AORTB - 25 years and counting!

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Postby weird_el » Sun Sep 14, 2003 6:04 am

I'd scheduled Al to do a guest appearance on my show September 14, the day before he had to go back to San Luis Obispo.  It just so happened that I'd also invited Jon "Bermuda" Schwartz to that show.  Jon and some friends had made a tape of "The Woodsy Owl Song" which I'd played several times.  While waiting to go on, Al and Jon got acquainted.

When Al found out that Bermuda was a drummer, he was enlisted to bang on Al's accordion case, Dan "Damaskas" Hollombe, whose song "Making Love in a Subaru" had been a hit on the show, volunteered to sing the bass part.  They rehearsed the song once or twice in the hallway, and then, bang, it was live onthe air, with Al reading his just-completed lyrics from the big loose-leaf notebook he carried with him everywhere in those days. 

If I had to pick out one moment as the most exciting thing that has ever happened on the Dr. Demento Show, that would definitely be the one.



From the big loose-leaf notebook

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HAPPY ANNIVERSARY AL AND BERMUDA!
This means something. This is important.
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Postby scottidog » Sun Sep 14, 2003 6:31 pm

Thanks for posting the picture El! I split it off because I really think it deserves it's own topic.

Al meets Bermuda. What a day to have been a fly on the wall, eh? "You should have a band, and I'll be your drummer." That Jon was wise beyond his years.

Congratulations, guys on 23 great years. I'm looking forward to many many more!
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Postby SmileyGirl87 » Sun Sep 14, 2003 6:39 pm

Congrats on your 23 years, you two knuckleheads!! :biggrin:

I think we're all glad Bermuda started banging on an accordion case...maybe we wouldn't have appreciated it enough at the time, but AORTB is a classic..with a classic recording(!)

A partnership and friendship lasting 23 years and counting.


Congratulations Al and Jon.

You both deserve it.

ttyl all!
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Postby stupidsurgeon27 » Sun Sep 14, 2003 7:26 pm

23 years sure is a long time. Back then, they probably didn't know what they were getting into. :)

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Postby sarley27 » Sun Sep 14, 2003 7:41 pm

Well, they got into something good! Congrats, and keep banging on that accordion case ( or whatever ya wanna call it ) for years to come!!!
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Postby SmileyGirl87 » Sun Sep 14, 2003 7:51 pm

Wouldn't it be great if Bermuda got a drum head with an accordion case on it?

:lol:

Well, I THINK IT WOULD BE FUNNY!!

So are we giving them a 25th anniversary party guys?? :biggrin:

ttyl and Congrats again to the Dream Team...:P

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Postby kaffy© » Sun Sep 14, 2003 8:01 pm

Wow.

It is so hard to believe it has been 23 years.

Wow.

Congrats guys! I hope there are many more years to follow!! :biggrin:

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Postby kaffy© » Sun Sep 14, 2003 8:02 pm

Wow.

It is so hard to believe it has been 23 years.

Wow.

Congrats guys! I hope there are many more years to follow!! :biggrin:

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Postby Orthography Enthusiast » Sun Sep 14, 2003 8:03 pm

Definitely a date worth recalling. Happy anniversary, guys!
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Postby ThewEiRdOne27 » Sun Sep 14, 2003 8:13 pm

Happy Anniversary, Al and Jon! :D
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