Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Hump Day Haiku: The Ballad of Paul and Kanye

Sir Paul McCartney
Not Sir Kanye West
That might explain it

Liverpool, England?
Why does that name ring a bell?
Jay-Z's vacation?

"Please, Please Me," Kanye
Wildly popular record
Not request from Kim

Excuse Mr. West
He does not understand fame
He names it

Does fame require more?
Where have you been, Mr. West?
Yellow submarine?

Does he deserve fame?
Like Ringo deserves Oscar
Twist and shout, player

The Beatles create
While young Kanye just "samples"
So you be the judge

You guys play nicely
(Paul will buy your catalog...
Ask Michael Jackson.)


  1. I love this. :) For some reason, I think of two things when I hear Liverpool...the first, I suppose, would be obvious...The Beatles. The second is the Titanic.

    1. That's funny, Linda...those are the exact things that come to mind for me, too (occasionally, you can add Gerry and the Pacemakers singing "Ferry, cross the Mersey...." or Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying. They were Liverpool lads, too!).

  2. I'm Shady Del Knight and
    I'm too sexy for my shirt
    Too sexy for my shirt
    So sexy it hurts

    And I'm too sexy for my hat
    Too sexy for my hat
    What do you think about that?

    I am the eggman, they are the eggmen
    I am the walrus, Haiku goo joob

    Ludacris! Simply Ludacris!

    Happy Hump Day, dear friend Cherdo!

    1. In the entire duration of our friendship, I always had this small voice in the back of my head that whispered, "Hey...he IS the eggman..."

      If you haven't looked at some of the idiotic comments on this subject (oh, the whoo rah), check them out. There's all kinds of music out there, but who doesn't recognize a Beatle?).

      Happy Hump Day, indeed! Take care, SDK!

    2. Pam @ Go Retro! also addressed this topic. Have a look!

  3. I saw where Kanye and Paul are doing a song together and there may be further collaboration. Hmmm, methinks the Liverpool lad is desparate!

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    2. Now I'm wondering what the original two comments were....

    3. oh those were before I took my Thorazine...

    4. Do monthly know that... :-)

  5. Cherdo you've once again opened my mind to a huge stream (nay, a veritable Niagara) of consciousness considering what is original art! When Kathy was getting her Masters in Photojournalism at OU, her classmates had lengthy discussions how an upcoming "artist" could conscript say an Ansel Adams' photo, photoshop in a bunch of gnomes and then slap their name on it as original creator and not give an ounce of recognition to poor Ansel. Well, sigh, that's art. For all the ruckus being raised about it, at least Sir Paul's name is listed on the record label. I love that he's still actively involved in the creative process and curious about what's new in the world. I am always disappointed when famous "old" songs are sampled by new artists. My first big let down was when the great bass line from Under Pressure was used by what's his name; that's when I began to think "has all the great music been written and there's nothing left?" then, I hear a beautiful and unique song that makes me hopeful. After all these years I still listen to The Beatles and likewise I think to myself "what's wrong with me? Am I stuck in High School?" But no, listening critically to The Beatles I discovered it's variety in sounds that intrigues me, and they had that in spades! A lot of new groups that I try to listen to are boring, relying on a decades old, tried and true formula that rarely works for me any more, I'd rather listen to Tom Waits than Tom Petty. Oh holy cow! is that the time?!
    Thanks once again for getting my neural net out of neutral!
    I'll catch you again, Cherdo....On THE FLIP SIDE!!! (echo fade out)

    1. Most of my "art" that grabs existing pieces falls under the same school of thought as parody. I love paring the familiar with the absurd. To me, incongruity is the catalyst for humor. That and being totally appalled at people and events.

      The Beatles are still great, but this was inspired by the Kanye West fans who thought he had "discovered" Paul McCartney and were impressed by the fact that he would give an "unknown" a career boost. Really, people?

      You are my Beatle comrade at arms, so I had to pull you in, Gary. Thanks!

    2. I am your comrade at arms? Surely, you're pulling my leg (Airplane pun intended)!

    3. I gotta hand it to myself, that's quite a feet!

  6. I remember hearing about a man who felt old when his teenaged daughter asked him if Paul McCartney was ever in a group before "Wings"!!

  7. Love the Haiku! I have heard that they are doing a duet it Ebony and Ivory all over again?

    1. I think Kanye's fans thought it was just ebony.

  8. I have an unfortunate dislike for Kanye. Just so materialistic and full of himself.

    1. That is my opinion, too. Usually, I can find a song I like or something redeeming (love "Heartless") and I'm pretty flexible. But the whole schtick about being the best and that stunt he pulled with Taylor Swift on an awards show...geez.

      The fact that his fan base was oblivious to the contributions of Paul McCartney? Ridiculous.


Thanks for your personal yada, yada, yada,
Love, Cherdo