MP3 Nels Winkless III and Jeff Winkless (ASCAP) - Ancient Silver Birds
A warm recollection, with original music, of the feeder airline business in the 1950''s; for those who remember, it''s hilarious nostalgia, and for those who don''t, it''s a revelation.
16 MP3 Songs
SPOKEN WORD: Audiobook, SPOKEN WORD: Comedy
Ancient Silver Birds is a warm, funny recollection of the feeder airline business in the 1950''s, when the Douglas DC-3 was Queen of the Skies, carrying people, critters, and goods from smaller cities to the major hubs and their connections with the wide world.
For those who remember, it''s hilarious nostalgia, and for those who don''t, it''s a revelation of a bouncier, hotter, colder, more challenging time in air travel, when flying through thin air often meant breathing really thin air. The times are gone, thank goodness, but the memories are fun to recall.
The tales were written, and are told by Nels Winkless, who, desperate for a job in 1956, signed on as a combination cargo handler, passenger herder, and flight attendant with a struggling airline which had to sell one of its airplanes to make payroll during his first week of employment, and taught him more about the airline biz than he ever wanted to know. (Surviving the aeronautical excitements of the ''50s, Nels has spent a career in film production, magazine editing...as original editor of Personal Computing Magazine, for example...and communications consultant to technical companies doing strange things.
The music was written and performed by Jeff Winkless, who also engineered the recording and did post production in his Fort Mudge Productions studio. Oh, yes, Jeff is also the dogs. He''s an actor, writer, film score composer, and voice-over talent who was, some time ago, one of the Banana Splits. (Remember them? You may be dating yourself.)
Ancient Silver Birds gives you stories to tell for a long time yet to come.