Sunday, June 28, 2020

The Mephisto Device

Filed under: General — m759 @ 3:39 PM

The previous post, and Wallace Stevens, suggest a search
in this journal for “The Trials of Device.” That search yields,
among other images, the following —

The Mephisto Waltz  author, Fred Mustard Stewart, reportedly died
on February 7, 2007.  A check of that date in this journal yields . . .

This is not John Belushi, whose cover of
Frankie Laine’s “Rawhide” was memorable,
but Laine himself.

Some Frankie Laine lyrics quoted here on Stewart’s death date:

Frankie Laine (left) and the Blues Brothers

“Times when I know you’ll be lonesome,
times when I know you’ll be sad
Don’t let temptation surround you,
don’t let the blues make you bad”

— “We’ll Be Together Again,”
Frankie Laine,
March 30, 1913 —
February 6, 2007

Mephisto  fans may prefer Sting’s version of the phrase
“we’ll be together.” See Complex Reflection,  April 20, 2012.

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