I hear some fried chicken.

I loved 3-2-1 Contact. It might have had something to do with everything for me. The show debuted in 1980, and my pursuit of science continues these many years later. Waxy Links pointed to the YouTube video of electronic musician Suzanne Ciani on the program. YouTube links to several other related videos of her, and she has her own account. The synthesizer rain sounds sent my memory into a sprint. I thought, “Fried chicken.” Then there was the sound of frying chicken. So much is stored to be brought forth with minimal prompting. I also misremembered that the segment included a scene of real frying chicken. Memory is amazing and strange.

Waxy also posted this YouTube video “Alice” made by amazing sampling. Wonderland is the related album.

For the intended person, how do you like that title?

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Michael M. on May 13th 2009 in General, Music, Recorded

6 Responses to “I hear some fried chicken.”

  1. Luis responded on 13 May 2009 at 10:32 pm #

    Hey Mike,

    Good Stuff. – tragically I don’t remember many actual episodes of 3-2-1 – I do remember the intro – it was magical.

    speaking of chicken – I got some coupons for KFC new grilled chicken the other day. The deal was announced on Oprah and you had to download software to print the coupons and everything. I made a date with Caroline and we took our coupons to the local KFC for a free dinner. We show up and get no chicken – instead, we’re given a raincheck and form to submit to get ANOTHER coupon. Needless to say – I now hate KFC. I always sort of disliked KFC – but they are dead to me now.

    I will never stray from Popeye’s again

  2. Michael M. responded on 14 May 2009 at 8:21 am #

    Another friend emailed me about those coupons. It was too much of a hassle for me, and the chances of actually getting any chicken out of the deal seemed too slim. Fast food joints struggle to serve customers under the usual circumstances. Changing from money to coupons only complicates the already delicate system.

    Did you see any stories about when Popeyes offered a $4.99 deal for 8 pieces? See one from Rochester and one from Minneapolis on YouTube. They are ridiculous in many ways.

    I saw that local Porter’s Fried Chicken won Best Fried Chicken in the Riverfront Times. I gave the spicy chicken a try Sunday. It was not special.

    I still stray from Popeyes, but I always return.

  3. Betty responded on 14 May 2009 at 8:31 am #

    I immediately remembered our magazine subscription, but had not thought of the Bloodhound Gang in many years. 3-2-1 Contact was another wonderful PBS presentation along with Sesame Street, Zoom, and Big Blue Marble.

  4. Luis responded on 15 May 2009 at 8:25 am #

    Mike,

    Unfortunately there are only 2 popeye’s within 40miles of me and the nearest one is crossing the river into Boston – which I don’t do that often.

    Bojangle’s – my childhood favorite has nothing in Massachusetts. That place made some mean chicken and biscuits. Looks like it’s only on the east coast though – http://www.bojangles.com/aboutus_locations.html.

  5. Michael M. responded on 16 May 2009 at 10:11 am #

    Luis,

    It is too bad that more Bostonians cannot experience true chicken joy.

    I have heard of Bojangles’. I blogged about Popeyes versus Bojangles’ long ago. I have never been to Bojangles’, having always lived either too far west or east.

  6. Lib M. responded on 16 May 2009 at 11:29 pm #

    I hear some peanut butter. I love both Popeyes and 3-2-1 Contact. I got the magazine until I was 18 or 20. Then Daddy quit renewing the subscription for me. I miss the show, especially the older episodes with the original kids.

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