Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Lord Buckley passes sentence...

...on me.

I don't quite know what made me unearth my old recordings of The Great Hipster today, unless it was a simple need to find something, anything, that would make me smile.

I've listened countless times, can do most of his "bits" from memory. Better still, thanks to my time hanging with old jazz musicians, I'm reasonably fluent in Buckley's favorite language, Classic Jive.

But when I got to his story of Nero, I dug that the public's impression of the Roman emperor (as relayed to Nero by one of his pals) was an accurate summation of what I'm beginning to think is the best that can be said of me....

"Them...cats is sayin' you ain't nowhere, you ain't never been nowhere and ain't ever gonna be nowhere 'cause you is nowhere in front!".

And, as his sidekick went on to say, "...you done boined the town down last night, and the pop-u-lance is out there. They is gettin' mighty salty wit' you, indeed!"

So Rome burned, while Nero stood by layin' down tunes on his fiddle, and the pop-u-lance didn't like it a bit....

I can dig it, Nero baby.

If none of this makes the remotest sense to you, that's okay. All I've ever really wanted to do was repeat the words Lord Buckley laid down on another occasion:

"M'lords, m'laides, would it embarrass you very much if I was to tell you...that I love you?"

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ummmm....I think I'll have another Captain... sorry Scribs. You are too smart for me...

Gill

lowandslow said...

I guess I'm not the sharpest knife in the drawer. You lost me on that first part, but the last part was nice. There are a lot of people out there who love you, too, you know. Maybe not the way you'd prefer, but they still love you. :)

likeisaid said...

Well, I don't understand this but I like the last part. :)

MrScribbler said...

Maybe it's for the best....

Sometimes being obscure is better than being understood.

susananne said...

we do love you Mr Scribs.

Sunny said...

I like the last part, MrScribbler, and I love you too! :) {{BigHugs}}

Anonymous said...

Hi Mr S...
You are a true romantic.
lz

DAL said...
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DAL said...

I couldn't edit it, so I trashed it. I said:

Baby, I can dig it. Lay it the way you wanna play it, dig?

MrScribbler said...

You're blowin' up a wild, crazy main day breeze, dal....