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Old Radio and Mel Brooks

More old audio cassettes of pretend radio shows featuring actual old radio shows from the Tape and Record Show Enterprises archives digitized this evening, in the order of conversions...

"The Tape & Record Show: Episode 156. Broadcast Thursday, August 28,1980 at 5:00pm central. Theme Music: Imperial March(John Williams and the London Symphony Orchestra). "Lux Radio Theater: The Jazz Singer" - 1947 radio broadcast based on the 1927 motion picture. Stars Al Jolson and Gail Patrick. Part One of Two).

The Tape & Record Show: Episode 160. Broadcast Thursday, September 4,1980 at 5:00pm central. Theme Music: Imperial March(John Williams and the London Symphony Orchestra). "Lux Radio Theater: The Jazz Singer" - 1947 radio broadcast based on the 1927 motion picture. Stars Al Jolson and Gail Patrick. Part Two of Two).

The Tape & Record Show: Episode 162. Broadcast Tuesday, October 7,1980 at 5:00pm central. Theme Music: Imperial March(John Williams and the London Symphony Orchestra). "The Abbott and Costello Show: November 9, 1944"."

"The TRS Music Show: Episode 36. Broadcast Monday, February 3, 1992 at 9:30pm central. Theme Music: Axel F(Harold Faltermeyer). Hosts Albert Sims and Paul Morrison. Featuring the music from Mel Brooks movies, by John Morris and Mel Brooks. Songs:High Anxiety, If You Love Me Baby Tell Me Loud, Springtime For Hitler, Blazing Saddles, The French Mistake, I'm Tired, The Inquisition.

The TRS Music Show: Episode 37. Broadcast Monday, February 10, 1992 at 9:30pm central. Theme Music: Axel F(Harold Faltermeyer). Hosts Albert Sims and James Stricklin. Featuring hits from the early 1970's. Songs: Do You Know What I Mean(Lee Michaels), Everybody's Talkin'(Harry Nilsson), Spiders and Snakes(Jim Stafford), Brand New Key(Melanie), The Thrill Is Gone(B.B. King)."

The two-part Tape and Record Show "broadcast" of the "Lux Radio Theater" 1947 radio broadcast of "The Jazz Singer" might only be "slightly" more "politically correct" than the original movie it was based on today, simply for the fact you don't actually SEE Al Jolson in black face.

Episode 162 of "The Tape and Record Show" was an old radio broadcast where Lou Costello buys a horse from a person working for the Department of Sanitation and enters it in a race. He's shocked when Bud Abbott tells him horses eat their "fodder".

Then there's episode 36 of "The TRS Music Show". Paul Morrison couldn't keep his now EXTREMELY "politically incorrect" opinions to himself. Apologies to everyone on the planet for that episode. This evening was the first time I've listened to these recordings in nearly three decades, and the remarks had me cringing. Paul and I mention we had tickets to the "Oh! Calcutta!" tour performance at the Monroe Civic Center Theater. Also, listening to the music segments, I did a slight audio speedup in the original editing, to get the episode to fit in as close to a half hour slot as possible at the time.

Episode 37 had James Stricklin acting like an old man, and a rarity for "The TRS Music Show", since very few weird "novelty" songs were played in the episode. James and I briefly discuss Paul and I going to attend "Oh! Calcutta!" at the Civic Center. Apparently, ticket prices for the second row were $22.50 at the time, and James says Eddice would probably block his eyes most of the time if they attended the performance.
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Giving The New PC's Hard Drive A Workout

After finally getting the Sound Forge Audio Cleaning software working on the new Windows 11 desktop by downloading/installing a Microsoft Visual C++ package, I did these transfers from audio cassettes to hard drive from the Tape and Record Show Enterprises archives, in this order...

"The Independent Sampler: Episode 28. Broadcast Monday, September 12, 1988 at 9:30pm central. Theme Music: The Avengers Theme(Laurie Johnson). Songs include: 3 Nocturnes(Bill Quist), Be Nice To Me(Todd Rundgren), Second Story Window(Marc Benno), Modern Times(Al Stewart), Sail Away Ladies/Waynesboro(Rodney Miller).

The Independent Sampler: Episode 29. Broadcast Wednesday, January 22, 1992 at 7:00pm central. Theme Music: The Avengers Theme(Laurie Johnson). Songs include: Nice Feeling(Pierre Bensusan), Amy's Song(Peggy Stern), Fiction/The Three Great Stimulants(Joni Mitchell), Lie For A Lie(Nick Mason/Rick Fenn), I Get A Kick Out Of You(Martha Burks/Chet Baker/Floyd Darling)."

"Paul's Country Corral: Episode 34. Broadcast Wednesday, December 3, 1986 at 7:30pm central. Theme Music: Soul to Soul(Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble). Songs: Honky Tonk Queen(Moe Bandy/Joe Stampley), A Little Thing Called Love(Neil Young), I Had A Beautiful Time(Merle Haggard), Lying Blue Eyes(George Jones), Ladies Love Outlaws(Waylon Jennings), Family Tradition(Hank Williams Jr).

Paul's Country Corral: Episode 35. Broadcast Wednesday, February 4, 1987 at 7:30pm central. Theme Music: Soul to Soul(Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble). Songs: My Girl(David Allen Coe), Atlanta Burned Again Last Night(Atlanta), A Fool In The Mirror(John McEuen), The Nashville Scene(Hank Williams Jr), Would You Catch A Falling Star(John Anderson)."

"The TRS Music Show: Episode 35. Broadcast Monday, January 27, 1992 at 9:30pm central. Theme Music: Axel F(Harold Faltermeyer). Hosts Albert Sims and Paul Morrison. Oldies show featuring songs recorded between 1902-1935. Songs: Take Your Girlie To The Movies(Billy Murray), The Music Goes Round and Round(Mike Riley/Ed Farley and The Onyx Club Boys), I Didn't Raise My Boy To Be A Soldier(Morton Harvey and The Victor Orchestra), Trombone Sneeze(Sousa Band, Arthur Pryor conducting), Castle House Rag(James Reese Europe's Society Orchestra)."

The...uh..."Independent Sampler" episodes...uh...were the standard TRSE...uh...edited down episodes from...uh...Dennis Goodwin's KNLU radio show. There was a huge...uh...gap between these episodes due to...uh...the huge gap in the existence in the...uh...Tape and Record Show Enterprises active existence at the time. The...uh..."Uh's" will only be understood by...uh...the people involved in TRSE at the time. ;-)

The Paul Morrison "Country Corral" episodes are standard episodes from the series. Paul always had something interesting to say between songs played. Episode 34 did weird "sped up" things with the opening/closing theme music as a novelty. Apparently, judging from Paul's and my discussion at the beginning of episode 35, that small "gap" between episodes was caused by he and I vacationing in the Swiss Alps with Swiss ladies.In that episode we also promoted a "Grand Ole Opry" series, which actually only lasted a couple episodes, because my external AM radio antenna at the time became unreliable quickly, and I could no longer pick up a decent signal from WSM.

The "TRS Music Show" episode, it was before Paul and I went to see "Oh Calcutta" when they did it live at the Monroe City Center, since we mentioned we were going to see it. I still remember giving the outside protesters the "finger" on my way into the arena.
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Webcam Down

As Roseanne Roseannadanna once said, "It's always something!"...


My old trusty Logitech c910 webcam refuses to work with the new Windows 11 desktop. In the past when replacing computers, I've had scanners, printers, and even a monitor (since that particular tower ONLY had HDMI out, and monitor had DVI in) be incompatible. 


So, even though my budget is VERY tight, I just ordered a new webcam from Amazon.

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Home Office Space


I didn't really feel like it, but I spent most of this evening adding "desk space" to my "home office". Bought a "Parson's Desk" from Target yesterday for $29. Assembled it this morning, moved around some stuff, and put it next to my computer desk. It gave me a "little" more room, but not as much as I was hoping it would. 


Had to stop the project a few times to sit down a while, because I was getting light headed spells.😕

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RIP Old HP

Yes, I've been "quiet" here today, even though I've been at the desktop all day. Last night, the eight year old HP tower decided to take a MAJOR dump, and wouldn't even power on.


So, I had to dive into my VERY meager savings and purchase a new desktop PC. I spent most of the day setting it up, installing all my programs, configuring my old settings on the programs, and restoring files I had on the old desktop (luckily I had them backed up externally).


Started the process around 12:30pm this afternoon. JUST completed the bulk of the process a few minutes ago, around 8:20pm. 


I now have a headache and eye strain. 😕

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Another Half Hour Digitized

After watching a live online video podcast, then another episode of "Station Eleven" on HBO Max this evening, figured I had enough "energy" left in me for another half hour Tape and Record Show Enterprises digital conversion, so I transferred episode 27 of Dennis Goodwin's TRSE edited version of "The Independent Sampler". Yes, the word "Orbit" is missing...

"The Independent Sampler: Episode 27. Broadcast Monday, June 29, 1987 at 9:30pm central. Theme Music: The Avengers Theme(Laurie Johnson). Second season opener, featuring a new name and a new theme music. Songs Include: Working In Corners(Nancy Griffith), Rising For The Moon(Fairport Convention), Marlene On The Wall(Suzanne Vega), Cloudbusting(Kate Bush), Airpocket(Fowler Brothers), Don't Burn Down The Bridge(Alison Moyet)."

New name for "Orbit's Independent Sampler" for the fake TRSE "season two" edited tapes from the original ACTUAL local radio broadcast of the show on weekends, since the record shop unfortunately closed during that time. Pre-internet, if I wanted something "obscure", Dennis was my go-to person. He could special order almost anything, with a few really obscure exceptions. After the episode digitized this evening, the edited half hours were all over the map date wise, because that was around the time TRSE was in serious "flux" in production. So... later episodes of Dennis' show were "aired" on the Tape and Record Show Enterprises versions literally a few YEARS after the local radio broadcast.
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Always Look On The Bright Side Of...Rants?

Completed digitization of more episodes this evening from Tape and Record Show Enterprises fake "flagship" radio series "The Tape and Record Show" from season two in 1980, using my handwritten "broadcast" index cards from the time as a guide...

"The Tape & Record Show: Episode 147. Broadcast Monday, August 11,1980 at 5:00pm central. Theme Music: Imperial March(John Williams and the London Symphony Orchestra). "Monty Python's Life of Brian" - Original soundtrack album. Part One of Two.

The Tape & Record Show: Episode 149. Broadcast Wednesday, August 13,1980 at 5:00pm central. Theme Music: Imperial March(John Williams and the London Symphony Orchestra). Weather report / "The Shadow: The Nursery Rhyme Murders".

The Tape & Record Show: Episode 151. Broadcast Monday, August 18,1980 at 5:00pm central. Theme Music: Imperial March(John Williams and the London Symphony Orchestra). "Monty Python's Life of Brian" - Original soundtrack album. Part Two of Two.

The Tape & Record Show: Episode 153. Broadcast Wednesday, August 20,1980 at 5:00pm central. Theme Music: Imperial March(John Williams and the London Symphony Orchestra). "The Saint: The Bakery" - Featuring Vincent Price. / "The Ballad of Jed Clampett"(Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs).

The Tape & Record Show: Episode 155. Broadcast Wednesday, August 27,1980 at 5:00pm central. Theme Music: Imperial March(John Williams and the London Symphony Orchestra). "The Whistler: Letter From Yesterday" - A hardware dealer who escaped from jail many years ago, is being blackmailed by his son-in-law's butler.

The Tape & Record Show: Episode 158. Broadcast Saturday, August 30,1980 at 2:00pm central. Theme Music: Imperial March(John Williams and the London Symphony Orchestra). "The Adventures of Sam Spade: The Dry Martini Caper" - Gordon Martini, a rich San Francisco businessman, has been accosted in his office one evening. The next morning he calls Spade and requests Sam immediately come to the Martini home. Shortly after Sam arrives Martini is gunned down by an unknown assailant hiding in his limousine. Spade is the only witness. / "May The Bird of Paradise Fly Up Your Nose"(Jimmy Dickens) / "Get Smart: The Decoy" - Maxwell Smart must act as a decoy for KAOS while the real courier delivers CONTROL's new code to a base in Greenland."

Episodes 147 and 151 reminds me of the difficult time I had in 1979 getting ANY "access" to the movie "Monty Python's Life of Brian". I would have preferred to have seen the film in the theater when it was first released, but it was never shown in theaters in this area due to protests from the fucking "bible thumpers" here in the southern U.S. As a result, my first exposures to the film was the soundtrack LP (used for the Tape and Record Show "broadcast" in 1980) bought in 1979 for $5.98 at the Monroe "Specialty Sound", and a paperback book I bought with the script and some photos from the film in 1979 from the local K & B drug store. I didn't get to actually SEE the film until after I got my first VCR in 1982.

Is it any wonder religious fanatics have annoyed me so much for decades? If they don't think they'd like something themselves, just don't go see it! Don't prevent us people who WANT to see something from seeing it! In other words, the religious nuts need to mind their own damn business! It shows their mental "stability" anyway, when they take an ancient book of fictional stories written by men as "factual".

The other "episodes" I converted tonight mostly consisted of real old radio shows "broadcast" on a fake "current" radio show at the time. Ironic?

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Three Little Curse Words

My "flagship" digitization of the original "Tape and Record Show" hit a small "snag" this evening, when one of the source tapes for a segment broke off of the cassette hub. I'm okay with splicing broken tapes, or replacing the housing when a pressure pad has rotted away over the years, but I'm no good at getting tape re-attached to a take up hub if it becomes disconnected, especially if the old, cheap blank tape had no "leader", which this one didn't. I had a VERY limited budget in the late '70's/early '80's, so most of the stuff I recorded then were on "budget cassettes". I'm kind of amazed most of them are still playable after 42 years or more.

Anywho, I got the next two one hour "weekend" episodes digitized by using an "alternate source". I once said I'd only purchase movies I like on physical media, but made an exception tonight. "Three Little Words" has always been one of my favorite old musicals anyway, so I bought a digital copy, and used the audio for the transfer. I know the digital version could vanish at any time, but hopefully Amazon and AT&T (current owner of the old MGM library) has a decent contract in place, so I can watch it again when in the mood for the foreseeable future. The original cassette was recorded back when the local PBS station would air old musicals in the afternoons on weekends.

"The Tape & Record Show: Episode 145. Broadcast Saturday, August 9,1980 at 2:00pm central. Theme Music: Imperial March(John Williams and the London Symphony Orchestra). "Movie: Three Little Words"(1950) - The story of the successful Tin Pan Alley songwriting team of Bert Kalmar and Harry Ruby is told loosely and lightheartedly. Stars Fred Astaire and Red Skelton. Part One of Two.

The Tape & Record Show: Episode 146. Broadcast Sunday, August 10,1980 at 2:00pm central. Theme Music: Imperial March(John Williams and the London Symphony Orchestra). "Movie: Three Little Words"(1950) - The story of the successful Tin Pan Alley songwriting team of Bert Kalmar and Harry Ruby is told loosely and lightheartedly. Stars Fred Astaire and Red Skelton. Part Two of Two. / "Dardanella"(Bing Crosby/Louis Armstrong)."

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Out Of Order Episodes, But Digitized...

This evening, after digitizing segments from old audio tapes for more of the "original" "flagship "Tape and Record Show" fake "broadcasts" from 1980, with the old handwritten index cards as a guide, completed several more transfers from the tapes to the hard drive (backed up to TWO external drives to be safe), in the order of transfer...

"The Tape & Record Show: Episode 144. Broadcast Friday, August 8,1980 at 5:00pm central. Theme Music: Imperial March(John Williams and the London Symphony Orchestra). "The Inspector: Professor Hugo Fassbender is kidnapped by former Chief Inspector Dreyfuss. Clouseau goes to Fassbender's family's home to see if he can find out if they know anything about the kidnapping.

The Tape & Record Show: Episode 150. Broadcast Friday, August 15,1980 at 5:00pm central. Theme Music: Imperial March(John Williams and the London Symphony Orchestra). "The Bickersons 9: Moving Day" / "The Inspector: Dreyfuss puts Professor Fasbender's daughter in the "school room", announces on television he wants Clouseau, then destroys the UN building.

The Tape & Record Show: Episode 154. Broadcast Friday, August 22,1980 at 5:00pm central. Theme Music: Imperial March(John Williams and the London Symphony Orchestra). "The Inspector" - Closeau goes to the Octoberfest while evil forces are after him. In his hotel room, he finds "A beautiful woman in my bed and a dead man in my bath". He also finds the location of Inspector Dreyfuss.

The Tape & Record Show: Episode 157. Broadcast Friday, August 29,1980 at 5:00pm central. Theme Music: Imperial March(John Williams and the London Symphony Orchestra). "The Inspector" - Clouseau, disguised as a dentist, gets into the mansion where Dreyfuss has been hiding out. Dreyfuss is later eliminated by the same machine he used to destroy the UN building. / "Games People Play"(Freddy Weller). [Last Episode of "The Inspector"]

The Tape & Record Show: Episode 148. Broadcast Tuesday, August 12,1980 at 5:00pm central. Theme Music: Imperial March(John Williams and the London Symphony Orchestra). Weather report / "The Lone Ranger: Rustler's Hideout" - The Vance family settles right in the middle of a war between the Madden gang and local ranches. Despite the hostility to Fred Vance over his past, he decides he will not be run off this parcel of land. / "Skip A Rope"(Henson Cargill)

The Tape & Record Show: Episode 152. Broadcast Monday, August 19,1980 at 5:00pm central. Theme Music: Imperial March(John Williams and the London Symphony Orchestra). Weather report / "The Lone Ranger: War Horse" - A promoter wants to purchase the famous war horse 'Black Cloud' owned by the Chief Lame Bear. Instead of purchasing the horse the people he employs steal the animal instead, taking Lame Bear's son as hostage in the process. / "Six Days On The Road"(David Dudley)

The Tape & Record Show: Episode 159. Broadcast Sunday, August 31,1980 at 2:00pm central. Theme Music: Imperial March(John Williams and the London Symphony Orchestra). "Mark Russell's Washington" - The political comedian takes a look at the lesser known tourist spots. / "Mark Russell Comedy Special" - Mark Russell talks about the upcoming election."

Yes, as you may have noticed, I accidentally "stumbled across" the "Mark Russell's Washington" special I thought in an earlier post I no longer had. Coincidentally, it was on side B of the last part of "The Pink Panther Strikes Again", which I used as episodes of "The Inspector", just wasn't labeled as such. The "gaps" in the "Tape and Record Show" will be filled in after I digitize segments needed for them.
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Massive Flagship New Year Transfers

I rang in the "New Year" digitizing a few more ancient recordings from bad sounding original cassettes I recorded back in the day and LPs I used for some of the Tape and Record Show "flagship" series "The Tape and Record Show" originally "fake broadcasts" in 1980, and compiling digitizations from tonight and a few past evenings into complete "episodes" as listed on the original handwritten index cards from the time...

"The Tape & Record Show: Episode 133. Broadcast Monday, July 28,1980 at 5:00pm central. Theme Music: Imperial March(John Williams and the London Symphony Orchestra). "Monty Python's Matching Tie and Handkerchief" - Part One includes: Election Forum, Dead Bishop, Elephantoplasty, Novel Writing, Word Association, Bruces, Bruces Song, Ralph Mellish, Doctor Quote, Cheese Shop, Wasp/Tiger Club, Great Actors. / Weather report

The Tape & Record Show: Episode 134. Broadcast Tuesday, July 29,1980 at 5:00pm central. Theme Music: Imperial March(John Williams and the London Symphony Orchestra). "Justin Wilson: Wilsonville U.S. and A." - Part One includes: What A Cajun Is, Duck Hunters Guide, The Moonshine Story, Mean Old Truant Officer, Gondolas on the Bayou, Drunk Driver and the Preacher, Sample Carrying Preacher, Cajun Scientist. / "Alaska"(Bud Abbott and Lou Costello).

The Tape & Record Show: Episode 135. Broadcast Wednesday, July 30,1980 at 5:00pm central. Theme Music: Imperial March(John Williams and the London Symphony Orchestra). "Sink the Bismark"(Johnny Horton) / "Soap, season 3, episode 14" - The Campbells receive a visit from Polly's family; Danny learns about Burt's illness and suggests that he leave his legacy by getting into the Guinness Book of World Records; Chester has fallen for the minister's daughter, so Jessica finally kicks him out of the house.

The Tape & Record Show: Episode 136. Broadcast Thursday, July 31,1980 at 5:00pm central. Theme Music: Imperial March(John Williams and the London Symphony Orchestra). "The Three Stooges: Out West" - The Stooges go out west for Shemp's health and get mixed up with some bad guys. / "The Bickersons 8: Happy Anniversary"

The Tape & Record Show: Episode 137. Broadcast Friday, August 1,1980 at 5:00pm central. Theme Music: Imperial March(John Williams and the London Symphony Orchestra). "The Inspector" - Chief Inspector Dreyfuss escapes from the asylum.

The Tape & Record Show: Episode 138. Broadcast Saturday, August 2,1980 at 2:00pm central. Theme Music: Imperial March(John Williams and the London Symphony Orchestra). "Star Trek: The Man Trap" - Dr. McCoy discovers his old flame is not what she seems after crew members begin dying from a sudden lack of salt in their bodies. / Weather report / "The Preacher"(Bing Crosby/Louis Armstrong).

The Tape & Record Show: Episode 139. Broadcast Sunday, August 3,1980 at 2:00pm central. Theme Music: Imperial March(John Williams and the London Symphony Orchestra). "The Tim Conway Show: Guest Mel Tillis" / "Looney Tunes: A Mutt in a Rut" - A dog watches a cartoon that says "when dogs get old their master's will shoot them." Elmer takes the dog hunting, but the dog believes he is going to be shot so he does everything he can to hurt Elmer first.

The Tape & Record Show: Episode 140. Broadcast Monday, August 4,1980 at 5:00pm central. Theme Music: Imperial March(John Williams and the London Symphony Orchestra). "Monty Python's Matching Tie and Handkerchief" - Part Two includes: The Background to History, Record Shop, First World War Noises, Boxing Tonight, Mrs. Niggerbaiter, Oscar Wilde, Pet Conversions, Phone-In. / Weather report / "Night Life(Ray Price).

The Tape & Record Show: Episode 141. Broadcast Tuesday, August 5,1980 at 5:00pm central. Theme Music: Imperial March(John Williams and the London Symphony Orchestra). "TV: The Fabulous 50's" - Sitcoms / Weather report / "TV: The Fabulous 50's" - Musical Variety, Action, Drama / "Radio Yesteryear".

The Tape & Record Show: Episode 142. Broadcast Wednesday, August 6,1980 at 5:00pm central. Theme Music: Imperial March(John Williams and the London Symphony Orchestra). "Soap, season 3, episode 15" - Burt cannot bring himself to tell Mary about his terminal illness; Jessica learns that her old flame Detective Donahue has married someone else. / "D-I-V-O-R-C-E"(Tammy Wynette).

The Tape & Record Show: Episode 143. Broadcast Thursday, August 7,1980 at 5:00pm central. Theme Music: Imperial March(John Williams and the London Symphony Orchestra). "The Three Stooges: Who Done It?" - The Stooges are private detectives looking for a missing millionaire. They wander around the millionaire's spooky mansion confronting various crooks and a dangerous dame. / "Best of Carson: Monologue"

In "Tape and Record Show" episode 141, Lucille Ball introduced the "sitcom" section of the special. If she'd have been given a clue of all the clips in the segment she hosted, would she have "approved" the clips from "The Andy Griffith Show" and "My Three Sons", since they didn't start until 1960? I've spoken to someone who actually had interaction with Lucy, so I'll be asking him what he thinks eventually.