Hawaii Five-0, Season Eight

I don’t watch the show, but there was a big foofaraw this past summer when two of the show’s four main characters, Daniel Dae Kim and Grace Park, both quit after a salary dispute. They each wanted to be paid what Alex O’Loughlin and Scott Caan were paid, and CBS’s final offer to Kim and …

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Take me back to 1968

At least, back to The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, Season Two, when Mason Williams debuted “Classical Gas” on the show. Here’s Williams explaining how he wrote the song. Here it is as it was recorded for Williams’ album “The Mason Williams Phonograph Record”. Backing him up: Larry Knechtel and Jim Gordon of The Wrecking Crew, …

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The Boston Pops and the Glorious Fourth

I have been whining and complaining about CBS and its miserable broadcast of the Boston Pops annual 4th of July show from the Esplanade in Boston for about ten years now. It looks like the Pops and CBS separated after the 2013 Fireworks Spectacular, as unless you lived in Boston the only way to see …

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