Friday, December 07, 2012

MARSHALL CRENSHAW

I have been listening and playing lots of MARSHALL CRENSHAW lately...we added WHENEVER YOU'RE ON MY MING to our set.   He has a new EP out and website at www.marshallcrenshaw.com

KYOKO KITA making ANIMAGIC!

from my book THE MAKING OF THE RANKIN/BASS HOLIDAY CLASSIC:  RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER  c. 1964 RANKIN/BASS PRODUCTIONS/RICK GOLDSCHMIDT ARCHIVES

RANKIN/BASS' RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER seen by 10.6 MILLION this week making it the #1 rated show of the week!

http://www.digtriad.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=134248

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Also heard from PAT N. LEWIS and he has some awesome stuff!  www.patnlewis.com

Also heard from my friend SHAG :)

DEREK

Heard from my pal DEREK today :)  He said "I dealt him nothin' but aces!"

GE


from my books :)  This is the 1964 advertisement that featured the actual ANIMAGIC figures :)  Love the commercials and they have become a part of my annual viewing since discovering them about 14 years ago!
www.miserbros.com
www.timeandspacetoys.com
www.miserbros.com

The great MICKEY ROONEY



www.timeandspacetoys.com

Monday, December 03, 2012

MAURY LAWS





Maury Laws has always been a BIG help with my projects :)  I would like to send a BIG Thank You his way for letting us include some of his original sheet music of the BEST loved RANKIN/BASS songs in the new book!

Looks like his website www.maurylaws.com has a fresh, new look :)  Lots of info on what he has been up to and you can contact him there :)

Sunday, December 02, 2012

THE ANDY GIFFITH SHOW






The sheet music on the left is from my late, great friend EARLE HAGEN and the sheet music on the right came in yesterday's mail from my pal Gary Matheson!  The photo in the upper right is the FISHIN' HOLE area as it appears today...photo taken by Joel Rasmussen

I keep seeing post of FACEBOOK saying the world needs more of THE ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW and less of JERSEY SHORE.....you can say that again!!!!!

If you live in and around Merrillville, Indiana

I will be on the radio there Dec. 13th at 2 p.m. CST for about 45 mins. The program is Steel Shores, and we broadcast live (though we have archived shows on Ustream.TV). The station is WLTH 1370 AM and we stream live on WLTH1370.com