Ken Nordine narrated this iconic Levi Jeans television ad from the year I was born.
And here is a tour of his studio…
Farewell fond voice of generations.
ETA (Edit To Add) … WOW! Two more (and another….) iconic Levi’s commercials that I recall from my youth that undoubtedly triggered my love for animation and CGI / video effects:
Raiders Of The Lost Archive – KUT’s ATXplained Covers the Mysterious Warehouse that is part of my fantastic Day-Job
Imagine my surprise driving to work the other morning and hearing a familiar refrain on the radio during KUT’s latest ATXplained project episode as they began to describe the warehouse in which I used to work in terms of the secret warehouse at the end of Raiders of the Lost Ark. It was a nice little audio episode but I was disappointed at not hearing them mention the portion of the facility that is a part of my day-job: The Talking Book Program. They focused on the front facing facility, State and Local Records Management, but ignored (at least in the audio portion of the program) our fantastic service’s circulation operations located in the back of the facility. Well, at least they mentioned us (and our space’s use in the opening scenes of the 2006 Mike Judge movie Idiocracy) in the online article.
There is another building next door, which houses the Texas Talking Book Program, a federally funded program that provides books on tape for people with visual impairments across the state. (It was also featured in one of the opening scenes of the 2006 Mike Judge movie Idiocracy.)
As we leave, I can’t help but think back to that Raiders scene when government officials squirrel away the Ark of the Covenant in a similarly expansive warehouse. Did we really see it all?
“Well, I don’t think we saw it all,” Eric joked. “Maybe four floors below here – they didn’t take us in. This is all a cover! All this we saw here … this is all just an elaborate ruse to cover up what’s in the basement. That’s my story.”
Source: Raiders Of The Lost Archive: Is This Building Off Shoal Creek A Top-Secret Warehouse? | KUT
There is a tiny part of this song that always reminds me of the The Cars’ song, Drive.
Cass McCombs – Bum Bum Bum
I had the pleasure of meeting and recording Texas Senator John Cornyn reading a famous letter from Republic of Texas President Sam Houston to former U.S. President Andrew Jackson.
Voices of Texas History – Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Senator Cornyn Reads Letter from Sam Houston to Andrew Jackson
Voices of Texas History
1844 draft letter from Sam Houston to Andrew Jackson regarding the annexation of Texas by the United States.
Read by United States Senator
John Cornyn on July 27th, 2012
Listen (MP3 file)
Read transcript (pdf file)
About the document
Sen. Cornyn reads sections of a draft letter dated February 16, 1844, from Republic of Texas President Sam Houston to former U.S. President Andrew Jackson emphasizing his support of Texas’ annexation by the United States. (Draft letter: Item 3362, Andrew Jackson Houston collection. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission). The excerpts read by Senator Cornyn highlight the most compelling points in Houston’s draft letter (the final draft was ultimately sent to Jackson).