While my IQ gently creeps…

27 Jul

And now, for something completely different;

While we struggle and toil, down that garbage strewn path that will lead us to “Container Home Ownership,” my brain is starting to hurt!

Now, according to my wife, that’s not surprising, since I’m operating at “diminished capacity” anyway.

Well, I suppose that’s true, I have lost a few IQ points, since I got married… In fact, it may have happened while we were dating… Hmmmm> 🙂

As this goes to post, I’m writing  “An Idiot’s guide to Geothermal ‘Activity.'” It’s heady stuff, and I’m operating at a deficit, so you’re gonna get what you get, huh?  As I struggle through a “Do It Yourself” Geothermal Heating and Cooling series, try this one on…

Handwritten Beatles lyrics to be auctioned off in U.S.


PHOENIX (AP): The original, handwritten lyrics of The Beatles’ melancholy rock song “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” are going on the auction block Monday.

The lyrics, written by George Harrison on a single white sheet of paper in barely legible chicken scratch, are expected to fetch between $500,000 and $800,000 (euro384,970 and euro615,950) at the Barrett-Jackson Rock on the Block Memorabilia Auction in suburban Scottsdale, Arizona.

George_HarrisonRest in Peace, Buddy. Gawd knows we miss you…

Britain-based entertainment auction house Cooper Owen, which is partnering with Scottsdale-based auctioneer Barrett-Jackson, is auctioning off the lyrics for a private collector and calls the sheet of paper “the most significant Beatles’ lyric manuscript known to exist.”

“It’s just a really significant and rare piece of memorabilia,” said Neil Roberts, auction manager at Cooper Owen. “It shows the work in progress, the message, and the thoughts behind one of the band members.” “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” came out in 1968 on The White Album.

The lyrics, which are said to reveal the strains within the band at the time, include lines like, “I don’t know how someone controlled you,” and “They bought and sold you.”

But the sheet of paper up for bid also includes some lyrics that did not make it into the song that was on The White Album, including, “I look from the wings at the play you are staging,” and “As I’m sitting here doing nothing but aging, still my guitar gently weeps.”

“These lyrics actually show the work in progress,” Roberts said. “It shows how he (Harrison) changed certain lines. It shows it on the day he wrote that song and played it with his fellow Beatles.”

Also on the paper is a line at the bottom of the page that Harrison wrote in apparent frustration over the troubled atmosphere in the recording studio. It reads, “The band leader said he ain’t playin’ no more.” Roberts said that line is most revealing. “It shows his feelings for how the band was going and almost the breakdown of communication,” he said. “He kind of realized it was coming to end.”

Also up for bid at the Barrett-Jackson auction are dozens of celebrity items, including a pair of gloves Madonna wore during a concert, a book report written by Britney Spears, Cat Stevens’ arrest card and Ella Fitzgerald’s old credit card.

Lyrics: “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”

I look at you all see the love there that’s sleeping
While my guitar gently weeps
I look at the floor and I see it need sweeping
Still my guitar gently weeps

I don’t know why nobody told you
how to unfold you love
I don’t know how someone controlled you
they bought and sold you

I look at the world and I notice it’s turning
While my guitar gently weeps
With every mistake we must surely be learning
Still my guitar gently weeps

I don’t know how you were diverted
you were perverted too
I don’t know how you were inverted
no one alerted you

I look at you all see the love there that’s sleeping
While my guitar gently weeps
I look at you all
Still my guitar gently weeps

Oh, oh, oh
oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
oh oh, oh oh, oh oh
Yeah yeah yeah yeah
yeah yeah yeah yeah

Wouldn’t you just love to have this hanging on your wall?

I know I would.

Stay tuned.

The Renaissance Ronin


One Response to “While my IQ gently creeps…”

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