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Pezhead Monthly
July 2005

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Spring Loaded: A Message from the Editor top of page | cover page

Welcome to the pages of Pezhead Monthly! Believe it or not, this issue marks the end of the fourth volume of this newsletter. It's hard to believe that it all began four years ago, fresh on the heels of my first Pez convention in 2001. And now here we are, just weeks before Pezamania 15, getting ready to kick the whole thing off again. Do you feel that? It's the magic and wonder of Pez, comin' at ya.

This issue sends off Volume Four in grand fashion. First off is the dramatic conclusion to last month's feature, "If Neil Diamond Was A Pez Dispenser," this time chronicling the life of Neil Diamond as a Pez dispenser from 1972 all the way up to the present day. Then we have managed to score an exclusive interview with the new Big Rig Pez dispenser. And really, how could you not wrap up a volume of Pezhead Monthly without some Pez Poetry and the Pez Almost-Quote of the Month?

Thanks for reading and for making this a great year for Pez. The next issue will kick off a brand new year with plently of new Pez adventures to be shared, including of course my account of Pezamania 15. See you then!

Joe Durrant
Editor, Pezhead Monthly

joe@pezheadmonthly.com


If Neil Diamond Was A Pez Dispenser, Part Two top of page | cover page

Neil Diamond PezLast month, Pezhead Monthly began to explore what this world would have been like if American music superstar Neil Diamond had been a Pez dispenser.

Now, we present Part 2 of this exploration. Without further ado, let's get to it.


1972

Neil Diamond Pez releases what some have referred to as the best live album of all time, "Hot August Night," although the full title, "It Sure Is A Hot August Night To Set Up A Pez Display Without The Benefit Of Air Conditioning," is too long to fit on the album cover. The recording industry can be so cruel sometimes.

"Hot August Night" spanned Neil Diamond Pez's impressive career up to that date, including this classic from 1969.

Sweet Pez Design
To the tune of "Sweet Caroline"
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Where to begin?
It's so much more than plastic,
Something that's so fantastic too.

It's come a long way,
And though it's very basic,
No way can you replace it, dude.

Sleeve, pull that sleeve,
Load it up,
Pez for me,
Pez for you!

Sweet Pez design
Storin' and dispensin' fun
I wouldn't mind
Having just another one,

But now I
Look at the stem
And all that cool engravin',
Tells me that it was made for me.

And when my thumb
Tilts back that head, I shiver
'Cause candy will be delivered, see.

Push, candy push,
Push it out,
Pez for me,
Pez for you!

Sweet Pez design
Storin' and dispensin' fun
I wouldn't mind
Having just another one.

Sweet Pez design
Storin' and dispensin' fun
I wouldn't mind
Having just another one.

Sweet Pez design
Storin' and dispensin' fun
I wouldn't mind
Having just another one.


1976
Neil Diamond Pez is back in full force after coming back from a 4-year sabbatical he took at the height of his career to devote more time to his family. Sometimes you just need to focus on what is important. However, upon his return, Neil Diamond Pez finds that his value has increased substantially. Devoted fans and Pezheads feared they had seen the last of him and he really became quite the collector's item.


1978
Neil Diamond Pez teams up with another legendary singer, Barbra Streisand Pez, to record the heartbreaking and powerful duet, "You Don't Fill My Chamber."

You Don't Fill My Chamber
To the tune of "You Don't Bring Me Flowers"
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You don't fill my chamber
You don't tilt my head back
You hardly take me out anymore
From behind those curio doors
In that big Pez display

I remember when
You couldn't wait to load me
Used to soon refill me
Now after loadin' me with a pack
When your friends are here
With a Pez attack
Well you just go out
And don't load me back
And you don't fill my chamber anymore.

It used to be so natural,
Dispensin' fruity goodness
But used to be's don't count anymore
They're just stuck in that drawer
With the extra candy

And baby, I remember
All those many flavors
You filled me with orange
And you filled me with grape
Well you filled me with Sourz,
Babe, there was no escape
But you ended it all,
No more of those sweet brick shapes
'Cause you don't fill my chamber anymore
You don't fill my chamber
You don't tilt my head back
You don't fill my chamber… anymore


1980
Having already conquered the world of music, Neil Diamond Pez makes his film debut in "The Pezz Singer." The accompanying soundtrack features several of his songs and becomes an instant classic. The big song from "The Pezz Singer," "Comin' To The Pez Display," tells the tale of the journey that every Pez dispenser makes, and the dream that keeps them going along every step of the way.

Comin' To The Pez Display
To the tune of "America"
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Card!
We've been put on these cards!
Packed in a truck,
And taken very far.

Free!
One day soon, we'll be free!
They'll spot us here,
And we'll be what they need.

Pretty soon, it's gotta be,
We're comin' to the Pez display
Brand new life for you and me,
We're comin' to the Pez display

Home, where we'll finally set our feet,
We'll stand up tall and we'll hand out treats
Fruity goodness for all,
Fruity goodness for all.

Home, and older friends that we're gonna meet,
We'll finally make our trip complete
On display in the hall,
On display in the hall.

Everywhere dispensers are,
We're comin' to the Pez display.
Leavin' Target and Wal-Mart,
We're comin' to the Pez display

Got a dream that we'll arrive
We're comin' to the Pez display
Stand in rows of twenty-five,
We're comin' to the Pez display
We're comin' to the Pez display
We're comin' to the Pez display
We're comin' to the Pez display
We're comin' to an awesome Pez…

Display! Display! Display! Display! Display!

Dispensers far and wide
Display!
With tasty Pez inside
Display!
Plastic and springs
Display!
Plastic and springs!
Display!
Display!
Display…


2001
Having toured extensively over the last 20 years, Neil Diamond Pez makes his return to the big screen in a cameo in the hit comedy "Saving Silverman's Pez." The movie is about a group of young men in a Neil Diamond Pez cover band. Plently of wacky hijinks ensue, but the appreciation of Neil Diamond Pez is genuine and heartfelt. Pezheads flock to the theaters to check out one of the grooviest Pez dispensers of all time.


2005
Newly remastered recordings of Neil Diamond Pez are released. This includes two of his classics, "Pez, You'll Be Reloaded Soon" and "Dispenser Score." Check them out here.


Also check out Neil Diamond as a Pez Dispenser, Part One

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