Michael -- in answer to your question: I started doing a schedule of overnight fill-ins, then an overnight show for a schedule, then a morning show. Moved around mornings for a while, sometimes noon to 3 pm too, eventually settled in to Monday mornings.
@Jeff G, Ha! I totally forgot about that bit. Jane Krakowski is one of those actresses, like Jessica Walter and Parker Posey, that are so incredibly good at playing insufferably bitchy characters, that you have to believe they're the sweetest people ever in real life, so you don't just end up completely despising them.
@JP: YES. I have it on pretty good authority that Jane K. is very sweet in real life. Her little Janis arc is one of my favorite silly things from 30 Rock, just on wordplay alone, e.g.: "I will be playing Janis Joplin. Or, depending on how some legal matters pan out, a Janis Joplin-type character named Janet Jopler or Janie Jimplin."
I've always wanted to study Japanese.
English is probably one of the most insanely weird languages to learn though, with the unpredictable pronunciation and words that look and sound the same but mean different things.
Mazel Tov, Mr. Lewis! I've been listening the whooooole way. Still remember calling after you played a Theresa Teng song off a Canal St. tape acquisition....Or was it all a dream??!!. Thanks for lotsa great stuff, Charlie.
rf -- hi, very good
Roberto, hello too!
Yeah, I like that Sam Philips album and the one after that. T-Bone does great production. I first heard that song, and Sam, in the film, Ruby in Paradise, which I quite liked too.