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The Monday Coolness: Audience Participation Edition | Manolo for the Big Girl

The Monday Coolness: Audience Participation Edition

Listen, I know I live in Texas so I really have lost the right to complain about the heat because I knew Texas was hot when I moved here, and the extreme heat is just the admission price we pay for the honor of living in God’s Country and all but y’all…it’s HOT.It’s hot and I’m in PAIN because, well, okay let me paint you a picture:

I sort of accidentally bought an antique baby grand piano (it looked so cute in the window!) a few weeks ago and I’m JUST NOW  getting it delivered. I didn’t really think about thinks like whether it would fit through my door, or that maybe I’d actually have to learn how to play it. Details, my friends.

Now, this has not been my most sensible purchase in recent history because –as mentioned– I don’t actually play the piano and it is DISTINCTLY POSSIBLE that I might have subconsciously spite-bought it  for reasons that will not be divulged on this blog except to say I liked him better when I thought he was gay and at least MY hair’s a color that exists in nature, but I digress.

The piano movers get here and I go to pull my ottoman away so they can get the thing in the door and (stop reading if you’re squeamish) my toenail on my big toe turns itself inside out. YOWCH. Anyway, it’s too hot for hotness so I’ve decided to do a Monday Coolness featuring the some gents I’ve been listening to lately,  but here’s the catch:

YOU have to identify them.

Some are easy, some are not so easy.

Most are legends, one is a friend, one would have been my godfather if he hadn’t been such an unrepentant Yankee, one’s mother keeps trying to set me up with her other son (whom I adore, but I cannot be with a man who wears white athletic socks with a suit) and ONE of them started a sentence with “I’m too old now so I cain’t do it, but if I were younger I would…” followed by the filthiest stream of perversion I’d ever heard —and I was engaged to a French guy— and concluded with “and I would Tear. That. UP!” much to the shock of the rest of the congregation.

So…who are they?

1. Mystery 01

2. Mystery 02

3. Mystery 03

4. Mystery 04

5. Mystery 05

6. Mystery 06

7. Mystery 07

8. Mystery 08

9. Mystery 09

10. Mystery 10

16 Responses to “The Monday Coolness: Audience Participation Edition”

  1. Mifty June 15, 2009 at 6:17 pm #

    I believe 4 is Steve Allen, 5 is Lou Reed, 6 looks familiar — a young Jim Stafford? — and I think 9 is Muddy Waters.

  2. Mifty June 15, 2009 at 6:20 pm #

    Oh, also, 2 is Leonard Cohen for sure.

  3. Grace June 16, 2009 at 2:02 am #

    1. Chris Isaak
    2. Leonard Cohen
    3. Jean Paul Belmondo (wild guess)
    4. Dave Brubeck
    5. Lou Reed
    7. Eric Burden (and the Animals)
    9. Muddy Waters (?)

  4. chachaheels June 16, 2009 at 8:08 am #

    Yay! Chet Baker
    And also Leonard Cohen
    Nick Cave
    Dave Brubeck
    Lou Reed

    and then I’m just guessing wildly. I think number 9 is John Lee Hooker, numbers six, seven, and eight are British Invasion r&b stars, and I wanted to say number 10 was Lux Interior of the Cramps, but I didn’t want to say it after all.

    Which one is the Yankee would-be godfather, and which one is your friend?

  5. Luma June 16, 2009 at 8:45 am #

    No, no… N.3 is Jacque Brel! :o)

  6. Plumcake June 16, 2009 at 10:00 am #

    Cha Cha, you’re the closest of all so far.

    I will say there are no Nick Caves or British Invasion r&b stars. You’re close with Lux Interior since it’s also a psychobilly band.

  7. klee June 16, 2009 at 10:04 am #

    1. chet baker
    2 leonard cohen
    3 jacque brel
    4 dave brubeck
    5 lou reed
    6 nick cave
    7 eric burdon & the animals
    8 them with van morrison? just guessin, but fits with the ‘wild boy’ theme going here
    9 john lee hooker
    10 john doe of X

  8. theDiva June 16, 2009 at 10:18 am #

    1. Chet Baker
    2. Leonard Cohen
    3. Haven’t a clue
    4. Dave Brubeck, Paul Desmond, Joe Morello, and Gene Wright
    5. Lou Reed
    6. ????
    7. Eric Burdon & The Animals
    8. ???
    9. Gah. Not Muddy Waters, but I’m probably going to kick myself when Plummy gives the answer.
    10. I Reelee Dunno

  9. Plumcake June 16, 2009 at 11:50 am #

    Hint: No Animals were harmed in the making of this Coolness.

  10. Mifty June 16, 2009 at 12:59 pm #

    Not good at this, obviously, but another shot at the elusive number 6:

    Is that Tim Buckley?

  11. Victoria June 16, 2009 at 2:24 pm #

    #6 is Roky Erickson.

  12. gemdiva June 16, 2009 at 3:36 pm #

    No guesses, just hope your toe is feeling better and you are still able to wear super fantastic sandals and open toe shoes.

  13. lucylang June 16, 2009 at 4:38 pm #

    I think #7 is the animals…

  14. Sarah G. June 16, 2009 at 4:56 pm #

    1. Chet Baker
    2. Leonard Cohen
    3. Jacques Brel
    4. The Dave Brubeck Quartet
    5. Lou Reed
    6. Roky Erickson
    7. The Animals
    8. The Sonics
    9. Muddy Waters
    10. Arrrggghhh, I can’t tell- Maybe X, but I don’t think so.

  15. klee June 16, 2009 at 6:50 pm #

    #7 is bugging me….

  16. B.S.A.G. June 17, 2009 at 1:01 pm #

    I really only have a clue as to the identity of one of them (Lou Reed) – but I’m betting anything that that awesome quote was from #9.