The Philadelphia Inquirer from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on November 7, 1993 · Page 352
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The Philadelphia Inquirer from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania · Page 352

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Sunday, November 7, 1993
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Friedman cmtrnud fnm prmous pap sing. Theatrically, he steps into his guitar strap instead of pulling it over his head His fingers rumble across the guitar strings and he's into "Before All Hell Breaks Loose": Turn out the lights, honey, turn on the news God save the Queen and the kangaroos And ithat kind of rubbers did Joseph use Before all hell broke loose? He's heating now. The "unemployed youth" (as he calls himself) is still getting a kick out of the "Old Ben Lucas" ode to nose-picking he wrote when he was 11, "standing backstage at my bar mitzmah sic with my little Yamaha on my head.' His voice is a little tired, but he's a good vaudevillian, interspersing one-liners with his perpetual plug for a movie project, yet to be realized, of his book A Case of Lone Star. "Bob Dylan's in the movie," he says by rote. "We're considering using subtitles whenever he speaks." He reads from his new book, then gulls his audience by offering to share "some new material I've been working on." Right "Aaaaaah," he begins to a guitar flourish, "I'm riding 'cross the desert on a horse with no legs...." It takes a second for the joke to settle, but by then he's a beat ahead again. "Here's a snatch of a song from my childhood," he says, and does his best Carter family imitation: "Momma sang bass, Daddy sang tenor" there is a solitary laugh from a guy who gets it before Kinky squeals "we had a very dysfunctional fam-Illllllllleeeeee!!!" The crowd is alive now, hopping self-consciously into the chorus of "Asshole From El Paso" and the finale, "They Ain't Making Jews." It's funny seeing these bar-band favorites transformed to literary patois. Funnier to see people who haven't been drinking singing lyrics they realize they wouldn't be caught dead singing unless this Wacko from FJ Taco had given them license. "I leave you with the words Naomi Judd told her children," Friedman says finally. "She said, 'Wash your hands and say your prayers, 'cause germs and Jesus are everywhere.' "And rd like to remind you folks, if you're driving this afternoon ... don't forget your carrrrrrr! Heeeheeeheee-heeeir S I, ITOLIDW DELPEW How to get the sofa you want... j? Fil choose from oer 500 styles of sofas, sectionals, sleepers, chairs & rediners, 4v l iiiiiiLln J n.i hUiMiV Li 1 ifz v Tk&t, choose from over 3,000 fabrics and 250 leathers. lilt H.f t And get delhtry in time for the Holiday.' 7 ro 7 1 Everything you could possibly want in a fcimiture store... selection, quality, value, service and customer satisfaction. c:c:cg SB fcp I &i mv norm 01 0W V M IFi: 96J90 LAMSOOWPCm 321 fiHomorc Ar 3CnearB 2 2 WW west of FJO (!29-33l 37S9UB" St 21SI1-6J06 HOfTOOMBrrVlxe. m JDS Be SOTN a Mr nenh erf trr mf 12S362-SS5 Ml ISIUV91 m tv cc s 3 Mr nortf rf e 22 (2JS 320922 2233uxuM 2 Clfct 'Ifll Mjl Afenonenan toad 1609! JSMBa MtllUE. NJ IJ Conor Co 19 Her Si 16091 &2S-OCWI mum NJ GnFinuf I609)5BI916 wcwrvraji MJ XTCSlOTSllS yet... iNTirtra? THE HOLD A Y5 Call today for an appointment it WEIGHT CONTROL1 Dr. Wiffiam Strowhouer BUCKS COUNTY OFFICE CENTER Route 413 Near 1-95 Bristol, PA 788-6900 GRANITE RUN OFFICE PLAZA 100 Granite Dr., Suite 207 Media, PA 566-8885 KING OF PRUSSIA (Mellon Bank Building) Suite 330 Route 202 & Allendale Road 354-0320 I Ride-A-Stair by CHENEY I mmm i nrFI 1 1 LA fwHMMSdiMl I iBttBSS 1-800-248-8800 8ESins SOunoaU I60ViZ3VB668 vuniciOM. tx 3SOS Mrwoofi Hmm (302) 99S-HU9 OT2CDcrSaBnginc VJm o awl MaaKjr

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