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Options January 16, 2014: Story: Doug's Dad - Calls - 3 Wonderful Songs!

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments Approx. start time
Doug's Dad - A radio drama. Words and Music / C. Pigeon .
Ronnie Montrose   Open FIre   Options Open Fire  Warner Bros.   1978  LP     
Stanley Watson   Pages from a Journal in America   Options Together: A New Chuck Mangione Concert  Mercury  '70?  LP     
Face Dancer  Cry Baby   Options This World  Capitol  1979  LP  Best song ... ever.   

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Listener comments!

Avatar 6:02pm david_:

I'm surprised Bonnie was not offered some Mr. Pibb.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:03pm Matt from Springfield:

Bonnie IS "beautiful"--it's the Scottish word for it!

Hi Clay and Pigeonnaires! Storytell away!
Avatar 6:03pm Night Al:

Peace and Love everyone!
Avatar 6:03pm dale:

bonnie sounds fussy. is dad dead?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:03pm Matt from Springfield:

Twist ending: "Dad" has actually been dead for 16 years and embalmed.
Avatar 6:04pm dale:

'faultless intent' - i LOVE that!!
Avatar 6:04pm david_:

Can you smell that smell...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:04pm Matt from Springfield:

@dale: Jinx! We both saw that coming! :)
@david: Mormonesque prim and properness.
Avatar 6:04pm InBrkly:

what a horor show.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:05pm Matt from Springfield:

Chopping meat? Hoooo boy...
Avatar 6:06pm dale:

this is an abc tuesday night movie of the week. those swung from salem witchtrials to lizzy borden to little men who live underground and take kim darby as their queen
Avatar 6:07pm glenn:

mmmmm. kim darby.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:08pm Matt from Springfield:

It's Jim Henson!!! ;)
Avatar 6:09pm glenn:

my god. kim darby's 66. where does the time go?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:11pm Matt from Springfield:

Creepy synth steel drum FX--Xcellent!
Avatar 6:11pm Night Al:

On this day in 1980 - Paul McCartney was jailed in Tokyo for possession of a half pound of marijuana. He spent ten days behind bars before being kicked-out of the country by Japanese authorities. The remainder of his tour was canceled.
Avatar 6:11pm Night Al:

We lost 2 supporting TV actors today ....

Dave Madden -- who played "The Partridge Family's" aggravated band manager on the 1970s TV show -- has died after a long illness at age 82 ... TMZ has learned.

Madden played Reuben Kincaid on the show ... who was often bedeviled by the antics of the Partridge kids, particularly Danny, played by Danny Bonaduce.

Dave's former agent tells TMZ ... he died of congestive heart and kidney failure early this morning.

Madden also appeared on another popular 70s TV show, "Laugh-In" and was the author of a couple books, including a book of memoirs published in 2007.

We're told Madden died in Florida ... where he lived with his wife.


The actor who played the Professor in "Gilligan's Island" has died ... TMZ has learned.

Russell Johnson, who played Professor Roy Hinkley, died of natural causes at his home in Washington.

Dawn Wells, who played Mary Ann, just posted on Facebook, "My 2 favorite people are now gone. The professor past (sic) away this morning. My heart is broken."

The other person who died is Bob Denver, who played Gilligan. He died in 2005.

Johnson was on the show from 1964 to 1967. Johnson was not in the original opening of the show. He and Mary Ann were referred to as "The rest." But Denver insisted that they be included and that happened later.

Wells went on: "Russell was a true gentleman, a good father, a great friend, and 'the rest.'"

Johnson was married -- this was his third wife. He passed away in hospice, surrounded by his wife and 2 kids.

Johnson was 89.

The only surviving members of the original cast are Mary Ann and Ginger, played by Tina Louise.
Avatar 6:11pm dale:

i only know her from true grit and that movie of the week - did she continue acting?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:13pm Matt from Springfield:

Well the Professor's gone off to "the Island", this time never to return for a made-for-TV movie.
Avatar 6:14pm glenn:

all of clay's "women" sound like prim and proper school marms.
Avatar 6:15pm david_:

uh oh.
  6:16pm Santos L Halper:

Dumpground Dan and Dad-killin Doug
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:17pm Matt from Springfield:

@Santos: Good one! But, one word: "Dadkillin Doug" :)
  6:17pm sorree:

I look so forward to Clay's show but tonight's story looks to be as endless and maudlin as that dump yard snow downer
Avatar 6:18pm Clay Pigeon:

Hey all. I'm here.
Avatar 6:18pm dale:

sorree - the radiola has a dial for a reason
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:18pm Fuzzy:

Yeah -- bit of a bummer.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:18pm Matt from Springfield:

@sorree: Most of Clay's stories lean towards (and into) the dark side. I love them though. Closest thing to a modern day Twilight Zone.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:18pm Fuzzy:

More Beefheart and Zappa!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:19pm Matt from Springfield:

Hey Clay! I think the story's going great!
  6:19pm Rocky:

We all have our crosses to bear. All is well now. Peace be with you.
Avatar 6:19pm dale:

it's gothic horror - it's not the fricken' lottery commercial!
Avatar 6:19pm still b/p:

The Professor and Mary Ann and Ginger mentioned in comments just yesterday on Kenzo's Last Ever.
Avatar 6:19pm Night Al:

January 16th Birthdays ...

Andre Michelin 1853

Evelyn Levine 1902

Ethel Merman 1909

Dizzy Dean 1910

Elliott Reid 1920

Katy Jurado 1927

Pilar Lorengar 1928

William Kennedy 1928

G.T. (Granville) Hogan 1929

Norman Podhoretz 1930

Susan Sontag 1933

Marilyn Horne 1934

A.J. Foyt 1935

Bob Bogle (The Ventures) 1937

Barbara Lynn 1942

Bill Francis (Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show) 1942

Jim Stafford 1944

Ronnie Milsap 1943

John Carpenter 1948

Debbie Allen 1950

Sade Adu 1959

Paul Webb (Talk Talk) 1962

Maxine Jones (En Vogue) 1966

David Chokachi 1968

Kate Moss 1974

Aaliyah 1979

Yvonne Zima 1989
  6:20pm mike east:

Whoa! Listening and commenting from the bus! Mike east shuffles into the 21st century and gets a smartphone. The future is now!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:20pm Matt from Springfield:

@dale: You can also telephone call in complaints about the radiola--to the Old Codger. His telephone number is: 6.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:21pm Matt from Springfield:

The Future is Mike East's Smartphone!
Welcome, Mike! :D
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:21pm steve:

the future is here people
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:22pm Matt from Springfield:

I also like that further "compression" effect of simulating an answering machine tape. Nice work Clay!

Hi steve!
Avatar 6:23pm dale:

excellent matt! i'll see if i can get mertyl at the phone company to connect me
Avatar 6:23pm Night Al:

I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy. -- Tom Waits
Avatar 6:23pm david_:

i love the emotional depth of the dusty show. regardless of format, one of its many fine qualities.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:24pm steve:

hey Matt!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:24pm Matt from Springfield:

@david: Deep emotional depth, broad across many formats--good description of the wonder of the Dusty Show.
Avatar 6:24pm Night Al:

Great story Clay! I love radio plays!
Avatar 6:27pm glenn:

ummm. myrtle.
Avatar 6:28pm dale:

mellowstone! MELLOWSTONE?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:28pm Matt from Springfield:

"Something That I Like", by Mellowstone! I'm laughing too!

Real title or not, it's perfectly real in the Pigeonverse! :D
Avatar 6:29pm david_:

*rushes off to register some domain names*
Avatar 6:29pm glenn:

it wasn't tom waits, it was dorothy parker.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:29pm Matt from Springfield:

@dale: Because stones tend to be mellow, sitting at the bottom of streams. Or something like that..
  6:30pm Santos L Halper:

Meet the Parents. Had a Dad. My Dad is Dead.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:30pm Matt from Springfield:

@glenn: It's well known, in any case. Didn't know it was from Dorothy P.
Avatar 6:31pm dale:

dairy curl! DAIRY CURL?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:31pm Matt from Springfield:

Kayla is - a punk rocker!!
Avatar 6:31pm Clay Pigeon:

Dairy Kurl
Avatar 6:32pm dale:

love these things - anyone ever read t.r. pearson? 'short history of a small place' is his best, and it's this world. without the murder though.
  6:32pm Santos L Halper:

I think my older brother had that Mellowstone LP
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:32pm Matt from Springfield:

Trademark it! Dairy Kurl™
Avatar 6:33pm dale:

dairy kone. dairy king. but never dairy kurl. but if we go i'll have a small twist with rainbow sprinkles
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:35pm Matt from Springfield:

Hot fudge + walnuts for me.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:35pm Matt from Springfield:

"Collective drone that makes the sickest of sounds" !!
Avatar 6:36pm glenn:

i don't know. dairy kurl sounds like it could be fake poo.
  6:37pm The Count of Al Dente:

Good effort. Keep practicing. Watch your levels too. Your S's are distorting. Joe Frank isn't worried yet :)
Avatar 6:38pm dale:

uh oh - doug is gonna have dad and bonnie down there. nice knowing ya bonnie
Avatar 6:39pm dale:

douche of al dente - shut it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:39pm Matt from Springfield:

"Lone bulb dangling overhead"! Amazing wordage and atmosphere tonight!
Avatar 6:40pm dale:

ooh - here's the twist!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:41pm Matt from Springfield:

Mom shank, smoked Mom loin, stewed Mom brain pudding.
Pueblo poodle, wrapped and stacked...
Avatar 6:41pm Starwick:

Just like the old EC comics. Really nice story, Clay.
  6:41pm The Count of Al Dente:

Grow up Dale. Get out of the kitchen.
Avatar 6:42pm Clay Pigeon:

Thanks for your comments. It wasn't my best. I just like to crank 'em out. Sometimes they work. Hope you are all happy and well.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:43pm Matt from Springfield:

Don't worry about the critics Clay! This is amazing, and besides -- *everything* you do is cranked out rapidly. This one though is legendary!
  6:44pm The Count of Al Dente:

Clay, don't settle for 'okay'.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:44pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Adios, amigos. I'm about to hit the dusty trail (leaving work for the day). Will be listening on the car radio.
Avatar 6:44pm dale:

come back when you have a heart next to your name, al dente.
Avatar 6:45pm glenn:

sam dente. www.baseball-reference.com...
Avatar 6:45pm dale:

ken - you get the mt. hope signal all the way over there?
  6:46pm earrie:

Wouldn't have kept listening if not for your story telling and delivery, Clay. Good atmospheric music, too.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:46pm Matt from Springfield:

Have a good one, Ken! Bon voyage on the Dusty Trail (RIP, Bob Denver...)

@Al Dente: Your critique seems mainly on Clay's production. Well, he's ANALOG and proud of it! And his real fans would have it no other way!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:47pm Matt from Springfield:

Clay, play some MELLOWSTONE!!!

Do you have their "National Park" LP with you?
Avatar 6:48pm The Count of Al Dente:

Like now?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:48pm Matt from Springfield:

No. Other. Way!
Avatar 6:49pm Night Al:

Bon Voyage Professor!

Just sit right back and you'll hear a tale,
A tale of a fateful trip
That started from this tropic port
Aboard this tiny ship.

The mate was a mighty sailing man,
The skipper brave and sure.
Five passengers set sail that day
For a three hour tour, a three hour tour.

The weather started getting rough,
The tiny ship was tossed,
If not for the courage of the fearless crew
The minnow would be lost, the minnow would be lost.

The ship set ground on the shore of this uncharted desert isle
With Gilligan
The Skipper too,
The millionaire and his wife,
The movie star
The professor and Mary Ann,
Here on Gilligans Isle.

So this is the talel of the castways,
They're here for a long, long time,
They'll have to make the best of things,
It's an uphill climb.

The first mate and the Skipper too,
Will do their very best,
To make the others comfortable,
In the tropic island nest.

No phone, no lights no motor cars,
Not a single luxury,
Like Robinson Crusoe,
As primative as can be.

So join us here each week my freinds,
You're sure to get a smile,
From seven stranded castways,
Here on "Gilligan's Isle."
  6:49pm mike east:

Nice story clay. I'll have to hit the archives to catch the beginning. Still haven't listened to that clown opera that everyone. Raves about, but I have a feeling this phone will open up the floodgates on catching even more fmu
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:50pm Matt from Springfield:

And the closing song too!
Classic Sherwood Schwartz, making sure the theme explains the whole premise of the show. Because "confused people don't laugh".
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:50pm Matt from Springfield:

@Mike: That Dirty Clown! We're still ravin'! :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:51pm steve:

ah Dirty Clown. a true masterpiece. i'd take it over Joe Frank any day
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:52pm Matt from Springfield:

Mad at Wan!!!
  6:53pm wooden peg:

Name of second last song? Anyone?
  6:53pm wooden peg:

I really dug the story!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:55pm Matt from Springfield:

I'm pretty sure it's Finnish.
  6:55pm sorree:

Sorry I was harsh because I love this show and was at FMU during marathon when the Clay/Fabio team first emerged. But reading stories on the radio is a tough gig-- the Doug said, she said stuff. Special folks like Jean Shepard and Dave Emory perfected the radio story. First person seems to work best. It just falls flat if it sounds too readerly
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:55pm steve:

take the calls
Avatar 6:56pm The Count of Al Dente:

Yep, Jorma is Finnish.
  6:56pm cee dubbles:

Paternal Finnish, Maternal Russian Jew.
Avatar 6:57pm Night Al:

Avatar 6:57pm The Count of Al Dente:

and I have never had a sandwich with him
Avatar 6:58pm dale:

people either love it or they don't. if they could do better they would have their own show.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:59pm Matt from Springfield:

AR, everyone! Have a good night!
  6:59pm cosmic matrix:

that bass!

wow this song is actually quite good.
Avatar 6:59pm The Count of Al Dente:

Not true Dale. you seem to have issues with critique.
  6:59pm djelrock:

This song "Crybaby", is what broke the music industry's hold on the music consumers. Pure 80's trash.
Avatar 7:05pm dale:

critique and criticism are not the same.
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