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2012-08-07 11:23:34 AM
Ouch Subby. ;)
 
2012-08-07 11:23:55 AM
Ow - that Stings.
 
2012-08-07 11:24:26 AM
Sure it was the signature tune but I preferred Dance: 10 Looks: 3 - Tits and AAAAAAAAAAAACK.
 
2012-08-07 11:25:59 AM
i1026.photobucket.com

"I'm gonna need a moment, Todd."
 
2012-08-07 11:32:32 AM
Urge to kill... rising...
 
2012-08-07 11:32:49 AM

DjangoStonereaver: [i1026.photobucket.com image 640x480]

"I'm gonna need a moment, Todd."


That's some old skoolin', right there. It was one of the first thoughts I had too, but I figured it was going to go over a lot of heads.

/Mona Lisa, Lisa Loopner, de la Muca.
 
2012-08-07 11:32:49 AM

brap: Sure it was the signature tune but I preferred Dance: 10 Looks: 3 - Tits and AAAAAAAAAAAACK.


I liked the Dance 10 Looks 3 Feet Under 6.

/oh well
//g'night Marvin
 
2012-08-07 11:33:08 AM
www.abevigoda.com

oblig.
 
2012-08-07 11:34:19 AM
Just...one....sniff of that fog and you're....in...side....out....
 
2012-08-07 11:34:57 AM
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R.I.P. Marvin
 
2012-08-07 11:38:25 AM
That's sad. He was the Pittsburgh Symphony Pops conductor for the last *mumble mumble* years and I never got a chance to see him.
 
2012-08-07 11:48:51 AM
www.swapmeetdave.com
RIP Bill the Cat
 
2012-08-07 11:50:29 AM
I was going to submit this with the headline "The Way He Was".
 
2012-08-07 11:51:01 AM
What a lame headline.

/Stung?
/The Way He Was?
 
2012-08-07 11:56:19 AM
RIP Catchy Tune Guy
 
2012-08-07 11:57:33 AM
I feel nothing.
 
2012-08-07 12:01:59 PM

gunga galunga: I feel nothing.


that's what she said. HA! HA!
 
2012-08-07 12:12:53 PM
Am I the only one thinking "Marvin Hamlisch was only 68!?"
 
2012-08-07 12:15:53 PM
Came for Bill the Cat, leaving happy
 
2012-08-07 12:29:28 PM
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And who the fark is Marvin Hamlisch??!!!
 
2012-08-07 12:44:30 PM

exick: Am I the only one thinking "Marvin Hamlisch was only 68!?"


No, you're not. The first thing I thought was "he was only eight years older than me???"
 
2012-08-07 12:46:31 PM
Marvin was my friend. We just opened the pre-Broadway tryout of The Nutty Professor last week. It sucks that that has to be his last show and he will never see it move.

He had a great mind, an astonishing talent and literally defined modern musical theater. Such a loss.

life does not get better than this.
 
2012-08-07 12:48:29 PM

gunga galunga: I feel nothing.


+1
 
2012-08-07 12:51:13 PM
Cyndy Garvey went from Steve Garvey to Marvin Hamlisch. Musicians get all the babes.

img402.imageshack.us
 
2012-08-07 01:01:20 PM

T.M.S.: Marvin was my friend. We just opened the pre-Broadway tryout of The Nutty Professor last week. It sucks that that has to be his last show and he will never see it move.

He had a great mind, an astonishing talent and literally defined modern musical theater. Such a loss.

life does not get better than this.


Sorry for your loss. I had respect for the guy, as I, like most other kids growing up in the 70s, had to learn "The Entertainer" on piano. Even though it was written by Scott Joplin, it was Hamlisch's arrangement that I had to learn.
 
2012-08-07 01:01:44 PM
meh. He was no Burt Bacharach
 
2012-08-07 01:06:28 PM
I can't hear (or read you pedantic farks) Marvin Hamlisch's name without thinking of this bit by Carlin:

"Like a guy who tells you the King of Sweden is using his penis as a radio transmitter to send anti-semitic lesbian meatloaf recipies to Soupy Sales and Marvin Hamlisch."
 
jbc [TotalFark]
2012-08-07 01:10:37 PM
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RIP
 
2012-08-07 01:14:12 PM

T.M.S.: Marvin was my friend. We just opened the pre-Broadway tryout of The Nutty Professor last week. It sucks that that has to be his last show and he will never see it move.

He had a great mind, an astonishing talent and literally defined modern musical theater. Such a loss.

life does not get better than this.


So sorry for the loss of your friend.
 
2012-08-07 01:29:21 PM
www.islamophobiatoday.com

Vindicated.

/too obscure?
 
2012-08-07 01:43:03 PM
At least we no longer need to worry about earth shattering kabooms.
 
2012-08-07 01:59:21 PM
Thanks. Yeah its been a rough week on Broadway. Mark O'Donnell who wrote Hairspray, the producer Joan Stein and then Sal Sclafanni, the house prop man at the Hirshfeld theater, all in one week. All of them were in their fifties.

Now Marvin.
 
2012-08-07 02:21:57 PM

T.M.S.: Marvin was my friend. We just opened the pre-Broadway tryout of The Nutty Professor last week. It sucks that that has to be his last show and he will never see it move.

He had a great mind, an astonishing talent and literally defined modern musical theater. Such a loss.

life does not get better than this.


I met Marvin a number of years ago at a charity event at the Waldorf. He performed a few selections with a number of other musicians and took time to talk with anyone that approached him. He was a class act, a serious talent and a heck of a nice guy. My condolences.
 
2012-08-07 02:22:16 PM

exick: Am I the only one thinking "Marvin Hamlisch was only 68!?"


No.

Also came for the Lisa Loopner reference, leaving quite satisfied.
 
2012-08-07 03:29:12 PM

Peaceboy: Cyndy Garvey went from Steve Garvey to Marvin Hamlisch. Musicians get all the babes.

[img402.imageshack.us image 500x340]


images.bwwstatic.com

Needed a cleavage picture.
 
2012-08-07 03:31:58 PM

four95: T.M.S.: Marvin was my friend. We just opened the pre-Broadway tryout of The Nutty Professor last week. It sucks that that has to be his last show and he will never see it move.

He had a great mind, an astonishing talent and literally defined modern musical theater. Such a loss.

life does not get better than this.

I met Marvin a number of years ago at a charity event at the Waldorf. He performed a few selections with a number of other musicians and took time to talk with anyone that approached him. He was a class act, a serious talent and a heck of a nice guy. My condolences.


Was that deliberate?

A Class Act
 
2012-08-07 04:08:48 PM
Family spokesman Jason Lee said Hamlisch collapsed and died Monday after a brief illness. Other details were not released.

I'm not trolling here, but asking a real question. Is "collapsed" a medical term or did he really walk across the floor and his knees gave out sending him crashing to the floor? The reason I ask is that if someone is sick (sick enough that they may die), why the fark would they be out of bed?

Sorry for the loss. I didn't know him or much of his work, but he was very popular.
 
2012-08-07 04:23:23 PM
And here I was thinking the headline *might* be about "Cathy", the "comic" strip.

/hopes dashed.
 
2012-08-07 05:08:08 PM
My fave Hamlisch, from The April Fools soundtrack: La La La

/R.I.P., piano man.
 
2012-08-07 05:34:06 PM
Nobody did it better
 
2012-08-07 06:30:38 PM

T.M.S.: Marvin was my friend. We just opened the pre-Broadway tryout of The Nutty Professor last week. It sucks that that has to be his last show and he will never see it move.

He had a great mind, an astonishing talent and literally defined modern musical theater. Such a loss.

life does not get better than this.


Sorry for your loss, TMS.
 
2012-08-07 07:08:12 PM

boyvoyeur: Family spokesman Jason Lee said Hamlisch collapsed and died Monday after a brief illness. Other details were not released.

I'm not trolling here, but asking a real question. Is "collapsed" a medical term or did he really walk across the floor and his knees gave out sending him crashing to the floor? The reason I ask is that if someone is sick (sick enough that they may die), why the fark would they be out of bed?

Sorry for the loss. I didn't know him or much of his work, but he was very popular.


A stroke would be my guess.
 
2012-08-07 07:43:37 PM
Over the years, I've played hundreds of jobs in the pit orchestra for musicals. To be honest, I never much liked Broadway-style musicals as a spectator, but I always liked the easy money of playing in the pit (always preferred bar-band gigs, because...beer and women). That said, I always loved when I got pit gigs for A Chorus Line. The score is interesting and fun to play. Hamlisch was catchy and a brilliant composer and, by all accounts, a nice guy.

Enjoy your rest, Marvin. Your second-death will certainly not happen for a very long time.
 
2012-08-07 09:23:15 PM

T.M.S.: Thanks. Yeah its been a rough week on Broadway. Mark O'Donnell who wrote Hairspray, the producer Joan Stein and then Sal Sclafanni, the house prop man at the Hirshfeld theater, all in one week. All of them were in their fifties.

Now Marvin.


Well, watch your ass, eh? That looks like two sets of three. (With one yet to be named)

Out of sheer selfishness, I don't want to lose your posts here. Had you favorited for a long time...
 
2012-08-07 09:44:38 PM
Is inconsolable:
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Hamlisch was also composer-in-residence for the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, and was scheduled to conduct several concerts here next season. RIP busy talented man.

/dragging out The Sting soundtrack from vinyl collection
 
2012-08-08 10:22:56 AM

Craptastic: Over the years, I've played hundreds of jobs in the pit orchestra for musicals. To be honest, I never much liked Broadway-style musicals as a spectator, but I always liked the easy money of playing in the pit (always preferred bar-band gigs, because...beer and women). That said, I always loved when I got pit gigs for A Chorus Line. The score is interesting and fun to play. Hamlisch was catchy and a brilliant composer and, by all accounts, a nice guy.


IIRC, the opening number seems to contain a bit of an in-joke for the band and the dancers since it starts off in common time but when the choreographer shouts the count off "a 5, 6, 7, 8 ..." it then breaks into some non conventional time signature. I wonder if that was on purpose.


Enjoy your rest, Marvin. Your second-death will certainly not happen for a very long time.

Saw him live many years ago at the Boston Pops. Just him and his piano. To my utter surprise, he did a lot of improv, taking suggestions from the audience and constructing a faux broadway number right in front of everyone. He was quick witted and gracious at the same time. A real class act. It definitely ranks as one of the most entertaining nights in my life.
 
2012-08-08 10:23:29 AM

T.M.S.: Marvin was my friend. We just opened the pre-Broadway tryout of The Nutty Professor last week. It sucks that that has to be his last show and he will never see it move.

He had a great mind, an astonishing talent and literally defined modern musical theater. Such a loss.

life does not get better than this.


I'm very sorry about your loss. He certainly accomplished much in his lifetime, but 68 is still too young. I always liked seeing him on late-night shows like Carson, etc. Seemed like a very nice guy.
 
2012-08-08 10:28:50 AM
I'll always remember him from "The Great Space Coaster"
 
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