Herbie Mann Comin' Home

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Tough Docket

Sharpness v. Fullness

Clarity v. Complexity


Things that move too fast: they control you.

Resume Complete

I used to be a Broadway producer

I used to be a kennel man

I used to be a purveyor of hot chestnut cones

I used to hand out Kleenex at the kiosk

At lunch breaks, I caught squirrels for the tourists

I used to mumble as part of a classical chorus

I used to franchise child's toy weaponry

I used to model tic repellent

From time to time, I would get hired to work the Sultan's fan

I used to clean grout in WNBA stalls

I used to Twist in department store windows

I used to 'vogue' as a space android

Once I was nominated as candidate for Vice-President on a minor party ticket

I used to spill soup as part of paid party gags

I used to sit in on inter-corporate meetings pretending to be part of the other entourage

I used to be the least called-on Hollywood Square

Seasonally, I broke horses, put out fires, taught skiing, and played uke.

Herd Autumn





Third Movement


I am very happy

I am a little happy

Yes. I must show happy

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Friday, October 24, 2008


I used to be a Broadway producer, used to be a kennelman, was a hot chestnut cone purveyor, a door-to-door, whatever there was I was. I was.

Friday, October 10, 2008

The Cynic GOP

Sarah Palin : Hillary Clinton : : Clarence Thomas : Thurgood Marshall