Welcome to the Nostalgic Ramber

Hans Jeff Borger is heard on WRGE 97.9 FM in Ocala, FL featuring Christian programming.

"The Nostalgic Rambler" radio show previously heard on Gene Martin & Friends has been suspended due to my commitments at WRGE.

Why a blog? I wrote a book "The Little Grownup: a nostalgic Michigan boyhood" which should appeal to most baby boomers. A mass market book? Well, not yet...but the potential is there! (Be sure to buy it at "finer on line bookstores" everywhere!)

The comments presented in "The Nostalgic Rambler" probably won't be of interest to the masses...anymore. If grandma and grandpa and their friends were still alive, then it would be a different story.

I live in the past. My time warp is a comfortable cocoon even if it sometimes drives my wife crazy. The music of the 1940s and 50s, the stars of those days were big stuff in their day, but are now almost forgotten. Oddly enough, I was born in '64 so those iconic years were for the most part over by that time.

Through "The Nostalgic Rambler" I maybe can help share my love and knowledge for those times and things...all at one time important pieces of Americana but now a bit faded in memory.

The woman who did the blog about cooking all of Julia Childs' French Cuisine Cookbook in a year got a sweet movie deal out of her blog experience. I wouldn't mind that but would be happy to know that you are reading this....and maybe enjoying my time warp, too.

Hans Jeff Borger

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Cool Couple Steve and Eydie!

I love to sing but unfortunately am not in the same league as Steve Lawrence. My wife carries a tune but she isn't an Eydie Gorme. Too bad. It must be great to have a career where both husband and wife can be on stage together and sing to their heart's content.

A few years ago Eydie retired but before she did I was able to see her with her husband at one of their last concerts together here in Florida. It was great.

Both Steve and Eydie had great separate recording careers. Click here for a listen to one of Eydie's big hits "Blame it on the Bossa Nova." Click here for one of Steve's hits "Portrait of My Love."

Together they were magic as you can hear by this recording. They did TV shows, starting off with one of my favorite guys, Steve Allen of the original 1950s Tonight Show. Watch them here as they host the Hollywood Palace!

Steve and Eydie, you are COOL! Visit their website at www.steveandeydie.com

enjoy the pics including several albums and one of Steve and Eydie with Steve Allen

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