I actually got to whistle while I worked on this. And sang. And had a ball! Available 10/25
This aired on WHEB-FM in Portsmouth, NH, where I hosted a nightly show from 1980-1983. A parody of "Bette Davis Eyes" and a celebration of caffeine, it had no connection to the Bruce Baum version released later with the same title
From Writer-Director Ben Shelton ("Candy Jar"), Emmy winner Jean Smart ("Fargo," "Designing Women"), RJ Walker ("Atlanta") and Yours Truly...
Here's the trailer for the Ben Shelton-directed Netflix film "Candy Jar." Such a great cast including Sami Gayle, Jacob Latimore, Helen Hunt, Uzo Aduba and Christina Hendricks. Ben cast me as curmudgeonly Principal Nelson. It was on this production that he & I decided to work together again on what became "The Messenger."
He's tired and about to go rogue
He's handing you an envelope. It has YOUR fingerprint on it. But IN it...
...is the news few people want. The news of when you'll die.
Jill offered to re-record it (she mispronounced my hometown "Hay-Vrill" as "Have-a-rill") but this tune is too good not to share. I love it.
Our First Collaboration. I lure Tim & Sam Daly onto a little dance show. Written & Directed by Ben Shelton