I promised I would try to write a blog without any mention of *****. It might be next to impossible, but here it goes.
It’s Friday. It’s been a long week. Lots of news to cover. Not a lot of it is good either.
Here’s something positive: Barbra Streisand released a new album overnight. It’s called “Release Me 2.” It’s her second album of previously-recorded songs that she never released. Of particular note… Streisand’s duet with Kermit the Frog. They sing “Rainbow Connection.” It’s fun. The album is good. I’m not a good critic on this subject, however. If you know me, you know I love Barbra Streisand. I love her a lot.
Here’s something interesting. A Lucille Ball radio show. I’m not talking about “My Favorite Husband” either. That was her radio show that led to “I Love Lucy” on TV.
This show is something else entirely. It’s a talk show. No, it’s more like a podcast. It’s called “Let’s Talk to Lucy.”
As it turns out, Lucille Ball had a talk show on CBS radio in 1964 and 1965. Somehow between doing her TV show and running Desilu Studios, she did a radio show.
According to the New York Post, Lucy carried a “recording device” and recorded conversations with her friends.
These things are short. Just a few minutes long. Lucy talks to Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Bob Hope, and wait for it… Barbra Streisand.
She also talks to the less famous, too. My biggest takeaway so far… it’s a fascinating look at a woman whom we all thought we knew as “Lucy.” It turns out Lucille Ball was smart, sophisticated and opinionated.
Lucy’s daughter, Lucie Arnaz, calls the recordings, “a treasure trove of personal information from some of the greatest talents of American entertainment.”
The Lucy interviews are running on SXM channel 104 right now. Also, on Pandora and Stitcher.
Okay, that’s all I got. Streisand and Lucy. For the record, I never said *****. I feel good about it.
Have a great weekend.