Post by at40petebattistini on Jun 3, 2012 9:25:26 GMT -5
There have been many AT40 moments when Casey slightly stepped out of character and said something that made us chuckle, snicker, and even laugh out loud.
Based on an observation from atruefan (described below -- thanks, Jim!), I hope that we can compile a list of these occasions with hopes that someone, at some point, will piece them altogether into one audio track.
It was the May 20, 1978 program where Casey introduced Sweet's latest record. He identified a few song titles describing what love is and then questioned, "Love Is Like...Oxygen???"
Post by dukelightning on Jun 3, 2012 10:06:05 GMT -5
In the 6/1/74 show played on SXM, it was Casey who chuckled at the end of a story he told about this kid who had written to Capitol records complaining that his parents would not let him listen to Blue Swede's "Hooked on a Feeling". His parents thought in the opening lines, they were saying something bad. Casey chuckled as he said, "If those parents are listening, let me assure you that what they are singing is no more of an R rated statement than hickory dickory dock"!
I have two for you... 1/31/76--His odd voice (W.C. Fields? Al Jolson?) impression at the end of Wing & A Prayer's "Baby Face". THAT one dang near freaked me out the first time I heard it!! 1987 (not sure which show it was on)---Singing along with Gloria Estefan in the outro to "Uh-Oh (Fallin' In Love)" and then giggling and remarking "Now you know why I never became a singer" or something like that.
The 2002 AT40/AT20 story on the Vienna Vegetable Orchestra was one of the rare moments where Casey truly couldn't contain himself with laughter.
There was another time in early 2003 on AT40, when telling a story on Celine Dion I believe, he laughed when reading a description of many many children sharing a small bedroom, lost composure, and actually uttered an "umm" as he tried to get back on track with the story.
1987 (not sure which show it was on)---Singing along with Gloria Estefan in the outro to "Uh-Oh (Fallin' In Love)" and then giggling and remarking "Now you know why I never became a singer" or something like that.
And remember, this stuff actually carries even more weight than it seems, since most shows (what, post Dick Clark, right?) were voicetracked or the equivalent -- so someone *made the decision not to retrack the break*.
And they say Casey only read what was given to him by his writers. My take on it is you don't get anywhere in this business if you're not familiar with the folks you are speaking about. Therefore being able to add wit to the stories just shows Casey's knowledge of the music and the fact that he can see the funny side of things.....which if we all did...the world would be a happier place.
Post by dukelightning on Jul 16, 2012 7:40:16 GMT -5
Or one of the weekend's other shows, the SXM show when concluding a story about prank calls a guy who last name was Abba was getting in Australia. Casey said, "Well Mr. Abba, I sincerely hope those prank calls come to a halt. And as much as I hate to do this to you, I really have no choice. Mamma Mia is at #32 in the US this week. So please forgive me."