Wednesday, September 16, 2009

n is for nuts

Mellow nuts have the hardest rind

Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832) poet, novelist, historian

don't you think that on some level we are all nuts? if so, then ol' walter's adage holds an nutritious kernel of wisdom for survival.

john's 1968 song "everybody's got something to hide except me and my monkey" - the song with the longest title of any in the beatles' catalogue; according to ian macdonald's book revolution in the head (2005) the title originates from a quote by the maharishi, the beatles spiritual leader .



photo: nut and fruit vendor, october 2005 france

6 comments:

Angella Lister said...

love the photo and the wisdom, kimy. I will go forth today and attempt to be a mellow nut!

Roy said...

What's the old saying? Everybody's crazy except for me and thee, and I'm not so sure about thee! Heh, heh!

Thanks for that video. I'd totally forgotten that song.

mum said...

given the song, the photo of The Beatles in full disguise (hats, beards and all) is particularly amusing.

cheers, kimy.

ArtSparker said...

Although monkeys are not widely known for theor trustworthiness...

Baino said...

For a moment there I thought it said 5cents for 250 grams of almonds! I'm imagining it's Euro! They're some expensive nuts! I can honestly say I've never heard that song before. Trogladite I know.

Tom said...

John looked a bit like Wolverine in that video...
Wasn't The White Album the coolest?
..She's well acquainted with
the touch of the velvet hand
Like a lizard on a window pain
The man in the crowd with the
multicolored mirror on his hobnail boots
Lying with his eyes while his
hands are busy working overtime
A soap impression of his wife which
he ate and donated to the National Trust...'Happiness is a warm gun' knocks my socks off.