Saturday, December 27, 2014

R.I.P Dick Dale (1926-2014)


Thursday, December 18, 2014

Champagne Tough Love

This is how Lawrence Welk deals with Champagne Ladies who misbehave, as Jayne Walton found out.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Champagne Book of the Month Club: Ears & Bubbles

It was the Los Angeles Angels that done him in.

That's according to Bobby Burgess, in regards to how a certain baseball team steered him on to his path to stardom.

How you say? We'll just leave it at that, you can find out more from Bobby's new autobiography, Ears & Bubbles: Dancing My Way from The Mickey Mouse Club to The Lawrence Welk Show.

Published by Theme Park Press, Ears & Bubbles is the journey that is the life of dancing and pop culture icon Bobby Burgess from his childhood growing up in Long Beach to his days as a Mouseketeer, as a member of Lawrence Welk's Musical Family for twenty-one seasons and beyond.

It's quite a revealing, in-depth look at Bobby, but not in a scandalous, TMZ tabloid sense. Instead, for longtime Mickey Mouse Club and Lawrence Welk fans, Bobby gives the reader plenty of delightful and interesting stories that will leave one saying, "COOL!"

The book reveals the behind-the-scenes activity from both the MMC and Welk programs as well as the adventures and misadventures from touring on the road as well as Bobby's long lasting relationships and friendships with his fellow Mouseketeers and Welk stars.

And you'll also get to meet his family, and how his love of dancing has become a family business.

And all because the Angels done him in.

I recommend this book with enthusiasm, it is a delightful trip down the pop culture nostalgia lane and a good read too.

Ears & Bubbles is available from, both in print and in Kindle format, or you can get it or order it from your local bookstore.

You can also go online to THEME PARK PRESS.COM if you want more information about Ears & Bubbles or inquire about any other titles they have published as well. 


Friday, April 25, 2014

Yeah...I know it's been ages since I last posted

Been busy with stuff.

Among things, I have been doing a lot of maintenance to the webpage.

A redesign here, a clean up there. Especially hard with some of the pages built on the obsolete Yahoo PageBuilder.

And a majority of the webpage was built back in the day by the uber-obsolete, no longer in use Yahoo GeoCities.

It's a pain in the neck, nobody ever said being a webmaster was fun and games.