I met up with Victor today! He has been doing alot with his other band THE BLACK ROSES. He has three recording dates and four gigs this month! We plan on jamming together real soon!
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
We did a documentary for THE YEAR WITHOUT A SANTA CLAUS DVD a few years back and it is also included in the RED CHRISTMAS CLASSICS box set! It is called WE ARE SANTA'S ELVES and I am in it with ARTHUR RANKIN, PAUL COKER, MAURY LAWS, DON DUGA, BRAD BOLKE and RHODA MANN!
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Here is an unpublished PAUL COKER RANKIN/BASS drawing from an unproduced special! Paul designed so many characters for RANKIN/BASS! As I look at this Snow woman...it is pouring rain here in Chicago!!!!
I rarely post anything about politicians,,, Why? I don't like them. In Illinois, we are always reading abouts scandals, corruption and greed = Politician. Reading through today's TRIBUNE/Scandals, I see a mayor in Bolingbrook was living the high life on cash from donors! Our new governor, who never would have been elected to the position (You have to have the looks and charisma these days), has been threatening to clean up a corrupt UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS board and when it came time to take action....nothing. The TRIBUNE'S Editorial starts out GOVERNOR, GROW A SPINE "He said he's leaving Montgomery and Carroll on the U. of I. board. With that, Quinn again proved that the people of Illinois cannot rely on him for decisive leadership." CRAZY stuff! Yuch!
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
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Another NEW release comes from one of my favorite bands...JET! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! This is their third CD and it is a good one. They have a GREAT classic rock sound BUT mix it up quite a bit and always make it interesting. Love the new song SEVENTEEN....I am sure THE STARVING ARTISTS will be playing that one. LA DI DA is also cool! BEST BUY also has this one on sale for $7.99!
This came out today on CD and DVD! BEST BUY has each for $7.99 each! All I can say is SWEET MEAT! Well worth picking up and Geoff Emerick Co-Produced and mixed the project and he mixed the original SGT. PEPPER LP for THE BEATLES!
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
Beautiful Elinor Donahue when she was part of the first season cast of THE ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW. I always liked her on FATHER KNOWS BEST and years later on THE ODD COUPLE as well!
Channel 32 was where I learned of the HONEYMOONERS and since that time I have probably watched each classic 39 episode 200 times! My son Josh loves THE HONEYMOONERS too and watches them on ME TV (He even loves the LOST episodes). I became friends with the late, great Art Carney in his later years and have two GREAT answering machine messages from him saved with comments on each of my books! ART was in THE LEPRECHAUN'S CHRISTMAS GOLD for RANKIN/BASS!
I do remember watching the MAGILLA GORILLA show on Channel 32 along with THE BANANA SPLITS show! Channel 32 was the BEST place for cartoons and classic TV series!
I don't remember THE DAYDREAMER on Frazier Thomas' FAMILY CLASSICS BUT I always watched and loved FAMILY CLASSICS! I do remember WGN-TV airing RANKIN/BASS' FESTIVAL OF FAMILY CLASSICS right after the movies.