Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Dave Adams (Mojo Sam) Has Died

From Meatball Fulton:

I just wanted to let you know that last Thursday, Dave Adams died.  I only heard about it yesterday.  It was a heart issue.  Most of you know Dave played Mojo Sam.

I’ll have more to say in the days to come.  But for now, I just wanted to say, “Here’s to good ol’ Dave.  So long, old friend.” 

ZBS Foundation broadcast this message in early July:

Mr. Fulton has been wishing he could get the actors back into the studio. He has a new series ready to record, Mojo’s Café for Lost Dreamers. The series has twelve short stories that take place in Mojo’s cordial little coffee shop. His café is really a refuge from reality.

This appears to the third and final attempt to give Mojo Sam the Yoodoo Man his own series. I greatly enjoyed The Land Of Enchantment and Mojo's Vest Pocket Voodoo Adventures but sadly they were never followed up.

I have an earlier post about Dave here. It contains more history and a recording of Dave that every ZBS fan should hear. In particular he reads letters sent by fans after Robert Lorick (Jack Flanders) died.

I may update this post later. I'm not awake enough right now to make things nice and tidy.

It's truly the end of an era. 

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Oh, The Irony

I'm going to write a book. It's entitled What People Who Tell You What Doctors Won't Tell You Don't Tell You.

Don't worry. They'll think of something. Always do. 💩

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Interview with Dave Adams (Mojo Sam)

ZBS Foundation just posted an interview with Jack Flander's friend, Mojo Sam. Or rather, Dave Adams who portrays Mojo.

We first encountered Mojo Sam the Yoodoo Man (a mixture of yoga and voodoo), in the second ZBS production Moon Over Morocco (1974). In later adventures Mojo becomes Jack's closest and wisest friend. Jack describes him as "...more paranoid than I am."

Dave Adams, December 2017
About two years ago, we were contacted by a fellow interested in making a documentary about ZBS.  Since this is our 48th year, we’ve accumulated a bit of history.  The idea was to start with the radio commune days of the 70s, then continue thru the 80s & 90s, into this century, and finally to where we are now.  He’ll be interviewing the original Zeebers, including Meatball Fulton & Tim Clark, as well as the actors, engineers, artists, and a few fans too. 
During a recent film shoot, Dave Adams (Mojo) came up from Philadelphia to be filmed in our studio.  Dave talked about working with Robert Lorick (Jack) over all these years, what it meant to him, and how deeply it affected him.  Before the interview began, Dave read a few of the letters we received after Robert’s passing.  It’s very touching.
In these days of slickness & hype & endless streams of bullcrap, it may seem rare to hear someone speak so honestly.  This is a powerful interview.  We hope you will listen, its about 15 minutes, its pretty special too.
The interview is here (MP3). It's great to see Dave after all these years and hours of hearing his voice. I have the exact same pair of headphones and use them to listen to Jack and Mojo every night before bed. 🎧

My post about the passing of Robert Lorick (Jack Flanders) is here. 😢