Archive for June, 2011

TMI (too much information) Time To Escape

Posted in Uncategorized on June 10, 2011 by braincoffey

He don’t not know about you guys, but The IP has bout’ had it up to HERE with weiners, and gaga, and newts, and momars (is that like a Mallomar?), and Palins, and did he say weiners?  Add IMF creeps and…you know, the list goes on. That’s why this post is dedicated to getting away from it all with music; you know, like Maynard G. Krebs.

Most Americans, even those not alive during his time, have heard of Gilligan, the goofy bosun of the S.S. Minnow and the namesake of a fictional TV island in the South Pacific. But it’s probably a much smaller cohort that remember Maynard G. Krebs (Bob Denver), the prototypical beatnik shown above, a character in the pre-color The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis.

Anywaze, The IP found a fun clip from TMLODG that proves there’s nothing new under the sun.  All the way back in 1959, Maynard manages to presage the age of  portable music escapism.



And here’s a bongo beatnick bonus for you pithecanthropes; it’s the progenitor of bongo surf rock, Preston Epps!!!