Where In The World Was Skitch Henderson Born?

Before there was Kevin Eubanks, or Doc Severenson even, there was Skitch Henderson.  The "Tonight Show" bandleader died this week at the age of 87. He also worked with Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Judy Garland–all of them.  After leaving Johnny Carson’s "Tonight Show," he founded the New York Pops.   All my life growing up in…
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Bigdogz

I want to thank the Bigdogz of KJ108 Radio in Grand Forks for helping to make sure my ego stays in check.  They’re very good at that sort of thing.  Even though they work for the evil empire known as Clear Channel Communications, I listen to them all the time–mostly in self-defense.  Actually, Bill Tanner and Pat Mars…
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Dr. Phil (Jackson)

With the start of the NBA season, an interesting front-page article in USA Today recently speculates about how things will go this year with Phil Jackson back coaching Kobe Bryant and the rest of the Los Angeles Lakers.  Will Coach Jackson become Dr. Phil to Kobe?  That sort of thing. I’m not much of a basketball fan, but it’s been fun…
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Leslie Gore

It’s good to know The New York Times caught up with the Dullum File the other day, publishing a nice story about Leslie Gore by writer Jesse Fox Mayshark.  One of the biggest singing stars of the early 1960’s, Leslie Gore recorded hits like "It’s My Party", "Judy’s Turn to Cry" and "Maybe I Know."                                                Her first new album in 30…
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Stalking Brad Pitt

Not too many people south of the (Canadian) border realized it, but several scenes from Brad Pitt’s new movie "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford" were shot in Winnipeg this week.  It’s caused quite a stir in that city, though.  The movie and the movie star were front page news for a couple…
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