Friday, September 18, 2009

A Brief Note

In celebration of Superman's 50th Biorthday in 1988, DC comics and the Smithsonian put together a traveling exhibit called "Superman: Many Lives, Many Worlds."
One of the stops was at the Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa, OK, where my dad was kind enough to help me travel. We saw all of the various artifacts to be viewd on the reverse (text) side of the poster, and many more!
The thing I remember most clearly for some reason was a huge transcription disc of a Superman radio program. This was a record (like an LP), but much bigger -- about 18 or more inches across! It was huge. It contained a complete radio show, so the recorded discs could be shipped to stations and played "live" at any time that fit the station's programming.

I'd have another instalment of Super Vacationto share with you tonight, but the abrupt departures of four fulltime employees over the last two weeks has made my free time shorter. Tough to be the boss, eh?
As Heckle and Jekyll used to say, though, "See you next week with a brand new show!"
Thanks for visiting!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Halloween Music: Poe for Moderns

In 1960, Buddy Morrow and His Orchestra, a jazz ensemble, decided to bring some classic American literature to life.

It's certainly swingin', and except for the recitation of some of the poems over themusic, yo might not guess that these charts were "inspired" by E A Poe.

You can check out the whole thing yourself, complete with CD case front & back, and a 4-fold insert that contains the back of the LP.

I LOVE "THE RAVEN" and you will too!

Here's the link:

See you Friday with another vacation stop!
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