Monday, October 15, 2007

Photos referred to in Marty's previous post in reunion string

Here's a shot of Steve Zind and myself in the studio on 24th St. The carts I referred to in a previous post about the theft on Camelback can be seen in the background. They were about 8" wide, made of wooden sides and plastic top & bottom. They were originally used by Channel 12, who donated them to Charles Buzzard at Phx College, who headed up a fledgling program that featured station KFCA, which later became KMCR, and is now KJZZ. They were primitive (or should we say, prototypes) but they worked! And note to Cammie Noel: We used them to play commercials!
One of Mariah's favorite albums that she referred to in that string was The Point" by Harry Nillson, in which he tells the story of a little boy name Oblio, and his dog Arrow "Me & My Arrow". Everyone in the land has a pointed head except for Oblio, so being different he is banished to the Pointless Forest. It was actually the first feature length animated cartoon for television and was an ABC Movie of the Week in 1971.
The Point! is a fable by American songwriter and musician Harry Nilsson about a boy named Oblio, the only round-headed person in the Land of Point, where by law everyone and everything had to have a point.
"I was on acid and I looked at the trees and I realized that they all came to points, and the little branches came to points, and the houses came to point. I thought, 'Oh! Everything has a point, and if it doesn't, then there's a point to it.'" -- Harry Nilsson

This is the cover art which features a needlepoint done by ????? I can't remember! maybe somebody knows.


Marty said...

here i am responding to my own post! It was Dean (Jan & Dean) Torrance's wife who made the needlepoint cover art for The Point album

Anonymous said...

I love the POINT it is one of my favorite movies! The weird thing is I had an old video tape of it I lent to my Nieces and Nephews and they taped over it.
(so I ordered a new one)
To my surprise on the new tape the narrator had an English accent.
(I don't remember this from before) so I did a little investigating.
Come to find out that Ringo Starr bought the rights to the movie (along with Thomas The Train, I think some are now narrated by Alec Baldwin)
The original was narrated by Dustin Hoffman.
Ringo dose a nice job BUT I do like the narration by Dustin Hoffman better.
(Maybe because that's the way I remember it when I was a kid back in 1971)
- Miss Holley King
(aka; Keri Plezia)

Mariah Fleming said...

Good to hear from you Holley! I haven't heard the Ringo narrated one, but think I"ll stick to my vinyl copy and slide back to my youth with the familiar version. I totally understand what you mean! But I had forgotten that Dustin Hoffman narrated the original.