Mark Evanier has blogged about a mysterious unsold 1967 pilot from Hanna-Barbera with, among other things, a theme song by my favorite songwriters, Burt Bacharach and Hal David. It’s nowhere near as transcendently weird and wonderful as the footage from a Vic Damone special showing Bullwinkle, animated by Benny Washam, dancing to Antonio Carlos Jobim music (I don’t think that’s online anywhere). But it still makes me feel good to know that there are odd intersections of my pop-culture interests left to learn about, and it’s neat to hear a “new” Bacharach and David song. (Even though it sounds like something from the Lost Horizon discard pile.)
Horrifying but true: This is only my third Harry-Go-Round blog post of 2009. I have some excuses, none of which are very good. For one thing, I’ve been blogging like a madman at Technologizer, the site that’s been my day job since July of last year. For another, this site was on an ancient version of WordPress which was A) overridden by crippling spam attacks; B) corrupted; and C) more or less impossible to upgrade. (I’ve moved it to a new WordPress setup with a different theme, which is why our look and feel have changed ever so slightly.
I’m still alive and well, and I swear I’m going to try to blog more often here. Starting very shortly: I was fortunate enough to visit the Walt Disney Family Museum on its opening day earlier this week, and want to tell you all about it.
Meanwhile, the one part of this site that’s been at least sort of active has been our chats. They continue, and continue to be fun–please join us at 6pm PT most every Sunday night.