Wednesday, 22 August 2007

Krazy Kat on Radio!

On Thursday 30th of August at 11.30 AM., illustrator Quentin Blake will be talking about George Herriman on BBC Radio 4 here in the UK. If you live abroad you could hear the BBC live in this address:
Often these programs can be heard in the site for a week on "Listen Again"
Sounds good!!
Quentin Blake hablara de Herriman en BBC 4 el jueves 30 de Agosto a las 11.30 AM.
La BBC se puede oir en el internet aqui:
A menudo la BBC tiene programas que se pueden oir por una semana despues de su tranmision en "Listen Again"

Gente Purpura-Purple People

Tuesday, 14 August 2007


These have been drawn in the lovely sketch book Rebekit-Angelina-Ballerina brought me fom New York. Thank you, Becca

Monday, 13 August 2007

Bessie Smith

Gimme A Pigfoot And A Bottle Of Beer
By Wesley Wilson

Twenty-five cents?
Ha! No! No!
I wouldn't pay twenty-five cents to go in nowhere 'cause listen here)

Up in Harlem ev'ry Saturday night
when the high-browns git together
it's just too tight,
they all congregates at an all night strut
and what they do is tut-tut-tut
Old Hannah Brown from 'cross town
gets full of corn and starts breakin' 'em down
Just at the break of day you can hear old Hannah say,
"Gimme a pigfoot and a bottle of beer"
Send me gateI don't care
I feel just like I wanna clown
Give the piano player a drink
because he's bringin' me down
He's got rhythm,
When he stomps his feet,
he sends me right off to sleep
Check all your razors and your guns
We gonna be rasslin'
when the wagon comes
I wanna pigfoot and a bottle of beer
Send me 'cause I don't care
Slay me 'cause I don't care
Gimme a reefer and a gang o' gin
Slay me, 'cause I'm in my sin
Slay me 'cause I'm full of gin
Check all your razors and your guns
Do the shim-sham shimmy till the risin' sun.

Listen to Bessie Smith
(Click on title)
Gimme A Pigfoot (1933)
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