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SHADY DEL KNIGHT, ADMINISTRATOR

SHADY DEL KNIGHT, ADMINISTRATOR
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"More than a place, the Shady Dell was and will forever remain a state of mind." Shady Del Knight

"More than a place, the Shady Dell was and will forever remain a state of mind." Shady Del Knight
HELLO STRANGER ..... IT SEEMS LIKE A MIGHTY LONG TIME!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Beyond the Valley of the Paper Dolls - 'Z-Man' Barzell's Killer Halloween Bash!



THIS IS MY HAPPENING

AND IT FREAKS ME OUT!


Ladies and gentlemen, an announcement if you please. 
There is a new girl group in the house, Their name?
The Shangri-Las. As the teen tycoon of rock I'd
like to hear them and I'm sure you would, too.
Here they are for your listening pleasure, the
myrmidons of melodrama, The Shangri-Las!

 "Sweet Sounds of Summer" 
 The Shangri-Las (January 1967 
 highest chart position #123) 




Languid Roxanne finds beauty,
that delicate pinch of feminine spice
with which she often flavors her interludes.


And now, a San Francisco garage band
made up of Diane, Sylvia, Rosemary
and Margaret Sandoval - a sister act
calling themselves The Girls!

 "Chico's Girl" 
 The Girls (1967, uncharted) 




Leave, Tandy darling? No! You have not yet
graced our gathering with a song. Come,
my dear Sharon, I must present you
to the faithful. Now!

 "Hold On" - Sharon Tandy 
 (October 1968) 





Hell, I ain't partied this hard in 15 years.
Wait'll I get home and tell Eula and Clara Belle.




AAAH-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA!
AAAH-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA!
AAAH-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA!





And you, the infamous Ashley St. Ives,
what thou think of our fair minstrels,
The Feminine Complex?


Will you play them, as you do others,
like a game of hide and seek?

 "Hide and Seek" 
 The Feminine Complex (1969) 





Masters and mistresses, I'm so excited by what I've just heard
that I predict these magnific maidens, much like one of their
illustrious sisters before them, Carrie Nation, will crush
the musical barrier and rise like angels. You'll be superstars!

 "Daddy, You Gotta Let Him In" 
 The Satisfactions (May 1966, 
 group led by Jack Nitzshe's wife Gracia) 




Ah, look there, Lance Rocke!


Greek god and part-time actor.
See how well he performs?


The golden hair, the bedroom eyes, the firm young body.
These are the tools with which he plies his trade.
All are available for a price to those who beg,
"I want your love, Pussycat."

 "I Want Your Love" - The Pussycats 
 (May 1965, uncharted) 




You varlet! You serf! You knave!
How dare you cast aside my alabaster charms?
My capacious love? My undying troth?
Yes, I vow it! Ere this night does wane,
you will drink the black sperm of my vengeance.
You, Jungle Lad, shall be my play thing,
my puppet, my paper doll!

 "My Boyfriend's Back" 
 The Paper Dolls (1970) 




How now, Jungle Lad?
Why so helpless and why so frail?
Lo and behold.  My music hath
charms to soothe your savage breast.
Prepare to boldly go where no man has gone before
as I take you beyond the valley of the paper dolls!

 "Something Here in My Heart" 
 The Paper Dolls (1968) 




Poor poor Jungle Lad. The tables are turned
and you are the piteous object of my dalliance,
a groveling ant creeping across the malodorous moat!


Methinks you remind me of certain things, vassal -
another party with songs and revelry such as this -
coming soon to the SDMM blogspot. That fine day
the vorpal blade of my cutting edge humor will
once again go snickersnack! Again, Jungle Lad,
you will experience my razor sharp wit, finely
honed and keen like Excalibur, mightiest sword
of all time. Wrought by Woden, the god of time,
legendary blade of King Arthur.  Hurled into
the lake, it sprang forth again all shining
 and pure. And now, now it is wielded by
she who will eclipse all their deeds...
Arthur... Lancelot... and even
mighty Coeur de Leon - 

SUPERWOMAN!
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