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MickyDolenz

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Tiny Tim ~ Do Ya Think I'm Sexy?

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You can take a black guy to Nashville from right out of the cotton fields with bib overalls, and they will call him R&B. You can take a white guy in a pin-stripe suit who’s never seen a cotton field, and they will call him country. ~ O. B. McClinton
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Reply #1 posted 02/26/21 12:12pm

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"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything." --Plato
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Reply #2 posted 02/27/21 6:44am

RJOrion

nah Bro...this aint it
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Reply #3 posted 02/27/21 6:50am

RJOrion

Tiny Tim was one of the weirdest celebrity/entertainers(?) of all time...i still dont understand how or why he happened...he had zero talent at anything...i guess ultimately that was the joke...like a predecessor to weird al yankovic ...but weird al actually had musical talent underneath the hijinks and shenanigans
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Reply #4 posted 02/27/21 7:25am

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RJOrion said:

Tiny Tim was one of the weirdest celebrity/entertainers(?) of all time...i still dont understand how or why he happened...he had zero talent at anything...i guess ultimately that was the joke...like a predecessor to weird al yankovic ...but weird al actually had musical talent underneath the hijinks and shenanigans

I like Tim. I don't think a singer has to sound like Aretha Franklin or something to be valid or to get an audience. Not everybody is into Barbra Streisand/James Ingram style singers. On Hot Hot Hot by The Cure, Robert is kinda singing in a Tiny Tim style. I'd think The B-52s have a Tiny Tim influence too. Maybe even You Know My Name by The Beatles and John Lennon made records with Yoko Ono. Yoko is definitely an influence on The B-52s, especially on Rock Lobster. Weird Al is more Spike Jones than Tiny Tim. But both are the type of singers that would get played on the Dr. Demento show.

You can take a black guy to Nashville from right out of the cotton fields with bib overalls, and they will call him R&B. You can take a white guy in a pin-stripe suit who’s never seen a cotton field, and they will call him country. ~ O. B. McClinton
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Reply #5 posted 02/27/21 10:12am

JoeBala

I liked Tiny. He was an odd guy for sure. Howard stern I yervied him a couple of times and he was a great guest. I never liked the Cure, but Tiny was cool to me.
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Reply #6 posted 02/27/21 11:20am

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JoeBala said:

I never liked the Cure

I liked most of their songs I heard on the radio. They're the kind of act I'd buy a Greatest Hits album of, but not really interested in them enough to buy their regular albums. I knew a goth girl that was crazy about The Cure & Bauhaus.

You can take a black guy to Nashville from right out of the cotton fields with bib overalls, and they will call him R&B. You can take a white guy in a pin-stripe suit who’s never seen a cotton field, and they will call him country. ~ O. B. McClinton
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Reply #7 posted 02/27/21 7:29pm

Margot

"Tip toe through the tulips..."

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Reply #8 posted 02/28/21 12:33pm

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Margot said:

"Tip toe through the tulips..."

Tiny Tim was a big fan of music from the 78s era, so he performed a lot of them. That song originally came out in the 1920s.

You can take a black guy to Nashville from right out of the cotton fields with bib overalls, and they will call him R&B. You can take a white guy in a pin-stripe suit who’s never seen a cotton field, and they will call him country. ~ O. B. McClinton
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Reply #9 posted 02/28/21 4:09pm

S2DG

I saw him perform in Detroit under a carnival tent in the mid 90s.

One strange man but put on a complete show like a professional.


[edit] This thread was missing some context https://www.youtube.com/w...BhkvlTcAag



[Edited 2/28/21 16:12pm]

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Reply #10 posted 03/02/21 9:33am

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The Revolting Cocks did a better version.

https://www.youtube.com/w...2aA7EQTUD4

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Reply #11 posted 03/02/21 11:23am

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I'd like to see a biopic about Tiny Tim. There was a documetary that came out in 2020, but I haven't seen it yet. Here's the trailer


You can take a black guy to Nashville from right out of the cotton fields with bib overalls, and they will call him R&B. You can take a white guy in a pin-stripe suit who’s never seen a cotton field, and they will call him country. ~ O. B. McClinton
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Reply #12 posted 03/03/21 8:14am

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Nah. I saw enough of him on TV when I was a tiny kid... razz lol

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Reply #13 posted 03/03/21 8:59am

RJOrion

Weird Al even narrated the documentary...the lineage is obvious
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Reply #14 posted 03/03/21 9:43am

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RJOrion said:

Weird Al even narrated the documentary...the lineage is obvious

What Weird Al does is still more connected to Spike Jones. Tiny Tim did not make parodies of hits. Spike was doing that in the 1950s.

You can take a black guy to Nashville from right out of the cotton fields with bib overalls, and they will call him R&B. You can take a white guy in a pin-stripe suit who’s never seen a cotton field, and they will call him country. ~ O. B. McClinton
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Reply #15 posted 03/14/21 1:32pm

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You can take a black guy to Nashville from right out of the cotton fields with bib overalls, and they will call him R&B. You can take a white guy in a pin-stripe suit who’s never seen a cotton field, and they will call him country. ~ O. B. McClinton
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Reply #16 posted 03/14/21 9:01pm

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I'm watching an interview Eddie Murphy did the other day and he says early in his career he opened for Melissa Manchester & Tiny Tim and he bombed at both shows.

You can take a black guy to Nashville from right out of the cotton fields with bib overalls, and they will call him R&B. You can take a white guy in a pin-stripe suit who’s never seen a cotton field, and they will call him country. ~ O. B. McClinton
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Reply #17 posted 03/15/21 8:27am

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Dolenz, wtf

All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
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Reply #18 posted 03/15/21 8:29am

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Ms Vicki did.

All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
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Reply #19 posted 03/15/21 9:18am

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2freaky4church1 said:

Dolenz, wtf

You must not have seen the first time I made this thread

You can take a black guy to Nashville from right out of the cotton fields with bib overalls, and they will call him R&B. You can take a white guy in a pin-stripe suit who’s never seen a cotton field, and they will call him country. ~ O. B. McClinton
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Reply #20 posted 03/15/21 12:32pm

PurpleJedi

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No.

By St. Boogar and all the saints at the backside door of Purgatory!
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Reply #21 posted 03/31/21 9:21pm

MickyDolenz

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King For A Day trailer. New article in Rolling Stone.

You can take a black guy to Nashville from right out of the cotton fields with bib overalls, and they will call him R&B. You can take a white guy in a pin-stripe suit who’s never seen a cotton field, and they will call him country. ~ O. B. McClinton
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