Herb’s Blog, Herbdate 223021 – 1072
Here’s the haps:
Hudson and Landry were a comedy duo from the early seventies that started as radio disc jockeys. Some of their stuff is really hysterically funny. Some bits are not as funny or shocking as when they came out and a few of their sketches are very dated products of their times and downright inappropriate. I recently got their 3 CD Greatest Hits collection and recalled some of the more famous pieces and that it is as I have just described to you. There are some that are worthy of this audience and I will probably share a few but I don’t want to do that right now. I would ask you to take five and a half minutes to listen to this piece and perhaps a moment or two to reflect on it.
Five and a half minutes long, it reinforced a few things I feel and know. Parallels that fit all too well. It’s not funny and is very different from any other piece in the collection. I’ve listened to it a few times now and it still speaks to me. My Conservative friends will probably call me a liberal hippie and my Liberal friends will say I’m overly conservative. Some of my friends in the middle will get it but some won’t see it.
Written by Pulitzer Prize winner Russell Baker (the only piece they didn’t write themselves), I take you back to 1973 and Hudson and Landry, Bob Hudson reading, Fate of the Mightiest Nation: