By the time I reached high school, my parents had 14 grandchildren. At that point, they’d had enough of the child raising business. This often worked to my advantage. For example: I didn’t go to school on Mondays. I’d tell Mom I was ill, and that was that. But I had a good reason for staying dumb on Mondays. Well not a good reason, but a reason: I was too tired. Every Sunday night I’d listen to Dr. Demento. The show didn’t start until 11pm, and didn’t end until 12:45am. Getting up at 5:30 was out of the question. The BIG IDEA was to record something cool…something that couldn’t be heard on the radio at any other hour of the week.
I went through those old tapes. I only found two Dr. Demento recordings worth a listen. Were they worth missing 100 days of school for? Given my dim view of high school education, it’s a toss-up. You be the judge:
The first recording is Martin Chambers of the Pretenders lecturing on ornithology while drumming.
Martin Chambers – A swift one.mp3
This one always cracked me up…
Jim Backus – Delicious!.mp3