Wednesday, January 21, 2009

cellular mutation

Why ?
doesn't a reputable telecommunications corporation invest in the development of a cellphone incorporating a built-in cigarette lighter?

I would certainly purchase one. Not only would it conserve limited pocket space; one might also entertain callers with the gasping soundtrack to a lingering death by infinitesimal degree.

My original intention was to use "Light My Fire" as a punch-line here, but since that's a trifle obvious let's go instead with something very similar in treatment - complete with keyboard solo* - originally penned by Burt Bacharach and Hal David for Dionne Warwick. Ha! But then I changed my mind (or what's left of it) again...

Goodbye George.

* The Stranglers: Walk on By, 1978, from the white vinyl UA 7" freebie featuring a three minute organ fill by Dave Greenfield very much of the same flavour as Ray Manzarek's.

DIONNE WARWICK: WALK ON BY from "Make Way For Dionne Warwick" LP (Scepter) 1964 (US)


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