Wednesday, December 1, 2010

The Show Is UP: Andy Williams Ate Dog Food

We've had some odd moments over the years on this program. Chubby Checker's rant, Tony Curtis' spunk, Steve Wynn's frequent eating noises. But this must come in the Top 10 -- Andy Williams going on, in all seriousness, about how delicious Alpo is. The show, thus, is up. It was in the feed for iTunes or Zune subscribers as early as Monday. That's free, y'know, as is the iTunes software. You can click on the date below to get it to play or right-click on it to download it to listen at your leisure.

Nov. 29: An Andy Williams Holiday Special
– With Dog Food

You think of Andy Williams, you think Christmas specials, Moon River and Branson, Missouri. You do NOT think of LSD, eating dog food or strident political commentary. Williams, the legendary crooner who’s now 83, appears in December at the Las Vegas Hilton, so Steve chatted with him about some of the revelations in the book, including the time he saw Frank Sinatra flash his brutal side and what it was like to be on the funeral train with Bobby Kennedy’s coffin.

In Banter: A Cosmo preview, a debate over food critic anonymity, gambling as a cure for "homosexual problems," an El Cortez room design contest and a Thanksgiving Day fire.

Links to stuff discussed:

Andy Williams’ site
Get tickets to see Andy Williams at the Las Vegas Hilton on Dec 23-24
We’re nominated for Trippies for blog, Twitterer and podcast
The weird rules of the Nov. 20 Northwestern v Illinois game at Wrigley Field
The Cosmopolitan’s innovative Identity Club, from the Las Vegas Sun
The blog and LVW column regarding the Eating Las Vegas book and controversy
Las Vegas Sun’s interactive package about El Cortez’s room-design contest
The R-J’s piece on the prison jail's casino and “homosexual problems”
Harrah’s becomes Caesars Entertainment
Heidi Fleiss’ fire in Pahrump and the birds