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November 21, 2023... Hey, gang. Webmeister Jerry here with some exciting news. You probably remember Jack's reminiscing about the time he and Misty were on The Mike Douglas Show in the 70s from Miami Beach, and how they had a conversation with Jackie Gleason about spiritualism and other things? Well, the video of that segment has FINALLY surfaced on YouTube! (Of course, there's music, too!) Click the link below to see for yourselves: Enjoy! Oh, and Happy Thanksgiving, folks!
September 6, 2023... Well, hi again, folks. It's been too long since we've had a new column from our peerless leader, so let's remedy that situation right now. Here's Jack... IMAGE... The public attention span is short and you have to get attention with an interesting image. People correspond in Tweets of 150 characters or less. People channel surf hundreds of stations, and if they don't like the first minute or so, they flip to the next one. Only a small number of listeners will take in a one hour concerto. Three minute songs with hooks to grab their attention get the play. This is not new in show business. God may look underneath but busy people don't take the time, unless you catch their attention with something catchy on the surface. If they don't like the first impression, they're on to the next act. I've been in this line of endeavor for many years. I have studied it carefully, and have learned from the best. The facade is a real part of the entertainer's self. It's show biz know-how. Stage Craft. It is NOT a weakness, or something that needs to be overcome. For a professional entertainer or actor to present their best face to the audience is not a bad thing in any way. It's just a more entertaining side of our self. That's why God gave us sequins. Somebody told a famous entertainer to just be himself. He asked "Which self?" Some times, with good entertainers, the on-stage persona becomes the dominant side of the personality. Actors and entertainers work on and present facets of themselves that will catch the public eye and ear. That's a good thing. And there's the age discrimination... The older stars out there now made it when they were younger. There are few if any old faces on the Opry or on the CMA Awards anymore. Some stars keep getting face lifts. It's an attempt to stay in the game. You have to give them credit for trying. If Misty and I hadn't done things to make ourselves interesting on the surface, the public would have never noticed us, or gotten to know our more serious side. You don't sell the steak, you sell the sizzle. I'm sure God understands. Copyright September 5, 2023 by Jack Blanchard. All rights reserved. Reprinted by kind permission of the author.
July 23, 2023... Hi, folks, Jerry again. It's been too long since I've had anything musical to post from our peerless leader, so, howzabout this. I found it while searching through YouTube for an old country single that I'd heard in the 60s, and instead, I found this! It's an oldie from 1969 on the Stop label out of Nashville, by a singer who called himself "(Prof.) Terrell Jones", and it was written and produced by Jack! It's called "Old Orange County Jail" (Stop ST 361), and here it is: Enjoy! Oh, and special thanks to YT'er Trick Knee for posting it in the first place! Ain't technology grand?
January 18, 2023... Been a while since I posted anything from our peerless leader, so it's just about time to remedy that. And with that... here's Jack... THINGS I RARELY SAY... "Let me show you to the door." (I've never had a house big enough to lose the door.) "I'd like to purchase a chain saw and a ski mask." "Why, yes. I WOULD like the extended warranty!" "Would you like to see my portfolio?" "Can anyone here play the spoons?" "I'll be at the gym." "Yes, please. I WOULD like a knuckle sandwich." "I'm sure these motel sheets are clean." "I'd like to put on a few pounds." "I'd like to see something in an ascot." "Can you sell me a Pinto?" "Let's do lunch sometime." (I don't get up in time for lunch.) "Allow me to introduce myself." "The bridge is out. You'll have to stay the night. Bleah." "I don't like it. It's too quiet out there." "I'd like to purchase a smoking jacket." "I really miss Spiro Agnew." "This wine has a good nose." "Can you play a merengue?" "I'd like to buy a skateboard and a rap CD." And I hardly ever say: "You look lovely tonight." to a parking attendant. Jack Blanchard Copyright January 18, 2023 by Jack Blanchard. All rights reserved. Reprinted by kind permission of the author.
January 1st, 2023... Hi, friends. Your friendly neighborhood webmeister Jerry here. Just some thoughts before starting: As I do every year at this time, I've moved all the news from 2022 to its new spot on the Old News page here, so that's where that went. In the meantime, on behalf of assistant webmeister Lee, and Jack, I wish you a safe and Happy New Year. More to come... Jerry.
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