Professor Ludwig Von Drake starring in Make Mine Music.   Tonight’s cartoon first aired on January 30, 1966 on Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color as the multi-part cartoon Music For Everybody and includes a previously released musical segment from the 1946 feature length animated film also titled Music For Everybody featuring animation choreographed to various musical styles.  Tonight’s video features After You’ve Gone by the Benny Goodman Quartet (Benny Goodman, Sid Weiss, Teddy Wilson, Cozy Cole).

What is Late Late Night FDL?  The featured video is usually music, except for Saturday nights when we enjoy cartoons of yesteryear, and off topic is always the topic. Late Late Night FDL has become the place to let your hair down after reading and commenting on all the news of the day featured at Firedoglake and the sister blogs – tis where we celebrate (oy do we love to celebrate) joyous occasions and sympathize and offer support when there is bad news.  I like to think of LLN as being a neutral place at FDL, where every night we can put aside our various disagreements on the issues of the day and focus on the things we have in common.  We have strengthened our online relationships with other commenters here — knowing that we can disagree during the day and still enjoy the camaraderie of our community here on the dark side of the lake.

All of this is possible because Jane created Firedoglake and provides the servers, tech support, moderators, writers, and a host of other services that allow us to have Late Late Night FDL.  That all takes money and is why I am asking you to become a Founding Member during our Membership Drive.  If you have already done so, thank you, thank you, thank you.  If you hesitated to join due to any concerns, please bring those concerns up in the comments and I’ll try to answer them.  If I don’t have the answer, I will refer you to someone who does.  If you want to offer a scholarship for someone who wishes to be a member but is unable due to financial issues, please let me know in the comments and I will give you a thank you dive in return (like I did Thursday during Pouting Baby’s Late Night post).

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Grab your popcorn, put your feet up on the coffee table, and try to keep the spitballs off the screen please. This is Late Late Night FireDogLake, where off topic is the topic … so dive in. What’s on your mind?