Saturday, April 25, 2020

CTN Premiere: It's So Wonderful to Roam

I have been posting It's So Wonderful to Roam on Facebook pages which I have joined. And I have been trying different thumbnails to see if some draw more attention than others. Me at a dinner table drinking tea. Me with baseball glove in one hand throwing a baseball in the other. Me with a mud mask on my face. I have not tried me in a bubble bath yet. Nothing conclusive to report at this time.

I received this email this morning.

" A Coronavirus Parody: 
It's So Wonderful to Roam" 
on Community Television Network

Dear Carol:

Your program " A Coronavirus Parody: It's So Wonderful to Roam" is scheduled to premiere on COMMUNITY TELEVISION NETWORK, CABLE CHANNEL 17 - Sunday, 4/26/20 at 2:00pm.

Additional replay times include: Sunday, 4/26 at 6:58pm; Monday, 4/27 at 1:00pm; Wednesday, 4/29 at 11:58am, 3:58pm & 10:25pm;  Friday, 5/1 at 3:25pm; Saturday, 5/2 at 2:30pm & 6:25pm; Sunday, 5/3 at 6:30pm; Monday, 5/4 at 9:50pm; and Tuesday, 5/5 at 6:58pm; all on cable channel 17.

Thank you for showing your support of the community media by sharing your programming with our community.


Craig Kuras
Public Access Programmer
734.794.6150, ext. 41503

Saturday, April 11, 2020

7000 Views on Youtube!

Happy Birthday Baby has reached 7000 views on youtube! I'm reminded of the story of the tortoise and the hare. The hare keeps plugging along and gets to its destination. And so it is with Happy Birthday Baby. People are viewing the video and liking it. I know because I've received a great deal of positive feedback. But it hasn't taken off the way I had hoped.

No matter. What is important to me is that it is bringing joy to those who hear and see it. Do you know someone who is having a birthday? Send them Happy Birthday Baby as a virtual birthday card. It's sure to put a smile on their face. (Click link to view)

Friday, April 10, 2020

A Coronavirus Music Parody – It’s So Wonderful to Roam

We’ve been getting mixed messages from Trump – but here in Michigan, as well as many parts of the country, our governor has directed us to self-isolate – to stay at home unless you need to get groceries, medicine or medical assistance. If you are self-isolating like me, you find yourself with lots of time on your hands. What can you do that’s constructive? What can you do that’s fun? What can you do to keep up with what’s going on with COVID – 19 and how it impacts you and the rest of the country?

My answer to those questions is addressed in this new coronavirus parody based on There is Nothing Like A Dame from the musical, South Pacific with music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein.

A Coronavirus Parody – It’s So Wonderful to Roam

In this world where almost everything has been put on hold, I create new routines for myself. A forty-minute walk every day does not replace a workout at the gym, but it helps. Getting out the sewing machine and making face masks for all the family is not my most favorite pastime but it made me feel good to be helping keep my loved ones safe. Creating the video featured in this post was a creative outlet for me to share ideas and connect with others on issues we are all dealing with. I hope it puts a smile on your face and if only momentarily diverts your attention from the seriousness of the current pandemic.

I go to the opera every night. The Metropolitan Opera is streaming a different Grand Opera every night – which is right up my alley. The National Theatre is streaming a wonderful play every Thursday evening. Check out the CNN link below for all sorts of online resources for cultural activities and entertainment.

Please consider using some of this time to work for your favorite candidates in the upcoming election. Above all, stay safe.