Billy Zoom's Jet Set

The Letter of the Day

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I was watching Sesame Street with the boy this morning and X was the letter of the day. Which begs the question — did the band ever get to do a musical guest spot? Seems like the kind of inside joke the producers occasionally slip in as a kindness to keep us parents from completely losing our minds. I'm consistently surprised at the caliber of the guests they get.

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I don't think so, but I immediately thought of Oscar the Grouch singing Los Angeles and Universal Corner.

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We did something similar...I don't remember what it was but it was fun.

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East Coast people might remember the Uncle Floyd show... Dave Edmumds and I think Ramones were on that show, ca. 1980.

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Was that a kids show? In what city? I just remember Captain 20 and Capt. Chesapeake. And Miss Molly and Miss Nancy on Romper Room.

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We did some kid's show where X was the letter of the day, but it wasn't Sesame Street. It was probably 10 or 15 yers ago. They wouldn't have allowed a Punk band around kids back in the day.

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By the early '90s, The Beastie Boys, The B-52s, and R.E.M. had all been guests. The punks grew up and had kids of their own.

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Uncle Floyd is actually Floyd Vivino, older brother of great guitarist and bandleader Jimmy Vivino. So Uncle Floyd always had some good connections in the music industry. His show was a hoot. Funny song parodies like "Deep in the Swamps of Jersey" (Oh the factory smoke will make you choke, deep in the swamps of Jersey, etc).


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