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  • Sub_Verbo
    Primo interview and the highschool confessional is great too. I agree 100%.
    Message 1 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 2 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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