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Tuesday, July 4, 2017

The Friday Maze #4: Happy 235th Birthday, Uncle Sam (7/4/17)

friday maze1:18:12 – More Friday Maze! This was a spontaneous bonus episode back in 2011, the only episode of the series not to be released on a Friday. (Trivia hounds take note. I’m sure that one will show up on Jeopardy! one of these days.) Arthur Jaz is Shambles Constant and you’re not.
Originally released on on 7/4/11

Show notes:
1. Happy Birthday, USA – Jean Shepherd (Excerpt, recorded 7/4/64)
Jean Shepherd and live audience wish the United States a happy birthday.
Public domain.
2. Quad, Part 1
Arthur Jaz at a cajun music concert on the Illinois State quad. Dennis Stroughmatt & Creole Stomp.
3. Stop! Look! Listen! to the Music of the Band – The American Quartet
Music from 1921. Public domain.
4. Quad, Part 2
Jaz talks about The Friday Maze.
5. Lum Doesn’t Go to the Fourth of July Picnic – Lum and Abner (1945)
Originally aired 7/4/1945.
Public domain.
6. Fireworks, Part 1
Jaz walks around getting audio footage of crowds waiting for fireworks to start.
7. Skeeter Says Like Hi
See title.
8. Fireworks, Part 2
Technical difficulties plague the fireworks presentation.
9. Skrowerif
Experimental audio by Arthur Jaz.

License for this track: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License ( Attribution: by Shambles Constant, Falling Cow Productions – more info at
Released July 2017 on The Overnightscape Underground (, an Internet talk radio channel focusing on a freeform monologue style, with diverse and fascinating hosts.

posted by Shambles at 3:15 am filed in Jul17,Shambles  


  1. Am I dreaming or do you always go to fireworks by yourself? 😉

    Comment by Jimbo — July 4, 2017 @ 6:27 am

  2. 😃

    Only the years when the rest of my family goes to Wisconsin and I have to work so I can’t go (2011 and 2016). We’ll all be going to fireworks tonight. Right now we’re at the parade in Lac du Flambeau near Minocqua.

    Comment by Shambles — July 4, 2017 @ 9:23 am

  3. The Flaming Lake?

    Comment by Jimbo — July 4, 2017 @ 9:57 am

  4. I don’t know if that’s the literal translation, but it’s close enough. The local casino is called Lake of the Torches.

    Comment by Shambles — July 4, 2017 @ 7:49 pm

  5. Ya ought to take a jaunt up to Sweet Esther and see the RJ Konk Memorial Home for the Veterans with Steely and Watery Slate Eyes

    Comment by Jimbo — July 5, 2017 @ 2:30 am

  6. Or the Enormous Hall for the Narrow-minded… Left-Sagging Hospice for the Slightly Crippled… Halfway House for Wayward Lassies… House-on-the-Hill for Crazy Youths…

    Comment by Jimbo — July 5, 2017 @ 5:49 am

  7. General Structure for the Bamboozled and Mentally Injured… Adobe for the Desert-Dwelling Caffeine Addict… Home for the Hirsuit

    Comment by Jimbo — July 5, 2017 @ 5:56 am

  8. Looks like I have a lot of ground to cover!

    Comment by Shambles — July 7, 2017 @ 6:26 am

  9. At the Adobe, ask for PQ…

    You are coming back in August?

    Comment by Jimbo — July 7, 2017 @ 6:52 am

  10. Got back yesterday. It was a good trip (as always too short).

    Comment by Shambles — July 8, 2017 @ 3:39 am

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