Cauli Le Chat

Cauli Le Chat
Cauli Le Chat, MPL Roving Reporter

Monday, June 3, 2013

Up on the Silver Screen: Summer Storytime

Summer Storytime begins today, and it arrives on the silver screen.  Well, your Internet device probably has an LCD display, so it's not really silver, like movie theater screens used to be (and maybe still are--I haven't visited a movie theater in ages).  This week's theme is about construction; next week's is gardening and growing plants.  Watch and listen as Crafty Gal reads to you personally!

Read Along With Me, by Miss Michelle @ MPL
I'm Dirty, by Kate & Jim McMullan

Read Along With Me, by Miss Michelle @ MPL
Tip Tip Dig Dig, by Emma Garcia

Read Along With Me, by Miss Michelle @ MPL
Up, Down, and Around, by Katherine Ayres

Read Along With Me, by Miss Michelle @ MPL
Whose Garden Is It? by Mary Ann Hoberman

Read Along With Me, by Miss Michelle @ MPL
The Enormous Carrot, by Vladimir Vagin

Read Along With Me, by Miss Michelle @ MPL
My Garden, by Kevin Henkes




Your Roving Reporter On The Go,


Cauli Le Chat



P.S.  "Garden Party," by Rick Nelson (1940-1985) (backed by the Stone Canyon Band), was based on Nelson's real-life experience playing at the Rock 'n Roll Revival concert at Madison Square Garden (October 15, 1971), when he was boo'ed off the stage for playing his then-country style songs rather than his earlier, teeny-bopper pop tunes that made him famous as a musician (when he was billed as Ricky Nelson).  Actually, he was already famous as an actor on the television series The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet (1952-1966), which was based on Nelson's TV-performing family. It wasn't reality television--everything was scripted like a traditional situation comedy--but it was a precursor to reality shows over 50 years later.  "Garden Party" was released as a single and was also included on an LP by the same title (1972).  Here's a video of Nelson performing the song, or at least lip-synching (badly) to the recording.  Hey, it's a great song, so slack shall be cut.  Nelson was a much more talented musician/songwriter than he was credited during his "heart-throb" TV days.

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