Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Untold Riches

Hi! There is now a "web" site about that kids' show that Barry B. and I used to make. "Click" here to go there. Now, I believe there are still a few "bugs" in the system. For example, I had to scroll down to the bottom of the page and "click" quite a few times on the word "Home" before I could see the home page. But be patient! Keep trying! It's worth it! You could spend hours examining this site. If you look carefully, you will find many connections to the "blog." Off the top of my head: If you "click" on the section labeled "RRKC" (which stands for "Rudy's Rockin' Kiddie Caravan," a CD we made), you can see a video of "Blog" Buddy Jon Host singing lead on the ABC song. Scroll down a little and you can see the Mekons singing a scary children's song they recorded especially for our show. Who's that gent in the background? Why, it's none other than our connection in Hubcap City. Scroll down a little more and you will see an appreciation that the renowned - lionized, even - social critic Greil Marcus wrote for the highly classy ArtForum magazine about Kelly Hogan's contribution to our show. Scroll down a little more than that to read about the fax we sent to Bruce Springsteen or the time I woke up Andy Garcia at 5 in the morning L.A. time. On another page, you can find out that Tim Lucas was a fan of the show - yes, the very same man who wrote the twelve pound book about Mario Bava. If you "click" on the "More Clips" "link," you might see cameos by Kent and Mark Osborne, or hear Mr. Ward doing the voice of George Washington, or see Caroline Young as the Evil Queen of Noise. If you can make the "Home" page work, and scroll ALL THE WAY down to the bottom, you can see the time that Jeff Goldblum and Will Smith appeared on our show, not entirely willingly! Keep "clicking"! "Click" and "click"! Almost any picture on the site will start moving and talking if you "click" - if you "click" and truly believe, that is. If you look carefully, you will see the things that got Barry and myself cancelled and fired! Favorite quotes from the "web" site and show - On music: "I don't want to hear any more talk about practicing! You know what happens to people who practice? They get really good at practicing!" (Are you paying attention, class?) And I like it when Gus Jordan, as marionette Jesse B., ad libs a line about his "double-jointed companion Tiberius." They don't make 'em like this anymore!