THE ABSURD TIMES — STILL

Sometimes I just get tired

Posted in Uncategorized by @honestcharlie on October 26, 2013

I thought it might be nice to take a break, so I found some old recordings
I snatched from online radio, some dating back almost a century.
The first is a nice song by the wife of Utah Phillips, I think written by him.

The second is a version of a prayer. I really like the final line in some of the
stanzas and I won’t give it away here.

The third was an attempt by Rudy Vallee to record "Tavern In the Town." It is
hilarious. I believe that he was of Swedish descent, perhaps second generation,
perhaps first. At any rate, he is doing ok until he lapses into pronouncing a w as a
v, and the n
realizes it, continues, and introduces other such mispronunciations and and even slangisms while continuing. He cracks up about half way, but back then
they had the 78 rpm recording machines so that there were no erasures, no
splicing ,

so one just had to carry on. That’s why they are all fairly s
pontaneous,
but this one is a classic.

The fourth may only be of interest if you grew up in Chicago and remember Rickard Daley,
called "Boss," by Mike Royko.

I captured the fifth for a friend of mine who grew up with an idea of becoming a Priest.
Fortunately, he abandoned the idea before Vatican II.

And who can forget Lord Richard Buckley? His tribute to the Policeman. 🙂

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  1. barrywright said, on October 26, 2013 at 2:11 pm

    No kidding – Ditto!

    From my Android phone on T-Mobile. The first nationwide 4G network.

    Like


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