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Monday, February 02, 2009

a phenomenal cat in the land of idiot boys

On The Kinks' 1968 album The Kinks Are The Village Preservation Society you'll find a tune penned by Ray Davies about a cat and his appetites.

A long, long time ago,
In the land of idiot boys,
There lived a cat, a phenomenal cat,
Who loved to wallow all day.
No one bothered him
As he sat, content in his tree.
He just lived to eat 'cause it kept him fat,
And that's how he wanted to stay.

Was that all he'd ever done? No, he had done many things, and you can read the lyrics here.
Curious as to how that turns into a song? Listen to the tale of Phenomenal Cat right now.

The Kinks rule.


Anonymous said...

Except for the weight issues, it sounds about right to us. Cats = phenomenal and humans = (useful) idiots. ;-))

curator said...

Yes, I had to chuckle too...The cat sounded very wise indeed to me! (Why don't they write songs liek that any more?)

curator said...

Oops -- I meant "LIKE that" of course.