Monday, July 20, 2009

A Five Pound Bass

In Memoriam Walter Cronkite

We are the hollow men

We are the stuffed men

Leaning together

Headpiece filled with straw.

Alas! Our dried voices,

when We whisper together

Are quiet and meaningless

As wind in dry grass

Or rats’ feet over broken glass

In our dry cellar

She is right you know.


  1. What a voice. You always pick such great songs that are classics but I haven't heard in years. Thank you.

  2. Dude you need to fall in love all over again with a younger Icon...that said I loved it when I heard Cronkite say had he known he'd live as long as he did and in the health he had he never would have retired at 65 from the anchors chair. Man it would have meant a whole new generation of journalists would have learned what "and that's the way it is" meant.

  3. My favorite of Peggy's. There's a great(ful) Dead song...
    When I was just a little young boy
    Papa said son, you'll never get far
    I'll tell you the reason, if you want to know
    Cause child of mine,
    there really isn't very far to go

  4. I never stand there shivering in my pajamas because I don't wear them.

  5. Forgive this OT promotion but please support Man in a Shed’s “Silly Week” next week. Logos are available at his site.

  6. Well, you know what I think of Peggy Lee, and you know what I think of Walter, so there isn't much else to say...except, there is more. Nice post Punch.

  7. Comrade K... Sometimes
    PeachT... She had a unique voice as did Walter Cronkite. Two of a kind.
    Walkin'M... please give me a name to look for.
    Mr. C....Peggy and Jerry playing the same clubs of St. Peter. Maybe?
    James...she was a 5year old girl being held by her father. I'll pitch the Silly Week.
    Jadedj...two greats.


    Here's a variety

  9. Thanks for the Torch Singers, but i was remarking on a current newscaster worth attention.

  10. Sorry none; I'd rather play with the paper dolls than recommend ANY talking head in this day of news as entertainment.

  11. Walkin' W...Lol and i would rather listen to Torch Singers from the 50's.

  12. a lovely voice and a fine sentiment to Cronkite, a person of courage when conformity was the rage... thanks!


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