Just heard an aircheck of a Casey's Top 40 from 11/30/96, when Casey couldn't stop laughing when telling a story about Bryan Adams recording an album at St. Tropez in France, in which the weather wasn't as warm and sunny as Bryan hoped it would be.
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???"
And just two months earlier (on 11-25-72), Casey gaves us an unforgettable singing voice sample of his cartoon character Shaggy, while introducing "Something's Wrong With Me".
I just heard that. Casey said that Austin was credited with singing the Scooby-Doo theme song, then said "But I should get some credit, since I voice Shaggy". Then Casey sang a few bars of it, and ended with "I know what you're thinking. Maybe he [Austin Roberts] should get the credit for it", laughing at his own lack of singing skill.
Post by dukelightning on Dec 4, 2015 19:41:12 GMT -5
^At least a couple of those quips in the 70s show this week. "Sugarloaf, the group not the mountain". "'It Don't Matter to Me'; what do you want, good grammar or good music". He really does make me laugh when he says those things!
Casey laughed in the 12/15/79 show when in a story on failed audio technologies of the past, he described an early attempt at stereo record players that included a playback arm/needle that he said looked like something of "The Incredible Two-Headed Transplant", a movie he appeared in with Bruce Dern in 1971 (and which he also referenced a few weeks earlier when introing Barbra Streisand and Donna Summer's "No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)".
Another interesting aspect of the story was when he referred to "play tapes", small cartridges that were replaced by the 8-track. But by the time he said that in 1979, 8-tracks were also on the way out and would be gone in the next few years. The CK jinx hits again?
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.
That was January 24, 1987.
Quoting this old post since this is the show airing this weekend.
Listening to the 1/22/77 show, Casey chuckled a couple of times while telling the story of the time ELO's Hugh McDowell tossed his cello in the air during a performance and missed it when it came down, breaking the instrument into about a dozen pieces.
Listening to the 1988 B show after it is revealed that Gloria Estefan's name is pronounced "Es-te-fan" not "Est-tay-fan" or the 28 other ways Casey pronounced her name (and after he gave other examples: Sade is "Shaw-day" not ""Shar-Day", Irene Cara is "Care-a" not "Car-a" you get the picture...) Casey laughs after he makes his producer play the clip of Gloria Es-te-fan saying her name correctly. I thought that was cute but he dragged it on a little bit too long.
Post by Michael1973 on May 20, 2016 11:09:19 GMT -5
Not sure if this one's been mentioned, but I just heard an AT20/HotAC show from 2001 in which Casey was talking about the band Staind and how they'd gained a reputation for dark, disturbing lyrics. He begins to read examples, and by the end he is laughing uncontrollably. Very out of character for Casey, especially given the subject matter, but also fun to hear.