Wednesday, March 11, 2009

The show is UP: Trump and Witch Mountain

Alrighty...So we didn't manage to get set up for a live chat this week at LVRocks.Com, but otherwise things are in good shape around here. I think -- although I could be wrong -- that the audio quality from home is a bit better than last time we tried it. And we're providing a supersized episode this time out to tide y'all over. Click on the date below to listen or right-click and save to your computer. Or subscribe via iTunes here or via Zune here. Enjoy.

SUPERSIZED EP!! March 10: Race To Trump Mountain

This week, on the Strip: He’s bold, he’s brash, he’s arrogant. And he’s on this show tonight. Donald Trump spoke to Steve last month for a New York Times piece on the Vegas real estate crash that appears in the Friday, March 6, issue. You get to hear that conversation in full this hour, including Mr. Trump’s conclusion that the American economy is in a depression and his mockery of the stalled condo development at the Venetian. Also, we hear from the director of the new Disney adventure “Race To Witch Mountain” as he explains how a Vegas cab can get from Planet Hollywood to Fremont Street in 10 seconds flat.

In banter:
Siegfried & Roy's return, Vegas economic ups and downs, Elaine Wynn's In N Out fetish and M Resort has opened.


Steve’s New York Times piece on the second-home market crash
The Race To Witch Mountain website
Film director Andy Fickman’s IMDB page
The VegasHappensHere.Com posts on the Siegfried & Roy’s return, 20/20 appearance and aborted third trick
Cleveland Clinic Ruvo Center for Brain Health’s site
The VegasHappensHere.Com post touting Hawaiian Air’s additional Vegas service
An Associated Press report on Allegiant Air’s good numbers
A Reuters piece on Terrible’s possible bankruptcy
An Associated Press piece on the Adelson-v- Weidner tussle
A Dow Jones piece on the Boyd-v-Station tussle
The Wikipedia history on the Moulin Rouge
The site for Jersey Boys Las Vegas
All you want to know about Frank Marino’s Vegas exit
The VegasHappensHere.Com post on Elaine Wynn
The site for RuPaul’s Drag Race
A Las Vegas Business Press report on the Trump class action suit


Anonymous said...

Re: cabs in vegas.

Last time I was in LV, I took about 5 cabs.

None of the drivers were from LV originally and all but one of them were keen to leave.

The only guy who was happy in LV was the driver who went to all the shows and enjoyed cutting out coupons for grocery discounts.

One of the others wanted to go to Canada, get into talk radio and then into politics. Also he suffixed everything with "Go figure". I couldn't wait for that journey to finish.