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Live from the Hotel Tip-Top (Part III)


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I hope this gives someone a smile today. I don't remember much about this one, although it features the much discussed "walking to the microphone" sequence that you may have read about in the latest trade journals (which I guess is being compared to the famous "Odessa Steps Sequence" in the silent classic "Potemkin"--NOT that I agree with any of that rubbish!)

I have so many sound effects and stuff in here, it's probably best to listen with headphones to appreciate the full, unblemished and beautiful epic scope of this masterpiece.

Thanks for listening,

Michael
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alackbass said 2054 days ago (August 14th, 2011)
MJK Live from Hotel Tip Top (Part III)
Wow! That's a long walk to the stage! But well worth the wait! This brought a great big smile to my face.
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michaeljayklein said 2054 days ago (August 14th, 2011)
Thanks Andrew!
That long walk was rather surreal, I must say! Thanks again chief!
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RAVENS said 2054 days ago (August 14th, 2011)
FF
I don't know, he looked more like a clam-chowder face to me. Bluck! Well, thank you for making me smile this morning. I hope the people at the ashtray room were nicer to you this time, whew. Perfect song, perfect voice. Love this, you da bestest!

Imps
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michaeljayklein said 2054 days ago (August 14th, 2011)
Thanks Impsie
I was up all night fooking around with this--don't know why now, but thanks for listening and for the always kind words. CU later!
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RochaMalhada said 2054 days ago (August 14th, 2011)
Flounder Face
Shoulda smashed a sushi roll on him...

Hehe. Put a smile on my Face Laureate, yanno

. - Harold
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michaeljayklein said 2053 days ago (August 14th, 2011)
I'm very hand with a pork chop too...
Thanks again Harold!
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awigze said 2054 days ago (August 14th, 2011)
The Ashtray Room
Yes. I've played there a time or two with that little trio called "Sunday Buffet -$6.50" we had a dyslexic piano player and a lady vocalist that had a voice like an angora sweater and always made sure to date the current bar tender. Life was good back then. Thanks fir the tips on dealing with hecklers. "Play something you know!!!" never knew how to respond to,"Give the drummer some."
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michaeljayklein said 2053 days ago (August 14th, 2011)
Ah yes...
I remember playing in the lobby of one of the casinos in Atlantic City during my formative years. This semi-drunk guy came up and asked (they always do), "You know any Gershwin?" So I played a bit of "Piano Concerto in F"--I was really good then Andy--and got rid of him instantly! Always hated the drunks--of course, I was drinking a bit then myself--probably to deal with the other drunks--it's all a shadowy mystery to me now. Thanks for the nostalgic reminiscences....Michael
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KCsGROOVE said 2054 days ago (August 14th, 2011)
big fun
smoking outside before the show? lol
Man, good singing as always
And funny :-)
KC
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michaeljayklein said 2053 days ago (August 14th, 2011)
Oh in this joint...
they didn't even care if I burned before a show, let me tell you--very dicey place Cees. Hey, thanks for listening to this mishmash--you take care now and have a good week, Michael
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Keedee said 2054 days ago (August 14th, 2011)
Tip Toe Through The Tip Top...♫
I was under the impression he looked like a mullet but hey...we can't all be lookers and who really cares when the music is this Fantastic?
michaeljayklein said 2053 days ago (August 14th, 2011)
No
That was the mop the janitor left behind--I actually mistook that thing for a guy I dated back in 1981; thank god the lights came on when they did. Thanks so very much Lyn--I think you've heard me sing this thing before, but just so you know it's a brand new version (I finally did it without sounding too squeaky!) You take care and hope things are going nicely for ya down there--beautiful weather up here! xoxo Mish
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H3nry said 2053 days ago (August 14th, 2011)
Ah, The Ashtray Room!
No ifs, ands, or butts! The string players musta been poking each others' eyes out - the stage / pit is kind of small for a full orchestra.
As always, Klein is in tip top voice, and the audience is clearly smiling along with him. A radio classic moment and we're lucky his fans taped the show!
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michaeljayklein said 2053 days ago (August 14th, 2011)
Hey there Henry!
Yeah, it was packed that place--the audience had to applaud horizontally (okay,so the joke's not that good--you have to expect that sometimes). The stage was too small, as you mention, so the string section was brought in via the air duct in the adjacent men's washroom (a curious detail that you managed to stumble upon). Thanks again Henry--keep up the wonderful work you do and I'll be happy! Michael
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Philip18 said 2053 days ago (August 14th, 2011)
Funny
I guess we've all got some war stories to tell about the entertainment industry - this is a good one! And of course, so is the music that surrounds it! Much enjoyed!
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michaeljayklein said 2053 days ago (August 14th, 2011)
Phillip
Yeah, it's no fun, let me tell you! I may not SOUND intimidating but boy, when I get going--no audience is safe from me. I move so fast you can only see me going, not coming! Thanks for checking in and very grateful for your kind remarks--take care now! Michael
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CC_Connection said 2053 days ago (August 14th, 2011)
10 Stars!!!
Such a funny song. As long as you singing I am dancing. I love your singing so much.

XOXO,
CC
michaeljayklein said 2053 days ago (August 14th, 2011)
It's Tina, Queen of the Laundromat!
You are so cute--thanks very much Tina!
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VicDiesel said 2053 days ago (August 14th, 2011)
Live
Fun track. Great singing as always.

So, about those special effects, did you use an exciter? I think I can hear some of the artifacts that introduces. I could be wrong.
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michaeljayklein said 2053 days ago (August 14th, 2011)
Hi Vic
No, I don't even know what an exciter is (as you probably deducted from our conversation in chat--thanks again for your advice). The music track itself was problematic and the sound effects were not the best--things I swiped off of various freebie FX sites, but I hear what you denoted there. Thanks for listening--and take care now! Michael
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dancedivine said 2053 days ago (August 14th, 2011)
Very nice.....
I think I love everything about this!
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michaeljayklein said 2052 days ago (August 15th, 2011)
Thank you very much Olivia!

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magnatone said 2053 days ago (August 14th, 2011)
Live!
LOL - you totally crack me up MJK! this is great - your voice is awesome as usual. the consumate entertainer!
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michaeljayklein said 2052 days ago (August 15th, 2011)
Thanks for listening Karen
I just checked this out on the speakers--ugh! So I hope you used your headphones instead (I fooked up with mixing this time!) You are too kind--I truly appreciated hearing from ya and thanks for making me smile! Michael
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PaulaMunk said 2053 days ago (August 14th, 2011)
Actually,
you got me shaking my head. You are a nut. Your singing is fantastic. Wow! Thanks.
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michaeljayklein said 2052 days ago (August 15th, 2011)
Thanks very much Char
Shaking your head is one of the best known stress relievers (I just made that up, but it sounds plausible). You take good care now! Michael
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davajonah said 2053 days ago (August 15th, 2011)
Haha!
That's a big stage! Sounds like a BBC Radio 4 production. I kept waiting to hear two coconuts being clapped together. Seriously good fun stuff!
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michaeljayklein said 2052 days ago (August 15th, 2011)
Coconut shells!
Yanno, in the 20s, some jazz bands actually used those! Thanks again Dave--I only wish I had mixed this better, but glad you liked it! Take care now, Michael
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dave_b said 2053 days ago (August 15th, 2011)
Live from the Hotel Tip-Top
Hell I got a smile just from reading the description, which only got bigger from listening. A work fully consonant with your comic oeuvre. :)
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michaeljayklein said 2052 days ago (August 15th, 2011)
Hey Dave
Thanks for putting up with that start--glad you liked this mess, I had a lot of fun! Michael
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Evil_Genius said 2053 days ago (August 15th, 2011)
Potemkim
well, no one wanted to miss anything back then, so we get to experience the whole thing from the beginning over and over... so, even though we love this song we really only came here because we ourselves have a new song and thought that you might feel obligated to go listen to it and click the fav button, even though you will probably hate the song, we happen to like it because of C-Bas
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michaeljayklein said 2052 days ago (August 15th, 2011)
Thank you...
However, the answer to your request to favorite your song is a firm
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neilh79 said 2051 days ago (August 16th, 2011)
Live from the Hotel Part 3
Did the snoring guy wake up?? Great tune well done!
michaeljayklein said 2051 days ago (August 17th, 2011)
Thanks Neil
No, I think that was me snoring! Again, the details are obfuscated in a miasma of drunken stupor (this was back in my drinking days--I don't touch a drop any more--not for 19 years now!) Thanks again my friend and I always appreciate the kind support you and others give me and mostly, these wonderful songs from the past that should never be forgotten. They are very special to me and hopefully will be enjoyed long after I'm gone. You take care now! Michael
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bud said 2050 days ago (August 17th, 2011)
Firesign Theater is alive and well
here at MJ thanks to you. This would only be funny if you didn't sing so darn well - that adds another level of ennertainment altogether. Did I just make any sense?
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michaeljayklein said 2050 days ago (August 18th, 2011)
Hi Bud
Yes, you made sense and what you say there greatly pleased me--thanks! Often, I do these things and I get all these kind words but I really want to ask "Er, was the singing okay? Did you hear that part?"--not to quibble though, it's just that I enjoy injecting a little (hopeful) humor into these proceedings--that's just me I guess! Thanks very much for listening and sitting in with that rough crowd there Bud! Michael
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Jarvoid said 2050 days ago (August 18th, 2011)
like
a "Goon Show" set to jazz music,well cool.......nice one.

Jarvo


michaeljayklein said 2049 days ago (August 18th, 2011)
Thanks again Chris
Curiously, not long ago, Henry sent me a clip from the "Goon Show"--I liked it! Glad to hear ya guvna--you take care now! Michael
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finkeldink said 2050 days ago (August 18th, 2011)
HAHAHAHA
"Let me out of here!"
ZzzzzzZzzzzz
You are too funny.

"Flounder face" ROFL!!!!

You are the only person who can get away with that kind of surliness in the middle of a song.

Great work MJK!
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michaeljayklein said 2049 days ago (August 18th, 2011)
Mike
Yeah, I am just SO intimidating sounding--I know! :)
Thanks again--and happy to hear you at work today! Michael
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gadzooks said 2049 days ago (August 19th, 2011)
Live from the Hotel Tip-Top
That is hilarious OMG I just love it!
Michael, you are the best. I think you are my favorite MJ'r ... a flounder face!
Cheers Michael, and thanks for show!
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michaeljayklein said 2048 days ago (August 19th, 2011)
Hi Stan
You are so kind--thanks very much Stan! If it were not still copyrighted I would very much enjoy putting up my version of "If I Only had a Brain" from "The Wizard of Oz")(featuring myself and the munchkins)--this present track is tame by comparison, trust me! I'm glad you are here--you not only are supportive of many of us, but you create some truly fabulous work on top of that. You take care now, Michael
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Jockamo said 2049 days ago (August 19th, 2011)
Remembering
This brought a smile to my face this morning, reminded me of listening to the radio with my great Aunt Jess when I was a wee lad....Thanks for the smile...reminiscence o the Bob Hope radio show...
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michaeljayklein said 2048 days ago (August 19th, 2011)
Thanks Jock!
I am too young to remember old time radio (although I worked in radio at one time) but I did have the recordings of them ("The Jack Benny Show" was probably my favorite, although "Lights Out" was a good one in the dramatic line!) Thanks for stopping by and sharing your memories--and for the kind word! Michael
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Doug Somers said 1592 days ago (November 18th, 2012)
Priceless!
Hard to type for all my laughing!

Brillant Michael. Totally brilliant.

Doug
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