Tuesday, June 24, 2014

NY Times Bestseller List (Fiction) June 22nd 2014

New York Times Bestseller List
Hardback Fiction
Week Ending June 22nd 2014

10 - China Dolls - Lisa See
Three Asian-American women meet in San Francisco in 1938 at the Forbidden City nightclub.

9  -  Save The Date - Mary Kay Andrews
A wedding florist tries to shore up her career with Savannah's society event of the season, but she has competition and other complications.

8  -  The Smoke at Dawn - Jeff Shaara
In the summer of 1863, the stage is set for a confrontation at Chattanooga that could determine the fate of the divided nation;  the third book in a series about the Civil War.

7  -  The One and Only - Emily Giffin
(3 weeks on list)

6  -  Midnight in Europe - Alan Furst
A Spanish lawyer working in Paris on the eve of World War II joins a mission to help the Republican troops.

5  -  A Shiver of Light - Laurell K. Hamilton
In the ninth Meredith Gentry paranormal romance, Merry must save herself and her triplets from Taranis, King of Light and Illusion.

4  -  The Goldfinch - Donna Tarrtt
(33 weeks on list)

3  -  The Hurricane Sisters - Dorothea Benton Frank
Three generations of women endure a stormy summer in South Carolina's Lowcountry.

2  -  Skin Game - Jim Butcher
(2nd week on list)  (last week at #1)

1  -  Mr. Mercedes - Stephen King
A driver plows into a crowd at a job fair, killing eight.  The killer then taunts a suicidal ex-cop, who must stop another, deadlier attack.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Casey Kasem 1932-2014

Casey was very influential to me as a teenager and I went into radio (for a short time) because I wanted to do a show like American Top 40.  Life got in the way but I still listened and still want to be Casey and thanks to internet he will always be with us.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Bonanza - Season 6 (1964-65)

Bonanza, the classic family western aired on NBC from 1959 to 1973 and spent its 6th, 7th and 8th seasons as the #1 show on network prime time television.
Starring Lorne Greene and patriarch Ben Cartwright with 3 grown sons - Adam, Hoss (Eric) and Little Joe. 
They ran the largest ranch in the Nevada territory, The Ponderosa.

Season 6
Hound Dog
episode 25
aired March 21st 1965

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Old Time Radio Show of the Week

This week, we go back to June 14th 1950 for the final performance of Harold Peary as The Great Gildersleeve.   
Harold played Gildy for 13 years on radio, starting on "The Johnson Wax Program starring Fibber McGee and Molly" in 1939 as Throckmorton Gildersleeve 
In 1941 Gildy was "spun off" to his own show, Harold Peary stayed as Gildersleeve until 1950.  He left after the 1949-50 season and was replaced by soundalike Willard Waterman who finished with the radio version in 1957.  Waterman also played Gildersleeve on 39 episodes of the television version for NBC in 1955.

NY Times Bestseller List (Non Fiction) June 15th 2014

New York Times Bestseller List
Hardback Non Fiction
Week Ending June 15th 2014
(click on title to view at Amazon)

10 - Flash Boys - Michael Lewis
(9 weeks on list)

9  -  No Place To Hide - Glenn Greenwald
(3 weeks on list)

8  -  A Fighting Chance - Elizabeth Warren
(6 weeks on list)

7  -  Tibetan Peach Pie - Tom Robbins
The author of novels like "Even Cowgirls Get the Blues" and "Another Roadside Attraction"  recalls his colorful life.

6  -  Finding Me - Michelle Knight and Michelle Burford
(4 weeks on list)

5  -  Stress Test - Timothy F Geithner
(3 weeks on list)

4  -  Think Like a Freak - Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner
(3 weeks on list)

3  -  The Closer - Mariano Rivera with Wayne Coffey
(4 weeks on list)

2  -  Capital In The Twenty-First Century - Thomas Piketty
(8 weeks on list)

1  -  One Nation - Ben Carson with Candy Carson
(2 weeks on list) (2nd week at #1)
Carson, a retired pediatric neurosurgeon, now a Fox News contributor, offers solutions to problems in health and education based on capitalism, not government.

NY Times Bestseller List (Fiction) June 15th 2014

New York Times Bestseller List
Hardback Fiction
Week Ending June 15th 2014

10 - The Lincoln Myth - Steve Berry
(2 weeks on list)
The ex-government operative Cotton Malone becomes involved in a dangerous conflict set in motion by the founding fathers.

9  -  Natchez Burning - Greg Iles
(5 weeks on list)

8  -  Field of Prey - John Sanford
(4 weeks on list)

7  -  The Target - David Baldacci
(6 weeks on list)

6  -  All The Light We Cannot See - Anthony Doerr
(4 weeks on list)

5  -  Unlucky 13 - James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
(4 weeks on list)

4  -  The One and Only - Emily Giffin
(2 weeks on list) (Last week's #1)
A woman who has grown up and made her life in a small, football-obsessed Texas town begins to expand her horizons.

3  -  The Goldfinch - Donna Tartt
(32 weeks on list)

2  -  Ghost Ship - Clive Cussler and Graham Brown
Kurt Austin, Joe Zavala and the rest of the NUMA crew investigate a sinister organization responsible for vanishing scientists, suspicious accidents and a human trafficking ring.

1  -  Skin Game - Jim Butcher
The Chicago wizard Harry Dresden is forced to help an enemy break into a high security vault.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Gunsmoke - Season 3

1957-58 was the 3rd season of Gunsmoke on CBS and the first of 4 consecutive seasons as the #1 show on primetime television.

Joe Phy
Season 3 episode 17
January 4th 1958
(guest star Morey Amsterdam)