Monday, August 13, 2018

Beach Boys - Summer In Paradise - 1993

Their third-to-last album, or next-to-last if you discount the country album. STILL SURFIN' has their lush classic sound as do some of the other tunes. Very nice. Link in comments.

Friday, August 10, 2018

Time Out For Rhythm - 1941

Ann Miller gets lots of screen time and also closes the show. Other talent includes Rudy Vallee, Rosemary Lane, Allen Jenkins, Joan Merrill, Richard Lane, Six Hits and a Miss, Eddie Durant and his Rhumba Orchestra, and the Glen Gray Band. The Three Stooges also appear. Bad luck there. Link in comments.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

The White Album Listening Party - 2008

Producer Paul Ingles and friends revisit and discuss The White Album - the top-selling Beatles album of all time. These 30 tracks get sorted in about 3 hours. Very informative. Link in comments.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

The Marx Brothers - Love Happy - 1949

A Harpo-centric Marx Brothers movie that is very worth watching. Link in comments.

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Single Gun Theory - Surrender - 1991

Four very atmospheric tracks from the scoobies. You might like. Link in comments.

Friday, August 3, 2018

The Compleat Beatles - 1982

This 2-hour video documentary contains newsreel footage and interviews with the Fab Four, George Martin, Tony Sheridan, and many others. Link in comments.

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Agnetha Faltskog - Eyes Of A Woman - 1985

I was unaware of Agnetha's 1985 solo album but heck here it is. Link in comments.

Monday, July 30, 2018

Propaganda Swing - 1940 to 1945

This is some of the German radio you would have listened to as an American foot-soldier in Europe during World War Two. CHARLIE AND HIS ORCHESTRA did some of the taunting as did LORD HAW HAW. But a British Colonel has the last word when Berlin is taken. Link in comments.

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Enigma - MCMXC - The Limited Edition - 1993

The much-deserved success of the original CD spawned this CD. Some tracks are remixed and some new tracks are added. The original 1990 CD is still in print but this one is not. Link in comments.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Revolver - Analysis - 2006

Producer Paul Ingles and five music critics and eight musicians enjoy and discuss REVOLVER - the greatest album by the greatest band of all time. Link in comments.

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Flash Gordon - Radio - 1935

King Features Syndicate responded to BUCK ROGERS with FLASH GORDON - a synchronized comic strip and radio play that ran every week for 26 episodes in this first iteration. One damned thing follows another delivering thrill after thrill. Link in comments.

Friday, July 20, 2018

Agnetha - ABBA and After - 2013

An informative one-hour documentary about Agnetha and ABBA and the making of Agnetha's 2013 album. Link in comments.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Dimension X - 1950

A Sci-Fi radio show with a different story each week from authors like Vance, Simak, Heinlein and even L. Ron Hubbard. Collect all 50. Link in comments.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Slapstick Of Another Kind - 1982

A science fiction film starring Madeline Kahn, Marty Feldman, and Jerry Lewis, based on the book SLAPSTICK by Kurt Vonnegut. Some praise this film and some despise it. I have JERRY LEWIS ISSUES and might try to watch this later. Link in comments.

Friday, July 13, 2018

Ann Miller - Deep In My Heart

Ann proves she is The Queen Of Tap in this 1954 film. Link in comments.

Overdrawn At The Memory Bank - 1983

Producer-Director Fred Barzyk of WGBH Boston helped make BETWEEN TIME AND TIMBUKTU happen as well as THE LATHE OF HEAVEN. He also brought us OVERDRAWN AT THE MEMORY BANK in 1983, based on a story by sci-fi author John Varley. Link in comments.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

X MINUS ONE - 1955 to 1958

X MINUS ONE was perhaps the best science fiction series for radio with writers like Bradbury, Asimov, and Silverberg. Television took over in a few years and this golden age ended. Link in comments.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Fiction - Yuki Kajiura - 2003

Here is a selection of Yuki's most popular Anime music expecially remixed and reworked by Yuki. You will hear tunes from .hack/SIGN, Noir, and Aquarian Age. Soprano Emily Bindiger sings. Link in comments.

Monday, July 9, 2018

The Cisco Kid

A fine show for its time, really, with all the action of The Lone Ranger and lots more fun. The film is sped-up very often - what a great trick. Link in comments.

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Top Secret - Soundtrack

A Musical Comedy from 1984. Val Kilmer got help with the tune Skeet Surfing from The Beach Boys. Link in comments.

Friday, July 6, 2018

Babes In Toyland - 1960

Ray Bolger plays the bad guy for once and is very amusing. Annette sings lots of songs. Link in comments.

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Annette - Country Album - 1984

This was the last album of songs by Annette. Link in comments.

Monday, July 2, 2018

Westwood One - Steve Winwood - 1986

A good year for Steve with BACK IN THE HIGH LIFE being declared Album of the Year. Westwood One taped his Cleveland show and distributed this result. You will hear fresh renditions of his tunes with VALERIE being my favorite. Link in comments.

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Night Flite

Here is one last "fair use" episode of the TV show. This one is also taken from a worn VHS tape and will have to do. Link in comments.

Friday, June 29, 2018

A Tribute to George Harrison - 2001

90 tracks of talk and song from The Beatles, Ravi Shankar, Eric Clapton, and others. Very informative. Westwood One created product like this and distributed it on CD to member radio stations for broadcast. Link in comments.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Annette - The Story Of My Teens - 1962

Annette turned 20 as this retrospective was released. The Beach movies were next. Link in comments.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Annette's Pajama Party - 1964

AMONG THE YOUNG might be the best of these tracks. Link in comments.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Annette and The Kingsmen

Here are 2 music videos from from HOW TO STUFF A WILD BIKINI. Annette joins The Kingsmen to perform BETTER BE READY. And watch The Kingsmen perform A LITTLE LOVIN' to see if there is anything Ringo-esque going on. Links in comments.

Monday, June 25, 2018

Annette - Something Borrowed, Something Blue

Annette sings classics plus Bacharach plus Lennon-McCartney. Link in comments.

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Italiannette - 1964

Annette sings 12 tunes that are not beach-related. Link in comments.

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Annette At Bikini Beach - 1964

Yet another Beach Movie. Annette sings Let's Twist Again and also does a song with the Beach Boys. Link in comments.

Friday, June 22, 2018

Annette - How To Stuff A Wild Bikini - 1965

Pretty darned suggestive isn't it. The Kingsmen provide a track or two. Link in comments.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Annette Sings Golden Surfin' Hits

Twelve tracks in all and sounding great. Link in comments.

MST3K - Clowns In the Sky 2

A second MST3K collection, this one being from the Mike Nelson Era. Link in comments.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Six-String Samurai - Soundtrack - 1998

This film included 13 tunes from The Red Elvises, all re-recorded especially for the soundtrack. Lucky us. This is the only Red Elvises CD that is out-of-print. Link in comments.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Vivian Stanshall - Men Opening Umbrellas Ahead - 1974

By request. An unsettling album about rage and despair with little humor to be found. I doubt you will listen to this thing twice. Link in comments.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Spamalot - 2007

A live stage performance. I don't know how a video like this gets on the loose but it's often out of Australia. Link in comments.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Clowns In The Sky - Mystery Science Theater 3000

This is from 1996 and out-of-print. There are a lot of tracks here including the Theme Song in 3 versions, A Clown in the Sky, A Patrick Swayze Christmas, Master Ninja Theme Song, Music From Some Guys in Space, and 22 more. Link in comments.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Annette - 1960

Her first solo album. Boys became smitten by her - so they say. Link in comments.

Annette - Muscle Beach Party - 1964

This was another one of Annette's Post-Disney beach movies, family-safe of course, with Frankie Avalon as always, and with comedic help from Buddy Hackett, Don Rickles, and Morey Amsterdam. Weight-lifters Bill Cunningham and Peter Lupus are on the album cover. Where is Peter's right arm? Well? Link in comments.

Monday, June 11, 2018

National Lampoon - Lemmings - 1973

This is the off-Broadway show which became the HBO film that never aired. A copy of the film is on YouTube right now but you will prefer this video which is twice the size and twice the quality. Link in comments.

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Andy's Gang - 1957

This was an after-school half-hour for children featuring Andy Devine and a magical frog that was summoned by exclaiming "Plunk your magic twanger, Froggie!" The middle 15 minutes of the show was always the next installment of some tedious serialized story. Link in comments.

Saturday, June 9, 2018

The Best Of Chickenman

Dick Orkin of Chicago's WCFL Radio created the campy Chickenman character in 1966 and voiced it for 273 or so episodes. He also brought us Tooth Fairy and Masked Minuteman, both available on this blog. Chickenman link in comments.

Friday, June 8, 2018

Night Flight - 1991 - TV

Night Flight aired on the USA Network from 1981 to 1988 and reruns were syndicated in the 90's. Those episodes are now available on the subscription channel Night Flight Plus. Fifteen-minute edits of NF are also airing on the IFC network. Link in comments.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

National Lampoon - High School Yearbook

From 1964. Used physical copies of this book are available on Amazon for $95 if you like. Also included is an interview with the founder of the National Lampoon, and an episode of the National Lampoon Radio Hour. Party on. Link in comments.

The Annoying Music Show

This Public Radio show had a playlist very like WFMU's Incorrect Music. Enclosed please find 21 very earnest efforts in high quality audio.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

John Cleese - The Alimony Tour - 2011

John explains the origin of his fondness for black humour with some examples being the Dead Parrot sketch and his eulogy at Graham Chapman's memorial service. Link in comments.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

NATIONAL LAMPOON - White Album - 1980

A collection of 17 tracks. "Gay Alliance" with John Belushi, Chevy Chase, and Christopher Guest really worked for me. It's so dumb. Link in comments.

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Friday, June 1, 2018

The B-52's - Kate Pierson Talks

Kate Pierson - the redhead from The B-52's - tells the story of the band and also talks about her work with REM and her recent solo album. Tunes are included. Link in comments.