Once upon a time I was pals with Tom Prestigiacomo, who once upon a time was the afternoon drive host on FM100 in Memphis. I haven’t talked to Tom in quite a few years, and according to his LinkedIn profile he’s now ‘pleasantly unemployed,’ but one of his old schticks has long stuck with me. At 5 p.m. on the dot every single Friday, Tom would play the following:
Every time I hear that song — generally in my head because I’ve never known another D.J. to play it — it just feels like the weekend. And that finally means something again for me. It’s Friday late afternoon, and I feel like there’s a whole world to be conquered in the next 56 hours.
Tom’s sign off every day was ‘Hug your babies when you get home and never, never give up.’ Always good advice.