Thanks to Bob Brown (and a pair of Bentleys Blog underpants and a T-Shirt are winging their
way to you!) for your weird and wonderful answer of 'Pooh Van Zonk' !! That certainly captures
the mood for me! But the actual answer is that "Nov Shmoz Kapop"
was originally from a comic strip character called THE LITTLE HITCHHIKER drawn by Gene
Ahern in 1936. Why am I not surprised that nobody knew that?!? Anyway Anyway Anyway that
inspired Robert Crumb's character - Mr. Natural - which in turn inspired my own creation -
Uncle Compost. And although it sounds as though it's derived from SLAVIC origins - it is in fact
complete gibberish! Ha! Ha! Ha!
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You'll find it all right here in ... Bentleys' Blog!
IN THIS MONTHS BLOG...
SqUeEzE STORM ROCHESTER CASTLE
CHRIS DIFFORD'S SONGWRITERS - ALL AT SEA
NOV SMOZ KAPOP - RIDDLE SOLVED
GRUMPY BLOGGER - HAS A MOAN
SqUeEzE RHYTHM SECTION - THROWN IN THE BRIG
but 1st ...
Seems like ages since we were all out 'on the road again'.
Now the show is up and running and gathering momentum!
But Butt Buttt ... What?!? (I hear you ask) have SquEeZe got up their
mohair sleeves this year?
Well I expect Chris will be wearing his heart on his as per usual!
Could their be more choreography?
Well, it would be very difficult to improve upon perfection - but you never
How about some NEW SqUeEzE songs?
YES! YES! YES! ... How about that!
New haircuts? - Definitely!
And of course our sartorial elegance will point the way forward to the likes
of Prada Groucho and Weetabix!
Captains Blog 27th June 2011
Yes Folks! We're following in the wake of the TITANIC (apart from the bit where it
went straight down hopefully) aboard the QUEEN MARY II (that's two not eleven!) on
our way to New York City via the Atlantic Ocean.
MAN OVER BORED?
Well somebody's gotta do it! - 70 passengers of all ages shapes and sizes signed up
on day 1 of the trip to take part in this original concept devised by our cuddly Ivor
Novello award winner. (who's that then?)
Supported by a team of 6 professional song writers - the idea was for us to be
'Mentors' to guide and inspire the passengers to write their own songs, and then
perform them at the end of the week in a theatre on board the ship. What actually
happened was that I had Emmy Lou Harris's ex guitarist Bill Rollins in my songwriting
group, and he didn't really need any prompting from me! Still it was an emotional
voyage of discovery!
the Bloggodore ...
"Hows about a tour of the engine room?"
the Commodore ...
"You're under arrest!"
Chris de Farde ...
"What time's dinner?"
Zippy the Pinhead ...
"Are we having fun yet?"
But what? (I hear you ask) is it really like on board a 5 Star Luxury Liner?
The QM2 is the largest most luxurious ship afloat on the High Seas. Wandering the
decks alone late at night with nothing to keep me company apart from a vaporiser,
it's pretty much like a ghost ship. She is so splendid - so affluent - so graceful that
it doesn't take much imagination to travel back in time (WhOOOOOSH) and be
transported (in my mind) to the decks of the TITANIC. This ship is more than just a
big tub. ... she's a majestic Floating City!
KIDS NEVER GET BORED ANYMORE ...
When I were a kid, growing up in the 1950's, there wasn't very much 'stuff' around to
entertain us. So we used to genuinely get bored BoReD BORED!!
'So What' (I hear you hum) did we do about it? Well we had to use our imaginations to to
invent games to keep us occupied. The kids of today haven't a clue what real boredom is. As
soon as they get a whiff of it - they're off on another virtual audio-visual techno trip - to
keep their senses hypnotised and anethetized for another hour or two!
SO - DON'T JUST DO SOMETHING - LIE THERE!
Boredom is a thing of the past ... BUT boredom is natures way of stimulating the
imagination. Without it the imagination department of the brain becomes redundant!
We're producing a generation of kids with Muted Imaginings!
Supported by family favourites The Lightening Seeds - SqUeEzE stormed the castle on
Wednesday night! Attack! Attack! Attack!
Rochester Revellers went barmy as Chris D' demonstrated just why he is known as the
Fred Astaire of the group! Stephen L' entertained the crowd with Jerry Lee Lewis style
piano antics - Glenn T' took complete responsibility for everything and carried the the
entire weight of the world on his shoulders (as usual) and Simon H' held the whole thing
together - with PANACHE! - crashing and bashing away on his new top notch Oak Custom
Built Drum Kit - supplied by YAMAHA - HA HA HA! My Highlights ... the Knack and It's
BLOGGADORE VERSUS COMMODORE
meanwhile back onboard the QM2 ... I was wandering around the crew area deep in
the bowels ...
of the ship! And as fate would have it - i stumbled into THE COMMODORE ... Now -
he's got more power and authority than the CAPTAIN - He's superior to THE
ADMIRAL - He's in charge of the entire fleet - he's the head honcho - the top gun -
and he was NOT a happy bunny
"Do you realise that this is a restricted area for crew members only? - You are a high
risk to security. I will now escort you out of this area - AND - I am the
BLOGGADORE: "(sings) You're once - twice - three times a lady"
"THATS WHY I'M EASY"
Because of this breach of security - later that day Me and International Session
Drummer Simon Hanson were identified as suspected international terrorists, and were
escorted to a secure area to be interrogated! Simon was strapped to the mizzen and
received 50 lashes - while I got a way with a simple Keel Haul - Owch!!
CIRCUS STARTS A ROLLIN
PLOP! CHRIS DE FARDE'S TRANSATLANTIC SONG WRITERS WORKSHOP IS AFLOAT
BENTLEY'S BLOG.....ITS A MYSTERY SMOTHERED IN MUSHROOM GRAVY
-HOP, SKIP AND JUMP TO ROCHESTER CASTLE
Bentley's Blog may become habit forming! ... Arrrrrgh!
BRIEF ENCOUNTER # 534!
UNCLE COMPOST RIDDLE SOLVED
SODIUM PENTATHOL - ain't it the truth?
The most bizarre SqUeEzE pics - EVER!
buy 4 now ...
JOHN THE BASSIST
(bent as a nine bob note)
any resemblance to any person or persons living or dead is done completely on purpose ...
and please feel free to duplicate copy and distribute this Blog anywhere anytime.
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GRUMPY BLOGGER HAS A MOAN..