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20070630

Pondering






pondering
originally uploaded by soozika


view profile soozika says: I know ... I wished I would've taken away the ashtray as soon as I saw the picture on my screen! Oh well ... bit out of practice, I suppose! :o)



I was going to have a bit of fun with my friend, soozika but then the sculpture looked a bit lonely so I shot another afternoon.


"So...You come here often?"









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20070629

Jayne Mansfield





Things ain't what they used to be. (In fact, they never was.)
The Profile (more than you really wanted to know) is
here.




Jayne Mansfield, Sophia Loren

So you think that Paris and Britney invented sensationalism? Tabloid journalism? Headline hogging? No, no. It was invented a long time ago....

Here, in 1957 Sophia Loren and Jayne Mansfield are fine tuning it for future generations. Jayne knew how to upstage the best. Even Sophia is taken aback.

But they are both fine ladies when compared to some of today's sleaze leaders. History repeats and retreats into the past.

Jayne Mansfield died in a car crash, today in 1967. We will always remember her at 34. If she were alive today, you can bet she would still be making headlines at 74.

Here is an excellent website that gathers fan information about Jayne.

June 29 was a bad day for beauty in history. We also lost Rosemary Clooney in 2002, Katherine Hepburn in 2003, Lana Turner in 1995 and Elizabeth Barrett Browning in 1861. And you know, we miss them all.

And today in 1613 the Globe Theater burned down.




These are
the most popular pages:
Alison Young
Art Pepper
Barney Kessel
Bettie Page
Curl-up-and-dye
Edgar Degas and the lost Ginger Nude
Ginger Panda
Gnat Trap
Little Annie Fannie
Marilyn
Resident Alien
Sunday Funnies




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20070628

Gilda Radner







Today in 1946, Gilda Radner was born. She would be 61 today, but she will instead be forever 43. We miss you, Gilda. We miss you.














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20070627

Beam me up, Scottie...

20070620

A Hundred Years From Today

20070618

Mr. McCartney





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Happy Birthday, Paul.














Can anyone identify this painting?
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A very,merry unbushday to you!
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It's a hoot!





Yes, I refuse to use
Kleenex
until
THIS
stops.








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20070615

Art Pepper - Wes Montgomery




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Arthur Edward Pepper, Jr. (September 1, 1925–June 15, 1982) was an American jazz alto saxophonist. He began his musical career in the 1940s playing with Benny Carter and Stan Kenton. In the 1950s Pepper became one of the leading lights of West coast jazz, along with Chet Baker, Gerry Mulligan, Shelly Manne, and others.

His well-written autobiography Straight Life (1980)(transcribed by his third wife Laurie Pepper), is a unique exploration into the jazz world and drug and criminal subcultures of mid-twentieth century California.

There was a previous blog on Art Pepper HERE...

Thanks Art. We do miss you.















John Leslie "Wes" Montgomery (6 March 1923 - 15 June 1968) was an African American jazz guitarist. A double jointed thumb with a "corn" or a callus made a sound quite unique in the jazz world. His music was dominated also by his techinque of playing improvisational lines in octaves. Thanks Wes. We miss you.






And please note...Today in 1956,
in Liverpool, England,
Lennon met McCartney.
And you know what happened.
Goo goo g' joob













Can anyone identify this painting?
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A very,merry unbushday to you!
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It's a hoot!





Yes, I refuse to use
Kleenex
until
THIS
stops.








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20070613

Dessert

20070609

Blue Turning Grey Over You








Between a butterfly and a hard place, originally uploaded by anyjazz65.

Blue Turning Grey Over You

Gee, how I miss
Your tender kiss,
And the wonderful things we would do.

Now I run my hands
Through silvery strands--
You left me blue turning grey over you.

You used to be
So good to me--
That's when I was a novelty.

Now, you've new friends in view,
You've found someone new,
And left me blue turning grey over you.


Words & Music by Andy Razaf & Fats Waller, 1929
Recorded by Louis Armstrong February 1, 1930
Recorded by Fats Waller June 9, 1937
Recorded by Billie Holliday, April 29, 1951
Recorded by Maxine Sullivan, August 20, 1956
Recorded by Gene Krupa, March 20, 1950
Recorded by Ringo Starr, 1970

Now, Ringo somehow, came up with some other lyrics not on any of the older recordings that could be found. Nothing is said on that album or record label whether they are from Waller and Razaf but no other credit is given. So perhaps they are just one of those “lost” intro-verses that sort of went out of fashion in the recording industry. This opening verse is also in keeping with the feeling of the rest of the song. Then there are some obvious scat additions at the end which were probably added by Ringo. Perhaps someone knows.

Blue, Turning Grey Over You (Ringo Starr Lyrics)
(Andy Razaf and Thomas "Fats" Waller)

What will I do at sundown,
What will I do at dawn,
What will I do at noontime,
Now that I’ve found you gone?

What will I do for sunshine
With nothing but the rain?
How can I smile,
Find life worth while
With a heart that's filled with pain?

My, how I miss
Your tender kiss
And the wonderful things you would do.
I run my hands
through silvery strands
'Cause I’m blue, turning grey over you.

Well, you used to be
So good to me,
That's when I was a novelty.
Now you have new thrills in view,
Found someone new,
Left me blue, turning grey over you.

I said, how can I smile,
Find life worth while
With a heart that's filled with pain?

You used to be
So good to me,
That's when I was a novelty.
Well, now you have found some new thrills to view,
And some new buddy friends and i don't know what to do.
Because I’m blue, turning grey over you.

Yeah, come on, hit me, daddy, hit me,
Let me hear it one time!
Oh yeah!

Ba-za-za-za-za-za-za-za-zo-zo-zo-zo
Ba-za-za-za-za-tootsie-tootise-toe.


I just lost myself there, child, ha! Ha! Ha!















Can anyone identify this painting?
Click for larger version.




A very,merry unbushday to you!
Go HERE!
It's a hoot!





Yes, I refuse to use
Kleenex
until
THIS
stops.








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