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The Tom Cherry Experience

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Hey, I Just Wrote This!

"Well, I told you all that Elmer is working for a bakery and I got me a job, too. I work as a secretary for Wyatt, Chambers, Simpson and DuBois. I still haven’t figured out what they all do there. They’re either lawyers or accountants or doctors or maybe all three. Nobody has ever really told me. I’m in the secretarial pool.

Now one of my favorite things in Nashville is riding the escalators at Harveys Department Store. I practically ride it every day at lunch. Up and down, up and down, up and down! It’s so relaxing. And I always enjoy the little flutter in my stomach when those moving stairs climb up to the second and third floors. It almost feels like I’m flying! It is certainly a sensation!

It’s different when you’re heading down though. No flutter, but I don’t mind because once I step foot on the first floor I practically race back to the other side to go up again. I could spend the entire day on those escalators. I guess that’s one of the reasons I’m always late getting back from lunch. I’ve been written up a couple times for that. I wonder if that’s why some of the girls say I’m the shallow end of the secretarial pool." - Loretta Swann

And I think I like it.

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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Radio Mystery Theatre

Mystery Woman on the Air!
 
This Saturday Tom Cherry's Old Time Radio Show celebrates Halloween as we present a classic episode of Suspense! Starring Wendy Carpenter, Sean Heline, Gabe Carpenter, Bob Green, Missy Donahue, Katy Wolfe, Angela Gick, our soundman and soundwoman, Jerry and Judy Cole, and our special guest stars, Jeff Shull, Dana Jones, and Shaun Berkey! Plus Hoppy confronts some mad scientists on The Happy Hoppy Hopper Show and Cousin Oliver threatens Those Funky Idiots! We'll also play It Pays to Be Creepy and our very own Bob Green and Missy Donahue sing! That's this Saturday (10/25/14) at the Farmland Center @ 3:00pm! Tickets are just a dollar! Popcorn and refreshments will be available! We'll also be having a Halloween costume contest so dress up in a costume and you may win a special cash prize!
 
Can't make it? You can also listen in by clicking on the radio icon at http://www.farmlandindiana.org/ or on any mobile device through the TuneIn App, keyword Farmland Radio! Tune in, turn out, and we'll see you on the radio!

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Sunday, October 12, 2014

Good Guys and Bad News

Little Guy (And Mort)
 
GOOD NEWS: The wonderful Cindy Lowe recently finished work on one of the stars of my play, Two Guys and a Pearl! Meet Little Guy and his stunt double, Mort! Little Guy will be making his stage debut as part of Chiller Thriller Theatre with Basil Q. Mylk-Bone on October 24 at the Farmland Center!
 
BAD NEWS: My laptop finally called it quits so my presence on the Interwebs may be a limited for a bit. Thankfully my Aunt Lee Ann is letting me use her computer to write scripts and surf the world wide web for awhile as I decide on my next computer purchase. Thanks, Aunt Lee Ann!
 
GOOD NEWS: Ending on a happy note, the radio gang loaded up the radio Winnebago and took Tom Cherry's Old Time Radio Show on the road to Heather Hills Baptist Church in Indianapolis yesterday. We all had fun performing for the church's chili cook off and we met a lot of great people! Plus we had some tasty chili as well! Thanks to Missy Donahue, Katy Wolfe, Jeff Shull, Jeff Rapkin, and Jerry and Judy Cole for helping create another fantastic show!

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Thursday, October 02, 2014

Some Reasons I've Been Neglecting My Blog

My Schedule of Events for October:

Tom Cherry's Old Time Radio Show at Heather Hills Baptist Church in Indianapolis. October 11 @ 3:00pm

Chiller Thriller Theatre with Basil Q. Mylk-Bone at the Farmland Center. October 24-26, 31-Nov. 2

Tom Cherry's Old Time Radio Show at the Farmland Center. October 25 @ 3:00pm

Coming Soon: Swann Song Christmas in December!

In the meantime, write, write, write, and more write.

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Sunday, September 21, 2014

This Month's Radio Rodeo

Radio Love
 
This Saturday we'll try to find out how the West was won when Tom Cherry's Old Time Radio Show proudly presents the classic western, Gunsmoke! Starring Bob Green, Wendy Carpenter, Sean Orlosky, Gabe Carpenter, Sean Heline, Missy Donahue, Katy Wolfe, our soundman and soundwoman Jerry and Judy Cole, and our special guest star, Jeff Shull! Plus more cowboy action on The Happy Hoppy Hopper Show and then we welcome back The Mayor of Farmland! Also It Pays to Be Ignorant and a couple of your favorite songs by Wendy Carpenter and Gabe Carpenter and friends! That's this Saturday (9/27/14) at the Farmland Center at 3:00pm! Just one dollar per seat! Popcorn and refreshments will also be available!

Can't make it? You can also listen in by clicking the radio icon at
http://www.farmlandindiana.org/ or on any mobile device through the TuneIn App, keyword Farmland Radio! Tune in, turn out, and we'll see you on the radio!

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Saturday, September 20, 2014

The October People

Me and Murgatroyd
 
Last Saturday I helped Cliff Lowe, Tony Morris, Cindy Lowe, and Sean Orlosky tape some scenes for our Halloween show, Chiller Thriller Theatre with Basil Q. Mylk-Bone. The premise of the show is that it is actually a horror movie marathon hosted by Mr. Mylk-Bone (Played by Mr. Orlosky). Our two plays, Cliff's Vampire in the Attic and my Two Guys and a Pearl, serve as the horror movies. Since Sean will be on vacation during the show's run, Basil's bits were recorded to appear on an actual TV that will be played on and off throughout the two acts.

It was a lot of fun taping the host segments and it brought back fond memories of those good, old days when I used to work on my public access sitcom years ago. Plus I got to be the voice of Murgatroyd, Basil's spider co-host! How can you not have a good time with great friends and a spider puppet?

Photograph by Cindy Lowe.

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

My Name is Joyce

My Name is Joyce
 
A placemat drawing from September 14, 2014. I was at Richards, waiting for my fried chicken when Joyce and Bert appeared before me.

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