Music: general

This inventory is reasonably complete only from December 2010 on.
Sacred Harp music is in a separate Page.


12/24/10: Christmas stories and music:

7/16/11: Josef Suk:

11/24/11: Christmas music update:

12/19/11: More Christmas music:

4/1/12: Earl Scruggs:

5/10/12: The Swiss national anthem:

6/3/12: The craftsman:
Doc Watson

7/25/12: Gay Messiah:
Rufus Wainwright

☛ 7/29/12: More t-shirt art history:
Don McLean’s “Vincent” (“Starry, Starry Night”)

8/9/12: core music:
hatecore music

9/7/12: Happy Birthday:
“Happy Birthday to You”

9/14/12: Until the eagle grins:
“Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out”

11/10/12: After the election:
Young Jeezy

12/4/12: Christmas music bulletin:
Clubbing Christmas 2008, Bells of Dublin, McGarrigle Family Christmas, Jackson Browne’s “The Rebel Jesus”

12/21/12: Pocket reference to half-rhyme:
“Ol’ 55” (Tom Waits, The Eagles)

12/21/12: Still more Christmas music:
Jolly Bolly Christmas

12/22/12: The multicultural Christmas playlist:
more Xmas music, a lot more

12/23/12: Regrettable Christmas songs:

3/12/13: Two great dames:
Barbara Cook, Elaine Stritch

5/29/13: Blessed Assurance on Broadway:
Blessed Assurance

6/5/13: Have an X, have a Y:
“Marry the Man Today” from Guys and Dolls, “Mr. Goldstone, I Love You” from Gypsy

7/3/13: Music and words:
Jeremy Denk, Nico Muhly, their connections

7/11/13: Steve Grand, DNA, Timoteo:
Steve Grand, “All-American Boy”, and covering Lady Gaga’s “You and I”

7/23/13: SRS: the music video:
Steam Room Stories music video

7/30/13: Groovin’ on the Glocken:
the glockenspiel, air guitar, Zauberflöte

8/1/13: The Luffa and the Wompom:
Flanders and Swann, The Wompom

8/3/13: Howls in Bayreuth:
Castorf production of Wagner’s Ring

8/11/13: tartare:
Die Dreigroschenoper

8/20/13: No scatting:
scat singing

8/23/13: Two stylists:
Marian McPartland

8/31/13: Colander song:
“Calendar Girl”

10/13/13: Brief notice: jazz haiku:
jazz haiku

12/3/13: Three penguin notes:
Penguin Prison

12/16/13: More for Xmas:
loathesome Xmas music

5/23/14: Piercing:
musical humor: Stan Freberg

9/6/14: Cantus Arcticus:
Cantus Arcticus: Concerto for Birds and Orchestra

9/9/14: LGBT stamp year:
k.d. lang

9/21/14: Ages:
Maria Muldaur, Stevie Nicks

9/23/14: Puns and their allies:
Nadia Boulanger, Bill McGlaughlin

9/28/14: Wichita is falling:
Pat Metheny

☛ 10/1/14: Saying but disavowing:
rapper Sir Mix-a-Lot’s “Baby Got Back”

10/4/14: Homage to Marky Mark:
Nick Jonas and his various bands

10/7/14: On the portmanteau beat:
musical tempos; Mahler’s Symphony No. 7

11/2/14: Sacred Harp by Cantus:
the chorus Cantus

11/10/14: I’ve got a lovely bunch of coconuts:
“I’ve Got a Lovely Bunch of Coconuts”

11/11/14: Calendar boys:
“Calendar Girl”

11/20/14: Muzio Clementi:
Muzio Clementi

11/22/14: Musical mishearing:
Engelbert Humperdinck

11/24/14: I hurt myself today:
Johnny Cash, Nine Inch Nails

11/25/14: Two cartoons and a parody:
The Eurythmics

11.27/14: Big D:
“Big D” from The Most Happy Fella

12/4/14: Don’t go changin’:
Billy Joel’s “Just the Way You Are”

12/9/14: Rhyme time at Zippy’s:
diatonic vs. atonal piano music, arena hip hop, Iggy Azalea (more hip hop), Cole Porter’s “Begin the Beguine”

12/10/14: Scientific language play:
Lionel Richie’s “Three Times a Lady”

12/16/14: Peter and the Wolf:
Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf

12/17/24: The dark side of Xmas songs:
“Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”

12/24/14: mirlitons:
Nutcracker Suite; the instrument the mirliton / reed-flute

12/25/14: Amahl and the Nigh Visitors:
Amahl and the Night Visitors

12/26/14: The Messiah:
The Messiah

1/2/15: Glücklich ist, wer vergisst, was doch nicht zu ändern ist:
Die Fledermaus

1/15/15: Façade:
Façade music by William Walton

1/21/15: Theme music:
Les Préludes and Flash Gordon; William Tell overture and The Lone Ranger; Love for Three Oranges and The FBI in Peace and War; “Flash” by Queen

1/21/15: Antonio Soler and the mournful valley:
Padre Antonio Soler

1/22/15: More theme music:
The Flying Dutchman and Captain Video; von Resnicek’s opera Donna Diana and Sergeant Preston

1/30/15: Doing the fandango, from Venango to Ilopango:
the fandango

2/7/15: Emmerich Kálmán in wartime:
Emmerich Kálmán; The Gypsy Princess, Countess Maritza

2/20/15: Child’s play:
Elgar, Wand of Youth; Mozart juvenilia; Mendelssohn Octet

2/24/15: Ode to Almond Joy:
Ode to Joy

3/1/15: abduction:
Abduction from the Seraglio

3/3/15: Peter Sarsgaard, Harold in Italy:
Berlioz, Harold in Italy

3/7/15: Reynaldo Hahn:
Reynaldo Hahn

3/12/15: The spirit of geometry:
Whispers, “And the Beat Goes On”; Sonny and Cher, “The Beat Goes On”

3/21/15: Ethelbert Nevin:
Ethelbert Nevin; two of his compositions

3/23/15: Morning names: confrey, comfrey:
Zez Confrey, two of his compositions

3/27/15: Reuben and Rachel:
song “Reuben and Rachel”

3/28/15: na na na:
“Hey hey goodbye”, “Katamari Damacy” theme; “Hey Jude”; “Land of 1,000 Dances”; child’s taunt to “Bye, Baby Bunting”

4/3/15: More na na na:
Silhouettes, “Get a Job”; Sha Na Na, “Don’t You Just Know It”

4/5/15: At the movies: Julie Andrews:
Julie Andrews: The Sound of Music, Mary Poppins movies

4/5/15: Andrew Porter:
music critic Andrew Porter

4/7/15: Edelweiss:
“Edelweiss” from The Sound of Music

4/11/15: No vowels:
singer Cassandra Wilson

4/11/15: Two obits:
pianist Ralph Sharon; “I Left My Heart in San Francisco”

4/12/15: Spring Sonata:
Beethoven’s “Spring Sonata” for violin

4/24/15: Youthful enthusiasm:
folk musician Robin Williamson

4/26/15: Morning: Great American Dream Machine:
Mel Torme singing “Route 66”

4/27/15: Elsa Lanchester:
Elsa Lanchester in Bawdy Cockney Songs

☛ 4/27/15: Armenian days:
composer Alan Hovhaness and his Symphony No. 50

4/29/15: Ignaz Pleyel:
composer Ignaz Pleyel

5/6/15: Morning name: Simon Rattle:
conductor Simon Rattle

5/7/15: The most famous beaver of the 17th century:
composer and violinist Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber

5/11/15: Keith Jarrett:
pianist Keith Jarrett

5/12/15: Morning tune:
theme song for Three’s Company

5/18/15: Don’t shade your eyes:
Tom Lehrer’s “Lobachevsky”

5/20/15: Morning harmony:
Vivaldi’s L’Estro Armonico

5/25/15: Portmanteau pop music:
tv pop/rock music shows: Shindig! Hullabaloo

6/20/15: Screaming for ice cream:
ice cream truck music; Cazwell’s “Ice Cream Truck”; “I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Ice Cream” song

6/21/15: My hard-on belongs to Daddy:
“My Heart Belongs to Daddy” song

6/23/15: La Bayadère:
Petipa ballet to music by Minkus

7/1/15: Declaring your race:
jazz musician Mezz Mezzrow

7/2/15: Initialisms, raunchy and not:
public radio theme music by B. J. Leiderman

7/5/15: Blowjob, handjob:
Prince’s “Jack U Off”

7/9/15: Twyla Tharp, truncation, and more:
music for Tharp dances

7/10/15: Madame von Meck:
and Tchaikovsky

7/10/15: Feminist pirates and their chanteys:
sea chanteys

7/11/15: Outrageous art:
Dead Kennedys, Frankenchrist

7/15/15: Dead Tongues:
Stanford rock band

7/15/15: Morning names: The Secret of Susanna, The Jewels of the Madonna:
two operas by Wolf-Ferrari

7/25/15: Morning names: naked mole rat, Penn Palestra:

7/25/15: Name rhymes:
Cab Calloway, “Everybody Eats at My House”; Paul Simon, “Fifty Ways to Leave Your Lover”

7/26/15: Land of 1,000 Dances:
Wilson Pickett’s “Land of 1,000 Dances”

7/30/15: Name play in the comics:
Simon & Garfunkel

8/2/15: Clown time:
Smokey Robinson, “Tears of a Clown”

8/2/15:Search for the magic slogan:
hip hop music by Professor P & DJ Akilles: “Keep Doing It”

8/16/15: Mornng: mandolin, mandoline:

8/17/15: “Willow Weep for Me”:
the song; three versions

9/1/15: Two hoots:
the hootenanny; “Hoots Mon” song

9/10/15: Let’s twist again!:
Chubby Checker’s “Let’s Twist Again”

9/11/15: Golden yellow for the end of summer:
Weill & Anderson, “September Song”

9/15/15: Dennis Greene:
rock band Sha Na Na

9/19/15: Muffins:
“Do You Know the Muffic Man?”

9/20/15: Boop 2:
“I Wanna Be Kissed By You” (performances in 1928 by Helen Kane, in 1959 by Marilyn Monroe)

9/21/15: The angle of your erection:
9/21/15: Be upstanding:
“The Object of My Affection” (burlesqued)

9/21/15: Amber 2:
“Amber” by the band 311

9/27/15: California squirrels:
“California Girls” by the Beach Boys (parody), Cyndi Lauper’s “Girls Just Want to Have Fun”

9/28/15: Morning name: Ritual Fire Dance:
by de Falla; performance by Artur Rubinstein

9/29/15: Morning name: Dudelsack / doodlesack:
bagpipes and bagpipe music; candidates for the Scottish national anthem

9/30/15: Another bagpiper:
opera Schwanda the Bagpiper and concert work taken from it; theme music for The Ghost & Mrs. Muir

10/3/15: Earworm time: Springtime for Hitler:
song “Springtime for Hitler” from The Producers

10/8/15: Rocky Horror at 40:
“Time Warp” from Rocky Horror

10/10/15: Morning: A Long Slow Drag:
“A Long Slow Drag” from Scott Joplin’s opera Treemonisha; soprano Carmen Balthrop

10/11/15: From the 80s:
musical genres; hit songs of the 80s, notably “Relax”

10/12/15: You must remember this:
song “As Times Go By”

10/16/15: Pasta fazool:
Dean Martin and “That’s Amore”

10/17/15: That’s a moray:
parodies of “That’s Amore”

10/18/15: Morning: monotreme, marsupial:
Stephen Stills, “All I Know is What You Tell Me”; rapper Father, “Who’s Gonna Get Fucked First”; lullaby, “Hush Little Baby”

10/23/15: Depilation Row:
“Desolation Rule”; musicians Bob Dylan, Grateful Dead

10/31/15: Rosamunde:
Schubert, incidental music to Rosamunde; mnemonic verses; “Beethoven’s Wig” vocal group, recordings; Schubert’s
“Rosamunde variations” impromptu; song “Rosamunde” (in German”), “Beer Barrel Polka” (in English)

11/1/15: Follow-up: Heino:
on the singer; on “Zu der Ponderosa reiten wir” and “She’ll be coming ’round the mountain”

11/2/15: Monkey Puzzle Trio:
the London-based musical group

11/9/15: PUMP! Boys and Trojans/strong>:
musical Pump Boys and Dinettes

11/10/15: George Crumb:
composer Crumb; his American Songbooks; his Ancient Voices of Children; mezzo-soprano Jan DeGaetani

11/15/15: Octavio Pinto:
and Guiomar Novaes

11/17/15: Alaskan-cod-pieces:
an assortment of rock musicians in codpieces

11/17/15: The House of the Writhing Pun/strong>:
burlesque of the song “House of the Rising Sun”; performance by The Animals

11/18/15: Somewhere, looking like Bozo:
burlesque of the song “Over the Rainbow”

11/19/15: Rushing Sugar:
the song “El Bimbo”

11/21/15: Zipparchitecture:
guitarist Jimi Hendrix

11/21/15: Kijé and Jimson:
Prokofiev’s Lieutenant Kijé Suite

11/22/15: Luis Valdez:
song La Bamba; musicians Richie Valens and Los Lobos

11/23/15: motion-goal BE:
Charlene, “I’ve Never Been to Me”

11/25/15: On the campaign trail with Vermin Supreme:
Screaming Lord Sutch and his rock band, The Savages

11/25/15: Tinnitus, tinnitus, semper tinnitus:
“Jingle Bells” in Latin

11/30/15: Rhyme or reason:
tune for “Humpty Dumpty”

11/30/15: Monster Mash:
folk rock group Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young; novelty song “Monster Mash”

12/2/15: I love my Jack Adams:
Donovan’s song “I Love My Shirt”

12/5/15: Tchaikovsky’s Polish Symphony:
Symphony No. 3

12/9/15: Piano-Rag-Music / Ragtime:
Stravinsky composition; the cimbalom

12/12/15: Dev Hynes:
the singer and songwriter aka Blood Orange

12/17/15: Jockstrap with a rainbow pouch:
Elvis Presley singing “Riding the Rainbow”

12/22/15: Calendrical hunks:
Club 69’s song “I Want to Be Your Underwear”

12/26/15: Morning: The Future’s So Bright I Gotta Wear Shades:
the Timbuk3 song

12/27/15: Morning name: Kakadu:
Beethoven’s Kakadu Variations (piano trio); the song “Ich bin der Schneider Kakadu”

12/28/15: Musical Star Wars puns:
4 Star Wars characters playing musical instruments

12/30/15: Dick in a Box:
song (and video) by The Lonely Island and Jason Timberlake; other music by them

1/3/16: testigraphmanteau:
“Your Body is a Wonderland” by John Mayer

1/3/16: Misogynistic urinals and sinks:
Rolling Stones

1/5/16: The news for penises, issue #1 of 2016:
Flo Rida’s “Whistle”

1/6/16: The New Year’s resolution:
Ravel’s Bolero

1/8/16: Some favorite music:
five favorite compositions, Mendelssohn, two Brahms, Schubert, Mozart; ostinatos and the ground bass

1/19/16: Silver mammoth:
Silver Mammoth rock band and their 2015 album Mindlomania

1/24/16: Morning name: John Varvatos:
“Old Bones” by Tyler Bryant and the Shakedown; proto-punk-rockers The Stooges

1/25/16: In the burlesque boat with Zippy:
nursery rhyme/song/round “Row, Row, Row Your Boat”; singer-songwriter Michael McDonald

1/25/16: Put the cello to the metal:
two cello rock bands, Apocalyptica and Rasputina, and musicians and bands whose work theirs resembles or whose work they’ve covered

1/28/16: Yesteday:

1/29/16: aussieBum, Shearing the Rams, and Slim Dusty:
Australian country musician Slim Dusty; three songs

2/2/16: Notes on male ballet dancers:
Ligeti music set to a ballet

2/4/6: A late Christmas gift:
Steve Grand 2015 cover of Mariah Carey’s song “All I Want fir Christmas is You”

2/15/16: Young gay love:
gay love songs by Eli Lieb, Mat Burrow, Colton Ford; lists of gay love songs for Valentine’s Day

2/18/16: Morning name: Colton Ford:
Queen, “I Want to Break Free”

2/19/16: Ting-a-ling:
“Ting-A-Ling” by The Clovers, cover by Buddy Holly

2/19/16: Nid-February news for penises:
“The Candy Man”

2/23/16: Morning names: the two Gracies:
Gracie Fields songs

2/23/16: Who is Silvia?:
song from The Two Gentlemen of Verona; setting by Franz Schubert, performance by The King’s Singers

2/25/16: a katakana para:
songs “Patapan” and (with various spellings) “Mahna Mahna”

3/6/16: Sex in the shadows:
songs from Dreigroschenoper, Threepenny Opera

3/12/16: Mayan comics and alliterative music:
Kurt Moll performing Mozart

3/13/16: Two very different male body types:
baritone Craig Verm

3/14/16: Unnerving Chicano art: Vincent Valdez:
song “Strange Fruit” and singer Billie Holiday; music/poetry fusion of Gil Scott-Heron

3/15/16: Morning name: mock-Swedish nonsense:
1940s novelty songs: “The Hut-Sut Song”, “Mairzy Doats”

3/18/16: Morning name: Roll Over, Beethoven:
Chuck Berry and this song

3/19/16: Cheese Barrel Polka:
Zippy burlesque of “Beer Barrel Polka”

4/4/16: The watermelon files:
Herbie Hancock’s “Watermelon Man”

4/4/16: Morning names: divertimento, serenade:
divertimenti and serenades by Mozart

4/5/16: Ain’t It the Truth:
Daryle Singetary, “Ain’t It the Truth”; Lena Horne, “Aint’s It the Truth”

4/30/16: The masturbation sleeve:
Prince, Controversy, with “Sexuality” and “Jack U Off”

5/3/16: Lawyers, Gubs and Monkeys:
Warren Zevon, Steve Miller Band

5/3/16: Morning names: thistles!:
Sacha Distel and “La belle vie”

5/14/16: Brill me tomorrow, Zippy:
burlesque of Goffin & King “Will You Love Me Tomorrow”

5/15/16: Punch in the presence of the passenjare:
Punch Brothers bluegrass band

5/17/16: Female parts:
bands named Girl Parts

5/19/16: Definiions:
Bizarro with a piano performance involving a sledgehammer

5/26/16: Thurber the illustrator:
Vaughan Williams setting of Housman’s “Oh, when I was in love with you”

5/26/16: Gerard Hoffnung:
musical humor in cartoons, in the Hoffnung Festival performances (and recordings)

6/2/16: Morning news: death of radio star:
“Video killed the Radio Star”

6/9/16: What the wind says:
Maurice Chevalier singing “Louise”

6/12/16: Name play in Basingstoke:
musicians Fatboy Slim, Memphis Slim

6/13/16: The news for penises: wrap it in a bagpipe:
condom bagpipe designed and played by Linsey Pollak

6/19/16: Morning name: at Carnival, with a trumpet, in a tricorn:
“Casrnival of Venice”, “My Hat it Has Three Corners”, “How Much is that Doggie in the Window?”

7/2/16: Hiphop phrenology:
album “Phrenology” by the hiphop group Roots

7/6/16: Dress for performance and publicity:
Guarneri Quartet, Anonymous 4, St. Lawrence String Quartet, Ahn Trio, Kronos Quartet

7/7/16: Annoying instruments:
Bizarro on annoying instruments

7/9/16: chimichurri:
The song “Chim Chim Cher-ee” from Mary Poppins

7/16/16: To be floral, bearded, and young:
Zwicky Productions show at The Hope and Ruin in Brighton, Sussex

7/20/16: Lola Albright:
singer, esp. on Peter Gunn

7/23/16: Beginning the day with the sins of the world:
Agnus Dei from Mozart Mass; other recordings of the Agnus Dei

7/27/16: Arthur Godfrey and friends:
“Stairway to Heaven”; banjo, ukelele

8/4/16: Zippy and the Edsels:
“Rama Lama Ding Dong”

8/5/16: Politically prescient G&S:

8/6/16: Dick Deadeye in the morning:
pastiche of Gilbert & Sullivan numbers

8/11/16: Sit right down:
“I’m Gonna Sit Right Diwn and Write Myself a Letter”; Fats Waller

8/14/16: PE6-5000:
Glenn Miller’s “Pennsylvania 6-5000”

8/18/16: If you wanna be Zippy…:
Jimmy Soul’s “If You Wanna Be Happy”

8/19/16: Pink motels, Cadillacs, etc. etc.:
Springsteen, “Pink Cadillac”; Pink Fairies

8/20/16: Give me some men who are strong-jawed men:
“Stout-Hearted Men” from The New Moon; rock musician Rick Springfield

8/21/16: “What you done, sunshine, is criminal damage”:
“You Are My Sunshine” performed by Johnny Cash and June Carter; “Good Morning Sunshine” performed by Aqua

8/29/16: Osmunda, Königin des Waldes:
operas and operetta; Rosamunde, Raimunda

9/1/16: On foot patrol, part 2:
Beatles’ “Piggies”

9/6/16: Waltzing with Boynton Bears:
“Waltzing with Bears”

9/7/16: How sweet the daphne smells:
Dudley Moore’s “Die Flabbergast”

9/9/16: Julian and Sandy:

9/12/16: Breaking bad:

9/12/16: Toucan, get what you need:
Rolling Stones’ “You Can’t Always Get What You Want”

9/16/16: hinky?:
“Mademoiselle from Armentières”

9/26/16: Hipsters, beats, and raconteurs:
5 Zippys, some with musical characters

10/2/16: The old oaken desk:
setting of “The Old Oaken Bucket” to music

10/4/16: Beefcake on screen:
showtunes and other popular music on Glee

10/6/16: Smuggle me budgie down, sport:
“Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport”

10/13/16: Bring in ‘da Boyz, Bring in ‘da Funk:
Bring in ‘da Noise, Bring in ‘da Funk

10/14/16: New Yorker bro-toon:
band Bro & Toons

10/15/16: Zippy goes out to catch a bite:
pop song “Sugar Shack”

10/16/16: Huzzah!:
“Like a Rolling Stone”

10/17/16: Zwickys of New York: Chuck the mixmaster:
sound mixer Chuck Zwicky

10/17/16: Workin’ Blue at the Car Wash:
Jim Croce’s “Workin’ at the Car Wash Blues”

10/17/16: Nick Cave and the Soundsuits:
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

10/20/16: Là ci darem la mano pianoforte:
Chopin variations on the Mozart duet; pianists Alexis Weissenberg, Idil Biret

10/21/16: Pingu watches over the gay boys:
the folk wind instrument pungi

10/29/16: Montage montage:
children’s song “Monter sur un éléphant”

10/29/16: Grab It While You Can:
Janis Joplin performance of “Get It While You Can”

11/2/16: Annals of musical instruments: two 2th-century inventions:
the melodica and the bazooka

11/3/16: Annals of musical instruments: improvised instruments:
the ugly stick and the kazoo; performance group Stomp

11/6/16: True Cpnfessions Ripped from the Tabloids:
rap music by Rick Ross

11/9/16: Eliding the black penis:
Cameo’s “Candy”

11/13/16: Lukas is back!:
Paul McCartney’s “Silly Love Songs”; Backstreet Boys

11/17/16: Magnificat:
the Magnificat from the Anglican Evensong service, and the elder JKD’s burlesque of it

11/21/16: You can’t judge a story by its title:
Bo Diddley song

11/24/16: Moonlight:
Caetano Veloso singing “Cucurrucucu Paloma”

11/25/16: Rising in the morning:
Mahler, Symphony No. 2, Des Knaben Wunderhorn; Lehrer, “Alma”

11/25/16: medium-hater:
Alvin and the Chipmunks

12/1/16: From the stage directions for two holiday musical productions:
two hymns, played on sexily

12/7/16: More news for cigars:
“Viva Las Vegas” performed by Elvis Presley and by ZZ Top

12/13/16: Stayin’ Alive:
Bee Gees and the music from Saturday Night Fever

12/15/16: Ignaz Moscheles:
the virtuoso performer and composer

12/17/16: Two late December holidays:
Beethoven, Hedwig

12/20/16: It’s beginning to look a lot like Fishmas:
“Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer”

12/22/16: Morning music:
Donnacha Dennehy, Junk Box Fraud

12/24/16: Pharmaceutical morning names:
“The Girl from Ipanema”, Astrud Gilberto

12/29/16: One more Santa cap:
“Deck the Halls”

1/1/17: Morning names for the new year:
Ozzy Osbourne, Ozzie Nelson

1/2/17: Queens & Cowboys:
Gloria Gaynor, “I Will Survive”

1/16/17: I won’t even mention the auto-da-fé:
Leonard Bernstein, Candide

1/19/17: Meaty matters:
The Meatmen; “It Ain’t the Meat, It’s the Motion”

1/21/17: A label of love:
Bon Jovi’s “Labor of Love”

1/27/17: A kiss is just a kiss:
song “As Times Goes By”

2/2/17: QaF and its men:
Mozart/Schickaneder Magic Flute

2/3/17: Theo Zwicky:
European scholar of jazz

2/7/17: Saint George, the patron saint of parks at night:
George Michael’s music

2/7/17: Punk piano:
the Ramones

2/9/17: ReFo and K-Man:
quintuple meter; Brubeck’s “Take Five”

2/9/17: Dwarfs for a new age:
Jay Z and his music

2/10/17: Annals of adorable:
Fun, “Why Am I the One?”; Hedwig and “Sugar Daddy”

2/14/17: Sex and smiles for VDay:
Tom Lehrer’s “The Old Dope Peddler”

2/15/17: The news for penguins and, oh yes, penises:
Chris Brown, “Love Rocket”; Steel Panther/Danger Kitty “Love Rocket”

2/17/17: dying:
singer Wayne Fontana; pianish (and showman) Liberace

2/18/17: They don’t get it:
singer Tony Bennett

3/3/17: Name fame:
Jennifer Lopez / JLo

3/14/17: Pop, ejaculated the weasel:
tune of “Pop Goes the Weasel”; Anthony Newley version

3/19/17: It was correction killed the desire:
5 songs with want/need you so bad

3/19/17: Sexting with emoji:
Scissor Sisters, “Let’s All Have a Kiki”

3/20/17: Save a horse, ride a cowboy:
Big & Rich song

3/21/17: Haley Bonar:
Bonar’s “Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy”

3/26/17: On the boulevard of broken dreams with Kip Noll:
Green Day, “Boulevard of Broken Dreams”; Alabama, “Dancin’, Shaggin’ on the Boulevard:; 1933 hit, “Boulevard of Broken Dreams”

3/27/17: JoBroButts, Hills Bros. coffe, and gaybros:
Jonas Brothers, The Bros

3/29/17: Three:
Così Fan Tutte; Murray Head’s recordings

3/31/17: The Ahab-Moby affair:
Moby and his music

4/5/17: The blat-bray instrumental report:

4/6/17: Hail to the Hyena-in-Chief:
“Hail to the Chief”; Lee Greenwood, “God Bless the USA”; other American patriotic songs; Haydn, “Gott erhalte…”, Emperor Quartet, hymn Austria, Deutschlandlied

4/14/17: On the quote watch:
Paul Allen, song “Everything Old Is New Again”

4/16/17: Out gay male bands:
PWR BTTM, Superfruit and Pentatonix, Pansy Division, Scissor Sisters, Jinx Titanic

4/19/17: Calla, calla, calla, California:
Culture Club, “Karma Chameleon”

4/23/17: Favorite operas:
Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier; Renée Fleming; history of opera; Mozart’s operas

4/28/17: Faces follow-up 2: Augusta Savage:
Mozart and Haydn

5/2/17: To Be Young, Gay, and Chinese-American:
Nina Simone, “To Be Young, Gifted, and Black”

5/3/17: From the FoxFiles:
rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd

5/5/17: Four Days in May:
CSNY, “Ohio”

5/11/17: The news for food, 5/11/17:
the bouzouki; song “The Bloody Bouzouki” by Wolfstone

5/13/17: missing it:
Ravi Shankar, “I Am Missing You”; John Waite, “Missing You”

5/14/17: Fags Before Flags, and other in-your-face t-shirts:
Glenn Danzig

5/18/17: Complementary ignorances:
Anne Clark’s “This Be the Verse”

5/19/17: Ruthie faces the unfamiliar, again:
“On the Sunny Side of the Street”

5/20/17: Brainless Tales, with more news for penises:
Louis Moreau Gottschalk and Le Bananier

5/21/17: Hang On Sloopy:
“Hang On Sloopy”

5/27/17: Associative thinking:
Beatles, “A Day in the Life”

5/31/17: Shamisen moments:
the instrument; the rock duo Shamisen Kiki; the animated feature Kubo and the Two Strings

6/1/17: No te vayas de Zamboanga:
a number of folksongs, especially this Filipino song

6/4/17: Pride Time #3: on the menswear watch:
gay rapper Cazwell

6/5/17: For the day:
“American Tune”; Paul Simon, Art Garfunkel, Indigo Girls

6/7/17: The word came down on Pentecost:
Daniel Menche, Flaming Tongues; “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing”

6/25/17: The feast day of Saint Geore of the Beverly Tearoom:
singer George Michael and Wham

6/28/17: More Magrottean disavowals:
the song “Three Little Words”

6/28/17: The Ballad of Clark and Bruce: SuperBat of Pink Steel Forever:
Coheed and Cambria, “Island”

6/30/17: In the dunes, in the dunes:
American folk song “In the Pines”; Lead Belly, Louvin Brothers, Nirvana

6/30/17: The Treasure of the Singlet Padre:
song “Happy Trails” (Dale Evans / Roy Rogers), album Happy Trails (Quicksilver Messenger Service)

7/1/17: O Canada! Au Canada: le huard!:
“Ma Cabane au Canada”

7/17/17: Amoeba humor:
Rihanna’s “Stupid in Love” and some other songs

7/17/17: Start spreading the gnus:
Frank Sinatra and “New York, New York”

7/20/17: Ovaltine mornings:
Romi Klinger, “Gay in LA”

7/24/17: No moths, no squirrels, no rats:
David Fenton, “possum/racoon music”; They Might Be Giants, “No!”; Bruce Springsteen, “No Surrender”

7/26/17: I sing the body elastic:
Luis Fonsi’s “Despacito” (with Daddy Yankee); remixes with Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande; Mikey Bustos’s parody “I Wear Speedos”; Sam Smith’s “Stay with Me”; MB’s parody “Circumsizing Me”

7/27/17: Musical synchronicity:
Ricky Martin and his music

7/28/17: Cover me, slowly:
covers, versions, and parodies of “Despacito”

8/4/17: WaynoPOPs:
jazz saxophonist Charlie Parker

8/5/17: The clean-gasm:
metal band Killgasm

8/8/17: The taunt:
the hymn line “Jesus is a friend of mine”

8/13/17: Reduced coordination, joke forms, and sociocultural categories:
Taylor Swift and her songs

8/18/17: Zwicky Avenue:
Eddy Grant’s “Electric Avenue”

8/19/17: lucanicophilia, peniphilia, and all that:
song “You Are My Sunshine”

8/23/17: Bluto says: join or else:
song “Speedo(o)”

8/24/17: Annals of NomConjObj: Miss Adelaide:
“Marry the Man Today” and other songs from Guys and Dolls

8/25/17: Revisiting 2: Despacito:
“Despacito” parody

8/28/17: Solid Chet and lean Bo:
various versions of “Do you wanna dance?” and “Dance with me, baby”; “These Boots Are Made for Walking”; “Riders On the Storm”

9/3/17: Sex puppies for the holidays:
Iridium Jazz Club in NYC

9/6/17: Antique technology and its songs:
malemusic; mailmusic; overture to William Tell; Sandie Shaw’s “Send Me a Letter”, The Marvelettes’ “Please Mr. Postman”, Buddy Holly’s “Mailman, Bring Me No More Blues”, Stevie Wonder’s “Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I’m Yours)”

9/15/17: A marmot sang in Graubünden meadows:
“A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square”

9/15/17: The many and the one:
film composer Ennio Morricone

9/16/17: The NL:W punchline:
“I’m an Ordinary Man” from My Fair Lady

9/17/17: Hot Lips:
Blues song “Hot Lips”; Paul Whiteman

9/24/17: Stuck in Folsom Prison:
parody of “Folsom Prison Blues”

9/26/17: Tied up in paisley:
Dylan song “Tangled up in Blue”

10/2/17: One-hit grinders:
one-hit wonders in pop music, classical music; Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs, “Wooly Bully”; Barry McGuire, “Eve of Destruction”

10/2/17: Two musical flash mobs:
Ravel, “Bolero”; Billy Ray Cyrus, “Achy Breaky Heart”

10/3/17: Livin’ La Vida Multilingüe:
Ricky Martin, Livin’ La Vida Loca

10/5/17: The news for musical chameleons:
play on “Karma Chameleon”

10/8/17: He had an American name:
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, “American Girl”

10/14/17: Angel Eagle’s knights:
Moody Blues, “Nights in White Satin”

10/16/17: Revisiting 8: Rod Canyon:
Joni Mitchell, Ladies of the Canyon album, three songs: “Big Yellow Taxi”, “Woodstock”, “The Circle Game”

10/19/17: Ruthie on meanings:
“Satin Doll”, “Nights in White Satin”

10/22/17: Que Seurat, Seurat:
Doris Day, “Que Sera, Sera”

10/26/17: Three more pumpkin-spicy bits:
Spice Girls

10/29/17: March of the rainbow mixers:
Slim Galliard’s song “Cement Mixer (Put-Ti-Put-Ti)”, aka “Cement Mixer, Putty Putty”

11/2/17: This machine kills fascists:
Woody Guthrie guitar slogan

11/2/17: Singing at the Theatre de Lys:
songs from The Three Penny Opera

11/3/17: The Pink Fellowship:
Moody Blues, “Nights in White Satin”

11/12/17: This week’s news for pickles
yodel(l)ing, a pickle penny whistle, a dill piccolo, a guitar pickle, nickelodeon, “Music! Music! Music!” and Teresa Brewer

11/17/17: Singing in parts:
4-part harmony; barbershop and gospel quartets; Ink Spots,”I Don’t Want to Set the World on Fire”

11/20/17: Music the trigger of emotional memory:
T. Rex, “Bang the Gong (Get It On)”; The Who, finale of Tommy; Leon Russell, medley from The Concert for Bangladesh

11/21/17: Pengaddendum: Xmas 2014:
music for tv commercials: John Lennon, “Real Love”, performed by Tom Odell; Beatles’ “Golden Slumbers”, performed by the rock group Elbow

11/22/17: Cecilia, you’re breaking my heart:
St. Cecilia; Simon & Garfunkel, Bridge Over Troubled Water, Cecilia

11/27/17: The two Salome Zwickys of Zürich:
soprano Salome Z, violist, organist, etc. Conrad Z, cellist Peter Z, pianists Benjamin and Stefan Z; performances at the parish church in Arth SZ

11/27/17: The post-Thanksgiving news from 52 years ago:
Arlo Guthrie, “Alice’s Restaurant”; Woody Guthrie, James McMurtry

11/28/17: Revisiting: Good Night, Salome:
“Good Night, Irene” and the Weavers; R. Strauss opera Salome

12/1/17: Maple Donuts, coffee shops, and unapologetic identities:
“Star-Spangled Banner”, “Lift Every Voice and Sing”

12/4/17: A dark week in early December:
Frank Zappa, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, John Lennon

12/8/17: Frank and John in 1971:
Frank Zappa and John Lennon (and Yoko Ono) jamming in 1971

12/9/17: Revisiting 15: Salome, Conrad, and more Zs:
Salome Z, Conrad Z, Stefan Z (piano), Peter Z (cello), Benjamin Z (piano), Advent concert in San Miguel de Salinas, Alicante

12/13/17: Revisiting 17: Bills Ballhaus in Bilbao:
“Bilbao-Song” (Brecht & Weill) from Happy End; performances by Lotte Lenya, Christopher Lloyd, Ute Lemper, Yves Montand, Andy Williams

12/15/17: Xmas follies 2017: the music:
“Santa Lost a Ho” by the Christmas Jug Band

12/19/17: Is that all there is? Just platypi and clichés?:
“Is That All There Is?” as sung by Peggy Lee

12/23/17: Amazing Grace of the Rising Sun:
“Amazing Grace”, “The House of the Rising Sun”, “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”, “Northfield” (Sacred Harp #155), “Drop Kick Me, Jesus”; Common Meter; The Blind Boys of Alabama, Johnny Hallyday, Bobby Bare

1/4/18: tooken by the senses taker:
“We’re Not Gonna Take It” by The Who and by Twisted Sister

1/11/18: Electric underwear:
take-off on “Electric Avenue”

1/14/18: Theft and retrieval:
Bach’s Goldberg Variations; Glenn Gould recordings

2/6/18: When is Doris Day?:
Doris Day’s singing career; “Que Sera, Sera”

2/13/18: Up in every way:
rap song “All the Way Up”; “That Good Old Mountain Dew”

2/15/18: This week’s musical food toy pun:
REO Speedwagon and “Can’t Fight This Feeling”

2/20/18: Vronsky & Babin in the morning:
Vronsky & Babin; Marks & Barrett; Gottschalk and Le Bananier; Paganini variations by Brahms, Rachmaninoff, Lutosławski; the variation form; Argerich & Freire

2/22/18: There otter be a law:
Rupert Holmes, “Escape (The Piña Colada Song)”

2/23/18: Lexical adventures in the Sacred Harp:
German university song Krambambuli; baritone Erich Kunz

2/24/18: News for penguins: yakking it up, chasing bubbles:
song “I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles”

3/7/18: Aria 51:
aria from Lucia di Lammermoor

3/8/18: Michael Siemon:
folk music and early music

3/13/18: Zane Grills:
Billy Joel’s “Piano Man”

3/15/18: Name association chains:
Amanda Palmer

3/15/17: It’s hard, ain’t it hard:
Woody Guthrie’s “Hard, Ain’t It Hard”

3/20/18: Perfectionist in pink sequin:
Moody Blues, “Nights in White Satin”; Psychedelic Furs, “Pretty in Pink”

3/25/18: Two (more) Sunday cartoons:
Villa-Lobos, The Three Maries

3/26/18: Todrick Hall:
singer, performance artist, etc. Hall; one-man quartet singing

4/8/18: Jessica Dragonette in the morning:
radio singer JD from the 30s and 40s; pops orchestras

4/12/18: The sounds of spring:
musical New Yorker cover

4/14/18: Zombie animations in development:
Frank Sinatra’s “Fly Me to the Moon”

4/18/18: limbo dancers:
Chubby Checker’s “Limbo Rock”

4/20/18: The rainbow beard:
Prince tribute show

4/21/18: Personal anniversaries in 2018:
Tom Lehrer songs

4/24/18: POP POP:
Rickie Lee Jones album Pop Pop

4/28/18: Drove my Chevrolet:
Don McClean’s “American Pie”

5/1/18: Song for the day: rabbit rabbit rabbit:
tempi (allegro agitato, andante desideroso); “Banana Boat Song”

5/5/18: Lusty days:
“Lusty Month of May” from Camelot; Jonathan Coulton’s “First of May”

5/6/18: Said the rapper to the geek:
rapper MC Hammer; Dylan’s “All Along the Watchtower”

5/11/18: The patio boys: Cuppy, Ti-Boi, Cairo Callen:
Michael Callen and the Flirtations

5/12/18: Beat Me, Daddy, Eight to the Bar:
song of that name; the Andrews Sisters

5/13/18: Gay butterflies:
Mozart, “Non più andrai”, Così fan tutte, Figaro; Bryn Terfel; Beatles, “Blackbird”

5/14/18: Psychiatrist Meme Day:
Oscar Mayer Wiener song; performance by Julien Neel

5/15/18: Paperback Booksmith:
Beatles, “Paperback Writer”

5/21/18: bunny ears:
Klezmatics and their album Jews With Horns, gay rock bands with defiant names

5/22/18: The cumless cake:
Cupcakke, album Cum Cake

5/22/18: (I just) can’t stop (it):
Red Hot Chili Peppers, “Can’t Stop”; The English Beat album Just Can’t Stop It

5/27/18: Non sequiturs meet associative thinking:
“Nightmare Song” from Iolanthe

5/28/18: Fenwich, come here, I need you:
“gabba gabba hey” chant from the Ramones

5/29/18: Things that a Dingburger needs:
“My Favorite Things”

6/1/18: Typewriter poets:
composer Philip Glass

6/3/18: The rose and the flames:
rock band Flaming Lips; the Rolling Stones; the Christian music organization Flaming Tongues

6/8/18: I love Moscow with chocolate syrup on top:
1950s jingle “I Love Bosco”

6/13/18: 24 Hours, 24 Kisses, and 24 Magazine Covers:
Tony Bennett singing “I Left My Heart in San Francisco”

6/17/18: An old mishearing:
song “Thank You For Being a Friend”

6/24/18: The musician, the mayor, his instrument, and their vermin:
wind instruments, woodwinds, brasses, and other categories of instruments; pipes

6/27/18: Swiss spin-off: Wallisellen:
“Aazelle, Bölle schelle” performed by rock band

6/29/18: Paul Octavious:
#5 Russian duo t.a.T.u.

7/7/18: Following instructions:
Bruce Springsteen’s “Cover Me”

7/14/18: Punallusive protest:
Pink Floyd’s “Just Another Brick in the Wall”

7/17/18: Charlotte:
Handel, J.C. Bach, Mozart in relation to Charlotte Mecklinburg-Strelitz

7/24/18: Hybrid referent, portmanteau name:
the flumpet and the fluba

7/25/18: That bastard mongrel half-breed, the tromboon:
Peter Schickele / P.D.Q. Bach; invented musical instruments, esp. the tromboon; the opera pastiche The Abduction of Figaro

7/26/18: Hi-g pun for Xmas in July:
Bing Crosby singing “White Christmas”

7/28/18: The ants are my friends?:
songs by the Carpenters

7/30/18: Mud, shit, and chocolate:
“Mississippi Mud”, “Waist Deep in the Big Muddy”

8/7/18: Two texties, in two tonalities:
“MacArthur Park”

8/11/18: P-alliterative and tetrametric lines:
“Papageno Papagena”; “Papa Don’t Preach”; “PPAP (Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen)”

8/13/18: In Syntax Country:
Alfred E. Newman movie music

8/16/18: Annals of Aussie fast-food excess:
the Gershwins’ “They All Laughed”

8/20/18: Anaphora into proper names:
Jimmy Buffett, “Margaritaville”; James Taylor, “Mexico”

8/25/18: But is it a cartoon?:
Bobby Troup’s “(Get Your Kicks on) Route 66”; Nelson Riddle theme song for the tv series

8/27/18: The Three Marcos, The Three Marcusites:
traditional murder ballads and more recent offshoots

8/28/18: Annals of appalling food, dessert division:
William Bolcomb’s “Lime Jello Marshmallow Cottage Cheese Surprise”

9/1/18: Cartoon understanding: more Leigh Rubin:
America’s “A Horse With No Name”

9/2/18: Uneasily cute:
Pinkfong’s “Baby Shark”

9/3/18: Union strong!:
Tom Lehrer’s “We Are the Folk Song Army”

9/4/18: Brush away the blue-tailed skink
“Jimmy Crack Corn” / “Blue-Tail Fly”

9/10/18: Negation Day:
the musical No, No, Nanette

9/24/18: Sleep on, harvest moon:
“Shine On, Harvest Moon”

9/27/18: Mike Lynch:
Jefferson Airplane’s “White Rabbit”

10/7/18: Ancient of days:
hymn “Come Thou Almighty King” (and “Ancient of Days”)

10/8/18: Fly formulaicity:
song “Ole Buttermilk Sky”

10/15/18: Fables of the trees:
rock band Rush and “The Trees”

10/31/18: Famous wolf on the Yellow Brick Road:
“We’re Off to See the Wizard” from The Wizard of Oz

11/10/18: Cartoon understanding in parallel worlds:
Roy Orbison’s music

11/11/18: On the doo-wop gender train from the past:
Crew-Cuts, “Sh-Boom”; Kitty Kallen, “Little Things Mean a Lot”; Rosemary Clooney, “Hey There”; doo-wop music

11/15/18: Shake, shake, shake that death rattle:
rattles as musical instruments: Mexican maracas

11/17/18: Teddy Bears’ Picnic Day:
“The Teddy Bears’ Picnic”; three recordings

11/18/18: Randy Blue purifies the air:
Beyoncé’s “Blow”

11/20/18: Wisc Swiss music:
Helvetia Records in Monroe WI; alp(en)horns; Rossini, Brahms, Ricola commercial; Goethe’s “Heidenroeslein” set as folk song

11/29/18: He came from the sea … And can love only me:
song “Come Wander with Me” from a Twilight Zone episode

12/4/18: A Picardy morning:
songs “Roses in Picardy” and “Danny Boy”
in comment by Robert Coren: the Picardy third
in comment by Bob Richmond: the hymn tune PICARDY

12/7/18: O rosemary, my rosemary:
tune of “O Tannenbaum” / “O Christmas Tree”

12/12/18: Song of the season:
“Deck the hall(s) with boughs of holly” and the Pogo parody

12/17/18: Penguins and packages:
Nick Jonas

12/22/18: For the season: from fish to moose, penguin intervention:
#1 Boynton burlesque of “We Wish You a Merry Christmas”

12/25/18: Worst year ever:
“Jesus Fuck!” by (the) Jesus Mary and Chain

12/25/18: The 12 days of Christmas:
the Christmas carol

12/25/18: Santa Paronomasia:
album A Santa Cause

12/25/18: Beat Noel:
Zippy burlesque of the carol “Silent Night”

12/27/18: On the 8th day:
hymn for the Feast of Circumcision: James Relly’s “Christ’s birth and circumcision too”

1/19/19: The poetry corner:
Dylan’s “Blowin’ in the Wind”

1/25/19: Blue roses:
Belinda Carlisle’s “Heaven Is a Place on Earth”

1/29/19: A camelid from darkest Peru:
the band Flaming Llamas

1/30/19: Hugo Simberg:
Nightwish, “Amaranth”

2/4/19: Mandolin Orange:
bands Mandolin Orange, Mapache; Dylan’s “Boots of Spanish Leather”; MO’s “Wildfire”; American roots music; the mandolin; the Fillmore

2/14/19: Revisiting 25: Alligator Goodbyes, now in song:
“See You Later, Alligator” by Bobby Charles and by Bill Haley and the Comets; versions for kids

2/17/19: Eat it! The oral humiliation you deserve:
Michael Jackson’s “Beat It” (and Yankovic parody of it)

2/27/19: Inhaling pop culture:
“Follow the Yellow Brick Road” from the Wizard of Oz; Alvin and the Chipmunks

2/28/19: F-sharp:
music in F# major and F# minor; Antonio Soler and Muzio Clementi

3/8/19: Vasodilation:
Queen, “Under Pressure” (with David Bowie); Toots and the Maytals, “Pressure Drop”; “A Spoonful of Sugar” from Mary Poppins

3/10/19: News for penises, French Riviera edition:
Holst, The Planets

3/11/19: Roland B. McRiver::
Creedence Clearwater Revival, “Proud Mary”; Tina Turner cover of it

3/17/19: V me, I’m Irish:
Stravinsky, Le baiser…

3/17/19: Bidding farewell to /ǰæk/:ǰaek/
Freddy Mercury (Queen, “Bohemian Rhapsody”), David Bowie (“Let’s Dance”)

3/20/19: A small moment of lexicographic fame:
Solo Organ, “Frequency Illusion”

3/23/19: You can’t get no ways:
“It Don’t Mean a Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing”

3/26/19: Through a glass penis, darkly:
Beatles “Glass Onion”

3/27/19: Two cents, common sense, incense, and peppermints:
“Some Day My Prince Will Come” from Disney’s Snow White; Strawberry Alarm Clock’s “Incense and Peppermints”; The Mamas and the Papas, “San Francisco”

3/29/19: Lilacs in California: Lavender Lady:
Victor Herbert comic opera Lavender Lady

3/31/19: Moon shorts 1: the Moons:
Keith Moon

4/1/19: Revisiting 29: chants/chance:
Anglican chant

4/8/19: Annals of cultural cluelessness:
Love’s “She Comes in Colors”; Rolling Stones’ “She’s a Rainbow”

4/9/19: Athletica Sport dick, how I admire thee:
Donovan’s “I Love My Shirt”; Stephen Foster’s “Beautiful Dreamer”

4/12/19: Sluicing in Chicago:
Canadian band The Guess Who

4/14/19: The TaXXXman will come for you:
the Beatles’ “Taxman”

4/16/19: She got pinched in the As … tor Bar:
Cole Porter’s “Well, Did You Evah”; Mozart and Beethoven; novelty song “She Had to Go and Lose It At the Astor”

4/17/19: The last Peepshow:
“30 Pieces of Silver” by Odell McLeod, as sung by Hank Williams

4/20/19: Will the real Zippy please stand up?:
rapper Eminem (Marshall Bruce Mathers III)

4/22/19: The Easter egg in the salt mine:
Beatles, “Get Back”

4/27/19: A standout in his shorts:
Warren Zevon, “Lawyers, Guns, and Money”; “Very Soft Shoes” from Once Upon a Mattress

5/1/19: Here we come a-frankerin’:
carol “Here We Come A-Wassailing”; Beatles’ “Why Don’t We Do It in the Road?”

5/3/19: get ’em, stop it, gimme:
Abba, “Gimme, Gimme, Gimme”; KC and the Sunshine Band, “Give It Back”

5/6/19: A coincidence of days:
accordions, concertinas, bandoneons; Edith Piaf, Astor Piazzolla and their music

5/20/19: Stravinsky’s 1970 Firebird and the Ghoulliard Quartet:
Stravinsky’s The Firebird (ballet and suite); Seiji Ozawa and the Berlin Philharmonic; Jeffrey Curnow’s musical cartoons

5/22/19: What a piece of work is Miss Lucille:
“What a Piece of Work is Man” from the musical Hair

5/26/19: Follow-up: John Rechy:
Soft Cell’s “Numbers”

5/28/19: Why is he calling her his thesaurus?:
“Il Mio Tesoro” from Don Giovanni; performances by Luigi Alva, Francisco Araiza, Plácido Domingo

5/29/19: On the dog food watch:
Beatles song “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds”

6/2/19: Follow-up: BOOIESUZYKQHHHH:
1957 Dale Hawkins, “Susie Q”; 1968 Creedence Clearwater Revival, “Suzy-Q”

6/6/19: What makes the world go ’round?:
G&S, Iolanthe

6/10/19: The Mememobile:
Mister Softee jingle

6/12/19: Follow-up: things that make the world go ’round:
“Money Makes the World Go Round” from Cabaret; Queen’s “Fat Bottomed Girls”; Sr Mix-a-Lot’s “Baby Got Back”

6/22/19: Over the edge with formulaic language:
L.A. Guns album Cocked and Loaded

6/24/19: On your knees for St. George Michael:
George Michael’s music

6/25/19: Fashion notes for Pride 2019:
Freddy Mercury’s music; Rainbow Romps

6/28/19: Today’s art quiz: Skylunch III:
John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band, “Working Class Hero”

7/4/19: Am I a bird?:
Antony and the Johnsons

7/22/19: The boys of Boris Beauville:
Beatles, “Lucy In the Sky With Diamonds”; “Colored Spade” from Hair

8/13/19: Contamination by association:
William H. Macy ukulele tune “You Don’t Know Where That Dick Has Been”

8/15/19: Blue and black at the Gamble Garden:
folk song “Black is the Color of My True Love’s Hair”; Debussy’s “The Girl With the Flaxen Hair”

8/20/19: Theophilus:
Mozart; fanciful Il cilegio bugiardo; Rossini, La gazza ladra; Goldoni, Il bugiardo; Mozart, La finta giardiniera; The Eagles’ song “Hotel California”

8/28/19: shaker of salt:
Jimmy Buffett’s “Margaritaville”

8/28/19: with all the fixin’s:
Bob Dylan’s “It Ain’t Me, Babe”; cover by Cash & Carter

9/1/19:Annals of error: water canons:
canon “By the Waters of Babylon”

9/2/19: More dream linguistics:
Stephen Foster’s “Hard Times, Come Again No More”; performances by Anonymous 4 and Bruce Molsky, Mavis Staples, Yo-Yo Ma and James Taylor with others, and Kate & Anna McGarrigle and friends; “Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen” performed by Paul Robeson; SH122 “All Is Well”

9/15/19: Segregation in the soapy comics:
“A Boy Like That” from West Side Story

9/19/19: Sousa thump:
military marches by Sousa and others; marches in general; musical The Music Man; Ringgold Band and composer Monroe Althouse

9/19/19: Not demented yet!:
revolutionary music: Chopin’s “Revolutionary Etude”; “La Marseillaise”; Beatles’ “Revolution” and “Revolution 9”; Gil Scott Heron’s “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised”; plus 78, 45, and 33⅓

10/13/19: Unaccompanied:
Bach suites for unaccompanied cello

10/21/19: 11k little bears, done in by the Huns:
chants by Hildegard von Bingen, performed by Anonymous 4

11/4/19: For all the saints:
the hymn “For All the Saints” as set to the tune Sine Nomine by Ralph Vaughan Williams

11/7/19: Butch cooks with a little butch truck:
Beach Boys, “Little Deuce Coupe”

11/8/19: The lizard on the 101:
America, “Ventura Highway”

11/10/19: Revisiting 36: Lafayette on tour:
Tom Waits

11/30/19: Kind Hearts and Coronets:
aria “Il mio tesoro” from Mozart’s Don Giovanni

12/14/19: Xmas beefcake for a good cause:
“Let It Snow”; “Santa Baby” (Eartha Kitt)

12/17/19: All I want for XXXmas:
Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas is You”

12/18/19: Adapted for Christmas use:
remarkable Christmas music

12/23/19: Pareidolia, they control ya:
Kinks’ “Destroyer”

1/2/20: Zwicky with a beat:
2019 release by techno / ambient composer André Zwicky

1/4/20: It’s a tree! It’s a song!:
jazz ballad “Poinciana”; songs with flower titles

1/8/20: There was a singer had a dog:
children’s song “Bingo” / “There Was a Farmer Had a Dog”

1/9/20: Boy oh Boyu!:
David Bowie, Aladdin Sane and more

1/16/20: At the rim of the Mournful Valley, singing:
Antonio Soler, the Mendelssohn Octet, Holst and his setting of “In the Bleak Mid-Winter”

1/19/20: Rent Spikes / Stoke Dread / By the Sea:
1914 song “By the Beautiful Sea”

1/22/20: Three little digits:
1946 song “Route 66”

1/29/20: Roses now, or roses later:
Steven Stills’s 1970 hit song “Love the One You’re With”

2/4/20: Verbizing on the lam:
The Fugitives and their album Fugitized

2/10/20: Basil Ratburn:
the Cherry Poppin’ Daddies, their album Bigger Life, and the song “Gym Rat” from that album

2/18/20: Saluting the presidents:
“Hail to the Chief”

2/19/20: Trough Pride:

2/20/20: love nest:
Ned Sublette, “Cheaters’ Motel” (and other songs)

2/20/20: Warren swings (like a gecko tail do):
Roger Miller, “England Swings (Like a Pendulum Do)”

2/21/20: Magical Mystery Crotch Rocketman:
Lou Reed, “Walk on the Wild Side”; Beatles, “Magical Mystery Tour”; Elton John, “Rocketman”

2/25/20: Timothy and Agrimony:

2/28/20: A clean t-room is a *happy* t-room:
Smokey Robinson, “Cruisin'”

3/2/20: In the political news: catalectic trochaic tetrameter:
Pansy Division and its drummer Luis Illades

3/7/20: Tragedies of the pandemic:
Paul Simon’s “Me and Julio, Down By the Schoolyard”

3/14/20: Higashi Day cartoon 4: tending the stone:
Peggy Lee’s “Is That All There Is?”

4/3/20: Keep lettin’ him snooze:
“New York, New York” in a One Big Happy burlesque

4/10/20: Easter egg 2020.1: Mussorgsky chicken with crocuses:
Mussorgsky’s Pictures, movement “Ballet of the Chicks in Shells”

4/18/20: Tod und Verklärung:
Richard Strauss tone poem

4/19/20: See the Conqu’ring Hero Comes:
Handel piece; Beethoven cello/piano variations; Easter hymn

4/23/20: The wolves of Rome (and Venice):
the composer Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari

5/14/20: Urs on drums:
Swiss rock band Daytona and its drummer Urs Zwicky

5/18/20: The things they touched:
Henry Cowell and Leonard Bernstein settings of a Conrad Aiken poem

5/21/20: Bro Buddies:
“Detachable Penis”

5/22/20: The Age of Anxiety:
Beethoven’s “Rage Over a Lost Penny”; the popular song “You Are My Sunshine”

5/27/20: Happy Memorial Day:
“Stout-Hearted Men”

5/31/20: The death of images:
hymn tune Sine Nomine (“For all the saints”)

6/4/20: Gender presentations in Oz:
Patience Hodgson of The Grates

6/9/20: Higashi Day cartoon 3: sentence-initial anymore:
“I Heard It Through the Grapevine”; Marvin Gay

6/10/20: South Cackalacky:
Tribe Called Quest’s rap song “Scenario” (1991)

6/12/20: Bad Chico:
Jim Croce’s “Bad, Bad Leroy Brown”

6/12/20: Wayfaring musicians:
“Wayfaring Stranger”; Rhiannon Giddens and her collaborations in the Carolina Chocolate Drops and with Francesco Turisi

6/14/20: Muss es sein?:
Beethoven string quartet Op. 135

6/21/20: Gayhedgehoog:
Tom Lehrer’s “We Are the Folk Song Army”

7/7/20: Suicidal cats:
Frankie Goes to Hollywood’s “Relax”

7/8/20: That 70s style:
the Bee Gees

7/10/20: The teddy bears’ drink:
“The Teddy Bears’ Picnic”

7/14/20: His banana Ana and hs avocados Arnold:
“Three-Five-Zero-Zero”, from the 1968 musical Hair; children’s song “Nellie the Elephant”

7/24/20: The Pierogi Western:
Ennio Morricone musical scores

7/31/20: Chaka Khan and post-Freudian psychoanalytic thought:
Chaka Khan

8/1/20: Nuancy Nancy:
Placebo song “Nancy Boy”

8/2/20: The best show I can do:
jazzman Freddy Cole

8/5/20: Caterpillars spinning platters:
disc jockeys

8/8/20: Thighland:
from Babes in Toyland and Chess

8/16/20: Name that tune:
Haydn’s Arietta No. 2 mit 12 Variationen

8/18/20: The horse on Seventh Avenue:
Simon and Garfunkel’s “The Boxer”

8/21/20: Moments of charm:
Mozart’s piano variations

8/26/20: Paukenmesse:
the Mass by Haydn

8/27/20: A song for our times:
songs by They Might Be Giants

8/28/20: Hola Queridx:
Dario Cocimano’s “Hola Queridx”; “Hello! Ma Baby!” and “Hello, My Baby”

8/30/20: tantrum:
“Jingle Bells”

9/2/20: Onomatopoeia and program music:
program music of many kinds, especially featuring Schubert’s Die Forelle

9/7/20: The post-celebratory day:
accompaniments to Jacquie Lawson animated ecards; the Jussen Brothers piano duo and Fauré’s Dolly Suite

9/9/20: Red Löbster Cult:
Blue Öyster Cult

9/13/20: All they will call you will be “escapees”:
Woody Guthrie’s “Deportees” song

9/15/20: Cocktail music:
lounge music, cocktail music

9/16/20: Waiting for my man:
Lou Reed’s “I’m Waiting for the Man”

9/19/20: Marrow among the courgettes:
the Marrow Song

9/24/20: Come a long way, long way still to come:
“Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing”

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