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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

One Hundred Years Ago Today

December 14, 1911- May 1, 1965

On this day in the year Nineteen Hundred and Eleven, in the city of Long Beach in the land of California, a child was born unto a humble railroad agent and his bride, and they did christen the infant Lindley Armstrong Jones. And lo, because he was so slender, like unto a railroad spike, men did call him "Spike." And when he became a man, he gathered unto him many odd-looking Disciples, and together they made Music of a nature unlike any the the world had ever heard. And they traveled throughout the land, bringing this Music to all the people, and their Glorious Cacophony brought Joy unto the Multitudes,even unto his death and beyond, and his Song shall sound throughout the world, until the End of Days. Amen.






4 Comments:

Eegah!! and Tabonga! said...

Spike Jones was the Frank Zappa of the 50's! Thanks ten zillion times!!!

Debbie D said...

Amen.

Bruce said...

Thanks, I've never checked out Spikes TV stuff before, what a scream!!

Devlin Thompson said...

Bruce: the DVD box set that Spike, Jr. put out is well worth your time.

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