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ZIP-FM Radio in Tokyo, Japan interviews Michael Eck

So I get a call to do a live interview on a Japanese radio program, ZIP FM from Tokyo. Hello World! I taught mathematics and computer science in Chiyoda Cho, Yamagata Gun, Hiroshima, Japan at Lehman-Hiroshima College. I enjoyed my time in Japan. At the end of the interview I annouced the next song, which was of course, Three is the Magic Number by Blind Melon. Many thanks to ZIP FMm Tokyo, Japan!

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Martin Radio – Why do celebrities die in threes? – Interview with Michael Eck

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Martin Radio

Martin Radio is where sports and entertainment collide. The show is hosted by Veteran TV Sportscasters Martin Kilcoyne (FOX 2) Maurice Drummond (Fox 2) and Rich Gould (KPLR 11) and features the perfect blend of sports talk, entertainment and real life. Men wake up each morning to Martin and Mo or Rich’s dynamic sense of humor and unique takes on the world of sports. Plus, visits from the biggest local and national guests. The show also features “Celebrity Phone ins”, “He’s a Nothin” “Ask Tony”, “Martinsville” as well as “You Blew It”.

On July 8, 2009 I had a very fun interview with Maurice Drummond and Rich Gould for 590 The Fan KFNS (http://www.kfns.com/martinradio.aspx), a FOX affiliate. Look at the Rewind Section for the audio. They we’re hillarious. At the end they were talking about the Manchurian Candidate and being brainwashed by things in threes. I was great fun being interviewed by these guys.  Three Cheers for Martin Radio!

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Three-ness: Do Things Manifest in Threes?

three-ness

three-ness

Three strikes, three primary colors, three goals for a hat trick, three meals a day, the Holy Trinity– do things in our lives really manifest in threes, or are these observations just ways for our brains to simplify and group complex information? On the Liveline with Ed and Jen is Michael Eck, creator of the Book of Threes. (6/30)

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Three interviews with Michael S. Eck regarding celebrity deaths in threes

Michael S Eck

Michael S Eck

As author, administrator and . . . I forget the third, of The Book of Threes at threes.com, I recently did three, that’s right . . ., three interviews on celebrity deaths in threes. Mostly people are interested in why deaths occur in threes.

After these interviews I came to the conclusion that putting deaths into a threeness is the way we master our own mortality. We reflect on these deaths and create a memory by clustering concepts into threes. It gives us a chance to complete our relationship with our celebrities and move on.

Fundamentally we use threes to simplify, complete, and create memory. For more on this, see this self timed Web Presentation on concepts in threes. Run the slideshow.

 So here’s what happened beginning June 29, 2009:

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For Celebs, Is Death a True ‘Triple’ Threat?

For Celebs, Is Death a True 'Triple' Threat?

By David Montgomery
Washington Post Staff Writer
Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Not since the deaths of the Big Bopper, Ritchie Valens and Buddy Holly on Feb. 3., 1959, did the Celebrity Death Rule of Three seem to happen so swiftly.

Television legend Ed McMahon died on Tuesday, June 23, 2009. (AP)

Actress Farrah Fawcett died on Thursday, June 25, 2009. (AP)

The "King of Pop" Michael Jackson also died on Thursday, June 25, 2009. (AP)

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Bob Marley-“three little birds”

Bob Marley

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Three Days Grace – Never Too Late

Three Days Grace - Never Too Late

Three Days Grace Biography

“At one point when we were on the road, I felt like I had a target on my back. I felt like there were a lot of things getting thrown at me that I had to deal with and I felt alone? I was the only one who could really understand myself.” – Adam Gontier

On One-X, the follow up to Three Days Grace’s 2003 self-titled debut, the band explores that sentiment with alarming honesty. A raw, confessional album, One-X finds frontman Adam Gontier delving into a sense of utter loneliness that ironically comes from being constantly surrounded by other people. One-X is simultaneously the story of Gontier’s personal destruction on the road, and a universal tale of feeling like an outsider.

“From front to back, the lyrics of One-X explore the different problems I had. I felt singled out. I wanted to be normal and I just wanted someone, anyone to help me. At a point, I finally came to realize that no matter how singled out I felt, there were so many others out there like me. I realized, ‘okay, I’m not alone’.” – Adam Gontier

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Armageddon – Three Doors Down – Here Without you

Armageddon - Three Doors Down - Here Without you

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Three Little Pigs by Green Jelly

Three Little Pigs by green jelly

Album: Cereal Killer Soundtrack          Released: 1993
US Chart: 17     UK Chart: 5

This, and all the other songs on the album, were all first released on video in 1992. They all had videos accompanying the songs, and it could not be purchased in a music-only format. Because of this, the band billed itself as the world’s first video-only band, even though they had released an EP and some singles before the video.

The video for this song features a clay-animated reenactment of the fairy tale about the Three Little Pigs. The song tells a distorted version of the classic children’s story, with the first 2 pigs living a slacker lifestyle and the third a very successful pig who summons Rambo to kill the wolf.

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Three is the Magic Number – De La Soul

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Three is the Magic Number – School House Rock

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NASCAR Dale Earnhardt Sr.

Dale Earnhardt Sunglasses Drivers Suit
NASCAR

NASCAR

The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. The three largest racing series sanctioned by NASCAR are the NEXTEL Cup, the Busch Series and the Craftsman Truck Series.

Dale Earnhardt Sr. and the legendary #3 Monte Carlo
Dale Earnhardt Sr. and the legendary #3 Monte Carlo

By far, the most famous number in NASCAR history is the #3 driven by the late Dale Earnhardt.  He was in third place when he fatally crashed on the last lap of the Daytona 500 on February 18, 2001.  #3 memorabilia still outsells all of the other drivers, even seven years after his death.

Dale Earnhardt Sr on Dave Letterman