Some of you may have seen the PBS documentary on "Soundies
," those 1940s precursors to the music videos of today. Hosted by Michael Feinstein, the program, which aired this week, was loads of fun, but there was a serious, if not fatal, omission. My distant relatives, The Three Suns
, who made a number of soundies, were nowhere to be found in the program. Needless to say, I was flabbergasted, appalled, pissed off. I considered this omission a personal affront. Liberace made the cut. Lawrence Welk made the cut. But no Three Suns.
Happily, Michael Toth's Three Suns Universe site features clips from three of the Suns' soundies. You can watch them here.