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  • singingwildman
    word ! --- In Tor_Hershman@yahoogroups.com, Tor Hershman ... interesting ... my ... LPs ... 4%, ... concept ... to ... come ... no
    Message 1 of 6 , Aug 21, 2004
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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 2 of 6 , Aug 22, 2004
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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 3 of 6 , Aug 22, 2004
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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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