Monday, September 24, 2007

I have returned

Red and I are back from a much-needed vacation. We met with various family and friends along the way, including my podcast-author friend Mr. Richardson, of whom more shall be said in the near future. I'll also have an announcement or two once the dust settles.

In the meantime, I hope to be up in the attic in a few days and we can resume our adventures together. Here's hoping you're well.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

UWA 39: Webby Wanderings

It’s long past time I gave you a little more taste of Maria Daines with her partner and guitarist guitarist Paul Killington. After launching the show with Carne Cruda’s “Amazing Artichoke of World Peace,” we dive into Maria’s “Tear Down the Walls” and “Alright When The Morning Comes.”

After we sing the praises of the 1960 Studebaker Lark, it’s time for Aileen Stanley and Billy Murray and the 1924 classic “You’ll Never Get to Heaven With Those Eyes.” Then, from the Internet Archive, Warren Zevon sings “Veracruz” - thanks Kirsten for the heads-up on this terrific recording.

We extol the wisdom of saving Top Value Stamps, and then it’s time for a little Boo Boo Davis. The tasty blues tunes “Tell Me What to Do” and “Boo’s Boogie Woogie” close out our 39th adventure together. By the way, Maria and Boo Boo were last heard back in the legendary Episode #20.


Sunday, September 09, 2007

Nothing personal

Most folks know I live in the general vicinity of Green Bay, Wisconsin, so there's a tendency to keep an eye on the television set with some urgency around noon Sundays in the fall - especially that first Sunday of the NFL season. It was an entertaining afternoon - Packers 16, Iggles 13. Sorry, Philly fans.

Well, then I went off and puttered around the house, and when I returned to the TV, the Chicago Bears were clinging to a 3-0 lead at San Diego somewhere in the third quarter. No sooner did I sit down when all hell broke loose and the Bears said collectively to the Chargers, "Here, you can have this game, we didn't really want it anyway." Final score SD 14, Chitown 3. Now I feel obligated to watch the Bears every chance I get this season, as my presence in the audience clearly sent the team down the tubes.

When the Packers win and the Bears lose, everyone's happier in Green Bay Monday morning. Nothing personal, that's just the way it is.

Monday, September 03, 2007

UWA 38: I Like Ike - Jan. 17, 1961

We start out the show with an authentic recording of the Uncle Warren's Attic show from Jan. 17, 1961, as President Dwight D. Eisenhower presents his farewell speech to the nation. It's a historic address, and it provides a lot of room for thought about what's happened in the past 46 years or so.

Also on the show are a 1966 ad for the film "Lady L" from the Jean Shepherd show ... "Liar Liar" by singer-songwriter Julie Harris ... "Grow" by singer-songwriter April Start ... and "I'm Beginning to Remember" by Jimmy Lee and Johnny Mathis - no, not that Johnny Mathis.

It comes with a promise to be back in a week - what am I thinking?!?

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