July 19 2006 at 19:22:02 Name: Dave Location: running from wild horses Comments: Ah, yes. Keith Richards and the Arkansas reckless driving
rap. I remember it well. It happened in the summer of 1975 in the town of
Fordyce, south of Little Rock. It all started ...
The Stones played Little Rock in 2005 near the 30th anniversary of the traffic
stop. Richards asked the crowd if anyone was from Fordyce; "I know the chief
of police there."
July 19 2006 at 17:38:44 Name: Webmaster Comments: I told you about this little movie in
GB 200 late last year. A fine individual with
the colorful handle of "psyclone666" has uploaded it to YouTube.
Now showing: an entertaining 10-minute training film made for convenience
store owners about underage alcohol sales, shot at KSU circa 1970,
"A Case for Beer".
July 19 2006 at 16:24:30 Name: Delmeaux de Gillette du Coffeyville Location: Peru, KS Comments: LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas (AP) -- The state of Arkansas is prepared
to pardon Keith Richards for being a reckless driver, 31 years later. The
state Parole Board on July 3 approved an application for clemency submitted
on behalf of Richards, the 62-year-old guitarist for the Rolling Stones,
by Gov. Mike Huckabee.
Delmeaux sez: When I read this, I darned near fell out of my tree.
July 19 2006 at 07:40:17 Name: Webmaster Comments: Here is a teaser for some pics to come from Margaret Janeese
Brixey Flanagan, then known as Margaret Brixey. She wrote in
GB 213 about working with Ernest Tubb, Leon
McAuliffe, Cal Smith and many other country stars, and her experiences on
the Horn Bros. show.
July 18 2006 at 12:28:21 Name: David Batterson Email:
davidbat(at)yahoo.com Location: "Rounding third and heading home." Comments: The song "Lipstick On That Pig" by Ex-Tulsans David Batterson
and Mark Giles is discussed in ADVERTISING
AGE magazine online.
The music video of "HOLLYWEED USA" by Batterson/Giles has debuted on
Note: This is not a free video site like YouTube, so be prepared to fork
over $1.99 if you want to view it.
July 18 2006 at 07:02:20 Name: Jim Ruddle Email:
email@example.com Location: Rye, NY Comments: Re John Hillis comment that a Mike Hammer pilot in the '50's
was deemed too violent for TV then. That should mean it would be about right
for Sesame Street, these days.
July 17 2006 at 19:53:53 Name: John Hillis Location: Behind the door with the frosted glass window, the shoulder
holster on the coat rack, and the bottle of Rye in the filing cabinet (under
"B", of course) Comments: Darren McGavin also did a turn as Mike Hammer during the
late 50's for a couple of seasons. I heard that Brian Keith did the pilot,
which was so violent that it couldn't be sold.
This was a decade or so before "The Night Stalker," a considerably better
use of McGavin's talents.
As was "The
Outsider". This link has more about the other two series as well.
July 17 2006 at 19:19:57 Name: Dana LeMoine Location: Twilight Zone Comments: I'm sitting here watching "Gimme the Mike [sp]" on KOTV,
and whenever they cut to the audience, I flash back to
"The Horn Brothers Show". I think it's the camera
There was more talent to be found on Ike's show.
July 17 2006 at 17:19:30 Name: Mike Bruchas Location: Sticky hot DeeCee Comments: Another cultural icon bites the dust.
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Mickey Spillane, the macho mystery writer who wowed millions
of readers with the shoot-'em-up sex and violence of gumshoe Mike Hammer,
died Monday. He was 88.
The late Steve Allen or someone like him did a parody of the tough PI called,
"Mickey Explain", many years ago. I think Spillane also tried playing his
character on TV. Stacy Keach still was the best MIKE HAMMER on any TV adaption
by my guess.
July 16 2006 at 22:42:01 Name: Webmaster Comments: Yet another Beef Baloney update,
this time from today's Tulsa World:
The story will be directly accessible from this link for about 30 days.
After that, you will have to search for it by title or subject in the World
July 16 2006 at 21:53:13 Name: Teresa Girdner Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org Location: Tahlequah, Okla. Comments: To Wirt Cain, I guess Mike Bruchas answered your question.
If U have any others, e-mail me!! Teresa :}
July 16 2006 at 19:36:44 Name: John Hillis Location: Collecting the empties from Case Night Comments:
Did Coney I-lander ever open a location in "lesser Tulsa?"
July 16 2006 at 13:39:36 Name: Webmaster Comments: TTM is "Link O' The Week" at
WRKO: The Big 68 Remembered. This
site celebrates the past of WRKO-Boston.
July 16 2006 at 03:39:20 Name: Bob Location: Hubcap Kingdom, Tulsa Comments:
Not sure if anyone would be interested, but Lifetime will be showing a movie
at 5 pm today called
"Not Like Everyone
This movie is based on a girl and her experience at Union High School here
The first and last stories in the
World Archives about the case (which was filed around Halloween 2000)
have these titles: (I can't link to them, but you can search for them through
the above link if you wish)
"Parents sue Union over alleged `witch hunt' of daughter"
"School suit appeal dropped"
I'm watching the show right now, and it seems to follow the general outline
of the story as reported. However, none of the houses in Union district are
as old as the one shown (which was in Shreveport), and Union is not a small-town
The Columbine shootings in April 1999 were followed by the apparent copycat
Ft. Gibson shootings in early December 1999 ("Four wounded in Fort Gibson
Brandi Blackbear was suspended shortly after Columbine, and again the
same month as Ft. Gibson.
There is some interesting, but conflicting commentary by several former
Union students at the
July 15 2006 at 09:18:55 Name: Alex Rivers Email:
email@example.com Location: Banks of Davis Creek, Odessa, Mo. Comments: I took my daughter and a friend of hers from Independence,
Mo. to the original (new location) Coney Island downtown last summer. We
also enjoyed the show from Orpha's. We witnessed a very obvious drug deal
go down and several shady types go in.
My mom would take me to the original every Saturday back in the fifties,
a coney was 25 cents and a Grapette was a nickel.
July 14 2006 at 22:10:11 Name: Dave Location: whither the diner Comments: A couple of days ago I asked if anyone knew what the story
was on the Metro Diner. The World reported that it would have to leave its
present location by September. But nothing was said about any plans to move
elsewhere that it apparently once had.
The answer appears on the
66 News blog. Briefly, it reports that although TU is fairly well
compensating the owner of the Diner's land, it is not being as generous with
the owner of the Diner business itself. (The Diner is a tenant on its site,
not a landowner.)
The blog quotes Jim Rowenhorst, the owner of the Diner business, as saying
that he has a site in mind for a new location, but TU's offer so far isn't
enough that would enable him to afford to open up elsewhere.
The article continues: "Rowenhorst said that people concerned about the Metro
Diner should write Kevan Buck, vice president for business and finance at
TU, and politely implore the university to make a more reasonable offer for
the restaurant and its relocation costs."
Read all about it on the link. These are dangerous days for the Diner.
July 14 2006 at 21:24:56 Name: John Hillis Location: 12 miles north of Paris (Va.) Comments:
Celebrating Bastille Day with a fine Chateau Docteur Pepper, vintage
Thursday. In 1992, I spoke at a conclave of French media moguls during the
mandatory (in France) August vacation, when the bigwigs decamp from Paris
to a rustic Grand-Lake-type park/lodge near the seashore of Bordeaux.
My speech would have gone better had the translator shown up. As it was,
we were able to avert the near-war casued by my bad Cajun-scarred French
and their half-baked Anglais. But oh, the wine! And since everyone was in
the cabins at the park, no driving worries. A serious dent into that year's
vintage was made by all.
I'm not much of a wine snob, but when they put on a nine-course appetizer
feast, each with its own vin, I became a believer.
July 14 2006 at 17:53:25 Name: Monsewer Bruchas Location: Vive la French Fry! Comments: So if it's "case night" and Bastille Day - would one be
buyin' vin ordinaire or Arksyaw wine to celebrate?
July 14 2006 at 17:05:36 Name: DolfanBob Email: MiamiPhin@yahoo.com Location: Broken Arrow Comments: Has anyone noticed how much the IBC FreeBee guy looks like
John Belushi? or is it just me?
July 14 2006 at 14:34:18 Name: Mike Bruchas Comments: Thank you all for condolences re the passing of my Mom,
Doris Bruchas at age 85 on Monday.
Pardon my babbling this week - it's a release for me right now. Mom had been
to Tulsa twice - once in '73 for my TU graduation and stayed at the then
posh downtown Holiday Inn - I think we ate at the Adams Hotel coffee shop
and at the HI. She and Dad were back '76 and stayed out by the famous BlackCat
fireworks joint when it was a Comfort Inn or something legit.
My bro met Mike Miller - whom he had seen while at Southwestern College via
cable on that trip. My Mom said, "...he seems like quite a nice young man!"...
July 14 2006 at 14:18:09 Name: Scott Linder Location: Hollywood-land Comments: Isn't it time for a Tulsa bar and restaurant page here on
July 14 2006 at 13:49:39 Name: Erick Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Location: Tulsa Comments: I used to work downtown up until about 3 years ago, and
walking past Orpha's at 1 o'clock on weekday afternoon was frightening enough,
I won't dream of going after the sun goes down.
July 14 2006 at 12:23:14 Name: David Bagsby Email: dcbatsunflower.com Location: Lawrence KS Comments: FYI: the Who will play Chicago on Sept. 25.
July 14 2006 at 01:46:51 Name: roy lee Email: email@example.com Location: Orpha's: waiting on the entertainment Comments: I've always been a fan of sleazy bars but I draw the line
at Orpha's. I used to go in there in the mornings years ago when I worked
late nights, and it was not the least bit entertaining. I wouldn't even call
it sleazy, just grim. Maybe it livened up in the evening.
OK, here's what I will do. I will go on a research trip to see what's going
on there now. I will report my findings in a few days. This should be fun.
Anyone brave enough to come along? I will buy the coneys afterward!
July 13 2006 at 21:46:28 Name: Dave Location: whitewashing the marble Comments: We discussed this a few years ago (Guestbook 139), but there's
an update in today's Tulsa World at about the
state of the Abundant Life building on Boulder Avenue. Front page publicity
Actually, not much news there -- the owner still can't find a buyer, no one
has used it for 20 years and some folks would like to see it renovated as
a landmark. I wish someone would at least take a few thousand gallons of
whitewash to clean up the exterior.
July 13 2006 at 20:57:08 Name: Mike Bruchas Comments: To Wirt Cain - in the pic -- Dick Larmy from TuffNut Casuals
clothes on the left and Teddy Bear Creekmore the fiddler on the right. This
must be a 1974-76 shot - guessing by Betty's "do". Welcome back - you are
still thought to be a Tulsey demi-pop culture icon!
July 13 2006 at 19:42:54 Name:
Wirt Cain Location: Cincinnati Comments: To Teresa Girdner: Who are those two goomers with Betty
and John Chick?
July 13 2006 at 18:46:43 Name: edwin Email: look up me number Location: why do you keep asking that? Comments: Old Lady and I went to that Diner a bit ago......PR died
first (hey, we must be good!) Food died as well! Only thing left is the
July 13 2006 at 16:34:42 Name: Webmaster Comments: Tulsa Webradio: Subterrania is back.
July 13 2006 at 11:59:40 Name: Dana LeMoine Location: Collecting pop bottles at two cents
apiece Comments: It's a good thing Cain's Ballroom isn't near T.U.
July 12 2006 at 20:21:19 Name: Dave Location: where's lunch? Comments: About Metro Diner closing -- will it move to a new location?
Several months ago I asked an employee that and he told me that the owner
had a place lined up nearby but couldn't tell where or any more about it
at that time. What's the scoop?
July 12 2006 at 15:42:39 Name: Teresa Girdner Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org Location: Tahlequah, Okla. Comments: Well I have had some progress in finding some people &
them finding me! I would still like to know if anyone has any John Chick
July 12 2006 at 13:38:18 Name: Mark Erdwin Location: Tulsa Comments: If you're planning to eat at the Metro Diner one more time
before it closes, don't wait too long. We heard from the employees last night
that their last day of business will be Friday, September 1st.
July 12 2006 at 13:24:49 Name: J. C. Beard Location:
Under the Rose Bowl Comments: According to the phone book, Tulsa has 6 Coney I-Lander
locations and 1 Ike's Chili House (East Admiral Place between Yale and Sheridan).
Jim's Coney Island and Never on Sunday Greek Food and Music is still at 19th
and Harvard; Claud's Hamburgers are still the best at 38th and South Peoria.
The Friends of The Golden Drumstick gather
regularly to mourn, as do Pennington's Partisans.
And don't forget the original Coney Island downtown
at the old Darby Lane Motor Hotel building, across from the previous C.I.
location adjacent to Orpha's Lounge, which provides good entertainment while
July 12 2006 at 12:58:35 Name: Scott Linder Location: Hollywood-land Comments: I was just chatting with a friend who works with the Food
Network. So how many Coney Islander and Ike's Chili locations are there in
Tulsa these days?
Thanks for the fun site and keep the baby boomer memories coming.
July 11 2006 at 23:41:40 Name: Tulsa Area Music Archives Email:
info@preservemusicdotorg Location: downtown Bixby Comments: Believe it or not, Leon Russell is still not in the Rock
and Roll Hall of Fame. We've started an online petition to begin the process
of trying to remedy this. Here's the link:
We would be very grateful if all of you Tulsans and ex-Tulsans would take
the time to sign it (tell your friends and family too!).
Rock on, Leon!
Founding Director, TAMA
July 11 2006 at 12:31:41 Name: Nala Comments: David, we may have another gig coming up on July 28th here
in T-town, I'll keep you posted. I'm headed to Dallas tomorrow to see the
July 10 2006 at 21:16:06 Name: John Hillis Location: Last row, bottom shelf, of the record library way in the
back of Studio B Comments:
And even before she was Darlene Edwards, Jo Stafford was the irrepressable
"Cindarella G. Stump," vocalist for the irresponsible Red Ingle's Natural
Seven. Biggest hit was the 1947 send-up of Perry Como's melodramatic "Temptation"
as the off-kilter and wonderful C&W "Timp-tay-shun."
Jo and husband-bandleader-arranger Paul Weston were pals of Capitol Records
founder and lyricist Johnny Mercer. Mercer, the Savannah boy who spent his
summers on Moon River, knew talent (and a good joke) when he saw it. One
of the reasons he formed Capitol in 1943, along with Paramount producer Buddy
de Sylva and record store owner Glenn Wallichs, was to provide work for musician
pals like Stafford, whose gigs had dwindled with wartime belt-tightening.
Weston was also a fine serious composer, whose Crescent City Suite (1957)
made him and Stafford regulars on the Gulf Coast.
Egad, am I old, to know this stuff.
July 10 2006 at 16:47:51 Name: Sherry (Fincher) Davis Email: email@example.com Location: Mannford, OK Comments: I just saw the picture of Edwin Fincher captioned Summer
of Love which would have been 1967. Said picture was NOT 1967 but 1969. (I
am his ex-wife and am standing at his side in that very picture.)
I recognize the bell of truth when I hear it ring.
July 10 2006 at 15:09:35 Name: David Bagsby Email: dcbatsunflower.com Location: Lawrence KS Comments: Rats! Missed the Alan Ransom band again. If they play the
Abbey Road set again, please let me know a week or so in advance if possible.
It sounds like a great set. Just got back from Chicago where Steely Dan put
on a stellar show with Michael McDonald...not to be confused with Ronald.
They play in St. Louis on Sept. 4. Certainly worth the trip.
July 09 2006 at 16:51:49 Name: NOSTALGIC Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Location: Tulsa Comments: What are the chances of starting a memory page for the EOI
network? Late night on 92.1FM it was a underground favorite and the first
*only?* real alternative music station in Tulsa.
Also many times beating out all other stations in ratings, it really has
become a part of Tulsa Memories. Would love to hear from others and see tribute
paid to those who dared to buck the corporate media in the 1990s.
I really think they deserve a place in the counter culture of this magnificent
Thank you very much!
To start it off, here's a Guestbook 186
item responded to by "Mother Theresa" of EOI, and a link to comments by Stacy
July 09 2006 at 12:56:46 Name: Lynn Norman Location: CheeseLand USA Comments: The sharp wit of Johnny Martin was always on display when
he paired and sometimes tripled tunes on his incredible program.
In my days at TU, it was sport to listen to Johnny and "crack the code" on
his song messages, e.g., "Don't Get Around Much Anymore" into "Take The 'A'
Train" into "Meet Me At No Particular Place", etc.
He was able to consistently create a program that worked on far more than
one level. The Johnny Martin Show was engaging,
entertaining, intimate. A cool hipster to be sure, he was just plain fun
to listen to. How else to explain why those of us attending Edison phoned
in our football scores not to KELi or
KAKC but to KRMG?
AND Johnny Martin made a big deal out of the finals: "Well, the Eagles won,
I can hear the celebration from here". Sure do miss that kind of radio.
July 08 2006 at 16:12:37 Name: Scott Linder Location: Hollywood-land Comments: Yes, it was fun to include a couple of Jonathan and Darlene
Edwards tunes in every medley. Jack Campbell would occasionally play a cut
on "Sleepwalker's Serenade"... no special
announcement... just another tune between, perhaps, George Shearing and The
Anita Kerr Singers. We always waited for a phone call from a listener who
got the joke, but none ever came...hmmmm...
By the way, all of the Jonathan and Darlene Edwards recordings are available
on CD from CorinthianRecords.com(the site includes an interview with the infamous duo...webmaster).
July 08 2006 at 12:46:31 Name: Gary Chew Comments: Ah, yes. The Jonathan and Darlene Edwards LP! Someone "borrowed"
it from my collection many years ago.
I miss it. It was a hoot, at a little gathering, to put that disc about 3
or 4 down on a stack of LPs to be dropped, in turn, on the old turntable
over a period of time. When the very talented Jo Stafford (voice) and her
lovely husband, Paul Weston (piano) began to perpetrate their musical humor,
one could quickly see who, among the invited guests, had the best musical
Another more contemporary singer of the 60s and 70s also had some problems
tuning-up, on occasion. That would have been Judy Collins.
When I worked at KRMG, the Program Director was a huge Elvis freak. No one
ever "heard" Elvis off-key then.
July 08 2006 at 10:08:47 Name: Scott Linder Location: Hollywood-land Comments: This vocal pitch discussion triggered a memory from my days
with "Holiday on Ice".
As I'm sure you know, ice shows used pre-recorded vocals with click-tracks
for sync with the live orchestra. During vocal sessions, we always pitched
the singers at A=442. This did not read "sharp" during performance, but the
slight elevation in pitch caused the vocal tracks to come forward and sit
on top of the mix, especially during thick orchestrations. It worked beautifully.
For those wishing to experience the true pain of off-pitch vocals I suggest
that you listen to those "Jonathan and Darlene Edwards" recordings that Jo
Stafford and Paul Weston did in the late '50s!!
July 08 2006 at 10:07:26 Name: Webmaster Comments: Archived GroupBlog 216:
Prompted by Steve Todoroff's memory of seeing Elvis here in Tulsa 30 years
ago, Frank Morrow made the provocative assertion that Elvis sang flat. We
saw a new Gailard Sartain political commercial.
Two unanswered queries: what were the ingredients for Ma Bell's nacho
sauce, and what happened to the old missile at LaFortune Park?
We saw Shakey's Pizza---in Tokyo. We saw a Casa Bonita map, menu and pic
(it is now open again as Casa Viva under the origianl Bonita management).
Two young Tulsa filmmakers talked about their latest projects. Pinball,
video games and dirtsurfing were discussed (and photo-illustrated).
My wife was discovered in a 1966 screen shot from the Mr. Zing and Tuffy