Despite heavy snow and internet problems, I'm here to bring on my little pile of Holiday Goodies for ya. Perhaps you caught some of my multi-part Celebrity Anti-Drug PSA series here at BOTB, well these last six entries are some of the crown jewels of my spoken-word files and I've been enjoying them a great deal ever since I taped the 'Get Off volume 2' radio-only lp at KZSC Santa Cruz in 1982.
Today's focus is on the legendary Mel Blanc and his fantastic and unforgettable anti-narcotics PSA's, as 'Mel Blanc' and five of his most famous Warner Brothers cartoon characters. As it's a holiday, we won't go into what a cranky fellow he allegedly was, and how so few of his collegues have much good to say of him, aside from acknowledging what a funny actor and how professional he was. Thrill to Porky at a smoky, scary drug party and being offered animal tranquilizers, Yosemite searching for tough guys not softened up by hard drugs to duel with, and so much more. I promised these last Christmas, and now I'm finally giving them up. Including a tiny bonus track from George Harrison, just because.
Rather than a blast of Holiday Audio, and I've certainly got That too, I thought that some files you can enjoy ALL year would be nice. Hope you like 'em. Happy Holidays!