who needs dark make up!

6 Jul

a truck seems too big to turn,
an office too cramped and
a school nothing to teach,
but there are some stray pickle bucket bongos
beside the fish store dumpster
and empty pages of notebook
and 11 pm beers
and that’s just gonna have to do.

*broken bats baseball
in the beginning

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8 Responses to “who needs dark make up!”

  1. kvennarad July 7, 2013 at 3:47 am #

    Breathmints make good maracas so let’s make today Afro-Cuban.

  2. tonichristmann July 7, 2013 at 4:26 am #

    I lost my guitar in a divorce, but I can sing. We do what we can.

    • steve July 7, 2013 at 11:32 am #

      i hear a growing acapella and it’s not for a soccer game.

      • tonichristmann July 8, 2013 at 7:15 am #

        Nope…. Take me out to the ball game! Take me out with the crowd… buy me some peanuts and cracker-jacks. I don’t care if I ever get back! And so on…

        • steve July 8, 2013 at 2:36 pm #

          by the way, the original song was about Katie Casey. Her boyfriend asked her to go and see a show and Katie replied with,

          “i’ll tell you what you can do. Take me out to the ball game” and so on….

          i guess they took out the original words because it wasn’t manly enough and made women seem too independent and influential.

          • tonichristmann July 9, 2013 at 12:37 am #

            Geeze, Steve! Only you…. BTW, My grandmother was born in 1908 and she used to sing this to me while she danced me around the kitchen. thanks!

            • kvennarad July 9, 2013 at 6:28 am #

              Damn. Steve beat me to that one! šŸ˜€

              • kvennarad July 9, 2013 at 6:37 am #

                This song illustrates one of the old musical cliches of Hollywood. Along with the thump of tom-toms when there is the least hint of feathers and war-lances on the horizon. I call it ‘three tits and three bums’, and it works like this:

                The setting is a pokey, smokey vaudeville stage in a one-and-a-half-horse town. On stage is a feisty singer, all corsets and legs, belting out this famous song. She sings the last line of the chorus and beckons the audience to join her in a reprise, and the pit orchestra comes in with the ‘three tits and three bums’. Illustration please:

                “… for its one, two, three strikes, your out!
                at the old ball game.’

                Tit-tit-tit Bum Bum Bum

                “TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALL GAME,
                TAKE ME OUT WITH THE CROWD…”

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