Friday, June 26, 2009

Week's End - You're the Top!

You're the top!
You're the Coliseum,
You're the top!
You're the Louvre Museum.
You're a melody from a symphony by Strauss...(see below)

If I were as cheeky as I seem, I would make a collage of images from Cole Porter's You're the Top & post it as a tribute to Hazel at The Clever Pup. It's her birthday. Time, copyright law, & the weather (storms, ack) prevent my descent--for now--into a life of crime. Phew. I think Hazel will let me off with this mini-tribute. Have a great evening with assorted Pups & Cool Cats.

A Skeleton Key to 'You're the Top' by Timothy Noah of Slate Magazine is amusing & must have been a lot of fun to research & write. His response, sort of, to feelings about Bloomsday. Intrigued? I was.

ciao, xo from Washington, DC

[hastily procured LIFE archival photos by David E. Scherman of 'lady at masked ball in Paris, July1946. Two of 'em. Hey, give me a break. I nearly chose a Communist Party rally in Paris. At least it looked like they had champagne.]

Back to work, sort of. A great weekend to all (& go pester the Mme. Pup). And yes, I'm sad about Farrah & Michael. Are you kidding? No matter the intervening years & academia, hey, I was growing up then, too. The first time I walked into Jersualem's Old City, the Damascus Gate entrance, you know what was playing somewhere-in-the-souk? No? I'll say anyway. Layla & then Billie Jean. Worlds collide. Weirdest damn day of my life (so far).


Poetikat said...

I think this is my first time here! I was going to comment at Giulia Geranium, but can't find the comments button. I knew CP's birthday was coming (sent her a card) and gave her a nod on my blog today too.

I like THIS blog and will follow you from now (I follow too many, so I may not get to visit all the time, but I will try to pop in here and there.)


giulia said...

Thanks, Kat. I can't "follow" folks because of computer problems. It takes forever to download the blogger template when I follow people. I mean up to 35 minutes (& counting). I stop in now & again on both of your sites.

Had to take off comment function on GG blog...will explain via your site over weekend & pop in to leave a happy comment re: H-Pup's natal day.

ciao & thanks for stopping by.

lettuce said...

those masks are just wonderful!