PODCAST: Goodnight Mrs. Calabash- Alan Woods

This has been a very interesting experiment for me. When I started I had not done a podcast in a few months and it took a while to learn to get things done quicker and learn from my mistakes. I can now podcast and research for a podcast a little faster.

Thanks for all who listened during National Podcast Post Month.

Tonight I tie in the death of Alan Woods a writer for many comedians and TV shows like Lassie and Superman.

Listen to podcast here:

PODCAST: Happy Together Songwriter- Alan Gordon

Day number twenty-eight of National Podcast month finds songwriter Alan Gordon, who, with Gary Bonner, wrote “Happy Together,” a #1 hit for The Turtles in 1967 has taken his Final Taxi.

Listen to the Podcast: http://memberdata.wildvoice.com/RonNasty/media/Final_Taxi_Day28_alan_gordon.mp3

PODCAST: Thanksgiving At Alice’s Restaurant

Every Thanksgiving for years my brothers and I would listen to Arlo Guthrie’s comically exaggerated Thanksgiving Day adventure of Alice’s Restaurant. One year I took a trek to go find this legendary piece of my childhood.

Listen to Thanksgiving podcast-

PODCAST: Who Remembers Nick Drake?

Final Taxi LogoNick Drake was an English singer-songwriter and musician best known for his acoustic, autumnal songs. His primary instrument was the guitar, though he was also proficient at piano, clarinet, and saxophone. Although he failed to find a wide audience during his lifetime, Drake’s work has grown steadily in stature, to the extent that he now ranks among the most influential English singer-songwriters of the last 50 years. He took his Final Taxi 34 years ago Nov 25, 1974.

Listen to his story – http://memberdata.wildvoice.com/RonNasty/media/Final_Taxi_Day25_nick_drake.mp3

PODCAST: Rear Window & Peyton Place Writer – John Michael Hayes

Screenwriter John Michael Hayes, nominated for an Academy Awards for the classic Alfred Hitchcock film “Rear Window” and for “Peyton Place,”has taken his Final Taxi

Listen to the podcast here: http://memberdata.wildvoice.com/RonNasty/media/Final_Taxi_Day24_hayes.mp3

PODCAST: Marx Brothers writer – Irving Brecher

Irving Brecher, who who took his Final Taxi at 94, was a Hollywood scriptwriter who wrote screenplays for two Marx Brothers films and the Judy Garland musical Meet Me in St Louis .

Listen: http://memberdata.wildvoice.com/RonNasty/media/Final_Taxi_Day23_Irving_Brecher.mp3

PODCAST: Album Cover Artist – Guy Peellaert

Guy Peellaert, whose work includes album covers for the Rolling Stones and David Bowie and posters for
films such as “Taxi Driver,” has taken his own Final Taxi.

Example of Guy’s work:

Some of Peellaert's work

PODCAST: Sci-Fi Movie and TV Composer Irving Gertz

Irving Gertz, composer for dozens of sci-fi movies and TV has taken his Final Taxi at 93.

Gertz contributed music to more than 200 films including “It Came From Outer Space,” “The Monolith
Monsters,” “The Alligator People,” “The Creature Walks Among Us” and “The Incredible Shrinking Man.”

He also penned music for TV, including scores for “Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea,” “The Invaders,” & “Land of the Giants.”

Listen to podcast: http://memberdata.wildvoice.com/RonNasty/media/Final_Taxi_Day18_Irving_Gertz.mp3

PODCAST: Paula Goodspeed- An American Idol Tragedy

Paula Goodspeed who auditioned on American Idol in January 2006 has been found dead outside the
home of judge Paula Abdul The 30-year-old is believed to have killed herself by taking a drugs overdose and reportedly had a history of mental illness.

Millions of viewers saw Cowell mock Goodspeed’s teeth brace, telling her: “I don’t think any artist on earth could sing with that much metal in your mouth… that’s like a bridge.” After the girl left the audition room, Cowell joked: “How did she get through the metal detector? It must have gone crazy.”

We must stop this kind of hate. Talk about her music and that she can’t sing but not about how she looks or a defect.

Tell us Simon what is next? Making fun of people in wheelchairs?

Listen to podcast ; http://memberdata.wildvoice.com/RonNasty/media/Final_Taxi_Day16_American_idol_Goodspeed.mp3

PODCAST: Motorcycle Mama Pays Tribute To Husband

This Final Taxi story tells about a loving wife who pays tribute to her husband in an unusual way.
Listen to the tale of Sandy Berken-Ottery of Muskego who asked her bodyshop man if he could incorporate her late husband’s cremated ashes into the new paint job of their 1990 Harley-Davidson Softail.

Give it a listen: http://memberdata.wildvoice.com/RonNasty/media/Final_Taxi_Day15_motorcycle_tribute.mp3