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FROM THE PAUL F. TOMPKINS SHOW ARCHIVES

The Paul F. Tompkins Show 9th Anniversary Special

19 March 2011

Live at Largo at The Coronet

"Home," featuring Maya Rudolph

  12-string guitar: Eban Schletter

                Piano: Jebin Bruni

              Drums: Scott Rodgers

              Guitar: Brandon McCulloch

                Bass: Paul Bryan

          Trumpet: Jamie Adams

Backup vocals: Scott Rodgers

                         Kathryn Burns

                         Aubrey Leigh

                         Grant-Lee Phillips

Musical director: Eban Schletter

Camera: Neil Mahoney

Special thanks: Ben Acker, Ken Crosby, Cash Hartzell, Jesse Honig, Robert Loveless, Michael Griffee, Flanagan, and everyone at Largo at The Coronet. 

Extra-special thanks: The audience.

Original song written & recorded by Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros

For Janie.

Sparks Nevada Theme (Paul F. Tompkins)
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Sparks Nevada Theme (Paul F. Tompkins version)

When there’s varmits need a-catchin’

or youngin’s need a-savin’

on my rocket steed I race across the stars.

For I’m sworn by the burrs of my astro spurs,

to right the outlaw wrongs on Mars.

(Yes he rights the outlaw wrongs on Mars)

Oh the hyper cattle hummin’

and Martian’s savage drummin’

are as beautiful as comet bugs in jars,

Oh I’m from Earth

but I right the outlaw wrongs on Mars

(Yes he rights the outlaw wrongs on Mars)

On the plains of the red planet I uphold the law,

and I do it with a pair of robot fists —

POW!

Evil extermination I have faced,

For my robot rogues they hardly ever miss!

And I reckon I”ll be riding

in the name of truth and justice

for as long as I can count the shooting stars,

For I’ve sworn by the burrs of my astro spurs,

to right the outlaw wrongs on Mars!

(Yes he rights the outlaw wrongs on Mars)

So that’s me!

Music and Lyrics by Eban Schletter

Recording is taken from "Thrilling Adventure Hour #119: Sparks Nevada, Marshal on Mars, Something Wicked This Way Is!"

Now it can be told!

On April 1st, I begin a new weekly podcast for the Earwolf network. Here is a li’l teaser!

I am very excited to be doing something new and different, working with some amazingly talented friends, talking to interesting people, and rambling over Eban Schletter’s piano playing.

Clear some space in your ears on April 1st, and every Monday after that!

Sparks Nevada Theme (Marc Evan Jackson and Paul F. Tompkins)
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Music and lyrics by Ben Acker, Ben Blacker, and Eban Schletter.

Audio is from The Thrilling Adventure Hour #121: "The Thing From This Same Planet!"

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15th Anniversary Boondock Saints: Comic Print Series by Eben Matthews & Andrew Robinson

24” X 36” limited edition screen prints, signed by their respective artist and the film’s director, Troy Duffy.

The first two prints in this six part series, plus the bonus poster which is way up top and not part of the official series, are all available HERE.

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Get more details at http://fotografiamagazine.com/tumblr-photography-4/

Skyfall
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MERRY CHRISTMAS!

From Paul F. Tompkins and Friends Real & Fake, live at Largo at The Coronet, December 16, 2012

Since performing it at Christmastime two years ago, this has become a Christmas song to me forever.

Arrangement: Eban Schletter

Piano: Eban Schletter 

Bass: Brandon McCulloch 

Drums: Scott Rodgers 

Guitar: Todd Spahr

Keyboards: Peter Adams 

Trumpet: Jamie Adams 

Trumpet: Jordan Katz 

Tenor sax: James Eason 

Baritone sax: David Ralicke

Trombone: Gabriel Feenberg

"Skyfall" written by Adele and Paul Epworth

Original arrangement: Paul Epworth & J.A.C. Redford

Album art by Sara Pocock

See video here.

Our Love Is The Best
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Our Love Is The Best

Frank:

Above all the earthly pleasures,

and despite the greatest treasures ever known,

there’s something greater.

Sadie:

So true.

And beyond our comprehension,

philosophers and mystics fail to mention,

there’s something deeper

than anything anyone ever compared to an ocean or a valley,

Frank:

So vast and infinite it measures more than anyone could tally.

Sadie:

A penetrating notion

Frank:

A pinnacle of emotion

Both:

A rapturous intoxication steeped in pure unbridled devotion!

Frank:

Darling!

Sadie:

Dumpling!

Frank:

Sweetie Pie!

Sadie:

My dearest dear!

Both:

Our love is the best!

better than all the rest!

Frank:

No contest, it’s true

Sadie:

It is!

Both:

I love you!

Frank:

So much more

than any knight in shining duds

who ever pined for any princess

on a pedestal above!

Sadie:

Hah! Dragonslayers!

Why, that’s puppy love!

Frank:

Yes, not even close.

Sadie:

Some sing of a love supreme

or a sacred love divine

Frank:

But those loves don’t measure up

Both:

Even if combined

Frank:

Or multiplied by deities 

or spirits of all kinds,

they still come up shy.

Sadie:

And the reason why is…

Pumpkin!

Frank:

Muffin!

Sadie:

Sugar plum!

Frank:

Honey pants!

Both:

Our love is number one!

Frank:

Yes it’s better than all the rest!

Sadie:

Indeed!

It’s so much better than all the rest!

Frank:

Here’s to us!

Both:

Our love is better than all the rest

of the loves

it’s true!

Our love is the best!

Music and lyrics by Eban Schletter.

Recording is taken from Thrilling Adventure Hour #132, “A sneak-preview of Eban Schletter’s new podcast!”

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Every month, the talented Liezl Estipona takes photos of Varietopia with Paul F. Tompkins at Largo at The Coronet. In addition to documenting the lineup ( and the secret fears of trumpet players), she snaps tons of action shots of the show in progress. Check them out here.

COME SEE WHAT SHE SEES!

The next Varietopia is Saturday August 23rd, and tickets are on sale now.

You're My First, My Last, My Everything
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MERRY CHRISTMAS!

From The Paul F. Tompkins Show, live at Largo at The Coronet, December 19, 2009

"You’re The First, The Last, My Everything," featuring Ben Lee

This is a even sloppier cover of another one of my favorite songs. Using the Scripture passage Revelation 22:13, I tied this Barty White classic to Christmas. What you cannot see: during the musical break, dancers dressed as Mary and Joseph performed a routine with a Baby Jesus doll. My instruction to the dancers: “It should look like people with the worst taste in the world are trying as hard as they can to do something in good taste.” I wish you could have seen it!

Piano: Eban Schletter

Keyboards: Jebin Bruni

Guitar: Todd Spahr

Bass: Brandon McCulloch

Drums: Mark Rivers

Vibes: Alex Berg

Jingle Bells: Dave (Gruber) Allen

Violins: Sara Watkins, Mary Forrest, Rebecca Ward, Carrie Bartsch

"You’re The First, The Last, My Everything" written by Barry White, Tony Sepe & Peter Radcliffe