BITS & PIECES OF A MISPLACED LIFE: AMERICANA (PART 2)

ABRAHAM LINCOLN’S GETTYSBURG ADDRESS ________________________________________________________________ SHERMAN BILLINGSLEY AND THE STORK CLUB (1950’s) There is a story about the time George Jessel arrived at the entrance of the Cub Room bringing with him a beautiful and talented lady, Lena Horne. This caused a bit of a stir. Billingsley and his headwaiters weren’t very big on racialContinue reading “BITS & PIECES OF A MISPLACED LIFE: AMERICANA (PART 2)”

BITS & PIECES OF A MISPLACED LIFE –THE AMERICANA ISSUE

“There are three things which I shall never forget about America: the Rocky Mountains,the Statue of Liberty and Amos ‘n’ Andy.” George Bernard Shaw “From hobo jungles to the White House, the mundane world stopped for fifteen minutes at seven o’clock on weekday evenings; movie theaters piped in episodes between reels; department stores carried theContinue reading “BITS & PIECES OF A MISPLACED LIFE –THE AMERICANA ISSUE”

BITS & PIECES OF A MISLAID LIFE: THE MONEY ISSUE

“The Latin word for head is caput’ snd cattle were ‘capitale’ whence comes our modern word capital. So it becomes evident that in ancient days, cattle and money were synonyms. So closely were they associated that the Greek and Romans stamped their coins with the image of an ox,” John J.Floherty. Money-Go-Round: The Story ofContinue reading “BITS & PIECES OF A MISLAID LIFE: THE MONEY ISSUE”

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 theContinue reading “BITS & PIECES OF A MISPLACED LIFE –ANYTHING GOES #2”

BITS & PIECES OF A MISPLACED LIFE–ANYTHING GOES

I owe everything I have to boxing. I owe the milkman, the grocer, the newspaper boy…      Art Aragon   There ain’t nothing like being in a corner, and the trainer is whispering in your ear and another guy is putting in your mouthpiece. Five seconds to go, then boom! The bell. It’s moreContinue reading “BITS & PIECES OF A MISPLACED LIFE–ANYTHING GOES”

BITS PIECES OF A MISPLACED LIFE or THIS BLOG IS FOR THE BIRDS

BIRDS             (The crow) is a laddo that can’t afford any gorgeousness in his feathers; all black, except for a better-off  brother who decorates his plumage of brilliant black with snow-white bands – the magpie, the cleric of the Corvidae, a dignified chap, fond of chattering as a cleric isContinue reading “BITS PIECES OF A MISPLACED LIFE or THIS BLOG IS FOR THE BIRDS”

BITS & PIECES OF A MISPLACED LIFE

THINKING   “Words do not seem to play any role in my mechanism of thought. I seem to use more or less clear images of a visual type, combined with some muscular feeling. These vaguely play together, combining with each other, without any logical construction in words and signs which could be communicated to others.”Continue reading “BITS & PIECES OF A MISPLACED LIFE”

BITS & PIECES OF A MISPLACED LIFE

THE FOUR HORSEMAN OF NOTRE DAME The Four Horsemen of Notre Dame comprised a group of American football players at the University of Notre Dame under coach Knute Rockne. They were the backfield of Notre Dame’s 1924 football team. The players that made up this group were Harry Stuhldreher, Don Miller, Jim Crowley, and Elmer Layden.[1] In 1924, a nickname coined by sportswriter  Grantland Rice and the actions of aContinue reading “BITS & PIECES OF A MISPLACED LIFE”

BITS & PIECES OF A MISPLACED LIFE

i POLITICAL CORRECTNESS   The three towering geniuses of European culture, Shakespeare, Mozart and Leonardo Di Vinci, were not allowed to appear on the euro note as they might, in their separate ways , cause offense; mozart because he was a “womanizer”, Shakespeare, because he wrote The Merchant of Venice, a play judged to beContinue reading “BITS & PIECES OF A MISPLACED LIFE”