Wednesday, October 28, 2009

The comedy of John Lennon.  -
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John Lennon was my favorite Beatle as he was
off beat yet wise well beyond his years...
This amazing video link made me smile.....

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Friday, October 23, 2009

Soupy Sales  - 2009 RIP

Soupy Sales 2009 RIP

Soupy Sales, Sandy Becker, The Superman TV show, Abbot & Costello, Jerry Lewis,
Warner Brothers & Max Fleischer cartoons were the main influences in my early life....
I am sad to say at Soupy Sales has passed..

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Comedian Soupy Sales Dead At 83
The comedy icon made pie-in-the-face gag a pop-culture phenomenon.

It was a simple gag, but one that made Soupy Sales a household name: a pie in the face, or 20,000 pies, to be exact. That slapstick comedic trick, along with a warehouse of goofy faces and wacky characters helped elevate Sales (born Milton Supman) to one of the country's most beloved comedians in the late 1950s. Sales died on Thursday at the age of 83 at a hospital in the Bronx, after several years of declining health.

"We have lost a comedy American icon," longtime friend and manager Paul Dver said, according to CNN. "I feel the personal loss, and I also feel the magic that he had around him being gone. That's a much more severe loss than a loss of a friend."

With his loose-limbed physicality and malleable face, Sales honed his craft on children's television programs in the 1950s, blazing a trail for everything from "The Simpsons" to Pee-Wee Herman by cracking wise for kids while making jokes their parents found funny too. He's best known for his long-running kids show "Lunch With Soupy Sales," where he originated the pie-throwing gag. He moved on to "The Soupy Sales Show," which ran for 13 years in Detroit, New York and Los Angeles, before being picked up in other cities and overseas.

The program was salted with silly puppets named Pookie, White Fang and Black Tooth, but it was Sales who commanded center stage with his pratfalls, campy jokes, loopy characters and puns. The obligatory pie-in-the-face gag became such a phenomenon that the Los Angeles Times noted that stars such as Frank Sinatra, Mickey Rooney, Tony Curtis and Sammy Davis Jr. lined up to be smeared for its hip cachet.

Sales was born in the tiny town of Franklinton, North Carolina, on January 28, 1926. He was the son of the only Jewish family in a town where his father's dry goods store sold sheets to the local branch of the Ku Klux Klan. The family's name was so often mispronounced as "Soupman" that his parents jokingly nicknamed his brothers "Hambone" and "Chickenbone," bestowing on him the name "Soupbone," which was eventually shortened to Soupy.

After fighting in the Pacific in World War II and participating in the invasion of Okinawa (while honing his comedic chops aboard his ship's public address system), Sales returned and began his entertainment career in 1949 in Cincinnati, where he worked as a morning DJ and did stand-up in local clubs. By the early 1950s, he did stints as a script writer at radio stations in West Virginia and Cleveland, while moonlighting as a stand-up comedian and DJ.

He launched his TV career in 1953 with the live children's show "Soupy Sales Comics" on a Detroit station, which led to a nighttime show called "Soupy's On." The show was renamed "The Soupy Sales Show" in 1955, and it was in that version that he honed his stable of wacky characters, such as seductive Marilyn Monwolf and her vampiric neighbor the Count, Willie the Worm, "Onions" Oregano and private detective Philo Kvetch. While meant for kids, the show developed a cult following among adults in the early 1960s as it spread in syndication, with Sinatra's pie-slap helping to open the door for a series of celebrity pie cameos.

Along with his signature gag, the show featured jazz greats such as Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk and Duke Ellington in the pre-civil-rights era, when black performers were rarely seen in prime-time slots. The show earned Sales a spot in the pantheon of iconic TV funnymen, alongside such legends as Red Skelton and Jackie Gleason.

But he almost blew it on New Year's Day in 1965 when he had to vamp for a minute while producing a show for a New York affiliate. Sales told the kids watching to find their parents' wallets and "get some of those funny green pieces of paper with all those nice pictures of George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and Alexander Hamilton" and mail them to him. He promised a postcard from Puerto Rico in return. When he repeated the gag in Los Angeles and Detroit, it led to a complaint from a viewer to the FCC that got Sales' show suspended. After a flood of complaints about the cancellation, though, many of them from teenage fans of the program, the show was back on the air within a week.

While his TV fame had faded by the late 1960s, Sales continued to be a staple in the medium, thanks to appearances on TV game shows such as "What's My Line," "To Tell the Truth," "Match Game" and "Hollywood Squares." Modern comedians like Howard Stern continued to sing his praises to a new generation. His sons, Hunt and Tony Sales, performed with rock icon David Bowie in the band Tin Machine in the late 1980s and served as the rhythm section on Iggy Pop's Lust for Life album.

Thanks for making my childhood full of pie...Perhaps the New York Yankees could learn where the pie in the face originated from ....

Monday, October 19, 2009

Wild In The Streets 1968 Film - Cult Classic

Wild In The Streets 1968 film

This is my favorite music related film of all time. Yep, it even beats the films Bye Bye Birdie, 
The Beatles Hard Days Night and Elvis in Jail House Rock...

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Wild in The Streets 1968 Film 
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Distributed by American International Pictures
Release date May 29, 1968
Running time 94 min.
Budget $1,000,000 (estimated)

Wild in The Streets is a 1968 film, produced and released by American International Pictures, and based on a short story by writer Robert Thom. The movie, described as both "ludicrous" and "cautionary," was nominated for an Academy Award and became a cult classic.

Christopher Jones stars as aspiring singer and revolutionary Max Frost (born Max Jacob Flatow Jr.; his first public act of violence was blowing up his family's new car). Frost's band The Troopers live together with him, their women, and others in a sprawling Los Angeles mansion. The band includes his 15-year-old genius attorney Billy Cage (Kevin Coughlin) on lead guitar, ex-child actor/girlfriend Sally LeRoy (Diane Varsi) on keyboards, hook-handed Abraham Salteen (Larry Bishop) on bass guitar and trumpet, and anthropologist Stanley X (Richard Pryor) on drums.

When Max is asked to sing at a televised political rally by Kennedyesque Senate candidate Johnny Fergus (Hal Holbrook), who's running on a platform to lower the voting age from 21 to 18 (a genuine issue, not passed until 1971), he and the Troopers appear — but Max stuns everyone by calling instead for the voting age to become 14, then finishes the show with an improvised song, "Fourteen Or Fight!", and a call for a demonstration.

Max's fans (and other young people, by the thousands) stir to action, and within 24 hours protests have begun in cities around the United States. Fergus' advisors want him to denounce Max, but instead he agrees to support the demonstrations, and change his campaign — if Max and his group will compromise, accept a voting age of 15 instead, abide by the law, and appeal to the demonstrators to go home peaceably. Max agrees, and the two appear together on television, and in person the next day using the less offensive mantra "Fifteen and Ready".

Most states agree to lower the voting age within days, in the wake of the demonstrations, and Max Frost and the Troopers campaign for Johnny Fergus until the election, which he wins by a landslide. Taking his place in the Senate, Fergus wishes Frost and his people would now just go away, but instead they get involved with Washington politics. When a Congressman from Sally LeRoy's home district dies suddenly, the band enters her in the special election that follows, and Sally (the eldest of the group, and the only one of majority age to run for office) is voted into Congress by the new teen bloc.

The first bill Sally introduces is a Constitutional amendment to lower the age requirements for national political office — to 14, and "Fourteen Or Fight!" enters a new phase. A joint session of Congress is called, and the Troopers (by now joined by Fergus' son Jimmy, played by Michael Margotta) swing the vote their way by spiking the Washington water supply with LSD, and providing all the Senators and Representatives with teenaged guides.

As teens either take over or threaten the reins of government, the Old Guard (those over 30) turn to Max to run for President, and assert his (their) control over the changing tide. Max again agrees, running as a Republican to his chagrin, but once in office, he turns the tide on his older supporters. Thirty becomes a mandatory retirement age, while those over 35 are rounded up, sent to "re-education camps", and permanently dosed on LSD. Fergus unsuccessfully attempts to dissuade Max by contacting his estranged parents (Bert Freed and Shelley Winters), then tries to assassinate him. Failing at this, he flees Washington with his remaining family, but they are soon rounded up.

With youth now in control of America, politically as well as economically, and similar revolutions breaking out in all the world's major countries, Max withdraws the military from around the world (turning them instead into de facto age police), puts computers and prodigies in charge of the Gross National Product, ships surplus grain for free to third world nations, disbands the FBI and Secret Service, and becomes the leader of "the most truly hedonistic society the world has ever known". The final moments of the film indicate, however, that Max and his cohorts may face future intergenerational warfare from an unexpected source.

The movie features cameos from several media personalities, including Melvin Belli, Dick Clark, Pamela Mason, Army Archerd, and Walter Winchell. Millie Perkins and Ed Begley have supporting roles, and Bobby Sherman interviews Max as President. In a pre-Brady Bunch role, Barry Williams plays the teenaged Max Frost at the beginning of the movie. Peter Tork of Monkees fame also makes a cameo appearance as a ticket buyer.

The storyline was a reductio ad absurdum projection of contemporary issues of the time, taken to extremes, and played poignantly during 1968 — an election year with many controversies (the Vietnam War, the Draft, Civil Rights, the population explosion, rioting and assassinations, and the baby boomer generation coming of age).

The original magazine short story, titled "The Day it All Happened, Baby!" was expanded by its author to book length, and was published as a paperback novel by Pyramid Books.

A soundtrack album was also successful, and the song "The Shape Of Things To Come" (written by songwriters Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil) and performed by Max Frost and the Troopers, featured in the movie, became a #22 hit on the US Billboard charts.

The movie was released on VHS home video in the late 1980s, and in 2005 appeared on DVD, on a twofer disc with another AIP movie, 1971's Gas-s-s-s.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Jim Morrison's  ghost picture taken at his gravesite...Just in time for Halloween...SEE THE PICTURE below in a link

Researchers Say Photo of Jim Morrison's Ghost Is Real

Researchers Say Photo of Jim Morrison's Ghost Is Real
Jim Morrison has been dead for almost four decades but a snapshot belonging to longtime rock historian Brett Meisner allegedly shows the Doors frontman haunting his own grave. And now, just in time for Halloween, researchers now claim the image is authentic.

Back in 1997, Meisner decided to take a snapshot next to the rock legend's grave in the famous Père Lachaise cemetery in Paris, not exactly an uncommon thing to do considering some 1000 people visit the grave daily. The photo, taken by Meisner's assistant, shows the historian casually standing next to Morrison's plot with one hand in his pocket and a white cloudy shadow to his left, the latter going unnoticed until Meisner finally decided to revisit the photo in 2002. The cloudy obscure image to Meisner's left appeared to be the deceased singer himself.

Word quickly spread thanks to the Internet and the historian sent the photo in for further analysis, which concluded that the snapshot was indeed as bone chilling as it was first perceived. In a new book titled 'Ghosts Caught on Film 2: Photographs of the Unexplained,' researchers rule out both lightning and image manipulation and conclude that the photo is simply "unexplainable."

"Part of me wishes that I never stepped foot into the graveyard in the first place," Meisner told the UK's Sunday Express. His life was never the same after taking it. Not only did his marriage dissolve, but in an eerie coincidence to Morrison's life, Meisner lost a close pal to a drug overdose as well. The photo also brought all sorts of cuckoos to Meisner's door saying they bared messages from the rock god.

"At first it was sort of interesting to see how many people felt a spiritual bond with Jim and the photo," Meisner said, "but now the whole vibe seems negative." Meisner hopes to privately donate the photo and negative.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

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Monday, October 5, 2009

20/ 20 - Cherie - One great lost power pop bands & songs - They should be stars. Well, they have hit records on 11L - Radio NewYork International

20/20 Cherie - WATCH VIDEO LINK - One of the great lost power pop bands..

Tulsa, Oklahoma
Genres Rock, new wave, power pop
Years active c.1975–1983, 1995–2005
Labels Bomp!, Portrait, Oglio
Steve Allen (not the old talk show host), Ron Flynt, Mike Gallo, Chris Silagyi

20/20 were an American power pop band from Tulsa, Oklahoma. They were active from 1975 to 1983 and reunited during the mid 1990's to the late 1990's. Steve Allen and Ron Flynt formed the band in Tulsa in 1975 or 1976, and decided to move to Los Angeles in 1977 after fellow Tulsa natives Phil Seymour and Dwight Twilley met with success. Once in Los Angeles, they met with Mike Gallo, who joined the band on drums. The three-piece band signed with Greg Shaw's Bomp! Records in 1978 to record a single. Between the release of the single, and their first LP on Portrait Records, Chris Silagyi joined the band as a keyboardist.

After not having success, and in fact owing money to record labels from advances, the band broke up. Steve Allen went to work for Warner Brothers records and moved to Nashville, Tennessee. Ron Flynt moved back to Tulsa, Oklahoma. Chris Silagyi became a record producer. Joel Turrisi became an actor and works in other areas of film & music.

1979 20/20 138 Portrait Records
1981 Look Out! 127
1982 Sex Trap — Mainway Records
1983 Sex Trap — Enigma Records Enigma records picked-up the album for wider distribution, but "Sex   
         Trap" and "Fast Car" were remixed, and "Please Please (Listen To Me)" was replaced by a track 
         entitled "Jack's Got a Problem."
1995 20/20/Look Out! — Oglio Records First two LP's, 20/20 and Look Out! remastered and released
                                          on   one CD.
1995 4 Day Tornado — Oglio Records
1998 Interstate —
1999 Sex Trap — Japanese release Includes bonus track, "Best of Your Life."

1978: "Giving It All" b/w "Under the Freeway" (Bomp! Records)
1979: "Cheri" b/w "Backyard guys" (Portrait Records)
1981: "Strange Side of Love" b/w "People in Your Life"/"Child's Play"
          Tracks on compilations
1978: "Giving It All" The Best of Bomp Volume One (Bomp! Records)
1979: "I Need Someone", "Drive" Waves Anthology Vol.1 (Bomp! Records)
1993: "Song of the Universe" Yellow Pills Volume One (Big Deal Records)
1993: "Giving It All", "Yellow Pills" Shake It Up! – American Power Pop II (1978-80) (Rhino Records)
1995: "Remember the Lightning" Into the Anxious 80's (Risky Business)
1996: "Drive", "Screaming", "Under the Freeway" The Roots of Powerpop (Bomp! Records)
1997: "Day After Day" Come and Get It: A Tribute to Badfinger (Copper Records)
2009-10 A new CD of rare studio outakes and unreleased material is due out.....