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The K-Files


Welcome to the latest installment of The K-Files. I unfortunately missed the once in a millennium chance for the 06.06.06 K-Files, but that's alright. I've never been too big into this whole Mark of the Beast business. Instead, it's allowed me to focus on a more pressing matter.

In this special edition of The K-Files, I will be discussing Dan Aykroyd's first-hour appearance on Coast to Coast AM last Sunday. I was looking so forward to this show, and its outcome would help me decide whether or not to dish out my limited cash for Dan's Unplugged DVD. What we got, however, was one of the more frustrating wastes of potential in recent radio memory.

You'd better get ready, 'cause here come The K-Files...

:: Singing the Blues ::

There are a lot of Coast to Coast AM stars. These are people like Sean David Morton and Stanton Friedman. However, even though fans of esoterica know their life stories almost all to well, in the grand scheme of things, theyíre pretty low-level celebrities. Some have some fairly hot selling books, others appear on documentaries (or afternoon talk shows) regularly, but few guests on Coast to Coast AM have anything even close to universal name recognition. Sometimes this underground, indie feel is a good thing, but thatís not the point here. The point is, when you finally do get a big name celebrity on, for Godís sake, let the man talk! 

For those of you who donít know what Iím referring to, my beef this week is with Mr. George Noory and his handling of the Sunday, June 4 interview with famous comedian/musician turned UFO investigator Dan Aykroyd.

I was really excited for this show, and perhaps thatís why ultimately I felt let down, but my first taste of disappointment came the night before. After popping in to check on Ian and see if the mysteriously absent Ross Mitchell would be discussed, I noticed on the Coast to Coast AM homepage that Dan Aykroyd would only be appearing for the first hour.

Oh, well, I thought. First hour interviews for big-name guests arenít new to Coast to Coast and, if done right, still give ample time for the VIP to get some quality airtime. I would have preferred 3 hours, but with the possibility of a patented Noory Ďhold you over the breakí first-hour interview extension, my hopes were still high.

Then the time cameóthe clock struck 12:06 AM and the oh so familiar Giorgio Moroderís Midnight Express began to play. Noory then proceeded to read some news of the day. It frustrated me a little that he didnít just go straight to Aykroyd, but it still wasnít a biggie, as there wasnít much for George to report on. Then, finally, he announces Aykroyd, reads his intro, andÖ.dead air. My heart nearly stopped. Could it be equipment failure? Did the stream die? Fortunately, before I got overly worried, Dan was on loud and clear. It was a shaky start, but it was time to get down to business.

What followed was one of the more painful Noory interviews Iíve listened to in a while. It seemed that he was giving co-guest David Sereda (who would be on for the next 3 hours, I might add) almost equal airtime. Sereda even had the nerve to cutoff Aykroyd and butt-in when he was talking. Though Dan still did have the opportunity to talk about early UFO encounters and a touching bit on The Blues Brothers and John Belushióand it was good stuff. If George could keep this pace going through to the next half hour, I would have been moderately pleased with the interview.

But then The Noor threw on the last straw.

There he was, interviewing Dan Aykroyd, and he decided to take some calls. That was it for me. No one that called up had anything productive or entertaining to contribute. The low-point of the interview was when a woman called in and told her 4+ minute (though it seemed longer) story about seeing a UFO while waiting outside a dentist office. Save it for Friday night, please! There was no question for Dan, just a story that sounded unremarkably similar to every other open lines UFO tale Iíve heard.

After a quick plug for Danís new UFO DVD, he was gone along with any remaining enthusiasm I had for the show. So much wasted potential. George, I still support you as full-time host, but after Sundayís interview, I canít help but miss Art Bell and Ross Mitchell more.

:: Dead End ::


Well, that's all for this week. I trust you enjoyed your trip into this shadowy nether-realm known only as the K-Files.

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Keep your eyes peeled for the next  K-Files, arriving sometime next week. Later.

~Khyron, 2006.


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