Tuesday, December 6, 2011

The Great Daryl Nathan Christmas jam!

Trying to think of some good holiday stuff to drop in here and this clip first came to mind!
This might require a bit of explanation for for folks unfamiliar with the GR phenomenon known as The Great Daryl Nathan.
I was one of the original production crew behind "The Great Daryl Nathan Entertainment Show" that mystified viewers of GRTV public access back in the mid 90s. If you were around GR back then, you very likely already know what I am talking about. The guy created quite a buzz while he was on. I'd go so far as to say he was the closest thing GRTV had to a celebrity.
I really NEED to do a dedicated entry about Mr. Nathan when I get back around to it, but this will have to do for now.
This particular clip was one of two Christmas Specials I produced and it's a little different than most of Daryl's shows.
At this point, it seemed like Daryl was ready to part ways with GRTV and wasn't fully into it. His songs were mostly without lyrics and he didn't dress up with his signature snazzy suit and long, flowing hair.
I recruited a few friends to come in and be "dancers" and they really delivered!
Also, you may notice an abundance of Josta cola! A decked out Josta truck dropped off a pile of the stuff to GRTV that afternoon and we were all buzzing on Josta for a couple months!
A real grass-roots effort, this show. Some of the holiday decorations on the set a friend of mine had apparently "borrowed" from a local Taco Bell earlier that day.

Now get ready for some holiday spirit, GR mid-90s style....

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