Monday, October 13, 2008

stray cat blues

There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life, music and cats.
Albert Schweitzer(1875-1965), musician, philosopher, physician

I had so much fun with the alphabet series, I thought I'd finish up the month of october by attempting another series this one I call the number of the day, those familiar with sesame street know that count von count hosts the sesame street segment - seems a fitting way to wrap up october.

with the number of the day series, I plan to return to using song titles as post titles (I missed this practice during the blogabet). today's title comes from the rolling stones 1968 song stray cat blues


photo: gwen sleeping on the encyclopedia of rock and roll (this pic was not staged!) october 2008

14 comments:

Lora said...

I absolutely loved the alphabet series, and may use it on my own blog soon.
Properly accredited and with your permission, of course!

Barbara said...

I am normally not attracted to cats in the least. However, at Sidamo where my friend Marjorie and I go for coffee every Monday morning, a man comes in every day with a cat on a leash. It's a beautiful big yellow-ish cat who behaves extremely well. I received the supreme compliment today from its owner when stroking the cat's head. He said he could tell I was a cat lover! Well, maybe I do love some cats.

Merle Sneed said...

I've always been so-so on cats myself. I have never appreciated the Rolling Stones, I was a Beatles man. In my warped logic the two are mutually exclusive.

R.L. Bourges said...

Gwen is looking very sedate, considering her reading matter.

(and whatever happened to Countess Von Backwards? Did she and Count von Count split or...what's the story? No, it doesn't keep me awake at night, but since you brought up the Count, I suddenly remembered the Countess.)

Baronially yours,

LadrĂ³n de Basura (a.k.a. Junk Thief) said...

They also say Debussy preferred cats to people. His music has always had a feline feel to it, perhaps that's why he had such influence on cool cat jazzmen.

Megan said...

Hopefully I'll be able to get a cat again someday.

My mom always says it was the coolest kids who liked the Stones. She was a cool kid, of course...

I like your new idea!

tut-tut said...

Numbers! and I love cats . . .

dennis said...

Dennis feels cats are the best photographic subjects.









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marxsny said...

I'm all for anything with The Count. Sesame Street always makes me feel nostalgic. I don't think I realized its inherent value when I was 5. If it wasn't for those freakin' Disney Princesses I don't think we would have outgrown it so quickly, again.

bitchlet said...

I wouldn't say Merle is uncool.

mouse (aka kimy) said...

lora - thanks it's fun. no credit necessary. the first time I did the alphabet I was inspired from another blogger - I think it is a popular device among alphabet loving bloggers!

barbara - in my experience yellow cats are able to cure a lot of people of their cat phobias.

merle - you present an interesting thought - I wonder if that is a quasi universal sentiment - that one is a beatles person or a stones person? as far as characters, I would always side up with john, george, paul and ringo over mick and crew... but music wise I enjoy both groups - especially the later tunes by john and george.

rlb - gwen is a very hep cat! I haven't seen the countess is eons (with ms t and lil b as frequent visitors we are occasional visitors to sesame street.

junk - perhaps there are times I have to agree with debussy's preference. just times....

megan - I hope merle's feelings aren't hurt. I hope you get a cat soon! as mark twain quipped:
"A home without a cat--and a well-fed, well-petted and properly revered cat--may be a perfect home, perhaps, but how can it prove title?"

tut - I think numbers may be a challenge....we will see - I'm only giving myself until the end of the month!

dennis - the bestest subjects!

mark - give me sesame street over the princesses any day.

b - I agree. I think merle is very cool!

Saretta said...

What a beautiful cat Gwen is! I also thought of the "Stray Cat Strut" as a cat song...

Megan said...

I didn't mean it that way, Merle! Honest!

I'm a Beatles fan, myself!

Steve said...

Love the pic of Gwen. It took me a while to figure out the book she was lying on, and then I noticed that you told us in the photo credit. Oh well!