(Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata)
It's night time in the big city
A pet poodle scratches at a window
The last piece of pie is gone
“This is your man in the moon welcoming you to 60 minutes of lunar melodies. In the background, Charlie Parker playing Ornithology. Based on the chord structure of How High The Moon, which tells ya that the moon is far away and love is far away too…Wow, that one sure knocked some heads together!”

The Singers and Songs

  • Les Paul and Mary Ford
    How High The Moon
    “Based on the chord structure of Ornithology.”
  • Chuck Berry
    Havana Moon
    “Showing the influence of Calypso records…Chuck didn't turn a deaf ear to anything.”
  • Kiko and the Lavender Moon
  • Fats Waller
    By The Light of the Silvery Moon
  • Blue Moon of Kentucky
  • Mister Moonlight
  • Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald
    Moonlight in Vermont
  • It's Only A Paper Moon
    “The folk rock version”
  • Red Le Blanc and His Crescent Boys
    Blue Moon on the Bayou
  • Neville Brothers
    Yellow Moon
  • When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again
    “He brought country music to Hollywood”
  • Dinah Washington
    Destination Moon
    “It's a ¼ of a million miles from the earth to the moon, and there's no one I'd rather go with than Dinah Washington.”
  • There's a Moon Out Tonight
  • Fly Me To The Moon
    “Here's kind of an unorthodox version”
  • How High The Moon?
    “One of my favorite crazy people…he invented his own crazy jive language called ‘Vout'”

The Other People and Players

The Other Songs and Albums

The Books and Poems

The Places

  • Queens, NY
  • Burbank
  • Vermont
  • Rosine, KY
  • East LA
  • Hollywood
  • Detroit, MI
  • New York

Record Labels

Radio Shows

"A lot of the early doo-wop groups were named after birds"

  • The Orioles
  • The Cardinals
  • The Blue Jays
  • The Robins
  • The Sparrows
  • The Bald Eagles
    (Bob mighta made this one up)
  • “A bird you would not want to fly you to the moon”

( Moon River )
“Remember to shoot for the moon because if you miss you will still be among the stars”