Elsa Lanchester song or two, plus Mark Levy expounds on the "Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows." This Week in the Media.
Bob Elliot of the team of Bob and Ray passed away on February 2nd. Ray Goulding left us in 1990. In memory of two of the greatest of all radio comedians, we present an entire program devoted to Bob and Ray, with big hunks from their public radio series in the late 80s. Mark Levy discusses “The Game.” Also, This Week in the Media.
The Ides of March and St. Patrick’s Day are at our throats. For the Ides, we offer Wayne and Shuster’s :Rinse the Blood Off My Toga.” For St. Patrick’s Day, Tom Lehrer’s “Irish Ballad” from “Tomfoolery” and by Tom himself. Also, “The Irishman in the Bar” from the CBC program “Funny You Should Say That.” Jan C. Smith talks about “Green Things.”
Plus, This Week in the Media.
We have a story from Stuart McLean: “Hello, Monster.” We celebrate the arrival of Spring with Ogden Nash's "Spring Song," Johnathan and Darlene Edwards's "Paris in the Spring," and we welcome the swallows back to "Capistrano" and the buzzards to Hinckley, Ohio. Richard Howland-Bolton holds forth on “Worms” as does Instant Sunshine. Also, This Week in the Media.
We’ve run across a big band jazz version of “Peter and the Wolf.” Crazy man!
We haven’t played Gerard Hoffnung’s “The Bricklayer” in a while. We pair it with
Ray Steven’s musical version. Also, This Week in the Media.
We celebrate the 50th anniversary of Arlo Guthrie’s “Alice’s Restaurant.” Wayne and Shuster present “Frontier Psychiatrist” matched with selections from the Apollo’s Fire Country Folk. Also, This Week in the Media.
Some choice Ernie Kovacs bits including “Percy Dovetonsils” and “Strangely Believe It.” Jan C.Snow and Marty Feldman expound on “Feet.” The King’s Singers present “Some Enchanted Wavelengths” and The Mastersingers sing about the weather in the British Isles. Also, This Week in the Media.
We have a Stuart McLean story – “The Yoga Retreat.” Radio Free Vestibule offer their very popular “Bulbous bouffant” as well as “The Sound Store” and “Hits of the Future.”
Richard Howland-Bolton talks about “Cold Comfort.” Also, This Week in the Media.
We observe Shakespeare’s birthday (and also his death day) with Beyond the Fringe’s “So That’s the Way You Like It,” Bernstein’s “Macbeth Blues,” Cleo Lane’s “The Complete Works” Andy Griffith’s “Hamlet” and further items to titillate thee.
Richard Howland-Bolton recites “The Curse of Shakespeare.” Also, This Week in the Media.
Some choice pieces by Lily Tomlin including "Lud and Maria meet Dracula's Daughter," and "Mr. Theatre Goer meets the Shopping Bag Lady.” "Also "The Jack Benny Show 40 years from Now," An Elsa Lanchester song or two, plus Mark Levy expounds on the "Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows." This Week in the Media.