Monday, June 24, 2019

Moon Songs Jack Blanchard's Column June 24, 2019


A friend asked me why there are so many "Moon" songs.
I tried to respond intelligently, which isn't easy for me.
Here are a few moon thoughts...

The moon has been a thing of mystery, romance, and squirreliness
for so many centuries,
that a couple of astronauts fooling around up there can't change that.
It's in our genetic memories, and it's a little spooky when Bela,
our neighbor's bat, flies in front of it.

They have moons at night, just when we need the light.
Coincidence? I think not.
"Moon" rhymes with: June, goon, spoon, maroon, prune, saloon, balloon, croon, spittoon, buffoon, baboon, pantaloon, Loony-Toon, macaroon, raccoon, harpoon, and Daniel Boone.
Songwriters need the moon. How would "Nothing Over Miami" sound?
Some people see a man in it. I think it's Franklin Roosevelt.

My uncle told me that it was a hole in the sky.
He would admit that the Earth is round,
but maintained that it's hollow, and we're on the inside.
With early teaching like that, how did you expect me to turn out?
He would eat only white food... like sugar, flour, rice, and so on.
He said it's whiteness was an obvious sign of purity.
He was a food racist.
You think these are uncle jokes, don't you? Unfortunately, they're true.

Even though my intellect tells me
that the moon is just a hunk of white stuff that might fall on me,
I will continue to throw it into songs.

Jack Blanchard

Jack Blanchard & Misty Morgan
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 Jack Blanchard, 2019

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