Saturday, May 30, 2020
I didn't want the month of May to go by without noting the contributions of Doodles Weaver to the arts of cutup and twisted delivery. When he was with Spike Jones, he'd deconstruct popular songs; rendering them a tangle of spoonerisms and heinous puns, apparently all ad-libbed.
One of these was preserved, and I offer it to the intrepid listener: an audio high-wire act based on The Man on the Flying Trapeze.
Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Thursday, April 23, 2020
This might be the silliest bit they did. Bob improvises to a kid's record. What a brilliantly simple concept for Found Sound; it's like Monty Python's "Alistair Cooke Being Attacked By a Duck". (YouTube link)
Wally Ballou reporting
(The thing I like the most is hearing Wally reporting from "the Queed Bary.")
Saturday, April 11, 2020
And what a film. I wonder how many documentaries have a symphonic score like this, busting all out with America's Mighty Destiny. The script practically announces itself.
The bit's going on the stream, over there, but also here.