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Gentle Giant – Three Friends

Gentle Giant
Gentle Giant - Three Friends
Gentle Giant – Three Friends

Studio Album, released in 1972

Songs / Tracks Listing

  1. Prologue (6:12)
  2. Schooldays (7:33)
  3. Working All Day (5:07)
  4. Peel The Paint (7:25)
  5. Mister Class And Quality? (5:51)
  6. Three Friends (3:00)

Total Time: 35:08

Bonus Tracks on 2011 Alucard remaster:
7. Prologue (Live) (5:53) *
8. Out-Takes (6:21) :
-a Peel The Paint (Studio Rehearsal)
-b Peel The Paint (Alternative Guitar Solo)
-c Three Friends (Soloed Vocal Chorus)

  • Recorded at the Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans, June 1972

Line-up / Musicians

  • Derek Shulman / lead vocals (3-6)
  • Gary Green / guitars (w/ echoplex on track 4 solo), mandolin (2), tambourine (2,5)
  • Kerry Minnear / piano , electric piano, Hammond (1,3-6), Mellotron (2,6), MiniMoog (1,4,6), clavinet (2,3), electric harpsichord & vibraphone (2), bongos triangle (2), lead vocals (2,6)
  • Phil Schulman / tenor (1,3,4) & baritone (1,3) saxes, lead vocals (1,2,4,6)
  • Ray Shulman / bass, fuzz bass (1), acoustic (4) & electric (5) violins, 12-string guitar (1), vocals (6)
  • Malcolm Mortimore / drums, concert snare & hi-hat & bass drum (2)

With:
– Calvin Shulman (Ray’s son) / boy’s voice (2)

Releases information

Artwork: Rick Breach (US editions on Columbia label use an adaptation of 1st album’s cover)

LP Vertigo 6360 070 (1972, UK)
LP Columbia – KC 31649 (1972, USA) Different cover art

CD Columbia ‎- 31649 (1989, US) Different cover art
CD Alucard ‎- ALU-GG-034 (2011, US) Remastered by Fred Kevorkian w/ 2 bonus tracks

 

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The Three Stooges Slapstick

The Three Stooges
The Three Stooges Columbia Pictures
The Three Stooges Columbia Pictures

Slapstick

Three Stooges revealed
Three Stooges revealed

The Three Stooges’ trademark is their physical comedy. They loved to slap faces! Ted Healy, who started The Stooges, was the first comedian who actually slapped his cohorts around. After The Stooges left Ted Healy’s act, Moe took over the role of leader and did most of the belting, smacking, tweaking and slapping.

You would think that the Stooges would have been hurt in the process, but Moe developed a technique of keeping his fingers loose so that The Boys would not get injured. It was up to the other Stooges then to do the follow-through and make it look as if they had really been smacked. Below are some of the most common slaps, tweaks, and stunts.

Three Stooges Video Playlist

In The beginning

The Three Stooges were founded by a vaudeville performer named Ted Healy
The Three Stooges were founded by a vaudeville performer named Ted Healy

The Three Stooges were founded by a vaudeville performer named Ted Healy in 1925

In the early days of television, movies had to be at least 10 years old (or older) to be shown on the tube. Hollywood was afraid this new-fangled TV thing would put them out of business. So, in the few hours a day that TV was even on, the morning hours were filled with 1930s fare – grainy black-and-white early talkies, serials and shorts – singing cowboysBusby Berkeley musicals, the Little Rascals, and Ted Healy‘s Stooges.

Healy started the Stooges vaudeville act in 1922, and toured the country with them, ending up on Broadway in New York. They started making movies in 1930. From the beginning there were lawsuits over who owned the rights to the stooges. Cast members came and went. More lawsuits came and went. Healy lost a few, but generally won more than he lost. Even his own Stooges sued him.

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Monty Python and the Holy Grail – Bridge – Three Questions

Monty Python Holy Grail

Monty Python

Monty Python and The Holy Grail

Bridgekeeper: Stop. Who would cross the Bridge of Death must answer me these questions three, ere the other side he see.
Sir Lancelot: Ask me the questions, bridgekeeper. I am not afraid.
Bridgekeeper: What… is your name?
Sir Lancelot: My name is Sir Lancelot of Camelot.
Bridgekeeper: What… is your quest?
Sir Lancelot: To seek the Holy Grail.
Bridgekeeper: What… is your favourite colour?
Sir Lancelot: Blue.
Bridgekeeper: Go on. Off you go.
Sir Lancelot: Oh, thank you. Thank you very much.
Sir Robin: That’s easy.
Bridgekeeper: Stop. Who would cross the Bridge of Death must answer me these questions three, ere the other side he see.
Sir Robin: Ask me the questions, bridgekeeper. I’m not afraid.
Bridgekeeper: What… is your name?
Sir Robin: Sir Robin of Camelot.
Bridgekeeper: What… is your quest?
Sir Robin: To seek the Holy Grail.
Bridgekeeper: What… is the capital of Assyria?
[pause]
Sir Robin: I don’t know that.
[he is thrown over the edge into the volcano]
Sir Robin: Auuuuuuuugh.
Bridgekeeper: Stop. What… is your name?
Galahad: Sir Galahad of Camelot.
Bridgekeeper: What… is your quest?
Galahad: I seek the Grail.
Bridgekeeper: What… is your favourite colour?
Galahad: Blue. No, yel…
[he is also thrown over the edge]
Galahad: auuuuuuuugh.
Bridgekeeper: Hee hee heh. Stop. What… is your name?
King Arthur: It is ‘Arthur’, King of the Britons.
Bridgekeeper: What… is your quest?
King Arthur: To seek the Holy Grail.
Bridgekeeper: What… is the air-speed velocity of an unladen swallow?
King Arthur: What do you mean? An African or European swallow?
Bridgekeeper: Huh? I… I don’t know that.
[he is thrown over]
Bridgekeeper: Auuuuuuuugh.
Sir Bedevere: How do know so much about swallows?
King Arthur: Well, you have to know these things when you’re a king, you know.
[the Black Knight continues to threaten Arthur despite getting both his arms and one of his legs cut off]
Black Knight: Right, I’ll do you for that!
King Arthur: You’ll what?

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Voices from the Dust Bowl The Three Wishes

Voices from the Dust Bowl Camp

This song is called The Three Wishes

Voices from the Dust Bowl : NPR. Voices from the Dust Bowl In 1940, Charles Todd and Robert Sonkin were hired by the Library of Congress to travel around California and record the lives, stories and music of Dust Bowl refugees.

COLLECTION Voices from the Dust Bowl: the Charles L. Todd and Robert Sonkin Migrant Worker Collection, 1940 to 1941

About this Collection

Voices from the Dust Bowl: The Charles L. Todd and Robert Sonkin Migrant Worker Collection is an online presentation of selections from a multi-format ethnographic field collection documenting the everyday life of residents of Farm Security Administration (FSA) migrant work camps in central California in 1940 and 1941.

The collection as a whole consists of approximately 18 hours of audio recordings (436 titles on 122 recording discs), 28 graphic images (prints and negatives), and 1.5 linear feet of print materials including administrative correspondence, field notes, recording logs, song text transcriptions, dust jackets from the recording discs with handwritten notes, news clippings, publications, and ephemera. This online presentation provides access to a selection of items from this collection including 371 audio titles, 23 graphic images, a sampling of the dust jackets, and all the print material in the collection.

Source: Library of Congress - https://www.loc.gov/collections/todd-and-sonkin-migrant-workers-from-1940-to-1941/about-this-collection/
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Three little maids from school are we

Three little maids from school are we
Three Little Maids From School Are We

[YUM-YUM, PEEP-BO & PITTI-SING]
Three little maids from school are we
Pert as a school-girl well can be
Filled to the brim with girlish glee
Three little maids from school!

 

[YUM-YUM]
Everything is a source of fun. (chuckle)

[PEEP-BO]
Nobody’s safe, for we care for none! (chuckle)

[PITTI-SING]
Life is a joke that’s just begun! (chuckle)

[YUM-YUM, PEEP-BO & PITTI-SING]
Three little maids from school!
Three little maids who, all unwary
Come from a ladies’ seminary
Freed from its genius tutelary —
Three little maids from school
Three little maids from school!

[YUM-YUM]
One little maid is a bride, Yum-Yum —

[PEEP-BO]
Two little maids in attendance come —

[PITTI-SING]
Three little maids is the total sum

[YUM-YUM, PEEP-BO & PITTI-SING]
Three little maids from school!

[YUM-YUM]
From three little maids take one away

[PEEP-BO]
Two little maids remain, and they —

[PITTI-SING]
Won’t have to wait very long, they say —

[YUM-YUM, PEEP-BO & PITTI-SING]
Three little maids from school!

[Chorus]
Three little maids from school!

[ALL]
Three little maids who, all unwary
Come from a ladies’ seminary
Freed from its genius tutelary —

[YUM-YUM, PEEP-BO & PITTI-SING]
Three little maids from school!

[ALL]
Three little maids from school!

Note: Just as The Mikado has essentially nothing to do with then-contemporary Japanese culture, thus by no means were these ever intended to be actually based on Japanese names. Yum-yum is obviously “tasty”. Peep-Bo is just an inversion of Bo Peep. And Pitti-Sing is, um, a “pretty thing”.

 

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Three Coins in the Fountain Playlist

Three Coins in A Fountain

Story Line

Three Coins in a Fountain Movie
Three Coins in a Fountain Movie

Three hopeful American secretaries visiting Italy — newcomer Maria (Maggie McNamara), romance-seeking Anita (Jean Peters) and the more mature Frances (Dorothy McGuire) — fling their coins into Rome’s Trevi Fountain, each making a wish. Soon, Maria is pursued by a dashing prince (Louis Jourdan), Anita finds herself involved with a forbidden coworker (Rossano Brazzi), and Frances receives a surprising proposal from her boss (Clifton Webb). All three women vow to one day return to Rome.

History in Rome of throwing three coins in the fountain
The throwing of coins into the Trevi Fountain in Rome is a popular ritual that tourists from all over the globe just love to take part in. The practice of throwing coins in to the Trevi Fountain comes from a couple of legends that explains why so many people are so keen on coin throwing.

 

The first is that the throwing of a coin from the right hand over the left shoulder will ensure that you will return to Rome in the future.
The second legend was the inspiration behind the film ” Three Coins in the Trevi Fountain“. This legend claims that you should throw three coins into the fountain. The first coin guarantees your return to Rome, the second will ensure a new romance, and the third will ensure marriage.The municipality of Rome collects the coins from the Trevi Fountain every day to prevent them from being stolen. They have also created a fund in order to finance a supermarket for the poor people of Rome with the help of Italy’s Red Cross charity.The Trevi Fountain is one of Rome’s most well-known monuments; it became even more famous thanks to the film ” La Dolce Vita”. The entire area around the fountain is steeped in history with incredible architecture. The area is a great place for visitors to stay and there are plenty of accommodation options that will suit all budgets. You can stay in a backpacker hostel or a Rome boutique hotel depending on your needs.

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Three Coins in a Fountain by the Vince Guaraldi Trio

Vince Guaraldi Trio

Vince Guaraldi Trio ‎– Vince Guaraldi Trio

Vince Guaraldi
Vince Guaraldi
  • Label: Fantasy
  • Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Red
  • VinylCountry: US
  • Released: 1956
  • Genre: Jazz
  • Style: Cool Jazz
Three Coins in the Fountain by the Vince Guaraldi Trio

Story Line

Three Coins in a Fountain Movie
Three Coins in a Fountain Movie

Three hopeful American secretaries visiting Italy — newcomer Maria (Maggie McNamara), romance-seeking Anita (Jean Peters) and the more mature Frances (Dorothy McGuire) — fling their coins into Rome’s Trevi Fountain, each making a wish. Soon, Maria is pursued by a dashing prince (Louis Jourdan), Anita finds herself involved with a forbidden coworker (Rossano Brazzi), and Frances receives a surprising proposal from her boss (Clifton Webb). All three women vow to one day return to Rome.

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Planes Trains and Automobiles – Singing Three Coins in a Fountain – 2018

Planes Trains Automobiles 2018
Planes Trains and Automobiles - Singing Three Coins in a Fountain - 2018

Planes, Trains and Automobiles” is founded on the essential natures of its actors. It is perfectly cast and soundly constructed, and all else flows naturally. Steve Martin and John Candy don’t play characters; they embody themselves. That’s why the comedy, which begins securely planted in the twin genres of the road movie and the buddy picture, is able to reveal so much heart and truth.

Some movies are obviously great. Others gradually thrust their greatness upon us. When “Planes, Trains and Automobiles” was released in 1987, I enjoyed it immensely, gave it a favorable review and moved on. But the movie continued to live in my memory. Like certain other popular entertainments (“It’s a Wonderful Life,” “E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial,” “Casablanca”) it not only contained a universal theme, but also matched it with the right actors and story, so that it shrugged off the other movies of its kind and stood above them in a kind of perfection. This is the only movie our family watches as a custom, most every Thanksgiving.

Source: https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/great-movie-planes-trains-and-automobiles-1987
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Casual Trump, Rally Trump and Prompter Trump

The Three Types of Trump Voters – Dave Pell
The 3 Personas of Donald Trump-Morning Joe MSNBC Oct 2018 MSNBC

A clip from Morning Joe on MSNBC interviewing Anthony Atamanuik on the key to playing Donald Trump in Comedy Central’s The President Show.  Anthony reveals:

  1. Physically Trump  has three main body postures;  act like you have no gravity, keep your arms up, moving and waving all the time, and when you turn crane stiffly like an animal.
  2. Mentally you should abandon all logic, morality, and any sense of order.
  3. His three main personas are Casual Trump, Rally Trump and Prompter Trump.

The Three Types of Trump Voters

The Three Types of Trump Voters
The Three Types of Trump Voters

“And how worried you should be about each of them.”

  • The Apprentices

  • Canaries in the Coal Mine

  • The Enraged

The Apprentices: These folks admire Trump’s celebrity, his certainty, and his bluster. They don’t know much about the issues, so Trump’s habitual lying and refusal to learn the basic details about even a single subject is not something they particularly care about (or understand). He says he can solve the problems. Sounds good. They are, in a way, the voters America deserves. Celebrity-obsessed near-imbeciles who want Trump to win because he’s TV’s best show (although it was a lot funnier before they got rid of Little Marco and replaced him with that fat guy who just stands in the background looking like he’s about to throw up). He’s the show they can’t stop binge-watching. And come on, having Melania as the co-star is a major plus. For these voters, Trump’s presidency will be measured not against history, but against other forms of televised entertainment. And by that standard, there’s little doubt this will be the highest rated show on TV.

Danger Level: The existence of these folks can’t come as much of a surprise. Yes, the awareness of them depresses you every election season, but you can usually repress the bulk of your memories by Thanksgiving, and forget they even exist by Christmas. And fortunately, they can be easily distracted by other shiny objects. Worst case, we need to find someone funnier and with better cutdowns. Think President Jeffrey Ross.

Canaries in the Coal Mine: These folks have watched their fellow Americans on the coasts ride a tech, finance and real estate rocket ship, while their mortgages are underwater, their jobs have gone overseas or been automated, and the awareness of their critical value to the country has been systematically diminished. I’m a coal miner from Wyoming or West Virginia. For generations, my family has been powering America; literally providing the fuel that drove economic revolutions. And now, not only is my business shrinking, I’m being told by all the environmentalists, billionaires, and Hollywood types that my industry has been poisoning the world. That my sacrifices, my hard work and health risks, my father and grandfather, are all part of some historic wrongdoing. You have no damn idea how the rest of your country lives and works. You’re worried about climate change? I’m worried about dinner.

Danger Level: These people actually have a point. They’re just expressing that point through the wrong candidate.

The Enraged: These folks are pissed. You got your black community-organizing president. But then you had to stick it in their faces with the gay marriage, the political correctness, the stories that make our cops look bad and our criminals look like victims. F you and your political correctness, your self-righteousness, your gender BS, your Academy Award racial obsession, your thin skin, your campus trigger warnings, and all that shit about Caitlyn Jenner. This has gone far enough. Close the borders. Build the wall. And let’s remind everyone whose damn country this is. In general, these folks run the gamut from harboring an unconscious negative disposition towards members of certain demographics, to a whole-hearted embrace of good old-fashioned racism. In other words, they fall along a spectrum that runs from Archie Bunker to Benito Mussolini.

Danger Level: Look, I’m not gonna kid you here. Steam is escaping the pot, and it’s not unthinkable that the lid could blow off. And let’s be clear; Mitt Romney and David Brooks are not going to convince these folks with calm, reasoned arguments. You can’t push people to the limit for three decades and then reel them back in with a few speeches. It wasn’t unpredictable that we’d see a backlash to the historic breakthrough of the first black president and the long-overdue adoption of more progressive social values. It’s less predictable how that backlash will play out in the long run.

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One trick pony

One Trick Pony
One trick pony
wait!… I got one more trick… uh… watch the… uh… white ball… yeah… That’s the ticket…

A person or thing with only one special feature, talent, or area of expertise. The first known use of one-trick pony was in 1980.

 

For example: Her boldness in style, prowess and mood highlighted her viability as more than a one-trick pony.— Jason Scott, Billboard, “Carrie Underwood’s ‘Carnival Ride’ Turns 10: How the ‘Idol’ Winner Proved She’s a Country Mainstay,” 23 Oct. 2017


Paul Simon One Trick Pony

Paul Simon One Trick Pony

One-Trick Pony, Paul Simon’s fifth solo studio album, was released in 1980. It was Simon’s first album for Warner Bros. Records, and his first new studio album since 1975’s Still Crazy After All These Years. His back catalog from Columbia Records would also move to Warner Bros. as a result of his signing with the label.


Callan Wink: More Than A One-Trick Pony

Callan Wink: More Than A One-Trick Pony

About the Book:

In the tradition of Richard Ford, Annie Proulx, and Kent Haruf comes a dazzling debut story collection by a young writer from the American West who has been published in The New Yorker, Granta, and The Best American Short Stories.

A construction worker on the run from the shady local businessman whose dog he has stolen; a Custer’s Last Stand reenactor engaged in a long-running affair with the Native American woman who slays him on the battlefield every year; a middle-aged high school janitor caught in a scary dispute over land and cattle with her former stepson: Callan Wink’s characters are often confronted with predicaments few of us can imagine. But thanks to the humor and remarkable empathy of this supremely gifted writer, the nine stories gathered in Dog Run Moon are universally transporting and resonant.

Set mostly in Montana and Wyoming, near the borders of Yellowstone National Park, this revelatory collection combines unforgettable insight into the fierce beauty of the West with a powerful understanding of human beings. Tender, frequently hilarious, and always electrifying, Dog Run Moon announces the arrival of a bold new talent writing deep in the American grain.

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Knowledge is Good

Knowledge is Good
Knowledge is good, John Belushi, Animal House
Knowledge is good, John Belushi, Animal House

National Lampoon’s Animal House is a 1978 American comedy film ….. Like ABC’s Delta House, Brothers and Sisters lasted only three months.  

When they arrive at college, socially inept freshmen Larry (Thomas Hulce) and Kent (Stephen Furst) attempt to pledge the snooty Omega Theta Pi House, but are summarily rejected. Lowering their standards, they try at the notoriously rowdy Delta Tau Chi House, and get in. The trouble is, the college dRelease date:July 28, 1978

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Tom Waits

The Guide to Getting Into Tom Waits

“Well I’ve lost my equilibrium, my car keys and my pride…”-

Tom Waits