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.

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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: 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: 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.