Back in 1985 I was a television intern at Metrovision of Oakland County. This was a cable TV outfit in Farmington Hills, Michigan, the city my grandparents lived in.
The cable station had a "community access" TV channel where folks from the community could come in and produce whatever they wanted to for airing on the station.
Most of the shows were talking heads and could have been better suited for radio! I remember there were some really interesting shows on there...one was called "The Shores of Your Mind" and was hosted by a psychic! There was also a popular local cooking show with a lady named Judy Antishin.
I thought it would be fun to put together a music show, so we re-created the record album of the 1950's "Music for Dining" as our starting point.
Judy Grosse, a Metrovision employee, was my co-host. As you can see here, the set was quite elaborate and we hauled stuff from home to make it happen. Even my outfit was made to look like something worn by a man in the 1950s. We picked 1950s sounding Hollywood names. I was John Linden and Judy was Joan Hudson.
As a guest we had Judy Antishin from the Metrovision cooking show "Cooking With Class" serve our food.
Lark Samouelian sang a couple of songs on a cool furniture hauled in from my grandparent's house! She was the director of an organization affiliated with local tv cable access promotion.
And Tom Scurto (a local talent) sang a song to a picture of a beautiful lady (actually my mom's 1950s high school picture!)
Watching this now over 30 years later it is still as corny and fun as ever. The show won as best musical show of the year, which probably isn't much of a win as there weren't all that many musical shows on there to begin with.
Anyhow, if you want to turn the clock back and see me when I was 21years old, this classic gem is now on Youtube. Here's the link.