How does this mahogany box work?

Our very first television. It was 1952 on Simmons Avenue in East L A not that far from the Willard Battery factory water tower and just downwind from the B. F. Goodrich tire factory. The latest electronic marvels had entered our Okie home. Once television was brought into our tiny East Los Angeles Livingroom entertainmentContinue reading “How does this mahogany box work?”

Opening the curtains of theater of the mind.

Radio comes full circle. I must had been about four-years-old when I became aware of radio. Radio mostly broadcast live from New York, Chicago, and from my hometown of Los Angeles or Hollywood. And back then it was not referred to as “Old-time radio.” Or as some call it today, ‘OTR.’ Some programs were broadcastContinue reading “Opening the curtains of theater of the mind.”

I don’t just read any old book.

Audio books I have read Being a blind person, I read or rather listen to audiobooks. I have been listening to hundreds of books going back for about four decades. Audio books loaned out by the Library of Congress. More often that not LOC will send or download audiobooks from commercial audiobook producers instead ofContinue reading “I don’t just read any old book.”

I recorded them all. Big bands and tiny dirt bands.

My recording studio. For about ten years I owned and operated a recording studio. Recording almost anything from a girl laughing and up to a big band playing old standards. And of course, everything in between. Pop, country, rock, and jazz vocalist. Church choirs and rap groups. Harmonicas, multi-string Harp players, and harpsichordists. Clarinetists, saxophonist,Continue reading “I recorded them all. Big bands and tiny dirt bands.”

Olivia Newton John remembered.

Years and years ago I went to the Mabee Center in Tulsa to see and hear Mac Davis and his country band. He was more of a song writer than country singer. However, his opening act was Olivia Newton John. She was in a long soft white flowing gown and was most lovely. A gentlemanContinue reading “Olivia Newton John remembered.”