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

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Sites we like:

Archeophone RecordsThe earliest days of records, cleaned up and on CD. They share a lot of their music and knowledge with us for which we thank them.
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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IT"S ALMOST HERE!!!

Summer ends on a high note with 3 Days of great music!


Great line-up at the Brandywine Valley Bluegrass festival – as usual. It happens over Labor Day Weekend at Salem County Fairgrounds in Woodstown, NJ. Just look for the giant Cowboy guarding Cowtown. Go in, buy some fruit then look down the other side of the road and you'll almost there. Ricky Skaggs is just one of the many greats who will be there. See the whole lineup at http://delawarevalleybluegrass.org/

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Wednesday, September 25, 2019 6:30pm - 7:30pm Appoquinimink Public Library

"The Nascent Days of TV Comedy"

Those fine folks at the Appoquinimink Public Library are having me back to talk about

Bob & Ray, Ernie Kovacs, Sid Caesar, Soupy Sales, and others.

Even better, we wil show as much of their works as time will allow!

Coming to Scratchy Grooves on Sunday, September 22 at 8 PM

The Mike and Meyer Files by Joe Weber and Lew Fields

These are the guys who started it all. Mixing slapstick and fractured German dialect comedy, the pioneering vaudeville duo of Joe Weber and Lew Fields can rightly be called the granddaddy of all American comedy teams. Thanks to Archeophone Records, all of the pair’s comedy recordings have been masterfully restored and compiled in one collection that tells the story of this hugely influential duo. We’ll talk with Sound Salon with Richard Martin and Meagan Hennessey of Archeophone Records about the team and play a sample of their classic routines. Check out their website at https://www.archeophone.comevents/

Look for their link on our sidebar





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, August 20 on Global Community Radio at 11 PM

“Forward! Into the Past!!

This week we go back in time to our prehistoric past to visit with Alley Oop and Trout Fishing in America. We get some child rearing advice from Joey Ramone and Robert Mitcham. And we have a 45 race, where we put two copies of the same record on two different turn tables to see which one will finish first. This is not a competition, just an exhibition No wagering please.

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Sunday, August 25 on 91.3 WVUD.org at 7 PM

Tuesday, August 27 on Global Community Radio at 11 PM

"Adventures in time and space... told in future tense."

Dimension X was an NBC radio program broadcast, unsponsored, that ran from April 8, 1950 to September 29, 1951. And this week we set the radio back 60 years for their half-hour condensation of Ray Bradbury's "Martian Chronicles'' brought to you by Wheaties, the Breakfast of Chumps. Then it's all laffs from 1943 with The Eddie Canter Show as Ol' Banjo Eyes tries to talk sense with Burns & Allen and The Mad Russian

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Sunday, September 1 0n 91.3 WVUD.org at 7 PM

Tuesday, September 3 on Global Community Radio at 11 PM

"Keeping The Sabots"

It's a special Labor Day edition of Crazy College. It’s time we working stiffs get our due for keeping the economic wheels of our great nation turning and grinding. We'll here from the likes of Allan Sherman and Lonnie Donegan. David Seville and his Chipmunks do the old nine-to-five and Randy Newman partitions our government for some much need relief. "Shoes for Industry; Shoes for the Dead!" during the Crazy College Labor Day Special.

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Sunday, September 8 on 91.3 WVUD.org at 7 PM Tuesday, September 10 on Global Community Radio at 11 PM

"Jean Sheperd Remembered ? "

This week we recall Jean Shepherd, the last of the great American humorists. Most know him from the film “A Christmas Story, " but he pioneer the radio talk format, telling his long, rambling shaggy dog stories nightly on WOR in New York City for well over twenty years.

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Sunday, September 15 on 91.3 WVUD.org at 7 PM

Tuesday, September 17 on Global Community Radio at 11 PM

“Talk Like a Pirate Day”

This week we pig out pizza pie with Weird al Yankavick, Tom Paxton and Alfred E. Newman. We walk the plank with George Harrison, George Formby, Jr and Monty Python's Eric Idle. Then take dancing lessons with Quinn the Eskimo.

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Sunday, September 22 on 91.3 WVUD.org at 7 PM

Tuesday, September 24 on Global Community Radio at 11 PM

"High & Dry "

This week the drinks are on us -- and Sun Ra, Jimmy Liggens, and The Bonzo Dog Band. We'll hang out with homebodies Martin Mull and The Kinks, plus visit with Mr. Bill, Tom Lehrer, and Alan Sherman.

Also tonight:

Scratchy Grooves at 8PM on 91.3 WVUD.org

Stay tuned, as Pat Goodhope and I salute Weber & Fields with the folks at Archiophone Records. Pat highlights the start of Bing Crosby’s career and the classic music of the Acoustic Era.

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Sunday, September 29 on 91.3 WVUD.org at 7 PM

Tuesday, October 1 on Global Community Radio at 11 PM

" Chris White is Mad "

Chris White. He makes art. He likes old monster movies. And he has a lot of funny music. In this visit he devotes the whole hour to Mad Magazine.

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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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