This is a little-known monument about a mile south of Moscow, commemorating the first recorded history of the Moscow area by Isaac I. Stevens, governor of the then-territory of Washington, who explored this area 160 years ago today. The Worthwhile Club, noted on the monument, was a women's social club dedicated to community improvement. They … Continue reading History of a historical marker.
Month: June 2015
The majority of Freberg's recordings were made between 1951 and 1961, after which he focused more on work in advertising, but there are a few later outliers such as "The Conspiraski Theory" (1998). It's a rare chance to hear Freberg's take on events of the 1990s rather than the 1950s. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSIlWUrG0-Y
Yesterday I presented Stan Freberg's take on radio. As a follow up, here's a catchy Freberg song about TV: "Tele-vee-shun" (1957). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5s6uD3OBpPU
Stan Freberg looks at radio censorship in “Elderly Man River” (1957), a self-referential skit from Freberg's short-lived radio program, The Stan Freberg Show. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLlTlYfqQV4
Stan Freberg does some political humor in "Point of Order" (1954), updating the old nursery rhyme "Baa Baa Black Sheep" into a satire of the Army-McCarthy Hearings occurring at that time. Freberg's frequent co-star Daws Butler is also featured once again. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9Wmpvpc-zA
Continuing with the Stan Freberg records, here’s “The Lone Psychiatrist” (1955). Once again featuring June Foray, as well as Daws Butler (1916-1988) doing voices remarkably similar to those he would later use for Huckleberry Hound and Elroy Jetson. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-B48yR4mD7I
Stan Freberg's first record, "John and Marsha" (1951), a soap opera parody containing only the words "John" and "Marsha". It's a weird and silly record, but it was a big hit in '51 and launched Freberg's music career. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KkfwmB8jeSU