Been a while since I have visited the site, good to see a lot of new users/posts!
I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but I think Art is done with Coast to Coast. I am a streamlink (now called Coast Insider), but haven't listened to George in years now - I pay to hear Ian, George K. and, when we are lucky, Art. It also give access to a good amount of old Art shows. Anyhow, I was listening to Art's Ghost to Ghost 2010 last night, which I believe is the last show he has done on Coast. Here's the thing - I think it is his show ever! There was something about his delivery that made me think he was a bit different, and it reminded me of previous retirement shows. Early in the show he made a very pointed reference to his new HAM call letters, and just generally seemed a little different - not off his game or anything, just different.
So, and I apologise for the rambling post (I am having my first coffee of the morning after overdoing it with mood altering substances last night), I just got this vibe from the show that something is different with Art. Then I thought about recent posts here (or maybe at GLP), saying that Art won't be doing his predicitions show this year. I mentioned before that I don't listen to Noory, so can't confirm or deny these posts, but apparently George was asked by a caller recently if Art would be doing the shows, and George said no, Art would be travelling. Something about the posts also twigged soemthing in the back of my mind, but again, I didn't hear the show in question.
So, last nght, listening to the great Art Bell doing Ghost to Ghost, and I decide to see what recent Classic Shows have been posted. Go to the C to C website, select the drop down menu in the show archive, and as I am about to select "Classic Shows" i notice the "Hosts" section of the same drop down. It list George, Ian, George K and.......that's it. No Art. Art has always been listed here. Now he isn't.
Not doing the predicition show, not listed a as a host in the archives, and the suspicions of a (admittedly quite wasted) long time listener... could it be over?
Also, anyone notice just how many Friday's Ian has been doing ( I quite like Ian, think he is light years better than George, so glad to have him on more often)? It is reminiscent of when George started taking over more of Art's slots. Are we seeing another slow changing of the guard?