social icons WMMM twitterfacebook RSS facebook twitter RSS Center

Kitty Dunn

What does Kitty have to say?


 


R.I.P. David Carradine

kungfu2Remembering David Carradine, who died in Thailand this week, and the classic show Kung Fu Kung Fu was one of the TV shows that we actually watched as a family. Here's a little recap of the plot: Caine was an orphan whose father was Chinese and his mother was American. For some reason he was raised in a Shaolin Temple and trained to be a Shaolin Master. Eventually he came to the United States to find his long lost half brother. He was also wanted for murdering the man who murdered his master...so bad guys from China were after him. I think every one of us got a little something different out of the show. Of course my younger brother John liked the fight scenes. My brother Tim, who was in his 20's and going to college, appreciated the religious and philosophical angle...but I'm not sure what my mom got out of it. She was probably just crocheting something and paying half attention. But it was my dad's reaction to the show that I remember most. At some point we noticed that the show was very rigidly formatted, and that at around 10 minutes after the hour, there would always be a cool martial arts fight. Then for around half an hour or so, Caine would try to resolve whatever conflict there was in a peaceful manner. There would be plenty of flashbacks to Caine's days in the Shaolin Temple,where he learned valuable lessons from his wise old master. Then around quarter to the hour, my dad would make an announcement, "Time for another fight," and sure enough like clockwork, Caine would have to fight off a bunch of bad guys all by himself. That would be followed by some kind of poignant solution. Sometimes, my dad would even plan his bathroom breaks around this schedule. "It's 20 to..better go pee before the big fight scene." (However he probably said it in more colorful language.) I haven't seen this show in years, and never watched the New Kung Fu, or whatever it was called in the 90's. But I'd be curious to see if I would still enjoy the old show so many years later. Here's a video of the show's opening.  The part at the very end always freaked me out!

Tags :  
Social :


Share This: | More


 
06/05/2009 7:12AM
R.I.P. David Carradine
Please Enter Your Comments Below
Title :
Comment :
Listen Live (WMMM)
Playlist (WMMM)
Activate With M
Submit
The next Jonny Lang? Quinn Sullivan is the real deal
I was up in Wausau for the Big Bull Falls Blues Fest, and had a great time watching all the great live music. The big surprise of the day was the guy who played at 3pm. He's just 15 years old and is a good friend of Buddy Guy, and even got to play...
Read More
World's Worst iPod: Young MC "Bust a Move"
Kitty apppeared to be all alone on her dislike of this song, which made it to #7 on the charts in 1989. Rolling Stone described the song this way: "a G-rated funk-bomb integral to hip-hop's eventual mainstream acceptance." The G-rating probably...
Read More
The most beautiful spot in Dane County right now
If you get a chance to head out to Pope Farm Conservancy in the next couple of days--I highly recommend it! Pope Farm Conservancy is 105 acres that sits on top of three recessional moraines in the Town of Middleton, where three different watersheds...
Read More
World's Worst iPod: Rex Smith "You Take My Breath Away"
Teen idol Rex Smith made it all the way up to #10 on the Billboard charts in 1979 with this song, which was actually featured in a TV movie called "Sooner or Later." Smith had a bit of an acting career and appeared in "Grease" and "Pirates of...
Read More
Madison has gone beer-crazy!
You could call it Madison Craft Beer Week, part two! The week leading up to the Great Taste of the Midwest Beer Festival August 9th is chock full of tasty beer offerings all over southern Wisconsin, with plenty of tap takeovers, beer pairings, and...
Read More
World's Worst iPod: Hall & Oates "Method of Modern Love"
Hall & Oates had a lot of great hits in the 1970s and 1980s, and if you believe a lot of folks, this is NOT one of them! This song with its amazing spelling lesson hook made it all the way to #5 on the charts in February of 1985. We're a...
Read More
Will this be Clapton's last record?
Eric Clapton definitely has retirement in mind. He hinted to Rolling Stone recently that he may quit touring and recording, and only play for family and friends. We can look forward to at least one more new Clapton record before he hangs up his Strat...
Read More
World's Worst iPod: Olivia Newton John "Please Mr. Please"
Olivia Newton-John was all over the radio in the 1970s, with hits that included "Have You Never Been Mellow," "If You Love Me (Let Me Know)" and of course those songs from the movie "Grease."  But not a lot of people...
Read More
 
Recent Blog Posts
The next Jonny Lang? Quinn Sullivan is the real deal
I was up in Wausau for the Big Bull Falls Blues Fest, and had a great time watching all the great live music. The big surprise of the day was the guy who played at 3pm. He's just 15 years old and is a good friend of Buddy Guy, and even got to play...
Read More
World's Worst iPod: Young MC "Bust a Move"
Kitty apppeared to be all alone on her dislike of this song, which made it to #7 on the charts in 1989. Rolling Stone described the song this way: "a G-rated funk-bomb integral to hip-hop's eventual mainstream acceptance." The G-rating probably...
Read More
The most beautiful spot in Dane County right now
If you get a chance to head out to Pope Farm Conservancy in the next couple of days--I highly recommend it! Pope Farm Conservancy is 105 acres that sits on top of three recessional moraines in the Town of Middleton, where three different watersheds...
Read More
World's Worst iPod: Rex Smith "You Take My Breath Away"
Teen idol Rex Smith made it all the way up to #10 on the Billboard charts in 1979 with this song, which was actually featured in a TV movie called "Sooner or Later." Smith had a bit of an acting career and appeared in "Grease" and "Pirates of...
Read More
Madison has gone beer-crazy!
You could call it Madison Craft Beer Week, part two! The week leading up to the Great Taste of the Midwest Beer Festival August 9th is chock full of tasty beer offerings all over southern Wisconsin, with plenty of tap takeovers, beer pairings, and...
Read More
World's Worst iPod: Hall & Oates "Method of Modern Love"
Hall & Oates had a lot of great hits in the 1970s and 1980s, and if you believe a lot of folks, this is NOT one of them! This song with its amazing spelling lesson hook made it all the way to #5 on the charts in February of 1985. We're a...
Read More
Will this be Clapton's last record?
Eric Clapton definitely has retirement in mind. He hinted to Rolling Stone recently that he may quit touring and recording, and only play for family and friends. We can look forward to at least one more new Clapton record before he hangs up his Strat...
Read More
World's Worst iPod: Olivia Newton John "Please Mr. Please"
Olivia Newton-John was all over the radio in the 1970s, with hits that included "Have You Never Been Mellow," "If You Love Me (Let Me Know)" and of course those songs from the movie "Grease."  But not a lot of people...
Read More
Categories
Archives