//Ad libs: Doctor Noize Beats Truman

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Doctor Noize Beats Truman

I've finally forgiven Doctor Noize, that big meanie, for making me believe a fake press release. News does break on April 1st, y'know. Anyone could have fallen for it.

Fortunately, we stopped the presses before reporting that kids' musician Doctor Noize (a.k.a. Cory Cullinan, who lives in Colorado but hails from Los Altos) was going to have one of his songs in "High School Musical 4." Man. I could've written a heck of a headline.

Cory swears his latest Noizeletter is true. Lots of good news. I've always found it interesting that he's a classically trained Stanford musician who has woven his expertise into groovy shows and CDs for kids. This fall he's heading back to the concert hall to solo with the
North State Symphony at youth performances in Chico and Redding. Nice.

"Herr Maestro and I promise these events will be very solemn and absolutely no fun at all, especially the rockin' tuba solo," Cory says in the Noizeletter.

Another big announcement is that Doctor Noize will be guest-hosting this summer on
XM Kids Radio. I am addicted to the ahmaaazing Seth Rudetsky, but perhaps I can be persuaded to change the station every now and then. Hey, how about doing a duet with Seth? Don't all you big important DJs know each other?

Satellite radio isn't exactly raking in the forints lately, but maybe Doctor Noize can help. Or not. As Cory writes in the Noizeletter: "I once wrote a song for the long-running network soap 'Another World,' which had been on air for 35 years. My song was played on the show, and just months later...the show was cancelled. That's power, baby."

Pictured: Doctor Noize and friend; photo from www.doctornoize.com.