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Posted on 10/20/2013 12:24:39 PM PDT by Vision
Friends, it's Sunday night again and time to relax. Warm up the tubes for another 4 hours of classic radio Americana.
*tonight's show will be available at the "Info" link starting tomorrow.
We have a good lineup tonight, lots of semi new shows, lots of solid classics, and ending with an Escape. My only irk is, Leinengan vs. the Ants was run not that long ago; or at least maybe it was last year. Ed really doesn't need to repeat like he does.
I think I have an old cassette tape of two “Frank Merriwell” shows, but I don’t remember much about them. There was a Merriwell movie serial back in the 1930s, from Universal. Seemed to be a sort of ‘collegiate/sports-oriented’ hero, who got into various scrapes. Always assumed the character came from line of vintage juvenile books, akin to “Bomba the Jungle Boy” and such. But I never really knew for sure.
Just burned a collection of the greatest radio shows of the 20th century for my parents’ rv trip.
Was interesting stuff, but not my cup of tea. Way before my time.
Although the Jimmy Stewart one on the constitution was pretty good.
Thank you for the friendly reminder..........
Hi, Vision. Yes, Ed has replayed The Ants quite a few times!
I haven’t done the synopsis list—have been very busy all day, and still doing housework.
Thanks for the info and insight. Will see if there is substance there...
Hi Gina. Ed really needs to mix up the play list more.
Smoked short ribs yesterday with hickory. Turned out pretty good.
Sometimes with vintage fare you have to gradually acclimatize yourself to the flow and the stylistics before you really start appreciating its potential merits. Can admittedly take a bit of time.
Makes me recall a writing course I took in college, in which the class studied and analysed an episode of “The Third Man” radio series. Upon listening to the program, a lot of the students found some of the elements involving voice-overs and flashbacks confusing, and dismissed it as poorly done. But those elements were part of the language and the conventions of the medium in that era, and would have been entirely understood and accepted by the listeners. In fact, those elements were very deftly and cleverly done. As someone who’d listened to old radio programs (on cassettes) for several years, I had no problem, and was actually taken back a bit by the criticism of my peers.
Not that I’m in any way stating this might have been the barrier you encountered. Just recounting a memory I hadn’t thought about in a number of years. But, as someone who dabbles in everything from old silent movies to reading old pulp magazines, I fully understand how it sometimes takes a bit of time and effort before things can click.
Keith’s smoking “St. Louis style” pork ribs. I’ll make a batch of homemade macaroni and cheese in a little while. MMMMMM!!!
Johnny really got fresh—in a direct sense—with that woman before she was killed in the car wreck!
Yea, but remember “making love” back then didn'tmean what it means today.
I was thinking that same thing about “making love.” We’ve bastardized the original meaning, as we’ve bastardized so many things. :-/
My macaroni and cheese is excellent, though it’s just a classic recipe. Keith is getting a handle on the Egg, although today he forgot and walked away from it after he lit it, and it soared to like eight-hundred degrees! Those things can get as hot as you want them!
I like the opening of Halls of Ivy...
Yeah, it was a great song, almost like a hymn.
Vision, I will say goodnight for now. I have to go finish laundry and finish making the side dish for dinner. I hope you have a good week. :-)
Wait. You can’t leave yet. I’m traveling next week. Can you host the thread?
Yes, Vision, I believe I can, Lord willing. You’ll have to FReepmail me what I need to do.
Wait! Vision, that was a test, not supposed to be posted on this old thread. I’ll post the “real” thread separately this afternoon around 4:30.
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