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Joey Ahlbum's Blog

Ike Turner: 1931 - 2007

December 19th, 2007

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There was a lot of great Ike Turner music on WFMU last weekend. Both as a performer and producer and even a replay of an interview with DJ Rex. I got to hear it because my friend Richard (AKA: the Cel King) made me a tape, but you can hear it by going to WFMU’s archive.
Joey Ahlbum

Coffee With Alan Katz!

December 10th, 2007

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It was my good fortune to have coffee with Alan Katz last week. Alan is the brilliant mind behind the Silly Dilly book series that includes “Take Me Out of the Bathtub”. He also wrote the workbook “Stinky Thinking” and hosts a radio version of his game “That’s Right, That’s Wrong” on XM radio on Fridays from 6 to 7 PM EST.
Joey Ahlbum

Big Bug Surprise!

December 5th, 2007

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Here’s a promo for my friend Julia Gran’s children’s book “Big Bug Surprise!” Julia is a very talented illustrator and children’s book author. Her book would make a great stocking stuffer, if you have a big square stocking.
Joey Ahlbum

Tales From the Archives Part 2

November 21st, 2007

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Here’s the original Story Board for my Dino ID produced by the original Fred/Alan. If you look closely, you can just make out Tom Pomposello’s note: “no cuts; continuous camera moves” under the first panel.
You can see this spot in Channel Frederator’s episode # 107.

Joey Ahlbum

The Gross Brothers Return Again

November 16th, 2007

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The Gross Brothers are back in school trying to solve their most difficult mystery… Girls! Monty can’t understand why his stomach gets butterflies every time Paula Lobianco walks by his table during lunch time. And Nick is trying to figure out why he sliced into his hand with a scalpel during frog dissection just because he got paired with that know-it-all Suzy Lee during biology.
Joey Ahlbum

Hank Thompson: 1925 - 2007

November 13th, 2007

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Another country music legend has joined the last round up. Hank Thompson died at the age of 82. In his lifetime he sold 60 million records. His early hit “The Wild Side of Life” helped kick start the career of Kitty Wells when her answer song “It Wasn’t God Who Made Honkey Tonk Angels” also became a hit. You can listen to some of his music tonight (Nov. 13th) on wkcr.org at 10 pm est.
Joey Ahlbum

Porter Wagoner: 1927-2007

November 9th, 2007

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Country music legend Porter Wagoner died last week at the age of 80. He had a career that spanned five decades with many hit songs and a successful TV show. He also launched the career of Dolly Parton and was famous for his flashy Nudie suits named after the designer Nudie Cohn. Some of his best songs are “Satisfied Mind”, “Carol County Accident”, “Green Green Grass of Home”, and the classic “Rubber Room”.
Joey Ahlbum

Happy Halloween (Part Two)

October 31st, 2007

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More art from Gullah Gullah Island. That wonderful kids’ show on Nick from a few years ago created and produced by the multi talented Kathy Minton.

Happy Halloween (PartOne)

October 26th, 2007

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Here’s an image for all the folks heading out to Halloween parties this weekend. Hey, ever wish you could have a Wolfman plush toy? How ’bout a Mummy or even a Gimp? Now you can at Cuddly Rigormortis. It comes to you from the brilliant minds of Kris and Ed, the creative duo behind Cha Pow Digital.
Joey Ahlbum

SuperSam and Spot: Back in Action!

October 23rd, 2007

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Here’s Super Sam and Spot chasing after the Big Apple’s wackiest super villains. As you know, cats have no fear of heights but I don’t think Sam is so lucky.
Chances are they’re trying to figure out where to get their next cup of coffee.