Mars Corner Article #1
This website is long overdue,
as far as I'm concerned. And lemme tell you that is pretty far. What Doug
Allen will be doing here is beyond the obligation of any mortal. His aim
is to keep Wolfman Jack immortal through this wacky and weird medium called
What a theater this is, too.
It is even bigger than Wolfman's first big station, which was a then-unheard-of
200,000 watts. I am told by people who know these sorta things that the
Internet can be connected to by people in Hong Kong, Moscow, Tokyo and
even Newark, New Jersey. Everyone can attend Doug's museum just the way
the Wolfman would like to visit a museum-from the comfort of their own
Now, who in the name
of Robert Weston Smith am I to be a part of this?
(And now, the obligatory
introduction, as set forth in the Internet Act of 1995, article 45, section
12, paragraphs 4 through 34, with the exception of paragraphs 12, 15 and
30, which make reference to nothing here with and are lousy with typos.)
My card: Frank Cotolo. To
Wolfman radio fans from 1978 on, I am more affectionately known as "Mars."
It is a nickname given to me by Wolfman Jack, who it was my pleasure, honor,
pride and passion to have shared a stage with in the media.
More importantly than the
fact that I lucked out and became a part of his show-business history is
the fact that along the way him and me became pals.
And through the good times
and the bad times Wolfman Jack was as much a part of my life as anyone
or anything, with the possible exception of a gypsy lady named Esta who
to this day shares a portion of my liver. But that's a story for the website
museum I will never have.
Thanks to Doug I am fortunate
to be given a podium on this web museum to share with you some of the Wolfman
adventures fans never got to hear or read about; not even in his autobiography,
finished shortly before his death.
At least once a month- fingers
crossed-I will make another entry in this web journal. Each entry will
be a fun run into Wolfman's world of "fun and romance." You will learn
a lot about "Woof" as I called him-and about his approach to entertainment.
In essence, what will go
on here will be in the spirit of any Wolfman happening. We gots to have
fun, after all, it's what da Wolfman wanted us to have.
We must-and certainly Woof
would be the first and loudest-applaud Doug Allen for this endeavor. Knowing
Doug for only a brief time in the history of mankind, I personally vouch
for more than just his checks. He is a true-blue Wolfman fan. Moreover,
he is the only person who I think can pull this thing off. It's a labor
of love, a major contribution to popular culture and one of the better
ways to use up cyberspace.
Or as Wolfman would have
said: "It's a production of passion and a deluge of delights, baby. Into
these halls of cyberspace you will be treated to da tastiest treats da
Wolfman could ever lay upon ya. You will awe and sputter ... go heavy on
da sputter, will ya . . . An be sure to visit every nook and cranny of
da place because these are some of da nookiest crannies ever seen in a
museum." I know that's what Wolfman would have said.
So please bookmark this
site and come around often. Oh, yes, I guess I should get to the formal
And now, Mars Cotolo, speaking
in the spirit of the late, great and mystical Wolfman Jack, officially
opens Doug Allen's Wolfman dot org (hey, can you dot an org or must it
It is with the greatest honor
and certainly in the true spirit of fun and romance that I welcome you,
me and all those people who cannot possibly understand English, to the
New Wolf World where the streets are paved with Jack and the cyber-air
Check in often. I will.