COMMUNITY TELEVISION





Mister Laurence is all over your TV set.  Well, if you live in Washtenaw County, anyway. In addition to music videos,
Mister Laurence also produced an award winning community television children's series
at Ann Arbor's Community Television Network.
MISTER LAURENCE'S "Enchanted" GREEN TREE FORT





A cover shot of the basic TV studio stage-set layout.  Notice the image on the TV screen.  It's a bird nest in a flowering tree.
All remaining episodes displayed The Tree itself in which the actual "enchanted" Green Tree Fort sat, if you can believe that...

(NOTE: As with all his video productions, these shows used an all volunteer crew on a shoe-string budget!)

( Photo by Lucy Ann Visovatti )


Mister Laurence, Ms. Princess Melinda, and Jeanette Ingalls (Melinda's mom) celebrating
their 1st place NATOA AWARD
for their children's series at A2CTN's Producer's Showcase Party, Dec. 14th 2010. They were very proud of themselves, indeed.

MISTER LAURENCE'S "Enchanted" GREEN TREE FORT was a short lived run, only 5 episodes, but well worth the ride.
They thank all the wonderful folk who spent their valuable time and effort as volunteer crew and talent!








HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE FIVE EPISODES PRODUCED

2009 thru 2010



EPISODE ONE
"Rubber bands and Origami"


Ms. PRINCESS MELINDA'S RUBBER BAND GUITAR
Ms. Princess Melinda teaches Mister Laurence how to
make a rubber band guitar out of a show box!

KASTUMI: ORIGAMI MASTER
Katsumi, the Origami Master, teaches Mister Laurence
how to make a "crane" out of special green paper!





                     EPISODE TWO                                      EPISODE THREE
                                   "Clam Chops and Knit Wits"                                                     "Eight legged creatures and the 3rd Dimension"

THE KNIT WITS!
A wonderfully absurd knitting group who showcase their skills
in an ever changing world of spinning yarn.

THEE 3D TRILOGY
Mister Laurence and Ms. Princess Melinda sing of the hardships
in their dealing with the 3rd Dimension, 24/7...

 




                    EPISODE FOUR                                        EPISODE FIVE
                      "Jenny the Octopus and the 4th Dimension"                                                    "Blue Shoes and the Handstand Man"


OCTOPUS'S GARDEN

Mister Laurence sings Ringo's hit Beatles number, along with
co-stars Jenny the Octopus and Clam Chops the Seafaring Shell Fish.


 


ANN ARBOR COMMUNITY RADIO



  INTERVIEW with Mister Laurence on THE LUCY ANN LANCE SHOW 1290 WLBY  October 3rd 2009

The Lucy Ann Lance Show Part 1.mp3

The Lucy Ann Lance Show Part 2.mp3

Mister Laurence's WCBN Radio Plug.mp3

 


THE MISTER LAURENCE KIDDIE ROCK RADIO SHOW

Mister Laurence hosted a kids radio show called THE MISTER LAURENCE KIDDIE ROCK RADIO SHOW with good friend Sean Westergaard on WCBN 88.3 FM Ann Arbor Michigan. This zany half hour show ran from 2000 through 2007, airing the last Friday morning of each month. CD recordings made from his "live" radio performances, OVER THE AIR WITH MISTER LAURENCE Volume One and Two, are still available.


During his show, Mister Laurence focused exclusively on vintage 78 rpm kiddie records, picture discs, cardboard cut-outs, and multi-colored vinyl 45rpms. He took you down memory lane with records dating as far back as the 1940s! In addition to vintage vinyl, he also showcased wild modern kiddie performers including Royal Oak's all mom punk band for kids THE CANDY BAND. Great fun! He even spun his own CD's on the radio, although technically he wasn't supposed to (tee hee tee hee)

It was said there was nothing more entertaining than to hear Mister Laurence invariably spout off in Pure Gibberish as he tried to explain the meaning behind each record played, cuing up the tracks like a pro, skimming through the rough pitted popcorn terrain of ancient colored vinyl.

Here were a few of his favorite records: Said the Harpsichord to the Piano, The Tune That Ran Away, Bozo Under the Sea, Peter and the Wolf, A Child's Introduction to Jazz, Paper Family, The Lonesome House, Woodie Wood Pecker and His Talent Show, Carbon the Copy Cat, Alice in Wonderland's Mad Tea Party, Nellie the Elephant, and The Milk's Journey— to name but a few. Mister Laurence has since shied away from radio and focuses on community television these days.

DJ Sean Westergaard and Mister Laurence are seen here below, sharing a big laugh between songs, back in 2004. Take a gander at those picture discs laying about on the turntable counter. NOTE: Mister Laurence later hooked up with the station's official kid's show KIDS ON STRIKE! airing 9:00 am to 10:00am, every Saturday morning. "Tons of Fun", said Mister Laurence, "but in 2010 I had to bow out due to my own busy music schedule!"