Mister Ron's Basement II
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Tue, May 31 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #43

A naughty tune recorded in 1899, and another Charles Battell Loomis piece about a young man's choice of profession.

Time: approx three minutes

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The Charles Battell Loomis Catalog of Stories is at:

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Direct download: revry-2005-05-31.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:57am EST

Thu, May 26 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #42

Charles Battell Loomis was one of the funniest writers ever, even if mostly forgotten today. Here is a piece of his-- Mr. Hay's Memory System -- from 1920, along with a little Russian Rag.

Time: approx six and a half minutes

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The Charles Battell Loomis Catalog of Stories is at:

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Direct download: revry-2005-05-26.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:52am EST

Wed, May 25 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #41

A 1905 piece by Wallace Irwin dealing with the primacy of the dollar over natural wonders. Of course, it's a good thing it isn't that way these days.

Ahem.

Also, the Seventh Ragtime Orchestra manages to entertain us from far back in 1897.

Time: approx four minutes

Mister Ron's Basement is now possessed of a nice new microphone system, and as soon as Mister Ron gets the hang of using the thing, there should be a marked improvement in sound quality. You may even notice it now. Comments are welcome at revry@panix.com.

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Direct download: revry-2005-05-25.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:46pm EST

Tue, May 24 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #40

A somewhat short poem by Bert Leston Taylor, and a bit of a toe tapping number from the Melody Kings.

Time: approx two minutes

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Direct download: revry-2005-05-24-1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:47pm EST

Mon, May 23 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #39

James M. Bailey, noted writer of Connecticut lifestyles back in the late 1800s gives us a short story -- "After the Funeral." Also some nice clarinet playing from a 1900 wax cylinder.

Time: approx four and a half minutes

Mister Ron's Basement is now possessed of a nice new microphone system, and as soon as Mister Ron gets the hang of using the thing, there should be a marked improvement in sound quality. You may even notice it now. Comments are welcome at revry@panix.com.

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
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The James M. Bailey Catalog of Stories is at:

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Direct download: revry-2005-05-24.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:43am EST

Sun, May 22 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #38

An anonymous tale from around the turn of the last century about a truly persistent salesman, and a bit of a Scott Joplin piano roll rag.

Time: approx five minutes


Mister Ron's Basement is now possessed of a nice new microphone system, and as soon as Mister Ron gets the hang of using the thing, there should be a marked improvement in sound quality. You may even notice it now. Comments are welcome at revry@panix.com.

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
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Direct download: revry-2005-05-22.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:39pm EST

Thu, May 19 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #37

A familiar short poem, presented in its entirety, including parts that aren't quite so familiar. And an extended portion of a 1936 classic song to keep your toes tapping.

Time: approx three and a half minutes

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Direct download: revry-2005-05-19.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:36pm EST

Wed, May 18 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #36

After going Back to Baltimore, we hear Nathaniel Hawthorne's take on 'The English Matron.'

The winner of the 1906 edition of 'Pigs is Pigs' is Jen, a listener from England. THANKS to everyone who entered, and please watch for our next Freebie!

Tme: approx seven minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
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Direct download: revry-2005-05-18.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:34am EST

Mon, May 16 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #35

'The Dying Gag' -- a unique slant on showbiz from turn-of-the-century New York Herald humorist James Ford. Also, a bit of a 1911 tune, 'When Sunday Rolls Around'.

Time: approx seven minutes

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Direct download: revry-2005-05-16.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:32pm EST

Sun, May 15 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #34

A little Cakewalking from the Peerless Orchestra from 1904, and an ode to typewriting by a forgotten poet.

Time: approx two and a half minutes

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Direct download: revry-2005-05-15.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:30pm EST

Thu, May 12 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #33

Miss Ada Jones entertains us with a 1908 ditty, 'When Grandma Was A Girl.' Also, from 1900, a collection of funny advertisements.

Note that Mister Ron is having a contest and will be giving away a nifty book from 1906: a small hardback edition of Ellis Parker Butler's 'Pigs is Pigs'. Entering is simple -- just go to http://www.ronevry.com and read the instructions! The deadline to enter is May 15, 2005!

Time: approx five minutes

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Direct download: revry-2005-05-12.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:28pm EST

Wed, May 11 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #32

An anecdote from Stephen Leacock from 1915, yada, yada...well, so and so...also, Roll 'Em Girls! Roll Your Own!

Time: approx six minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
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The Stephen Leacock Catalog of Stories is at:

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Direct download: revry-2005-05-11.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:25am EST

Tue, May 10 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #31

Shocking behavior from Modern Youth -- a scandalous 1902 story from The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, and a titillating song from 1910!

Time: approx nine and a half minutes

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Direct download: revry-2005-05-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:18pm EST

Mon, May 09 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #30

A 1917 ode to being a Vaudeville Headliner by Walter J.Kingsley, and a tune from the same year about Lloyd George's Beer.

Time: approx six minutes

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Direct download: revry-2005-05-09.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:20pm EST

Fri, May 06 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #29

A 1900 translation concerning a nifty stunt by Bias, an ancient Greek wise guy. Also a taste of a tinfoil cylinder recording from 1895.

Time: approx four minutes

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Direct download: revry-2005-05-06.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:18pm EST

Thu, May 05 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #28

An hilarious and touching story from 1888 by Eugene Field called 'Doc Stebbins,' and a touch of Brunswick Brevities.

Time: approx thirteen minutes

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Direct download: revry-2005-05-05.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:14am EST

Wed, May 04 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #27

Some fiendish humor from Ambrose Bierce (1873).

Time: approx three minutes

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The Ambrose Bierce Catalog of Stories is at:

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Direct download: revry-2005-05-04.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:10pm EST

Mon, May 02 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #26

Some catchy Dadaist music, and a wisp of poetry from Kurt Schwitters.

Time: approx four minutes

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Direct download: revry-2005-05-02a.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:08am EST

Mister Ron's Basement #25 Sun, May 01 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #25

An 1886 bit of fluff about pillows from George W. Peck, and some more monkey music...

Time: approx four minutes



The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
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The George W. Peck Catalog of Stories is at:

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Direct download: revry-2005-05-02.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:01pm EST