There are stunning developments in the ongoing crusade to locate a copy of the editorial delivered by Paul Long on Lyndon B. Johnson back in the late-eighties. The mixtape produced by The Shark entitled “New Sounds In College” (tracklist below), contains THE most sought-after piece of audio from the Club Bamford years, albeit a partial recording. The Depeche Mode dominated mixtape, which was under my bed this entire time, contains a 17-second audio-only clip of the editorial. Sadly, it does not, I repeat does not, possess the portion about the teleprompter or the “what did he say” exchange. We’ll take what we can get at this point.
The Paul Long editorial rivals only the Coupon Guarantee as the most referenced subject in Club Bamford mythology.
Paul Long was a highly regarded Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania anchorman who worked at the ABC affiliate WTAE Action News from 1969 to 1994. It wasn’t until around the late-eighties that Mr. Long began to develop a cult following, which still exists long after his untimely passing at the tender age of 86 back in 2002.
Without further ado… I present Paul Long’s majestic voice in digitally remastered form.
Let the crusade continue… Rumor has it that Gabes may have the entire copy.