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A Man Who Has Nothing In Particular To Recommend Him Discusses All Sorts of Subjects at Random as Though He Knew Everything

Muzak For The Elevator To The Nice Part Of Hell

Go to Heaven for the climate, Hell for the company. –Mark Twain

Hell is a half-filled auditorium. –Robert Frost

An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise.
–Victor Hugo

Every man is his own hell.
–H.L. Mencken

Maybe this world is another planet’s hell.
–Aldous Huxley

Hell is full of musical amateurs. –George Bernard Shaw

Hell is empty and all the devils are here. –Bill Shakespeare

9 Responses

  1. "In hell there is no other punishment than to begin over and over again the tasks left unfinished in your lifetime."

    Andre Gide.

  2. Man, what's the deal with musicians hating Steely Dan? I get more grief listening to them than I do the Dead (who are also a favorite target of musicians). Yeah, they're self-proclaimed uber-hip, smartest-and-coolest-guys-in-the-room, superior-just-because-they're-New-York-hipsters, and their music is way slick and over-produced…uh, where was I going with this? I'm going to iTunes to download Can't Buy a Thrill. Take that, Mr. Sippican!

  3. I wonder if that elevator goes up or down for "the nice part of hell"?

    I grew up with a dad who liked Mitch Miller and show tunes and listened to them on his reel to reel tapes. He took a lot of his vinyls and converted them — So, my taste in music, I'm sure, is banal.

    I like Steely Dan in my day…

    I'm music white trash, I think. I'm good with that. I'm pretty sure that if I was brought up in the twenty first century of music, even with my limitations, I still wouldn't like — Katy Perry? Ugh. Lady GaGa — UGH, but you know, I could be missing something, but I don't think so.


  4. Hi everyone- Thanks for reading and commenting.

    Casey- If I killed myself now, and the afterlife is eternal, I still won't have enough time for that.

    Johnny- I love you, but you're not following along closely in the playbook here.

    Gagdad Bob- That one's lovely, and a favorite here at the Cottage. The Gahden

  5. One of my favorites, too, Bob! On my dad's 65th birthday my sisters and I sang this song and "My Heart Belongs to Daddy" to him. He had tears in his eyes when we sang it to him. We managed to sing our parts without breaking down, but it was sure hard.

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