Thursday, June 25, 2009

Too Rolling Stoned

Wow! Just got the 4-DVD boxed set, "Rolling Stone - Cover to Cover: The First 40 Years," a searchable digital archive of every issue of Rolling Stone magazine from 1967 to 2007. Each page has been scanned from the original printed issues – even the ads! (Dig this Linda Eastman photo of Keith Moon - priceless!)
If you ever need a PDF of anything that ever appeared in RS (well, except for the last two years), hit me up here. Even if you can only recall one memorable phrase - Elton John saying he would "draw the line at goats," for example - the search feature will quickly find the original article (in this case, "Elton John: It's Lonely at the Top," Oct. 7, 1976). Pretty awesome!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

People Are Strange - or at least, "Weird"

Diggin' "Weird Al" Yankovic's brand new video "Craigslist" - an "homage to The Doors, featuring Ray Manzarek himself on keyboards." Who knew the world was clamoring for such a thing?

Monday, June 08, 2009

Deja'Vu All Over again, Again

Please forgive me if this seems self-absorbed but sometimes The Past sneaks up on you and blows smoke past your ear as it giggles....

One of the readers of KCAC Lives! knocked me over with an email the other day, telling me he is now working at CBS Radio (KOY) in Phoenix. He was clearing some storage and came across a job application I had filed at KOY on April 1st, 1969. Understand that was the FIRST job application I had filed in Phoenix, about 4 days after my arrival from Dallas, via San Fransisco.

Bill was "Little Willie Sunshine" at KRUX drawing huge ratings. Hank was at KOOL (I think) also doing news.

Later I joined Bill at KRUX for the summer and very nearly starved to death. I was about to return to San Fransisco and had dropped by the station to say goodbye when he told me about George Soderquist and KCAC..

Anyways, here is a scan of that old KOY job application courtesy of E.Schecter - who because of his appreciation of the past, quite likely will enjoy a wonderful future in radio..... and life as well.

♥ Ron

Scott Niccolson tells me he has a bunch of KDKB DJ music logs....