Sunday, June 02, 2013

Mungo Jerry - Memoirs of a Stockbroker

Hearing this ditty penned by a then twenty-five-year-old Ray Dorset, I was reminded of these thoughts from Richard Ellman on James Joyce's The Dead:

"That Joyce at the age of twenty-five and -six should have written this story ought not to seem odd. Young writers reach their greatest eloquence in dwelling upon the horrors of middle age and what follows it."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

have to agree, pretty precocious for a singer just-turned-25-in-1971

but the tune is very catchy; the kinda hookline u can't get outta yr hed til midnight when u accidentally heard it for breakfast.

btw stockbroker.

made me think of uk-redskin "attila the stockbroker"; he contributed to the compilation 'Oi! Oi! That’s Yer Lot!' (!_Oi!_That%E2%80%99s_Yer_Lot!)

on that comp again is an alltime party classic of the anoymous commenter no. 2 - 'the belle of snodland town' by judge dread -

thats what i like with your blog. one gets lost so easily here.

signed: ano 2 - lost in music