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Biggs Tinker/Ed Bronstein

MoorleyMan 24 Apr 04 - 08:36 AM
RiGGy 24 Apr 04 - 04:46 PM
Barbara 24 Apr 04 - 04:51 PM
Barbara 24 Apr 04 - 04:56 PM
GUEST,markrmobile 24 Mar 11 - 05:24 PM
GUEST 26 Jun 11 - 02:32 AM
GUEST,Debbie Klein 26 Jun 11 - 08:54 AM
GUEST,Keith Meloney 16 Feb 13 - 10:44 AM
Jim Dixon 09 Mar 13 - 07:10 PM
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Subject: Biggs Tinker/Ed Bronstein
From: MoorleyMan
Date: 24 Apr 04 - 08:36 AM

Does anyone out there have info on this elusive figure please?
All that the DT and other usual searches can turn up for me is that he (ie Ed) was (is?) a west coast folkie who wrote a rather good Broken Token parody (Piano Leg) and a cryptic little song The Rock And The Egg, both under the Biggs Tinker pseudonym. I have another song which has been attributed to him, but wish to check its provenance more accurately....!
Doing the rounds of search engines like Google reveal/s no more I'm afraid.


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Subject: RE: Biggs Tinker/Ed Bronstein
From: RiGGy
Date: 24 Apr 04 - 04:46 PM

Ed lives in Daly City CA. He was quite a hero in the Marin Folk Club, where John Barger and others sang several of his songs,
including my favorite " I'm Cuckoo for Cucamonga ", - "were the cuckoos coo over skies so blue, and the nuts hang down from
every tree...." !!! I knew him years ago as a friendly competitor in the computer ribbon business in downtown San Francisco.
Riggy


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Subject: RE: Biggs Tinker/Ed Bronstein
From: Barbara
Date: 24 Apr 04 - 04:51 PM

I know him. Saw him last a couple years back at SFFMC New Years campout (Harmony). He is the author of a whole song book of questionable songs. Tell me which one you've heard and I'll see if I can verify it (or not). Could probably track him down for you if needed.
I might still have the songbook. Here are some titles I can remember:
Outhouse of Our Dreams
Fart Song
Miss Rosie (I don't want to know)
Edna St Vincent Millay
Women Are Always Much Meaner Than Men

Blessings,
Barbara


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Subject: RE: Biggs Tinker/Ed Bronstein
From: Barbara
Date: 24 Apr 04 - 04:56 PM

Oh right, Riggy. I forgot about Cuckoo for Cucumonga. I first heard him at Arequipa, singing the Outhouse of Our Dreams, and people made such a howling harmony on the last verse, that my tape recorder overloaded from the feedback.
Is he in the directory? I haven't looked yet.
Blessings,
Barbara


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Subject: RE: Biggs Tinker/Ed Bronstein
From: GUEST,markrmobile
Date: 24 Mar 11 - 05:24 PM

Haven't heard this name in years, but I was once given a live recording of him doing a song about tuning his guitar that was a classic laugher. Met Ed once at a party in SF, good person and funny songwriter. Hope he's still peforming occasionally.


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Subject: RE: Biggs Tinker/Ed Bronstein
From: GUEST
Date: 26 Jun 11 - 02:32 AM

Sorry to report Ed passed away December 2009 from Cancer

Marla Bronstein


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Subject: RE: Biggs Tinker/Ed Bronstein
From: GUEST,Debbie Klein
Date: 26 Jun 11 - 08:54 AM

A few days before he died a book of his songs was published. He also made a DVD with others. See the March 2010 Folknik
http://www.sffmc.org/archives/mar10/folknik.html
and the March '06 Folknik for a description of the DVD
http://www.sffmc.org/archives/mar06/clubnews.html
I have the book and DVD somewhere, and the SF Folk Music Club still sells the book.
Debbie


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Subject: RE: Biggs Tinker/Ed Bronstein
From: GUEST,Keith Meloney
Date: 16 Feb 13 - 10:44 AM

Ed was my stepdad and was with my mother for the better part of 40 years. We were very blessed to be able to spend his last moments in life together.

We went a little overboard in estimating how many song books to order from the printers on the last run.

There are still some left and anyone who is interested can reach me here:

keith.meloney@gmail.com


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Subject: RE: Biggs Tinker/Ed Bronstein
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 09 Mar 13 - 07:10 PM

PIANO LEG, by Biggs Tinker a.k.a. Ed Bronstein, is in the DT.

Lyrics to THE ROCK AND THE EGG, as sung by Faith Petric, have been posted in the Forum.


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