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THIS IS THE CRAZY COLLEGE WEBSITE
It has been rebuilt after a tragic road rage accident, and now has man-made parts. Thanks Neil! You came through for me when I know you had better things to do.
Dedicated to all music odd, silly or forgotten, Crazy College has been hitting the airways since 1984. Hosted by Geo. Stewart, it's a fun way to look at the whole panoply of American social attitudes and what them change, sometime even evolving for the better. Spike Jones, Stan Freberg Allan Sherman, they all have a home here, as do Brother Theodore, Billy Murray, Raymond Scott and more
To write us directly, use the link on the left or type "CrazyCollege", the "@"sign, and then "Verizon.net"
Our Motto- "Never underestimate the potency of cheap music." - Amanda Prynne, Private Lives
"We saluted Allan Sherman"
6 PM We had a good size crowd listening on Sunday, November 10, 2013! Were YOU one?
There weren't many laughs the last week of October 1962. America was facing nuclear annihilation at the MAD hands of the Russians under the cover of Cuba. But still Allan Sherman managed to get a giggle or two out of the Kennedy cabinet during those dark days, according to this incisive biography by cultural historian Mark Cohen. Even the rest of us American laughed too, enjoying his "Sarah Jackman" between the news bulletins that came over our AM radios as we hunkered down in our dank cellars with hastily collected buckets of water and cans of food. The album was such a national phenomena that when things finally calmed down, it even took precedence in the classroom, when my 5th grade teacher spent one whole morning playing the LP for us. (This may explain my poor math scores but finely developed sense of humor) Like too many who get "instant fame" after a long haul craving it, Sherman succumbed to his worst demons, loosing it all, love, fame, success and even his life. An erratic personality, the product most likely to a miserable childhood, Allan bummed around the fringes of success, before stumbling into it in the most unbelievable way.
Even today, children of every age can sing a verse or two of his biggest hit, "Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh, the classic novelty tune about a boy writing home to his folks about how terrible summer camp is.
We'll trace the rise and fall (and it was quite a fall) of Sherman while featuring a heaping helping of the songs that made him famous.
One hour with Bob & Ray
Get the book now and study up! He'll be joining us soon with all the lowdown of this remarkable team that did so much to the face of comedy.
NEWS FLASHS!.. .
SEE EXCERPTS FROM THE CRAZY COLLEGE TV SHOW, BAKED POTATO, now on YOUTUBE!! But don't tell mom...
Fall Schedule 2013
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Cancel any conflicting commitments, here's the Schedule of upcoming shows
"Keeping the 'X' in Xmas"
Another special Holiday edition of Crazy College. It seems everybody has recorded a silly seasonal song at one time or another, from Buddy Hackett, to Stan Freberg; from The Three Stooges to Bobby "Boris" Pickett and even the Rolling Stones. We're gonna play you some of 'em next time on the Crazy College Holiday Special.
"More Holiday Hilarity"
Christmas time is here again and time to hear more silly Holiday cheer, at least thats what The Beatles kept telling Snoopy. Well get some unwanted decorating tips from the Spike Jones and Eddie Lawrence. And Homer and Jethro take this one last chance to fatten up their gimme list.
"All the news that Stinks"
Its time for the end of the year wrap up from the Capital Steps
Jan 5, 2014
This week we ride the rails with Stan Freberg and Lonnie Donagan, visit the Gay 90s with Albert White and George Gershwin, and pick a few fights with Haywood Banks, Uptown Julie Brown and the Reverend Billy C. Wertz.
To me a house without squeaky floors can never be a home.
Look what some listener sent us: a Steel needle case for 78s. If you loved your recorders, which cost close to a day's salary for the average working man at the time (It's why we need strong unions),
Join me every Sunday evening at 6:00 PM on 91.3 FM, WVUD, Newark where like an babbling brook, they STREAM!
Professor Emeritus Dr. Soupy Sales with eager student:
More News You Can Loose...Check out the interview section for insightful conversations with satirists Tom Lehrer and Stan Freberg, comedian Dayton Allen, Disney animator and founder of The Firehouse Five plus Two, Ward Kimball, and satanic madmad (he was really a nice guy) Brother Theodore and more!.
From the G. Stewart/C. Healy Archives: A 7 year old Andrew Warhola does his first silk screen: "36 Wax Coke Bottles."
Now hear all WVUD's fine programming over the web by going to the web page and then clicking on "LISTEN", something good to do on Sunday nights twix 6 and 7 on WVUD...
Hey, all you big time public radio stations!
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