Thursday, June 10, 2010

rock candy mountain

Look, there's no metaphysics on earth like chocolates.

Fernando Pessoa (1888-1935) poet & writer

Seize the moment. Remember all those women on the Titanic who waved off the dessert cart.

Erma Bombeck (1927-1996) writer and humorist

Variety's the very spice of life, That gives it all its flavor.

William Cowper (1731-1800) poet

Is dandy
But liquor
Is quicker.
Ogden Nash (1902-1971) poet, lyricist

Every house where love abides
And friendship is a guest,
Is surely home, and home sweet home
For there the heart can rest.
Henry Van Dyke (1852 – 1933) author, educator, and clergyman.

Trick or treat, smell my feet.
Give me something good to eat.
If you don't, I won't be sad.
I'll just make you wish you had!

If you wish to make an impact for one year, plant corn; if you wish to make an impact for a generation, plant a tree; if you wish to make an impact for an eternity, educate a child

Oh, how cruelly sweet are the echoes that start when memory plays an old tune on the heart!

Eliza Cook (1818-1889) author & social reformer

notes on photos:
  1. chocolate in window of some parisian chocolatier - eye candy for sure! march 2007
  2. aunt mary's candy dish, pennsylvania, july 2009
  3. local lakewood candy shop - they say everything is better with bacon. even chocolate? march 2010
  4. holiday centerpiece at laurie's home, cleveland. december 2007
  5. candy house from annual gingerbread competition at cleveland botanical garden. december 2007
  6. trick-or-treaters at casa mouse, october 2008
  7. I wonder if they use high fructose corn syrup when they make candy corn. avon lake, august, 2009
  8. a staple on many day of the dead altars is candy, including candy skulls, cleveland. november 2008

this recording of the folk classic big rock candy mountain was made in 1928 and features henry mcclintock. I may be wrong, I have a feeling roy may also post this song if he decides to play theme thursday this week, however maybe roy will post tom's version instead). it's such a great song and so fun to sing along with.


Brian Miller said...

oh i love big rock candy mountain...though i had forgotten about it for the theme until yours. nice.

that candy house is amazing...though the sign for bacon cracked me up...

Roy said...

Heh, heh! Nope, I went the chocolate route for this week's theme. BTW, that Harry McClintock recording of the song was the one they used for the soundtrack of O Brother Where Art Thou?. I hadn't realized Tom Waits sang it in a movie. If I'd picked a video of it to post, I'd have gone with John Hartford's performance from the Down from the Mountain concert at the Ryman, where the musicians involved with O Brother... sang the songs from the movie. That was a great performance, and the last concert John did before the cancer finally got him.

Great shots, as usual!

Anonymous said...

Love your visuals! ! !~Trisha

RA said...

"Seize the moment. Remember all those women on the Titanic who waved off the dessert cart." You so served a gem hidden in all that lovely candy... Great write and cool photos. :)

Sierrosmith said...

I remember this version by Burl Ives that I had on a 45 as child circa 1950. I've never had much of a sweet-tooth, but thanks for the musical memories.

mouse (aka kimy) said...

brian - i have yet to try malley's chocolate covered bacon, but i heard it is quite tasty.

roy - thanks - we actually have o brother on dvd - one of my all time favorite movies - the music really made it

thanks trisha and thanks for dropping by the mouse

ra - ol erma, we can always count on her for a smile and bit of wisdom!

sierrosmith - thanks for the memory jog!! i bet i had the same album! as a child i was a HUGE burl ives fan now do remember his singing the song.

what a voice! thanks so so much - i wonder if my folks have the albums still - though fat lot of good it would do as i don't have a working record player any longer, but think my daughter does at her house!

i'll take something salty and savory anyday over something sweet....although sometimes i do have a craving for dark chocolate - but that's not the same.....

Watson said...

Ohhhh...groooaaaan! Chocolate! :-9

Linda Bob Grifins Brin Korbetis said...

so much sweet in your post.
cute images!

Betsy Brock said...

I could hang out with Aunt Mary's candy dish all day! ha.

Tom said...

i've had my salad, it's surely time for some chocolate now...the images have driven me over to the dark side

Anonymous said...

You never have to change your socks and can smoke all the ciggies you want & booze it up all day--- a true paradise for the hobo! I like that the dos have rubber teeth!

karen said...

Are those caramels on Aunt Mary's candy dish? You've found my weakness. Your delightful photos sent me straight for my stash of chocolate bars! Sweet! I'm seizing the moment in chocolate!
Thanks for the treats of eye candy!

Alan Burnett said...

Always a delight, nobody does these collections like you. As good as chocolate.

Baino said...

I'll take the Moet although the centrepieces are amazing. Must try that for Christmas. Apparently Rock Candy Mountain had a verse that was changed because it wasn't politically incorrect. Something about Hobos attracting kids into the game. The Titanic quote . .priceless. Lovely photos as always, I'm never disappointed and always envious when I come here.

Baino said...

OOps I meant the verse WAS politically incorrect, Perhaps I should be eating candy instead of drinking Semillon.

notesfromnadir said...

Oh I love these candy/chocolate pictures!

I've seen chocolate w/ bacon but won't try it as I don't like bacon. I did try chocolate & chilis once for that heated/ultra spicy chocolate sensation. I kinda recommend it to some1 who appreciates fine chocolate. It's novel tasting & a little goes a very long way! :)