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Friday, October 14, 2011

Into the Mystic

Joe Belock's Three Card Monte program on WFMU yesterday morning. I wasn't sure what I was listening to but it was definitely familiar. It turned out to be "airchecks" from the summer of 1970 by the recently departed WOR then WCBS-101 great Bill Brown. As I approached the Verrazano Bridge: "6:13 with Bill Brown on Saturday in the City. I've always wanted to be able to say, we're playing 32 hits in a row on the Bill Brown Show. That's basically what we're doing. You're right in the middle of 101 minutes of music." And he brought up Van Morrison's "Into the Mystic." Wow.

Dr. Johnny Fever
Flash memory: a WKRP in Cincinnati episode from 30-plus years ago. Some emotional shenanigans for DJ Dr. Johnny Fevers, maybe something to do with Loni Anderson's character, not sure. Finally, alone in the studio, he puts the needle on the record, and it's "Into the Mystic." It may be the single most beautiful moment I've ever seen on TV.

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