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Act Three Broadway Theater ReviewsMr. Firstnighter tells you what to see on the Great White Way
Greenbreir Picture Show John McElwee's daily bog on the early days of Hollywood Cinema
News From Me Mark Evinier's essential blog for listeners of Crazy College.

Paley Center for Media (Museum of Television and Radio) Those who forget history are doomed to repeat it. So go.

Tv Worth Watching David Bianculli's daily blog lives up to its name.

Cartoon Research Animation historian Jerry Beck curates this daily blog

Dedicated to all music odd, silly or forgotten, Crazy College has been hitting the airways since 1984. Hosted by Geo. Stewart, it's a fun way to look at the whole panoply of American social attitudes and what them change, sometime even evolving for the better. Spike Jones, Stan Freberg, Allan Sherman, they all have a home here, as do Brother Theodore, Bob & Ray, Raymond Scott and more.

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"Never underestimate the potency of cheap music."


- Amanda Prynne, Private Lives

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Saturday, June 8 1PM

Newark Free Library

' (Re)Discovering Chaplin's Little Tramp '

Charlie Chaplin was cinema's greatest comedian. He was also one of its greatest directors. Within a matter of months after he first appeared on the screen in 1915, he soon became the most recognizable man in the world. We'll look at some of his earliest films and how is Dickensian childhood influences his Little Tramp character. FREE and open to the public. Laughing is prohibited. Good luck with that...

750 Library Ave, Newark, DE 19711

(302) 731-7550

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In our current national nightmare, we need to laugh. Who we gonna call? Roy Zimmerman! A founding member of the Foreman, Roy is often referred to as the new Tom Lehrer, not for his math expertise but for his pithy and trenchant political satires put to music. He will be in Newark on Friday, May 24 at the United Unitarian Fellowship of Newark with a new evening of timely tunes ripped from today’s tweet under the moniker RiZe Up. The show is $22 or whatever you can afford with a two laugh minimum. 420 Willa Rd Newark, DE 19711. Details at http://www.royzimmerman.com

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Schedule for the upcoming weeks

7 PM Sunday nights on 91.3 WVUD.org

11 PM Tuesdays on Global Community Radio. All Eastern Daylight Time.

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Cancel any conflicting commitments, here is the Schedule of upcoming shows

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Tuesday, May 14 on Global Community Radio at 11 PM

Sunday, May 19 on 91.3 WVUD.org at 7 PM

' Roy Zimmerman Speaks Truth to Power at the Wind Farm '

In preparation for Roy Zimmerman’s appearance at the United Untiarian Fellowship of Newark, Delaware on Friday, May 24, we rerun our interview with musical satirist Roy Zimmerman. Roy has been compared to the legendary Tom Lehrer, not only as a trenchant satirist for the left, but for the rich prosody of his song writing. We’ll hear a selection of songs from both his solo career and with his group the Foreman, plus talk to Roy himself next time on Crazy College. The show is $22 or whatever you can afford at 7:30 on Friday May 24 at 420 Willa Rd Newark, DE 19711. Details at http://www.royzimmerman.com Tuesday, May 21 on Global Community Radio at 11 PM

Sunday, May 26 on 91.3 WVUD.org at 7 PM

' ' The Great War '

This week on Scratchy Grooves, we remember the Great War, great only if you survived it. It was a useless war driven by industrial interest and national greed, acerbated by deadly scientific advances. 20 million soldiers and civilians would die, but at least the music was good, and you’ll hear a good sampling of it. Including Over There, Keep the Home Fires Burning and Pack Up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit Bag as we go off to War.

8PM WVUD-FM ' Scratchy Grooves '

Geo. plays an hour of Accoustic Recordings and features some classics from the British Music Hall.

Tuesday, June 4 on Global Community Radio at 11 PM

Sunday, June 9 on 91.3 WVUD.org at 7 PM

‘ Wadda know, a Chapeau Show! ’

This week it's hats off for our Chapeau Show thanks to milliners Danny Kaye, Porky Pig, and Elsa Lancaster. We are putting pants on Phillip with the help of Allen Sherman, Jimmy Durante and John Zackerley. And Beach boy Mike Love salutes the tonsorially challenged.

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Tuesday, June 11 on Global Community Radio at 11 PM

Sunday, June 16 on 91.3 WVUD.org at 7 PM

‘ The Occidental Tourist ’

This week we head east to foreign climbs with Bing Crosby and Bob Hope, then go hunting the big cats with Groucho Marks, and The Bonzo Dog Band. And finally we'll vacation on the Hawaiian isles with Spike Jones and the boys

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Tuesday, June 18 on Global Community Radio at 11 PM

Sunday, June 23 on 91.3 WVUD.org at 7 PM

‘ The Beats & Bad Brakes ’

This week we salute the Beatniks with the likes of Edd “Kookie” Burnes and Perry Como. Then we hit the highway to hilarity with Jerry Van Dyke, and watch some Tv with Weird Al Yankovic.

Tuesday, June 25 on Global Community Radio at 11 PM

Sunday, June 30 on 91.3 WVUD.org at 7 PM

‘ Godfrey Daniels, it 's Arthur Godfrey! '

This week we salute the Arthur Godfrey, the vertically challenged and the British Music Hall. Plus we take a quick look at the creator of the Chipmunks, David Seville.

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Tuesday, July 2 on Global Community Radio at 11 PM

‘ Party Like It 1776 (July 4th Celebration) ’

Time to throw a birthday bash for our nation -- and you're invited. Everyone who's anyone will be there -- all the greats, the near great, and many an ingrate: people like Albert Brooks, Stan Freberg, Lorne Greene. So pack that picnic hamper, get out the folding chairs and croquette set, invite over the next store neighbors. Then turn the old transistor to The Crazy College Fourth of July Celebration.

Sunday, July 7 on 91.3 WVUD.org at 7 PM

' Cartoon Corners '

This week we salute all your favorite cartoons. From Mickey Mouse and Betty Boop to The Simpsons to Pinky & the Brain, you’ll hear them all. Plus, I think Led Zeppelin covers the theme song to George of the Jungle.

July 9 on Global Community Radio at 11 PM

July 14 on 91.3 WVUD.org at 7 PM

‘ Standing on the Moon (wipe your feet) ‘

This week we head out into deep space o look for intelligent life in the universe since there isn’t any here. Jimmy Durante, Louis Prima and Bullwinkle J. Moose all hook a ride on a UFO, Allan Sherman marries a moonmaid and William Shatner proves his singing voice is really out of this world.

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Frequent Crazy College guest Chris White's model of the Invisible Man
And below is a curio that Chris White made for the annual Blobfest held in Phoenixville, PA. It's really a bar of soap, which is what you would be if the Blob got ya.

99 and 98/100 pure, his is the soap that Svenghouli highlighted on his June 23, 2018 show. Chris' soap was much better than the movie that week in so many ways...

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You could get a Crazy College Dream Hour of your very own, too. Call Steve Kramarck at 302 831-2703 during normal business hours and spare the world from me for 60 minutes!

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Billy Murray is sounding better that ever!

Archeophone recently released a newly remastered edition of their seminal "Billy Murray Anthology" cd. The 30 songs that cover the whole of Murray's career really reflect the phenomenal advances in audio transferring technology. He was the most popular recording artist of the acoustic era. Includes the rare brown wax cylinder of "The Way to Kiss a Girl" from one of Billy's first recording sessions for Columbia, and "It's the Same Old Shillelagh," peformed with Harry's Tavern Band in his comeback of 1940. Features collaborations with Ada Jones, the American and Haydn Quartets, Aileen Stanley, Ed. Smalle, and Walter Scanlan. I will be playing selections from the cd and talk with Murray biographer Dick Carty soon. You'll hear the difference as these songs now sound better than they ever did, outside of being the studio when they were originally being recording (would not that have been nice!). Here's a link: http://archeophone.com/catalogue/billy-murray-anthology/


Another great Christmas gift, again from mom, back in the early 1970s. The copyright reads "1922-1924 King Features"



This is the limited edition Crazy College T Shirt from 1989.


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The people who put together My Book House did a multi-volume set on the history of the world – just like Will and Ariel Durant, but for kids and with better illustrations. This is the cover of Volume One.

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NEWS FLASHS!.. SEE EXCERPTS FROM THE CRAZY COLLEGE TV SHOW, BAKED POTATO, now on YOUTUBE!! But don't tell mom...




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From the "Mr. Wizard's Worst Nightmare" Dept:


My best Christmas gift ever. There was a rivalry between those who had Gilbert Chemistry Sets and those of us that had Porter. What I wouldn't give to find a copy of the old lab manual of instructions....



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To me a house without squeaky floors can never be a home.

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Professor Emeritus Dr. Soupy Sales with eager student:




More News You Can Loose...Check out the interview section for insightful conversations with satirists Tom Lehrer and Stan Freberg, comedian Dayton Allen, Disney animator and founder of The Firehouse Five plus Two, Ward Kimball, and satanic madmad (he was really a nice guy) Brother Theodore and more!.

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From the G. Stewart/C. Healy Archives: A 7 year old Andrew Warhola does his first silk screen: "36 Wax Coke Bottles."






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Chris White heard me talk about my chemistry set on the air one day a while back and surprised me a few weeks later with an original copy of the Experiment Book that came with the set. There were two schools when it came to Chem Sets: you were either a Gilbert person or a Perfect boy, I the latter. At its peak, my lab had nearly a hundred bottles of chemicals, bought at Mitchll's Hobby Shop for $0.25 each ($0.35 for Cobalt Chloride), most of which would get you arrested if you had them in your home. My Golden Book of Chemistry told you how to make a Chlorine Generator which I did and end up collapsed on the front yard. That book was later recalled and several experiments removed and that was one of them. Thanks ever so for the memories, Chris!



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Hey, all you big time public radio stations!

NEW CHRISTMAS SPECIAL NOW AVAILABLE!

You can get a free Crazy College Special on SPIKE JONES and/or a National edition of Crazy College featuring DAVID OSSMAN of FIRESIGN THEATER or our Silly Seasonal Christmas Songs Fest: merry music from the likes of Stan Freberg, Allan Sherman, Tom Lehrer, and the like. Or the Halloween Special...Or get the Stan Freberg Special featuring interviews with June Foray, Daws Butler, Peter Leeds, Dr. Demento and Stan the man himself. Plus lots of musical tracks from Stan! Available to any and all by contacting Crazy College. You can run it anytime you want as often as you want until the end of time or the end of the next millennium, whichever comes first! Perfect fun come fund raising time. No salesmen will call. Act now! No unpleasant bending; no visible panty lines. email at sidetwomedia@gmail.com or call [302] 994 - 7571 for details. Get any or all: The Spike Jones Special, The Firesign Theater special, the Tom Lehrer special, the Stan Freberg AND The Halloween and Christmas Specials for the incredibly low price of ABSOLUTLY FREE! You can't get a better deal ANYWHERE!! As seen on television! Not available in stores!!!

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Neil Banerjee [Neil does a really neat show of music from the Indian Subcontinant that you should listen to on Sundays at 4pm (skbde@yahoo.com)
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