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by Mr. Misery
Sun Oct 11, 2009 1:20 am
Forum: The Annex
Topic: books, books, books
Replies: 1556
Views: 381577

Re: books, books, books

mood swung wrote:Ohgoddamittohell, can y'all just stop being so goddam SMART all the time???


Alex V, Christopher, and Otis: don't feel hurt by this, it was clearly directed at me.
by Mr. Misery
Sun Oct 04, 2009 10:16 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: books, books, books
Replies: 1556
Views: 381577

Re: books, books, books

When asked by W.H. Auden how he liked living in Hull, Larkin replied "I expect I shouldn't be more unhappy there than anywhere else." My favorite poem of his wasn't in any of the volumes he published in his lifetime: Continuing to Live Continuing to live -- that is, repeat A habit formed t...
by Mr. Misery
Sun Oct 04, 2009 9:58 pm
Forum: Tin Pan Alley
Topic: I GAVE IT ALL AWAY
Replies: 30
Views: 26539

Re: I GAVE IT ALL AWAY

Best of luck, Rope.
by Mr. Misery
Wed Sep 23, 2009 6:06 am
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Random Thoughts
Replies: 3952
Views: 791412

Re: Random Thoughts

oily slick wrote:SIR paul mccartney. from his mullet period.

That's when he recorded Mullet Kintyre.
by Mr. Misery
Fri Aug 14, 2009 4:01 am
Forum: The Annex
Topic: books, books, books
Replies: 1556
Views: 381577

Re: books, books, books

Doc Sportello sounds awfully close to Dec Costello.
by Mr. Misery
Thu Jun 04, 2009 12:14 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: EC to release Secret, Profane and Sugarcane
Replies: 199
Views: 61151

Re: EC to release Secret, Profane and Sugarcane

What's up with the song credited to Lou Reed on the new album, Femme Fetale? I don't see it anywhere on the new album and yet there's a credit to it in the acknowledgements. "Femme Fatale" is on the vinyl version of Secret, Profane & Sugarcane along with the EC original composition &q...
by Mr. Misery
Wed Jul 02, 2008 3:19 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Random Thoughts
Replies: 3952
Views: 791412

Re: Random Thoughts

Ambling down the great road of life, I've discovered that no matter how bad things appear to be, they can always get worse.
by Mr. Misery
Tue Jun 10, 2008 11:04 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Momofuku Poll #2 - Whaddya think?
Replies: 180
Views: 47329

Re: Momofuku Poll #2 - Whaddya think?

I find Song with Rose to be the best song on the album and Pardon Me, Madam the weakest so--I agree with both of you!

Let's compare Momofuku with For the Stars! Track 1... [Edited by Administrator.]
by Mr. Misery
Tue May 20, 2008 11:36 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Momofuku Poll #2 - Whaddya think?
Replies: 180
Views: 47329

Re: Momofuku Poll #2 - Whaddya think?

In general I'm loving the hard-edged tracks: 'No Hiding Place' (which is so good I had to play it half a dozen times before listening to the rest of the album!), 'American Gangster Time,' and 'Stella Hurt.' But 'My Three Sons' is achingly beautiful and 'Song with Rose' is a masterpiece--the melody a...
by Mr. Misery
Mon Oct 16, 2006 1:30 am
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Random Thoughts
Replies: 3952
Views: 791412

I'm fond too of fondue, Who.
by Mr. Misery
Sun Jun 25, 2006 12:45 am
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Can all these people be wrong?
Replies: 10
Views: 3225

bambooneedle wrote:You might find finer ironies to share sometime, everyone's just rolling on the floor and punching the floor about that one...


It is ironic that you respond to a lighthearted and friendly joke with hostility.
by Mr. Misery
Sat Jun 24, 2006 2:20 am
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Can all these people be wrong?
Replies: 10
Views: 3225

:lol: "Some men see things as they are and ask why. Others dream things that never were and ask why not." – George Bernard Shaw
by Mr. Misery
Fri Jun 23, 2006 11:22 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Can all these people be wrong?
Replies: 10
Views: 3225

Why can't I give it seven stars?
by Mr. Misery
Wed Dec 21, 2005 11:00 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: more fun with board members
Replies: 160
Views: 28199

miss buenos aires wrote:Pip, back from the land of the living (where people do stuff), totally unprompted, praising my gruel.


"Gruel" by Nelly:

Cook fo' me, Miss BA
("What you lookin' at?")
I want to see your gruel
("You want to see my what?")
Ya, ya gruel ya, ya, ya gruel...
by Mr. Misery
Mon Nov 21, 2005 3:18 am
Forum: The Annex
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4051
Views: 800791

Bamboo, not to belabor the point but your post was interpreted in the same way by intelligent board members from France, Poland, and the United States (a global consensus is forming!). There was a discrepancy between what you wrote and what you intended to write. No hard feelings. The matter rests. ...
by Mr. Misery
Sat Nov 19, 2005 9:38 am
Forum: The Annex
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4051
Views: 800791

I like the song and it cheered me up when I was very depressed but you certainly put me in my place, Bambooneedle.
by Mr. Misery
Sat Nov 19, 2005 6:57 am
Forum: The Annex
Topic: books, books, books
Replies: 1556
Views: 381577

Herzog by Saul Bellow. Lively and learned as one would expect but I was disappointed by the denouement. The cuckold character is based on a painful autobiographical story that took great courage to address in print, but Herzog's confrontation with his ex-wife is unsatisfactory and he never gets to ...
by Mr. Misery
Sat Nov 19, 2005 6:18 am
Forum: The Annex
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4051
Views: 800791

"Too Much Rain"--one of the new Macca songs. I start each day with it. It's encouraging, like a letter from a friend. Laugh when your eyes are burning Smile when your heart is filled with pain Sigh as you brush away your sorrow Make a vow that's it's not going to happen again It's not right, in one ...
by Mr. Misery
Fri Oct 14, 2005 11:52 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Random Thoughts
Replies: 3952
Views: 791412

Concerning flowers, did you know that roses are mighty ? I mean for real. Some do speak to you. Even call you. Silently but it is so intense, one who gets hit can't ignore. Happened to me not long ago, in the Trocadero garden (on the right bank of the Seine, opposite the Eiffel tower fyi). I couldn...
by Mr. Misery
Fri Sep 16, 2005 5:19 am
Forum: Tin Pan Alley
Topic: Surcease: A short story
Replies: 4
Views: 4463

I agree. In the everyday there can be living drama and great moral choices. The failure can prove to be a success, the loser a winner, and the lost man may save someone else. You have to watch out for the quiet ones.

Thank you dearly, LJ.
by Mr. Misery
Fri Sep 09, 2005 7:40 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Annoying Phrases
Replies: 64
Views: 10191

"Feel free..."
by Mr. Misery
Fri Sep 09, 2005 7:34 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Picture caption game revived!
Replies: 70
Views: 13153

Marigold showed us her curious irises.
by Mr. Misery
Wed Sep 07, 2005 12:18 am
Forum: Tin Pan Alley
Topic: Surcease: A short story
Replies: 4
Views: 4463

Thank you for your perceptive interpretation and kind words. Humor is the unexpected key, it turns out to be a saving grace for his friend when all the rational arguments fail.

You did the right thing with the two birds, and in my book it is a great achievement.
by Mr. Misery
Fri Sep 02, 2005 9:36 pm
Forum: Tin Pan Alley
Topic: Surcease: A short story
Replies: 4
Views: 4463

Surcease: A short story

Through darkened streets I followed my nightly path to the library, arms laden with heavy books to be returned. It is dreadful to face the prospect of crossing the street; there is no dignity in it. Timing is the key—to begin with a fresh green light—but rarely am I graced with such good fortune. Af...
by Mr. Misery
Fri Sep 02, 2005 9:23 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Picture caption game revived!
Replies: 70
Views: 13153

Harry Rotter.

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