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
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the late FREDDIE MERCURY!
No one can replace FREDDIE MERCURY. Listening to "Somebody to Love" right now... Glad I own a BRIAN MAY VOX amp!
This came in the mail today...
What more can you ask for?...articles on BILLIE JOE, THE BEATLES, VERNON REID (LIVING COLOR) and even GREEN DAY's JASON WHITE!
LABOR DAY Weekend
Sara back from U of I for the weekend!
Friday, September 04, 2009
My friend Victor Sanchez
I saw Victor again today! His band THE BLACK ROSES will be featured in an article in a latin magazine called CAFE http://www.cafemagazine.com/ CONGRATS Vic!
The original CHIPMUNKS on DVD Tuesday too!
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.
RANKIN/BASS' SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN ornaments!
Thursday, September 03, 2009
BOOK PACKAGE Friday sale!
The 1964 RUDOLPH DVD with commercials and bumpers comes with the book today only! E-mail Rickgoldsc@aol.com for availability. Happy Friday!
My good pal DAVEY P!
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!
www.markscartoonart.blogspot.com Mark's art is the kind that inspires me to draw! He can also take classic HANNA-BARBERA and WARNER BROTHERS cartoon art and make the characters his own! A real talent!
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.
I love the Canadian voice actors that worked with RANKIN/BASS!
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!
C O N T A C T U S Rickgoldsc@aol.com
DELUXE MAD MONSTER PARTY DVD from LIONSGATE Sept. 8th!
Doing phone interviews this week to support the new release of MAD MONSTER PARTY on DVD from LIONSGATE!
Tuesday, September 01, 2009
My pal Dennis Riordan
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.
RANKIN/BASS Collector's CDs
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