Here is the Monday Daily Lenny.
Please Enjoy Fat Boy:
Satire at the Expense of Used Car Salesmen
(Among Other Things Just as Unimportant)
“Rocket to Stardom.”
“a Stone Age talent-search television program that pre-dated “American Idol” by half a century. It might also be described as a pre-Pleistocene “Gong Show” — though it lacked the gong and snarky host, Chuck Barris.”
“Rocket to Stardom” was a psychotherapist’s dream: a slow-motion train wreck distributed via TV for rubberneckers and the unhinged.
The Los Angeles Times once referred to it as a “freak show,” and in some respects it was. But a number of amateurs who appeared on the show were able to launch successful performing careers. Sitting atop that list is Duane Eddy, a Grammy Award winner who’s been called the greatest rock ‘n’ roll instrumentalist of all time.
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And as come to be expected, Word-Depressed will not allow me to edit this as I would like to.
The above is obviously Kris Kristofferson and sorta germane to the subject matter of this post. And thank Y’all once again if you have made it this far. Your time spent here is always appreciated.