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Jefferson Starship - Music Groups
Correction, sorry. Slick resigned from JS in 1978, not 1976. -- Submitted By: (joeygatorman) on February 5, 2010, 3:46 pm

Maury - TV Shows
This show just about makes me ashamed that Maury Povich was from D.C. This isn't to say everything Povich did was crap. He was the son of longtime WaPo sports columnist Shirley Povich. He had worked for then-independent television station WTTG, channel 5, for nearly two decades. The first few years of the show were decent. Then came the dumb-as-dirt guests and equally dumb audience members. WDCW, which now airs the show twice a day in D.C., recently claimed the station to have the highest ratings in the time slots Povich airs his slop, which just goes to show that popularity doesn't necessarily equal quality! -- Submitted By: (joeygatorman) on January 29, 2010, 5:52 pm

Jefferson Starship - Music Groups
JS was boned the moment Mickey Thomas was hired to replace Marty Balin on vocals. Now, I could have said Grace Slick boned this fish with those two infamous concerts in Germany in June 1976 (she didn't show up in the first, and compared the audience to Nazis in the second), setting off a chain-reaction of events: Balin left shortly after JS recorded "Light the Sky on Fire" without Grace, and drummer John Barbata was injured in a car accident. Mickey Thomas seemed to be a good fit to replace Balin, as his vocals sparkled on songs such as "Fooled Around and Fell in Love" for the Elvin Bishop Group. I had originally thought "Jane" was a Foreigner song whenever I listened to it on classic rock radio. Imagine my surprise when I found out it was JS. Despite Kantner's and Slick's valiant attempts to return to the classic JS message and sound, it was too late. -- Submitted By: (joeygatorman) on January 27, 2010, 11:52 am

Sanford and Son - TV Shows
The show really started to lose steam in the last two seasons. One of the highlights of the show was the ongoing feud between Fred and Aunt Esther. For the first few seasons, IMO, no two battles were the same, and the jibes came fast and furious. Now they seemed to be going through the motions. As to the Grady episodes, I felt they were all right; in fact, "Aunt Esther and Uncle Woodrow Pffttt..." and "Tyranny, Thy Name is Grady" are my favorites of the bunch. I dare you to see Grady point his rifle off-camera at Lamont thrice in the episode, or watch Aunt Esther infiltrate Lamont's date and not enjoy yourself. This show was a successful meld of "Steptoe and Son" and the West Coast comedy circuit, with Leroy Daniels, Slappy White et al. joining Redd Foxx and LaWanda Page in all the fun. -- Submitted By: (joeygatorman) on January 14, 2010, 6:15 pm


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