Fw: [GEMOTO:1518] HD Radio (cheap!)
Thu May 3 07:28:45 EDT 2007
Brings up a fantastic old commercial/old radio/semi-classical music trivia
What semi-classical piece was the basis for TWO 1940s-era singing
commercials for two totally unrelated products and what were the products?
(Different parts of the music selection, which had no vocal in its original
incarnation, were used in the two different singing commercials from the
Artists Life Waltz by Johann Strauss (I think the younger Johann
Strauss--but someone will correct me if I'm wrong)
The commercials were for La Boheme wine (which, in an incredibly declasse
touch--appropriate, I guess, for a cheap sweet red wine that appealed mostly
to winos--was pronounced La BoHEME not La Bo-emm, which is the correct
French pronunciation) and Mad Man Muntz Car Dealership and Kaiser-Fraser
The lyrics went: "With La BoHEME, you can't go wrong/it's the wine that
real-ly rates a song" and "Kai'-zer-Frai'-zer/yours at once/di-rect from Mad
Dan Strassberg, firstname.lastname@example.org
----- Original Message -----
From: "Dave Doherty" <email@example.com>
To: "Roger Kirk" <firstname.lastname@example.org>; "Roger Kolakowski"
Sent: Wednesday, May 02, 2007 11:45 PM
Subject: Re: Fw: [GEMOTO:1518] HD Radio (cheap!)
> Mad Man Muntz.
> Now there's a memory!
> -Dave Doherty
> Skywaves, Inc.
> 97 Webster Street
> Worcester, MA 01603
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Roger Kirk" <email@example.com>
> To: "Roger Kolakowski" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Cc: <email@example.com>
> Sent: Wednesday, May 02, 2007 11:38 PM
> Subject: Re: Fw: [GEMOTO:1518] HD Radio (cheap!)
> > Brings to mind the "Loft Radios" that were so popular in the 50's after
> > WWII surplus hit the market as well as the Muntz TVs that sold so well
> > in NY.
> > Roger Kolakowski wrote:
> >> Last try...
> >> Not a recommendation or a solicitation...you see what I see...
> >> Roger
> >> WA1KAT
> >> ----- Original Message -----
> >> From: Rick J Zach
> >> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> >> Sent: Wednesday, May 02, 2007 2:37 PM
> >> Subject: [GEMOTO:1518] HD Radio (cheap!)
> >> HD Radio (cheap!)
> >> http://www.radiosophy.com/products/hd100.html
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