Adventures of an Analog Man in the Digital Universe, with a little help from my friends and relations.
Thursday, November 30, 2006
Wizzard (Roy Wood) - See My Baby Jive
Sunday, November 19, 2006
5 neat guys
1983 - Roll N Roaster
I don't think we did this before ?A-Allentown-Billy Joel
B-Brooklyn Owes The Charmer-Steely Dan
C-Sweet Home Chicago-Robert Johnson
D-Taking It To Detroit-Good Rats
H-Say Goodbye To Hollywood-Billy Joel
J-Jackson ( I'm Going To )-Johnny, June Carter Cash
L-I Love LA-Randy Newman
M-Miami 2017-Billy Joel
N-New York State Of Mind-Billy Joel
P-Philadelphia Freedom-Elton John
S-Are You Going To San Francisco?-Scott McKenzie
T-Tulsa Time-Eric Clapton
W-Washington Bullets-The Clash
I agree. Here is my list:
1. I Used To Be A Brooklyn Dodger (But I'm Not A Hitter Anymore)-Dion
2. Tallahassee Lassie-Freddy Cannon
3. Chattanooga Choo-Choo-Glenn Miller (Lori)
4. Shuffle Off To Buffalo -Ruby Keeler and Dick Powell (Lori)
5. Chicago-Frank Sinatra
6. New York, New York- Frank Sinatra
7. San Diego Serenade-Tom Waits
8. Glace Bay Blues-Guess Who
9. Runnin' Back to Saskatoon-Guess Who
10.Get Out Of Denver-Bob Seger
11.Please Come To Boston-Dave Loggins(Lori)
12.Wichita Lineman-Glen Campbell(Lori)
13.By The Time I Get To Phoenix-Glen Campbell
14.Meet Me In St. Louis-Judy Garland(Lori)
15.San Francisco Fan-Cab Callaway
16.Statesboro Blues-Blind Willie McTell
17.Birmingham Blues-Electric Light Orchestra
19.Detroit Rock City-Kiss
20.Hot 'lanta-Allman Brothers
How about continents:
America: Simon and Garfunkel
Only in America: from West Side Story, also by Jay and the Americans
The Heat of the Moment: Asia
Down Under: Men at Work
Radio Free Europe: R.E.M.
Antarctica: Al Stewart
Yes, I know the first two songs are really about the United States, but, eh, the titles say America, so I'll let them stand for both North and South America.
O - City of New Orleans
V- Vahevala - Loggins & Messina
haven't read the other responses and at the risk of redundancy here's mine:
WOODSTOCK- JONI MITCHELL
LUKENBACH TEXAS- WAYLON JENNINGS
ATLANTA- LITTLE FEAT
MENDOCINO-SIR DOUGLAS QUARTET
SEATTLE- PUBLIC IMAGE LTD.
Sunday, November 12, 2006
Louis Armstrong All Stars 1954
Friday, November 03, 2006
Grasshopper, Grasshopper, if you see a box, you pick it up and then determine it's Service Level and Bill Type.
Thursday, November 02, 2006
It All Started in Pittsburgh...
At 6:00pm, on Tuesday, November 2, 1920, a few men in a shack changed the course of history. Four pioneers, announcer Leo Rosenberg, engineer William Thomas, telephone line operator John Frazier and standby R.S. McClelland, made their way to a makeshift studio - - actually a shack atop the Westinghouse "K" Building in East Pittsburgh - - flipped a switch and began reporting election returns in the Harding vs. Cox Presidential race. At that moment, KDKA became the pioneer broadcasting station of the world.
The events that led to KDKA Radio date back before 1920. Dr. Frank Conrad, Assistant Chief Engineer of Pittsburgh's Westinghouse Electric Company, first became interested in radio in 1912. In order to settle a $5.00 bet with a co-worker on the accuracy of his $12.00 watch, Conrad built a small receiver to hear time signals from the Naval Observatory in Arlington, VA. (Conrad won the bet).
Fascinated with this new hobby, Conrad turned next to construction of a transmitter, which he housed on the second floor of his garage in Wilkinsburg. The first official record of this station, licensed 8XK, appears in the August 1, 1916 edition of the Radio Service Bulletin. The Bulletin was a monthly publication by the Bureau of Navigation of the U.S. Department of Commerce, the radio licensing agency of that day. Station 8XK was the forerunner of KDKA Radio.
For several years, Conrad operated experimental broadcasts from 8XK in his garage. Meanwhile, Conrad's boss, Westinghouse Vice President H.P. Davis, saw a newspaper ad stating that Horne's department store was selling, in its basement, radio receivers that could pick up music Frank Conrad was playing several nights a week. Davis had the concept that radio wasn't intended as a private means of communication, but was instead a marvelous medium that could bring all the benefits of mass, instantaneous communication into homes all over the nation.
Conrad began to get deluged with mail from amazed listeners who asked for more broadcasts, more of the music and information he was sending over the airwaves. So, Conrad announced that he would broadcast records for two hours a day on Wednesday and Saturday evenings. When he ran out of his own records, the Hamilton Music Store in Wilkinsburg became the first radio advertiser, by supplying records for airplay, in exchange for on-air promotion.
Westinghouse saw an opportunity and began manufacturing and selling amateur wireless sets so more people could tune in the broadcasts. Westinghouse also submitted a radio station license application in mid-October, 1920 - - and with election night a little more than two weeks away - - targeted the drama of the race results as the official debut of radio.
So, Why KDKA? Many people ask if our call letters "stand for" anything. The simple answer is: no. KDKA's license - - the first radio license ever - - was issued October 27, 1920. The call letters "KDKA" were assigned from a roster maintained to provide identification for ships and marine shore stations, these being the only regular radio services then in operation under formal license by the Federal Government. When it came time to finalize the license, "KDKA" was simply the next set of call letters on the list: 1-Radio Radio-Elvis Costello 2-On the Radio-Cheap Trick 3-Mohammed's Radio-Warren Zevon 4-Video Killed The Radio Star-The Buggles 5-Border Radio-The Blasters Bravo! Part of our Collective Childhood, part of our Collective World! My Five:1. Hello Mr. Radio - Electric Light Orchestra 2. On Your Radio - Joe Jackson 3. Radio Ga-Ga - Queen4. You Turn Me On I'm A Radio - Joni Mitchell 5. Around The Dial - Kinks Donny