakland and dare I say GAULT ;0
MUSIC: Katy Perry, Coldplay, Goo Goo Dolls, Maroon 5, Pink, Thriving Ivory, Gwen Stefani & No Doubt, Foo Fighters, SEETHER, U2, Finger 11, Paramore, Matt White, Five For Fighting...my buddy John Mayer and more...I am still obsessed with some fun 'ol school bands like Hall & Oates, Michael McDonald, Fleetwood Mac, EW&F, the BeeGees, Journey & Steve Perry SOLO-rules, The Eagles, Billy Joel, Frank Sinatra and big hair 80's music! Bon Jovi, Poison & Rick Springfield anyone? And big ups to my Bay Area boys...Tupac, MC Hammer, Oaktown 357, Jocelyn Enriquez, Timmy T, Stevie B, LL Cool J...George Lopez, Third Eye Blind, Steve & my San Jo boys in Smashmouth-!
FIRST CONCERT: DON'T LAUGH...the Oak Ridge Boys at the Concord Pavillion in the 80's...I was going through my country phase! My first 'real' concert would be with my girls from AMERICAN HIGH...Wham! and the Pointer Sisters at the Oakland Coliseum!
SCHOOL: Awww-the ol' Fremont days...Warwick Elementary, Thornton Jr. High, American High Class of '88 baby! Ohlone Jr. College for radio...my dreams of transferring to SFSU were cut short by a fantastic job offer!!! I still wish I had finished and gotten more than an AA...
RADIO: KOHL College radio for a few years...then KWSS/SJ- doing call-out research, driving the van and passing out stickers! Internship at KOME/SJ-for a year...I learned SO MUCH! KDON/Salinas-my first REAL on-air job...Then I was able to get a job at my favorite station-HOT 97.7/San Jose...the best 2 1/2 years of my life! Then...off to the legendary 106 KMEL! Then to Star 98.7 in LA for 13 years...7 of them partnered with my best friend Ryan Seacrest...and now...the pleasure of being on K101!! I mean...Star 1013fm ;) YIPEEEEE!!! ;) I'm also on our sister station 104.3MYfm in LA...yes, a bit of a work a holic ;)
THINGS I LOVE: Taking LONG baths, making people laugh, giving back, animals, my mom's cooking, GOOD people, Italian & Mexican food! A great bottle of wine, hiking & powerwalking, people who earn it, being on the radio! driving with the top down on a sunny day, my cat Sasha ;)