Friday, May 09, 2014

Shout out to French Cameroon; Radio Scooter dies this weekend..

NOTICE TO BOCO HARAM: 

ONLY ALLAH CAN MAKE A CONVERT. 

YOUR PRETENSE TO SUBSTITUTE YOURSELF IN THE PLACE OF ALLAH IS THE WORST FORM OF BLASPHEMY.



Here's the headline, +George Strayline -- Radio Scooter International bites the big one after  the weekend. I'm currently listening to The Last Waltz edition of Friday Night Party. Bummer and a half.

Friday Night Party--The Last Waltz FB event
The Radio Time Capsule--Final Farewell FB event
Listen live stream--Radio Scooter International



Specifically, a shout out to the N'sangou family.

You'll know why ere long, I'm sure.

Bernard's Little Princess
Saturday UPDATE: I am now hearing reports, in context of those abductions in northern Nigeria, that Boco Haram is also active in Cameroon.  French Cameroon is largely Roman Catholic, therefore particularly haram given the pre-Protestant history of the Crusades and Inquisition.  Hoping for the best in Cameroon.

France takes action (Reuters) 
Al Jazeera report on attack on Cameroon village 
Voice of America report 
Al Jazeera report on kidnapped priests, nun, in Cameroon 
Al Jazeera: France's ops in Ivory Coast 

About Radio Scooter International on Sunday, Fred Waterer is taking requests for the final broadcast of The Radio Time Capsule.  This being a rowdy Saturday, I suggested a Stuart Hamblen classic, only I couldn't find Stuart Hamblen's version of the song.  Had to settle for Jimmy Dean's version.  I'm happy to announce that I'm the proud owner of the Hamblen original on 78 rpm.

....and the requests went downhill from there...














This just in via Facebook--


#mothersday

Mothers' Day was established officially by Woodrow Wilson, after all.

The theme of home and mother so prevalent during The Great War was actually a movement of protest against entering into it, and it was in the vein of anti-war protest that we got the tune "M-O-T-H-E-R (the word that means the world to me)", a tune that became the Mothers' Day theme song for the decades well beyond Armistice Day.




Radio Time Capsule Grand Finale UPDATE: Fred doesn't know I'm recording what I can of it, although my audio player experiences hiccups periodically.  I'll be including source links on this blog, as much for my reference as for yours.  The show tonight kicked off with...

NBC's letters to Adolf: "Dear Adolf" ...followed by...


....and that, followed by CBS'  Our Miss Brooks...sponsored by Palm Olive when it used to be called "toilet soap".

Ames Brothers, then....


...and then Walter Conkrite, assigned to a Flying Fortress base reporting on The Dry Martini (aircraft).  Couldn't find the audio, but I did find the book.

CBS' An American In England (produced by Edward R. Murrow)...which kinda reminds me of the BBC World Service program of Alistair Cook's, Letters From America.

......and at this point I give up.  Fred's playing stuff I can't find now. Meh. Except this 'un...






...and of course the one Fred always ends on....


...to which I will add....

"Good night, Mrs. Calabash, where ever you are."



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