Still reading up on NAT HIKEN with a May 11, 1956 article in COLLIER'S my pal Ron Murphy gave me a while ago.
Saturday, September 05, 2009
Friday, September 04, 2009
They are finally putting out a few episodes of the original series, instead of that awful CHIPMUNK stuff that has been coming out since Bagdasarian Sr.'s passing.
Thursday, September 03, 2009
The 1964 RUDOLPH DVD with commercials and bumpers comes with the book today only! E-mail Rickgoldsc@aol.com for availability. Happy Friday!
I rewrote one of my songs for my pal DAVEY P! David Peleckis...he's a cool cat...knows where it's at, etc. THANKS goes out to DAVEY P for doing all of my computer typing and blog posting during the last few months while I was sidelined with a broken wrist!
Really enjoy watching THE SECRET WORLD OF ATOM ANT & SECRET SQUIRREL on DVD...not to mention ALICE IN WONDERLAND: WHAT'S A NICE KID LIKE YOU DOING IN A PLACE LIKE THIS? + Very cool!
Wednesday, September 02, 2009
I just finished reading NAT HIKEN: KING OF THE HALF HOUR and thoroughly enjoyed it. Nat Hiken was a true comic genius and brought us two of the funniest sitcoms of all-time: THE PHIL SILVERS SHOW and CAR 54, WHERE ARE YOU? He worked with writers like NEIL SIMON, LARRY GELBART, ARRON RUEBEN, LEONARD STEIN etc. etc. They all went on to write and Produce some of the BEST comedy in television. It was especially interesting to read how fame went to the heads of Maurice Gosfield (Private Doberman on BILKO and later Benny the ball on TOP CAT) and Joe E. Ross (Gunther Toody in CAR 54). Nat actually tried to fire Ross, but Ross pleaded to keep him on the show. Both actors could barely remember their lines and caused many problems on the set. They are two of the most lovable characters and that is why this was so interesting.
This is why I assembled this 2 disc CD set several years ago with the assistance of a friend that had access to the CBC archives. It is fun to learn and listen to the actors that help make RUDOLPH an annual event for over 40 years!
Tuesday, September 01, 2009
What would I do without my friend and bandmate Dennis Riordan? We have played music together now for nearly 25 years and he knows how to fix everything :) I would be up a creek..that is where I would be.
This is a GERRY ANDERSON autograph I received a few years back! STINGRAY is one of my favorite SUPERMARIONATION shows that he did. I talked to a girl tonight named Marina (I'm serious) from Russia.