Friday, May 15, 2009

New Orleans or Bust.......

I (or we & my better half) made it to New Orleans without "busting" and are trying to get in the swing of things in the Big Easy. If you want to read about what we do here, feel free to look at our New Orleans vacation blog IF I LIVED HERE I'D BE DEAD BY NOW.

Friday, May 8, 2009

The Lloyd Thaxton Show

Today I found out that Lloyd Thaxton passed away October 5, 2008. Probably not many people know who Lloyd was. He was a writer, producer, and television host best known for his syndicated pop music television program of the 1960s, The Lloyd Thaxton Show, which began as a local show on KCOP Los Angeles in 1961.

When I was a teenager (too many years ago to even think about), I watched Dick Clark's American Bandstand on Saturday. I also watched The Lloyd Thaxton Show. It seems to me that it was on TV weekdays after school. Lloyd was a crazy man who seemed to really have fun doing what he did. I still have my "Dawk" doll packed away in the attic, a crazy little protest doll that Lloyd used on the opening of the show. Here is an ad for the Dawk Dolls.

Also, here is a video clip of The Lloyd Thaxton Show. It brought back a lot of memories.
R.I.P., Lloyd.

Monday, May 4, 2009

LEGO BEATLES - "I Saw Her Standing There"