TONY, WESTSIDE STORY (from a song by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim): ‘There’s a place for us, somewhere a place for us, peace and quiet and open air, wait for us, somewhere’ A EXTRATERRESTRIAL’S ALTERNATIVE: Somewhere within someplace, perhaps a fool’s paradise island, although conceivably not, the abundance of smart-arse nincompoops of this dreary, erstwhile … More THE CRUELEST TRICKERY OF ALL
“Oi Len, fancy a quick one at The Chelsea?” “What do you mean Svetlana, a swift libation?” “No me old fruit bat I was more thinking both.” “Fine…why not, I’m up for that.” “Anyhow Lennie boy, you got any new songs you can belt out for me in your own indomitable style by way of … More LEONARD COHEN SUFFERS FROM LYRICISTS BLOCK
The egotistical politician On the payroll of the condemned Chews the fat with war heroes And life’s victims on the mend Imprisoned yet not in prison The proletariat they sit and wait For flawed Karl’s reincarnation Which will seal the bourgeoisies’ fate Hapless victims in the desert So tortuously displayed By a generation … More THAT FATEFUL LAST GOODBYE
As a very happy man of 105 years married these past 6 years 364 days to my wife 83 years my junior (I had to calculate our time together to the day for fear of a statutory rape charge) I feel for Leonard Cohen, now, I understand, approaching his 110 years on this planet. You … More ON WHY I DON’T WANT TO BE LEONARD COHEN!