[Dixielandjazz] Time Travel & Firehouse Five Plus Two

David M Richoux tubaman at tubatoast.com
Tue Oct 13 12:11:32 PDT 2009

In 1955 my family lived just a few miles away from Disneyland, then  
under construction. Just before it opened, my father was stationed to  
a Navy base on Guam, so we all went along. Totally missed the grand  
opening of the park and didn't get back to Southern California until  
1958. However, I watched Mickey Mouse Club faithfully (also the Howdy- 
Doodie Show) and I do vaguely remember seeing some of those Firehouse  
5+2 performances.

So between those shows, the Spike Jones TV show, Ernie Kovacs, Rocky  
and Bullwinkle and a few other strange TV shows) my musical tastes  
were set to "OKOM, Hokum, and Novelty" at a very young age!   (My  
mother did not do anything to discourage this, by the way ;-)

Dave Richoux

On Oct 13, 2009, at 11:08 AM, Gluetje1 at aol.com wrote:

> One way for me to delight in the FF + 2 is to take myself back to   
> Mickey
> Mouse Club days, etc. in my whole mentality.  I still marvel at  how  
> my
> financially struggling pop ever got the money together to drive a  
> wife  and three
> kids from rural Missouri to Disney Land in 1956, with lots of sight  
> to  see
> along the way.  I was the oldest at 16 and probably the most  goggle  
> eyed.
> Now I multiply that by the thousands of other families making  the  
> same
> pilgrimage.  Pretty sweet and impressive really.  Thus I  relish  
> YouTubes like
> this one of FF plus the Mouseketeers and the one of them  playing  
> jazz "at
> work".  Nor very relevant to me whether it was  great music or not  
> since it
> was an experience for lifetime memories and fueled  my love for  
> jazz.  Meant
> I spent a few bucks to listen to others  since.
> <_http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFZr-n5ppJA_
> (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFZr-n5ppJA) >
> <_http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMy38ESTsHA_
> (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMy38ESTsHA) >
> <_http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJnClBaIunk_
> (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJnClBaIunk) >
> I notice all these kinds of clips are getting thousands of you tube   
> views.
> Ginny

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