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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.

"Never underestimate the potency of cheap music."


- Amanda Prynne, Private Lives

Billy Murray is back 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'll be playing selections from the cd and talk with Murray biographer Dick Carty on an upcoming edition on Scratch Grooves on WVUD on Sunday nights at 8PM. 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 (wouldn't that have been nice!). Here's a link: http://archeophone.com/catalogue/billy-murray-anthology/


Schedule for the upcoming weeks

7 PM Sunday nights on 91.3 WVUD.org

Noon Sundays on Global Community Radio

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

Sept 30

"Spike Jones, Vol 1"

The history and histrionics of the "Band that Plays For Fun." 46

Oct 7

"Open Columbus Day"

This week we salute our native American ancestors as they discover Columbus discovering our native American ancestors. Stan Freberg takes on a tour of the harbor, Lou Monte wants to go back home. And Fanny Brice is turning red when Annette Funecello goes native on us. All that and then some on the next time on The Crazy College Columbus Day Celebration.

Oct 14

"Cowgirls & Gardening"

Another hour of hilarity about Horticulture from the likes of the Beatles, Gracie Fields and Jimmy Durante. We follow Flanders & Swan to India and run into Peter Sellers. Then we buy a rose for Groucho Marx, but that's kind of a prickly subject. 109

Oct 21

"Hand Jive in the Old West"

Senior Wenses teaches Jonnie how to talk with his hands. Frank Gallup and Lorne Greene have a shootout with Ringo and gets him right in the highhat. Ernie Kovacs and Herb Albert hail a cab. And Al Alberts is a very sick American. 105

Oct 28

"Hey, Boo! Boo!" A special Halloween edition of Crazy College as the ghost and goblins come out of their old haunts to help me play old favorites from the likes Spike Jones, Lydia Lunch, Bobby Boris Picket and John Zackerley, all guaranteed to give you a good scare.

Nov 4

"Vote Early and Often"

As Election Day approaches, we take a look at the lighter side of the political process with help from Snoopy, Fonzie, Lou Jordan and The Chipmunks. Plus, Stan Freberg will be nominating Abe Snake for President. All that and then some, next time on the Crazy College Election Special.

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Nov 11

"War, What Is It Good For? (The economy, stupid)"

This week we ride the wide-open spaces with cowpokes Charlie McCarthy and George Thorogood. Randy Newman and Mickey Katz turn out not to be ok in the corral. And Spike Jones, Eddie Cantor, and Tom Lehrer salute the boys who fought in World Wars One through Three. 126

Nov 18

"Time, Gentlemen" This week we hear some nonsense songs from Spike Jones, The Rivingtons and The Chipmunks. John Cleese gets his just deserts from one Mae West. And Ed Norton gives us a tour of his office. All that and then some, next time on Crazy College. 057

Nov 25

"Old and In the Way"

Too Old to Rock & Roll, too old to eat, It's Geo's birthday here on Crazy College. So now that he's gotten a bit aged we throw him a party (the funeral comes shortly). We'll find Tom Lehrer giving the brushoff to Marlene Dietrich for the younger Rosemary Clooney. Arthur Godfrey and Benny Hill suffer in silence, but Jimmy Durante knows it's his nose's birthday, too. All that and then some, when old age has a go at youth.

December 2

"Phone a Head"

This week we're put on hold when we try and ring up The Kinks, Beatrice Kaye, and Allan Sherman. Plus, Albert Brooks will be dropping in to take some phone calls.

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Dec 9

"Mary Had a Little Lamb, some Wine and a bit of Cheese"

This week on Scratch Grooves I wind up the old Victrola and play some great comedy 78. We'll go for a buggy ride with Billy Murray. Fanny Brice mulls over matrimony. And the Happiness Boys find a straight Banana. Plus, we hear from Ernie Maine, who comes on to remind us that you don't get many pimples on a pound of pickled pork. Which is a good thing.

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...

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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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.






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.



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





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....




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


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."










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!










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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