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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 7/31/23 – UNCOMMON MUSICAL INSTRUMENT APPRECIATION DAY!

That Indie band with the Christopher Walken lookalike singer, Arcade Fire, uses about half of them, and the recording studio adventures of The Beatles, The Beach Boys and other rock & roll experimenters introduced more than a few, so today we wonder just what the hell is that haunting sound on NATIONAL UNCOMMON MUSICAL INSTRUMENT […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 7/30/23 – PAPERBACK BOOK DAY!

Dear sir or madam won’t you take a look? Dime Novels, they called them. Cheap, mass-produced instant fiction for Everyman, introduced to America in 1860 by publishers Erastus and Irwin Beadle as “Beadle’s Dime Novels,” paperback books became an instant sensation with the public, and before you could say Pluck and Luck Stories of Adventure,

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 7/29/23 – PROFESSOR IRWIN COREY DAY!

Today  we celebrate “The World’s Foremost Authority” on NATIONAL PROFESSOR IRWIN COREY DAY! Born in Brooklyn on July 29, 1914, Irwin Corey lived an eventful century plus. Raised in a orphanage because his parents were poverty stricken, he took off at age 13, riding the rails to California, where he enrolled in high school. During

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