My weekly column is more or less about a potpourri of items that include music, radio, movies, television, headline news, food or whatever else I’m in the mood to mention about.
August 20th 2012
When I sit down to write this column, there is always sad or bad news I have to start the week off with….We say goodbye to Singer Scott McKenzie. Scott recorded “San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair)”. The song hit the charts in the Summer of 1967. It spent 10 weeks on the charts and peaked at #4. McKenzie who was 73 died from a disease of which I never heard of – Guillain-Barre Syndrome. Sounds awful!.....We also lost Phyllis Diller at the age of 95. What do I know of Diller? Pretty much nothing other than when I was a kid growing up, everyone use to make fun of her looks. Whether she was 35 or 95, she always looked the same to me – hence the ugly jokes continued on during her show biz career….I’ll admit I’m a Weather Channel geek. I tune in to get the latest forecasts across the country and sneak a peek of the lovely ladies who present the science of meteorology to us. Though what I can’t understand is, why does the horrible Al Roker get his own show from 6AM-7AM. YUK! Apparently NBC owns the Weather Channel too. Someone is big on Roker over there. Excuse me why I reach for my barf bag….In my last column I gave you some of my current fave TV shows. Here now are some of my favorite TV shows growing up:
Hogan’s Heroes, McHales Navy, F-Troop, I Dream of Jeannie, Dark Shadows, Beat The Clock, Batman, Superman.
Next Week, my favorite cartoons and kid’s shows of the past….On the world scene, is Russia, China and Iran involved with military exercises in Syria? Someone had tweeted this in a recent Twitter feed. I can’t find anything on it, but if it is true – the U.S. is totally screwed on this. This would be of concern to the world. I’m not ready for World War III…..Wow, Mexican authorities have replaced 348 federal police at the country's largest airport after a shootout there left three officers dead. The shootout occurred when police were moving in to arrest fellow officers suspected of involvement in a drug trafficking ring. YOU ARE NOT – I repeat – YOU ARE NOT ever going to get me to vacation in lawless Mexico. I kind of like my head. It fits me well….
Flaming Oldies Tidbits
We welcome our newest radio personality and show host Matt The Cat. Matt hosts the show Juke In The Back every Sunday at 11 AM EST and Wednesday at 7 PM EST. The show replaces The Route 66 Oldies Show. Juke In The Back is a visit to the R&B days of the 1940s and 50s before the Rock N Roll explosion. The show is quite entertaining and has some serious educational value for music lovers.......We are reviewing other future shows for airing on Flaming Oldies. If you know of a show that may fit on the broadcast schedule, let us know at email@example.com .
I apologize for not getting new shows recorded of The Motown Jukebox. It’s been a busy Summer for me personally. I am looking to get the show back after Labor Day as well as Twin Spin Tuesday.
Have a super great week……..