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Brother Theodore Interview

Walt Disney's UB Iwerks Interview

DAVID OSSMANof theFiresign Theater

Ward Kimball Interview

Dayton Allen Interview

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Highlights from the Crazy College Tv Show from 1975. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry...


Sites we like:

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, Billy Murray, Raymond Scott and more.

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Delaware Valley Bluegrass Festival

Right over the bridge near Cowtown in Woodstown, New Jersey is The Delaware Valley Bluegrass Festival, help this year on August 29 through 31. It's always a great time, a great vib, a great setting, great food and, oh, yeah, REALLY great music. Impeccable sound and great sight lines make it fun for everyone

The 2014 bluegrass music line-up is set to include:

Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys

Dailey & Vincent

Suzy Bogguss

Rhonda Vincent & The Rage

Claire Lynch Band

Seldom Scene

Hope to see you there!

I beat Dale Dallabrida to this bardo by weeks in the late Fall of 1950. He use to come over and play on this death trap of a toy that was only possible to be manufactured in those time, a sew saw that went circular instead of up and down. The harder you pump the handle the faster it would swirl until you would fall off vomiting.

Sometime in the early 70s we met up again, now as broadcasters on the University of Delaware radio station. Dale Dallabrida and Al Macetti filled a late night spot with a great show called “White Noise/Window on the World,” which found the two and whoever else happened by or called in participating in a rondolet of insignificant news stories, random chatter and running jokes, all mixed with madness by sound engineer Mark Moss. He would turn the random chatter into a miasma of voices spinning from speaker to speaker, or to fry like bacon in a skillet or descend into a spiral re-verb. Al and Dale would trade odd news headlines with each other, a continuing favorite coming from some Business page, but repeated so often that it became a sort of mantra, “Red Ink Blurs Blue Skies as Tax Time Approaches.” Adding to the absurdity was the musical background: the same side of a Time-Life album played over and over for two and a half hours. John Cage would have been proud.

Dale also had a band at around this time with Al and Mark, one of the most exciting theatrical experience I have ever had, called "All You Can Eat". I especially remember the extravaganza they put on at Mitchell Hall. It was an all-out production, a full band augmented with a large horn section and too many drummers. Suddenly out of a side door obscured my mist, a refrigerator was rolled in on a handcart, the door flung open and out stepped the cryogenically preserved Kid Hollywood, looking all the worlds like a reprobate Ziggy Stardust. The show had a sharp satiric edge; the music had its edges, too, like a prog-rock version of the Mothers of Invention or The Tubes.

Later Dale formed another musical aggregation (there were many), this one called "Lucky Dogs". Al and Dale collaborated on what I consider one of the best novelty records of all time, ranking up there with the best work of Tom Lehrer when it comes to prosody, structure and wit. It's been a favorite on Crazy College ever since. It's called “The Dietary Secrets of Attila The Hun” and here's a link.

On Tuesday, August 5, 2014 Dale beat me to the next bardo and that is our loss. Good luck on your new adventure.

Summer Schedule 2014

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Cancel any conflicting commitments, here's the Schedule of upcoming shows

August 17

This week we salute the singer-songwriting ladies who make us all laugh, with my special guest Kathy O’Connell, host of Kids Corner on WXPN. We’ll here from Christine Lavin, Minnie Pearl’, June Carter and Julie Brown, Mae West and Annette Funichello to name just a few.

August 24

"Flies in the Ointment"

This week: a salute to The Suffragettes from Ian Whitcomb and Glennis Johns. We'll hear some great Tv Themes. And then it's off to the doctor's with Ray Stevens, The Clovers and David Seville and His Chipmunks.

From the "Reach for a Puppy instead of a Smoke" Dept:

Where are the great toys of yesteryear? On eBay at unimaginable prices. I use to buy these in the late 50s at truck stops everywhere for 15 cents and I'd give your right arm to get one now (but not money). I wonder what made the cigarettes puff those perfect smoke rings.

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

Frequent Crazy College guest Chris White's model of the Invisible Man

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.

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

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



From the "Have you ever been or are you now..."Dept:

Chris White liked the Aliens Show and signed me up!

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....

Brain Drool

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

Look what some listener sent us: a Steel needle case for 78s. If you loved your recorders, which cost close to a day's salary for the average working man at the time (It's why we needed strong unions – and still do).

Join me every Sunday evening at 6:00 PM on 91.3 FM, WVUD, Newark where like an babbling brook, they STREAM!

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!.

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

Now hear all WVUD's fine programming over the web by going to the web page and then clicking on "LISTEN", something good to do on Sunday nights twix 6 and 7 on WVUD...

Hey, all you big time public radio stations!

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. 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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