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  •  I found this little Desmond treasure (1+ / 0-)
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    homo neurotic

    a few years back. New York magazine used to run a competition every issue where readers would send in original limericks, first lines to bad novels, nursery rhymes in the style of famous authors, etc., etc. When they asked readers to send in double dactyls, Paul Desmond submitted:

    Shubada Shubadee
    Cannonball Adderley
    Came on the scene like a
    Bolt from the blues.

    His popularity
    Coincidentally
    Left me more leisure for
    Romance and booze.

    Hige sceal þe heardra, heorte þe cenre, mod sceal þe mare, þe ure mægen lytlað

    by milkbone on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 05:49:43 PM PST

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    •  oh my. many thanks! (1+ / 0-)
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      milkbone

      absolutely wonderful. while desmond's status as an adroit-with-word witty guy was not news to me, that gem you posted is. greatly enjoyed, and much appreciated. (bonus points for the mere mention of cannonball -- among my all-time, tip-top favorite alto players.)

      "everybody's got something to hide except for me and my monkey." -john lennon

      by homo neurotic on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 06:11:03 PM PST

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