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  • mistermuse 2:08 am on February 2, 2021 Permalink | Reply  

    TRUMP, THE MUSICAL 

    With the impeachment trial of Dumbo J. Trump just around the proverbial corner, it strikes me that a musical based on vintage songs would score with political theater-goers to symbolize what Dumbo did to warrant prosecution. With that hoary plot in mind, I’m working allegretto to dig up such songs and cop-out canticles as may begetto a libretto before I forgetto:

    GROW, GROW, GROW YOUR VOTE — sung, not to the tune of (11,780 votes shy) Georgia On My Mind, but to….

    ‘TAIN’T NO SIN TO INCITE MOBS TO BREAK IN — to the tune of….

    The prosecution rests. Ladies and gentlemen of the audience: What is your verdict?

    Does the defendant have any last words before we pronounce sentence on His Dumboness (played in the musical by Humperbert Engeldinck, or something like that)?

    We now pronounce you man and life (sentence).

    Without objection.

     
    • cindy knoke 2:15 am on February 2, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      Ella has no peer! Love The Dumbo bit, but I am hoping he’s a Dumpty Humpty.

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      • mistermuse 6:56 am on February 2, 2021 Permalink | Reply

        I’ve used clips of Ella in quite a few posts, but there’s no such thing as too much Ella!

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    • Lynette d'Arty-Cross 3:22 am on February 2, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      Meanwhile, having fallen into a comatose stupor on his tanning bed, the Orange Elephant became a lesson for small children everywhere: don’t touch it, they were warned. The dishonesty, bigotry and ignorance rub off.

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      • mistermuse 7:05 am on February 2, 2021 Permalink | Reply

        Speaking of small children, did you notice that in the nursery rhyme “Row, Row, Row Your Boat,” they sang “Life is but a scheme” (instead of “dream”)? Very fitting for the “Orange Elephant!”

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    • obbverse 3:54 am on February 2, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      Can I throw in, for his legal team, ‘Rudy’s Turn To Cry’ and ‘Chain Of Fools?’

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    • Ashley 6:39 am on February 2, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      Oh! Wonderful Ella! 🙏

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    • Rivergirl 8:17 am on February 2, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      I’d like to believe this trial will finally hold the orange moron responsible for his actions, but I think we all know it won’t. The Republican Party is well and truly dead. It’s being held hostage by a radical mob and the senate is terrified of standing against them.

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      • mistermuse 10:45 am on February 2, 2021 Permalink | Reply

        GOP politicians are probably even more terrified of not being re-elected if they don’t appease Trump’s base. Most of them are shameless and beyond pathetic.

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    • D. Wallace Peach 11:35 am on February 2, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      It’s interesting watching the Republicans decide who they are. What a circus.

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    • ladysighs 11:43 am on February 2, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      I go with Ella.

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      • mistermuse 12:35 pm on February 2, 2021 Permalink | Reply

        I am fortunate enough to have seen and heard her in person many years ago. She was indeed (and still is) the first lady of song.

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    • magickmermaid 1:47 pm on February 2, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      Throw the book at him! Oh, wait; he can’t read. He’s been singing ‘Life is but a scheme’ for decades.
      I love the second song and video! And of course, Ella is wonderful as always!

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    • mistermuse 3:53 pm on February 2, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      Trump can’t be bothered to read, and now he can’t even tweet. Things are looking up!

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    • Mr. Ohh's Sideways View 11:35 pm on February 3, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      Great post I am laughing my *** off thanks for the pick me up

      Laugh NOW It can’t wait

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    • mistermuse 1:40 am on February 4, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      Thank you! I’m happy to accept praise any ways — especially Sideways, because that’s the way I sleep, and I get some of my best ideas in bed (some of which my wife, for disturbing reasons, doesn’t praise).

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    • calmkate 6:52 am on February 4, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      do love your mastery of the English language to twist those song titles … but somehow I doubt he will be held accountable! Brace for your next civil war 😦

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      • mistermuse 9:32 am on February 4, 2021 Permalink | Reply

        Thanks, Kate. It IS a war, but hardly civil. Actually, there are TWO wars going on — the second one is for control of the GOP itself, between right wing extremists and “old guard” conservatives. Four years of Trump have brought out their mob mentality, made even worse by the power which he seems to hold over them despite losing the election (which he has convinced the willfully ignorant and gullible among them that he didn’t lose). We are witnessing human nature at its worst.

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  • mistermuse 2:32 am on January 31, 2021 Permalink | Reply  

    TOMBSTONE TERRITORY 

    Who among us has not, from time to time, thought about his or her own epitaph or, for that matter, the epitaphs of others?” –Tony Randall (1920-2004), comedic actor

    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

    I can think of no more opportune time than the last day of the month to compose a post featuring epitaphs of decomposed ‘somebodies’ (as opposed to ‘nobodies’). Thus, I have undertaken to resurrect famous last words before this day is over — to be followed by a cross section of churchly epitaphs, before ending with….well, we’ll cross that Rubicon when we get there. Meanwhile, let’s get underway with the epitaph* of a famed movie mogul who died, appropriately enough, on the last day of January, 1974:

    I THOUGHT I’D NEVER LIVE TO SEE THE DAY (apocryphal*) –Samuel Goldwyn, American film producer, who famously said “I don’t think anyone should write their autobiography until after they’re dead.”
    * said, but not confirmed, to be his epitaph
    I TOLD YOU I WAS SICK –Spike Milligan, British actor (1918-2002)
    I WAS BURIED NEAR THIS DYKE,
    THAT MY FRIENDS MAY WEEP AS MUCH AS THEY LIKE –William Blake, English poet (1757-1827)
    THAT’S ALL, FOLKS –Mel Blanc, “Man of a thousand voices” (1908-1989)

    But that’s not all. After all, I worked religiously to dig up these:

    THE GRAVES AROUND FOR MANY A YEAR
    WERE DUG BY HIM WHO SLUMBERS HERE,
    TILL WORN WITH AGE, HE DROPPED HIS SPADE,
    AND IN THE DUST, HIS BONES WERE LAID
    –William Darnbrough, church sexton, Yorkshire, England

    HERE LIES AT REST, I DO PROTEST, ONE CHEST WITHIN ANOTHER;
    THE CHEST OF WOOD WAS VERY GOOD – WHO SAYS SO OF THE OTHER?
    –Rev. Mr. Chest, unpopular 17th Century Vicar of Chepstow, England

    BUT, BE WE IN THE TOMB, IN HEAVEN ALLIED,
    SO KINDER DEATH SHALL GRANT WHAT LIFE DENIED.
    –Saint Thomas More, English social philosopher and Renaissance humorist

    Let us end with what might be called pre-epitaphs: ‘ghostwritten’ epitaphs of people who aren’t dead yet:

    THIS ISN’T FUNNY –Jackie Farber, editor of a humorous book by Tony Randall (see opening quote)
    I’VE DONE THIS BEFORE –Shirley MacLaine, actress who once claimed she was the brother of a 35,000 year old spirit named Ramtha in a previous life in Atlantis
    SO WHAT IF I’VE GONE TO POT —
    I WON RE-ELECTION BY A LOT (NOT) –Donald Trump, loser-President who once claimed he was human
    I’M NOT A-MUSED — M. Muse, whose last request is that you Please, Please….

     
    • obbverse 3:13 am on January 31, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      I recall one I read as a kid when I was going through my cowboy phase;
      Here lies Lester Moore
      Three slugs from a .44
      No Les, no moore.

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      • mistermuse 9:56 am on January 31, 2021 Permalink | Reply

        I don’t know which epitaph I like more — that Moore, or this Moore:

        Here lies one Moore, and no more than he.
        One Moore, and no more! How can that be?
        One Moore and no more may well lie here alone,
        But here lies one Moore and that’s Moore than one.

        –St. Benet’s, London, England

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    • rawgod 3:52 am on January 31, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      And then there are the words of the closing song in Phantom of the Paradise, courtesy of Paul Williams, lyricist, composer, screenwriter, and star of the movie of the same name:

      Born defeated, died in vain,
      Super-destructive you were hooked on pain,
      And though your music lingers on,
      Well, all of us are glad you’re gone.
      UIf I could live my life half as worthlessly you
      I’m convinced that I would wind up burning too…

      I want this song played at my wake, should anyone care enough to smoke a joint to my death.

      But the key line in this song was not reproduced above, instead I will type it separately below:

      We’re all born to die alone you know, and that’s the hell of it!

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      • mistermuse 10:24 am on January 31, 2021 Permalink | Reply

        Sounds like you might want to extract for your epitaph something along the lines of one Matthew Prior’s epitaph:

        What trifling coil we poor mortals keep;
        Wake, eat, and drink, evacuate, and sleep.

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        • rawgod 12:21 pm on January 31, 2021 Permalink

          Nah, not inclusive enough. Listen to The Pantom’s Theme (Beauty and the Beast) from the same movie to get the full gist of what I want my epitaph to read. And if you are wondering, yes, I am one of the Winnpegers who saved Phantom from oblivion in 1974. Not to go overboard, but I may have been the spearhead of the enire Phantom movement. I was there for the very first showing in Winnipeg, and never left the theatre till I was kicked out at closing time. In those days, you could watch a movie all day for the price of one ticket. There were hardly any moviegoers there at the first show, but by the last all my friends were there, and their friends too. The party lasted for months. And Phantom eventually achieved cult status, though not so big as Rocky Horror.

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    • calmkate 7:37 am on January 31, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      Dear Mister Muse
      you maybe be A-mused
      but your past POTUS did abuse
      he’s still not left your shores, refused
      everyone else he has accused
      leaving us rather confused
      as only in death will he be excused!
      have they all been used …

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      • mistermuse 10:35 am on January 31, 2021 Permalink | Reply

        “I’m NOT a-mused”
        Were my grave words above of fate
        But you’re not wrong a bit
        About the man we love to hate!

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    • mlrover 7:46 am on January 31, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      Loved Leon. Took my mom (a musician herself, especially stringed instruments) to see him in the 80’s in Madison, WI and he was sensational. He did a surprising comic bit between sets that remains to this day the funniest thing I’ve ever seen. Hard to describe…he used his hands and voice to mimic an opera singer.

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      • mistermuse 10:42 am on January 31, 2021 Permalink | Reply

        Thanks for that. Wish I’d been there! I need to read more about him because he must have had a very interesting life.

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    • Rivergirl 9:04 am on January 31, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      That’s all folks says it all.
      👍

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    • Mr. Ohh's Sideways View 6:43 pm on January 31, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      Here lies a patient of Dr. Drake
      He’s real sorry about that mistake

      Or on the stone of W.C. Fields BETTER HERE THAN IN PHILADELPHIA

      Love the post, and you can’t go wrong with Leon

      Fear not Laughter Is still With Us

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    • annieasksyou 8:28 pm on January 31, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      I think the only good epitaph
      Is one that makes the mourners laugh

      eg: Here lies John Yeast
      Pardon me for not rising

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      • mistermuse 12:42 am on February 1, 2021 Permalink | Reply

        Though I’ve seen that one before,
        I still find it surprising,
        After being raised Christian to the core,
        Yeast ended up not rising.

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    • Ricardo 10:41 pm on January 31, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      “I never signed off on this.” That’s what I want on mine, Sr. Muse.

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      • mistermuse 1:05 am on February 1, 2021 Permalink | Reply

        My sentiments exactly, Ricardo. It doesn’t seem right that, after having no choice about being born into such a crazy existence, we can’t leave under circumstances that make a modicum of sense.

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    • annieasksyou 1:39 am on February 1, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      Oh, that’s a good one, mister muse—
      Hip hip and a hooray;
      I won’t get twixt your faith and youse
      And thus ends this word play.

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    • masercot 9:00 am on February 1, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      Hell, I’m not ever sure that I want a tombstone.

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  • mistermuse 5:38 pm on January 26, 2021 Permalink | Reply  

    JAN. 26 IS SPOUSE’S DAY 

    As a long-standing spouse,
    I’d be lying if I say
    That I am a louse….
    At least, not every day.

    As for MY spouse,
    I can’t complain —
    She may ruffle and grouse,
    But at least, I’m still sane.

    Now, you may say to me,
    I’m just trying to be funny —
    But what kind of bee would I be
    Without my sweet honey?

    But enough about my honey bee and me. Let’s see how other reasonably sane observers say (and sing) it:

    It’s no disgrace for a woman to make a mistake in marrying — every woman does it.” –Ed Howe (And how — except, of course, for mistermuse’s wife)
    The bonds of matrimony are like any other bonds — they mature slowly.” –Peter De Vries
    “What man sees in love is woman; what woman sees in man is love.” –Arsène Houssaye
    “Life is full of troubles, and most of them are man-maid.” –Evan Esar
    “Getting married, like getting hanged, is a great deal less dreadful than it has been made out.” -H.L. Mencken
    A happy marriage is a long conversation that seems all too short.” –André Maurois

     
    • magickmermaid 7:40 pm on January 26, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      Happy Spouse’s Day to you and Mrs Muse! 🙂

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      • mistermuse 8:06 pm on January 26, 2021 Permalink | Reply

        Thanks, mm. Mr. and Mrs. Muse won’t sing the blues, because we’re not harried although we’re married.

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    • restlessjo 8:19 pm on January 26, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      Lucky Mrs. Muse, hey? 🙂 🙂

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    • Rivergirl 8:39 pm on January 26, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      A long conversation that seems too short. I like that…

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      • mistermuse 1:57 am on January 27, 2021 Permalink | Reply

        Likewise (and after 50+ years of a marriage that seems too short, I think I speak with some authority on the subject ), 😉

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        • Rivergirl 7:57 am on January 27, 2021 Permalink

          50+? Wow…. and I thought our 37 was impressive. Congrats!
          ❣️

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        • mistermuse 9:52 am on January 27, 2021 Permalink

          Thank you, Rg. The better part of Congrats should go to my better half for putting up with me all these years!

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    • masercot 10:05 am on January 27, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      BUT… is your wife ALSO celebrating?

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      • mistermuse 1:03 pm on January 27, 2021 Permalink | Reply

        I didn’t tell her yesterday was Spouse’s Day, and now it’s too late to buy her roses and/or take her out to dinner. Of course, I feel just terrible about it, but at least I can use the money I saved to drown my sorrow.

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    • Ricardo 4:36 pm on January 27, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      Glad I didn’t read this until today, Sr. Muse. My Significant Other of ten years, so, a Virtual Spouse, let it pass by blissfully unaware. Good for my wallet, since her birthday and Valentine’s Day are one and the same. Lot of pressure this time of year.

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    • Kally 2:49 pm on January 30, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      Just too many dates to remember in a marriage. Lol!

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      • mistermuse 7:05 pm on January 30, 2021 Permalink | Reply

        Thanks, Kally — you’ve just provided the perfect excuse for me to give my wife for forgetting our wedding anniversary (I already have an excuse for forgetting her birthday: I’m too considerate to remind her she just became a year older). 😉

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        • Kally 12:42 am on January 31, 2021 Permalink

          Ask her if she remembers the date of your first kiss, first time you bought flowers, first time you fix something for the house etc. 🤪

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        • mistermuse 1:20 am on January 31, 2021 Permalink

          That’s ancient history, Kally. We’re so old and married so long, we can hardly remember what we did yesterday!

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    • calmkate 6:48 pm on January 30, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      love your ramped up sense of humour, must take the sting out of disagreements 🙂

      And totally love the lay back style of that second video, magic … happy spouse day to all those who made it work!

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  • mistermuse 1:48 pm on January 22, 2021 Permalink | Reply  

    small TALK (with NOTES) 

    If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way.” –Martin Luther King, Jr.

    I saw the above quote in (seriously) the comics section of this morning’s newspaper; hence, the idea of composing a post composed of songs composed by great composers of “small” songs”….but first (to help get you thinking small), a bit of small talk in the form of a few more “small” quotes:

    Life is too short to be small.’ –Benjamin Disraeli
    It’s the small things that annoy us: we can sit on a mountain, but not on a tack.” –Evan Esar
    “In a small town, a rich man is respected, a great man suspected.” –George Bernard Shaw

    And now for the (musical) notes, starting with a song sung by a big lady with a ‘small’ voice and a great feel for the lyrics:


    Next, we have a seemingly ‘tipsy’ Jack Teagarden singing a song about a little man (no, not the little man too long in the White House) who wasn’t there in the wee small hours of the morning:

    We leave you with a song about a (‘too-big-for-its-britches’?) world in need of a shrink:

     
    • Ashley 2:47 pm on January 22, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      Wee-ked! 😎

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    • Rivergirl 2:56 pm on January 22, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      How have I never heard of Mildred Bailey!

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      • mistermuse 3:48 pm on January 22, 2021 Permalink | Reply

        You’re forgiven because she was a “little” before your time, Rg…..but I bet your parents heard of her, because she was “big” in the Swing era.

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    • smbabbitt 5:18 pm on January 22, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      I am so old that “Small Fry” reminds me of “The Naughty Lady of Shady Lane.” Thanks for the selections!

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      • mistermuse 7:14 pm on January 22, 2021 Permalink | Reply

        As I recall, “The Naughty Lady of Shady Lane” was only nine days old, so she was more like an itsy-bitsy, teensy-weensy fry. (which may remind you of another song). 😉

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    • magickmermaid 5:38 pm on January 22, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      I was not familiar with Mildred Bailey or Jack Teagarden. Really great tunes!

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      • mistermuse 7:27 pm on January 22, 2021 Permalink | Reply

        Jack Teagarden (nicknamed “Big T”) has been dead for decades, but is still remembered by classic jazz fans as an all-time great on trombone, as well as for his blues-influenced vocals. He made some records with Louis Armstrong, who I’m sure you’re familiar with!

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    • Carmen 7:55 pm on January 22, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      Americans are all singing a new tune this week, eh mistermuse? Good stuff! 🙂

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    • calmkate 8:03 pm on January 22, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      thanks for giving my morning a musical serenade!
      Big things from small minds … or is that vice versa?

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    • Carmen 9:26 am on January 23, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      Oh and mistermuse – I accidently dropped you from my blog (I was trying to get rid of someone else!) so please re-subscribe! I don’t want you to miss my once-yearly blog posts. :). (Well, maybe twice-yearly)

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    • mistermuse 10:23 am on January 23, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      Dumb….I mean DONE! Carmen, you know I’d never accuse you of a dumb mistake (although I wouldn’t put you above a subliminal one)! 😉

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    • Henry Lewis 4:35 pm on January 23, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      Wow! Love Streisand’s heart-felt version of this old favorite.

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      • mistermuse 10:39 pm on January 23, 2021 Permalink | Reply

        As you probably know, Streisand sings it at a much slower tempo than other vocalists and bands had performed it since it was composed in 1930. For example:

        .

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    • Elizabeth 5:09 pm on January 23, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      I went over and read a long article about Bailey. I was fascinated particularly by confusion over her ethnicity. Apparently some thought she was partly black, a problem because she had married a white man which would have been illegal. She had to constantly refute that conclusion. As for “Small World,” it haunts me to this day. My daughter and I were trapped in the Small World ride at DisneyWorld for about 15 minutes until they got it working again. All the while that danged song played over and over.

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      • mistermuse 11:17 pm on January 23, 2021 Permalink | Reply

        Sounds like you got more than you bargained for on that ride, Elizabeth.

        As for Mildred Bailey, who was married to band leader Red Norvo and was the band’s vocalist, jazz authority George Simon wrote this about her:
        “A warm, witty, and often charming extrovert, she provided the band with a musical excitement it had never known before.. Her great singing and showmanly finesse were responsible for the band’s commercial success. But Mildred, an extremely overweight woman, was not always easy to get along with. Tremendously talented, with a fantastic musical ear, she was nevertheless unhappily insecure, often asserting herself too emphatically, creating tensions which affected Red, one of the most pleasant, unselfish and unphony men I have ever known.”

        But they made beautiful music together, which has long outlived them both.

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        • Elizabeth 5:04 pm on January 24, 2021 Permalink

          I read about her weight leading to her premature death. I really do like her sultry voice.

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        • mistermuse 5:23 pm on January 24, 2021 Permalink

          I do too, Elizabeth. Thank you for your thoughts.

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    • Carol 2:32 pm on January 24, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      Love the quote from George Bernard Shaw and the first two tunes you posted. Thanks for putting a little swing in my day.

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      • mistermuse 5:29 pm on January 24, 2021 Permalink | Reply

        You’re very welcome, Carol. The Shaw quote seems just as relevant here and now as it did in his time and country, as evidenced by the prevalence of Trumpism in rural and small-town America.

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    • annieasksyou 9:07 pm on January 24, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      A fine themed post: Great quotes, super songs, and I’ll take the Streisand finale as the message of the day.

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      • mistermuse 1:35 am on January 25, 2021 Permalink | Reply

        I was going to respond with a video of WHO COULD ASK FOR ANYTHING MORE, but then I remembered I used that clip in response to a comment in my previous post….so I’ll just say thank you for those very kind words.

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    • annieasksyou 1:54 am on January 25, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      I’ve been marching around the house while listening to your selections, thereby multi-tasking—or is it two-timing!(?)

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    • Marietta Rodgers 5:29 pm on January 25, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      Mildred Bailey has an amazing voice.

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    • mistermuse 7:04 pm on January 25, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      I agree….but she is of another era, and her voice would not be appreciated in today’s culture.
      More’s the pity….
      But that’s life in the big city.

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    • masercot 9:18 am on January 26, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      I was thinking of ol’ Ben Franklin when I wrote my “In Praise of Older Women” list. I think he also wrote one along those lines…

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    • da-AL 6:52 pm on February 7, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      am loving your wit & wisdom here — would you be so kind as to guest blog post for my site? if you’re so inclined, here’s a link to general guidelines: https://wp.me/p6OZAy-1eQ

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    • mistermuse 10:42 pm on February 7, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks. I am in process of putting together a new post, which will appear tomorrow. I don’t have time to write another post, but you are more than welcome to use the forthcoming new post for your site (I think the subject matter will appeal to you). You can also use my ABOUT post for bio info.

      I hope this is satisfactory. Thanks again.

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  • mistermuse 2:16 am on January 19, 2021 Permalink | Reply  

    SEE YOU LATER, ALLIGATOR (AFTER WHILE, AT YOUR TRIAL) 

    Dear President Trump (in Spanish-speaking countries, aka Presidente Demente),

    As a lover of high-class music and a connoisseur of down-in-the-sewer presidents, I offer for your approbation a selection of appropriate songs for your subjects to remember you by after tomorrow’s adios from the offal office. In plain English, we begin with….

    Parting is such sweet sorrow that I shall cry hosanna come noon manana — while your base is battling the….

    So come on, world! Let’s CELEBRATE!

     
    • obbverse 2:32 am on January 19, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      A lifetime mute on the trump- now THAT’S music to my ears.

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    • Sheree 3:29 am on January 19, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      Very appropriate

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    • calmkate 6:38 am on January 19, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      hold ya horses, he hasn’t actually left yet! I hear he has another 24 hours in office and I’m sure he’ll make maximum impact of that time … 😦

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    • ladysighs 6:57 am on January 19, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      Trial! Yea!
      Punishment: Feed him to the ‘gators.

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      • mistermuse 9:53 am on January 19, 2021 Permalink | Reply

        Some Repubs are saying we can’t unite the country if we have a trial. I’ve got new for them — the country CAN’T be united, because Trump’s base won’t let it be. You can’t appease Trump any more than you could appease Hitler because the power-hungry take appeasement for weakness.

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    • Rivergirl 9:21 am on January 19, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      I’ve never looked forward to anything in Washington more. Seeing the tail end of this man isn’t usually a beautiful sight… but it will be tomorrow!
      👍

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    • masercot 10:02 am on January 19, 2021 Permalink | Reply

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    • Ashley 12:11 pm on January 19, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      I know, I know! This post is all about Dt’s last days but the really really great thing here was watching and listening to all those kids! Oh, how I wish I had some of their energy! Loved it and have saved it to listen to again when I’m feeling low! Here’s hoping for a good day on Wednesday. We’ll be watching on TV 4pm our time!

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    • magickmermaid 12:47 pm on January 19, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      Great tunes! Goodbye at last!

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      • mistermuse 1:21 pm on January 19, 2021 Permalink | Reply

        You said it, mm. I hear that the “It’s all about me” President has arranged a 21 gun salute and ‘red carpet goodbye’ to send him on his way tomorrow morning. I hope the TV networks have enough good taste not to televise it.

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        • magickmermaid 1:31 pm on January 19, 2021 Permalink

          A 21-gun salute for Mr Bonespur? In which branch of the military did he serve?

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        • mistermuse 1:47 pm on January 19, 2021 Permalink

          It wasn’t the Air Force, because he bailed out, and he chickened out of the other military branches…..but he has been of service to the Proud Boys. Does that count? 😉

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    • Don Ostertag 12:54 pm on January 19, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      I hope we do not see that crocked crocodile later with the sole exceptions of seeing him in courts and cells.

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    • Rosaliene Bacchus 3:28 pm on January 19, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      Enjoyed the kids’ remake of “Celebration.” Just loved the dance moves in the “See You Later Alligator” video clip. Thanks for lifting my spirits 🙂

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    • D. Wallace Peach 4:28 pm on January 19, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      I’m going to whooping it up. It will be such a huge relief! Enjoy!

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      • mistermuse 1:03 am on January 20, 2021 Permalink | Reply

        Speaking of “whooping it up,” I hear that Trump is thinking of starting a new political party called the PATRIOT PARTY. I could definitely whoop it up for that party.because it would split the GOP into two camps and almost guarantee that the Dems stay in control for years.

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        • D. Wallace Peach 9:51 am on January 20, 2021 Permalink

          I heard that too. Wouldn’t that be wonderful. Go Trump! Yesterday was so emotional. I know I’m going to be weepy today too. We made it.

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    • mistermuse 5:02 pm on January 19, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks, Rosaliene. I was struck by how little different the dancing in Bill Haley’s 1950s rock ‘n roll video was compared to jitterbug dancing in the 1930s-40s swing era. Here’s a sample of the latter:

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    • annieasksyou 5:41 pm on January 19, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      If “subjects” includes folks like me,
      Your first selection craters
      ‘Cause there’s no one in this wide world
      I’d less like to see later!!

      And one addition I suggest
      Would really take the prize:
      Select it from the many songs
      Whose titles say “Don’t lie!”

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      • mistermuse 8:32 pm on January 19, 2021 Permalink | Reply

        Don faniies himself a king,
        Which, like it or not, would
        Make all of us his subjects,
        Though he treats us like objects.
        But after noon tomorrow, we’ll sing
        A song of Don is ‘gone for (no) good’
        And first in line among the usual suspects.

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    • Ricardo 7:48 pm on January 19, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      I want to kick Trump while he’s down, so I’m hoping for a guilty verdict from the Senate so I can do it after they take away his Secret Service protection.

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      • mistermuse 10:36 pm on January 19, 2021 Permalink | Reply

        The Senate trial will be just as much a trial of Senate Republicans as it is of Trump. We don’t need a trial to know who Trump is — we need it to know, once and for all, who each GOP Senator is. My guess is that there will NOT be at least 17 of them who put country and democracy ahead of personal ambition. I hope I’m wrong.

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    • JosieHolford 9:13 pm on January 19, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      Trials. There will be many.

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    • Elizabeth 6:31 pm on January 21, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      His departure and Biden’s arrival seems to have had us all looking for the right song. I used “Hello, Goodbye” and enjoyed all the other offerings, both yours and in the comments.

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    • mistermuse 7:11 pm on January 21, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      On the lighter side, “Hello, Goodbye” reminds me of this from 90 years ago:

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    • Henry Lewis 4:37 pm on January 23, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      The kids rendition of “Celebrate!” is truly inspirational!

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    • Kally 12:36 am on January 24, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      Greetings and have a wonderful weekend.

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  • mistermuse 7:46 pm on January 14, 2021 Permalink | Reply  

    GARBAGE IN, GARBAGE OUT 

    Dear Pathetic President Trump,
    On your way out the door,
    Don’t let it hit you in the rump
    ’cause you’re already a sore

    Loser….to say the very least.
    What’s more, to ignore what we’re seeing
    Is to deny to God by Judas Priest….
    That you’re also a Pathetic human being.

    Five years ago, when Donald Trump was running for President, everyone knew (or should have known, even if they refused to face it) what kind of person he was. Now, time has confirmed the obvious and revealed the depths to which a devil can descend, taking his believers with him — while the rest of us can only throw up our hands, shake our heads, and intone….

    I was going to title this post GOOD RIDDANCE TO BAD RUBBISH, but GARBAGE IN, GARBAGE OUT seems marginally less vituperative (not that the Trash Man deserves any more consideration than he gives). So I’ll just let it go at that….with this:

     
    • D. Wallace Peach 8:27 pm on January 14, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      It’s amazing how one man can wreck an entire nation. It’s going to take a decade or more to recover. I agree that it was perfectly clear 5 years ago what was coming. Love you clever posts. 🙂

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    • calmkate 9:04 pm on January 14, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      the joyous farewell I get … but ‘good to know you’, you should be ashamed of yourself!

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    • Catherine Haustein 10:39 pm on January 14, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      I have to wonder why people are so attached to him. I imagine they had abuse in their lives.

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      • mistermuse 11:07 pm on January 14, 2021 Permalink | Reply

        For many of them, it’s probably just the way they were raised, a prime example being the Trumps: Don Jr. takes after his father, who takes after HIS father.

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    • obbverse 4:27 am on January 15, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      I shiver when I say this, but once he has gone, there will be less targets for our vitriol. Hey, I’m gonna have a go at smiling through!
      Take a hike,
      On yer bike,
      Take backpedaling Mike.
      Now God-fearin’ Pence
      Lately’s talking sense.
      Shoulda spoke pre-tense.

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    • Ashley 9:15 am on January 15, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      It’s still a bit early to celebrate! It’s not over yet! However, you can play Ella again and again; wonderful!

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      • mistermuse 9:52 am on January 15, 2021 Permalink | Reply

        Ella’s rendition of “Get Thee Behind Me Satan” is superb — I’ve already listened to it several times.
        As for “a bit early to celebrate,” I agree. My 7:39 am comment was in reply to obbverse, but probably addresses your point as well.

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    • mistermuse 9:39 am on January 15, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      The more I think of it,
      Trump ain’t gonna retire.
      He’ll still have his base
      To try to ‘inspire.’
      Let’s hope that, after Jan. 20,
      He stays banned from Twitter,
      So at least we’ll be spared
      The tweets of the bullshitter.
      We can’t ban his rallies,
      But if all goes well,
      How big of an audience
      Can he envision in a prison cell?

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    • masercot 10:29 am on January 15, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      Over half the voters knew last time. The electoral college had the lapse in judgment…

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      • mistermuse 1:20 pm on January 15, 2021 Permalink | Reply

        No wonder — it may be the only college in the country which still has its course set in the early 19th century. It’s well past time to elect a President by direct vote of the people.

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        • masercot 1:09 pm on January 20, 2021 Permalink

          Considering its original purpose was to nullify black votes, I have to agree…

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      • rawgod 2:11 pm on January 15, 2021 Permalink | Reply

        A lapse that Trump paid for, or at least promised to pay for. He seldom pays his bills…

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        • mistermuse 4:01 pm on January 15, 2021 Permalink

          There’s one person (Rudy Giuliani) he’d better pay because Rudy knows too much (though Rudy may refuse to testify against Trump because he’d implicate himself in Trump’s corruption).

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    • ladysighs 10:39 am on January 15, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      You tell him. I am sure he will listen to you and pardon you for your life time of wicked rhymes. (Please don’t accept that pardon.)

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    • magickmermaid 2:29 pm on January 15, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      What’s even more pathetic is that he is going back to his millionaire life without a care in the world. If an ordinary citizen committed the same crimes they would be thrown in jail for quite some time.

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      • mistermuse 4:09 pm on January 15, 2021 Permalink | Reply

        It seems that NO MAN IS ABOVE THE LAW applies to everyone but Trump. Nevertheless, he’s not out of the woods yet because, if he tries to pardon himself, the Supreme Court will end up deciding if he can, and my guess is that the Supremes will decide he can’t.

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    • Elizabeth 6:12 pm on January 15, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      My late mother-in-law always said “get thee behind me Satan” but I never knew that it was made into a racy song like this rendition. Thanks for sharing. And I have been singing the Weavers since you reminded me of this apt tune.

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      • mistermuse 6:54 pm on January 15, 2021 Permalink | Reply

        I hate to disagree with you, Elizabeth, but I wouldn’t call “Get Thee Behind Me Satan” a racy song. It’s one of a number of songs in the Fred Astaire/Ginger Rogers film FOLLOW THE FLEET (1936), with music and lyrics by Irving Berlin. In those days, movies were heavily censored, and I doubt that a racy song would have gotten past the censors.

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      • mistermuse 10:04 pm on January 16, 2021 Permalink | Reply

        I’ve seen the movie several times, and the song doesn’t come across as suggestive within the context of the film….but I suppose it could seem so outside of that context.

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    • Ankur Mithal 2:52 pm on January 17, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      It was a surprise to me how a person with zero experience of a public office could directly become President. I suppose that is America. From many conversations and comments I hear and read, it seems he has a fanatical set of followers who believe he has been wronged.

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    • Ricardo 4:01 pm on January 17, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      Just saw a meme on FB today that Jesus is going to return in a flying saucer and make Trump King of America for life. Hope springs eternal and all that.

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    • obbverse 4:58 pm on January 19, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      Maybe I could believe someone from Hades bundling Don into a handcart, but a hand-up by Jesus? Jesus no.

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  • mistermuse 11:03 am on January 12, 2021 Permalink | Reply  

    LOAD ON A GRECIAN URN 

    Beauty is truth, truth beauty.” –John Keats

    On the john, just the other day,
    I was reflecting on what John say….
    And, in the end, what I came to find
    Became a big load off my mind.

    For, sacrilege though it be to say,
    John’s words work better the other way:
    Truth is beauty, beauty truth” —
    To believe ’tis untrue would be uncouth.

    But be wary, if others feign claim
    My aim is to put John Keats to shame.
    Far be it from me to disparage the master —
    His ode, you see, is hardly a disaster.

    But if I can improve its beauty, where’s the disgrace?
    Would you not do the same, were you in my place?
    To muse that I’m above Keats is ode-ious to me —
    I am merely his equal, as any Greek geek can see.

     
    • magickmermaid 12:46 pm on January 12, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      Μπράβο! 🙂

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    • Ricardo 3:16 pm on January 12, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      Perhaps Keats would have been more contented
      If indoor plumbing had been already invented.

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      • mistermuse 4:54 pm on January 12, 2021 Permalink | Reply

        Ricardo, you’re a poet after my own heart….
        Instead of my rear, which might cause me to fart.

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    • obbverse 4:56 pm on January 12, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      Finely styled, slyly wordplayed Mr Muse. Indeed words to ponder on. But in light of Johns seeing truth as a shining light…
      Keats is butt of mild interest,
      I truly strain to be impressed,
      In these days of roiling uncivil unrest-
      Don’s ugly truths, too tough to digest.

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    • Rivergirl 6:01 pm on January 12, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      Do you do a lot of reflecting on the John? Or do you just reflect on the doo?

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      • mistermuse 7:26 pm on January 12, 2021 Permalink | Reply

        I should have said IN (not “On”) the john, though it ‘can’ mean the same as loo.
        The dis-stink-ion is, I don’t reflect doing number one, only during number two.

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    • obbverse 7:52 pm on January 12, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      I’m oft constrained to linger there,
      But to swiftly rise with a dismissive air.

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    • calmkate 9:08 pm on January 12, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      lol I have no doubt you are his equal, and more!

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      • mistermuse 9:24 pm on January 12, 2021 Permalink | Reply

        A sequel to being Keats’ equal, I waive….
        I don’t want him turning over in his grave.

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        • calmkate 11:47 pm on January 12, 2021 Permalink

          from there he can do no harm
          claim the crown with calm!

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        • mistermuse 12:27 am on January 13, 2021 Permalink

          As it happens, I take Calm every day (it’s a magnesium supplement in powder form, so you could also say I ‘take a powder’ every day).

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    • annieasksyou 1:00 am on January 13, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      I trust Truth’s beauty’s on your mind
      As we prepare to leave Trump behind
      But your skat-a-logical verse, I offer,
      Seems less like Keats and more like Chaucer…
      and that ain’t bad!

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      • mistermuse 1:49 am on January 13, 2021 Permalink | Reply

        As a lover of light verse, it struck me in a flash:
        Your quite right verse seems more like Ogden Nash.
        Just one more thought before I “skat”:
        To your heads-up, I tip my hat!

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    • rawgod 2:29 am on January 13, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      Though I be a poet myself, I will not add to this farce. Instead I am going to be an arese-
      hole. The Greek in yoru last line was terribly jarring. I hope you did not put it on your specimen wall.

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      • mistermuse 11:04 am on January 13, 2021 Permalink | Reply

        I was anticipating that you would end with a “jarring” rhyme,
        But I suppose that would’ve required you to work overtime.
        Nonetheless I must confess that I like your reply….
        Though the hope you express is between my wall and I.

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        • rawgod 2:50 pm on January 13, 2021 Permalink

          Jarring would be easy to rhyme, there are many. But the picture of shitting into a jar of formaldehyde, that was priceless.

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    • masercot 10:46 am on January 13, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      I had a similar conversation with a traveler from an antique land.

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    • Ana Daksina 11:42 pm on January 20, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      Gosh — I really did have some erudite advice from a fellow (well, using the term generically) poet, but then I read that you already ARE taking a powder.

      So I don’ know what to say now. Not that that’ll stop me from saying it, of course, that much is understood! 🤣

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    • mistermuse 1:34 am on January 21, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      This post seems like ancient history now that we’re finally in a post-Trump world, so I will say no more.

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  • mistermuse 1:55 pm on January 8, 2021 Permalink | Reply  

    HOLY SMOKE AND HIGH HOPES 

    January 9 is PLAY GOD DAY and, coincidentally, the birthday of Richard Nixon (who, until Donald Trump came along, was the God-playingest President in American history). But I’ll leave playing God to God (and to his White House imposters), because I bring up said holy day solely as a pretex: a lead-in to what I really want to play, which is music. It may not be the most heavenly music in the world, but Holy Smoke, can’t you take a…

    Speaking (or singing) of taking a joke — come on now. Admit it. Isn’t it….

    OK, it may be fun to be fooled in fun things — but it’s another thing when millions of people are fooled by a fool who plays God with people’s lives, democratic principles, and truth itself. Trump must, and will, go January 20 by vote of the people (sooner by impeachment, if there’s any justice in this country), but will TRUMPISM go with him? You’ve got to be kidding — but God forbid it should ever be allowed to force itself upon us again. In this regard, I have….

     
    • Ashley 2:36 pm on January 8, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      MARVELLOUS! Great music as usual and what a way to finish with Frank and the kids…whoops! 😊

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      • mistermuse 4:06 pm on January 8, 2021 Permalink | Reply

        Thank you, Ashley. Frank sang that song in the film A HOLE IN THE HEAD (1959) and it (the song) won an Academy Award. The composers, Jimmy Van Heusen and Sammy Cahn, have written better songs, but they didn’t refuse the Oscar!

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        • Ashley 9:25 am on January 9, 2021 Permalink

          I’m afraid I didn’t watch the video, just listened to it as I wrote a letter! It’s the music that hooks me!

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    • obbverse 2:45 pm on January 8, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      Gawd, that Sinatra clip… a time piece of TV of that era- all those peachy keen scrubbed Aryan faces, nary a trace of anything other than sweetness and light. Now that cringeworthily embarrassing nowadays.

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      • mistermuse 4:10 pm on January 8, 2021 Permalink | Reply

        I had the same reaction, but I did see an Asian girl’s face among the children. Maybe she slipped in there unnoticed.

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    • Ricardo 4:18 pm on January 8, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      I am a god to my Chihuahua. Close as I’m going to get, I’m afraid.

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      • mistermuse 5:53 pm on January 8, 2021 Permalink | Reply

        I’m sure you make sure your dog is better fed than many humans are fed, Ricardo (you probably even reward good behavior with beer in its water bowl on occasion). 😉

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    • magickmermaid 5:34 pm on January 8, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      🙂 Holy Smokes! Let’s hope the world doesn’t get fooled again!

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    • D. Wallace Peach 6:25 pm on January 8, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      I have high hopes. The conspiracy theories continue and are even more bizarre than they were last week. But at least we’ll have sane people in charge.

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    • calmkate 6:51 pm on January 8, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      couldn’t agree more with your words and music choices!

      I’m in love with Bobby 🙂 Isn’t that you in the front row singing along with Frank?

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      • mistermuse 7:29 pm on January 8, 2021 Permalink | Reply

        By that time, I was too busy drinking adult beverages to get in on that scene, Kate. By the way, is that you directly in front of Frank, or weren’t you even born yet? 😉

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    • ladysighs 9:24 pm on January 8, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      I listened to the first two….at the same time. Try that sometime.
      I’ve invited god to a lot of my private parties. Never shows up.

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      • mistermuse 10:42 pm on January 8, 2021 Permalink | Reply

        If you had invited play-god Trump to your privates party, he might have shown up. 😉

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    • ladysighs 10:46 pm on January 8, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      Shown up to see my private party panties.

      Don’t think so!!

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    • JosieHolford 6:16 am on January 9, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      “Trump must, and will, go January 20 by vote of the people (sooner by impeachment, if there’s any justice in this country)” – from your turntable to the ears of the goddesses.

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    • annieasksyou 6:10 pm on January 9, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      I just finished my second post on the dreadful Wednesday events—and then I lifted my spirits by dancing to the music you provided.

      I hope, mm, that you read my fourplet response to your last comment to me. It was an apologia for my word choice.

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      • mistermuse 7:41 pm on January 9, 2021 Permalink | Reply

        Sorry, I didn’t see your response until you called my attention to it (I’ve probably missed several comments lately for reasons I won’t bore you with). Apologies, and if Annie-one asks me about you, I’ll say you’re OK in my book (not that anyone reads it). 😉

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    • Rivergirl 6:11 pm on January 9, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      Ahh, Bobby Short. That takes me back.
      😊

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      • mistermuse 8:14 pm on January 9, 2021 Permalink | Reply

        Bobby Short was best known as a high-class cabaret singer, but he had a good jazz feel as well (as shown in the above clip).

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    • Elizabeth 6:32 pm on January 9, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      I loved the movie that featured this song. I was at the theater with the crush of my sixth grade self with our parents further back in the place. Thanks for taking me back to a much simpler time.

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      • mistermuse 9:36 pm on January 9, 2021 Permalink | Reply

        I don’t remember the movie, but I certainly remember the song. In any case, I thank you for your thanks and your comment!

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        • Elizabeth 5:56 pm on January 10, 2021 Permalink

          Movie was funny because it had cartoons in with live action, a new thing when I was 12.

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    • josephurban 2:39 pm on January 14, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      • mistermuse 4:22 pm on January 14, 2021 Permalink | Reply

        Trump is his base’s MY GUY without a doubt. Coincidentally, I’ve started working on a new post of Trump farewell songs which I hope to publish tonight or tomorrow.

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  • mistermuse 8:04 am on January 3, 2021 Permalink | Reply  

    LONGING JUST FOR YOU 

    I suspect this post is going to be a long one, but since I average just short of a post a week, I beg your indulgence. I will go to great lengths to take up no more of your time than the time it takes to take no more of your time than the time it takes to take no longer than necessary — or unnecessary, depending on how long of a time it takes, which may be….

    ….or it may be only….

    Either way,
    I hope you’ll say
    I’m….

    So long for now.

     
    • Ashley 8:12 am on January 3, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      Brilliant! I love that last video. I think I spotted Blackpool Tower (NW England). Look at all those folks having fun….and not a face-mask in sight.
      Have a happy healthy and safe new year!

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      • mistermuse 8:45 am on January 3, 2021 Permalink | Reply

        Thank you, Ashley. Harry Roy and his Mayfair Hotel Orchestra was one of the great British dance bands of the 1930s. Glad you enjoyed it, and a happy, healthy and safe new year to you too.

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    • ladysighs 9:06 am on January 3, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      Top Tapping with the last one. 🙂

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      • mistermuse 10:27 am on January 3, 2021 Permalink | Reply

        But no tapping with the first two?
        You and Ashley have the same view
        ….speaking of which, “not a face-mask in sight” —
        just like Trump’s parties & rallies, and that ain’t right!

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    • magickmermaid 12:56 pm on January 3, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      Fun, happy tunes! Dancing and imagining myself on the beach! 🙂

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    • D. Wallace Peach 2:05 pm on January 3, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      Great fun, Mistermuse. A great way to start my day. 🙂

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    • rkrontheroad 2:10 pm on January 3, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      Great collection, a fun surprise! Couldn’t help but cringe at those beach crowd – a sign of the times. Have a good year.

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    • mistermuse 6:48 pm on January 3, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      Thank you. It’ll be a good year once Trump is “on the road” out of the White House, even if they have to drag him out!

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    • Elizabeth 12:10 pm on January 4, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      The pandemic has certainly given us a taste of longing. Longing for ordinary life, crowded on the beach, rolling in the surf. Thanks.

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      • mistermuse 1:18 pm on January 4, 2021 Permalink | Reply

        I’m not a ‘beach person,’ but I can definitely appreciate the longing to return to any lifestyle which was normal b.C. and b.T. (before Covid and before Trump).

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        • Elizabeth 5:32 pm on January 4, 2021 Permalink

          I can hardly wait for A.T. I may even amend that to “Trump disappears from my mental landscape–TDFMML.

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        • mistermuse 7:10 pm on January 4, 2021 Permalink

          Good luck with TDFMML. It won’t be easy — even A.T., we’re still going to have PTSD (Post-Trump Stress Disorder) to deal with.

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  • mistermuse 7:32 pm on December 27, 2020 Permalink | Reply  

    SING A SONG OF TWENTY FOUR MORE 

    Sing a song of sick Pence,
    And other Trump allies;
    Four and twenty black days
    More of their half-baked lies.

    When the election was over,
    The result was a rigged thing:
    Wasn’t that a dirty trick
    To play upon the King?

    Now King Donald’s mad as a hatter,
    Growing more desperate by the day:
    All the King’s horses’ asses and all the King’s men
    Can’t keep Biden from taking Don’s throne away.

    So hang in there, fellow peasants,
    Until the fat lady sings….
    In three and twenty days
    We’ll rejoice for what tomorrow brings.


     
    • equipsblog 7:48 pm on December 27, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      Very clever. Love the Pence pun.

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      • mistermuse 10:17 pm on December 27, 2020 Permalink | Reply

        Pence and his currency are currently in decline,
        Now worth about a half pence, toward a worthless bottom line.

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    • magickmermaid 8:04 pm on December 27, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      Great poem, MM! 😀

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    • SoundEagle 🦅ೋღஜஇ 5:11 am on December 28, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      Thank you for your poem in ushering King Trump away . . . . .

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      • mistermuse 9:36 am on December 28, 2020 Permalink | Reply

        Your comment reminds me of this Vote Trump Away video from one of my pre-election posts. I like it so much that It’s worth repeating here:

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    • josephurban 9:02 am on December 28, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      Funny stuff.

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      • mistermuse 9:41 am on December 28, 2020 Permalink | Reply

        Thank you. After all the “funny stuff” Trump has pulled the past four years, I thought I’d return the flavor.

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    • Rivergirl 9:16 am on December 28, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      I await with bated breath, this Administration’s pending death.

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    • mistermuse 9:49 am on December 28, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      Well rhymed and said….but its ghost still LIES ahead.

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    • Don Ostertag 12:50 pm on December 28, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      Yes!!!Nice parody.

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    • mistermuse 1:23 pm on December 28, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      I’d like to see the folks who did the VOTE HIM AWAY parody, follow up with a parody PUT HIM AWAY (like into a padded cell).

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    • masercot 1:40 pm on December 28, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      Tell me the truth… did you wait until the twenty-seventh so your poem would be accurate?

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    • mistermuse 4:39 pm on December 28, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      The idea for the post came to me on the evening of the 26th, but because there were other things I had to do, I didn’t start writing it until the afternoon of the 27th. It usually takes me hours (often spread over a day or two) to put a post together, but this one (being basically just one poem) was just a matter of working out the rhymes. Thus, meeting he ‘deadline’ turned out to be a piece of….pie.

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    • Elizabeth 7:56 pm on December 28, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      I love it. Can’t believe the clever use of Pence. Only 24 more days for him to wreak havoc. Of course he can do a heck of a lot of damage in 24 days. So I am not sleeping easy for a few more weeks.

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    • mistermuse 8:10 pm on December 28, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      Pence isn’t as “sick” as Trump, but “Sing a song of sick Trump” would have made the poem DOA!
      As for “not sleeping easy for a few more weeks,” what can i say but Welcome to the club — Jan, 20 can’t get here soon enough.

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    • literaryeyes 9:48 pm on December 28, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      Punnily funny, a masterpiece, and soon I hope an epitaph to this debacle of a “presidency.”

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      • mistermuse 11:57 pm on December 28, 2020 Permalink | Reply

        Thank you, Mary — you make me seem like the Picasso of puns (I would have settled for the Warhol of wordplay). In any case, Trump is the Satan of my satirical sustenance, and I may have to look for inspiration elsewhere after Jan. 20.

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    • Ricardo 9:48 pm on December 28, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      Nicely rhymed, Sr. Muse.

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    • annieasksyou 11:08 pm on December 28, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      The Wiggles gave me giggles
      Where DO you find such things?

      With sick Pence and those blackbirds, you banished the Mad King.

      So I for one am happy to join you as we sing:

      Come 20th of January,
      Democracy’s bells will ring.

      Happy New Year, mm!

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      • mistermuse 12:09 am on December 29, 2020 Permalink | Reply

        There are lots of SING A SONG OF SIX PENCE video clips — I clicked on more than a half dozen before settling on The Wiggles one.. Glad you enjoyed it….let’s hope we can enjoy the new year as well by the time it’s over.

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    • Silver Screenings 11:34 pm on December 29, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      Whoa! It’s been ages since I listened to (1) The Wiggles and (2) Sing a Song of Sixpence – and why is that? I think I’ll be humming this tune for the rest of the evening, which is a pleasant way to end a Tuesday.

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    • mistermuse 12:15 am on December 30, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      This was a fun poem to write, based on the nursery rhyme. The Wiggles clip was an “extra added attraction” which I’m glad struck a chord with you.

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    • D. Wallace Peach 8:21 pm on December 30, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      So funny (and not funny). These 3 weeks can’t pass by quick enough. Here’s to a sane new year!

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    • 924COLLECTIVE 10:22 am on December 31, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      Seasons greetings! Wishing you all the best in 2021 and beyond!

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    • Lynette d'Arty-Cross 3:07 pm on December 31, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      That is very clever!

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