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Saturday, November 25, 2006
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Thursday, November 23, 2006
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I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this CD! AND not just because I Co-Produced it. It was a top rate release from RHINO/WARNER MUSIC issued in a deluxe packaging in 2002 with a very nice booklet and RARE photos and graphics. The soundtracks sound excellent from the original masters and I believe it is still available from www.amazon.com When these soundtracks were first issued on LP in 1970, they were both MGM Promotional only radio releases and very hard to find. The FROSTY image on the cover was inked by my friend PATRICK OWSLEY too! Pick this CD up today! It was also beautifully pencilled by my friend MIKE FONTANELLI (SPUMCO) HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
Wednesday, November 22, 2006
Looks like all of our RANKIN/BASS events are happening this FRIDAY! Here is the schedule: THE DAILY SOUTHTOWN NEWSPAPER and THE CHICAGO SUN TIMES newspapers. 6:45 am CBS MORNING NEWS, 7:50am WGN MORNING NEWS with Larry Potash, LUNCH with MAURY LAWS RANKIN/BASS Musical Composer and then it is on to AMAZING FANTASY BOOKS & COMICS at 159th & Harlem Avenue in TINLEY PARK, IL from 5-7pm! The original RUDOLPH & SANTA ANIMAGIC figures will be with us the entire day! Come out and see them at AF BOOKS! Take pictures with them too!
Here is another CHRISTMASY Chicago Kid's item courtesy of RON MURPHY! MARSHALL FIELD'S own UNCLE MISTLETOE! This is the first year in CHICAGO for a long time that MARSHALL FIELD'S is no longer...it is now MACY'S. MACY'S did keep up the window decoration tradition though with MARY POPPINS and the WALNUT ROOM still has the big tree!
Monday, November 20, 2006
We have been doing quite a bit of rehearsing lately in preparation of some Holiday gigs! It looks like we may be playing a show at THE OLD BARN this December. We played a Holiday show there last Holiday season. THE OLD BARN is a VERY nice restaurant with GREAT food! It has alot of history as well. W.C.FIELDS was a former patron and it has been there for years. ARTHUR RANKIN, JR. took me to dinner there when he was in town and was very impressed with the PRIME RIB and their wine list. As soon as I know a date, I will post it.
We had a GREAT time in California this past weekend at PATRICK & LESLIE OWSLEY's wedding at the UNIVERSAL CITY SHERATON and here are a few pics from our trip! The double exposure, dark picture is the only one I have of myself with my friend TAYLOR WHITE. Just got word today that the article being done on myself for the DAILY SOUTHTOWN NEWSPAPER by George Haas will run this Friday 11-24! It may also be featured in the SUN TIMES, the JOLIET HERALD, NAPERVILLE SUN, GARY POST and in Aurora (BEACON NEWS) and Elgin newspapers.
Sunday, November 19, 2006
We just got back from California and it was a whirlwind trip! I was there for my very good friend PATRICK OWSLEY's wedding! CONGRATS to PATRICK & LESLIE OWSLEY! I enjoyed standing up in their wedding! I also got to take in some DISNEYLAND with my son JOSH and my good friend TAYLOR WHITE and his daughter Claire! Taylor and I discussed possibly re-issueing my first book THE ENCHANTED WORLD OF RANKIN/BASS: A PORTFOLIO with some new content and a new PAUL COKER cover! I will keep you posted! Check out Taylor's website www.percepto.com for some GREAT CDs! More to come on my brief visit to CALIFORNIA!