Mighty Wind Script - Dialogue Transcript

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In the news tonight...

...the music world mourns the death of folk music icon Irving Steinbloom...

...an instrumental figure in guiding folk music...

...from its humble beginnings in the 1950s to its zenith in popularity in the 1960s.

Steinbloom managed the careers of such million-selling folk groups as...

...The Main Street Singers, The Folksmen...

...and the sweethearts of the folk music scene, Mitch and Mickey.

Their music was the voice of a generation.

It carried a message of peace and freedom...

...and young people got behind the message in a big way.

Steinbloom is survived by his wife and three children.

What do you say, Mitch? It's up to you. Are you going to be with us?

Yes, we do. We have all three Folksmen.

Of course, Alan, of course. He was the first to--

We can't imagine doing this without you. It's as simple as that.

We cannot conceive of doing this--

It seemed that the only fitting tribute to this fantastic human being--

And I have to tell you, my dad was really an amazing character.

And the only fitting tribute we could come up with was a memorial to my dad...

...that would be a concert that would be performed...

...by all of the fabulous groups and people that he used to represent.

It's gonna be very fast. It's gonna be in two weeks. And it had to be in Town Hall...

...because where else could we have such an event? It had to be Town Hall.

And they had a hole in the schedule.

But it's a very sudden hole...

...and we've got two weeks to put together this very complicated event.

But I'm pretty organized myself.

I've always been a very organized person.

When I was 12, I formed the J.C.P.L., the Jewish Children's Polo League.

We rode Shetland ponies instead of horses. It was funny, my mom used to say:

"Well, if he has to fall, he shouldn't fall from so very high."

She was very protective. You could say overly protective.

I just like to think she cared about me. Which she did, a lot.

And I was a member of the chess team.

And whenever we had chess tournaments, I had to wear a protective helmet.

I had to wear a football helmet. Now, who knows what she was thinking?

Maybe she thought we might have fallen...

...and impaled our heads on a pointy bishop or something, I don't know.

Now they don't allow no frowns inside Leave them by the door

-There's apple brandy by the keg -And sawdust on the floor

So if you've got a hankering I'll tell you where to go

Just look for the busted neon sign That flashes


Well, there's a puppy in the parlor And a skillet on the stove

Hello, Mr. Stranger Man

-Who is that? -Who are any of us?


I'll take some of that.

-Mr. Palter has an altar, I see. -Yeah. The Palter Porch.

-I knew you looked familiar. -Just a little.

I think I used to work with your kids. A couple of young guys....

Mark and I met at the University of Vermont in about '61 ?

Late '61 .

We were both interested in folk music, and there was a big folk music scene...

...as there were on many colleges. We formed The Twobadours.

-Two. T-W-O. -Badours.

Because there were two of us. That was the reasoning behind the name.

-Mark was a bass, really, a bass singer. -I sang way down here.

And I was a tenor singer up there. And so we had no lead....

No glue. No middle, no....

Vocalist. We went to New York to see what was happening in the biz.

-We were playing at a place.... -The Folk Place.

At The Folk Place, which was a wonderful club at the time and we ran into--

It was the flash point. It really was.

Everyone-- It was Like a big magnet, everyone went there.

-He was singing, he was backing people up-- -I thought I was a guitar player at the time.

If you have enough vibrato on those blue Fender guitars, you sound Like a surf king.

I was drawn to the folk music as well and I wound up down at The Folk Place...

...and met these two guys.

I could play the guitar. I could sing right in the middle there, mostly sang for myself.

-Not a bad-looking gent, to boot. -No, that's true. That didn't hurt.

We ended up getting together and it just kind of....

-It clicked. -It clicked.

And Mr. Irving Steinbloom came down and he signed us to Folk Town...

-...which was the label to be on. -Terrific Label.

Later on we were kind of moved down the food chain...

...to the Folk Tone Label which was a subsidiary.

It was a decent Label, they just didn't have the distribution.

-They didn't have any distribution. -No distribution at all.

And the covers were printed in two colors instead of four...

...which I noticed was a problem.

And they had no hole in the center of the record--

No, you had to provide it yourself.

So the people complained that you'd get this vinyl, in those days...

-...and it's up to you to center it. -It would teeter crazily on the spindle.

And that was, of course, we had no control over that aspect of it.

They were still good records. Good product.

If you punched a hole in them, you'd have a good time.

It's scary but it's true So do what the Good Book tells you to

I guess it was in about 1958 in Greenwich Village.

My partner Chuck Wiseman and myself had gotten together...

...with Fred Knox and Bill Weyburn.

We were lucky to be joined by one of the greatest talents of our generation...

...any generation, as a matter of fact, Ramblin' Sandy Pitnik.

And we became the Village Folk Ensemble.

And we were a great group. Great. We had a good sound...

...but I always thought we should have something bigger, a fuller sound.

And one night in 1960, I'LL never forget this...

...we were at a hootenanny and we were jamming with the Klapper Family.

And all of a sudden, I heard it. The sound that I'd been thinking about.

The harmonics were amazing.

I thought, "Well, there's five of us, there's four of them. It's a neuf-tet."

And it was there, just in a moment, it was all there.

The neuf-tet sound.

This thing clicked with The Klappers too, so we joined forces...

...and became The Main Street Singers.

Well, 10 years and 30 albums later, we disbanded, but we'd had a good run.

My partner Chuck Wiseman and myself, we called it quits too.

I went my way and Chuck went his.

In 1971 , after the breakup of The Main Street Singers...

...Chuck Wiseman moved to San Francisco where he started a business...

...with his two brothers. The Three Wiseman's Sex Emporium.

It was very successful for a year...

...until they were sued over something having to do with a box of benwa balls.

No, I need you, Mitch. I need Mitch and Mickey. Mitch and Mickey.

That's the thing. You go together.

I love Mickey, but without you it's not the same. You got to think--

I'm gonna tell you something, Mitch, and I've never told anybody this before.

You were Dad's favorite. Okay.

Just deal with it. You were Dad's favorite. I've never said this to a single soul.

Two weeks before he died he took me aside and he said to me:

"Of all those ferkakte people, I Love Mitch, he's my favorite.

He's like a relative, he's Like my nephew to me."

I'm saying this because I think you'd want to know before you make your mind up.

Would you just think about it?

Sounds cliche, but it's kind of a blur, you know? They loved us.

I guess we were, in a way, maybe easy to Love because we represented...

...true Love and romance and sweetness, and....

To be quite honest, I bought the image as much as anyone else.

Maybe that's why I sold it so well.

Because it was sweet and happy...

...and everybody, everybody loved to hang around Mitch.

They tried to get close to him, but I was close to him.

He was very smart, very intense...

...and distant, you know?

You'd get close to him and he'd inch back that much further, you know.

And you'd move in, you know, to get inside Mitch...

...and he'd just back off a little more.

Just always kept you wanting to get there, to understand him.

Which was impossible.

Oh, when the veil of dreams has lifted

And the fairy tales have all been told

There's a kiss at the end of the rainbow

More precious than a pot of gold

The phenomenon of that kiss was....

It can't be overstated.

It was...

...a superb moment in the history of folk music.

And maybe...

...maybe a great moment in the history of humans.

I'd Like to think that Mitch would agree to do this with me.

Because I already said yes. And I can't do it alone, so....

No, I didn't think this through.

Should've talked to him beforehand, but I haven't talked to him in so long.

It wasn't.... We weren't talking.

You know, those last few years....

Okay, I'm remembering some things now, yeah. There was lots of fighting going on.

And I think for a while we were able...

...to keep it on a professional level.

But really, we were getting some personal things out.

I was just out of high school, I had just started here.

And I must say I was in awe of Mitch and Mickey. I mean, who wasn't?

They were here working on When You're Next To Me...

...which was their Last album together.

Mickey started shouting at Mitch. She just went off.

She started throwing anything she could get her hands on at Mitch. Anything.

Music stands, microphone stands, mikes, guitars.

And Mitch....

He just....

He just snapped.

It's time to kick on back Toss your cares away

Cartwheels and piggybacks It's just that kind of day

I'm sitting on a hill Watching clouds at play

Well, I've been playing the music of The Main Street Singers...

...my whole life, I mean, from way back in Tampa.

I've come to understand as an adult, with the help of Laurie, my beautiful wife...

...that there had been abuse in my family, but it was mostly musical in nature.

My father used to lock me away in a room...

...with nothing but the Percy Faith recording of "Bim Bam Boom" ...

...and then send me to bed with nothing but dessert.

One of the records he put me in there with was Sunny Side Up.

The Main Street Singers, 1968.

I tell you, my head opened up, my heart opened up.

I listened to that record over and over and over.

I knew it right and left and every way to Sunday.

I feel Like I knew those people. I wanted to be in that group so badly...

...that at the age of 8 years old, I went down into the basement...

...and I made cardboard cutouts of everybody in the group to sing with them.

These were my friends, and they were made out of gin boxes.

It's odd that Laurie came from such a different--

Right. A completely different path.

I was brought up in a very small town, south of the Chicago city limits.

Just far enough away to have been peopled with pure, unadulterated white trash.

And because I was one of so many children, I don't believe that anyone noticed...

...when I blew town at 15 and ended up in San Francisco, California.

And it's at this point in my story that the dark clouds part...

...because I met a certain Mr. Wiseman, who gave me a job in his shop.

And before Long, he tapped me to do some small roles...

...in some of his short films for more mature audiences.

And before Long, I had landed, if you will, some leads...

...and then I started to do some cameos.

Well, I was known for doing a certain thing...

...that many of the other girls wouldn't do.

Of course, I Loved to sing, ever since I was a Little girl.

And I learned to play the ukulele in one of my Last films, Not So Tiny Tim.

And based on that, my world opened up...

...because I was invited to join the re-formed New Main Street Singers.

And that's where I met my man, and before Long I was the new Mrs. Bohner.

Ain't that something?

-A beautiful story. -I tell you.

Last week you were going to come in at 5...

...and you never showed up. It's okay, it's just that--

-He's in. Mitch is in. -Really?

-It's unbelievable. -Congratulations!

-Thank you. Thank you. -He said he would be a part of this?

-Yes. -He said that just now on the phone?

-Yeah, I think he did. -Did he put it in writing?

I'm sorr-- I'm just looking out for you.

Let's not rain on the parade, okay? He's in.

In 1974, after the breakup, Mitch was extremely angry.

His first solo album...

...a Cry For Help, contained numbers Like "If I Had A Gun" ...

..."Anyone But You," "May She Rot in Hell."

And this just spiraled down...

...to the next album, Calling It Quits.

And at that point he was in a very bad way.

There was a lot of anger in Mitch...

...for reasons, you know, that he had.

I think he went too soon.

He should have stayed longer, because we really didn't get a grip on him.

And his anger was unhealthy...

...for all of us.

-Hello, Mickey. -Mitch.

-How are you? -Great.

-It's good to see you. -You too. So....

-Mitch Cohen, this is my husband. -Leonard Crabbe, very nice to meet you.

-It's nice to meet you. -Welcome to the house of Crabbe.

Thank you very much. I just checked into the hotel.

Left my things there.

-Good. -Which hotel was that, then?

I don't know the name.

I can't remember the name, but it's very nice.

Are you hungry?

-Yes. -Good. Lunch is not quite ready.

Maybe you'd Like to take Mitch to see your trains?

Oh, yes. Do you Like trains?

I took a bus.

No. Model trains. Do you Like model trains?

-Sure. -It's a bit of a passion for me.

I'll show you around. It's right down here.

-It was a 16-hour trip. -This will be quicker than that.

This whole area here is called Crabbe Town.

We've got a brothel down there above the saloon.

And right down there, further along, I'm thinking of building a French Quarter.

-I've actually got a bit of French blood. -I'd Love to see this town in the autumn.

I think Crabbeville in autumn would look quite magnificent.

I would have made tiny Little leaves...

...oak, poplar, maple, chestnut...

...and spread them across the town of Crabbeville.


It's Crabbe Town, not Crabbeville.

What is it you do, Leonard?

For work?

Oh, work.

I'm in the bladder management industry.

I sell catheters.

I have my own distribution company. Sure-Flo Medical Appliances.

May have heard of it.

It's actually named in tribute after my mother. Her name was Florence.

It's a growth industry, really, because one in three people over 60...

...either have a flaccid or a spastic bladder...

...so, in a sense, every 13.5 seconds, a new incontinent is born, as it were.

People Like you and I have what they call "leakage problems."

They can be running, playing tennis, laughing, sneezing, anything.

The good old constipation, you know?

You have impacted fecal mass in your rectum pushing on your bladder.

This might make good dessert talk.

I started playing folk clubs in New York City...

...and walked into one such coffeehouse one night and there--

-Half Moon Cafe. -The Half Moon Cafe and--

I was playing with my sisters, Jocelyn, Claire, Estelle.

We were the North Four.

We were on-stage and we had a horrible Little heckler.

A Little guy, but with the loudest voice in the world.

And just, you know, "Take off your tops" and "Get off the stage" ....

"You sing Like crap! You get off the stage!"

Very inarticulate. Rude.

Mean. Mean Little bugger.

ALL of a sudden, we couldn't see clear, you got the lights on us...

...but I see this tall, dark figure go over and there's this intense Little...

...something going on, and all of a sudden, he's pummeled.

-The crap pummeled out of him. -I don't remember much.

But the next thing I know, I'm in a hospital, and the first thing I saw...

...was a beautiful rose sitting in a vase on the night table next to the bed.

And I can't express...

...what was surging through my body.

I was consumed with an emotion...

...that I had never felt before.

We started singing together.

We simply fused together...

...in a very meaningful way.

And before you know it, we were recording.

-I Learned to sing with Mitch. -And--

So scary, so scary. But I just....

Mitch was so strong and so smart and knew what he wanted...

...and I just focused on Mitch.

You know, I went along for the ride.

One, two, three, and....

-Wait. I doubled after you? -No, with me. That's doubling.

-You climb aboard the ferry at the same time. -Okay, fair enough.

One, two, three, and....

My mama was the cold north wind

My daddy was the son of a railroad man

From west of hell Where the trains don't even run

Never heard the whistle Of a southbound freight

Or the humming of its driving wheel

No, I never did no wandering

Never did no wandering

Never did no wandering after all

I just, sorry, I just got a mental picture in my mind of us on-stage in the show.

And we weren't wearing the old stuff, the old gear, the old....

We're talking about the dickeys? I think I'm on record as Mr. Anti-dickey.

You were Mr. Drop-the-dickey.

-It's just a very retro look. -I'm totally available for the discussion of it.

It sounds Like you're thinking the image that we had...

...was a retro image of something that wasn't retro because we weren't retro...

-...because we were then. -It wasn't retro then...

...but now, to try a retro thing, it might just look kind of sad.

-I mean.... -To do then now would be retro.

To do then then was very now-tro, if you will.

I know we're getting emotional with things and I know we want to give this...

...to be a great thing for you know who, but I'm Looking at numbers--

For Dad. Can't you say it? For Dad.

You can't say his name, can you?

You're not the only one that's thinking about Dad now.

You're not the only person going through this--

You don't have to take everything personally. It's not you. It's her. Forgive me.

I'm sorry. Forgive me. Never mind.

This isn't really just a reunion for the folk groups.

It's also a reunion for the Steinbloom family, minus Dad, of course.

-Because we never get together. -Not really.

-We talk. A Lot. We talk a Lot. -We talk on the phone a Lot.

-We don't really see each other. -No. We don't need to.

I moved away to North Dakota.

I tried to get far away to get the singing out of my head.

I didn't care for folk music and Dad knew that. I just didn't get it.

So I haven't kept up our ties. That's why this is kind of nice.

Hopefully we can get through our Little things...

...and put on a good show for Dad.

You Like to make amends, but you can't, so we'll try to do it with one good--


You okay?

Let's just hang on.

Oh, Jesus.

My dad, Fred Knox, was an original Main Street Singer...

...so I grew up with this kind of music.

So I Listened to it when I was Little.

But I didn't hear much of it when I was a teenager because I was--

I was on the streets.

I was really rescued by The New Main Street Singers...

...and they really gave me a break from that...

...dark, that darkness.

And.... So I Like to give people a break now.

So when I sing, I want to give out what was given to me.

And I want to be, you know, a vessel of Love...

...and I want to entertain and make people happy.

So I Look for someone out in the audience and that's what brings me real joy.

So when Mr. Menschell called me in 1995, my dad died...

...and asked me to be a part of this band, I said:

"Well, yeah."

Going home I'm going

Go-- Going


Going home I'm going home




Quick plugola, I'm Mike LaFontaine, owner and founder of Hi-Class Management.

Comic's constant companion.

Let's start right out. Hey, wha' happened?

As you know, back in 1970.... I starred on a series called, Wha' Happened.

Every time something would go wrong, I'd Look at the camera and say:

"Hey, wha' happened?"

We had fun with that and other catch phrases.

"I got a real red wagon!"

And, "I can't do my work!"

And I believe I was the first one to use the phrase, "I don't think so!"

It lasted a year. That's good because that's how you establish a cult.

I was on-stage doing my shtick, "Hey, wha' happened?" and "I can't do my work!"

If someone would heckle me, they'd say, "Will you be on-stage all night?"

I would say, "That's right!" and that would crack up the audience.

But I noticed a guy sitting down front with a Long face, nothing got to him.

So I said to the lady next to him:

"Hold your mirror up in front of his nose to see if he's breathing.

To see if there's a reflection." So he started to smile.

After the show I go down and introduce myself. His name is George Menschell.

He had been with a group called The Main Street Singers.

I was never into folk music. I'd worked some bills with some folkies.

Put him in a cell with a long hose on him Put him in a cell with a long hose on him

I used to say, "If he's got a Long enough hose...

...he's gonna have friends in the shower room!"

Folk audiences hated that joke. But I said to George, I said:

"Seriously, you've put up some great numbers.

If you re-form your group, I can send you out on the Starfish Cruise Lines.

Together, we could make a fortune and you will have a ball."

They used to go out, come back, they had a great time. Except a couple of cruises...

...dysentery broke out on the ship. I was not there.

You do not want to be on a cruise ship when dysentery breaks out...

...and knock on the men's room door, "Will you be coming out soon?" ...

...and hear, "I don't think so!"

I'm so glad to be here. I Love the network.

I Love what you do here. I watch it constantly.

That's what I wanted to start by saying. I think you're doing a fabulous job.

And I'm very, very happy to be here talking with you.

It's a perfect fit. Our demographics are skewing older...

...and that can be a minus with corporate underwriters.

In this case, it's a plus because of the built-in fans for The Folksmen...

...all the groups that your dad represented.

And, you know, I think it's gonna do very well in the evening hours...

...which is when we'd propose to do this concert.

If you don't mind me saying, our audience for some of these groups is getting younger.

Not radically younger. Which I hope is all right.

If we can get two dozen young people watching in the evening hours...

...I think people here would be happy because we don't have much of that now.

This is great and I want to tell you...

...if you're not weary of hearing stories about your dad, I want to tell you a Little story.

A young kid by the name of Lars Olfen, in 1966, going to a concert.

I'm 16 years old and it was raining.

And I got right up to the box office and Like some kind of practical joke...

...the door slammed shut. Sold out, right when I got there.

My young tears mixed with the rain, I'm walking away and I hear a voice.

"Hey, kid, over here." And I go, "What, a scalper?

Who is this guy? I can't afford that kind of money for a ticket."

But he looks kind of familiar and I go over there.

He hands me two tickets, doesn't want a dollar.

It's your father. Why would he do that?

That was Dad, you know. He was just out there, with people.

And he was generous, he was kind and really that's why we're doing this thing...

...to pay back this much back to his memory.

The naches I'm feeling right now. Your dad was Like mishpoche to me.

When I heard I got these tickets to The Folksmen, I let out a geshreeyeh...

...and I'm running with my friend Like a vilde chaye...

...right into the theater, in the front row.

We've got the schpilkes because we're sitting right there.

It's a mitzvah what your dad did, and I want to try to give that back to you.

Okeinhoreh, I say, and God bless him.

Where did I go up? I remember hitting a....

We shared a song

I think it might be on "the ravens," on "the ravens."

"We shared." I think you might stay below me on--

Stay on: We shared


Wandered through each other's secrets

We traded

We traded

You're right! Mitch, you're right! Oh, I forgot that.

We traded an honored worth

That's it, nice and crisp!

That's very nice.

Walking down to Main Street Everybody's gonna sing

There you go.

What are you singing there? You got the root on "sing"?

You singing the root?

No, I was singing: Everybody's gonna sing

Didn't I give you a sixth?

-I don't think so. -Tony, I give him a sixth?

I think you were singing the sixth.

-Can you sing me a sixth? -Could you sing a sixth?

-Everybody gonna sing -Everybody gonna sing

-Yeah, I can sing that. Sure. -Let's try it again. One, two, three.

What? Yeah?

-Go ahead. -You have a problem in the bridge?

No, I was gonna--

Can I switch? Can I change out of my costume?

Costume? Are you hot?

Yeah. But also, I mean...

...I've been wearing it for a month.

You know the policy.

We all gotta wear the uniform until we're ready to take it off.

You're close, I just don't think you're quite there yet.

You did not sing that sixth, and I want to see you sing that sixth.

You just wear what you have on. You sound fine.

Eventually you'll be able to wear your civvies when you're singing.

Jonathan? Hi.

Well, I got good news and better news.

Good news is, we're still doing the concert. The better news is, we are going live.


I got a friend, at NO AA, so we're going up in the Nimbus 7 Oceanographic Satellite.

He's got some bandwidth there, and it's Live!

Yeah, the corporate underwriters wouldn't go for it, so....

I'm excited too!

Okay. Okay.


Folk music is in my blood.

As a young boy, in Sweden-- I was born there and came here at an early age...

...but we'd go back to Sweden every year, my family and I, in the winter...

...which was a flip from the normal thing.

Every Olfen kid, Lars, Sven, Pippi and Liv, was trained on the dulcimer.

When you could hold a rattle, you'd hold a dulcimer. And we Learned to play.

I had a garage band in Stockholm, which was a challenge in its own right...

...to keep an instrument tuned with that temperature swing.

There's a block warmer for the Volvo in the garage...

...but it's cold in there in the winter.

So we played and I had a hit that you might have heard of.

Which means, "How's It Hanging, Grandma?" and it was big on the Swedish charts.

I got in touch with the American music. I Loved that and thrived on that...

...so I came here and became part of that scene.

I'm so happy to be here and come full circle, airing this show on PBN.

It's a dream come true.

I worked the fields my father worked

From dawn till setting sun

Then it quiets down.

And the skeletons of Quinto

Call me home

"The silver tentacles of the moon's rays haunt me...."

That's really getting confusing. It's really confusing.

It's really confusing. I'm hearing you the same timbre, and it's cluttered.

Maybe if I did it higher and he did it lower--

-If you do what you did before. -I can't get that much higher.

But that's-- Now it sounds almost more Like a ventriloquist.

Can I make the radical suggestion that maybe this is not the best number...

...to start with? This is a Live television show.

We don't want people to reach for their remotes here.

It's public television. I don't think....

-They don't have remotes. -Yeah.

My God, that's terrible. What do you mean he won't come out of the room?

Have you talked to him? Has he talked to a doctor? Have you given him medication?

I know he's anxious. I'm always anxious. I come out.

You know, I mean, we gotta do something.

You want me to-- You mean, I'm supposed to talk to him?

I Like him, I don't have that much to say to him.

I could be empathetic. I'm not sure what else I could do.

I could sit, I could try. Anything, we have to do something.

I'LL talk to him. I'm happy to. I gotta get him out of there.

We're not broadcasting from a motel room. We gotta get him out of there.

What's happening here? Could you run your hand over that?

-What are you getting? -Well, I'm getting a bounce.

But there's a lightness within it, as well.

Interesting. You know, honey, it's a very tricky color.

Terry and I worship an unconventional deity.

The power of another dimension.

Now, you're not going to read about this dimension in a book, or in a magazine...

...or in a newspaper...

...because it doesn't exist anywhere...

...except in my own mind.

Through our ceremonies and our rituals...

...we have witnessed firsthand...

...the awesome and vibratory power of color.

We experience it as alive...

...and constantly shaping our experience.

And we believe that this saturated energy...

...is the basis of all creation.

We are WINC. W-I-N-C.

Witches In Nature's Colors. WINC.

The word "witch " may be a problem for some of you. It has silly connotations.

No, we do not ride around on broomsticks and wear pointy hat--

Well, we don't ride on broomsticks.

This is not an occult science.

This is not one of those crazy systems...

...of divination and astrology. That's hooey...

...and you gotta have a screw loose to go in for it.

Our beliefs are fairly commonplace and simple to understand.

Humankind is simply materialized color...

...operating on the 49th vibration. You'd make that conclusion...

...walking down the street or going to the store.

I know this is a lot of pressure for you to be under.

And I don't want you to feel you have to push yourself too far. Okay?

This is a one-day-at-a-time kind of thing.

Don't think you have to achieve anything right away.

Very important to back off the pressure. Okay?

There's a deception here. The audience...

...they're expecting to see a man who no Longer exists.

Well, you know, that may be true.

It might indeed be true.

But I think what you have--

-Oh, baby. -Oh, baby.

Can I--?

Loco man

Watching all the fish swim away

He no work He just sleep and play

Sitting here on the sand

Talking about the loco man.

Sunny land

Coconut coming down all the time

Milk, she sweeter than honey wine

Sitting here on the sand

Sun breaks over the sprits'l yard

Jib sheets hauling to leeward hard

Crosstrees humming a morning hymn

-I'm the cabin boy, call me Jim -His name's Jim

Fare away, fare away Under main top sail

To the furbelow of the wily whale

Hold on. One second, please. I got an idea. Very literate reference.

Are you familiar with a book about a pirate captain, his name is Moby Dick?

He was chasing some big whale.

He had a catch phrase he'd always yell out, "There she blows!"

If you could do that, we'd have someone off-stage drench the group with water.

And you could Look at the camera and say, "Hey, wha' happened?"

And every time, another thing of water....

And by the end you're all soaked, even the ladies....

At the end of the song you turn the guitars over and water splashes out.


It's just a thought.

Oh, when the veil of dreams has lifted

And the fairy tales have all been told

There's a kiss at the end of the rainbow

More precious than a pot of gold

My sweet, my dear, my darling

You're so far away from me

Though an ocean of tears divides us

Let the bridge of our love span the sea

There's a kiss at the end of the rainbow

More precious than a pot of gold

We're pleased to have the folk people here tomorrow.

It's not something we usually do. This is more of a classical venue.

But it'll be a Lot of fun.

It's Like having a carnival come to town.

I'm the events liaison.

People here call me "King Larry" or "Your Majesty" ...

...because I do everything that needs to be done.

I've been up into the highest catwalk changing light bulbs.

I've been in the basement changing the rat traps.

I'm also a singer.

I'm not a professional, but I do Like to sing in church...

...and, you know, places Like juvenile halls.

But this....

This is the best place to sing in New York and possibly the world.

The acoustics are just perfect.

-Did I miss it? -No. It's about a mile.

-I'm not sure if I'm going north or south. -Where is it again?

The guy said Midtown. He said you can't miss it.

-It has chrome on the front of the hotel. -You wanna hang a Left.

-I'm gonna make a Left. -Try again.

-Do you have a map? -I have a map, but not in the car.

Were you planning to study it later academically, or...?

-Is it on the way? -Look, guys, I'LL get us here.

Nobody's busting your chops. Yet.

-It's just a question of time. -Pull over and Let me drive.

I don't want you to. I don't know where I am.

We're excited to be involved with this project.

It will be a challenge for me because I'm not a fan of folk music.

-Me too! -I could care less about it.

But that doesn't matter in the business of public relations...

...which is what we do.

It matters what you think. And it matters what we can make you think.

What we can sell to you.

And a product you'll Love to buy. That's the way we Look at this concert.

And if we can't do that, we fake it.

That's also part of public relations.

We're professionals here, you see. We get ideas that help sell.

We work together very well.

It's almost as Like we have one brain...

...that we share between us.

It's Like I'LL have an idea, it will just be a teeny, tiny Little spark...

...and then it will get to Wally and he'll make it a fire.

I don't know about you, but I'm predicting a Lot of exciting...

...amazing things that happen to the groups.

Like big, Like, not just big, but big-time stuff.

Ladies and gentlemen, as deputy mayor, it gives me no greater pleasure...

...than to officially declare tomorrow...

...Saturday, June 22...

...Folk Music Day in the Big Apple.

Thank you.

Thank you very much, Your Honor, or Your deputy Honor.

I have two questions. One, is New York City ready to hear...

...a rebirth of some of the finest folk music ever created in this city?

Yes, I think so!

And my second question is, where's the real mayor? Wha' happened?

Someone shot the mayor, they did not shoot the deputy.

The DA's office called. They can't find any witnesses, so he's in the clear.

Let me say a few words about The New Main Street Singers.

One of the founding members has passed away, but he's with us tonight anyway!

George Menschell! Come on up here and say something, George.

How are you? You wanna say something? Come on, say something!

Thank you sincerely, Your Honor...

...which reminds me, I was at a swingers party and a guy said to me:

"I'd Like to meet your wife." I said, "Your honor!"

To paraphrase an old joke: Knock, knock. Who's there?

It's The New Main Street Singers! Thank you so much.

-Thank you. You can take this. -Okay.

-Thank you very much. -Thank you.

Don't forget to buy the CDs.

Seeing these long lines of fans...

...who want nothing more than to have you sign an autograph...

...it's Like it's 1968...

...or '67, or '66.

The good years.

It's so wonderful to see the people...

...that have enjoyed your music all these years.

And there's so many of them.

And they just want to shake your hand and say:

"We dig what you do."

And then there's the kids. We're hearing, "You rock."

"You rock me." "You rock my world." What--?

I was flashing back to the rush of adrenaline we used to get...

...arriving at the concert hall...

...having stagehands saying, "Good show, Mitch."

"Good luck, Mickey, tonight."

And we'd wait backstage, hearing the crowd chanting.

"Mickey, Mickey, Mitch, Mitch!"

Walking out into the spot...

...the sound of the crowd cheering...

...the decibel Level.

For me it was just watching you.

Because I couldn't think about me actually being up there. Watching you.

I Look forward to that, Mitch.

-I wonder if it'll happen tomorrow night. -Oh, yeah.

-And I'LL be there. -We'll see.

I'LL be there in the best seat in the house.

I guess you can make money in folk music.

-Yeah, I guess you can. -Yeah.

It's usually because of acts Like The New Main Street Singers.

That commercial crapola.

I'm a model train enthusiast.

Oh, that's great!

I've got a whole layout in my basement. It's very much a big passion for me.

Yeah, thank God for model trains.

-Absolutely. -If they didn't have model trains...

...they wouldn't have gotten the idea for the big trains.

Excuse me. Hi.

Hi, everybody. Just be a second.

Don't want to interrupt. We're having a great time.

I'd Like to propose a big, big toast...

...in honor of Dad.

He was an amazing and a wonderful, loving father...

...a fantastic person in general.

And I think anybody who even knew Dad just for a second...

...knew that he had an amazing hum.

And wherever he went, he would suddenly break into a hum.

And anybody who heard this hum would just be happy.

And in honor of Dad, I'd Like to say, Let's all pause...

...Let's raise our glasses and Let's hum for Dad.

Okay, bring it down. Back up.

Okay, bring it across. Bring it across.

-Right on down here. -Here, hold it.

-So, what do you got? You got vocal? -Vocal.

-Some of them are already in there. -They've been assigned directions?

Yeah. We do this every single day. This is just Like clockwork.

-Those are microphones? -Microphone stands.

-They don't have tops on them. -Pardon?

They'll have tops when we're done, don't worry. We do this every day.

Mike heads.

Would you call them a "mike head," or would it be the "mike"?

It's called a microphone, and you'll get them. Don't worry.

-We really want them. -You'll have them.

Town hall. Tonight. Mitch and Mickey at the Town Hall.

Two weeks rehearsal. That's the way to play Town Hall.

Crazy. New phrasing. Different keys.

But couldn't have happened any other way.

If we'd stayed together, we wouldn't be at Town Hall now.

We'd be lucky to be in Branson, opening for The Main Street Singers.


This was our crazy way of getting here.

Well, I'm feeling very relaxed.

Very confident. Very focused.

You know, 35 years ago, preparing for a concert...

...meant playing "find the cobra" with a hotel chambermaid.

But tonight, I feel good. I feel excited.

I feel ready for whatever the experience is...

...that we will take with us after the show.

I'm sure it will be an adventure...

...a voyage on this magnificent vessel...

...into uncharted waters.

What if we see sailfish jumping...

...and flying across the magnificent orb of a setting sun?

I think it's impeccable.

It says happiness, it says opening night.

It says, "I Love folk music but I'm not afraid of classical." It's beautiful.

I'm a Little afraid of these pokey things that are sticking out.

-Apple blossoms. -Is that what they're called?

They're at eye height. Someone could come over to sniff, admire...

...and poke an eye out. I'd Love to clip it off.

If we could get a shape to them, that's my basic creative issues.

I have a health and safety issue. Those viny things.

They're a disaster. They're too low, too tangy.

They're just waiting for an elderly person to wheel by...

...or somebody in a walker, or with a brace on their leg.

A Lot of my family is beyond old, and--

I've got an idea. Let's get carnations and a beer stein and put them up here.

I don't see how that would work.

I've adopted the practice...

...of taking care of my skin.

It's something, you know, sometimes you get razzed a Little bit.

I think Jerry was razzing me the other day at Alan's house about it.

He caught me in the bathroom...

...and I did that thing where I put my hands down fast...

...and he said, "What are you doing there?" But really...

...Norwegian fishermen have used hand cream for centuries.

And with that regimen, and it's a very simple one...

...I know that when I walk out on-stage tonight, I will-- My skin...

...will Look its best in front of 2000 people.

That will give me the confidence that will help me to play my best...

...and sing my best and be my best...

...and you can't put a price on that.

-Tammy, we all set on the pre-record? -Yeah.

You know, I produced a reunion show before.

Before I came to PBN I did the Good Times reunion.

People wanted more close-ups. I want to make sure we get plenty of close-ups.

We have plenty of close-ups scheduled.

Another great thing would be one of those shots where you pull back...

...to see the enormity of the event and the venue.

Would be a crane. Do we have a crane standing by?

-No, we don't have a crane. -Wow!

You know those swooping shots where it goes over the audience...

...and hammers in on a shot of one of the musicians playing?

-That would be great. -It would be.

Or when they pull back, kind of Like a California Adventure ride...

...where you see the whole thing, that would be nice too.

It would be.

I could make some calls, if we could get one. I don't know if it's too late.

-ALL right, here's your giant banjo. -It's very flat.

It doesn't Look flat from in the audience.

It has basically no dimension to it.

It's painted to Look three-dimensional. If you go back there--

But it's not painted on the back. Will you Look with me for a minute?

From the audience it will Look fine. It Looks three-dimensional.

Go out there and take a peek.

Is this the real furniture or the rehearsal furniture?

It's not called "furniture." It's a set.

It's painted this way. It Looks completely three-dimensional from the audience.

So this is the real furniture, and this is....

-Is this an actual street lamp? -I'm sure it was at one time.

Can you have an actual three-dimensional object...

...that represents the thing that it actually is, can that be next to...

-...something that it's pretending to be? -Yes, it's perfectly fine.

I have no time to explain Stagecraft 101 . This show starts in an hour.

-Everything is exactly the way you-- -Those are Lights hanging up there?

Those are Lights, and that's a ceiling above us!

-But they Look shaky. -No, they're perfectly--

Is that wire? I see a wire. I see a--

Fellas, thanks a Lot for coming and doing this for Dad.

Honestly, that's so beautiful.

And thank you for the flowers, the Little banjo.

Did you Like that?

We had to get rid of the lavender because it attacked my eyes.

-Sorry about that. -Listen, the thought was wonderful.

I remember you guys staying at the house and....

I remember you were always trying to get a poker game started.

You were, Like, 15 years old with a deck of cards in your hands.

-Penny stakes. -Yeah.

You always teased me with those card games. You taught me cards.

Yeah, we didn't know you were gonna turn into a monster on us.


You okay?


This flame, Like all flames, represents the Light and the darkness.

It also represents the uncertainty of Life and its delicacy.

It also represents a penis.

Red, orange, yellow, green, blue

Indigo, violet

-Ten seconds to air. -Roll pre-record on my count.


...six, five, four...

...three, two....

Roll A. Fade up on A.

PBN New York is proud to present:

Live from Town Hall, Ode to Irving...

...an evening of folk music.

Featuring The New Main Street Singers...

...The Folksmen and Mitch and Mickey.

And now your host, Mr. Jonathan Steinbloom.

Hello, I'm Jonathan Steinbloom, and before we begin tonight...

...I would Like to make a brief announcement.

I'd Like to warn you that some of the floral arrangements here tonight...

...have dangerously Low-hanging vines...

...and may be poisonous, so please, don't eat them.

And don't become entangled in them or trip, please.

On behalf of the entire Steinbloom family...

...welcome to Ode to Irving.

Thank you. Thank you.

Please join all of us and give a really warm welcome to our first group...

...about whom Dad used to say...

...they were the kind of infectious that it was good to spread around.

Ladies and gentlemen, The New Main Street Singers.

Thank you, New York City, for that very warm welcome.

Gee, I got a question. Anybody care to hear some folk music?

Never did no wandering

Never did no wandering

Never did no wandering after all

Never did no wandering

My mother was the cold north wind

My daddy was the son of a railroad man

From west of hell Where the trains don't even run

Never heard the whistle Of a lonesome freight

Or the singing of its driving wheel

Oh, I never did no wandering

I didn't say a word.

I don't know.

Never did no wandering after all

They say the highway's just one big road

And it goes from here to there

You swear to God you didn't talk to Menschell about the set?

You didn't tell him what we were opening with?

I saw you talking to Terry Bohner. Him and his blue sweater.

I said, "Isn't it warm?" Nothing about the set.

Well, it's getting warmer now.

I don't think finger-pointing is gonna help us here. I....

-I think it's clear what we do. -What?

-I'm gonna suggest we be bold. -Yeah, Let's hear it.

We open with "Wandering."

Did you miss the Last couple of minutes? They're butchering--

-Turn it back up. -We give the audience a choice.

We say you can enjoy a toothpaste commercial or hear folk music.

They've brushed their teeth by that time, it's not even germane.

You can't have, especially on a folk bill, two people doing the same song.

That doesn't work. They'll just be flat-out confused.

Never did no wandering after all

Easy now!

Never did no wandering

Never did no wandering

Never did no wandering after all

No, I never did no wandering

After all

Oh, boy. Thank you very much!

That song is so fun to sing. I hope you enjoyed it as much as we did.

Before we go a little bit further, we'd like to introduce ourselves.

Hi there, I'm Terry Bohner.

I'm going out for some air.

Are you sure you're okay?


One night Mama went to fetch Herself a sweet potato

Fell down the cellar stairs

Stork dropped in While she was on the floor

So my sister was born down there

Daddy said this one will be nothing but a Misery, never will be worth a damn

But Mama just loved her Little sweet potato baby

With a face like a parboiled yam

Come on, boys Potato's in the paddy wagon

I know you don't want to hear this, but it's a major key, it's up-tempo...

...we open with "Old Joe's Place."

We go out, do the song we're known for, get it out of the way.

And then, hey, here's the icing on the cake.

-What's the icing? -The icing's the rest of the act.

-That's the cake. -No, that's the dressing.

Mom and Daddy put together Quite a little posse

Counting me and Jack and Cousin Will

We all hopped into the old Chevy pickup And we caught them at the top of the hill

Daddy took his Remington And shot away the lock

For to set his little darling free But Potato said

Daddy, shut the goldarn door Sheriff wants to marry me

Let's go, boys Potato's in the paddy wagon

Guess we better leave her there

Let's go, boys Potato's in the paddy wagon

Mama says it's more than fair Mama says it's more than fair

Ladies and gentlemen, The New Main Street Singers.

I have been watching and observing as The New Main Street Singers....

Boy, that's fun! That's really fun, man. How did we sound?

-We weren't really listening. -We were downstairs.

I couldn't hear so well, but, shoot, I'm sorry you guys--

And now, please join me in welcoming our next three talented performers.

Taken alone they are merely Jerry Palter...

...Alan's Barrows and Mark Shubb.

But when you put them all together...

...they spell "absolutely fantastic."

Ladies and gentlemen, The Folksmen!

Thank you. Yeah, it's really us.

-Wow. -The waiting is over.

Long time no see.

Can't tell you.

Great to be back. We'd Like to do our hit.

You might remember it, we hope you do.

Whenever I'm out wandering Chasing a rainbow dream

I often stop and think About a place I've never seen

Where friendly folks can gather And raise the rafters high

-Hey. -Hey, pretty Lady!

-You guys were great. -Wonderful crowd.

-Have you seen Mitch? -No.



Pick it!

That's nice.

Well, there's a puppy in the parlor And a skillet on the stove

And a smelly old blanket That a Navajo wove

There's popcorn in the popper And a porker in the pot

There's pie in the pantry And the coffee's always hot

Just look for the busted neon sign That flashes


Well, there's a puppy in the parlor And a skillet on the stove

And a smelly old blanket That a Navajo wove

There's popcorn in the popper And a porker in the pot

There's pie in the pantry And the coffee's always hot

There's sausage in the morning And a party every night

There's a nurse on duty If you don't feel right

There's chicken on the table But you gotta say grace

There's always something cooking At Old Joe's Place

Thank you!

-Thank you so much! -Thank you.

Thank you very much. Very nice of you.

What a great crowd. This crowd might want to join us...

...in a Little audience participation.

We're not gonna be working up here by ourselves!

First time through, relax. Second time, we'll put you to work.

We'll start off with Mr. Alan's Barrows on the banjo.


Every morning at 5:00 The farmer jumps out of bed

Washes up, he ties his shoes Puts his hat upon his head

So far, so good.

-Ready, two. -Two.

-Ready, three, wide. -Three.

Oh, my God. Mitch is gone. He's just, he's gone.

Mitch is gone. Oh, my God.

Without Mitch, we got gornisht. We have nothing.

Well, we're gonna go find him.

We'll need some chickens. We got any chickens?

How about this aisle? Beyond this aisle.

Just beyond the man with the big shirt.

I want you to be my chickens. I want to hear your best chicken sound.

Pretty good. That's the ticket. You got it.

Now we want to hear from our horse people. This section.

Not people with a sore throat, people who can do a believable neigh!

We're gonna put a saddle on you folks. Not really.

Does he have a cell phone or a pager?

-He's wandering. He likes to wander. -They go on in a couple of minutes!

-He got a Little nervous. -I don't need this tsuris in my Life.

I'm sure it's fine. Let's calm down.

-Is there a cockfight arena near here? -She's joking, right?

At least he's not lying on the ground or anything.

-Why didn't someone go out with him? -What?

-Can she do these songs solo? -It's not my fault.

And the chickens cluck

The horses neigh

Crickets go fiddle-dee-dee

-Yes, they do. -And the bullfrogs croak

The pigs oink, oink

It's a barnyard symphony

-Thank you so much. -Excellent.

-Give yourselves a big hand. -Give yourselves a big pat on the back.

Thank you very, very much for coming.

Thank you, Irv. Thanks for the good seats.

We are The Folksmen. We hope you've had a wonderful time tonight.

Thank you. Good night.

We gotta give them more. We have to give them more.

Thank you for having us back.

We have a song we'd Like to do called "The Skeletons of Quinto."

We don't often do encores, and this is why.

It has to do with a time that I often think about...

...when this time of year rolls around. A time of conflict and bloodshed.

The Spanish Civil War.

But our group historian, Mr. Mark Shubb, knows more about that than I do.

Thank you very much, Alan's.

In the Late 1930s of the Last century, Spain was wracked by civil war.

What are you doing? Mitch could be Lying face down in a ditch!

-Would you consider doing both parts? -No. I'd consider going home...

...bake a nice tray of Nanaimo bars, lie in bed, watch TV.

That's what I Like doing!

Mitch, where the hell were you?

-Are we on? -You've been on for five minutes.

It's too Late. I forgot what a selfish--

It just took me a while to find a good one.

-That is nice. -It's nice.

In the Late summer, early fall of 1938...

...so the story goes behind this particular song...

...in the green hills just outside the city of Bar--

-Good night, everybody! -Good night. Thank you very much.

They're called The Folksmen, but after tonight's performance...

...I think we're all going to have to call them "The Spokesmen" ...

...because they sing beautifully and they tell a fascinating story.

And now, Ladies and gentlemen, I have two words for you:

Mitch and Mickey.

We Love you!

Thank you.

Thank you so much for letting Mitch and I do this again.

It does not seem Like just yesterday that Mitch and I met...

...and started making music together.

I don't know if any of you know or would even remember...

...that Mitch and I met in the hospital.

Mitch was there with his jaw wired shut...

...after defending the honor of a girl he didn't even know.


And I, of course, was there to visit. I felt really bad.

And the only way that Mitch could communicate with me was on paper.

Every word of it poetry. And if you don't mind, Mitch...

...I have the very first poem...

...that you wrote me.

Parched in exile Thirsty for your smile

Though silenced behind This barbed-wire mask

Your spirit burns through That I might bask

In your cool, misty loveliness

I just wanted a drink of water.

Oh, when the veil of dreams has lifted

And the fairy tales have all been told

There's a kiss at the end of the rainbow

I know this song. This is that really pretty one.

With the kiss. Turn it up a Little bit.

-Remember? -Yeah. Where they used to....


Wonder how they're gonna handle that.

-Five dollars says they do it. -And a kiss is the oath that they swear

And when the veil of dreams has lifted

And the fairy tales have all been told

There's a kiss at the end of the rainbow

More precious than a pot of gold

My sweet, my dear, my darling

You're so far away from me

Though an ocean of tears divides us

-Let the bridge of our love span the sea -Three. Twenty-two. Two.

Your kiss

There's a kiss at the end of the rainbow

More precious than a pot of


Thank you.

Thank you so much.

Are you okay?

Excuse me, sir. Sorry. Sorry.

Hi, everybody!

-Good to be back! -Thank you.

Thank you again.

We're back!

-"Mighty Wind." -"Mighty Wind" in C.

One in C. Here we go.

One, two, three.

As I traveled down the back roads Of this home I love so much

Every carpenter and cowboy Every lame man on a crutch

They're all talking about a feeling About a taste that's in the air

They're all talking about this mighty wind That's blowing everywhere

Oh, a mighty wind's a-blowing It's kicking up the sand

It's blowing out a message To every woman, child and man

Yes, a mighty wind's a-blowing Cross the land and cross the sea

It's blowing peace and freedom It's blowing equality

From a lighthouse in Bar Harbor To a bridge called Golden Gate

From a trawler down in Shreveport To the shore of one Great Lake

There's a star on the horizon And it's burning like a flare

It's lighting up this mighty wind That's blowing everywhere

Oh, a mighty wind's a-blowing It's kicking up the sand

It's blowing out a message To every woman, child and man

Yes, a mighty wind's a-blowing Cross the land and cross the sea

It's blowing peace and freedom It's blowing equality

When the blind man sees the picture When the deaf man hears the word

When the fisherman stops fishing When the hunter spares the herd

We'll still hear the wondrous story Of a world where people care

The story of this mighty wind That's blowing everywhere

Oh, a mighty wind's a-blowing It's kicking up the sand

It's blowing out a message To every woman, child and man

Yes, a mighty wind's a-blowing Cross the land and cross the sea

It's blowing peace and freedom It's blowing equality

Yes, it's blowing peace and freedom It's blowing you and me

So the morning after the big show at Town Hall...

...the TV network executives were crawling out of the woodwork...

...trying to get The New Main Street Singers into a TV series.

We took some very nice meetings. I ran over my ideas.

They Loved my idea where the kids played babies.

You know, in diapers. And...

...it always makes me laugh to see babies talk Like adults.

The network execs said, "Look, we're not sitting in judgment of your ideas.

We Love the kids, we wanna put them on a series."

And the word "judgment," a Light went on over my head!

I always thought there were 12 Supreme Court judges...

...but now it seems there are only nine. I don't know if it's a budget thing or not.

But there's also nine New Main Street Singers.

And I thought, "What if they were the Supreme Court judges?"

And it was my idea to call them "The Supreme Folk." Tying in the folk singing.

And here's the idea. During the day...

...they're handling some of the top, most difficult cases in the land.

There's a Lot of tension there. And at night, and this is what sold the networks...

...they Live in one big house and they take off their robes and sing folk songs.

Now, maybe during the day they hear death penalty cases, and at night...

...they argue about who cooks dinner or who does...

...the laundry or, "Say, why don't the Ladies bring the coffee?"

"And that's sexual harassment!

That was decided in case 126, Johnson vs...."

Oh, I Like that. The women, sexual discrimination.

I'm not doing much writing, but the ideas keep popping.

Won't make your patients cringe

Sure-Flo, Sure-Flo

Don't leave them cold and damp

Use our buttocks drapes and penis clamp

I'm a musician again.

Being on-stage again with Mitch was a great thing.

Oh, boy. I never thought it was possible.

And there we were.

Just wish he didn't take things so seriously.

You know. That damn kiss.

My sister-- Well, they were all at the show, but my sister Jocelyn said:

"You led him on. You shouldn't have kissed him if you didn't wanna go all the way."

It was just a kiss. And it's part of-- The audience was there waiting for it.

And I forgot what that feels Like...

...where you get caught up in the heat of the moment...

...and you want to give them...

...anything they want.

I think Mitch....

I didn't lead him on. But he...

...took it the wrong way, I think.

I've never been in better head space.

I'm writing poetry again.

I'm going through a very prolific phase.

Ideas are coming faster than I can write them.

My one fear in getting together with Mickey was...

...always that it might rekindle...

...feelings that she used to have for me.

I feel badly that she was misled...

...by the theatrics of the moment.

But I think it was a wonderful time that we both had together.

I know that I will always think of her fondly...

...every time I see a rose.

We've got some gigs here working at the casinos.

It has been a time of changes, but change is good. Change is Life.

It was Like a great big door opening for me, Town Hall.

After that concert I realized...

...I wanna spend as much of the rest of my Life as possible...

-...playing folk music with these gentlemen. -Right back at you.

And I wanna spend all of it as a woman.

I came to a realization that I was, and am...

...a blond, female folk singer...

...trapped in the body of a bald, male folk singer...

...and I had to Let me out or I would die.

When you put it that way, it's almost poetry.


Now they don't allow no frowns inside Leave them by the door

-There's apple brandy by the keg -And sawdust on the floor

So if you've got a hankering I'll tell you where to go

Just look for the busted neon sign That flashes


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