Monthly Archives: October 2014

Getting to be November

Well, here ’tis almost November again. November is another of those months left over from the Roman Kingdom, before the Romans kicked the Tarquins out and Rome became a Republic. The people kicked them out because King Superbus Tarquinus’s son … Continue reading

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Ev en When A Greek Said It, It Was Parkaykarkis!

Well, here ’tis two months from Christmas. Ocotober, which comes from the Latin for eight, you know. It’s named for a feast of purification. A few months laying in stuff for a winter months spent sheltering in huts with open … Continue reading

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The Old Boy And the Trooper And other Amusements

Well, I had some good music on and I got a complaint. A daughter in law said she couldn’t hear the TV. I don’t know why not, I could hear it! Besides, GOOD music is made to be played so … Continue reading

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Ben Colder Playin’ Sheb Wooley

I first heard this tune headed through Arkansas on my way from one job to the next; and so close to Little Rock that was the only station I could pick up. I don’t know whether Sheb is playing at … Continue reading

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Fly Fisherman to Colorado Cannibals

There’s Sheb Wooley and the Calumet Indians on the radio. Sheb, sometimes known as Ben Colder, made a hit with Purple People Eater, That’s My Pa, and a bunch of other tunes during the ’50’s and 60’s. When he first … Continue reading

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The Four Preachers From Texas Confess

I was headed for the stockyards for one of Beatrice Johnson’s burgers, a cuppa joe, and a piece of pie for 35 cents, when “Hey, you” at foghorn volume pierced the air. I had noticed the four musketeers’ Hudson was … Continue reading

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Listen To Nurse Tilton: “A Little Jive Is Good For You

Martha Tilton from 1941, the innocent times before Pearl Harbor: Yep, a little jazz is good for you. Just like an occasional slab of Shoo Fly Pie and Apple Pan Dowdy. But that’s a recipe for another day. Enjoy STranger

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Bogey Was A Real Polite Horse – He Was Happy To Let You Go Over The Fence First!

Well, there’s the late Phil Harris singing “Mama’s on the Warpath.” The younger set probably remembers Phil Harris best for his voice of “Baloo” the bear, in Disney’s Jungle Book. The baby boomers probably best remember him for “The Thing,” … Continue reading

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A Bit O’ Phil Cunningham for fast steppers

Phil Cunningham, with the Four Stroke Reel and Martin O’Malley’s Flying Clog: Enjoy Stranger

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The Aliens Eat Reporters And Pee Oil..

Well, PRM has some gal reading the news. So far her script has been an eclectic mix of circular reasoning, oxymoron’s, and non sequitur’s. The sort of mindless verbiage logicians abhor. Her script reminds me of the guy in the … Continue reading

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