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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Man Says 3 and Owns It: The Magic Number

posted by on July 29 at 13:12 PM

MagicNumber.jpgA showgoer from Enumclaw was in a heated discussion with his friend about why trios are better than four-pieces. He kept saying it’s all about the power trio referencing Cream and ELO. I slid into the conversation, “Dude, ELO has like seven people in it.”

He responded with complete and confident negation, “No, ELO is a three-piece. It’s three people – E, L, and O.”

His friend countered, “Who’s E?”

Errol Flynn. I don’t know. The L is Jeff Lynne. What’s your problem?” he said.

“Where are you from?” I asked.

“The Claw. Enumclaw,” he said. Then he sang the Schoolhouse Rock song, “Three times nine is twenty-seven,
 three times eight is twenty-four, and three times one, what is it?
 Three, it’s the magic number.”

If you’re going to be wrong, you should own it. And this guy owned it. He spilt half his beer owning and doing his magic number dance. When he was finished I asked him what his favorite ELO song was.

“Stroke Me, Stroke Me”, he said. Of course it was. It was perfect. He tried to walk off but there were too many people.

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And ELP stands for Electric Light, uh... Platypus? Pork-rinds? Parking garage?

Posted by flamingbanjo | July 29, 2008 1:57 PM

Extra Long Platypus

Posted by Pus | July 29, 2008 2:21 PM

The E is Enrique Iglesias.

The O is his father, juli-O.

thank you

Posted by McGrath | July 29, 2008 2:49 PM

In other news,

that is some SAAWHEEET back hair.

Posted by McGrath | July 29, 2008 2:51 PM


Elp stand for El Producto, who is another great 3 pice out of Brooklyn.

The Lone Rangers are my favorite 3 piece ever since The 7 Deadly 5 broke up.

Posted by The Count | July 29, 2008 4:09 PM

"The Lone Rangers, you can't pluralize the lone ranger".

Posted by drheavy | July 29, 2008 4:40 PM

I'm guessing you missed the 70's

Posted by Mr_Friendly | July 29, 2008 4:57 PM

It's scary that I know this, but E.L.O. actually were a three piece on their debut album. Lots o' overdubs.

Posted by Jennifer | July 30, 2008 8:30 PM

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