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Friday, March 14, 2003

Friday March 14, 2003

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 2:20 AM

The Producers, Part Deux:

The Consumers

Sidney Lippman, Hit Songwriter,
Dies at 89

From THE NEW YORK TIMES

Sidney Lippman, the composer and songwriter who wrote the music for "A — You're Adorable," died on Tuesday, March 11, 2003, in New Jersey.  He was 89.

He teamed up with lyricists Buddy Kaye and Fred Wise to write

"A — You're Adorable (The Alphabet Song)"

which became a No. 1 hit in 1949 as an RCA Victor recording with Perry Como and the Fontane Sisters.

See also my Tuesday, March 11, entry,

The Producers,

and my entry from 2001,

Random Thoughts for St. Patrick's Eve.

The illustration above, a tribute to Meg Ryan on Einstein's birthday, may serve as a counterpoint to the "Producers" entry of March 11, the date of Lippman's death.

The St. Patrick's Eve note contains a rather different meditation on the letter "A."  See too

The Alphabet Versus the Goddess,

an intriguing speculation by Leonard Shlain, who claims to show that "patriarchy and misogyny have moved contrapuntually to goddess veneration."

Well, maybe not quite yet; but blessed are the peacemakers.

Tuesday, March 11, 2003

Tuesday March 11, 2003

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 4:09 PM

ART WARS:

The Producers


Broadway City Arcade


"Aryan Christ"
Carl G. Jung


Bloomberg & Bernstein,
Mayor & Producers' Head

Simon and Garfunkel's Tribute to Synchronicity:

Fools, said I,
   you do not know
Silence like
   a cancer grows.
Hear my words
   that I might teach you.
Take my arms
   that I might reach you….

Dummköpfe, sagte ich,
   ihr wißt nicht,
daß die Stille wie
   ein Krebs wächst.
Hört meine Worte,
   die ich euch sage.
Nehmt meine Hände,
   die ich euch reiche….

And the people
   bowed and prayed
To the neon god
   they made.

Und die Menschen
   verbeugten sich vor dem
Neon-Gott, den sie schufen,
   und beteten zu ihm.

                   — Paul Simon

For more on Jung, see

See also the Synchronicity album of The Police,
inducted last night into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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