Sturdy place this house of bricks, built in 1776
Ya gotta get hot to play real cool
So often people ask me about my musical influences and I have to be honest that I have been living with a secret penchant for the 3 little bops.
Yes, I know in public I always talk about The Beatles, The Eagles and the true blue’s guitar men like Stevie Ray Vaughn, Eric Clapton and Robert Johnson. I have to admit, however, that as a child who played the piano at the age of five that The Three Little Bops are truly one of my oldest and most familiar musical influence outside of my family. I suppose it was one of the things that drove me to want to be a part of “America’s Spirit” and perform in a little off Broadway theater called the circle in the square, twice actually in consecutive years starting when I was 17. I know that most people listen to what I have to say about technology or social media or revolutionary business ideas. Most of my close friends know that my mind is always in music and I can’t help but tap my feet as I listen to this video.
It is a classic 1-4-5 progression by a small combo of piano, guitar and drums, all of which I play. The Big Bad Wolf, portrayed by himself in cartoon form, just cannot ever get the hang of others thinking he plays real cool. Of course after clubs of straw, sticks and even bricks, the wolf learns the final lesson that you have to get hot to play real cool. During the first six minutes of the clip I really identify with the wolf and really get anxious that he just can’t quite get it. Finally, in the last minute of the cartoon feature, you hear the sweet sounds of a muted trumpet playing in perfect tune.
It is a look at the technology of almost 100 years ago and it still makes me smile every time I see it. I hope you enjoy. I look forward to your comments.