Thursday, March 30, 2006
This photo of General Marc Time was taken last month by Sargeant Peter Herley when both of us declared WAR on the other boring commercial Eugene radio stations.We painted the call letters of station KEZL, KGUN and KDOZ on rockets and launched them, successfully crippling our enemy.
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Have I lost my audience? I know that a lot of my listeners prefer my free form shows rather than my specials.
My special shows are a way for me to get stuff out of my system. Lately it has been Female Vocalists. But this sunday and thru the month of April I promise you that I will get back to my previous crazy spontaneous format.
Let's Have Fun!!!!!!!!!!!!
Friday, March 24, 2006
"The Sunday Morning Hangover" features part five of Women's History Month, "A Tale of Two Julees," exploring the music of Julie London and Julee Cruise, 8am, KWVA 88.1 FM Listen to this broadcast HERE
Julie London, (born Julie Peck) was one of the top female vocalists during the 1950's and early '60's, her most famous recording being Cry Me A River, released in 1955. She was born on September 26, 1926 in Santa Rosa, California, to Jack and Josephine Peck, a song and dance team in vaudeville and radio. In 1929, the family moved to San Bernardino, where Julie's parents had a radio show, on which she occasionally appeared. In 1941, they moved to Los Angeles, where Julie left school and went to work as an elevator operator in a department store. She began singing during this time with the Matty Malnech Orchestra. In Los Angeles, she met Jack Webb, then in the Marine Corps, and Sue Carol, an actor/agent and wife of Alan Ladd. Carol obtained a screen test for Julie, which started her on a movie career. Julie's roles during the first few years were bit parts. She soon reached star status by playing leading roles in such movies as A Question Of Adultery, Task Force, and The Fat Man. In 1947 she married Webb, who was just breaking into dramatic acting on radio. With marriage, she temporarily gave up her movie career to become a full-time wife and mother, and they had two daughters, Stacy and Lisa. In November, 1953, London and Webb divorced, and she received custody of the children. With the breakup of her marriage, Julie entered a brief period during which, she has said, she had a lack of self confidence. In 1954 this changed when she met Bobby Troup, a jazz musician and songwriter. Under his guidance she began a serious singing career in 1955. Her first singing engagement was the 881 Club in Los Angeles. In 1955 she cut her first album, Julie is Her Name. Included on this LP was her most successful hit: Cry Me A River. Over three million copies of the album and single were sold. The single remained on Billboard charts for 13 weeks, and the LP for 20. Julie was voted one of the top female vocalists of 1955, 1956, and 1957. On New Year's Eve, 1959, she became Mrs. Bobby Troup.
Julie's vocal style has been described as being sultry, sexy, "come-hither", intimate, breathy, warm, smoky, haunting, husky, sullen, sad, suggestive and seductive. She self-described her voice in a LIFE magazine article in 1957, as "It's only a thimbleful of a voice, and I have to use it close to the microphone. But it is a kind of oversmoked voice, and it automatically sounds intimate." The majority of her album covers were graced by sultry, yet sophisticated pictures of Julie - the cover of her first album, Julie Is Her Name being, at the time, thought of as so sexy that it was described as "...generating enough voltage to light up a theater marquee". The album Calendar Girl is graced with 12 "cheesecake" photos of Miss London - one for each month of the year, with an additional large photo for the "thirteenth" month on the inside of the foldout cover.
At the same time as her singing career took off, Julie's movie career was also "resurrected". In 1956 she starred as an alchoholic singer in the film "The Great Man". From there, she went on to star, or co-star in more movies for United Artists and MGM, including: Man Of The West (lobby card photo), Voice In The Mirror, The Wonderful Country, The George Raft Story, and The Third Voice. (see Filmography). During the film Voice In The Mirror, Julie became a songwriter, composing the title song for the movie. She has also appeared on numerous television shows as both actress and singer (which I am still trying to compile). In 1971, she began playing one of her best-known roles as Nurse Dixie McCall on the TV Show Emergency, (which also featured Bobby Troup, as Dr. Joe Early). After Emergency, Julie did one last film: Survival On Charter #220 before retiring from show business.
During the late 50's and into the 60's, Julie did some international tours in such locales as Brazil and Japan. While in Japan, she recorded a Japanese-only television program with Bobby Troup and his band, which has been preserved, and with enough hunting, can still be found on video tape. Julie essentially quit recording when the Liberty label folded in 1968. Her last recording was in 1981, for the movie Sharky's Machine, in which she performed My Funny Valentine for the soundtrack.Julie London died Oct. 18, 2000
As a recording artist, Julee Cruise originally joined up with film director David Lynch and composer Angelo Badalamenti for her widely acclaimed debut album on Warner Bros. Records, Floating Into The Night, which hit the Billboard charts in 1990. The music was prominently integrated into Lynch's ground breaking TV series Twin Peaks, in which Julee had a recurring role. Eventually the Peaks soundtrack became the largest selling TV soundtrack in history and enjoyed worldwide success, as did Julee's album and hit single "Falling," the show's arresting and ethereal theme song. Julee followed up with a concert tour, including her debut at London's legendary Palladium, and a controversial musical guest appearance on Saturday Night Live (she stepped in when Sinead O'Conner refused to appear with host Andrew Dice Clay). Julee first collaborated with Lynch/Badalamenti for the song "Mysteries Of Love" in the notorious Lynch movie classic Blue Velvet. The three also produced an original full length performance video Industrial Symphony #1, a memorable extravaganza filmed live on the main opera stage at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (Julee performed the piece almost entirely airborne) as part of the Next Wave Festival. Julee appeared in the movie Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me and on the soundtrack, and sang the movie's theme song "Questions in a World Of Blue" under a full moon on a beach in the French Riviera for the film's premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in 1992. Badalamenti also featured her voice at the opening ceremonies of the 1992 Summer Olympic Games in Barcelona. Along with U2, REM, k.d. lang and others, her singing was heard in the Wim Wenders movie Until The End Of The World, doing a cover of the old Elvis tune "Summer Kisses, Winter Tears," which was subsequently used as the music behind a Kim Bassinger lingerie commercial that aired only in Europe and the Far East. Julee Cruise holds a degree in French Horn from Drake University and performed with several orchestras before getting her break in acting. Among her stage credits are House Of Blue Leaves, A Little Night Music, Beehive, Little Shop Of Horrors, Cabaret, Pump Bovs and Dinettes, and the award-winning sci-fi Shakespearean spoof Return To The Forbidden Planet. Her voice can be found on radio and TV commercials if you listen closely. While starring in Planet in New York she was seen by Fred Schneider, the unmistakable lead singer for -the B-52s. Along with Fellow B's guitarist Keith Strickland, vocalist Kate Pierson and keyboardist Pat Irwin, Fred was searching for a singer to replace founding member Cindy Wilson on an upcoming tour. Julee subsequently joined the band for a 1 992-93 tour through North and South America and Europe, including a featured performance at Bill Clinton's inauguration. "I loved working with Kate, Fred, Keith and the band," Julee says. "The B's are real special. It's the most fun I ever had on stage. I hope to do it again someday." Julee also points out that while Twin Peaks was a relatively short-term phenomena in the U.S., it kept hitting the top of the TV ratings around the world. "It was like a domino effect. I was doing press for years. Long after Peaks died in the U.S., I'd get these hysterical calls from journalists in Pago-Pago demanding to know who killed Laura Palmer. Or I'd get transatlantic calls at four in the morning from radio guys who'd introduce themselves as 'the Howard Stern of Oslo.' God, it went on and on." And, of course, wherever the show peaked, the music went with it and so, quite often, did Julee. "I ended up touring Japan, New Zealand and Australia. The Japanese are still obsessed with Laura Palmer."
Thursday, March 16, 2006
"The Sunday Morning Hangover" features part four of Rev. Marc Time's Women's History Month showcase, with the music of Astrud Gilberto and Stina Nordenstam, 8am, KWVA 88.1 FM.
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Jody Boncek Chittem
CHITTEM Jody Boncek Chittem, age 49, beloved wife of Matthew Chittem of Stratford, passed away at Bridgeport Hospital on Tuesday, March 14, 2006. Daughter of Joseph Boncek of Branford, and Irene "Sunny" Balogach Boncek of Milford, she was born on May 28, 1956 and was a resident of Milford for many years before moving to Stratford. She was a graduate of Milford High School. Mrs. Chittem was the owner and operator of the Sun Wheel Health Food Store in Monroe. She was a voracious reader who lived to travel and enjoyed singing karaoke. Besides her husband and parents, she leaves her two sons, Thomas and Patrick McLoughlin of Stratford; a brother Joel Boncek and his wife, Andrea; her maternal grandmother, Loretta Hoyt; a niece, Lauren Boncek; and a nephew, Joseph Boncek, all of Milford. Also survived by her aunt and godmother, Loretta Moretti of Roxbury; her first husband, Frank McLoughlin of Stratford; several aunts, uncles and cousins; as well as her beloved cats, Reggie and Prescious. A funeral service will be held on Friday, March 17 at 10:30 a.m. in the Cody-White Funeral Home 107 Broad St. On the Green, Milford, followed by burial in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Trumbull. Friends may call on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. Contribution in her memory may be made to the Education Fund for Patrick McLoughlin C/O The Milford Bank, 33 Broad St., Milford
Jody was a very important person in my life. When we met she changed me in ways too numerous to mention. I wouldn't have the time or space here to recount our teenage adventures together. Her energy and spirit will always remain in my heart. This is a huge tragedy not just because of the loss of a young vivacious woman, or the loss of a wife , mother and daughter,but really the passing of
someone who mattered so much to those that knew her , however briefly.
You were a big part of my life Jody and I hope someday that we can meet somewhere and capture again all the fun times we had.
My deepest sympathy to the Chittem and Boncek families.
Today is the wake .Tomorrow the funeral. I wish I could be there.
Monday, March 13, 2006
Los Angeles Times WASHINGTON -- President Bush expressed disappointment, sadness and shock Saturday over the arrest of his former domestic-policy adviser, Claude Allen, who resigned in February citing a need to spend more time with his family.
Allen, 45, was arrested Thursday in suburban Maryland for stealing from Target and other stores in an alleged scheme that lasted months and netted him more than $5,000 in goods that ranged from a Bose home-theater system to $2.50 trinkets, police said.
"If the allegations are true, something went wrong in Claude Allen's life, and that is really sad," Bush said Saturday at the White House.
Bush twice nominated Allen to a federal appeals court seat.Allen was released on his own recognizance. He faces two charges for his alleged thefts and ongoing scheme, both of which carry maximum penalties of a $25,000 fine and 15 years in prison. His lawyer did not return calls for comment.
According to the Montgomery County police, the manager of a Target store saw Allen strolling the aisles on Jan. 2 with an empty Target bag in his shopping cart. The manager watched as Allen selected items, placed them in the Target bag, then went to guest services and presented a receipt to receive a refund for those items. After receiving the refund, he left the store without paying for other merchandise and was stopped by an employee. A subsequent investigation showed that Allen fraudulently had returned over $5,000 worth of goods at Target and local department stores over the past year.
Saturday, March 11, 2006
March 12 at 8 AM,"The Sunday Morning Hangover" features part three of Rev. Marc Time's Women's History Month tribute, showcasing the music of The Ronettes, The Crystals,the Chiffons, The Shangri-Las and The Shirelles, 8am, KWVA 88.1 FM.
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Tuesday, March 07, 2006
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From The Official Dionne Warwick Site:
Dionne Warwick began singing during her childhood years in East Orange, New Jersey, initially in church. Occasionally she sang as a soloist and fill-in voice for the renowned Drinkard Singers, a group comprised of her mother Lee along with her aunts and uncles. During her teens, Dionne and sister Dee Dee started their own gospel group, The Gospelaires. It was while visiting the Drinkard Singers at the famed Apollo Theater in Harlem that Dionne was asked to sing backup during a session for saxophonist Sam "The Man" Taylor.
While attending The Hartt College Of Music in Hartford, Connecticut, Dionne began making trips to do regular session work in New York. She sang behind many of the biggest starts of the 1960's including Dinah Washington, Brook Benton, Chuck Jackson, and Solomon Burke to name a few. Once Burt Bacharach, composer, arranger, and producer heard her singing during a session for The Drifters, he asked her to sing on demos of songs he was writing with new partner Hal David. In 1962, Bacharach & David presented one such demo to Scepter Records. The label President, Florence Greenberg, did not want the song; she did, however, want the voice and Dionne began a hit-filled, twelve-year, association with the New York label.
In all, Dionne, Burt, and Hal racked up thirty hit singles, and close to twenty best-selling albums, during their first decade together. Songs like "Do You Know The Way To San Jose," "Message To Michael," "This Girl's In Love With You," "I'll Never Fall In Love Again," and "Reach Out For Me," established Dionne Warwick as a consummate artist and performer. Known as the artist who "bridged the gap," Dionne's soulful blend of pop, gospel and R&B music transcended race, culture, and musical boundaries.
Dionne Warwick received her first Grammy Award in 1968 (for the classic "Do You Know The Way to San Jose?"), and in so doing became the first African-American solo female artist of her generation to win the prestigious award for Best Contemporary Female Vocal Performance. This award has only been awarded to one other female African-American legend, Ella Fitzgerald.
In 1970, Dionne received her second Grammy Award for the best-selling album "I'll Never Fall In Love Again".
-Dionne Warwick became the first African-American female recording artist to rack up a dozen consecutive Top 100 hit singles from 1963 to 1966.
-In 1968 she became the first African-American female performer to appear before the Queen of England at a Royal Command Performance. Since then, Dionne has performed before numerous kings, queens, presidents, and heads of state.
-Her recordings of songs like "A House Is Not A home," "Alfie," "(Theme From) The Valley Of The Dolls," and "The April Fools" made Dionne Warwick a pioneer as one of the first female artists to popularize classic movie themes.
-In 1968 Dionne made her own film debut in the movie "Slaves". This marked the first time, since Lena Horne, that a contemporary African-American female recording artist achieved such a goal.
Thursday, March 02, 2006
This month the Hangover honors Women in Pop Music. The first show airs this sunday on KWVA and covers the tragic sweet and bittersweet life of French-Pop 60's diva Claudine Longet, and how she got away with murder.Sunday at 8 AM on KWVA-FM.
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Sunday March 12
"The Sunday Morning Hangover" features Part 3 of Women's History month by showcasing the music of the Ronettes, the Crystals,the Chiffons, the Shangrilas and the Shirelles. Hosted by Rev. Marc Time
8am, KWVA 88.1 FM