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PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2009 3:07 pm    Post subject: Monday Night at Nine (PDT)---Me! Reply with quote

Well, since you can hear it streamed online live (yes, I go live, I don't pre-record) so it does have a Web source if you're not in Las Vegas to listen, at nine PDT tonight, you can listen to my still-new weekly radio show, The Kallmanac. (The name of the show is a little mad fun with my real surname.)

Tonight: I have a zap at those Las Vegas wedding chapels (actually, three zaps, since I wrote three tiny sketches with them to recur through the first half hour or so) . . . slice and dice Rachael Ray (my board op and announcer will play Rachael as she shows you how to make Adams New England Rack of Yak in fifteen minutes or less) . . . offer four pieces of blues and/or jazz playing the blues (tonight's likely selections come from Earl Gaines, Roscoe Shelton, Wes Montgomery, and Otis Rush) . . . and, since I always include a little OTR in the second portion of the show---without the nostalgic bullshit or "Golden Age of Radio" gobbledegook; I just drop a show in on the date it aired originally---tonight it's going to be The CBS Radio Workshop's rather striking "Subways Are For Sleeping," from 3 August 2009.

End of tooting my own horn . . . Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2009 7:28 pm    Post subject: Tonight's Show (10 August) . . . Reply with quote

. . . I have two more zaps at those Las Vegas quickie weddings (and, by the way, I may actually have one of their proprietors coming on board as a sponsor---he got a huge kick out of my sending up of his business, as it happens) . . . a few pleasant kicks at American proverbs . . . and, I get to play (because they first aired on today's date!) episodes of Lorenzo Jones and Bob & Ray Present the CBS Radio Network . . .

Hit the link above to listen live at 9 PDT . . .
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2009 9:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got the station playing, right now! It's lucky we're in the same time zone, so I don't have to figure out when you're on Laughing.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2009 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gilinAZ wrote:
I got the station playing, right now! It's lucky we're in the same time zone, so I don't have to figure out when you're on Laughing.


You got to love that doo-wop show that comes before my show. After my show is a syndicated show, When Radio Was. Nice show if you're an OTR lover, but they don't do what I do---they play shows at random and not even on the date they aired originally, the way I do it. They also play the nostalgia angle a trifle and I don't play that angle at all. OTR is art, living breathing art, and that's the way I treat it. I just play the shows, backsell them with cast and writing credits if the show itself doesn't give them, and let you hear it for yourself, your own way.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2009 12:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah...I listened to the Lorenzo Jones episode. Sorry Karl Swenson wasn't on, as Lorenzo. Even Belle wasn't played by herself Very Happy I've always enjoyed the beginning of "Finniculi Finnicula"...."Some say the world was made for fun and frolic...and so do I....and so do I". The theme is sung as "Harken, harken music sounds afar...Harken, Harken, music sounds afar...Finniculi, Finnicula...Finniculi, Finnicula...Joy is everywhere....Finniculi, Finnicula".

Here's Mario Lanza...in Italian:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJd-SHzqUC4&feature=related
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2009 1:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

gilinAZ wrote:
Yeah...I listened to the Lorenzo Jones episode. Sorry Karl Swenson wasn't on, as Lorenzo. Even Belle wasn't played by herself Very Happy I've always enjoyed the beginning of "Finniculi Finnicula"...."Some say the world was made for fun and frolic...and so do I....and so do I". The theme is sung as "Harken, harken music sounds afar...Harken, Harken, music sounds afar...Finniculi, Finnicula...Finniculi, Finnicula...Joy is everywhere....Finniculi, Finnicula".

Here's Mario Lanza...in Italian:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJd-SHzqUC4&feature=related


Magnificent find there.

Yeah, I knew Karl Swenson wasn't in this particular episode, but they were so stingy about the credits until about 1946 or thereabout that I had to give him his due, anyway.

I have to admit, though---it took me almost five minutes to convince both my air partner and my fill-in board op (our regular, who's top flight on the board and usually doubles as my announcer---not to mention doing a bangup job playing "Rachael Laser" last week when I sliced and diced Rachael Ray; I wrote the skit and she did it beautifully) that Lucille Wall was Lucille Wall's real name and that I wasn't mis-hearing Lucille Ball . . .

I just listened to the playback of the show. (The station e-mails it to me within half an hour after I come off the air.) I actually didn't suck! Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2009 12:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You need to tell your air partner not to be so "hesitant", when she reads her lines...I think that's the description. She needs to have "better flow" with the words. She reminds me of another person reading the lines....they were supposed to say "What's that in the road, ahead?", and it came out as "What's that in the road? A head???" Laughing. I'm presuming she's supposed to be "Effie", to your "Sam Spade"?. I'm supposing you write your own material.

"Finniculi-Finnicula" is supposed to be dedicated to a finnicular railway, in Italy. Does anyone know where it's located?
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2009 5:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gilinAZ wrote:
You need to tell your air partner not to be so "hesitant", when she reads her lines...I think that's the description. She needs to have "better flow" with the words. She reminds me of another person reading the lines....they were supposed to say "What's that in the road, ahead?", and it came out as "What's that in the road? A head???" Laughing. I'm presuming she's supposed to be "Effie", to your "Sam Spade"?. I'm supposing you write your own material.


You suppose correctly; I do write the show. I think I know the hesitation you caught; there were two, to be precise, because a) she found herself doubling as the show announcer (our regular announcer was out ill, something we weren't aware of until we arrived at the station to prepare for the broadcast!); and, b) at one point she was kind of double-checking herself to make sure she didn't mix the roles up, because she had to play both the woman at the window AND the bride in one of those drive-thru wedding sketches we did.

As for Effie to my Sam Spade, I prefer to think of her as my Portland---minus the squeaky voice, of course!

gilinAZ wrote:
"Finniculi-Finnicula" is supposed to be dedicated to a finnicular railway, in Italy. Does anyone know where it's located?


There are funicular railways in Italy and several other countries, including in the United States, by the way . . .
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2009 5:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well....a bit more "nasal", and I guess you could be Fred Allen Laughing. Many years ago, people told me I sounded like Jimmy Stewart. I didn't know they had one of those railways in the U.S. Anyone know where it is?

I know there used to be lots of radio actors who did "double duty", with the voices. I don't know if any doubled as announcers, though. I guess some of them had natural voices, and others got that way through voice training. I don't know what the percentage was, though.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 12, 2009 12:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

gilinAZ wrote:
Well....a bit more "nasal", and I guess you could be Fred Allen Laughing.


Actually, if I go nasal I sound more like Jack Benny imitating Fred Allen. Wink But that's ok, I'd rather sound like myself.

gilinAZ wrote:
Many years ago, people told me I sounded like Jimmy Stewart. I didn't know they had one of those railways in the U.S. Anyone know where it is?


There's said to be one or two in Pennsylvania, though I forget where . . .

gilinAZ wrote:
I know there used to be lots of radio actors who did "double duty", with the voices. I don't know if any doubled as announcers, though. I guess some of them had natural voices, and others got that way through voice training. I don't know what the percentage was, though.


Some who acted and announced, if not necessarily on the same shows: Ken Roberts (he played Cokie on Easy Aces and later announced mr. ace and JANE), Bud Collyer (he announced for The Goldbergs even while playing Superman, and he also announced for The Guiding Light), Gale Gordon (though early on in his career), Bill Forman, Harry Von Zell, Arthur Godfrey . . .
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2009 9:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You may have missed last week's show, which I think was my best one to date, so here it is:

The Kallmanac: The Mother-in-Lawsuit; Cash for the Cabbie (OTR: Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar, 31 August 1950)

Tonight---Since it's my tenth show, I'm having what you might call a tenth anti-versary tribute . . . and, since it's going to go off the air a week from tomorrow, and it began its 72-year broadcasting life on OTR, I'm giving the appropriate satirical salute---complete with weepy cheeseball organ music!---to The Guiding Light, by way of satirising an actual script from 1952 . . . not to mention, tonight's OTR selection will be Duffy's Tavern, "Archie Wants to Buy an Army Surplus Helicopter" (7 September 1950).

Who says you can't do old-time radio the new-time way?!?
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