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TOP 16 Bandcamp Tracks

TOP 16 Bandcamp Tracks

Apple iTunes keeps track of how many times you play a song. If you’re like me, you think it’s an incredible value to buy a track for a dollar or so from Bandcamp and listen to it 100 or more times. Here are my top Bandcamp tracks (the listens are as of 22 December 2020):

1. “Crystal Clear” by Chris Kackley. 394 listens.

https://chriskackley.bandcamp.com/track/crystal-clear

2. “The Rainbow Connection” by BroniKony. 379 listens.

https://bronikoni.bandcamp.com/track/rainbow-connection-russian-cover

3. “Tyler Versus the Tsunami” by The Putz. 292 listens.

https://theputz.bandcamp.com/track/tyler-vs-the-tsunami-2

4. “Swedish Fish” by Bombón. 289 listens.

https://bombon.bandcamp.com/track/swedish-fish

5. “Fox on the Run” by Jenny Dee and the Deelinquents. 249 listens.

https://jennydee.bandcamp.com/track/fox-on-the-run

6.  “Long Song of the Law” by Burger Big (USA). 214 listens.

https://burgerbig.bandcamp.com/releases

7. “Surf Instrumental,” by Rick Lawndale. 180 listens.

https://ricklawndale.bandcamp.com/track/surf-instrumental

8. “I Don’t Wanna” by For I Am. 179 listens.

https://beardedpunk.bandcamp.com/track/i-dont-wanna

9. “Spit Hood” by Betrayers. 172 listens.

https://thebetrayers.bandcamp.com/track/spit-hood

10. “Anywhere the Wind Blows,” by Big Eagle. 151 listens.

https://bigeagle.bandcamp.com/track/anywhere-the-wind-blows

11. “Ride of the Surfers Ride,” by Underwater Bosses. 148 listens.

https://underwaterbosses.bandcamp.com/track/ride-of-the-surfers-ride

12. “That Moon was Low,” by Jenny Dee and the Deelinquents. 129 listens.

https://jennydee.bandcamp.com/track/that-moon-was-low-2

13. “Vegemite Meatballs” by Big Burger (Australia). 125 listens.

https://bigburger.bandcamp.com/track/vegemite-meatballs

14. “He’s Got the Power,” by Jenny Dee and the Deelinquents. 104 listens.

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15. “Blast Off!” by the Putz. 102 listens.

https://theputz.bandcamp.com/track/blast-off

16. “More Fun to Beat ’em,” by Jenny Dee and the Deelinquents. 101 listens.

https://jennydee.bandcamp.com/track/more-fun-to-beat-em

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Angel Messages October 15 2021 — Annette Rochelle Aben

Your DAILY MESSAGE from Angels

YOU have ALWAYS BEEN AN INFLUENCER!

We love you

In a positive way, Angels!!!

Angel Messages October 15 2021 — Annette Rochelle Aben

“There’s a lot of truth here. What we do does influence other people; unfortunately, sometimes negatively.” — David Bruce

David Bruce: The Funniest People in Television and Radio: 250 Anecdotes — Children

Children

• In the early days of television, TV sets were dangerous — it took 42,000 volts of electricity to operate them. When Wayne Halverson, a childhood friend of author Gary Paulsen, turned 12, he licked the end of his finger then brought it close to the ventilation panel of his family’s TV. An arc of electricity grabbed him, threw him against a wall, and knocked him unconscious for several minutes. Later, Wayne discovered that the incident had given him a superpower similar to those of comic-book characters — Wayne was the first in his group of young male buddies to be able to talk to girls.

• Art Linkletter became famous in large part because of his interviews of children on his various TV programs. He would chat with the children a few minutes before they went on the air in order to find out who would be a good interview subject. Occasionally, a child would be so hyperactive that Mr. Linkletter would be forced to calm the child down by being “stern” with the child — for example, Mr. Linkletter would sometimes tell a hyperactive child to be on his best behavior because the President of the United States would be watching the show.

• R.L. Stine worked as a writer on the TV series Eureeka’s Castle, which featured many puppets, including a large puppet of a dragon that took as many as three people to operate. The people behind the TV series received a letter from the mother of a young girl who wanted to visit the set, and they invited the mother and the young girl to visit. Unfortunately, when the young girl arrived, she looked around the set and then started crying — she was disappointed because she had thought that the characters of Eureeka’s Castle were real.

• As young children with cerebral palsy, which affected their muscle control, comedian Geri Jewell and her best friend, Christine Kellogg, enjoyed watching the children’s TV show Engineer Bill. Among other educational games, Engineer Bill taught children to drink all their milk by use of a game called “Red Light, Green Light.” When he said “Green Light,” the children were supposed to drink their milk, but when he said “Red Light,” the children were supposed to stop. Because of their cerebral palsy, Geri and Christine spilled more milk than they drank.

• Madeleine L’Engle, author of A Wrinkle in Time, and her husband, Hugh Franklin, a professional actor who played Dr. Charles Tyler on the TV soap opera All My Children, decided to move back to New York City after years of living in the country. They explained to their three children that cities were much different from the country, and that they could take only one of their seven cats and only one of their three dogs with them. Their youngest child opened his eyes wide and asked, “And only one child?”

• When she was a little girl, comedian Carol Burnett pretended that she had an identical twin sister named Karen, and she tried to convince the neighbors that Karen really existed. Therefore, Carol would go home to her apartment, change clothes quickly, leave using the fire escape, then reappear in the front door of the apartment house as Karen. Eventually, Carol grew exhausted trying to be two people, so Karen left on an extended vacation from which she never returned.

• Tex Avery created the personality of Bugs Bunny and directed many cartoons starring the character, as well as some Kool-Aid TV commercials featuring Bugs. When some little kids found out that he had some cels and drawings of Bugs Bunny in his car, he gave them to the kids. Soon after, a little girl asked him for more. He replied, “I gave you a whole batch of them!” She said, “But my brother takes them to school and sells them for fifty cents apiece!”

• TV’s Mister Rogers once attended a children’s program at an outreach facility. Because he did not want his celebrity to detract from the attention that ought to be given to the children, he and his wife sneaked into the auditorium. However, the children knew that he would be attending, and they wanted to see where he was sitting, so during the program, one of the children yelled, “Where you at, Mister Rogers? Where you at?”

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Music Recommendation: Los Winston Lobo

BRUCE’S RECOMMENDATION OF BANDCAMP MUSIC

Music: “Montecarlo race”

Album: LET’S GO!!

Artist: Los Winston Lobo

Artist Location: Community of Madrid, Spain

Info:

Rock’n’Roll Steve, a fan, wrote, “Everything here is good, lots of it is great so it was hard to pick a favorite. Anyway, this comp has something for everyone — it would be a bargain at twice the price. Favorite track: ‘Muleface.’”

“Los Winston Lobo is an instrumental rock & roll band with their own songs and versions. Influenced by instrumental surf music, Blues, Swing, Jazz, Rockabilly and movie soundtracks. His influences, to mention a few, are mainly in groups from the sixties such as Dick Dale or The Ventures but also some more modern from other decades such as Los Straitjackets and Los Coronas. Music as disparate as that of Benny Goodman, Brian Setzer, Ennio Morricone or Link Wray inspire the themes and repertoires of Los Winston Lobo.

“The group lives the revival of surf and rock and roll music of the sixties for the premiere in 1994 of the film PUKP FICTION, due to this and because of the charisma of the character in the film played by Harvey Keitel, they decide to call the group Los Winston Lobo. The live shows stand out for their impeccable sound and for the rich repertoire of versions of classic surf and sixties rock and roll, movie soundtracks and TV series.” — Los Winston Lobo YouTube website

Price: €3 (EURO) for 70-track album

Genre: Psychobilly. Various.

Links:

LET’S GO!!

https://letsgo.bandcamp.com/album/lets-go

Los Winston Lobo on YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/user/loswinstonlobo

David Bruce: The Funniest People in Television and Radio: 250 Anecdotes — Cartoons, Censorship, Children

Cartoons

• Bill Hanna and Joe Barbera worked together on many Tom and Jerry cartoons, as well as cartoons starring the characters The Flintstones, The Jetsons, Huckleberry Hound, Yogi Bear, and Scoobie-Doo. Both were capable of causing mischief. When they were youngsters, Bill and Norma, his sister, cracked every window in the family’s barn. Of course, they had a good reason: They liked the patterns the cracked windows made. As a cartoonist working on Tom and Jerry, Joe once drilled a hole in a wall, then he inserted a soda straw into the hole. When the cartoonist who worked in the office next door sat down, Joe filled his mouth with water, then used the straw to spray the back of the cartoonist’s head with water. This is the artistic sensibility and the sense of humor that resulted in the Tom and Jerry cartoons winning seven Academy Awards. Nowadays, of course, the Tom and Jerry cartoons are shown on television.

• Leon Schlesinger was cartoon director Tex Avery’s boss, and he was a very hard man to get money from. However, he loved to gamble, so when Mr. Avery wanted a $25 raise, Mr. Schlesinger proposed that they draw cards to see who got the highest-value playing card. If Mr. Schlesinger won, Mr. Avery would get no raise. If Mr. Avery won, then he would get a $50 raise. Fortunately for Mr. Avery, he won — jack to eight.

Censorship

• Tommy Smothers realized that his 1960s TV variety show The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour was controversial, and he knew that it was only a matter of time before the censors would start making very strong “requests” to tone down the satire — especially the political satire. He had a decision to make: either fight to keep the satire or be bought off and lose the satire. He could fight the censors, or he could continue to live the easy life of a major television celebrity with lots of money, lots of cars, and lots of houses. He made his decision. He sold off cars and houses to reduce the kind of expenses that make courage difficult, fought the censors, and eventually his show was cancelled despite its coveted high ratings among younger people with lots of disposable income. Of course, by that time Mr. Smothers had made being fired affordable.

• In the early days of radio, producers avoided controversy; however, feminist Olga Petrova got her point across anyway. Before Ms. Petrova’s program of singing, the station manager asked what she planned to say on the air. She replied, “Just a few nursery stories like ‘The Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe.’” There’s nothing controversial about nursery stories, is there? Wrong. On the air, Ms. Petrova said, “There was an old woman who lived in a shoe. She had so many children because she didn’t know what to do.” Before the station manager realized the satiric meaning of what she had said, it had already been broadcast.

Children

• Tori Spelling’s father was Aaron Spelling, a spectacularly successful and wealthy TV magnate. Because of her family connection, Tori co-starred in Beverly Hills, 90210. Growing up in such a wealthy family led to experiences that were much different from those of lower- and middle-class kids, although for Tori they were the only experiences she knew. For example, she got a nose job as a teenager, and her mother reserved one room out of a 123-room mansion for the sole purpose of wrapping presents. In addition, when Tori was very young, her father trucked in several tons of snow so that she could enjoy a white Christmas in Los Angeles.

• Lucille Ball was born in Celoron (a suburb of Jamestown), New York, on August 6, 1911. When she was almost four, her father died, and the family was taken under the wing of her mother’s father, “Grandpa” Fred Hunt. A few months after her father’s death, Lucy wore a harness that was tied to a trolley on a clothesline so she could run around in the yard but couldn’t run next door to visit some kids who had measles. Her mother overheard Lucy talking to the milkman: “Oh, mister, somehow I happened to get caught in this silly old clothesline. Do you think you could get me loose?”

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Music Recommendation: Twinnie — “Better When I’m Drunk (Reimagined)”

BRUCE’S RECOMMENDATION OF BANDCAMP MUSIC

Music: “Better When I’m Drunk (Reimagined)”

EP: HOLLYWOOD GYPSY (REIMAGINED)

Artist: TWINNIE

Artist Location: UK

Info:

“Hear five tracks off the HOLLYWOOD GYPSY album as you’ve never heard them before with this completely reimagined EP that creates a dynamic new sound for the country-pop songs featured on the original LP.”

Above: The Original (Not Reimagined) Version

Price: £3.99 (GBP) for five-track EP; tracks cannot be purchased separately

Genre: Alternative Country

Links:

HOLLYWOOD GYPSY (REIMAGINED)

https://twinnieofficial.bandcamp.com/album/hollywood-gypsy-reimagined

Twinnie on Bandcamp

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Twinnie on YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCv3bc__yCAlImUHdrsm3qRQ

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David Bruce: The Funniest People in Television and Radio: 250 Anecdotes — Auditions, Autographs, Bathrooms

Auditions

• David Hasselhoff starred in Baywatch, which was a huge international hit. Earlier, he had struggled as an actor, and so he was kind to struggling actors. Often, after a first scene in an audition he knew that he could not use a particular actor in the TV series, but he would allow the actor to do a second scene anyway. Why? He says he did this “because I knew they’d practiced, because I knew how much it hurt me when I got rejected when I first started.”

• Early in her career, Lucille Ball wanted to be a showgirl. During one audition, producers lined the women up in a line, then walked down the line, looking the women over. Lucy knew that some of the other women were better endowed than she, so she stuffed her bodice with toilet paper. Unfortunately, some of the toilet paper was sticking out of her bodice — this did get Lucy noticed!

Autographs

• Diana Rigg, who played the very sexy Mrs. Emma Peel on The Avengers, once declined to sign an autograph for a fan by saying, “I’m sorry, but it’s illegal to sign autographs in the street.” (It’s not, of course.) It was Ms. Rigg’s mother who answered fan mail from overeager youths by writing, “My daughter is much too old for you and what you need is a good run around the block.”

• A woman was a little too much obsessed with soap opera Another World star Paul Michael Valley. Once Mr. Valley fell and hit his head on a fireplace mantle on the set. He was put on a stretcher to be rushed to the hospital when a woman handed him a pen and asked for his autograph, saying, “I know this is a bad time ….”

Bathrooms

• An English lady — Miss Jean Marsh, actress (star of Upstairs, Downstairs) — was given a crash course in American euphemisms before coming to New York City for the first time. Her mentors told her that in American polite society, one does not use the word “toilet.” Instead, one uses such phrases and words as “ladies room,” “powder room,” “restroom,” and “lounge.” She arrived at a television studio in New York City, where a man was to give her a tour. But first he asked her, “Before I take you on a tour of the studio, would you like to use the facilities?” Miss Marsh replied, “Oh, no, I’m not mechanical at all — I’d be afraid to touch anything!”

• When Robert L. Mott was working for the Captain Kangaroo Show live on TV, his sound effects room was located next to the building’s only women’s restroom. The flushes from this bathroom were very loud, and Mr. Mott understandably did not want the sound of the flushes to be heard on the children’s program; therefore, before each show started, he put an “Out of Order” sign on the door of the restroom. One show, he had just turned on the microphone for a sound effect on the show, when a woman screeched, “OUT OF ORDER! OH, F**K!”

• When Tracey Ullman was 13 years old, she heard a knock on the door. When she answered it, she discovered a woman, who asked to use the bathroom. Tracey led the woman to the bathroom, which turned out to be a mistake because the woman was a bag lady who locked the door, then proceeded to take a shower, wash her hair, and shave her legs. Finally, Tracey’s stepfather picked the lock and was able to get her out of their home.

• In the 1960s, Ethel Winant was the head of casting for CBS, and as head of casting, she was a powerful woman at a time when few powerful women existed in television. In fact, no women’s restroom was close to her office. Whenever she needed to make use of a restroom, she went to the men’s restroom — and left her high heels outside the door so her male co-workers would know not to enter.

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Music Recommendation: Vancleef — “Rio Hondo”

BRUCE’S RECOMMENDATION OF BANDCAMP MUSIC

Music: “Rio Hondo”

EP: THE WICKED WAYS OF THE WORLD

Artist: Vancleef

Artist Location: Finland

Info: ‘le colt cantarono la morte…’ … (the colt sang death…)

“Unmastered version (for the best results, turn up the speaker volume)”

“Mastering is the final stage of audio production—the process of putting the finishing touches on a song by enhancing the overall sound, creating consistency across the album, and preparing it for distribution.” — isotope

https://www.izotope.com/en/learn/what-is-mastering.html

Price: Name Your Price (Includes FREE) for six-track EP

Genre: Spaghetti Western

Links:

THE WICKED WAYS OF THE WORLD

https://vancleefspagu.bandcamp.com/album/the-wicked-ways-of-the-west

Vancleef on Bandcamp

https://vancleefspagu.bandcamp.com

Vancleef on YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEeS3ThnK_ESyL3gbAiuNpg

Open-Mic Night at Ohio University’s Front Room: 15 October 2021

Bruce Dalzell, Emcee

October 15 is Bruce’s birthday. Happy birthday, Bruce.

Tim Pfaff
Dan Canterbury
Rylee Bapst
Bernhard Debatin
David Bruce
Bruce Dalzell

David Bruce’s Spoken Word, More or Less

1) Here’s some good news:

Embarrassment plus time often equals comedy. Often, an incident that horribly embarrasses us at the time and makes us cringe when we remember it becomes a funny story that we tell our grandkids and grand-nephews and grand-nieces.

I remember something that happened over 55 years ago when I was a kid. At the time, you could buy shorts that changed color when exposed to heat. 

You could be in the shade under a tree and then get out into the sun and the shorts would grow hotter and change color, especially the part that was directly exposed to the sun.

You could also put your hand on your thigh briefly, and when you took away your hand, you could see your handprint on your thigh.

I remember that a girl was wearing those shorts during a math class when she went to the chalkboard to solve a math problem. She was facing the chalkboard, working the problem, and her back was to the class.

No one heard anything, but everyone noticed when she farted.

That poor girl.

2) I just told a story about her, so I ought to tell a story about me.

I was in a crowd of people, and I suddenly got gassy. I knew that I wouldn’t get to a private place to fart in time, but I thought: I’ve got this. Music is playing, I know this song, and there’s a loud section. If I time the fart just right, no one will hear me. So the drums come in loudly, the singer begins to scream, and I fart.

Everyone looks at me and laughs.

And that’s when I remember I’m wearing ear buds.

3) Halloween is coming up, and I’ve been thinking about scary stories, like this one:

A woman goes into a coffee shop and a man there tries to pick her up.

She does not want to be picked up, but the man is persistent.

The woman buys two hotdogs and two Cokes.

She goes to a table  and puts down one hotdog and one Coke on each side of the table.

She sits down.

The man sits down opposite her.

She pushes her hotdog and her Coke toward him, and then she gets up and leaves.

The man has a decision to make: Does he get up and follow the woman, or does he stay and eat?

The man stays and eats.

Please, someone make a video of this and put it up on YouTube.

Sam, Bernhard Debatin’s son, is in Velvet Green.

David Bruce: The Funniest People in Television and Radio: 250 Anecdotes — Animals, Auditions

Animals

• Columbus, Ohio, radio deejay Bob Simpson once asked listeners for silly pet names. One caller had a friend who had named his cat “Stir Fry.” Why? “It’s a threat.” By the way, Channel 4 (Columbus, Ohio) News once gave a quiz to help determine if you are a hypochondriac. After giving the quiz, the news co-anchor, Colleen Marshall, said, “If you think you are a hypochondriac, you should see a doctor.”

• When Patrick Macnee shared an apartment with fellow actor Dennis Price, he ran into a problem. Mr. Price kept a flock of chickens in the bathroom. One advantage was that the roommates always had fresh eggs for breakfast, although there were also some obvious disadvantages. When Mr. Macnee remonstrated with Mr. Price about the chickens, Mr. Price asked, “Can you lay eggs?”

• Comedian Wally Cox (TV’s Mr. Peepers) was a bird expert. At his farm in Connecticut, birds even flew to him and rested on his hands and arms. One of his friends wanted very much to do this. She learned the proper birdcalls, but the birds wouldn’t come to her the way they came to Wally. Finally, the woman put on Wally’s hat and coat — seconds later, she was covered with birds.

• During World War II, Spike Milligan and some fellow soldiers were shipped to Algiers. On the voyage, the soldiers became trigger-happy, frequently firing anti-aircraft guns at seagulls. Eventually, the ship’s Captain told them, “Gentlemen, all seagulls in this area are unarmed. Can we refrain from shooting at them?”

• Ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev once watched a nature show during which a sheep carcass was thrown into the Everglades, where frenzied alligators immediately devoured it. Mr. Nureyev recognized the scene: “Ah, Paris Opéra.”

• Jack Webb, star of Dragnet, took steps not to be overwhelmed by success. To remind himself to be humble, he kept a photograph of his Hollywood Walk of Fame star — on which a dog had left a stinky memento.

Auditions

• In the early days of television, when most shows were live, many local stations featured homegrown talent, which meant that TV directors such as Paul Ritts were “treated” to a variety show weekly as they tried to find a few people with actual talent to put on the air. Of course, actual talent was frequently absent (many of the TV people working during the auditions turned off their earphones until after the auditions were over), although some performers tried to make up for it with deviousness. Often, these performers would find an excuse to speak to the person auditioning talent after the audition was over; that way, they could make a plug for themselves. One day, a pretty dancer who was much more talented at being pretty than she was at dancing stopped by Mr. Ritts’ office to explain that she had “mistakenly” written her old address instead of her new address on a form she had filled out. Mr. Ritts got the form out so he could make the correction, and the pretty dancer sat down and crossed her legs. Since she was still wearing her dance costume — which was both scanty and flimsy and only sort of covered by a scanty and flimsy outer garment, the crossing of her legs was an event of interest to almost any man and more than a few women. One of those women happened to be Mr. Ritts’ wife, who walked into his office, looked at the dancer’s legs, remarked that dresses were definitely getting shorter, and then paid a visit to her husband’s boss. Shortly afterward, Mr. Ritts received a note from his boss informing him that due to his many other duties someone else would henceforward audition talent.

• Pop star and actress Brandy attended the Hollywood High Performing Arts Center, where she studied acting and singing. She thought that her drama teacher would recommend her for auditions, but that didn’t happen. One day, Brandy asked her drama teacher, “Why aren’t you sending me out on calls?” The teacher replied, “Because you’re not drop-dead gorgeous.” The criticism didn’t stop Brandy, who starred as Cinderella on television. By the way, one person who had faith in Brandy’s talents from the beginning was Brandy’s mother, who, after giving birth to Brandy, told her physician, “You just birthed a star.”

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