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Digging Deep Into This Site, for Another Old Ray Recchi Story... And One of Mine
August 26, 2010  | By David Bianculli
 

Yesterday's post, on why I love BBC America's The Choir and Fox's Glee, gave me the excuse to print a classic vintage column by my old friend and mentor, the late Ray Recchi, on the importance of music education in schools. And it reminded me -- hiding deep within this site is another of my favorite Recchi columns, on which he reviewed... me... and my one and only attempt at doing stand-up at a comedy club...

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It's a way to give you another taste of why I admired Ray so much. And also, as a happy side benefit, to encourage you to explore our newly redesigned site, and poke into some of its deeper tunnels and caves. So instead of giving you an easy link here, I'll give directions instead:

1. Go back to the main page, which you always can do by clicking on the TV WORTH WATCHING banner at the top of any page.

2. Scroll down to the bottom of the page -- beneath my blog, beneath the best bets, beneath the featured video, beneath the week's list of new DVDs (where you'll notice, if you leave your cursor parked on them for a second, mini-descriptions and mini-reviews will pop up in otherwise hidden text). There, you'll find a quartet of BUT WAIT! THERE'S MORE! treats, one of which is THE MORGUE. Click on that puppy.

3. The first two stories you'll encounter there are the ones I'm pointing you to today. The first is my own first-person account of preparing for, and performing, for a comedy routine 30 years ago -- and the second is Ray's review of my performance. Both stories ran in the Fort Lauderdale News/Sun-Sentinel as a package.

And since then, by the way, I've stuck with writing...

 

1 Comments

 

Neil said:

Or (hint hint) just click on the 3x5 image of the article that your text so conveniently wraps around (hint hint...).
[I'm not sure that works -- at least not for me. But why should it work for ME? It's only my site, right? -- David B.]

Comment posted on August 26, 2010 1:12 PM
 
 
 
 
 
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