Flicklives
Main Site Banner
About Shep Database Shep Music Timeline ACS Excelsior Excelsior Wanted Flag
Summary

Winter Kid Sports - Swamp Hockey
Airdate: Tuesday - January 18, 1966

WOR Show
Original Airing

First Line After Theme Ends
Hey ah, I want to ask a serious question here. . .
Show Description
Guys who come from cold climates rarely are hung up on winter sports. The world of kid's sports. Shep spends the show talking about being a kid in the winter. He talks about playing ice hockey down at the swamp near the Calumet to the music of Karlheinz Stockhausen. Very descriptive segment about the surrounding and atmosphere of the swamp. Shep, Flick, Bruner, Schwartz, Farkas, Martin - about 10 altogether, go out to this swamp about 2 miles from home one night. Catching a puck in the eye. They played until it got so dark you couldn't see the puck. Suddenly, Martin disappears! He went through the ice into the water. Schwartz crawls out on the ice and he goes through the ice. The ice creaks all around. Within 45 seconds they were all in the water. They swim to the edges and try climbing out and the ice keeps breaking away. They finally all get out onto hard ground. 10 scared kits all scared to go home. The feeling of the frozen corduroy knickers. They light a fire to dry out their clothes. The feeling of getting back home to the warmth of the house. He closes the show telling about going out onto Lake Michigan on an ice boat. Going faster and faster across the ice.
Commercials (All times approximate)
Music (All times approximate)
Not Determined yet
Misc
Engineer and Staff in Booth Summary/Rating Credit Instruments Played
None Yet
Unknown
Related Plots / Story Lines and Other References Used
Airdate History ' - Original' date is earliest known broadcast)
More Ways To Hear or Buy It

Mass Backwards

Shep Catalog
The Best Source for Quality Jean Shepherd Audio

Found in the following set(s)