Sunday, March 3, 2019

Sunday Music: Classical Gas

Definitely a classic. And totally a gas.


Borepatch said...

Awesome performance

Irish said...

Aesop, try this version:

Live performance 1968!

Dinochrome One said...

I wore out the 45 back in 1968, also had "Love Is Blue". There was a list that I played on the family hifi after school each afternoon; Classical Gas, Bacchanale from Samson and Delilah, Love Is Blue, and Ride of the Valkyries, in that order, at full volume. Recharged me each time.

Cougfan said...

Saw him in concert in 1989. Have at least five copies of the Mason Williams Phonograph Album. No, I'm not selling any.

rjbrash said...

Thank you.Made my Sunday morning.

Bear Claw Chris Lapp said...

Good stuff. Ennio Morricone is another.

Tal Hartsfeld said...

Shared the top-40 charts in June 1968 with JUMPIN' JACK FLASH, which was also a gas.

Anonymous said...

Off topic, but it seems that at least two ebola centers in Africa got torched last week, MSF has pulled their staff back, and "At least one person was reported dead in the late-night incidents in which the unknown attackers stoned and set fire to facility buildings. Ebola patients and staff fled and sought refuge in the community."

Now authorities are pleading with people to get those patients BACK.

"...patients who are infected with Ebola are often hidden in the community. Even with the best treatment health center in the world, if patients don't get to us in time, there is not much we can do."

Butembo Mayor Sylvain Kanyamanda meanwhile pleaded with the community to assist authorities in the wake of the attacks. "Every normal person would seek to avoid death. So we call upon the population to help us find or denounce those who have fled from the center and continue to hide in their homes. Because they are a very serious threat of contamination," Kanyamanda said.



Anonymous said...

Ah, a bit more:

"The World Health Organization called the attacks deplorable and said there is a great risk of the spread of the disease. During the attack on the facility in Butembo, four Ebola patients fled for their lives.

WHO spokesman Christian Lindmeier said three of the patients have since returned, while one is still missing.

"If you want, the positive note is that all of these four patients were convalescent, that means they were already getting better," he said. "Hence, they had a lower viral load, which makes it way less likely for further infections.But yes, it is highly important to find those people, that last patient and then, of course, immediately start the contact tracing and monitor the contacts these patients might have been in touch with.""


Tal Hartsfeld said...

Off-topic and uncalled for. Stick to subject at hand.
This post is about a hit record, and instrumental hit from 1968. It has nothing to do with any current outbreaks of communicable diseases.

robert orians said...

Let the man give his brothers in arms fair advice and news from the front . Did you see Austin Powers triology ? Tallywhacker ! It's British for the more American version of Johnson . Now back to the classics .