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Video of the Week: Batusi!

Posted in News with tags , , on January 21, 2011 by 30daysout

Sorry we haven’t posted lately, it’s been a busy week here in lovely Houston.  Actually we’re still recovering from Tuesday night’s spectacular Ozzy/Slash show … as we complete our recuperation please enjoy this clip from TV’s “Batman,” featuring the best Batusi ever!

Bonus clip: Batman and Robin vs. Green Hornet and Kato!

Holy Batusi! It’s Adam West!!!

Posted in Rock Moment with tags , , , on September 21, 2010 by 30daysout

Well, we missed Adam West’s birthday … on Saturday he turned 82 years old!  I remember West came to Beaumont, Texas, one time in the mid 1970s; I was a sportswriter and he played in some celebrity tennis match on the Lamar University campus.

This woman we knew, Cathy Beene, was a great tennis player and the coach of a college women’s tennis team at the time.  Her doubles partner in the celebrity match was Adam West, so it was a real thrill when she said she’d introduce me.

Man, I used to watch the damn “Batman” TV series when I was in sixth grade – they used to show two episodes a week, part one would leave with some absurd cliffhanger then it would get resolved the next night, “same Bat-time, same Bat-channel!”

Anyway, I met and hung out with Adam West, he was pretty boring actually.  I think he was hitting on our friend Cathy.  And when I reached out to shake his hand goodbye he grabbed my right hand with both of his, looked me straight in the eye and said, just like Batman would have said, “Farewell, my friend, and remember … always keep both hands on the Batrope.”

For that, I will always love Adam West.  He will always be Batman.

MP3: Radio contest Promo by Adam West & Burt Ward

MP3: Texas Bat Crap commercial/”Look Out For The Batman” from the Children’s Treasury of Batman Musical Stories

MP3: “Miranda” (1966 single) by Adam West

MP3: Radio PSA by Adam West, Burt Ward & Yvonne Craig

MP3: “Boy Wonder, I Love You” (1966 single) by Burt Ward

MP3: “The Riddler” by Frank Gorshin

MP3: “Batman” by Jan & Dean

MP3: “Batman A Go-Go” by The Combo Kings

MP3: “Batman” TV show theme

MP3: “Batman Theme” by Sun Ra & the Blues Project

Video: Adam West … I mean Batman …  is BROKE!

Vodpod videos no longer available.

YouTube: Batman and Robin try to save ABC’s fall lineup

Adam West’s personal website

We Met A Superhero!

Posted in Rock Rant with tags , , , , , on May 4, 2009 by 30daysout

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Saturday was Free Comic Book Day and if you have a son or daughter you were probably hangin’ out at your local comic book shop snapping up some freebies.  There may have been some special guests, like a guy who writes or draws comics, signing his latest masterpiece.  Ah, but did your comic book shop have a real, live superhero?

Austin Books did – my son always wanted to do Free Comic Book Day at the venerable shop in Austin, Texas, so we hiked over there on Saturday morning.  This event was so popular there that they had a tent outside with all the free stuff, and a line snaking into the parking lot.  My son John lined up for his freebies, and I went inside the store to register for door prizes.

And inside, a superhero!  The Defuser, winner of the second season of the TV show “Who Wants To Be A Superhero?”  In person, in costume, and with a handful of stuff for him to sign (for 15 bucks a pop, proceeds going to charity).  The Defuser has the ability to stop crime and violence with non-lethal weaponry, and by applying his “enhanced” speed, strength, agility, reflexes, hearing and eyesight to thwart drug dealers, who are his mortal enemies.

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