Monthly Archives: November 2016

S02E01: Go West, Old Man – Adult Westerns of the 1950s (Part 2)

In this episode, a sequel to “S01E01: Go West, Old Man – Adult Westerns of the 1950s (Part 1)”, I explore ten more adult-oriented western dramas from the 1950s. I’ll explore their stories, their stars, their impact on the western genre, and of course their theme tunes, some of them very familiar. And if your favorite adult western of the 1950s was not included in either episode, don’t despair, partner; there will be a Part 3 episode in the future. Here are the series included in this episode:

TALES OF WELLS FARGO (1957-62) [1957-62 opening theme] [1957-62 closing theme]
THE RIFLEMAN (1958-63) [1959-60 opening theme] [1959-60 closing theme]
[1960-63 opening theme] [1960-63 closing theme]
LAWMAN (1958-62) [1958-62 opening theme] [1958-62 closing theme]

-Commercial Break-

BAT MASTERSON (1958-61) [1958-61 opening theme] [1958-61 closing theme]
RAWHIDE (1959-66) [1959-66 opening theme] [1959-66 closing theme]
 (1959-73) [1959-70/1972-73 opening theme] [1959-70/1972-1973 closing theme]
[1970-72 opening theme] [1970-72 closing theme]

-Commercial Break-

THE DEPUTY (1959-61) [1959-60 opening theme] [1959-60 closing theme]
[1960-61 opening theme] [1960-61 closing theme]
LARAMIE (1959-63) [1959-60 opening theme] [1960-63 opening theme]

-Commercial Break-

LAW OF THE PLAINSMAN (1959-60) [1959-60 opening theme] [1959-60 closing theme]
THE REBEL (1959-61) [1959-61 opening theme] [1959-61 closing theme]

I’ve included vintage commercials for Marvel the Mustang, Pace Picante Sauce and Marlboro Cigarettes. And you’ll also have fun listening to some ads that my podcasting friends provided to me to promote their own great podcasts; be sure to check them out.

Many, many thanks to Zerbinator for his continued support. His encouragement and expertise are very much appreciated by me. You can find all of his fun-to-listen-to podcasts here, including my favorite, “Please Stand By.” And I’d also like especially to thank him for providing the opening and closing theme music for Tube Tunes; all of his fantastic music can be found here. And, again, thanks are in order for him for providing TUBE TUNES with the “We’ll Be Right Back” drops heard during the podcast. Thanks, Burford.

I would also like to again thank Rob “Flack” O’Hara and Sean Johnson for adding TUBE TUNES to The Throwback Network. It’s a great place to find just about any retro-themed podcast you can think of. Please check out the network here.

I also need to thank the Free Music Archive for the following musical artists and songs that were used in this episode under the Creative Commons License: “Autumn Sunset,” “Travel Light” and “Hoedown,” all by Jason Shaw, and “Blinded by Dust” by Vladimir Estragon.

Finally, my thanks to Ferg of The Atari 2600 Game by Game Podcast. His inspiration and dedication to covering every game cartridge ever made for the Atari 2600 (I think over 1000 of them!) is what gave me the courage to begin this podcast. And his continued support and promotion of TUBE TUNES on his excellent podcast is greatly appreciated by yours truly. Please, check out his podcast, even if you’re not an Atari 2600 collector; or at least visit his website here.

Next Episode: “S02E02: Cable Hits (Part 1) – HBO” (available December 2016)

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S02E01 Bug Fix Update #2

Almost there. Took an hour to get the kinks out of the original file on Audacity (and there were a LOT of kinks)…Audacity can be buggy on a Mac. Anyhow, I’m currently recompiling the file into mp3 and it should be uploaded to the feeds in a matter of minutes.


S02E01 Bug Fix Update #1

I’ve determined (in my limited capacity here at work) that the part of the episode that was affected by the “echo” in Season 2 Episode 1 runs for about 12 minutes, from roughly the 2:00 minute mark to the 14:15 minute mark. I will listen to the rest of the episode on my way home from work to check for any other anomalies. If all I have to fix are those 12 minutes, it shouldn’t take me long to get the episode repaired and back up onto the feeds.

In the meantime, I have removed the corrupted file from the web-host, so if you try to listen to it, even if you still see it on the feeds, it will yield an error message. I’ve also removed the post for this episode from my website (, where my iTunes feed is housed; I’ll be posting a new post on my website after I’ve completed the repairs. I know this is all a bit technical (heck, I don’t even understand most of it myself), so please forgive me.

I will end with saying that if you already downloaded the corrupt episode, either last night or early this morning, then you may need to refresh your iTunes (or Stitcher or TuneIn or Google Play or whatever you’re using to listen to the podcast) after I get the updated episode up on the feeds. I will be renaming the actual mp3 file (once I get it fixed) with a different name from the bad file to avoid any confusion on the feeds. Hopefully I’ll have all the repairs done and uploaded for everyone within the next 2 or 3 hours.

Stay “tuned” for further updates.


Corrupted File in S02E01 of TUBE TUNES


The mp3 file for this episode of the podcast was somehow corrupted before I uploaded it to the feeds last night.

This morning, I discovered that the stereo underscore and theme music track on the file was somehow duplicated and offset, resulting in a pronounced echo. I will try to fix it when I get home from work late today, but if the entire track has to be remixed, it may take a while. I will keep all of you posted on my progress in getting this issue fixed. Thanks.