Uncle Sam's Cousin Al Says
- Visit the Reopened Statue of Liberty
CNN i-report, July 4, 2009
Years ago, Allan Richards (Uncle Sam's Cousin Al) wrote and recorded an
online musical greeting card honoring 'Lady Liberty'.
The dot-com business folded, but the melody lingers on. You can hear it
on Richards' website, www.ShowsToYou.com.
Click on 'Liberty-Jingle' on the HOME page to hear an MP3 excerpt.
Happy Birthday America & Welcome Back Lady Liberty!
One of today's BBC World radio programs was broadcast live from Portland,
where I happened to be gigging. Theme of the show was 'fate'. Lots of fun, cross-conversation from enthusiastic
crowd in downtown Portland, as well as from listeners around the planet.The show started off with Allan Richards talking
about an instance thattook place yesterday afternoon, when I arrived at the hotel. I was carrying sheet music to a favorite jazz tune
-- 'Where Do You Start?'
(Johnny Mandel, Alan& Marilyn Bergman). I opened the door to my room and guess what tune was playing
on the radio? Right. 'Where Do You Start?' Happy Coincidence? Fate?