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, July 17, 2014

Connie Francis is the Sound of Summer

It's summer and the Nostalgic Rambler is lazy from the heat. 

Summer tends to have me taking out the happy records to listen to and Miss Connie Francis is one of those happy sounds.

 She is one of those world known celebrities and was a bit hit in Japan, Sweden, Italy and Germany as well as points in between. 

 Several years back the Germans re-lived their Connie Francis love affair by releasing an interesting re-mix of her songs, which made her a hit all over again. Listen to it and see Connie on TV by clicking here.

 As I say, summertime makes the Nostalgic Rambler a bit on the lazy side so instead of my ramblings on Connie, I invited you to listen to a couple of her great summer sounding songs. Click here for VACATION or here for EVERYBODY'S SOMEBODY'S FOOL or here  (cool vintage TV of Connie) for LIPSTICK ON YOUR COLLAR. 
Thanks for the summer music fun Connie! Hopefully everyone has her in their library, but if not find buy a CD, an LP, or download some of her albums for a sure summer hit.

PS: I still think my wife looks a lot like you!