Early life in Trenton left mark on pioneering composer George Antheil
By Ross Amico/For The Times of Trenton
Radio personality Jean Shepherd (now of "A Christmas Story" fame) adored him, and played his music on his radio broadcasts, even providing an on-air eulogy following Antheil's death. Yet his music has failed to gain traction.
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Shep would be 92 years old today.
It's been 36 years since his last WOR show on April 1, 1977 and 58 years since he first started on WOR. Don't that make you feel old!
July 8, 2013
Old Books, Fresh Eyes
A new Blog
Lois Nettleton's niece inherited Lois' book collection and has decided to do something contructive with them.
"For too long, the books sat neglected on my shelf. They deserve a closer look as a window into the artistic and cultural climate of 1950s, 60s and 70s. This blog is intended to give fresh eyes to these old books and learn something along the way."
Thanks to the efforts of author Eugene B. Bergmann, who wrote the only book on Jean Shepherd, "Excelsior You Fathead, The Art and Enigma of Jean Shepherd", those verbal tales from the radio have been collected and painstakingly transcribed into book form as "Shep's Army - Bummers, Blisters, and Boondoggles"
Pontiac offering a new longer Tempest & spins it into the all new Armageddon
The Marauder revelation and other car names
A Salute to the people of Lakeville Connecticut 7 their Freedom Eat
A Salute to Mr Clark of New Jersey & his paint gun
How difficult it is to communicate over cultural differences
New Jersey experiences a virtual Battle of Gettysburg in beer bust
Army beer fight story
Plots Hurling Invectives
Article Jean Shepherd and His TV America
Plots Uncle Carl's Inner Tube
Music The Sons of the Whiskey Rebellion
People Meno, Miss
People Arline, Cousin
November 25, 1987
Television Norman Rockwell: An American Portrait