February 16, 2013

"I met him at the candy store./He turned around and smiled at me."

"You get the picture?/Yes, we see."


betamax3000 said...

I am uncomfortable making eye contact in Candy Stores.

Erika said...


"Is he really playing music with Tchaikovsky?"

"There he is; let's ask him!"

"Hey Ricky, are you really playing in Tchaikovsky's orchestra?"


"Gee, it must be great up on stage with him. Are you performing tonight?"


Tchaikovsky’s Cannonball [set to the 1812 Overture]
By Richard Perlmutter

The crowds were cheering at the concert hall

The night Tchaikovsky shot a cannonball

It was the loudest cannon that you’ll ever hear

It was so loud it even shook the chandelier

The crowds were cheering for a curtain call

The night Tchaikovsky shot a cannonball

The drum and bugle player jumped op on a seat

They hoped and prayed it wouldn’t fall down on their feet

Trumpets were blaring, everyone staring

Critics declaring, “daring, daring!”

Then it exploded!
Boy it was loaded!

What a crash it stopped the show

It landed in the seventh row

Tchaikovsky’s cannonball

Blew up the concert hall

But everyone could see

The guy made history

That the great Tchaikovsky’s cannonball

That’s all!

betamax3000 said...

You should see the Looks one gets when exuberantly sharing candy cigarettes with minors.

betamax3000 said...

Maybe they will make candy E-cigs for kids nowadays.

edutcher said...

As one recording exec observed, 2 sets of 15 year old twins - you could smell the estrogen.

betamax3000 said...

Candy cigarettes and cap guns could make a game of 'Cops and Robbers' that much more exciting.

wyo sis said...

I was listening to Never Go Home Anymore just yesterday. As a teenager I was so overcome with angst the first time I heard it I cried. Yesterday it made me laugh. Nostalgia. Now to go listen to Ode to Billy Joe.

betamax3000 said...

"Ode to Billy Joe.": better yet, watch the movie.

Ahhh, Robby Benson and Glynnis O'Connor: the Seventies were a different time.

edutcher said...

And best left forgotten.

tiger said...


Wrote and produced 'Remember...'

AND 'Too Much Too Soon'???

Farking allah that's more than enough for one musical career.

BTW - I think that Arrowsmith did a version of 'Remember...' too.

tiger said...

Aaaaaand here ya go:

Arrowsmith 'Remember (Walking in the sand)


betamax3000 said...

This made me go grab my copy of "Always Magic in the Air." Great book about the music writers of this era, Brill Building, etc. Looks like I'll be reading through it again.

Lem said...

I Want Candy

Lem said...


Candy is always handy?

Lem said...

Candy Man

Lem said...

Candy Kisses

Lem said...


Warning... this song goes on for eternity.

Oso Negro said...

That's how I met him, the leader of the pack!

Lem said...

Sex and Candy (cover)

Gary Rosen said...

Give Him A Great Big Kiss

It doesn't get any better than this.

Anga2010 said...

Do NOT accept candy from strangers! Walk away (quickly) and if followed... run! Mace the persuer, if necessary, and create a lot of noise to attract assistance. At the last resort (especially if the persuer is banging your head into the sidwalk) you might have to shoot him.

yashu said...

"Mmm, he's good bad, but he's not evil."

betamax3000 said...

Lesbian Candy Store. Suggestive pulling of taffy, etc etc.

Mitchell the Bat said...

I was a little kid when I first heard "The Leader of the Pack." I disliked it immensely, immediately.

Fortunately, George Costanza would come along eventually and break the curse:

Anna: You know I'm not supposed to be talking to you.

George: No one's putting a gun to your head. Do I, uh, scare you?

Anna: No... a little. Nice car.

George: Yeah, she's a sweet ride.

Anna: Is that your orthopedic back pillow?

George: Maybe.

Anna: Well, is it or isn't it?

George: I Guess not.