Media Blog Posts
Jerry William Impersonation
Bostonians that listened to AM talk radio in the 80s and 90s probably hear Jerry Williams at one time or another.
Jerry Williams was the Dean of talk radio. He always complained about something. He always would complain about Mike Dukakis, The Big Dig and other local Boston issues.
Sadly Jerry Williams passed away in 2004.
Jerry William Impersonation
This is a clip from the late 1990s where Jim Flaherty did a great Jerry Williams impression. It's a great spoof on how Jerry use to be annoyed at just about everything.
New England Telephone Commercial
Anyone that grew up in New England in the 70s and 80s will remember the classic New England Telephone commercials.
They would run commercials to encourage people to use the phone as a source of communication.
This is an example of a commercial that ran in the late 1080s:
We're the one for you New England, New England Telephone - Part of the NYNEX family.
Johnny Most's Dream Game
The DREAM GAME was a five-minute "words eye view" audio cassette personally announced for you by Johnny Most and Glenn Ordway. You are playing for the Boston Celtics in the seventh game of the NBA world championship series against the Los Angeles Lakers.
Listen to part of the clip that was made especially for me:
Real Audio Replay
For years I had the full clip on my Real Audio Sounds page. Since the 'Real Audio' platform isn't in use much, I am in the process of converting many of the once popular clips to SoundCloud format.
The manufactor, Sports Fantasies Inc, no longer makes any personal radio broadcast.
Real Cost of Going Viral
Back in 2004, before YouTube was the source of Internet Videos. I had a clip of Joe Montana being interviewed by Suzy Kolber. This went on to be called the Joe Namath Kiss episode or I want to Kiss You interview.
Watch it Again for the First Time
Here's a copy of the original Quicktime video from 2004:
Somehow people found my clip and it spread like wildfire. Apparently, it was one of a few places on the internet where you could watch the entire interview.
My traffic stats had never been so high
Yup, by posting that video, my usual hosting fee went from $20.92 to $202.79!
Thankfully I worked out a deal with my hosting provider and I didnt have to pay that much. I upgraded to a higher plan and kept it there for about 5 months until the traffic died down.
I kept the video on the site for a few years. I finally took it down last year when there was very little traffic going to the Quicktime pages. I used HTML 5 Video to display the video on the page, and thanks to online-convert.com, I was able to convert the original video clip to OGG format so that it can play on all devices.
YouTube launched a year later on February 14, 2005. The founders said that the Internet needed a better way to find videos online.
I guess I should have seen the business opportunity. If you like the above video, let me know. I have a lot of videos in my library that I can put back on my website.
Concord Police Reverse 911
This audio clip is from 2003. It demonstrates how the Concord police stays ahead of criminal activity.
Listen to what the residents of Concord, Massachusetts heard in early September 2003:
There was no follow up in the local newspaper on if the people were caught.
iMovie Swoosh Video Overlay
I created four-wave or swoosh graphics that can add a nice touch to any iMovie videos. These are all available in the 1920 x 1080 format.
In this package are the following graphics:
- Black Gradient
- Red Gradient
- White Gradient
Download the Zip file that has the graphics
These are perfect if you're looking for a lower third graphic. You can simply use these and add text in front of the images.
iMovie Integration Instructions
Easy steps to apply to any iMovie project:
- From any iMovie Project, drag and drop the Swish onto the location of the track that you wish to use.
- Select the dragged image and in the Video Overlay settings, make sure that cutaway is selected.
- You can stretch out the image to last as long as you wish.
- Then add the text track over the Video Overlay.
1992 Election Montage from WRKO
The day after the 1992 election, November 11, 1992, Jerry Williams started his afternoon radio show with this montage. It's a collection of sound bites from the election mix in with the song 'Back in the High Life Again' by Steve Winwood.
The quality of the audio isn't all that great because I recorded this from Concord, Massachusetts which didn't get a very strong signal from WRKO.
Top Song of the 80s
If you're involved with an 80s theme party, check out this list of the number one song of each year..
When I was helping planning for an 80s party, I was very surprised that no one else had a list of the number one songs of that year. (This should be in any 1980s playlist!)
Number one songs of each year
|1981||Bette Davis Eyes||Kim Carnes|
|1982||Physical||Olivia Newton John|
|1983||Every Breath You Take||Police|
|1984||When Doves Cry||Prince|
|1986||That's What Friends Are For||Donnie and Friends|
|1987||Walk Like an Egyptian||Bangles|
|1989||Another Day in Paradise||Phil Collins|
There is no album that has all ten songs. You need to rip/mix/burn your own album. This playlist has 10 songs and is 43 Minutes long (85.4 MB)
What about Michael Jackson?
Michael Jackson had lots of hits, but none of his songs actually made it long enough to be number 1 of the year. His best song was Billy Jean in 1983, but the Police "Every Breath You Take" spent more time at number one. Check out the Billboard's list of popular Michael Jackson songs.
Listen to iHeart Radio and you might get lucky and capture Casey Kasem announcing the number one song of that year. Wouldn't it be cool to have that played as a lead into the song?
Check out this as an example:
Best Summer Songs
This weekend I was busy putting together a playlist of the best songs of summer. The songs would be played as background music at a school field day.
The goal was to find songs that mean summer, not songs that we may remember because they were popular in a summer that we remember.
Here's the list that I came up with:
|Summertime||DJ Jazzy Jeff & THe Fresh PRince|
|In Summer||Josh Gad|
|Summer of 69||Bryan Adams|
|Kokomo||The Beach Boys|
|It's a Sunshine Day||The Brady Bunch|
|Soak up the Sun||Sheryl Crow|
|(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay||Otis Redding|
|Surfin USA||Beach Boys|
|Summer Rain||Johnny Rivers|
|Fun Fun Fun||The Beach Boys|
|Saturday in the Park||Chicago|
|Summertime Blues||Eddie Cochran|
|Under the Boardwalk||Drifters|
|Endless Summer Night||Richard Marx|
|Wouldn't it be Nice||The Beach Boys|
|Sun is Out||The Apples In Stereo|
|Summer in the City||Lovin' Spoonful|
|Dirty Water||The Standells|
|Summer Breeze||Seals & Croft|
|The Boys of Summer||Don Henley|
Pat Buchanan in 1996
An audio clip of the debate from the 1996 Republican Presidential Primary debate. I believe that is Pat Buchanan response to the question, "What is your vision for America."
Let me tell you where I stand
You know where I stand
I will fight to be the most Pro-Life President in the history of this country.
I will stop illegal Immigration cold.
There will be no more $50 billion bailouts.
We will end foreign aid
There will be no more American troops in Bosnia.
Downsize our Government.
Cut taxes on the American people
and we will restore the Constitutional Republic of the founding father's dream.
That is a conservative vision and a conservative agenda.
Senator Dole has no vision.
and when there is no vision, the people will perish.
The last line in the speech is a quote from Proverbs 29:18 - "Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he."