My new radio series, Ain’t No Mickey Mouse Music begins tomorrow, Friday, night at 7.00 pm on BBC Radio 2, 88-91 FM or live online at www.bbc.co.uk/radio2
This, my latest collaboration with producer Malcolm Prince, explores the words and music of the Disney Songbook - a melodic legacy that has endured for almost eighty years from the cranky little tunes accompanying Mickey Mouse’s earliest escapades through to Randy Newman’s score for the latest Disney/Pixar release Cars.
I’m not much given to blowing my own trumpet, but I have to admit to being really rather delighted that the series has received enthusiastic previews - especially one describing it as, “Brian Sibley’s gorgeous four-part celebration of the musical heritage of the Walt Disney studio.”
I’ve never made a programme that anyone has called “gorgeous” before!
It’s just, well, GORGEOUS really!
Of course, I've been a Disney fan now for more years than I care to remember and have an excessively large hoard of collectibles and memorabilia - from tawdry knick-knacks to rather more desirable items such as original Disney art.
On my Ex Libris blog I have recently posted an account of what is probably my most prized Disney possession: a genuine autograph of the Big Cheese himself - the Number One Mouseketeer!