My recent New York Radio interview is now on the internet at this LINK www.drrus.com?section=ll&id=81 We talked about RICK GOLDSCHMIDT SINGS and a few RANKIN/BASS items. These pictures are my band circa 1991, when it was known as CLUTCH CARGO....JIM, DOUG and RICK. We played songs by LIVING COLOUR, SOMETHING HAPPENS, JIMI HENDRIX, etc. I later worked on a DVD set of the CLUTCH CARGO cartoons. We even opened our shows with a rockin' version of the theme song.
Saturday, February 24, 2007
Wednesday, February 21, 2007
A while back I mentioned this COOL 'COOL McCOOL' DVD set I assisted with and it arrived yesterday! I think it hits the stores in a few weeks. This was the first cartoon show I remember drawing the characters off of the TV set when I was a very small boy. My late friend BOB McFADDEN did the voice of the lead character in a JACK BENNY style (He did the voice for my voice mail too!) and the GREAT CHUCK McCANN did voices on the show as well and is featured on the DVD set to Producer and friend WALLY WINGERT's credit! The animation is not as top notch as I remember it and it was done by AL BRODAX (BEATLES Cartoons) BUT there are segments that look good and I enjoy all the same. COOL was created by BOB KANE (BATMAN's creator) and I love the KING FEATURES logo at the end of the cartoons. If you love cartoons...you may want to pick up this set!
Here are a few images from the wildly popular RANKIN/BASS series THUNDERCATS starring LION-O! Posted for THUNDERCATS fan ADAM SMITH! Click images to enlarge. I am always getting e-mails about the series and hear from many, many film Producers in regards to making it into a LIVE ACTION feature film. One was supposedly in Production at WARNER BROTHERS BUT not sure what happened to it.
Sunday, February 18, 2007
We are still buried in SNOW in Chicago! SPRING is just around the corner.... I will be recording 3 new songs in TEMPE, AZ with GIN BLOSSOMS in March and taking in CUBS Spring training games. THE DAYDREAMER Soundtrack CD should be out any day now! PAUL COKER, JR. is working on the cover to THE ENCHANTED WORLD OF RANKIN/BASS: A PORTFOLIO! Heard from ARTHUR RANKIN, JR. and he says HELLO!