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Thom Black
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Joined: February 15, 2001
Shep fan since: 1979
Discovered Shep:

Guest No: 445
John Austin
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Joined: February 21, 2001
Shep fan since: 1971
Discovered Shep:

Guest No: 453
Braxton Blake
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Joined: April 12, 2001
Shep fan since: 2001
Discovered Shep:

Guest No: 537
Dick Vile
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Joined: October 17, 2001
Shep fan since: 1966
Discovered Shep:

Guest No: 713
Alex Klooster
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Joined: September 25, 2003
Shep fan since: 1953
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 828
Comments:
I listened to Jean Shepherd late at night from KYW Philladelphia in 1952-53. I was in my bedroom with the lights out. My folks thought I was sleeping. I remember the "Fig Newton 8" was the car that the "upper crust types" were driving. Piasecki Helicopter was one of the sponsors. I lost track of Shep untill I recognized the voice in the "Christmas Story".
Kurt Ringquist
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Joined: February 09, 2003
Shep fan since: 1970
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 880
Comments:
My cousin told me about Jean Shepherd when I was about 12 but I soon got into listening to him way more than my cousin ever did. Listening to some of his shows recently has made me appreciate his talents more than I did back then.
Gordon Gnas
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Joined: March 16, 2003
Shep fan since: 1982
Discovered Shep:
Saw One of His Movies
Guest No: 916
Comments:
I've been trying for close to 20 years to get copies of the Jean Shepherd movies done for WGBH a PBS station. Especially "The Great American Fourth of July and Other Disasters". I've contacted WGBH, the movies are in their library, but won't release them. I would deeply appreciate it if anyone out there has a tape I can buy, or knows where I could get one.
frank maly
ann arbor, Michigan
Joined: April 15, 2003
Shep fan since: 1971
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 948
Comments:
The Best Story Teller of the 20th century.
frank maly
ann arbor, Michigan
Joined: May 19, 2006
Shep fan since: 1966
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 1668
Comments:
Duke Huan was reading in the upper part of his hall and Wheelwright Flat was hewing a wheel in the lower part. Setting aside his hammer and chisel, the wheelwright went to the upper part of the hall and inquired of Duke Huan, saying, "I venture to ask what words Your Highness is reading?" "The words of the sages," said the duke. "Are the sages still alive?" "They're already dead," said the duke. "Then what my lord is reading are merely the dregs of the ancients." "How can you, a wheelwright, comment upon what I am reading?" asked Duke Huan. "If you can explain yourself, all right. If you cannot explain yourself, you shall die." "I look at it from my own occupation," said Wheelwright Flat. "If the spokes are loose, they'll fit sweet as a whistle but the wheel won't be solid. If they're too tight, you won't be able to insert them no matter how hard you try. To make them neither too loose nor too tight is something you sense in your hand and feel in your heart. There's a knack to it that can't be put into words. I haven't been able to teach it to my own son, and my son hasn't been able to learn it from me. That's why I'm still hewing wheels after seventy years. When they died, the ancients took with them what they couldn't transmit. So what you are reading are the dregs of the ancients." -- Zhuangzi
Ann Marie Damon
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Joined: November 02, 2006
Shep fan since: 2002
Discovered Shep:
Read one of his books
Guest No: 1816
Comments:
I look forward to reading the book as soon as I can get a copy of I, Libertine.
Michael Paul Goldenberg
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Joined: June 17, 2007
Shep fan since: 1964
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 2202
Comments:
Used to stay up late to hear the show as often as I could get away with it. WOR in NYC, if memory serves (and it so rarely does). I'm pleased to say that I learned about a lot of great things from that show, including the poetry of Robert W. Service. My son, Zane, who is 12, recently decided to write a poem in Service's style for a school assignment. He needed a lot of help from me. Interested? Feel free to contact me for a copy of THE LONESOME DEATH OF NATE McMACKEY.
K Pawlak
Battle Creek, Michigan
Joined: December 18, 2006
Shep fan since: 1974
Discovered Shep:
Read one of his books
Guest No: 1867
Comments:
In high school I worked part-time at a small neighborhood branch library. Picked up "In God We Trust-All Others Pay Cash," and would laugh out loud as I was reading it. I remember watching "The Phantom of the Open Hearth" with my Dad on PBS. Then of course, the "Christmas Story" phenomenon happened in the 90's. Therefore, some of the chapters in the book "came to life" and are so true to the original book. Mentioned to my wife the other day that the Christmas Story House has been redone to look like it was in the movie. She immediately put it on our calendar for a road trip visit in 2007.
Rich Farkas
Bloomfeld Hills, Michigan
Joined: July 22, 2001
Shep fan since: 1966
Discovered Shep:

Guest No: 648
Alison Labanowski
Comstock Park, Michigan
Joined: April 30, 2001
Shep fan since: 2001
Discovered Shep:

Guest No: 553
Moonchild Diva
Detroit, Michigan
Joined: March 10, 2006
Shep fan since: 1983
Discovered Shep:
Saw One of His Movies
Guest No: 1647
Comments:
Listened to the gravy boat story today read by Jean while driving alone for a few hours. What great company!! I love the way he laughs at his own stories, it's SWEET. And of course, I love out loud, too! Rest in peace, and thanks for the great stories. You could really tell one, I swear.
Bill Haggerty
East Lansing, Michigan
Joined: February 18, 2000
Shep fan since: 1957
Discovered Shep:

Guest No: 4
Rod Dewey
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Joined: June 21, 2000
Shep fan since: 1984
Discovered Shep:

Guest No: 129
Curt *******
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Joined: June 12, 2009
Shep fan since: 1990
Discovered Shep:
Saw One of His Movies
Guest No: 2866
Linda Harmon
Grosse Ile, Michigan
Joined: December 25, 2008
Shep fan since: 1983
Discovered Shep:
Saw One of His Movies
Guest No: 2815
Bill Johnson
Grosse Pointe, Michigan
Joined: September 18, 2000
Shep fan since: 1991
Discovered Shep:

Guest No: 165
Alan D'Augustine
Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan
Joined: March 17, 2001
Shep fan since: 1965
Discovered Shep:

Guest No: 517
Alan D'Augustine
Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan
Joined: November 21, 2004
Shep fan since: 1964
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 1349
Comments:
I used to listen to the original WOR shows with a transistor radio when I was in high school. The line... "Hey Martie, shove your head outta da window and maybe da stink'll go away..." is the hook that grabbed me.
Alan Labovitz
Haslett, Michigan
Joined: April 01, 2004
Shep fan since: 1951
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 1244
Comments:
I used to listen to Shep out of WOR when I was in high school in Phila. I remember his Haiku with music. He also had everyone listening go to a corner of the room (north, south, east or west) to try to tilt the planet. When they tried to stop folk singing in the park in NY City, he had his listeners go to the park and "mill" for several hours quietly. What a way to pass time as a high school student.
Ed Shankman
kalamazoo, Michigan
Joined: December 16, 2000
Shep fan since: 1961
Discovered Shep:

Guest No: 343
Kit Kolenda
Kentwood, Michigan
Joined: January 16, 2004
Shep fan since: 1960
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 1202
Comments:
My older brother used to listen to Jean Shepherd and got me started. I was about 19 and lived in NY. On Jan 20, 1986, after purchasing a couple of books, I brought them over to Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI where Shep was going to do a book signing. He was doing a series of talks at the college for the winter break. While he waited about 15-20 for a chair we had a nice chat since I was first on line . It was the day the Challanger went down. Also got to hear him speak as a member of the audience at Calvin College. Later I called my brother and said "guess who I talked to today"...honest truth...he said "Jean Sheherd". Amazing.