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Re: Dropping Like Flies
« Reply #7170 on: June 23, 2020, 04:46:36 pm »
The Segway

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Re: Dropping Like Flies
« Reply #7171 on: June 23, 2020, 05:30:50 pm »
You dropped your segway? Dude!

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« Reply #7172 on: June 28, 2020, 07:38:47 am »
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Re: Dropping Like Flies
« Reply #7173 on: June 30, 2020, 09:32:20 am »
Carl Reiner, 98

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Re: Dropping Like Flies
« Reply #7174 on: June 30, 2020, 09:34:20 am »
He was the best in many ways...


Rest In Peace, sir. Well done


Only sorry he wonít get to see Trump defeated...that was sort of his goal..to make it until November 3



Re: Dropping Like Flies
« Reply #7175 on: June 30, 2020, 09:50:44 am »
Carl Reiner, 98
that sucks...true legend of entertainment

I've loved reading his tweets as of late  :'(

This pic is just awesome

What he and Mel has been doing in their 90s...I'm hoping I can do in my 70s
The force of this guy was immeasurable
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Re: Dropping Like Flies
« Reply #7176 on: June 30, 2020, 08:27:30 pm »
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Re: Dropping Like Flies
« Reply #7177 on: July 01, 2020, 10:45:34 am »
Johnny Mandel
Thought that said Manziel for a second.
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Re: Dropping Like Flies
« Reply #7178 on: July 01, 2020, 10:46:29 am »
His career died years ago..

Re: Dropping Like Flies
« Reply #7179 on: July 01, 2020, 10:56:02 am »
Johnny Mandel
he did write that memorable M.A.S.H. theme song "Suicide Is Painless"


The back story on that is fairly interesting
The song was written specifically for Ken Prymus, the actor playing Private Seidman, who sang it during the faux-suicide of Walter "Painless Pole" Waldowski (John Schuck) in the film's "Last Supper" scene. Director Robert Altman had two stipulations about the song for Mandel: it had to be called "Suicide Is Painless" and it had to be the "stupidest song ever written". Altman attempted to write the lyrics himself, but upon finding it too difficult for his 45-year-old brain to write "stupid enough,"he gave the task to his 14-year-old-son Michael, who wrote the lyrics in five minutes.

in the 1980s, Robert Altman said that while he only made $70,000 for having directed the movie, his son had earned more than $1 million for having co-written the song.
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Re: Dropping Like Flies
« Reply #7180 on: July 01, 2020, 11:47:33 am »
His career died years ago..
He could yet rise from the ashes like a drug-addled phoenix out of Arizona.
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Re: Dropping Like Flies
« Reply #7181 on: July 01, 2020, 11:48:07 am »
The Bill Evansí versions are very moving..... for a stupid song

Of course Bill Evans was said to be the longest suicide ever..and his brother and wife preceded him in death..by suicide
 So the song meant something to him


Re: Dropping Like Flies
« Reply #7182 on: July 01, 2020, 11:52:55 am »
The Bill Evansí versions are very moving..... for a stupid song
Thanks for the tip...never heard that
also...only the lyrics were stupid...the music Mandel wrote is amazing and always evokes a feeling of sorrow when I hear it
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Re: Dropping Like Flies
« Reply #7183 on: July 01, 2020, 12:03:19 pm »
A must hear album... my favorite by Bill Evans..released around right after he died


Definitely unique...a very very moving album..I get mega goosebumps just typing about it

It has Suicide is painless

An album for late nights when one is only one up

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/You_Must_Believe_in_Spring_(Bill_Evans_album)

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