As a lifelong fan of the Marx Brothers, especially Groucho, I felt compelled during my "songwriting period" (1993-94, a time in my life where a lot of shit was hitting the fan, and all of these songs kept pushing their way out as a way to cope) to pen a tune about the man. This is it. The guitar is by my best friend at the time, Bart "Goat" Gauthreaux, who served with me in the Navy and never said no when it came time to help me with a song, or just to jam for hours, him playing, me singing.
After a Persian Gulf cruise, where most of these songs were written, Goat and I met in his living room one afternoon and recorded all of the songs we'd made together on a tape recorder with a built-in microphone. High-class, right? But it was all we had, and I'm glad we did it. For Posterity. For the memories. For our friendship.
So...the sound quality isn't all that great, but the guitar melody comes out nicely and so does my nearly thirty-years-younger voice, like a sweet bell, I'm proud to say. This is my tribute to a great man who is still loved by many, not really forgotten, as I allude to in the song.
Back in 2006-07 I had a gig at KCCT, a Corpus Christi radio station that was an "Air America" affiliate for about a year. I got in good with the program director and learned audio production, gaining some valuable experience, etc., and eventually developing my own weekly show, "ArtScene", showcasing local events in the artistic community. When I learned that composer/performer Marvin Hamlisch was going to be performing with the Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra, I was able to gain a telephone interview with him, and I found him to be very friendly, engaging and enthusiastic. Here's the bulk of the interview -- the Symphony's managing director arrived and we chatted for a few minutes but I have eliminated those bits.
The brilliant Mr. Hamlisch passed on in 2012, one of a very small community of artists who have achieved "EGOT": Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Awards; and one of two people who have achieved EGOT plus Pulitzer. He was an American Treasure and is sorely missed.
Episode 4 -- "Rommel's Treasure", The Goon Show
Welcome to Old-Time Radio Essentials, a new podcast wherein a specific episode from a selected OTR series is presented, and then discussed by three co-hosts: Pete Lutz, Jane St. John and Paul Arbisi; to determine whether or not it meets the following criteria:
1. Is it truly representative of that series? (Can anyone point to it and say, "Yes, that is what [NAME OF SERIES] was all about.")
2. Is it an episode worthy of inclusion in any and every OTR aficionado's private collection?
So with this in mind, we three bring you, as our fourth installment (and Pete's choice), this episode of The Goon Show from 1955. We'll introduce the show, play it in its entirety, then discuss it at length. Thanks for joining us, and we hope you enjoy it!
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Because I am unable to post more than one episode per month on my free account at Podcast Garden, I am posting this here and then on June 1st I'll post it there. But I couldn't let this wait any longer -- it's a wonderful interview with one of the most talented and sought-after voice actors I know, Tanja Milojevic. In this installment we chat about her many roles over the years, her personal accomplishments, our many mutual friends and acquaintances, and her goals for the future. We actually chatted for more than an hour, and the conversation came freely as if we were two old pals. But here are the best 53 minutes of that conversation. Enjoy!
We're back! At long last, the 4th installment of NADI is here and ready to enjoy!
1st & 3rd features: Rated G for General Audiences
2nd feature: Rated PG for Parental Guidance due to mild adult language
1. TURNBUCKLE TELEVISION CARTEL PRESENTS: "IF SYMPTOMS PERSIST"
Your all-new prescription for laughter!
Starring: Darren Rockhold, George Hatfield, Omar Lopez, Nancy Gaugler, Derek Rhein and Angela Young
2. JAKE DIMES, RANGE DETECTIVE Chapter Four: "Arrested!"
Jake gets taken in by the Sheriff of Prickly Pear; we learn what happens to Briar Buck.
Starring: Glenn Higbee, Darren Rockhold, Glenn Hascall, Evy Elizondo, Debby Leal-Ramirez, Joe Stofko, Jeff Niles, Dana Gonsalves, Mark Bruzee, Kristen DiMercurio and Nancy Bueler
3. PULP-POURRI THEATRE S4 E4: "ARSON PLUS" by Dashiell Hammett
Hammett's first story featuring The Continental Op, from 1923! A rollicking jaunt through arson, murder and some other crimes!
Starring: Cannonball Kelly, special guest Ed Champion, Pete Lutz, Alan Clower, Austin Hanna, Skeeter Ullman, Ross Bernhardt, Owen McCuen, Lisa Espinoza, Jason D. Johnson, Gene Giggy, Teddi Giggy, Micah R. Blain, Kevin Schuster, Diana DeHoyos, Katie Loftin, Maurice Curran, Nick Wommack, George Hatfield and Peter D. Howard