[Dixielandjazz] POGO in Ought Eight (was I Go POGO too)
csuhor at zebra.net
Wed Jan 31 12:04:47 PST 2007
My best shot at parallels between the comics and jazz is that they're
both uniquely American art forms, born in popular culture. Don't want
to resurrect the old argument here about whether, when, how, and
through whom some comics and some jazz "grew" into high art.
Re nominating Pogo again and the old denial, "If nominated, I will not
run. If elected, I will not serve," Gen. Sherman's disclaimer was in
earnest. Nowadays, the disclaimers are more adamant and revealed to be
less sincere, as in:
If nominated, I will not run.
If elected, I will not serve.
If served, I will not eat.
If eaten, I will not void.
If voided, I will not stink.
Vote for me.
On Jan 31, 2007, at 1:44 PM, charles coleman wrote:
> Hi Listees,
> David Dustin wrote..."Hmmm. Pogo + OKOM... Can this be coincidental?
> I think it?s all about
> words, rhythms, sounds. Besides being a staller draftsman, Walt Kelly
> was a
> musician of dialog. He wielded and warped words the way a jazz musician
> bends notes and inflects a phrase. Everything felt ?homey? and
> Agree, whole heartedly. Now howabout a groundswell of support for
> the nomination of Mr. Pogo Possum as our next president. Nowhere
> in the constitution does it say that the president has to be a human
> bean! Our slogan "We Could Do Worse", or how about "From here on
> down, it's uphill all the way" In the immoral words of the former
> candidate: "If elected, I will not run. If nominated, I will not
> Jazz content: "I'm Just Wild About Harry" ... Oops, wrong
> candidate. 8>))
> Regards, Charlie (Am I kidding or not?) Coleman
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