Friday, March 28, 2008

Voulez Vous Le Sacre du Printemps?

The Rites (and, Wrongs) Of Spring

Spring Snow Angel
The Rock
March 28, 2008


"Voulez-vous (ah-ha)
Take it now or leave it (ah-ha)
Now is all we get (ah-ha)
Nothing promised, no regrets."


Voulez Vous (1979 Extended Promo)
(Buy: ABBA : Voulez Vous)

And, just a reminder.

Don't Eat The Yellow Snow
(Buy: Frank Zappa : Apostrophe ('))

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Head In The Clouds, Feet On The (Upper Deck Of A Ferry In The Middle Of The Bay, Surrounded At Some Point By, Solid) Ground

L'Elephant. At least that's what I saw.

The ferry ride home.
March 26, 2008


(translation into English)

The elephant and the hippopotamus
Disguised themselves as men.
They walked to the beautiful village,
Walked, walked, walked, walked

On the path, they met
The children of men
And women, who were running,
Running, running, running, running

As they ran, the women were crying,
Crying fat tears.
Large drops, big fat tears, were
Falling, falling, falling, falling

The elephant and the hippopotamus
Wanted to know what was the matter,
Wanted to know the reason they were
Crying, crying, crying, crying.

A terrified child
Stopped to speak with them.
His mouth opened, but he remained
Mute, mute, mute, mute.

"Take off your foolish/beastly costumes,"
Sang to them the birds.
Pipits, screech owls, and owls were
Singing, singing, singing, singing:

"It is war, the war of men.
They have quarreled among themselves.
All around, they want to kill,
Kill, kill, kill, kill"

Kill, kill, kill, kill
Kill, kill, kill, kill
Kill, kill, kill, kill
Kill, kill, kill, kill


(Buy: Tom Tom Club : Tom Tom Club)

And, here are a few other gems for the Pachydermata amongst you, before I forget.

Nellie The Elephant
(Buy: The Toy Dolls : Dig That Groove Baby)

Elephant Man
(Buy: Bo Diddley : The Story of Bo Diddley)

Baby Elephant Walk
(Buy: Henry Mancini and his Orchestra : The Pink Panther & Other Hits)

How Does the Brain Wave?
(Buy: Baby Elephant : Turn My Teeth Up!)

Effervescing Elephant
(Buy: Syd Barrett : Wouldn't You Miss Me? : The Best Of Syd Barrett)

Elephant Love Medley
(Buy: Nicole Kidman, Ewan McGregor & Jamie Allen : Moulin Rouge : Original Soundtrack)

Temple Music
Thung Kwian Sunrise
(Buy: Thai Elephant Orchestra : Thai Elephant Orchestra)

Saturday, March 22, 2008

What's Up, Doxie? (Or, A Little Dachshund DailyLove®)

"Lump, he’s not a dog, he’s not a little man, he’s somebody else."
— Pablo Picasso

Picasso and Lump
Cover photograph from "Picasso & Lump: A Dachshund's Odyssey"
Photography : David Douglas Duncan


"One spring morning in 1957, veteran photojournalist David Douglas Duncan paid a visit to his friend and frequent photographic subject Pablo Picasso, at the artist's villa near Cannes.

Traveling with Duncan was his pet dachshund, Lump. The photographers nomadic lifestyle and his other dog a giant Afghan hound had never suited the jealous and temperamental Lump. (What?! A jealous and temperamental dachshund?!) So when they arrived at Picasso's Villa La Californie that spring day, Lump decided that he had found his paradise on earth, and that he would take up permanent residence with Picasso."

Excerpt from Editors description of "Picasso & Lump: A Dachshund's Odyssey" by David Douglas Duncan


Happy Dog (For Caggy)
(Buy: Blondie: No Exit)

Happy Loving Couples
(Buy: Joe Jackson: Look Sharp!)

You're My Best Friend
(Buy: Queen: A Night At The Opera)

Happy Together
(Buy: The Turtles: Happy Together)