Friday, March 08, 2019

Crazy Ed Greer Was a Mazeppa Sponsor

At least, that's what he was sometimes called on the Uncanny Film Festival.

And when Mazeppa released a record, one of the places which sold it was "Greer Stereo Tape Centers."

 The above insert (front-and-back) was stuck into six-pack carriers of 7-Up in the Tulsa viewing area, including Bartlesville.
I even saved enough bottle liners to fill this one up, but I never got to a Greer's store to cash in on this great deal.  (You can tell by the stains/spots that there are two copies of the insert.)

PS:  The above YouTube link is from the gallant fellow Stevo, of Stevo in Your Stereo and other fine purviews of refinement.

See you on Monday for more March Mazeppa Madness!

Wednesday, March 06, 2019

Mazeppa Pushes the Entertainment Passport

Sometime in the year 1970 ...

You could save a buck on what was already a $125 value!
 These inserts were stuck into the cardboard six-bottle carriers of 7-Up.
Of course, all these attractions were in Tulsa.  That's why I saved the thing instead of sending it in.  After all, how would a 14-year-old make it to all these happening places in T-Town?

Not to mention coming up with the price of Ticket Number One, so as to receive the second one free.

I guess that makes me a dumb little turkey.  Probably not the only one, by this criterion!

See you on Friday for our next installment.  Or, as Mazeppa said once,


Monday, March 04, 2019


Anybody who's anybody that grew up in the mid-1970s with access to Tulsa TV stations knows who Mazeppa Pompazoidi is!

If you don't know, then get educated at his webpage, or at Tulsa TV Memories.

Throughout the merry month of March, you're gonna be stuck with MY Mazeppa memories, so there!

In 1970, I attended Madison Junior High and worked in the library.  (A moment of silence in honor of the patience of Mrs Rush, the librarian.)  When Halloween time was near, I teamed up with my buddy Mark Brim to decorate the library bulletin board for the season, with a certain tilt...

I'm the gallant clown on the left.  Yes, Mark and I had nearly identical corduroy coats.

I must inform a crestfallen art world that although I was the auteur of the Mazeppa portrait and the wheel-of-colors thing below it, both timeless works of felt-tip frissonage are lost to the mists of history.

Stay tuned each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday of this month for more MARCH MAZEPPA MADNESS!

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