Saturday, February 28, 2009

I went back to ALSIP, ILLINOIS today

Standing out in front of the place I spent many happy years at on Rosemary Lane! I rode my tricycle on that sidewalk after the cement was first put in and cut that lawn and the neighbor's lawn countless times.
This place was DOG 'N' SUDS in the early 1970's and became THE FROSTED MUG in the late 1970's. One of the last DRIVE-INs in the area.

I would throw football bombs down the street here with my pal Shaun Rogers as we listened to QUEEN and CHEAP TRICK!

I worked at the McDonald's in Alsip when I turned 16 years old for about a year during High School (I went to MARIST HIGH SCHOOL). We stopped in for some SHAMROCK SHAKES and the place hasn't changed much. It had a horse carousel design and some of the remnants of that are still there. I recognized one of the managers behind the counter today.


On my driveway in Alsip w/ some McDonald's fries in my hand

This bell arrived at PRARIE JR. HIGH around 1976 to celebrate the centenial. As kids, we would throw rocks at it to try to make it ring. We also rode motorcycles down the dirt rode just behind the bell. Shaun Rogers showed me how to ride my first mini bike there.

We had to pay a visit to RUSSO's for a pizza. Still hasn't changed...Great pizza and FREDDIE Sandwiches. It is right next to ARS RECORDING STUDIOS.


My Dad in the backyard of our house at 11730 S. Rosemary lane shortly after it was built around 1966. He later went on to serve 20 years on the Alsip Police Department and eventually became officer friendly.

ST. PATRICK'S DAY is coming...


I still have a few RANKIN/BASS LEPRECHAUN'S CHRISTMAS GOLD collector's DVDs for $15 shipped PAYPAL wonderfullife01@aol.com

ROBIN WILSON and I working on my first CD in Tempe, AZ

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TAD MOCHINAGA with HIROSHI TABATA making ANIMAGIC for RANKIN/BASS (1966)


My pal SHAG

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HIROSHI TABATA works on the set of RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER (1964)



Friday, February 27, 2009

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RED TRAFFIC LIGHT VIOLATIONS are shameful...

How did these start? Heard a story on the radio news this am about the traffic light in front of Woodfield mall raking in the bucks on unsuspecting commuters. It is shameful for cities and villages to take advantage of people during tough times like these, in such a way. I had an experience most recently in Chicago and Worth, IL. They condition drivers to turn right on a red light (While in the opposite directions the cars are turning left)...when no cars are traveling North and South...and then they take your picture and send you a $100 ticket in the mail. Who came up with this concept? The devil?

Thursday, February 26, 2009

THE BALLAD OF SMOKEY THE BEAR (1966) weekend sale!


I thought I would have an economic stimulus sale this weekend on the SMOKEY THE BEAR DVD (Which also includes THE RED BARON from THE ABC SATURDAY SUPERSTAR MOVIE + some RARE silent footage of one of my all-time favorite clowns!) Friday through Sunday it is $15 shipped PAYPAL Rickgoldsc@aol.com ENJOY!

I SPY by EARLE HAGEN

This is one of the TV Soundtracks I assisted with available from http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/ I became friends with the super talented composer EARLE HAGEN over the years and was so sorry when he passed away. What a talent and I SPY was one of his BEST! He also scored and wrote the theme songs to THE ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW, THE DANNY THOMAS SHOW, THAT GIRL, THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW, GOMER PYLE U.S.M.C. and many others!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Elvis has left the building....



THE BERMUDA DEPTHS DVD

with European scenes PAYPAL $25 shipped to wonderfullife01@aol.com

RANKIN/BASS CD #1 custom

$20 shipped PAYPAL Rickgoldsc@aol.com CD includes tons of the classic and RARE RANKIN/BASS songs and I can customize it and add a few requests! The finest in holiday music....

THE KING


MO'C

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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

GEORGE HARRISON'S BIRTHDAY 02-25

George is missed!

Oh my darling, Oh my darling...

When is the HUCK HOUND set 2 DVD set coming out?

MICHAEL NESMITH


One of my favorite musicians and friends MICHAEL NESMITH has some NEW music up at his website and some cool CD reissues as well! http://www.videoranch.com/

The Original STARVING ARTISTS!


But two get one free DVD sale!

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DJ at Ron's record party!


A few more pics from Ron Murphy's record collection






RANKIN/BASS RARE DVDs and CDs


E-mail Rickgoldsc@aol.com Some of the more popular titles include THE TOMFOOLERY SHOW, TALES OF THE WIZARD OF OZ, THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF SANTA CLAUS, 1964 RUDOLPH broadcast with the commercials, THE MOUSE ON THE MAYFLOWER, THE FLIGHT OF DRAGONS, THE BERMUDA DEPTHS, etc.

Monday, February 23, 2009

ACADEMY AWARDS

I was glad to see my friend ANDREW STANTON accept another BEST ANIMATED PICTURE award for WALL-E last night! It was well deserved! Andrew has been a good friend over the years and wrote the AFTERWORD for my book THE MAKING OF THE RANKIN/BASS HOLIDAY CLASSIC: RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER.

Patrick has a hefty art SALE going on....

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