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My inner 9-year-old is buzzed

News item: Columbia Pictures is planning to make a movie based on “The Green Hornet.”

Exciting news for someone who loved “The Green Hornet” when it aired on ABC in 1966 and 1967.

Hope it happens. Not a good track record so far, though. At least two other big studios have tried and failed. The gent who’s producing this time is responsible for the “Fast and the Furious” and the “XXX” films. You be the judge on that.

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That’s Van Williams on the left. He played Britt Reid, a crusading newspaper editor who was the Green Hornet. For a kid who loved superheroes and newspapers, that was a great combination.

That’s Bruce Lee on the right. You know who he is. He played Kato.

You know the theme music, too. That’s Al Hirt on the trumpet.

Last month, the fine folks at Check the Cool Wax posted “The Horn Meets The Hornet,” an album full “popular TV themes of intrigue” by Al Hirt. He also covers/interprets the themes from “Batman,” “The Monkees” and “Get Smart.” You be the judge on that, too.

A couple of links to the zipped full-album download are here, after you scroll down to Feb. 8.

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“Green Hornet Theme,” Al Hirt, from “The Horn Meets The Hornet,” 1966.

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More to come

What you will find here, once the mp3s start going up, are bits and pieces from my music collection. That collection dates to 1971, when I was 14. I started earlier, but no longer have my 45s.

My taste in music has been described by a friend who also blogs about music as “eclectic but impeccable.”

I’m not so sure about “impeccable” — how do I explain having several Styx albums back in the day? — but “eclectic” certainly applies.

So we will make our way through obscurities and guilty pleasures, old faves and new faves. There will be a little bit of everything — rock, R&B, blues, country, swing, roots, rockabilly, soul, jazz and probably a few more genres I’ve forgotten.

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Filed under February 2007, Sounds like bull to me

About those links

I’ve been reading audioblogs for about a year now. I’ve been exposed to a bunch of new sounds I otherwise wouldn’t have heard. I have the folks listed at right — and some others — to thank for that.

They are among my favorite blogs, and most of the folks who run them have been a delight to meet, if only via e-mail. They’ve set the bar high.

I hope this blog, as it gets going, can meet their standards.

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