Wednesday, May 20, 2009

You Say It's Your Birthday?
It's my birthday too, yeah. The relentless measurable gyre about the sun carves another circle in the spiral toward oblivion. Conversely: Happy birthday to me! Happy birthday to me!
I am usually asked "what are you doing for your birthday? So I'll short-circuit that with some graceless enumeration. I'll finish the Photoshop project which frustrated me yesterday. I had an inspiration in my hypnopompic state that should allow me to get the effect I want without totally screwing the image.
What else, what else? I mentioned the great new shirt I got. And I'm told that a couple of packages are on their way to me. Always excitement in anticipating what arrives unknown. Thanks to Lycurgus and the lovely lady. But I also got myself a couple of things. A triple car socket from Amazon. I'd like to be able to run both my GPS and the iPod player at the same time. And I'd still have a socket for, say, charging my iPhone if need be. This has the additional plus of being able to rearrange the positioning of the iPod radio thingie which has always been somewhat in the way.
And, a strange music purchase. I bought the LP (yes, vinyl) "Bongos, Bongos, Bongos" by a group called Los Amadores from which I plan to rip one song. Maybe more if I like them but there's one song thereon that is simply not available in digital form in all my investigations. It's an instrumental of the song "Tenderly." Here is a uToob viddy of the great Rosemary Clooney singing it which I won't embed. (Parenthetically, what a great beauty she was - astonishingly gorgeous though I may base my estimation of her partly on that liquid silver voice of hers. As much as I like much modern music, I can't think of a single woman singing popular music who can sing as well as Rosemary Clooney.)
The version of "Tenderly" I bought was used as the theme music to a nightly show on local radio for at least a couple of decades here in the DC area. Felix Grant had what was nominally a jazz show on WMAL (which is now all talk - practical for AM these days) that opened with, if I remember correctly, muted trumpets playing that song. I very much want to add that memory to my iTunes library. So I found the record on eBay and I bought it. So there!
What would you do for your birthday?


Enigmatic Misanthrope said...

It smells like old people in here..

Happy Birthday!...give yourself the best 50+ B-day present of all and schedule yourself for some back-door cable probing.

Colonoscopy time is here! Rollin' rollin' rollin...keep that cable rollin'..640 feet of flexible power cable spearheaded by a 360 PANAVISION" camera and key grip nurse.

I have a great Margarita recipe to mix with the Phospho-Soda prep that I will share with you once your scheduled.

It kills the preps "Great Salt Lake" Flavor and even helps with the Fleets enema chaser.

Oh last thing..Be a real man and do like the Germans anesthesia, wide awake and no lube. Get the most from the experience and have a friend video tape the procedure for future "giggles and shits"..

BlogDog said...

What you say is true but after what my morning constitutional did to my "cutter" this am, I may have to schedule that HIDeous procedure for some weeks 'down the line.'
- Colin O'Skopy

Gradual Dazzle said...

Happiest of birthdays, sir! An auspicious day, to be sure, being "Eliza Doolittle Day" as you must well know.

And as for EM, I have to say that nobody better be sticking ANYTHING anywhere NEAR my po-po without general anesthesia right now. Hemorrhoids are a bitch and she's having puppies.

Gawd, I love old age.

Alexander said...

Birthday Wish

It’s your birthday time again;
It’s true; there’s no denying,
Another year has come and gone;
You know that I’m not lying.

So for you, the birthday person,
Here’s what I want to say:
I hope this birthday’s the best one yet,
In every delightful way.

So happy birthday to you.
Have lots of birthday fun!
May your birthday wishes all come true,
Even if you have a ton.

Happy Birthday Richard!

Chip S. said...

Thanks to your post I was able to track down the version of "Tenderly" used by Felix Grant as his theme song--and found that I could download it from Amazon! So, thanks for the tip, and belated happy birthday.

One thing I'll mention for anyone else who wants to track this down--the group's name is "Los Admiradores."

Anonymous said...

What is the name of the album with the Felix Grant "Tenderly" theme music?