Sunday, May 31, 2009

A Kathie Sullivan tribute

Today just happens to be her birthday......

Let us salute this lovely and talented music maker! Here she is from 1979 singing "Snuggled On Your Shoulder"


Saturday, May 30, 2009

Caption This!

Nothing beats a cruise down the river on a banana boat.

Add your own funny caption! Just click on the comments link below....

Friday, May 29, 2009

Dueling Second Hand Roses

We blog, you decide.....

Peggy Lennon from 1966

Kathie Sullivan from 1978


Thursday, May 28, 2009

Where do you wanna be today?

Maybe Dick Dale and the Lennon Sisters have some suggestions....

There's always a weekend in the mountains,

....or maybe the Wild Wild West?
How about the islands full of sunshine, plants and wildlife?

Or perhaps a quiet evening at home will do....


Wednesday, May 27, 2009


It's hard to believe that the concert at Bear Creek is already just a week ago....

To salute the fine folks from the Hoosier State (where Bear Creek Farms is located), I bring you, courtesy of Chris and YouTube, the Welk Orchestra from an episode of The Plymouth Show (a.k.a Top Tunes and New Talent) in 1959 playing a champagne version of "Indiana" featuring George Thow, Norman Bailey, Art Depew and Rocky Rockwell on trumpet!


Tuesday, May 26, 2009

My pictures from Bear Creek Farms

They are now up and running on the mother webpage....

I hope you enjoy viewing the pictures as much as I enjoyed taking them!


Monday, May 25, 2009

The St. Louis Blues

We're due for some Champagne YouTube action, so as Memorial Day draws to a's the orchestra with W.C Handy's St. Louis Blues featuring Mahlon Clark on clarinet!


A salute to our armed forces

Hope you all have a pleasant Memorial Day everyone....


Sunday, May 24, 2009

Norma and Jimmy

Always a great pair, Norma Zimmer and Jimmy Roberts!

As solo performers, they're very popular....but since 1956, they are unstoppable as a team!

Here's our favorite duet in action....


Saturday, May 23, 2009

The Phone Company Haiku

This one is for all those who worked for Ma Bell....

I must make a call
But I'm having trouble here
The lines are busy


Friday, May 22, 2009

Letters to a young Lawrence Welk

Have you ever been curious on how the Chicken Dance began?

I received a link to a great satirical article written by Matt Evans, it's about a young Lawrence Welk and his correspondence with Rainer Maria Rilke.

It's both very clever and funny!

I posted the link on my webpage's humor section, but I also posted the link here on this blog....just click below.


Thursday, May 21, 2009

Bear Creek....the morning after

Back home again in Toledo, I'm just starting to re-adjust to reality after spending a whole day of fun at Bryant, Indiana's Bear Creek Farms!

Seeing the trio of Gail, Sandi and Mary Lou was fun....both the 2:00 and 7:30 shows were awesome!

This is just a sample of the pictures I took, I will be organizing and choose which of the best ones will go on my flagship webpage.

For now, I'll leave you with Mary Lou Metzger.....beautiful as always!


Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Bear Creek so far.....

This is what I call a Chamber of Commerce day in east central Indiana, sunny and not a cloud in the sky.

On may way to Bear Creek Farms, I just had to stop by and take this picture...

Tem minutes to the south, lies Portland.....hometown of music maker Jack Imel!

And this is downtown Portland.

Now we go to the show....Gail, Sandi and Mary Lou were the featured performers, and in the 2:00 matinee....they looked and sounded great!

Right now, I'm eating some dinner at the restaurant....getting ready for the 7:30 evening show and that should be fun!

More to come later


Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Twas the night before Bear Creek....

.....all throughout Toledo, which is very neat-o. I'm at work right now, just bloggin' and dreamin' of what's to come in the cornfields of Northeastern Indiana.....other than horses and cows.

Once I get back home tonight, the final preparations will be all, camera, wardrobe and CDs of music while I drive. I'll also be blogging at Bear Creek....if they have WiFi.

Okay, that's enough of rhyming for now....I just know it's going to be a fun day tomorrow.

Now it's back to work, and catch some of the Dancing With The Stars finale on television.


Monday, May 18, 2009

Gail, Sandi & Mary Lou memories

In just two days, yours truly will be at Bear Creek Farms to watch Gail, Sandi & Mary Lou in concert.

I went last year and had lots of's to a repeat of that success!


Sunday, May 17, 2009

In case you missed it


Return of the Meryl Sisters

They're back....the Lawrence Welk Show on Saturday Night Live!

I was able to record SNL's season finale on my DVR, and they did not disappoint!

Once again, Fred Armisen did a brilliant job as the Maestro. The gang at 30 Rock did their own version of a popular Welk show theme "Springtime".

On tonight's show, it's Will Ferrell as handsome baritone Ted Nethers.....a cross between Steve Smith, Ken Delo, Tom Netherton and Jack Imel.

And of course....our favorite sister act from the Finger Lakes, the Meryl Sisters!

....which also includes Judis, baby doll hands and all.

Man, it was funny and entertaining....and talk about perfect timing. I'll be at Bear Creek on Wednesday to see Gail, Sandi and Mary Lou, maybe I'll ask them if they seen this episode.


Saturday, May 16, 2009

How Welk Goes For Younger Women

Yet another one of my vintage magazines!

This one is from Inside TV, dated May 1970

Just click on the pictures to read the whole story....on how the Maestro does it!


Friday, May 15, 2009

We Can Make Music Haiku

From Hollywood, the Lawrence Welk poetry network presents....this week's haiku!

Turn the bubbles on
and let's start the music boys
Here comes the Maestro


Thursday, May 14, 2009

Thursday Morning Trumpet Roll Call

Norman Bailey and Rocky Rockwell.....

Warren Luening

George Thow

Art Depew

Dick Cathcart

Johnny Zell

Mickey McMahan

Laroon Holt and Charlie Parlato