Monday, 30 January 2017



From the album In the Flat Field, 1980

Frankenstein, 1931

What do you want of me
What do you long from me
A slim Pixie, thin and forlorn
A count, white and drawn
What do you make of me
What can you take from me
Pallid landscapes off my frown
Let me rip you up and down

For you I came to forsake
Lay wide despise and hate
I sing of you in my demented songs
For you and your stimulations
Take what you can of me
Rip what you can off me
And this I'll say to you
And hope that it gets through

You worthless bitch
You fickle shit
You will spit on me
You will make me spit
And when the Judas howl arise
And like the Jesus Jews you epitomize
I'll still be here as strong as you
And I'll walk away in spite of you

And I'll walk away
Walk away

The Bride of Frankenstein, 1935

The Spy In The Cab


From the album In the Flat Field, 1980


Hidden in the dashboard
The unseen mechanised eye
Under surveillance
The road is full of cats eyes
It's sick function to pry
The spy in the cab

Coldly observing - callously reserving
A drivers time
Automated autonomy
Playing on his mind
The spy in the cab

The spy in the cab

An eye for an eye
A spy for an eye
An eye for an eye
A spy for a spy

A twenty-four hour unblinking watch
Installed to pry
Installed to cop
The spy in the cab
The spy in the cab
The spy in the cab

I spy with my little eye spy with my little I spy with my
Little eye spy with my little I spy...spy...spy

Sunday, 29 January 2017

Money Can't Buy Poverty

A few Marty Feldman sketches/parts

"It's Frankensteen": Dr. Frederick Frankenstein meets Igor for the first time.

"I don't enjoy anything while I'm doing it. I enjoy having done things, though." - Marty Feldman.

Marty Feldman - The Railway Carriage

Marty Feldman Monster Sketch

"It could be worse...It could be raining." - Marty Feldman.

Dean Martin & Marty Feldman - The Restaurant

Marty Feldman with his wife Lauretta Sullivan

"He made us laugh, he took my pain away. I love you, Lauretta." - Marty Feldman.

Slapstick (Of Another Kind) Part 4

 "Hookers have to deliver on their promise...unlike politicians." - Marty Feldman.

A 2011 biography of Marty Feldman

"Money can't buy poverty." - Marty Feldman.

Marty Feldman - Six Degrees of Separation (Documentary)

Thursday, 26 January 2017

God forgives...I don't!

A couple of Spaghetti Westerns I was inspired to watch recently...

God Forgives...I Don't!

Written and directed by Giuseppe Colizzi, 1967

"Psychotic bandit Bill San Antonio (Frank Wolff) kills all the passengers on a train and steals a fortune in gold. Hutch Bessy (Bud Spencer), an insurance investigator, and his gunslinger partner, Cat Stevens (Terence Hill), go on the hunt for Bill, hoping to retrieve the loot. Unfortunately, outlaws take Hutch and Cat prisoner. Cat manages to get away and saves Hutch's life." (Wikipedia).

Alternative site

The Appaloosa

Directed by Sidney Furie, 1966

A man tries to recover a horse stolen from him by a Mexican bandit.

"In this classic Western, buffalo hunter Matt Fletcher (Marlon Brando) plans on starting a horse breeding farm with his friend Paco (Rafael Campos) in the border town of Ojo Prieto. But when a Mexican bandit (John Saxon) steals his prized Appaloosa stallion, Matt crosses the border determined to get revenge." (Moviefone).


Tuesday, 24 January 2017

The Jerk

Directed by Carl Reiner, 1979

Written by Steve Martin, Carl Gottlieb and Michael Elias. The film also features Bernadette Peters, M. Emmet Walsh, and Jackie Mason.

"What do you think I am, some kind of jerk or something? And this. That's all I need..."

You'd Be Surprised

Written by Irving Berlin in 1919

Sung by Madeline Kahn at Carnegie Hall in 1988 for Berlin's 100 Birthday Celebration

[1st verse:]

Johnny was bashful and shy
Nobody understood why
Mary loved him
All the other girls passed him by
Ev'ryone wanted to know
How she could pick such a beau
With a twinkle in her eye
She made this reply

[1st refrain:]

He's not so good in a crowd but when you get him alone
You'd be surprised
He isn't much at a dance but then when he takes you home
You'd be surprised
He doesn't look like much of a lover
But don't judge a book by it's cover
He's got the face of an Angel
But there's a Devil in his eye
He's such a delicate thing but when he starts in to squeeze
You'd be surprised
He doesn't look very strong but when you sit on his knee
You'd be surprised
At a party or at a ball
I've got to admit that he's nothing at all
But in a morris chair
You'd be surprised

[2nd verse:]

Mary continued to praise
Johnny's remarkable ways
To the ladies
And you know advertising pays
Now Johnny's never alone
He has the busiest phone
Almost ev'ry other day
A new girl will say

[2nd refrain:]

He's not so good in the house but on a bench in the park
You'd be surprised
He isn't much in the light but when he gets in the dark
You'd be surprised
I know he looks as slow as the Erie
But you don't know the half of it, dearie
He looks as cold as an Eskimo
But there's fire in his eyes
He doesn't say very much but when he starts in to speak
You'd be surprised
He's not so good at the start but at the end of the week
You'd be surprised
On a streetcar or in a train
You'd think he was born without any brain
But in a taxicab
You'd be surprised