February 06 2007 at 15:13:10 Name: Jeff Topic: To Lee Woodward Comments: Mr. Woodward, your brother Morgan is a real talented
and awesome character actor. He is my favorite guest star on Gunsmoke, whoever
first came up with the idea of casting him in a role was a genius. He played
just about everything, good guys, bad guys, sidekicks in a couple, a meek
husband of a woman in another, but my favorite was when he played Matt Dillon's
I was watching the Gunsmoke episode "Lobo", a couple of days ago and was
amazed at how great of an actor he is. He should have been Emmy-nominated
for most of the episodes he did, but like all the older great character actors,
he is so natural that it doesn't seem like he's acting at all.
Anyway, I just wanted to mention it. Does he ever get to Tulsa at all?
February 05 2007 at 17:50:44 Name: Tom Topic: Jerk Joints Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org Comments: Someone mentioned Goodtime foosball hall. Thanks a lot.
Now I remember being too buzzed one night leaving there and backed my sister's
Pinto into a light pole.
Does anyone remember the name of the foos hall at 51st and Sheridan?
February 05 2007 at 09:02:50 Name: Lowell Burch Topic: Cleveland
Comments: Susan and I just got back from Lake Erie College in Ohio and,
as you may have seen on the news, it is pretty brisk up there right now.
The college took us to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and we were pleased
to see that one of the special exhibits was the Concert for Bangladesh. They
were showing the movie in one of the theaters. On the wall they had the photos
and bios of Harrison, Clapton, Starr, Preston, Shankar, and Leon Russell.
Of course, Tulsa was mentioned in Leon's bio.
The clerk in the museum gift shop asked my wife where she was from and what
brought her to Cleveland. She told him she was Tulsa and mentioned the fight
song contest. He said, "Wow, I just read about you guys in the paper about
ten minutes ago! I'm talking to a celebrity!"
I had to escort her out before she got started signing autographs.
You can read about Susan and Lowell's contest-winning fight song for Lake
Erie College in this
February 04 2007 at 18:49:00 Name: Rick Brashear Topic: Nine of Cups Email:
email@example.com Comments: Rod Dent said in Guestbook 45:
"In the early 70's, it was not uncommon to see J.J. Cale, Eric Clapton, Freddie
King, or once or twice George Harrison at one of the local clubs. Including
the Magician's Theatre, the Nine of Cups, The Jail, The Observatory, or the
Ranch out on the Beeline."
I was at a friend's house one night not three blocks from
The Nine of Cups. Another guy burst in and
said Eric Clapton was over there. We hauled butt, only to face a packed parking
lot and a line of people out to the street.
Obviously, we didn't get in, though we could hear the music because the door
was open for a bit. Clapton played with the house band and we went back to
listening to Firesign Theatre records. A day late and a dollar short.
February 03 2007 at 11:27:26 Name: Dwight Topic: Jerk Joints Comments: I'm sorry, but I don't recall a foosball hall by the
name of Keough's. Then again, Mitch Gray was able to recall through his post
purple microdot and orange sunshine days. The names of jerk joints I had
even forgotten such as Granny's basement at 21st & Memorial, Sandy's
at 21st & Hwy 169 and one he couldn't remember, the name of one at 41st
Other folks have written in about jerk joints located around the east side
of Tulsa I had long forgotten about. I'm shocked, having been raised in the
east side in the 21st & Garnett area. That I have let time take those
memories away. Or was it some of the other 70s
counterculture I so freely toke part of that toke those memories away?
Thanks, Joyce, for trying to refresh the memory of a long-haired kid with
a bad-ass push shot.
February 03 2007 at 11:09:45 Name: Webmaster Topic: Brushy brother
Comments: My brother Alan is extensively quoted in today's Tulsa World
of brothers", by Jason Ashley Wright. It's about a two-month beard-growing
contest that ended Thursday at the Circle Cinema.
February 03 2007 at 08:08:32 Name: Joyce Richardson Topic: Jerk Joints Comments: Dwight,
Could one of the places you are thinking of have been called Keough's? I
remember playing there, but can't recall exactly where it was located.
It looks like the boys down in OKC got a new NONzine out today
(www.NONzine.com). I have not one, not
two, but three articles in the latest issue; a review of CLERKS II, which
just came out on DVD, a review of the new violent Native American comic book
SCALPED, and my TIGER BEAT FROM HELL column on Clara Rockmore and the Theremin.
Let me know what you think. I'm up to my arms in Wanda Jackson stories; we're
hoping to have her autobiography out soon. I'll write more in the TTM blog
once I'm done.
February 02 2007 at 22:49:56 Name: Wilhelm Murg Topic: Light Bright Email:
Wilhelmurg at Yahoo dot com Comments: Yes, I was thinking of the earlier Lite Brite melody, I
don't remember the posted one at all.
So did anyone ask themselves if a terrorist (or "Tarist" as the president
says) were to plant bombs why would they choose the Mooninites as their logo?
Does anyone really think these people are into Islam and Adult Swim? I suspect
a suicide bomber would get more pointers out of JACKASS.
February 02 2007 at 19:57:57 Name: Mike Bruchas Topic: Kitty Roberts on the www Comments: Her brother Tom Roberts says that she has e-mail -
but I can't ever get her to respond. And Tulsa's "American Theatre Company"
- if one googles it - you find about a bazillion ATC's in America! My advice
- do a yellow pages search and call her at the ATC!
February 02 2007 at 19:54:30 Name: Mike Bruchas Topic: How times have changed... Comments: I knew that Texaco was severing ties for the weekly
Metropolitan Opera broadcasts. I did NOT know that it is now called The Toll
Brothers Metropolitan Operacast - but that's okay. It's still on the air!
Listening to "new" WETA-FM with the WGMS-donated music library here in ccccold
Is KWGS still carrying the Met on their classical franchise?
February 02 2007 at 18:23:33 Name: Dwight L. Fast Topic: Jerk Joints Email:
FishingFast@comcast.net Comments: Well I guess I stand corrected the Foosball hall behind
Cotton's was in fact the Mineshaft. Does anybody remember where the Zodiac
was located? Or the name of the one across the parking lot of Tiffany bowling
ally. I'm still also stumped about the name of the jerk joint that was on
the west side of Memorial just south of Admiral.
February 02 2007 at 15:48:36 Name: Toy Dept Timothy Topic: Tick Tock School and Lite Brite Email:
aa5drvr at the 'Hoo doc calm Comments: Does anyone remember a pre-school in Tulsa in maybe the
late50's-early 60s called Tick-Tock School? I was incarcerated there once.
For the life of me I dont know where it was.....maybe W. of Harvard about
28th or so?
Lite Brite - I remember a jingle probably late 60s that had a bit softer
melody, "Lite Brite, making things with light......"
February 02 2007 at 10:43:59 Name: Dave Topic: Time Capsule preparation Email: ... and you attach this to what? Comments: Chuck Adams' comment about putting an aircheck tape in the
time capsule led me to wonder if someone thought to throw in a a compatible
recorder on which to play it back. It's not like it's impossible today to
find a reel-to-reel for playback, but one would need hunt around. And if
it was for a 100-year time capsule, then Chuck's aircheck may be audible
only through the resources of a museum.
I was involved in a time capsule effort recently in which some folks wanted
to include a DVD with some video and some images of some current web sites.
Fortunately, someone had presence of mind to throw a laptop into the mix,
with AC cord and printed instructions on how to operate the whole thing.
That way the people 50 years from now won't be left staring at the DVD and
wondering what to do with it. As long as the electrical grid works the same
as now, the plan might work.
Might want to throw in full technical specs for DVD and the playback method,
just in case it's down there for 500 or more years (unless it's the
2500s of the new movie, "Idiocracy").
The email field for this GroupBlog is optional. If you want others to
be able to email you, I recommend altering your email address to foil spambots,
e.g., mike[at]tulsatvmemories[dot]com. I'm not collecting email addresses.
February 02 2007 at 03:23:46 Name: Wilhelm Murg Topic: Lite Brite Email:
Wilhelmurg at Yahoo dot com Comments: The
Brite song was one of my favorite TV commercial songs. Too bad it's only
29 notes long.
February 01 2007 at 23:55:08 Name: Susanna Conley - St Louis Topic: Living Arts Theater Comments: Left T-town back in the early 1970s. Trying to catch
up with friends who were part of the Living Arts Theater company. Mary Alice
Mark, daughter of KAKC owner Carl Mark, her boyfriend, John Martin (John
Randall) of KMOD, son of KRMG's Johnny Martin and Kitty Roberts, manager
of KMOD were involved in the Tulsa Living Arts Theater. Would appreciate
knowing their whereabouts.
LOVE your wonderful pages of memories.
February 01 2007 at 19:57:20 Name: John Hillis Topic: Singin' the Coyote Blues (When you sing, you grow
Comments: A chill, quiet Thursday night here along the Bleu Ridge, but
the promised snow has yet to materialize.
I thought of one more thing to put in the time capsule: some dolt to ask
what the phone number for Rideshy is. Perhaps then
he can ask the number for 911.
A fight song you won't hear this weekend at the Sooper Bowl is "Hail to the
Redskins." Bandleader Barnee Breeskin wrote it way back when and collected
the royalties (small but regular checks for performances) until his passing
about 10 or 12 years ago. It drove the successive owners of the team crazy
because it was one part of the merchandising they didn't own. Barnee enjoyed
this particularly well.
Hope the Lake Erie composers hang on to the ASCAP rights...
My alma mater's fight song was fairly simple: "Glory, glory to old Georgia
(repeat 3x), and to Hell with Georgia Tech." As Ignatius Reilly would put
it, a succinct world view. Georgia Tech's fight song had several verses,
perhaps owing to their more mathematical bent.
I'll be a listenin' on the innernet for John Wooley. Speaking of on the radio,
had the pleasure of hearing Mike Flynn's folk sampler last weekend driving
up the Shenandoah Valley last Saturday. Since we don't get Mike's show up
here, it was the first time I'd enjoyed his voice in decades. It was an unusually
warm January afternooon with a Tulsa-blue clear sky, and Mike and his musical
selections made it a pleasant drive indeed.
Shows like John's and Mike's and the stations that carry them deserve the
financial support of we who appreciate them, since they haven't totally succumbed
to ratings frenzy. Just a small plug.
February 01 2007 at 17:27:06 Name: Sonny Hollingshead Topic: UHF This Weekend!/Special "Swing On This" Email:
Sonnyho1955@yahoo.com Comments: KOKI FOX-23 (Cox Cable 5) will air Weird Al's
"UHF" this Saturday, February 3rd, from 4:00 p.m. until
With snow on the ground and no football, what better way to spend a winter
After "UHF", tune in to KWGS-FM 89.5
online) at 7 pm for John Wooley's Western Swing radio show "Swing On
This". He will feature the Western Swing tune "Coyote Blues", composer...Lewis
This was discovered by Michael Bates and discussed in
GB 228. I mentioned it to John, and he
dug up two different versions of Lewis' tune. Both Mikes get a dedication
February 01 2007 at 15:40:25 Name: Jim Ruddle Topic: Fight Song Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org Comments: Now we have the Lake Erie fight song related to Tulsa. Good
(The info about this contest-winning song written by Lowell and Susan
Burch has been added to a later item on this page where
you can hear it in MP3...webmaster)
An historical note: With the Super Bowl coming up on Sunday, you may hear
the Chicago team's fight song performed at some point. It's "Bear Down, Chicago
In 1941, the Bears won the NFL championship by whipping the Washington Redskins
by the monumental, and still unmatched score of 73-0.
George Halas, the founder and owner of the Bears decided that the team needed
a fight song to commemorate the occasion. He announced a contest for the
best tune. Lots of would be composers and probably a few tanked-up Bear fans
The winner was picked, by Halas, and it was written, he said by one Jerry
Downs. Too bad for all you others.
It turned out later that Jerry Downs was really a Tin-Pan Alley regular named
Al Hoffman who also wrote such memorable melodies as "If I Knew You Were
Coming I'd Have Baked a Cake," "Mairzy Doats." and "Bibbidi-bobbity-boo."
Halas had contracted with Hoffman to write the thing before the contest ever
began and, in truth, there never was a contest.
Nevertheless, come Sunday, I'll be singing "Bear Down, Chicago Bears" with
the best of them.
February 01 2007 at 13:32:07 Name: roy lee Topic: Makin' things with lite! Email:
email@example.com Comments: Remember the old commercials for the toy, "Lite Brite"?
I guess they didn't sell those in Boston.
January 31 2007 at 23:28:07 Name: Jack Stewart Topic: 1944 Central Hi Grad Barbara Jean Wilson Email:
mexlaw[at]stx[dot]rr[dot]com Comments: Hello. I'm Jack Stewart. Been away from Tulsa for about
40 years. Would love to be back.
I need help. I'm looking for Barbara Jean Wilson, Tulsa Central Hi grad in
1944. I recall she was a good friend of Joanne Inhofe, Jimmy Inhofe's big
If any one can give a lead on how to find her or if they know where she is,
please email me. Thanks ever so much.
January 31 2007 at 21:39:23 Name: Mike Bruchas Topic: Re Sonic for Bro Hillis Comments: Get thee Bro Hillis down US 29 - closest Sonic on N
and S ends of Lynchburg, VA.
I say A-Men to your time capsule edibles. Now if only Johnny Harden were
still alive and cookin'!
January 31 2007 at 20:14:07 Name: Chuck Adams Topic: All this talk about time capsules Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org Comments: Been away for awhile, so...did they open up the '57 time
capsule? (due to happen 6/15/2007...webmaster)
During my time at KRMG the station was involved in gathering goodies for
a time capsule, must have been in '67. An "aircheck" of my morning gig was
included. I believe it was on reel-to-reel, but maybe cassette.
GREAT artwork of Lee and King Lionel!
Hope y'all are stayin' warm, it was nine degrees at my home in Kentucky this
Love TTM! Chuck Adams
January 31 2007 at 19:59:14 Name: John Hillis Topic: Time Capsule Comments: First off, send the Sonic up here (though that'd kill
my new year's diet)--even if their coneys are a pale microwaved imitation
of the Coney I-lander, a No. 1 burger, a coney, tater tots and a limeade
would be a great addition to Our National Capital region.
Now, as to what gets preserved and buried...I'd say Granny Lion, but she's
pretty well preserved as is. (She'll be after me with her umbrella for that,
Perhaps a DVD player and a disc with what may be the most famous unplanned
30 seconds in Tulsa TV history--"King Kong Flu"
with Bill Pitcock. Lots more room on the DVD, so also include "Oil in Oklahoma",
all of Jack Frank's efforts, Bob Hower's book on the Tulsa race riots, a
"Ski the Tulsa Mountains" bumper sticker, Dwight
Twilley graffiti from the BA X-way, circa 1978, Henry Lile's Cessna and grass
strip at Harvey Young Airport.
And get Nelson Rogers, Jr. to contribute a chicken-fried
steak, so future generations will know what killed us and why we died very
January 31 2007 at 19:15:16 Name: Mike Bruchas Topic: For a new time capsule? Comments: I was given a "red neck panic button" for Xmas - has
a good ole boy barking at bad drivers when one presses the button. Available
at Spencer Gifts if they still have them in Tulsey. It might be good to put
in a time capsule.
Really we need classic newscast and commercial airchecks on DVD or BluRay
from each of the TV stations in town in there. Of course in 50 years - the
technology may not be there to play any DVDs back!
Betcha Oral and Paul Harvey (along with the late Dr. Gene Scott) will still
be seen and heard in 50 years! So no airchecks for them in there!
We saw Mike Judge's new movie on DVD this evening:
It's the story of an average Joe who finds himself stored in what is effectively
a time capsule, which is accidentally opened 500 years in the future. He
finds that he is the smartest human in the world. The world of 2505 is
disturbingly familiar and very funny.
When a studio tries to kill a movie by underpromoting it, that's the movie
to seek out.
Maybe we should shoot for 500 years with our time capsule, drop in some
January 31 2007 at 19:06:38 Name: Terri G. Topic: Time Capsule Contents Email:
email@example.com Comments: I'd add to the list a chunk 'o stone from whatever might
be left of Ma-Hu mansion; a Coney I-Lander coney in styrofoam; a gizzer-blinky
(in honor of G.Sartain); a lock of Leon's hair; something from Ike's; a Bell's
ticket stub; a comb, an ink pen, a bottle of Old Harper, a candy bar....
January 31 2007 at 19:03:02 Name: Mike Bruchas Topic: Best non-sufferer of fools in Texas Comments: I was saddened to hear that columnist/humorist Molly
Ivins died at 62 from cancer in TX.
January 31 2007 at 17:11:56 Name: Wyatt Topic: KMOD Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org Comments: I grew up near T-Town and starting in '74, there was NO
other rock and roll FM station to listen to for me except KMOD. If you were
lucky, you had a KMOD rainbow window sticker in the center of your back window.
The one on my '72 Mercury was:
KMOD Quadraphonic 97.5.
You could spot all of us stoners because the sticker would be all foggy lookin',
ha! Does anyone out there have one of those stickers laying around or even
a picture of one. I spent 30 years looking for another '72 Mercury and found
one last May. The only thing I need is the KMOD sticker to make it all a
"flashback to the 70s."
January 31 2007 at 16:33:18 Name: Steve Bagsby Topic: Time Capsule Comments: How about a Yugo? Contents should include some Quittin'
Time Beer, some stuff from Dollar General, and all sorts of those "Only $19.95"
gadgets you see advertised on TV.
January 31 2007 at 13:05:05 Name: Charles Stevens Topic: Time capsule
Comments: I agree with Dana that we need to do another car. In the car
I would be sure to put a set of the Jack Frank Tulsa historical videos AND
the recipe for TPS Bean Chowder!!!!
January 31 2007 at 11:51:37 Name: Dana LeMoine Topic: Time Capsule Email:
d4wdwatvalornet.com Comments: I vote that they should bury another car. But this time
make it a Corvette!
January 31 2007 at 11:45:04 Name: Erick Topic: Time Capsule Comments: What to put in a time capsule?
How about a flash drive containing everything on TTM?
And a six pack of Natural Light in the trunk, just for fun.
January 31 2007 at 10:26:34 Name: David Bagsby Topic: Time encapsulation Email:
dcbatsunflower.com Comments: Need to have a can of Wolf Brand Chili and a big 'ol steamin'
When the Plymouth comes out, maybe we could stick these items in and reseal
the time capsule for 2057.
January 31 2007 at 10:20:25 Name: James Dalphonse Topic: Al Clauser/Alvera Records Email:
email@example.com Comments: Whatever happened to the masters of Alvera Records?
Patty Goodman, Pat Swinney, Mike Pachecho, and others. I used to promote
for that label. I understand that Mr. Clauser passed away sometime ago, shortly
after his wife Vera did.
Does anyone know anything further about this label. If so, please e-mail
We'd like to hear about it here, too.
January 31 2007 at 10:09:43 Name: Jeff H Topic: 2007 Time Capsule Comments: I would put Henry Primeaux in the Time Capsule, dig
it up in fifty years and he would still be SELF PROMOTING!
Oh!, I hope this is politically correct?
January 31 2007 at 09:26:31 Name: Ken Harwood Topic: Time Capsule Contribution Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org Comments: What would I put in a time capsule?
A copy of the Constitution of the United States.
A fully functional Sonic restaurant (who'd miss the one selected for this
I may have to add a can of worms to the list.
January 31 2007 at 09:14:20 Name: Webmaster Topic: Previous GroupBlog summary Comments: Archived GroupBlog
The webmaster had just posed the question of what you would put in a 2007
Tulsa time capsule. Tulsa "jerk joints" (foosball parlors) were discussed.
We saw a royal portrait of King Lionel, drawn by one of the country's
top artists (Tom Loepp painted an official portrait of Chief Justice Rehnquist
The dismantling of Bell's Amusement Park continues; Phantasmagoria is
Tulsa new wave band The Insects (later known as Radio Milan) was seen
performing on KTUL's "Night Shift" in 1984 via Google video. Classical/jazz/old
time/public radio was discussed.
Sad news: Mark O'Connell of KRAV and KGCT-Channel 41 passed away.
We heard about a drunken speech given by Chill Wills at a past Roy Clark