This is one of the last Insanity Palace shows done on KTUH, August 13,1977.
The theme is the Wild West and the show contains much of the source material that was used in Fantasy Palace #4 Cowboys and Indians (also 1977). Show follows the standard four hour Palace format. Part One features Harvey Mandel, David Bowie, Family, Savoy Brown, Smothers Brothers, Mel Blanc, The Fugs, and Frank Zappa. Melanie is in fine form. The recording is from the original aircheck cassette, so it is not terribly high fidelity and many or the records used were old even then, so be prepared for some snap crackle and pop, especially on the Yosemite Sam song.
After the food fight that was the Republican Debate of February 25th, I found myself wondering if these candidates could ever manage to sound like a statesman. It was a short leap to this piece of satire.
By the way, I guarantee I wrote this well before I saw Bill Maher's Trump State Of The Union piece that aired on the 26th. Great minds think alike?
Gaydreams was started by John Zeh in 1976 on WAIF-FM in Cincinnati, soon after WAIF itself started. The fight for gay rights was still young, and in the broadcast world, the Seven Words you can’t say on television were still locked away in a box. Viagra and Cialis were decades away, let alone ads for condoms and intimate toys from Adam and Eve. Just before the inauguration of Reagan in 1981 John read a humorous piece on sexual lubricants called A Guide to Greasy Fingers. This is the story of the aftermath of that broadcast and it's effect on John Zeh's life.