Music – 1980 – The Blues Brothers Live – Something Special Just For You

DOG COMMENTARY: The Blues Brothers are an American blues and soul revivalist band which was founded in 1978 by comedy actors Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi as part of a musical sketch on Saturday Night Live….as Belushi and Aykroyd fronted the band….respectively in character as lead vocalist “Joliet” Jake Blues and harmonica player/vocalist Elwood Blues.  The band was composed of well-known and respected musicians….and debuted as the musical…

Boxing – 1981 – 10 Round Middleweight Bout – Bobby Czyz Vs Rick Noggle

DOG ASIDE: This 1981 middleweight boxing match between Bobby Czyz verses Rick Noggle took place on June 6, 1981 at the Sun Dome in Tampa Bay, Florida….which was carried on NBC Sportsworld featuring Marv Albert and Dr. Ferdie Pacheco behind the mikes calling the fight.  Czyz would enter the fight at 14 – 0…. while…

Music – 1980 – Austin City Limits – Gail Davies

DOG ASIDE: Gail Davies is an American singer/songwriter and the first female record producer in country music….as se is the daughter of country singer Tex Dickerson and the sister of songwriter Ron Davies….who established herself as a successful singer and songwriter during the 1970’s and 1980’s by scoring numerous Top 10 and Top 20 Billboard hits.  She was one of country…

Comedy – 1930 – Short Film – Our Gang – The Many Business Of The Little Rascals

DOG COMMENTARY:  Our Gang which was later known as The Little Rascals are a series of American comedy short films about a group of poor neighborhood children and their adventures…..which was created by comedy producer Hal Roach….as the series was produced from 1922 to 1944….and is noted for showing children behaving in a relatively natural way….as Roach and original director Robert F. McGowan worked to…

Music – 1980 – Austin City Limits – Marty Robbins – El Paso

DOG COMMENTARY: Marty Robbins was an American singer, songwriter, actor, multi-instrumentalist and racing driver. One of the most popular and successful country and western singers of all time for most of his near four-decade career….while often topping the country music charts…..with several of his songs having crossover success as pop hits.   After his discharge from the military in 1947, he…

News – 1984 – KVUE Ch 24 News – With Pat Comer + Weather With Troy Kimmell

DOG COMMENTARY: This 1984 KVUE Channel 24 News Brief with Pat Comer at the news desk and legendary Austin weatherman Troy Kimmel….who is still bringing the news some 24 years later in 2018….as this News Brief took place during ABC’s coverage of the 1984 Olympics….so, this particular video has a “double barrel shotgun” effect of emotions….cuz Bone…

Comedy – 1985 – HBO Special – Not Necessarily The News – Part 3

DOG ASIDE:  Not Necessarily the News is an American satirical sketch comedy series that first aired on HBO in September 1982 as a comedy special….and then ran as a series from 1983 to 1990…as it was Conan O’Brien and Greg Daniels’s first professional television writing gig. The show was considered an inspiration and a predecessor to future news satirical programs like The Daily Show, The…

Movie – 1957 – Walt Disney Animation – The Prince + The Pauper – Starring Mickey Mouse

DOG COMMENTARY: The Prince and the Pauper is an animated feature film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and directed by George Scribner….as it features the voice of Wayne Allwine as Mickey Mouse….with a storyline that is inspired by the Mark Twain story of the same name….as this film was Disney’s final use of the traditional ink-and-paint and camera process that was used in all their animated productions before…