On Saturday, December 22, 2012, Lynn's colleague Mike Feder paid tribute to his friend on the one year anniversary of her death. Here is the complete segment - including the full version of "Nina, Pretty Ballerina" that we provided to him - with the end tags. You'll notice Lynn sings a bit more on this version that usual - including some of the first verse.
One of the problems with later version of this song is that when Lynn broadcast from home, there was a slight delay when she would sing...not that it matters! As Lynn says, "I know I can't sing, but I love to sing!"
Somehow in the midst of telling us about how she needs caffeine, Lynn drifts to her opinions on various coffees, the secret of Starbucks coffee flavors, how many unfinished crafts she has in her co-op, how she can't sleep at night, and a woman crocheting on the subway - all in less than six minutes!!
Lynn reports a story about an Italian woman suing her husband for hiding his impotency. But, in typical fashion, this story triggers a personal anedote - which Lynn shares along with giving her opinion on the lawsuit.
The specials may have changed, but the sentiment hasn't. So no matter what flowers you get Mom (or anyone else), go to www.ProFlowers.com, click on the radio microphone on the top right, and type in LYNN. You will get special offers and, more importantly, she still gets credit (I went with the two dozen roses).
One of my all-time favorite Lynn stories. It's one of the first things I went too after she died because I hoped she would give a clue as to what she wanted - or what she didn't. Ultimately the only thing I got out of this is that she didn't care all that much what happened to her body after she died - but she hoped she wouldn't turn into a can of potato chips. Especially not sour cream and onion!
Back in July of 2005, Lynn talked about the Stand Your Ground bill before it was signed into law, SEVEN YEARS before the Trayvon Martin case. So, if you were wondering what she'd be saying about it today, take a listen.
Only Lynn would: a) review a show she hated and b) spend so much time discussing a show she had no intention of talking about. P.S. I have no recollection of this series...but I guess someone got their wish.
Lynn always wanted to be an actress. At various points in her life, she worked with various theatre companies and hang out with many actors. One of the people who made it big was Estelle Getty. In this clip, Lynn remembers her old friend.
One of Lynn's duties on both terestrial radio and Sirius/XM was to do live reads of commercials. What most people don't know if that getting Lynn to do a live commercial was incredibly popular with advertisers. She was CONSTANTLY asked to do them - primarily because she had her own colorful way to make the copy stand out. I should add that there were many commercials Lynn simply refused to do. If she didn't believe in the product or felt it was questionable, she'd say no. Pro Flowers was one she always liked to do. Christmas, Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, whatever. They always sent her flowers to thank her. In the last few years when the flowers would arrive at Sirius, Lynn would ask that they be given to her favorite engineer - Jackie. Enjoy!
Back in 2005, entertainment reported Pat O'Brien's phone sex messages were leaked and it was quite a scandal. Lynn was one of the only people to not only play the messages on the air, but also give her own colorful commentary. Her doing so caused quite a stir in two ways: 1) she got loads of free publicity as someone who did whatever she wanted and 2) she was "asked" to please refrain from discussing the subject. And yet, the clip lives on in infamy.
In two clips, Lynn talks about how she always wanted to learn how to juggle. This comes up apropos of two completely unrelated subjects - Colombine and America's Got Talent, with a dash of Joan of Arcadia.