“Maniacs In Living Hell”, from The Insane (But Hilarious) Minds Of Coyle & Sharpe (1964).
Mal Sharpe was an American humorist.
His most notable work was done as part of the duo
Coyle and Sharpe. They were active as street interviewers in the early 1960s and were simply hilarious.
The filmed sequence of “The Warbler” is hilarious. Sadly, it appears to be offline at the moment.
I give you “Maniacs In Living Hell”, collected on the album
The Insane (But Hilarious) Minds Of Coyle & Sharpe (1964).
Via the death of
Ken Nordine I find out that Henry Jacobs died.
“ Interview with Dr. Sholem Stein” (1955)
Henry Jacobs was an American sound artist and humorist, known for the radio program Music and Folklore, the TV program The Fine Art of Goofing Off (1971–1972) and compositions such as “Sonata For Loudspeakers” (1955).
“ Sonata For Loudspeakers” (1955), it’s hard to tell whether this is serious or comical.
He also invented the fictional characters Sixt Von Arnim,
Sholem Stein and Shorty Petterstein.
The Fine Art of Goofing Off
Of these three, Sholem Stein is my favorite. I used him as a mystification in
my book on the history of erotica in which I put the following words into his mouth:
“Man reveals his true nature in his fears and desires. Show me what he is afraid of, show me what excites him, I will tell you who he is.”
I use Sholem Stein off and on nowadays, I usually have him cite dicta I don’t know who to ascribe to.