Saturday, October 04, 2008

Nuts...The Final Frontier

I have been a fan of Star Trek for most of my life. From the original series to the soon to be released movie to way too many pieces of fan merchandise to cartoons and conventions I have been there or bought some of it. I thought I had seen it all until I saw this.

Yes it's the Captain Kirk nutcracker! It is to come out soon and you can get it at William What's next? A phaser that shoots out dessert toppings?

Satrday Morning Cartoons: Superboy and The Revolt of Robotville

It's Saturday and time for the Saturday morning Cartoons with Superboy.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Own the Rights to the Theme Song of the Monkees

Chris, a person who made a comment on Let's Rap With Cap!, has his own blog site called Pop Culture in the Pumpkin Patch. While I was looking there I found this little gem. Here is what Chris had to say..."I heard an interesting pitch on talk radio today. It was from a music memorabilia vendor about a new venture where fans will have the opportunity to bid on shared rights for some of the most popular (and not so popular) songs. The first auction includes: The Monkees "Theme song", Garth Brook's "Friends In Low Places" and even "The Theme From Days of Our Lives". Evidently, the winning bidder will share in the royalties from a song. Each time a song is legally downloaded, placed in a commercial or remade for a new movie, the co-owner will receive a percentage of the earnings. Sounds like most of the auctions will be out of the average Joe's range, but it would be cool to make a buck every time the Monkees walk down the street. Take a look at what's available at
If I had the money I would place a bid. The auction starts in a few days on October 4th.
The above photo is from Cloud 9XBlue Monkees Photo Gallery.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

This Day In Music History: Jimmie Rodgers and Honeycomb

Jimmie Rodgers credits his Mother, a piano teacher, for giving him a love for music. However, his career in show business started when he was a solider station in Seoul, Korea. He bought a used guitar and learned to play it. He starting winning talent contest while he was in the Air Force. When he came back to the states he was hired to play at Nashville's Unique Club. At that club Jimmie heard another musician preform "Honeycomb." Jimmie re-arranged the song to fit his style on the song that would become the #1 hit on the charts on this day in music history on September 30,1957.
Sometime later, while he was preforming at the Fort Cafe in Vancouver, Washington, the singer Chuck Miller saw Jimmie preform. He told Jimmie he should fly to New York and audition for the TV show Aathur Godfrey's Talent Scouts and for Roulette Records. Miller was so impressed he even paid Jimmie's air fare. Jimmie won on the TV show and played "Honeycomb" as his audition for Roulette Records.
Not long after he got him Jimmie got a telegram asking him to come back to New York to sign a contract with Roulette Records. After he signed with them Jimmie had a string of hits for the label. He was given his own TV variety show in 1959. Later he starred in the movie "The LIttle Shepherd of Kingdom Come."
In 1967 he left Roulette for A&M. He was also cast in a new movie. Jimmie only released one album for his new label and never got to be in the movie.
IN December of 1967 Jimmie was pulled over by an off duty police officer. Two uniform police officers came to assist. A few hours later Jimmie's musical conductor, Ed Samuels, found him unconscious in his car. He had to have three operations on his brain and a steel plate was put in his skull. He sued the city for $11 million dollars.
It took a long time for him to recover but Jimmie returned to show business in 1969 when he preformed at a concert at L.A.'s Cocoanut Grove.