Saturday April 04, 2009 at 15:52

WHAT IS BANTAM STREET AND HOW DOES IT AFFECT THE AIR?Many people ask me, “Larry,” they say, “just what the heck is this Bantam Street, as you call it?”  (they like to say “as you call it” just like I do.  Or “as I call it”.  It’s fun to say).  Well, little Timmy, that question is not quite as easy as it sounds.First of all it’s a company, makers of many fine entertainment and household products.  Well, household products, only if you watch TALES FROM THE PUB on your computer at home, or THE LOST SKELETON OF CADAVRA on your TV.Is there significance in the use of the word “bantam”?  Does it refer to a small feisty company, the bantam rooster of motion picture studios?  The bantam weight boxer of entertainment titans?No.It’s the name of a street.  A street that doesn’t exist.Now, when pondering streets that don’t exist, like, say, Mackeydockey Court, where John Steed and Emma Peel went looking for clues involving the passing of a stuffed toy alligator, it’s important to never actually try to “go there.”  If one arrives at a street that doesn’t exist, one might never get back.If it were a street that existed, we would no doubt feel compelled to have our offices there.  As it stands, since it doesn’t, that’s where we have our offices.Bantam Street began as a way for the folks behind THE LOST SKELETON OF CADAVRA (and we are behind him, all the way, no matter what he may say) to make further things along that line, in various media (not just film, oh no, oh no, my friend), as well as branching out into endeavors that are very different from that film, some not even “funny” or “amusing.”  The current slate of upcoming projects (some of which can be viewed in glimpses at http://www.bantamstreet.com) shows a whole whale boat of the daring and the different, the dark and the droll, the dry and the daffy, the dramatic and droll.I used droll twice because I like it.  It’s very droll.  Looks like doll, rhymes with dole; go figure.  One of our stories might even be about a doll who’s on the dole.We just never know.Larry Blamire

WHAT IS BANTAM STREET AND HOW DOES IT AFFECT THE AIR?

Many people ask me, “Larry,” they say, “just what the heck is this Bantam Street, as you call it?”  (they like to say “as you call it” just like I do.  Or “as I call it”.  It’s fun to say).  Well, little Timmy, that question is not quite as easy as it sounds.

First of all it’s a company, makers of many fine entertainment and household products.  Well, household products, only if you watch TALES FROM THE PUB on your computer at home, or THE LOST SKELETON OF CADAVRA on your TV.

Is there significance in the use of the word “bantam”?  Does it refer to a small feisty company, the bantam rooster of motion picture studios?  The bantam weight boxer of entertainment titans?

No.

It’s the name of a street.  A street that doesn’t exist.

Now, when pondering streets that don’t exist, like, say, Mackeydockey Court, where John Steed and Emma Peel went looking for clues involving the passing of a stuffed toy alligator, it’s important to never actually try to “go there.”  If one arrives at a street that doesn’t exist, one might never get back.

If it were a street that existed, we would no doubt feel compelled to have our offices there.  As it stands, since it doesn’t, that’s where we have our offices.

Bantam Street began as a way for the folks behind THE LOST SKELETON OF CADAVRA (and we are behind him, all the way, no matter what he may say) to make further things along that line, in various media (not just film, oh no, oh no, my friend), as well as branching out into endeavors that are very different from that film, some not even “funny” or “amusing.”  The current slate of upcoming projects (some of which can be viewed in glimpses at http://www.bantamstreet.com) shows a whole whale boat of the daring and the different, the dark and the droll, the dry and the daffy, the dramatic and droll.

I used droll twice because I like it.  It’s very droll.  Looks like doll, rhymes with dole; go figure.  One of our stories might even be about a doll who’s on the dole.

We just never know.

Larry Blamire

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