In summer, the song sings itself. –William Carlos Williams
Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability. –Sam Keen

June 20 being the first day of summer, and thus the ‘official’ start of those lazy hazy days of summer, what better time to rest on my laurels — such as they are — and take it easy. The less said (and the more summer songs I can summon to save me the amount of work that went into my last post), the less strain on my brain to compose today’s post (if that rationale sounds like a reprise of a vaguely familiar theme, I did a celebration of spring songs on March 20 — the first day of spring — titled IT MIGHT AS WELL BE SPRING).

Excuse thus established, on with the show. Enjoy!

And with that, my very fine feted friends (notice I didn’t say fine fetid friends), I declare that….


  1. scifihammy says:

    Lovely post. I like the cat rescuing the fish! 🙂
    Enjoy your summer. – At the other end of the world, we are mid-winter!

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    • mistermuse says:

      Thank you. I’ve heard of rescue dogs, but rescue cats? Sounds fishy to me — I’m thinkin’ maybe the cat was contemplating a snack but was so well fed that the fish swam away while the feline was still thinking about it! 🙂

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  2. arekhill1 says:

    I’m in La Paz, where it’s summer until about December and some years longer. Suits me perfectly.


  3. mistermuse says:

    Scifihammy, I must confess I’ve never heard of a clockwork fish, but I am familiar with A CLOCKWORK ORANGE (both the movie and the fruit). I recommend you get only the juice of the latter (like MINUTE Maid), otherwise you may have a hard time digesting the clockwork. 🙂


  4. I especially like that one-man barbershop quartet. I always enjoyed singing in an a cappella quartet, and now I think that if I were still young (and technology savvy) I would definitely want to try to pull-off something like that. I don’t know if I could do four voices, but three would certainly be possible. I could be a one-woman Andrews Sisters!

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    • mistermuse says:

      As good as the Andrews Sisters were, I prefer their ‘jazzier’ predecessors The Boswell Sisters, who were from New Orleans & disbanded in 1935. Here they are in a scene from a 1934 film singing a song titled ROCK & ROLL before there was such a thing as rock & roll!

      As for barbershop quartets — here’s a great scene from the 1949 Judy Garland film MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS:

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  5. RMW says:

    Always a sucker for a cat video, I like to imagine he was indeed rescuing the poor thing rather than thinking about dinner.

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  6. mistermuse says:

    I’d like to think so too, RMW….or, if not rescuing, just too well fed and/or lazy to pursue the matter fur-ther.

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