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

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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

PODCAST: From Reggae To Ska To James Bond- Byron Lee

Final Taxi LogoByron Lee, one of the towering figures in Jamaican Reggae music in the last 50 years, took the Final Taxi at 73.
Lee’s music was beloved throughout the Caribbean and around the world. His long-running band, the Dragonaires became one of the most sought after hotel bands on the tourist-centric north coast of Jamaica. After having a few ska hits in Jamaica and the UK, they appeared in the James Bond film Dr. No in 1962.

Listen to podcast: http://memberdata.wildvoice.com/RonNasty/media/Final_Taxi_Day12_Byron_Lee.mp3

PODCAST: Remembering Chuck Connors

Today the Final Taxi remembers Chuck Connors who took his Final Taxi November 10, 1992. Chuck was an American actor and a professional basketball and baseball player, best known for his starring role in the 1960’s ABC hit western series The Rifleman.

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http://memberdata.wildvoice.com/RonNasty/media/Final_Taxi_Day-10_Chuck_Connors.mp3

PODCAST: Frank Zappa’s Drummer – Jimmy Carl Black

Jimmy Carl Black, drummer and vocalist of Frank Zappa’s The Mothers of Invention, has taken his Final Taxi at age 70.

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http://memberdata.wildvoice.com/RonNasty/media/Final_Taxi_Day-9_Black.mp3

PODCAST: Memories for National Lampoon Writer – Michael O’Donoghue

Michael O’Donoghue took his Final Taxi on November 8, 1994. He was a writer and performer and known for his dark and destructive style of comedy and humor, was a major contributor to National Lampoon magazine, and was the first head writer of the highly influential television program Saturday Night Live.
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http://memberdata.wildvoice.com/RonNasty/media/Final_Taxi_Day8_ODonoghue.mp3