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Post by AntiM » Thu Jul 15, 2010 4:13 pm

actiongrl wrote:Sigh! Always the same night as my volunteer team appreciation each year! I've gotta remember that next year. I'll see if I can get Danger Ranger to teach me to bilocate before then.
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Post by ygmir » Thu Jul 15, 2010 5:20 pm

Simon of the Playa wrote:i'll bring my salami.
actiongirl:

you don't want to miss that, do you?
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Post by Dr. Pyro » Thu Jul 15, 2010 5:27 pm

You guys can say what you want, I actually know Tom Lehrer. It's been some years since I last talked with him (I have an autographed copy of The Tom Lehrer Song Book) but as a spry 82 year old, he'd be a welcome addition to our camp. Maybe I should drop him a line. I think I still have his address in Santa Cruz. (He used to live at 21 Spring Street, Cambridge, MA when I actually still talked with him on a somewhat regular basis.) Maybe I should schlep a piano out to the playa and sing The Elements (yes, I can sing that song...for a fee) and annoy the entire camp.

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Post by ygmir » Thu Jul 15, 2010 5:30 pm

Elliot is bringing several pianos............I'd pay a buck to see you sing.......
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Post by kman » Thu Jul 15, 2010 5:37 pm

Dr. Pyro wrote:You guys can say what you want, I actually know Tom Lehrer. It's been some years since I last talked with him (I have an autographed copy of The Tom Lehrer Song Book) but as a spry 82 year old, he'd be a welcome addition to our camp. Maybe I should drop him a line. I think I still have his address in Santa Cruz. (He used to live at 21 Spring Street, Cambridge, MA when I actually still talked with him on a somewhat regular basis.) Maybe I should schlep a piano out to the playa and sing The Elements (yes, I can sing that song...for a fee) and annoy the entire camp.
Tom Lehrer is a personal deity.

So if you can convince him to join us, that would be good. :)

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TOM LEHRER IS THE MAN!

Post by VeganChoirGirl » Thu Jul 15, 2010 5:44 pm

Well, it's official. I was searching for stuff to sing while accompanied on one of El's lovely pianos! I shall bring my book of all things Tom Lehrer and perhaps have a sing along. I first discovered him when looking up the word plagarize when I was about 12. That song that we all know and love came up...voila! I was hooked. The masochism tango is one of my FAVORITES! Though Be Prepared is a rousing second!

Totally agree that Tom Lehrer is a diety and JEALOUS that I have never had the chance to meet him!!!!!
Finally moving to SF...can't WAIT!

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Post by gaminwench » Thu Jul 15, 2010 5:46 pm

I've got 'Be Prepared' written with lyrics for Burners...

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Post by VeganChoirGirl » Thu Jul 15, 2010 5:51 pm

gaminwench wrote:I've got 'Be Prepared' written with lyrics for Burners...
Definately DEFINATELY bring that. Oh my...I think I might pass out at work from excitement!
Finally moving to SF...can't WAIT!

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Post by gaminwench » Thu Jul 15, 2010 5:57 pm

mmmm, I always bring my 'playa' repertoire book... now we just need Elliot's mobile piano at the MnG... seems like the Kinetic folks are doing a parade thru town Thursday starting at 4:20, maybe the pianoboat (or whatever it's called) can stop by??
Doc, will you sing? ( I can play, if no virtuoso steps up!)

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Post by VeganChoirGirl » Thu Jul 15, 2010 6:01 pm

:D looking very much forward to this
Finally moving to SF...can't WAIT!

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Post by theCryptofishist » Thu Jul 15, 2010 8:53 pm

ygmir wrote:
VeganChoirGirl wrote:My appologies ygmir, i only read the first half of your post. Tom Lehrer is my hero. So fucking funny...and a Professor to boot. Too bad he didn't have a beard.

ok, I know there's a story, there..........give.............
I don't think he's into girls anyway.
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Re: TOM LEHRER IS THE MAN!

Post by theCryptofishist » Thu Jul 15, 2010 8:55 pm

VeganChoirGirl wrote:Totally agree that Tom Lehrer is a diety and JEALOUS that I have never had the chance to meet him!!!!!
Classically, if you knew my father, he was once at a party where Mr. Lehrer sang, and my father wasn't all that impressed.
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Post by ygmir » Thu Jul 15, 2010 9:11 pm

heaven forbid, a hilarious song get sung and someone not like it, or, the sounds.........
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Post by akmojo » Thu Jul 15, 2010 11:23 pm

wait wait wait...
Doc... singing ??
of all the years to miss a Burn....make sure to sing loud enough for me to hear while in my raft in the Grand Canyon !!!
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Post by Bluemandrew » Fri Jul 16, 2010 6:02 am

akmojo wrote:wait wait wait...
Doc... singing ??
of all the years to miss a Burn....make sure to sing loud enough for me to hear while in my raft in the Grand Canyon !!!
I told you we'd convince you to go somehow!

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Post by ygmir » Fri Jul 16, 2010 6:27 am

akmojo wrote:wait wait wait...
Doc... singing ??
of all the years to miss a Burn....make sure to sing loud enough for me to hear while in my raft in the Grand Canyon !!!
you'll know when he's singing...........there'll be earthquakes and, you'll see animals migrating south across the GC.......en masse.........
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Post by Dr. Pyro » Fri Jul 16, 2010 7:37 am

Of course I'll sing!

There's antimony arsenic aluminum selenium and hydrogen and oxygen...

I may even hit you up with a little The Vatican Rag or perchance I Got It From Agnes. Maybe even I Hold Your Hand In Mine.

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Post by actiongrl » Fri Jul 16, 2010 7:41 am

My dad does all those songs!


Also I know at least one other 80 year old attending this year, so it's not so far fetched for Mr. Lehrer...just saying.

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Post by ygmir » Fri Jul 16, 2010 7:45 am

*noting photo of Doc's last performance*


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Post by Eric » Fri Jul 16, 2010 11:44 am

ygmir wrote:*noting photo of Doc's last performance*


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Post by theCryptofishist » Fri Jul 16, 2010 2:45 pm

You know, Eric, about that...

well...

I hate to....be the one who has to...break it to you....

But...

Well...

There was a... spill... And well, the dry cleaners...



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Post by winebuff » Sun Jul 18, 2010 9:01 pm

Count me in Doc. Have to meet you and the gang. You will know me. I will have the sign that says:

Hi, I am winebuff :)

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Post by winebuff » Sun Jul 18, 2010 9:06 pm

Shambala wrote:
Totoro wrote:I have to repay (with booze) all the nice people who have given me their lovely advice!
A nice bottle of vodka and vermouth. oh, and olives!

Who is bringing the "Hi my name is" tags?
I have a big one to cover me :)

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Post by FaeTora » Sun Jul 18, 2010 9:08 pm

I could do what I do on blind dates when I meet someone knew. Lilies (my favorite flower is stargazers) and chocolates. But those won't last on the playa. So me going. Hi. I am ____, FaeTora on ePlaya will have to do.
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Post by Elderberry » Mon Jul 19, 2010 11:02 am

Dr. Pyro wrote:Of course I'll sing!

There's antimony arsenic aluminum selenium and hydrogen and oxygen...

I may even hit you up with a little The Vatican Rag or perchance I Got It From Agnes. Maybe even I Hold Your Hand In Mine.
Tom Lehrer...I'm impressed!

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Post by gaminwench » Mon Jul 19, 2010 11:26 am

I'm bringing the complete Lehrer songbook... do we want sing-a-long lyric sheets?

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Post by theCryptofishist » Mon Jul 19, 2010 11:31 am

gaminwench wrote:I'm bringing the complete Lehrer songbook... do we want sing-a-long lyric sheets?
Is that the one with the illustrations by the St. Trinian's guy? Cause, um, cool!


Edited to add: Ronald Searle.
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Post by gaminwench » Mon Jul 19, 2010 11:45 am

Yep...

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Post by Dr. Pyro » Mon Jul 19, 2010 11:55 am

Maybe we should head over to the Skinny Kitty Tea House. They usually have a piano over there. Or better yet, just "liberate" it, schlep it back to Barbie Death Camp, and have our way with the ivories.

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Post by Brooks_DallasTX » Mon Jul 19, 2010 12:03 pm

gaminwench wrote:I'm bringing the complete Lehrer songbook... do we want sing-a-long lyric sheets?
Definitely!
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