Wednesday, December 20, 2006

PEACE ON EARTH








...or at least peace with NPR.

thanks to the the intervention of a saved-my-ass elf, NPR is going to run its version of the Bebe Bleue guitar story after all.

maybe there really is something to this Christmas magic business...thank you.

THIS IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE, BUT IT LOOKS LIKE IT'LL AIR

WEDS. DEC. 20th/TODAY ON

"ALL THINGS CONSIDERED"

my PODCAST version is still available at:

CLICK HERE (WITH PIX)

- or

CLICK HERE (WITHOUT PIX)

cb...where are you?


ON THE RADIO!


11 Comments:

Anonymous Matt said...

Whoa! Did not know about the turn of events but just heard it as *upcoming* on All Things Considered!!! Yipppeeeeeeeee!!! It just started!!!

4:51 PM  
Anonymous rd said...

Just heard it on WKSU... I liked the fake ending better. Maybe you should have sent it to The Daily Show or The Colbert Report instead of NPR.

5:08 PM  
Anonymous matt said...

It was great, Chris. It had more glow and personality that the norm on NPR - it broke up the usual, more stiff style. Excellent work! A little splash of technicolor in the midst of the ongoing bleak, sad news out Palestisrael and Iraq...

5:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's up on npr.org:

My Guitar, My Past: A Man's Search for His Vox

7:50 PM  
Blogger Red Pencil said...

Chris, I enjoyed the piece on NPR tonight but I have to confess, I googled to find this blog knowing nothing of the history with NPR, and preciesly to ask you something about the miracle/customs agent ending. When the piece ended, I was flummoxed. I can't for the life of me figure out how paying the customs duty proved to you that this "bebe blue" was the original. eh wot?

10:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ugh...I'm truly sorry for the multiple posts. I thought I was having trouble logging in and didn't see that it was repeatedly posting...please delete two of them!

11:00 PM  
Blogger The Dollimama said...

Bravo! Bravo!

12:02 AM  
Blogger CBeezwax said...

A -

well, in the original long podcast, i used a lot of clips from the film "Miracle on 34th St." where the proof that this ol' geezer is really Santa Claus comes when the US POSTAL SERVICE delivers a ton of letters to Santa to him in a court room scene. the case is 'proved' 'cause the USPS decided this guy was The Guy. ditto w/me...it was 'my' guitar 'cause the Customs officer said so = had no paitence for my doubts = it was in my posession, pay the duty or have it impounded = and therefore, it was 'my' guitar.

ok?

cb

12:52 AM  
Blogger Red Pencil said...

Yes, that makes sense and I'll have to listen to the podcast because it sounds like it's better in ins unexpugated form. The ending on NPR just left me scratching my head.

Thanks for the explanation.

2:54 PM  
Blogger Dan Prives said...

I found the segment on studio 360 by following up on a story about .mas for my nonprofit blog www.wheremostneeded.org

Back in 1979 I lived in Mayfield Heights, Ohio working for Progressive Insurance and bought Contents Dislodged During Shipment by Tin Huey and liked it a lot (better than Pere Ubu, even).

Glad you are still at it.

6:37 PM  
Anonymous Paul Barnes said...

I love The Waitresses. So, any plans to put "Wasn't Tomorrow Wonderful" on CD? My album is getting seriously worn out! The guitar on "Quit" is beyond great. It's Hendrix great. My fav albums of all time:
1. Sgt. Pepper
2. Wasn't Tomorrow Wonderful
3. everything else ever written

"Found a cure for gravity yet? Yes, I'm addicted to roofs and jets!"
Perfection.

Paul B.
Bensalem, PA

3:18 AM  

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