Saturday, February 13, 2010

saturday slice: "spike jones on dee box..."


With harmonica

The classic ending



Cripple creek



Blogger Teresa said...

Well this buncha songs was fun. It was my accompaniment to the preface and first chapter of "Ornamentalism: How the British Saw their Empire" by David Cannadine. And it made a very nice counterpoint!

8:40 PM  
Blogger murat11 said...

Teresa: Weaving these boys in with Mr. Cannadine: now, that's some mighty tesseracting as well. Of course, I did read - 38 years ago - Hesse's Siddhartha, with the Who's Next album blaring repeatedly in the background.

I like the idea of Empire, to the tune of "Cripple Creek" and "Born on the Bayou." The gaters got their grannies...

8:00 AM  
Blogger Teresa said...

Yup. And it was blaring as I was reading how the Brits buffed up and bolstered the social stratification of the rest of their empire in the wake of the rude and nasty revolt by those horrible, egalitarians in the lower American colonies. Of course, the Canadians keep the social strata. Some of the instrumentals in the second and third clips fit right in with images of India and the Far Eastern colonies. It was strangely fitting.

I can see reading Siddhartha to the Who, especially under certain influences...

12:33 PM  
Blogger Dee Martin said...

I played through all of that twice - some of my favorites.

4:44 PM  
Blogger murat11 said...

Teresa: That was an interesting Brit-segue: can't keep those pesky colonists down, let's see if we can stratify a bit better on the Asian side.

7:29 PM  
Blogger murat11 said...

Dee: Looziana girl, I would expect nothing less. How's that snow up there?

7:30 PM  
Blogger Dee Martin said...

All has melted except for one little mound in a shady corner of the driveway. I keep eyeing it suspiciously, waiting for it to grow when I'm not looking...
Sad day in Austin. Weird to have just been there. I was checking on my gmail chat to make sure my Austin friends were online and not in line of danger.

10:06 PM  
Blogger murat11 said...

Dee: Sorry to hear about the Austin tragedy. I was out of the loop until this morning.

Keep nursing that snow along...

5:40 AM  

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