BITS & PIECES OF A MISPLACED LIFE –ANYTHING GOES #2





 

 It’s not like you sees songs approaching and
 invite them in. It’s not that easy. You want 
to write songs that are bigger than life. You 
want to say something about strange things that 
have happened to you, strange things you have 
seen. You have to know and understand something 
and then go past the vernacular.
  
 Bob Dylan. Chronicles. 

One night Frankie Laine and I got into a much 
publicized argument over whether or not I was 
able to write three hundred fifty songs in one 
week, a feat thereupon was forced to perform 
by sitting every afternoon for six days in 
the window of Music City, a record store at 
the corner of Sunset and Vine in Hollywood.

Steve Allen. Mark It and Strike It (New York: 
Holt,Rinehart and Winston, 1960)
*(by 1960, Steve Allen had composed over 2,000 songs)

Camilo, a singer from Colombia writes hits 
even when he's not trying.

Jon Pareles. "His Pop Spans the Hemisphere"
in The New York Times (March 4, 2021)
 
  ***
 I’ve always wanted to be somebody, but I see 
now  I should have been more specific.
  
   Lily Tomlin 
***
 
 NORMAN ROCKWELL
  
 Norman Rockwell
 Cd paint a summer frock well.
 At least his women did not have 3 eyes
 As in paintings by some other guys. 

**
celebrity (n.)late 14c., "solemn rite or ceremony," 
from Old French celebrité "celebration" or directly 
from Latin celibritatem (nominative celebritas) 
"multitude, fame," from celeber "frequented, populous" (see celebrate). Meaning "condition of being famous" 
is from c. 1600; that of "a famous person" is from 1849.
When the old gods withdraw, the empty thrones cry out 
for a successor, and with good management, or even 
without management, almost any perishable bag of bones 
may be hoisted into the vacant seat. [E.R. Dodds, 
"The Greeks and the Irrational"

From THE ON LINE ETYMOLOGICAL DICTIONARY
***
 
 CELEBRITY/CELEBRITIES
  
  
 Many, if not most of Thackeray’s  characters are 
animated or endowed by life with the famous – they 
are celebrity seekers of more or less proficiency. 
Arthur Pendennis, for one, spends the days of his 
London youth breakfasting “with a peer, a bishop, 
a parliamentary orator, two blue ladies of fashion, 
a popular preacher, the author of the latest novel, 
and the very latest lion imported from Egypt or from America,” refreshing himself from his journalistic 
labors with a social set deliberately composed of the indiscriminately well known.
  

 Nicholas Dares. Nineteenth Century Literature, 
Vol. 56 ( June 2001)
  
  
 Being a star made it possible for me to get 
insulted in places where the average Negro could 
never hope to go and get insulted.
  
 Sammy Davis, Jr in his autobiography Yes,I Can 
 
 

 WHAT DOES THE WORLD KNOW
 THAT WE DO NOT
  
 Aching with credit,
 I was in the one store
 That possessed
 A weight machine
 Dispensing  fortunes.
 I stepped on the scale:
 Weight 192 pounds,
 The  small cardboard,
 Like a stick of gum, read:
 Fame & Fortune 9:16
 At 44th Street & Broadway.
 Don’t be late. At 8:16
 I arrived & waited.
 Waited all day
 From A.M. to P.M.
 Those two bastards
 Never did show up.
  **
 
    Celebrities are not appendages of our society 
anymore; they are the basis of our communal lives. 
Literature and architecture, art and politics, are 
at most sidelights –small, ancient alleyways down 
which fewer and fewer minds wander. Pop culture has 
long since left the word culture behind to become 
the primary way we understand the world.
  
 Stephen Marche. “Consumer Products” in Lapham’s 
Quarterly (Winter 2011) 
**
 

 
CHARLTON HESTON
  
 Charlton Heston
 Giving a speech in Reston,
 Va. sd  “ Moses wd have had more fun
 Leaving Egypt if he had carried a gun.”
   **
 
 > 
 THE APPLE SAUCE CHRONICLES #14


Fairly original wordplay by Louis Phillips


THE IMPORTANCE OF MATH

: The number Zero 
proves that nothing matters.
**



CROWDEDELEVATOR

Everybodyisall

Pushedtogether
Likethis&there

Nobreathingno
R
oomatallhere
Si
rsnosmoking.Ev
erybody....out




K = A piece of cake
J= Pre-K
G= The end of everything



Is the opposite of conclusion PROCLUSION?



Death – Just live with it.






THOSE WHO SEIZED CAESAR’S SCISSORS

 

Those who seized 
Caesar’s scissors

Were Caesar’s scissors’ seizers.
Various sizes were Caesar’s scissors
& they who seized Caesar’s scissors
of various sizes
Live across the seas, near Suez, sez Caesar.

**

**

(with the help of Robert Scotto, the following film title):

Goya Goya Goya—a  Japanese film about  a sneak
           attack on European paintings.




ANOTHER MUSICAL FILM FESTIVAL
 From Martin Smith & Cynthia Epstein

 
the heroes of TELEMANN
. 
the ROREN twenties
 
HAYDN plain sight. 
how to succeed in BIZET-ness without really trying
 
bad day at BARTOK
 
sundays and SIBELIUS
 
how GRIEG was my valley
 
DOYLE in the sun
 
RAVELs with my aunt
. 
the sound and the FAURE




*
Future Menu Item –Welsh Robot

**

‘
Short story of a shot-gun marriage – screWED




In a barroom moot tool looters are not welcome.

Sentence with 6 consecutive double letters.



ANSWER: Fast acting

QUESTION: What do you call it when you pretend to
go on a diet.


**
PASTELS – subways of a by-gone era

OPTIMIST – high fog
FRUSTRATION – a dole of frust



Horror cowboy film: HOME ON DERANGE

**

CLEAN PORNOGRAPHY

The Philaunderer  --man  who has numerous love affairs and 
Does the laundry while making love
 **  












   
  
 Want to go out and drill holes?
 Naah. Too boring.
  
 *
  
 A scientist  in Paris labored for years to 
create a human being in his laboratory. He took 
a mole from the shoulder of film producer Howard 
Hill and by manipulating the chromosomal structure 
he was able to build a French essayist. Now that’s 
what I call making a Montaigne out of a Hill’s mole.
 **
 
incomplet
  
 **
 As the Mafia said in the Old Testament:
  
 Make them an Ophir they can’t  refuse. 

8 thoughts on “BITS & PIECES OF A MISPLACED LIFE –ANYTHING GOES #2

  1. I like the Montaigne

    On Fri, Mar 5, 2021 at 11:22 PM PhillipsMiscellany wrote:

    > louisprofphillips posted: ” It’s not like you sees songs approaching and > invite them in. It’s not that easy. You want to write songs that are bigger > than life. You want to say something about strange things that have > happened to you, strange things you have seen. Y” >

    Like

  2. Hi Louis , What can I say ? How to tryply?
    You have gathered together these words of meaning and nonsense …,gently nudged us… or me at least to be somewhere else … and That, is a blessing… thank you. Alexa Grace

    Like

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