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November 1st, 2006


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03:25 pm
"Damn it all, everything, but the circus."

Wonder who said that?

Somebody told us what we wanted to be.

It was candy for the mind.
Look behind and you'll see
It was circusy.

It was hi-diddle-diddle, the cat and the fiddle.
It was safe as can be.
It was right down the middle.

It was fantasy.
Fantasy galore.
It was everything we wanted. It was that, and so much more.

Who was it that said
"Damn it all...
damn everything...
...but the circus."
Ken Nordine

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From:infinitehotel
Date:November 1st, 2006 09:17 pm (UTC)
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I first heard this as the opening to an late 80's album titled "Stay Awake", various artists doing remixes of old Disney music. Nordine read this with accompanying really creepy soundbed in the background.

http://www.amazon.com/Stay-Awake-Various-Interpretations-Vintage/dp/B000002GFM

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From:derspatchel
Date:November 1st, 2006 09:22 pm (UTC)
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That's exactly where I have it from. This album is incredible.

Nordine reads this over a dark arrangement of "Hi-Diddle-Dee-Dee, An Actor's Life For Me."

This album also features Tom Waits covering "Heigh Ho" with similar disturbing background effects.
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From:tablesaw
Date:November 1st, 2006 10:50 pm (UTC)
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INAMINE! INAMINE!

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