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  • Trara
    Super, xoxoxoxoxoxoxo Trara ... interesting ... my ... LPs ... 4%, ... concept ... to ... come ... no
    Message 1 of 6 , Aug 21 8:59 PM
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      Super, xoxoxoxoxoxoxo
      Trara
      --- In Tor_Hershman@yahoogroups.com, "Tor Hershman"
      <tor_h_tor_h@h...> wrote:
      > I recently listened to the good Dr. D. being interviewed on
      > Jonesville Station.
      >
      > http://www.wfmu.org/listen.ram?show=12160&archive=14894
      >
      > The information, historically speakin', that I found MOST
      interesting
      > is that Dr. Demento was the
      > compiler of the Warner Bros. "Loss Leaders."
      > If I did, and I must have, read this somewhere before, it ain't on
      my
      > cerebral hard-drive, it must have been a mental-ROM.
      >
      > http://www.dustbury.com/music/wblist2.html#336
      >
      > I was a huge fan of these INCREDIBLY peopled and AMAZINGLY priced
      LPs
      > (Long playing, 33 & 1/3 RPM, vinyl).
      >
      > I got my first "Loss Leader," "October 10, 1969," [Album name and
      > date of release] during my junior
      > year of highschool.
      > The above web-site doesn't have a pic of the LP cover (I've searched
      > the web and, so far, no-one has an image). Too bad, it was, as I
      > recall, all white with black gesture (outline) artwork.
      > I was inspired to add some of moi's own doodles to the cover.
      > The only one I remember drawin' and captioning was an outlined
      > skyscraper.
      > I put a sign on the cartoon-building's side sayin' "Jesus Saves -
      4%,
      > 5% even 6% at the Middle National Bank."
      >
      > ^Digression^
      >
      > Hey, my junior year was also the time I came-up with a comedy
      concept
      > I recently saw Martin Mull get a laugh with,
      > a similarly toned (Same punch-line) bit,
      > on Hollywood Squares.
      > My digression digresses.
      > Anywho, it was World Cultures class.
      > Unlike the vast majority of my other, dreadfully boring, classes I
      > enjoyed World Cultures; ergo the lonely A on my report-card.
      > Sooooo, Mr. Everly asked the question I had been waitin' for most of
      > the semester, "Who was the founder of Christianity?"
      > I looked around the room, not a raised hand in site (I had planned
      to
      > do an Arnold Horseshack precursor to get Mr. Everly's attention
      > should [when] someone else put their paw skyward).
      > Sooooooo, I raised my mitten-filler, I was called upon, I loudly
      > spake,
      > "JEEEEEEESSSSSUUUSSSS CCCCHHHEEEERRIIIIIIISSSSSSTTT!"
      >
      > Feelin' quite proud of myself, I looked around, there was no
      > upheaval, {unlike MANY of most recently taken classes} Mr. Everly
      > sèz, "That's right."
      > The class continued.
      >
      > ^Progression^
      >
      > Anywho, when a "Loss Leader" arrived via the USPS, it
      > was like a lill' holiday that evening;
      > Koss headphones would go on, Rainier Ale (The Green Death) would
      come
      > out, smoke would go in, smoke would go out, I enjoyed them, greatly!
      > Many a fantastic, and for that time - non-imaginatively/technically
      > impossible, video would be formed betwixt TOR's ears.
      > I have splendiferously sweet memories of those lovable LPs.
      >
      >
      > I shall now list the LPs
      > [And my favorite song(s), at that time-period, from each set - one
      > song per LP]
      > we/I (Wifey & moi) have had the extreme pleasure to have grooved-to
      > while grinding the grooves, practically, gone.
      >
      >
      > OCTOBER 10, 1969
      > (PRO 351, 1969)
      > single disk
      > Fav song:
      > Norman Greenbaum: Spirit in the Sky
      >
      >
      > THE 1969 WARNER/REPRISE RECORD SHOW
      > double disk
      > (PRO 336, 1969)
      > [Purchased after, "Oct. 10, 1969"]
      > Fav songs:
      > Pearls Before Swine: These Things Too
      > Hamilton Camp: Star Spangled Bus
      >
      >
      > THE BIG BALL
      > double disk
      > (PRO 358, 1970)
      > Fav songs:
      > The Pentangle: Sally Go Round the Roses
      > Joni Mitchell: Big Yellow Taxi
      >
      >
      > LOONEY TUNES & MERRIE MELODIES(PRO 423, 1970)
      > The ONLY triple disk set
      > Fav songs:
      > Jimmy Webb: P. F. Sloan
      > Arlo Guthrie: Valley to Pray
      > Frank Zappa: Would You Go All the Way?
      >
      >
      > THE WHOLE BURBANK CATALOG
      > double disk
      > (PRO 512, 1972)
      > [NOTE: If I read that Dr. D. did the doings,
      > I didn't/don't recall it.]
      > Fav songs:
      > T. Rex: Bang a Gong (Get It On)
      > William Truckaway: Bluegreens
      >
      >
      > ALL SINGING, ALL TALKING, ALL ROCKING
      > double disk
      > (PRO 573, 1973)
      > [NOTE: It's my opinion that this LP started the "....we don't need
      no
      > stinkin' badges" comedy standard]
      > Fav songs:The Mothers: I am the slime
      > Tim Buckley: Sally Go 'Round the Roses
      >
      >
      > ALL MEAT
      > double disk
      > (PRO 604, 1975)
      > Fav Songs:
      > Hirth Martinez: Comin' Round the Moon
      > Martin Mull: Show Me Yours (I'll Show You Mine)
      >
      >
      > THE WORKS
      > double disk
      > (PRO 610, 1975)
      > Fav Songs:
      > Leo Sayer: Moonlighting
      > Frank Zappa & Captain Beefheart: Debra Kadabra
      >
      > I read, at a web-site, that a mint-copy of "October 10, 1969" was
      > recently purchased on Ebay for.....one buck, the original price,
      > YIKES!
      >
      > Best Regards,
      > TOR
    • singingwildman
      word ! --- In Tor_Hershman@yahoogroups.com, Tor Hershman ... interesting ... my ... LPs ... 4%, ... concept ... to ... come ... no
      Message 2 of 6 , Aug 21 11:46 PM
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        word ! --- In Tor_Hershman@yahoogroups.com, "Tor Hershman"
        <tor_h_tor_h@h...> wrote:
        > I recently listened to the good Dr. D. being interviewed on
        > Jonesville Station.
        >
        > http://www.wfmu.org/listen.ram?show=12160&archive=14894
        >
        > The information, historically speakin', that I found MOST
        interesting
        > is that Dr. Demento was the
        > compiler of the Warner Bros. "Loss Leaders."
        > If I did, and I must have, read this somewhere before, it ain't on
        my
        > cerebral hard-drive, it must have been a mental-ROM.
        >
        > http://www.dustbury.com/music/wblist2.html#336
        >
        > I was a huge fan of these INCREDIBLY peopled and AMAZINGLY priced
        LPs
        > (Long playing, 33 & 1/3 RPM, vinyl).
        >
        > I got my first "Loss Leader," "October 10, 1969," [Album name and
        > date of release] during my junior
        > year of highschool.
        > The above web-site doesn't have a pic of the LP cover (I've searched
        > the web and, so far, no-one has an image). Too bad, it was, as I
        > recall, all white with black gesture (outline) artwork.
        > I was inspired to add some of moi's own doodles to the cover.
        > The only one I remember drawin' and captioning was an outlined
        > skyscraper.
        > I put a sign on the cartoon-building's side sayin' "Jesus Saves -
        4%,
        > 5% even 6% at the Middle National Bank."
        >
        > ^Digression^
        >
        > Hey, my junior year was also the time I came-up with a comedy
        concept
        > I recently saw Martin Mull get a laugh with,
        > a similarly toned (Same punch-line) bit,
        > on Hollywood Squares.
        > My digression digresses.
        > Anywho, it was World Cultures class.
        > Unlike the vast majority of my other, dreadfully boring, classes I
        > enjoyed World Cultures; ergo the lonely A on my report-card.
        > Sooooo, Mr. Everly asked the question I had been waitin' for most of
        > the semester, "Who was the founder of Christianity?"
        > I looked around the room, not a raised hand in site (I had planned
        to
        > do an Arnold Horseshack precursor to get Mr. Everly's attention
        > should [when] someone else put their paw skyward).
        > Sooooooo, I raised my mitten-filler, I was called upon, I loudly
        > spake,
        > "JEEEEEEESSSSSUUUSSSS CCCCHHHEEEERRIIIIIIISSSSSSTTT!"
        >
        > Feelin' quite proud of myself, I looked around, there was no
        > upheaval, {unlike MANY of most recently taken classes} Mr. Everly
        > sèz, "That's right."
        > The class continued.
        >
        > ^Progression^
        >
        > Anywho, when a "Loss Leader" arrived via the USPS, it
        > was like a lill' holiday that evening;
        > Koss headphones would go on, Rainier Ale (The Green Death) would
        come
        > out, smoke would go in, smoke would go out, I enjoyed them, greatly!
        > Many a fantastic, and for that time - non-imaginatively/technically
        > impossible, video would be formed betwixt TOR's ears.
        > I have splendiferously sweet memories of those lovable LPs.
        >
        >
        > I shall now list the LPs
        > [And my favorite song(s), at that time-period, from each set - one
        > song per LP]
        > we/I (Wifey & moi) have had the extreme pleasure to have grooved-to
        > while grinding the grooves, practically, gone.
        >
        >
        > OCTOBER 10, 1969
        > (PRO 351, 1969)
        > single disk
        > Fav song:
        > Norman Greenbaum: Spirit in the Sky
        >
        >
        > THE 1969 WARNER/REPRISE RECORD SHOW
        > double disk
        > (PRO 336, 1969)
        > [Purchased after, "Oct. 10, 1969"]
        > Fav songs:
        > Pearls Before Swine: These Things Too
        > Hamilton Camp: Star Spangled Bus
        >
        >
        > THE BIG BALL
        > double disk
        > (PRO 358, 1970)
        > Fav songs:
        > The Pentangle: Sally Go Round the Roses
        > Joni Mitchell: Big Yellow Taxi
        >
        >
        > LOONEY TUNES & MERRIE MELODIES(PRO 423, 1970)
        > The ONLY triple disk set
        > Fav songs:
        > Jimmy Webb: P. F. Sloan
        > Arlo Guthrie: Valley to Pray
        > Frank Zappa: Would You Go All the Way?
        >
        >
        > THE WHOLE BURBANK CATALOG
        > double disk
        > (PRO 512, 1972)
        > [NOTE: If I read that Dr. D. did the doings,
        > I didn't/don't recall it.]
        > Fav songs:
        > T. Rex: Bang a Gong (Get It On)
        > William Truckaway: Bluegreens
        >
        >
        > ALL SINGING, ALL TALKING, ALL ROCKING
        > double disk
        > (PRO 573, 1973)
        > [NOTE: It's my opinion that this LP started the "....we don't need
        no
        > stinkin' badges" comedy standard]
        > Fav songs:The Mothers: I am the slime
        > Tim Buckley: Sally Go 'Round the Roses
        >
        >
        > ALL MEAT
        > double disk
        > (PRO 604, 1975)
        > Fav Songs:
        > Hirth Martinez: Comin' Round the Moon
        > Martin Mull: Show Me Yours (I'll Show You Mine)
        >
        >
        > THE WORKS
        > double disk
        > (PRO 610, 1975)
        > Fav Songs:
        > Leo Sayer: Moonlighting
        > Frank Zappa & Captain Beefheart: Debra Kadabra
        >
        > I read, at a web-site, that a mint-copy of "October 10, 1969" was
        > recently purchased on Ebay for.....one buck, the original price,
        > YIKES!
        >
        > Best Regards,
        > TOR
      • Sub_Verbo
        Primo interview and the highschool confessional is great too. I agree 100%.
        Message 3 of 6 , Aug 22 7:07 AM
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          Primo interview and the highschool confessional is great too.
          I agree 100%.
        • Becky
          I am so happy I joined Tor s group. ... interesting ... my ... LPs ... 4%, ... concept ... to ... come ... no
          Message 4 of 6 , Aug 22 7:54 AM
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            I am so happy I joined Tor's group.
            --- In Tor_Hershman@yahoogroups.com, "Tor Hershman"
            <tor_h_tor_h@h...> wrote:
            > I recently listened to the good Dr. D. being interviewed on
            > Jonesville Station.
            >
            > http://www.wfmu.org/listen.ram?show=12160&archive=14894
            >
            > The information, historically speakin', that I found MOST
            interesting
            > is that Dr. Demento was the
            > compiler of the Warner Bros. "Loss Leaders."
            > If I did, and I must have, read this somewhere before, it ain't on
            my
            > cerebral hard-drive, it must have been a mental-ROM.
            >
            > http://www.dustbury.com/music/wblist2.html#336
            >
            > I was a huge fan of these INCREDIBLY peopled and AMAZINGLY priced
            LPs
            > (Long playing, 33 & 1/3 RPM, vinyl).
            >
            > I got my first "Loss Leader," "October 10, 1969," [Album name and
            > date of release] during my junior
            > year of highschool.
            > The above web-site doesn't have a pic of the LP cover (I've searched
            > the web and, so far, no-one has an image). Too bad, it was, as I
            > recall, all white with black gesture (outline) artwork.
            > I was inspired to add some of moi's own doodles to the cover.
            > The only one I remember drawin' and captioning was an outlined
            > skyscraper.
            > I put a sign on the cartoon-building's side sayin' "Jesus Saves -
            4%,
            > 5% even 6% at the Middle National Bank."
            >
            > ^Digression^
            >
            > Hey, my junior year was also the time I came-up with a comedy
            concept
            > I recently saw Martin Mull get a laugh with,
            > a similarly toned (Same punch-line) bit,
            > on Hollywood Squares.
            > My digression digresses.
            > Anywho, it was World Cultures class.
            > Unlike the vast majority of my other, dreadfully boring, classes I
            > enjoyed World Cultures; ergo the lonely A on my report-card.
            > Sooooo, Mr. Everly asked the question I had been waitin' for most of
            > the semester, "Who was the founder of Christianity?"
            > I looked around the room, not a raised hand in site (I had planned
            to
            > do an Arnold Horseshack precursor to get Mr. Everly's attention
            > should [when] someone else put their paw skyward).
            > Sooooooo, I raised my mitten-filler, I was called upon, I loudly
            > spake,
            > "JEEEEEEESSSSSUUUSSSS CCCCHHHEEEERRIIIIIIISSSSSSTTT!"
            >
            > Feelin' quite proud of myself, I looked around, there was no
            > upheaval, {unlike MANY of most recently taken classes} Mr. Everly
            > sèz, "That's right."
            > The class continued.
            >
            > ^Progression^
            >
            > Anywho, when a "Loss Leader" arrived via the USPS, it
            > was like a lill' holiday that evening;
            > Koss headphones would go on, Rainier Ale (The Green Death) would
            come
            > out, smoke would go in, smoke would go out, I enjoyed them, greatly!
            > Many a fantastic, and for that time - non-imaginatively/technically
            > impossible, video would be formed betwixt TOR's ears.
            > I have splendiferously sweet memories of those lovable LPs.
            >
            >
            > I shall now list the LPs
            > [And my favorite song(s), at that time-period, from each set - one
            > song per LP]
            > we/I (Wifey & moi) have had the extreme pleasure to have grooved-to
            > while grinding the grooves, practically, gone.
            >
            >
            > OCTOBER 10, 1969
            > (PRO 351, 1969)
            > single disk
            > Fav song:
            > Norman Greenbaum: Spirit in the Sky
            >
            >
            > THE 1969 WARNER/REPRISE RECORD SHOW
            > double disk
            > (PRO 336, 1969)
            > [Purchased after, "Oct. 10, 1969"]
            > Fav songs:
            > Pearls Before Swine: These Things Too
            > Hamilton Camp: Star Spangled Bus
            >
            >
            > THE BIG BALL
            > double disk
            > (PRO 358, 1970)
            > Fav songs:
            > The Pentangle: Sally Go Round the Roses
            > Joni Mitchell: Big Yellow Taxi
            >
            >
            > LOONEY TUNES & MERRIE MELODIES(PRO 423, 1970)
            > The ONLY triple disk set
            > Fav songs:
            > Jimmy Webb: P. F. Sloan
            > Arlo Guthrie: Valley to Pray
            > Frank Zappa: Would You Go All the Way?
            >
            >
            > THE WHOLE BURBANK CATALOG
            > double disk
            > (PRO 512, 1972)
            > [NOTE: If I read that Dr. D. did the doings,
            > I didn't/don't recall it.]
            > Fav songs:
            > T. Rex: Bang a Gong (Get It On)
            > William Truckaway: Bluegreens
            >
            >
            > ALL SINGING, ALL TALKING, ALL ROCKING
            > double disk
            > (PRO 573, 1973)
            > [NOTE: It's my opinion that this LP started the "....we don't need
            no
            > stinkin' badges" comedy standard]
            > Fav songs:The Mothers: I am the slime
            > Tim Buckley: Sally Go 'Round the Roses
            >
            >
            > ALL MEAT
            > double disk
            > (PRO 604, 1975)
            > Fav Songs:
            > Hirth Martinez: Comin' Round the Moon
            > Martin Mull: Show Me Yours (I'll Show You Mine)
            >
            >
            > THE WORKS
            > double disk
            > (PRO 610, 1975)
            > Fav Songs:
            > Leo Sayer: Moonlighting
            > Frank Zappa & Captain Beefheart: Debra Kadabra
            >
            > I read, at a web-site, that a mint-copy of "October 10, 1969" was
            > recently purchased on Ebay for.....one buck, the original price,
            > YIKES!
            >
            > Best Regards,
            > TOR
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