Saturday, February 27, 2021

Coffee With Casey Kasem

*realizes forgot to take a picture of today's coffee mug to do cheers with his readers. Will make sure to do that next time. In the meantime, the coffee is hot and I hope yours is as well. Let's do another new post on Cards Over Coffee*

Today's coffee guest was the voice of my childhood. No, it wasn't just his voice acting skills as Shaggy on Scooby Doo, but his voice came across my radio station every Sunday at 9 am.

Casey hosted his weekly music countdown shows Casey's Top 40 then Casey's Hot 20 and our local radio station streamed, not sure if that's the correct wording, it here. I always looked forward to it knowing some of the specific songs he would be playing since a lot of the top songs played on a weekly basis. However, if they were played often, he would sometimes not play those songs and skip to the next. That would get frustrating.

One of the most played songs I remember is One Week by Barenaked Ladies. I remember sitting in my parent's car and if I knew the song was coming up on the countdown, I would let whatever parent I was riding with go into the store while I sat in the car and jammed. 

*taking a sip of coffee and singing in my head, It's Been One Week Since You Looked At Me,Cocked Your Head To One Side And Said I'm Angry. Five days since I.....great tune. Of course when the song gets really upbeat and fast I sound like I am choking on my coffee trying to get those lyrics out. I hope you can picture that imagery. Now onto the rest of this post*

Along with the Ted Danson autograph I just posted about a week ago, I was able to add a Kasem autograph signed photo as well in my trade with Dions Autograph Collection. Another great piece for my childhood collection.
The photo has an inscription, I assume to the friend that Dion had acquired the autographs from.

A closer look at the signature.

Casey Kasem sadly passed in 2014 after dealing with Lewy Body Dementia for over a year and spent over 40 years of his life in television and radio.

*takes another sip before finishing up the post*

A big thanks goes out to Dion for the trade and for adding another piece to my childhood collection.

After our local radio station quit playing Kasem's countdown and switched to Rick Dees and the Weekly Top 40, I didn't quite listen to it as much. There was just something soothing about Kasem's voice that I enjoyed. Not that I had anything against Rick Dees or his countdown. 

I think it was simply the fact that Kasem was the voice of my childhood.

*another sip, a tip of my mug to you and coffee card blogger out*

14 comments:

  1. I adored the Casey Kasem countdown when I was a kid, and was always unhappy when I didn't get to hear it. I can remember playing ball with my brother and our friend from around the corner but interrupting the game to write down the chart positions. This was, um, long before the Barenaked Ladies.

    I didn't get his autograph, but I did meet Casey back in 1983. It was a huge thrill and he was the nicest guy you could imagine--really made me feel like he was interested in what I was saying and all that.

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    1. That's still pretty cool. I bet he was nice as he seemed to appear that way on the radio

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  2. Casey is still on the radio in syndicated form as stations play his old top 40 shows from the '70s and '80s. I love listening to those. I followed Casey Kaseem's Top 40 every week in the early '80s, wouldn't miss it (and he played every song back then, didn't skip any). I don't remember the top 20 thing, his show kind of got shorter/watered down in the later years.

    The best shows were his end of the year specials when he counted down the top 100 of the year!

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    1. Yes, I always looked forward to the end of the year countdowns and agree, they got really watered down towards the end

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  3. An excellent autograph to get. Many of us also remember him as Cliffjumper from the Transformers

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    1. Hmm I don't remember that even though I watched a bunch of TRansformers

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  4. Love Casey's countdown as a kid. We used to record them onto cassette tapes. Hadn't thought about that until reading this post. I haven't listened to my XM in awhile (not even sure why I still subscribe to that, since I rarely drive my other car anymore)... but I remember one of the stations played his countdowns.

    As for that Barenaked Ladies song. I can't stand it!

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    1. That was my favorite song of the 90's for the longest time. I still like it and still have the CD but I don't play it as much lol

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  5. This looks familiar lol Nice to see your spreading these out......

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  6. Very nice auto! I do remember Casey's countdown though I don't have any specific memories like you do. I will say that for some reason whenever I see Mike's blog Not Another Baseball Card Blog I hear Casey Kasem's voice introducing "Not another BCB" dont ask me why lol.

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    1. Lol. Casey would have made a great person to listen to read our blogs outloud

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  7. Ooh, I hope it's legit! That'd be a good one if it is :)

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    1. From my research, it is. It's more legit than the Danson

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