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Ukulele Status

Posted in Miscellaneous Static, Pop culture with tags , , , , , on August 5, 2008 by Andy

I’m finishing up Ed McMahon’s (yes, that guy) book on the early years of television (“When Television Was Young“). It’s surprisingly informative and entertaining, and it comes from a man who was involved with television from day one. McMahon is cheesy, corny, and a little old-fashioned, but you do get the sense of how world-changing the device was, and how inextricably linked television would be with pop music. Continue reading