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The Featherstones

The Featherstones Sing Commercial Hits

Our annual summer visit with our cousins, Carrie and Andy, was always a highly anticipated event by my brother Hugh and I. Perhaps none was as memorable as the Summer of 1983, for the simple reason that we made a large number of tape recordings. Here, for your enjoyment, is a selection of "cover versions" of popular commercials at that time. Personally, my favorite bit is a song that Andy sang... a fun-loving song about lollypops and skipping ropes... that we later re-recorded, substituting questionable language.

PLAYLIST:
Miller Beer
E.F. Hutton Brokerage Firm
Kraft Mac and Cheese
Tums
Smurfberry Crunch
Andy's "LollyPops and Skipping Ropes"
Alternate Version: "Lollypops and Doo Doo Ropes"

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August 9th, 2010 at 7:04 pm

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The Hugh Scott Show - CLICK and LISTEN

I have always taken an almost over-serious approach to my tape recording. The sheer joy of tape recording was often overshadowed by technical issues, like making sure that the little needle wasn't going into the red part, keeping people from holding the mic too close to their mouths (still a constant problem), and trying to prevent the narrative from getting sidetracked by too many silly noises. This is a lot for an eight year old to think about.

Thank goodness my brother Hugh came along. He was, and continues to be, very silly, indeed. When things got too heavy, he could always be counted on for a made-up-word, absurdist "routine", or perhaps a ridiculous He-Man adventure. And, by the mid-80's, a signature form of beatboxing. Until then, though, he mainly appeared as a "guest" on classic programs like the aptly named "Norman Scott Show".

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Written by normscott

April 28th, 2010 at 8:21 pm

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