Sunday, October 15, 2017
Don Quinn, who wrote the Fibber McGee and Molly radio show, came up with some lines that have become classics. "Don't open the hall closet," as everything tumbles out of it. And "Hello? Oh is that your Myrt " as Fibber asks the operator how's every little thing.
Posted by Clif Martin at 4:17 PM
Friday, August 04, 2017
Paladin (Have gun will travel) is one of the radio shows I never watched when it went on TV. Was he some kind of cowboy on TV? No like that at all on radio. I listened to an episode last night that had lots of Chinese dialect that wouldn't fly at all today. Good radio though
Posted by Clif Martin at 6:01 AM
Thursday, January 19, 2017
Funny how we interpret things so differently. Somebody commented that Garrison Keillor's tales of the Town that Time Forgot were his satirical pokes at his provincial, fundamentalist upbringing in Minnesota. I heard them as a loving, funny tribute to those days. Probably because I come from a town that was a whole lot like Lake Wobegon and I treasure the memories.
Posted by Clif Martin at 10:08 AM
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Oh those Brits know how to do TV. The Father Brown mysteries are a mix of good writing, casting and acting. I haven't read enough of Chesterton's original tales to know how TV compares. Nor have I got around to listening to the radio version. Will I see the TV characters when I listen?
Posted by Clif Martin at 8:46 AM
Monday, March 28, 2016
PBS ran a special about "The girls in the band." Great female pop musicians past and present. I caught only the last few minutes. I hope they had something about Phil Spitalny and his all girl orchestra. Who can forget Evelyn and her magic violin. Click on Phil.
Posted by Clif Martin at 8:45 AM
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Sunday, September 06, 2015
I wonder if a person who grew up in the world of television and internet can ever fully appreciate the value of the spoken word as it was transmitted by radio in that medium's "golden era." A few podcasters try, but the word "radio" has a different feeling, a totally different meaning for them than it does for one who experienced radio when that's all there was.
Posted by Clif Martin at 10:36 AM