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  • mistermuse 12:04 am on October 7, 2019 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , Bald Is Beautiful, Barbershop music, clip joint, corruption, , hair loss, haircut, , , Lost Horizon, , quid pro quo, , Rudy Giuliani, ,   

    BALD AND FREE — HOW CAN THAT BE? (subtitle: The Bald And The Beautiful) 

    Nothing makes a woman feel as old as watching the bald spot increase on the top of her husband’s head. –Helen Rowland

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    Oct. 7 is BALD AND FREE DAY, but personally, I’m not sure what one has to do with the other. I’m mostly bald, all right, but how free is a married man like me? Of course, I’m just kidding — my wife lets me out of my cage for an hour a week, even though I keep getting balder….and making her feel older. Maybe I shouldn’t be using that hour to get a haircut.


    As the years go by, my barber
    Takes less and less time with my hair
    Which only serves to remind me
    That there’s less and less of it there.

    To be sure, I’m not the only one whose predicament may become a hair-raising experience:

    That gave me a headache just watching it. If only I could trust the dubious ads that involve spending my moo-lah to get to the root of the problem, I might risk springing for mo-hair….but snake oil aside, there must be a less painful way to restore a Lost Hairy zone:

    Hmm. I wonder whether that great humanit-hairian, Donald Trump, would mind parting with some of his spare hair if I could dig up some skullduggery by his political opponents? For example, much corruption has been reported in the Caribbean nation of Hairti — and it’s surely a lock that all of the Democratic Presidential contenders are involved. All I’d have to do is send my nosey friend, Fruity Giuliani, there on behalf of our Pres with a quid pro-boscis that the Pres of Hairti can’t ignore.

    On second thought, if Agent Orange went to my head, my wife might think I’m losing it along with my hair. I might as well keep to my cage, skip my weekly trip to the clip joint, and try to console myself that, after all is said and done….

    Now, if I can only convince my wife.

  • mistermuse 6:25 pm on July 13, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Barbershop music, , How Can There Be Any Sin In Sincere?, , , Music Man, political partisanship   


    We’re all familiar with (and many of us, disgusted by) partisan gridlock in politics. It seems as if politicians are so wedded to their positions that they are incapable of getting together to even attempt solutions, much less achieve any. Fortunately, all is not lost.

    Yes, friends, the key to getting cooperation is as simple as ice cream. Listen up:


    So, if bickering school board members can get their act together, why not Republicans and Democrats? It’s simply a matter of sending Professor Harold Hill to Washington to sweet talk opposing members of Congress into forming Barbershop Quartets, and pretty soon the whole House will be harmonizing their hearts out….from there, can national non-partisanship  and world peace be far behind?

    And what better day to start than July 13, Barbershop Music Appreciation Day, in honor of the hallowed tradition of Barbershop quartet singing started in 19th Century American barbershops. Mister Jefferson Lord, Play That Barbershop Chord!


    • arekhill1 6:35 pm on July 13, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      I’ve never heard a barbershop quartet attempt it, Sr. Muse, but the Billy Preston hit from the seventies, “Nothing from Nothing” would convey the spirit of these pols towards compromise.


    • mistermuse 7:09 pm on July 13, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      If that’s the case, Gershwin must have written “I Got Plenty Of Nothin’, and Nothin’s Plenty For Me” as the pols’ theme song.


    • Don Frankel 6:44 am on July 14, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      Of course they’re all angry as the stakes are high. Whoever wins gets to spend a few trillion on their buddies. I know that sounds cynical but remember the cynic is the guy who realizes he’s being lied to.


    • mistermuse 9:21 am on July 14, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      One good theme song deserves another:



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