All Things TV– with Music theme– Hey, there’s people in that box! How’d they get there? What’s that sound?

Music selections for “All Things TV” could go in so many directions that I’m dying to find out what Bear, Willow and Johnny have posted. I’m NOT looking until I get this post into my blogcasa.  Television is a medium with a great deal of untapped POSITIVE potential.  There’s been some over the years, depending on your view of reality–scratches head about those shows I don’t know why money and time is wasted upon when there’s some much great stuff PBS could be overflowing with–but for the most part, it’s hardly scratched the surface of what it could do. I think that’s why the internet is so vital a resource–as long as it’s UNcontrolled and Uncensored. Hmm. Yeah. We’ve got some problems on that score, Houston. Yes, this creates problem because you get the good with the bad–ooo sounds just like the choices in certain garden of Earthly delights…hmm. Okay,trying to keep an open mind is often a troublesome venture indeed. From personal experience I do know that the strange box can inform, educate and inspire the imagination by bringing new things into a curious mind without the means to travel at will. What you get depends on what channel you select–just like where you go in cyberspace depends on where your fingertips take you via the symbols on your keyboard.

I’m hoping that between the four of us participating in this theme spree that all our views are expanded.

As I recently shared with Johnny–just go with the flow–I’m sharing what flowed my way. Please feel free to share your take on Musical Selections for “All Things TV”.  Careful –ALL–covers a lot of territory. LOL.


To start off here’s some warm fuzzies for real via television–on-screen love story goes live. I could have selected a totally musical version, but I thought this works better for people who otherwise would have no clue what’s going here or why I’ve posted it.

“At This Moment” –I think the vocalist is Billy Vera.

Alex and Ellen —  Michael and Tracy


Yeah, it was odd, and very nice, watching Michael J. Fox fall hard for Tracy Polland on a television show called “Family Ties.” Considering his return to television as a TV personally with Parkinson’s this is a tip of the hat to him –and a media that usually wants everyone on-screen Picture Perfect. Maybe it’s finally growing up? Hmm. Yeah, that might be stretching it way too much for American television.


How Television Works with Piano Sonata No. 11 in A Major, K. 331: III. Alla Turca – Allegretto” performed by  Mehveş Emeç

Uploaded on Sep 25, 2006

Devon Grey’s trilogy, The Corporate Media Survival Guide introduces viewers to television’s hidden technology and the unspoken corporate agenda that surrounds it.


35 Years of Television Music from the Land Down Under–  Yes, there is music on television in Australia.  Picked this one because it features someone who was part of the television music scene now talking about that the very same time period–and looking forward.


Molly Meldrum presents the history of Australian music television from 1956-1991.


“The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” by Gil Scott-Heron—Or will it? Oh those damn smart phones and all their streamings. Heads Up!

First there was MASH taking on the Korean War experience and then there was China Beach.   I think my son learned a few things about the world at large a little too soon watching this program.  It might have contributed to his ongoing perspective: “It’s all pointless.”  Not to mention his attitude towards the recruiters who kept calling on the phone via the No Child Left Behind agenda that provides student info to the armed forces.  Everyone was always polite –until he told them he didn’t want to travel around the world killing people and trying not to get his head blown off. Yeah, that sort of put a damper on their ‘get money for your higher education goals’ carrot.
China Beach theme,  “Reflections” by Diana Ross and the Supremes
One reason Why the Smothers Brothers Show was cancelled by CBS ~~  Or  ~~~ Comedy  gets the axe for finally going too far to be tolerated.  Pete Seeger sang and was recorded and was cut from the show already in deep shit for its political satire. I’ve included the Smothers Brothers’ interview for some contextual background information.
Pete Seeger “Waist Deep in the Big Muddy”
highwayman012  upload
The Smothers Brothers on cancellation of show
Tom Smothers and Dick Smothers were interviewed for nearly three hours in Las Vegas, NV in 2000. See the entire interview @… and…
Well the lyrics pretty much say it all. I selected this particular video partly for the incredible energy of the performance, the views, the audience and the discussion after the song.  Also, the lyrics are uncensored.
Green Day “American Idiot”
Don’t want to be an American idiot.
Don’t want a nation under the new media.
And can you hear the sound of hysteria?
The subliminal mind-fuck America.Welcome to a new kind of tension.
All across the alien nation.
Where everything isn’t meant to be okay.
Television dreams of tomorrow.
We’re not the ones who’re meant to follow.
For that’s enough to argue.

Well maybe I’m the faggot America.
I’m not a part of a redneck agenda.
Now everybody do the propaganda.
And sing along to the age of paranoia.

Welcome to a new kind of tension.
All across the alien nation.
Where everything isn’t meant to be okay.
Television dreams of tomorrow.
We’re not the ones who’re meant to follow.
For that’s enough to argue.

Don’t want to be an American idiot.
One nation controlled by the media.
Information Age of hysteria.
It’s calling out to idiot America.

Welcome to a new kind of tension.
All across the alien nation.
Where everything isn’t meant to be okay.
Television dreams of tomorrow.
We’re not the ones who’re meant to follow.
For that’s enough to argue.

“American Idiot” by Green Day from ‘American Idiot,’ available now. From “Bullet In A Bible” DVD. Directed by Samuel Bayer.Watch the official video for “American Idiot” here:…

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Technology in the Classroom –History of Television  with “The Charleston” and Of Monsters and Little Men “Little Talks”
Extra video–barely qualifies as a music selection. Can you identify the music in the background track?


  1. willowdot21 said,

    October 8, 2013 at 8:54 pm

    Brilliant…… sadly I had to pass on this one but I am going to do Jonny’s one ! I have been so busy and now I am playing catch up!!

    • October 8, 2013 at 9:16 pm

      Hello willowdot21! Hey, no problem, the point is to have some fun and collaboration at will with these. So you play when you can and want to. Johnny’s theme has me going bonkers with all the possibilities. LOL. Have fun!

  2. October 7, 2013 at 7:11 pm

    “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” by Gil Scott-Heron. Wow! Smother’s Brothers 🙂 Pete Seeger. Eva, you’ve got a jump on Johnny’s theme. 🙂 Some much information on and about TV. Maybe I’ve missed out over the years??? hahahaha!! ps I knew nothing about Oz TV.

    • October 7, 2013 at 7:21 pm

      Hmm, I doubt you missed out, Bear. But for at times some very interesting things zoomed across television screens. Now there’s the world wide web for all the zoom you can handle. So much going on behind the scenes. Knowing the ‘control’ of tv prompts a certain perspective on the efforts to control the internet. If big bro can–he will–unless we say no no, hands off our freedom of speech. The Smothers Brothers bring up that point in reference to the show. Oh the POWER of comedy–and music.

      • October 7, 2013 at 8:06 pm

        I was home alone the morning of 9/11 when I decided to turn on the news channel and see what was going on out in the world. As you suggested, something interesting zoomed across the screen.

      • October 8, 2013 at 4:33 am

        Interesting,I too was home alone and something online prompted me to turn on the tv just as a plane hit a building. I might be one of the most ‘detached’ viewers of this event anywhere. I stood there staring at the tv thinking ‘Well, doesn’t that fuck all. Now they’ve got their reason for ww 3″. After that I was totally objective about everything that was on the news regarding the entire situation” Perhaps it had something to do with our encounter regarding your relative and friend. I know people who were worried their homes were about to be bombed. I was like “why?” What’s your home got to do with starting a war? Hmm?”
        And then I remember at the time of the ‘gulf war’ my daughter asking if all the bombing meant she couldn’t go outside to play. My response was, “You can go outside and play but a lot of other children on the other side of the world can’t. That’s where the bombs are falling.” She was not pleased.
        ……so much for random thoughts…..

  3. slpmartin said,

    October 7, 2013 at 6:48 pm

    Nice series of videos…good start to the week.

    • October 7, 2013 at 7:15 pm

      LOL–charles—do you type with silver tipped fingers? Hmm? Hello and thank you very much, poet.

  4. Johnny Ojanpera said,

    October 7, 2013 at 6:32 pm

    Reblogged this on johnny ojanpera and commented:
    Very interesting selections this round.

  5. Johnny Ojanpera said,

    October 7, 2013 at 6:31 pm

    Good ones. You covered a very long stretch of time. And no, the revolution will not be televised. It hasn’t been to date…

    • October 7, 2013 at 7:13 pm

      What ‘channels’ have you not been watching, Johnny? -Just teasing. -she gigggles—Oh that damn livestream from One Police Plaza in NYC about two years back—ooo my what television station would ever have had the NERVE to air that gathering? Hmm?

      • Johnny Ojanpera said,

        October 7, 2013 at 7:36 pm

        Yeah, but there is much more to it than that. Much of it happening very quietly. I also haven’t watched tv at any length in 8 years…

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