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

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Tell Him No! Travis and Bob

It's already the middle of January so it's about time I post something for the new year. The problem with loving the things of the past so much is sometimes it seems like there is nothing new to discover! I've posted so many of my favorite things on this blog and don't want to repeat myself and bore all of my millions of readers....well maybe hundreds....well maybe all ten of you.........well maybe a hand full anyway.


All the more fun that I discovered a "one hit wonder" late 1950s duo called Travis and Bob. They hailed from Alabama and their hit "Tell Him No" sounds a bit like the Everly Brothers. I don't know much about them and from other internet sources there isn't much of a story to tell other than they hit it big with this one song and then faded.




Listen to the song on Youtube here and enjoy the Nostalgic Rambler's latest discovery. If he offers his ring, tell him NO!
It's another 1950s fun song.