Friday, April 08, 2005

Handful of Gimme (And a Mouth Fulla Much Obliged)

"It was a perfect day for Humbert Humbert wish."

You get this and many more choice lines in my latest installment of "As the Stomach Turns" over at the Last Critic Standing contest at So what I need for you to do is go there right now and vote for me, so I will make it to the final two and eventually win the damn thing, a contest that began somewhere back during the Eisenhower administration.


Bonus points for those who can: 1) spot the Wallace Stevens allusion in the review, and 2) know what band recorded the song from which this entry steals its name.


Blogger Lori said...

Shadow and Jimmy by Elvis Costello, and perhaps a vague reference to Sunday Morning? You make me think too much...

7:25 AM  
Anonymous amy said...

I was going to say it sounds like a John Langford or a Handsome Family line...

12:26 PM  
Blogger George said...

And we have a winner for "where did the title come from?" It's a song from the 1993 Killer Shrews CD that Jon Langford made with Gary Lucas, Tony Maimone and others.

The Stevens, btw, is from "Man on the Dump" and is a take on his line "dewed with th dewest dew."

5:35 PM  
Blogger George said...

uh, here's the missing "e"

5:36 PM  
Blogger Mira Vista said...

nice try on the music... but off by a couple decades! it's Fred Neil from 1965. Check out Blecker + McDougal or his greatest hits. Perhaps the Shrews covered it, but take the time to check out the original. (and yes, I'm two years late to the party...)

8:16 PM  

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