• Meco Memories

    Posted by on November 19th, 2009 · Comments (5)

    This morning, I heard Meco’s Star Wars Theme on “The Strobe” on Sirius XM Radio. Every time I hear that song, I think of the 1978 special “It Don’t Come Easy” – since this music was featured during some of the more exciting highlight footage in that one. (Sort of interesting that Star Wars music was featured – about a quarter-century before the whole “Evil Empire” thing.)

    In any event, for sure, it’s a shame that you don’t see “It Don’t Come Easy” broadcast all that much – if ever?

    You would think that’s something that the YES Network could (and would want to) work into their scheduling.

    Comments on Meco Memories

    1. November 19th, 2009 | 11:13 am

      Funny you should say that. I was just listening to the Ringo Starr song “It Don’t Come Easy,” and thinking about that special.

      I would love to see that show again – haven’t seen it since it aired in 1978!

    2. November 19th, 2009 | 11:23 am

      @ lisaswan:I actually have it on VHS. I should transfer it to DVD by now. The tape is 30-years old and the quality on the tape does fade after a while, I have found.

      I thought, someone, somewhere, once did a replay of it. Maybe it was YES? Or, maybe it was the MLB Network or ESPN. I may have even written about it here? Let me check.

    3. 77yankees
      November 19th, 2009 | 7:28 pm

      @ Steve Lombardi:

      ESPN Classic did run it a couple of years ago, before it ruined the former Classic Sports Network with reruns of American Gladiators, World Series of Poker, and The National Two Man Pallbearing Championships as the late George Carlin used to say.

      Yes, I remember it well. It was an hour special WPIX broadcast a week after the World Series with Bill White hosting. Years later, Scooter would make fun of Bill’s extra wide suitcoat lapels when it would be broadcast during Channel 11 rain delays.

    4. November 20th, 2009 | 7:51 am

      @ 77yankees: Thanks. I did think it was on somewhere…

      Agreed on ESPNC. Their programming logic is maddening.

    5. November 20th, 2009 | 9:03 am

      I would love to watch it again. I wish WPIX would run it again or something; they did a nod to their past last weekend with the Odd Couple marathon; why not remember 1978? Those were the days.

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