Thursday, January 04, 2007

Radio, Radio: the "annus horribilis" edition!

I'm crawling off the sofa long enough to simply post this reminder.

I'm on WAMU's Metro Connection show tomorrow (Friday), with a piece wrapping up 2006, otherwise known as "my decent into Hell." My commentary will be on the last few minutes of the show, around 1:50 p.m. EST. As usual, if you're in the DC area, you can listen live at 88.5 FM, or y'all can listen online at WAMU.org. The show will be archived and my commentary available online - I'll put a link to it over on the right hand side of this here blog.

The bronchitis has now officially sucked my voice out of me. Glad I'm not recording any radio stuff this week. I'd sound like Bea Arthur and Brenda Vaccaro on a bender.

Bea Arthur and Brenda Vaccaro? Christ, just how old am I? All I needed was to reference Merv Griffin (with special guests Waylon Flowers and Madame!) and that would pretty much put the last nails in my coffin...

14 comments:

Brent said...

At least Merv had mostly A-list guests. The B- and C-listers (like your buddy Mr. Flowers) usually wound up on Mike Douglas or Dinah Shore.

(Why yes, I was a latchkey kid in the 70s. How did you ever guess?)

Keith near Denver said...

Old TV references for 100 Alex.

Who are Shields and Yarnell ?

That is correct, you have sealed the casket to win the game.

We are old. Damn.

caseystay said...

Don't you mean the Mike Douglas show with special guests Kukla, Fran and Ollie?

Feel better and hurry back; we miss you at work (selfish, selfish!)

Anonymous said...

Hey - now whataya got against Waylan Flowers and Madame? Is he dead?

Just wonderin'.

Nice pics, but sorry about the flu bug/back/sinus thingies.

brent said...

Unfortunately he actually is dead - a victim of the first wave of the HIV epidemic. (But I admit I had to look it up.)

Washington Cube said...

:::patting earth down firmly and resting on my shovel:::

...and special guest, Charo.

Merujo said...

When I worked for Fred Grandy at Goodwill, I'd ask him about all the guest stars on Love Boat. Fred adored Charo and said she was among the most brilliant people he'd ever met. Speaks seven languages, a master of flamenco guitar... Other peeps at Goodwill wouldn't ask him about his TV time - I guess they'd heard urban legends about his time in Congress. I had no problem with it. Until he told me, I had no idea he did a few seasons of MatchGame P.M. We were driving to a meeting on Rockville Pike and I said something to the effect that "stores for the middle classes were all 'This 'n' That' but stores for the wealthy were 'Crumpets *and* Scones'" He told me that Fanny Flagg always wanted to open a funeral home/gift store and call it "Death 'n' Stuff."

Anonymous said...

brent - thanks. I always LOVED Waylan Flowers and Madame...funny stuff. Then again, anything with a puppet tends to amuse me, but Madame had flair.

Anonymous said...

Merujo:

See? IOWANS can be funny! So, apparently, is Fannie Flagg. I loved her "Daisy Fay and the Miracle Man" book - check it out.

Pagan Marbury said...

Wow... Merujo disproves the deeply entrenched Cap Hill rumors that Grandy doesn't have a sense of humor.

And "Daisy Faye" is my favorite Flagg novel, but they are all terrific.

Anonymous said...

Bea Arthur and Brenda Vaccaro?!? Now there's a vision splendor, as they say in the outback.

Looking forward to your commentary today.

Anonymous said...

Just listened to your commentary on WAMU. It was, in a word: excellent! Love the rousing strains of "God Save the Queen" at the end. Very nicely done once again, Merujo. Hope you find a plumber.

Washington Cube said...

Throwing Hammers found a You Tube of Thomas Dolby for me to show. I posted it thinking of you.

Pirate Twin said...

I decided to Google "death n stuff" to see what I could find. There are many links featuring that phrase! My favorite:

http://www.defenestrationmag.net/works/poetry/mwiegand.html

Check out that poem. I think he's my kind of guy. (-:

(p.s. FYI: my 'word verification' for this post is "mjizm." LOL)