BILLBOARD: Baba Booey Reflects on Casey Kasem's Influence

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    Howard Stern Producer Baba Booey Reflects on Casey Kasem's Influence


    By Gary Dell'Abate | June 15, 2014 11:22 AM EDT

    I loved listening to music on the radio ever since I can remember. I don’t recall the first time I heard Casey Kasem’s "American Top 40" because I feel like I’ve been listening forever. I grew up in a very chaotic household.

    My mom suffered from manic-depression. I think Casey’s show and the charts represented order in my world of complete disorder.


    I delivered a paper called Newsday and every Sunday, they would print the Top 20 from the Billboard Charts. Casey’s show aired on Sunday mornings at 9am. My favorite part was the first half of the show. Songs 40-21, because these were not printed in the paper so I was always surprised at what songs had moved up or down.

    Casey had all these amazing facts and stories. I would quote them to my dad and I don’t know if he cared but he always listened to me. “Dad, did you know that John Lennon is singing background on David Bowie’s song “Fame� I was one of those geeky kids who treated the charts like baseball box scores.


    There was a lot of insanity going on in my house so slipping on a set of headphones and listening to Casey count them down was something of an escape for me.

    I know the whole countdown thing seems ridiculous now, but this was before the Internet and satellite radio when you actually had to wait until this show to find out what was the number one song in the country.

    Casey had a soothing voice and always seemed like he knew everything. I just thought he was a genius. I didn’t realize he had producers that put it all together for him until I worked at my first radio station.

    The magic of radio!

    Years later when a tape surfaced of Casey yelling and cursing at his producer during a long distance dedication I was surprised. “Where’s my god damned pictures? How am I supposed to go in to an upbeat song when I have to talk about a f--king dog dyingâ€

    Whoa! This was not the Casey I knew.

    I had bought in to Casey’s sincerity hook line and sinker. I was sure it must have been a fake. Now I laugh at it.

    It actually makes him more human.

    Casey Kasem was really the first radio guy I listened to on a regular basis. He really influenced me and I have great memories of listening to him. I think all that trivia and knowledge helped me when I first started working in radio.

    Whenever I quote a music or chart fact on the show, Howard says, “Who do you think you are Casey Kasem?â€

    I know he’s goofing on me but I take it as a compliment.
     
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    And there is the first 70 minutes of the show for ya tomorrow.
     
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    Casey's dead.
    But Gary is the real victim!
    :lol:

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    Did he go to the Beth school of writing?

    Me me me me meeeeeeeeee!!!!!
     
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    They both learned from the greatest ME-ME guy ever
    Monday the wigged fraud will pull a Dick Clark on Casey too.
     
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    BYE....what is that like a 5th grade writing level?
    It has a slow adult flow to it.
     
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    Very slow indeed.

    We get it, Gary. Humiliate your mom some more, you gigantic piece of shit.
     
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    How long did it take Gary to peck out this article on his keyboard?


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    "My mom suffered from manic-depression. I think Casey’s show and the charts represented order in my world of complete disorder."

    In a truly Stern-esque manner, he somehow makes it all about him, and throws his mother under the bus yet again. I'm shocked he didn't somehow squeeze in that awful jukebox song list.
     
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    Gary's biggest problem right now is having lost sight of the fact he's only interesting when he's the punchline.
     
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    "I had bought in to Casey’s sincerity hook line and sinker. I was sure it must have been a fake. Now I laugh at it."

    After years of working for Howard, Gary should have known that radio guys who pretend to be sincere aren't always being honest.
     
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    I hope Booey isn't thinking he's going to parlay his whack packer fame into a writing gig after the Wig retires. Hemingway he ain't.
     
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    Gary's such a horrible writer. This was clearly not ghost-written and it shows. He writes like a 15 year old.
     
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    He was so into music trivia and top 40 music so much that he became the producer of a talk radio show. Expect show padding tomorrow - guaranteed Howchie reads the article in Gary voice - that's pretty much his go-to bit.
     
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    "It just bums me out man. It just bums me out."
     
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    Howie "So Robin, Fa Fa Fo Hi wrote a bit about Casey Kasem in Billboard...First of all, who the fuck even reads Billboard anymore???? Wha wha what??? I'm wrong here?"

    Gary "They asked me to give my memories of Casey..."

    Robin "Like everyone was LOOKING for your memories of Casey Kasem. hahahahahahaaaaaaa"

    Howie: "How about you be doing work for this show instead of writing some stupid thing about Casey???? "

    Gary: "It was on my own time..."

    Howie: "You don't have your own time!! Your time is MY time!!!! I'm spending my weekend taking care of my poor wife who sprained her foot, while you're writing your exciting memories of a top 40 countdown show.....Anyone can do that!!!! 'Look at me, Boff...I'm countin' backwards from fotty' !!!!"

    Gary: "Why do you have to make this a negative??"

    Howie: "GET OUT OF HERE!!!!"
     
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