The Rambling Boy: Stories About Texas is a weekly look at regional history, hosted by Lonn Taylor of Fort Davis. The show is broadcast Monday mornings after the 10 AM newscast, and Monday evenings after the 7 PM newscast.
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On this edition of The Rambling Boy, Lonn explores the history of immigrants and American feelings towards said immigrants.
Earworm; noun; a catchy song or tune that runs continually through a person’s mind.
The term was coined by British novelist Dasmond Bagley, and first appeared in print in his1978 thriller Flyaway – However, the phenomenon was apparently in 1876 by Mark Twain in a Short story titled A Literaary Nightmare, about a man who cannot get the jingle that begins “Punch brothers, punch with care / punch in the presence of the passenjare”
On this edition of The Rambling Boy, Lonn explores the earworms of his life, including one he learned from his freshman-year roomate at TCU, which came from The Little Red Songbook: Songs to Fan the Flames of Discontent.
When Lonn lived in San Antonio in the 1960s, the city was home to five military bases, and at least five-hundred bars.
On this edition of The Rambling Boy, Lonn describes a few of his rambles into the nightlife sixties San Antonio had to offer.
Including collecting drink tokens at the 1-2-3 for Christmas gifts, and his run-ins with a particulalry charasmatic south Texas state leigslator at Hipp’s.
The city and citizens of San Antonio know how to party.
On this edition of The Rambling Boy, Lonn explores and reviews a whole year of tricentennial celebrations celebrating the city’s founding by Martín de Alarcón in 1718.
January is a month that’s chock-full of holidays, both national and regional.
On this Edition of The Rambling Boy, Lonn takes a look at them – From the well-known, such as New Year’s Day and Martin Luther King day, to the lesser holidays like Mallard Day.