Beatnik Poetry Slam – Ice


Today’s Music: Stan Getz – Autumn Leaves

You can see his inner Beatnik hidden in the ruffles.

You can see his inner Beatnik hidden in the ruffles.


Tonight’s special guest Marvin Suggs, resplendent in a very sparkly vest, stands behind the Mupphaphone, mallet at the ready.
Who knows what excitement giddy-ifies his brain? No one can tell from his expression, as he is a consummate performer.

The stage goes dark. A single burning diamond white LED picks out El Guapo as he strides to the microphone, his beret cutting a swirling path through the cloud from his clove cigarette.

Ice

The desolate wind
*ow*
blows
through my
*ow*
soul.
*OW*
The scrub trees of the plain
*ow OW Ow*
shiver
*owowow*
with remorse.
*Owwwwww*
I huddle deep
*OOOoowwwwWWW*
within
*ouch*
my
*oh*
own skin.
*oWowOW*
Even though it
*owwwww*
is
*ow*
Spring.
*OWowOW*
The wind is a reflection
*owOWow*
of the dark.
*OwOwOw*
The polite
*ooooow*
considerate
*owow*
dark…
*Owwwwowowow*
I
*ow*
blame
*OW*
Canada.
*OWOWOWOowowoW*

Coooooool…

And for those of you unfamiliar with the Muppaphone:

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64 responses to “Beatnik Poetry Slam – Ice

  1. Bwahaha! We have this Muppets episode on DVD. I love your
    melody! (Did not mean to take so long to comment… This clip was the only telly the kiddles got to watch today.)

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  2. Sure….blame Canada!! 😛

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  3. Fabulous! Love those Muppets!

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  4. You crack me up!

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  5. Soooooo, I think you need to come for a visit Guaps! It isn’t always cold here!

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  6. free penny press

    I want that shirt he’s wearing.. very Carmen Mirandaish!!

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  7. Oh man…I think I [still] love you….

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  8. whiteladyinthehood

    That is one heck of a Beatnik shirt! (You are too funny, Guapster!)

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  9. Kerouac did a similar performance with Steve Allen. Weird!

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  10. Deep!
    Impressive ;).

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  11. Thanks for that Guapo! The Muppet Show was one of my favorite shows when I was in college. There was always a race between the Muppet fans and the 60 Minutes fans on Sunday nights after dinner to see who got to one of the few televisions in the dorm. Sadly, the 60 Minutes fans won that race most of the time.

    And the ice will melt away soon enough!

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  12. Thanks, Clyde. I dig!

    I mean, that was really something else. Like, those Muppets are some cool cats, and this scene of yours is always [finger snap] WITH IT!

    [Saunters away to the mellow rhythm of an upright bass, to hang with some groovy chicks.]

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  13. I always come away from your blog giggling. (Ow!)

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  14. At last, poetry I can understand. Thanks Guap!

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  15. Can’t go wrong with The Muppets, but no doubt, you are a leftover of days gone by … a man misplaced in time.

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  16. the ‘ows’ add true depth and pathos! I feel it! mainly because it’s getting cold here too.

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  17. Yeah, we get blamed for everything. *sigh*

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  18. I pictured Maynard G Krebbs playing bongos in a sweatshirt with no sleeves.

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  19. Blame it all on those Canadians!! ❤

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  20. Hahaha! this was hilarious. I had a similar encounter with *wind* yesterday. It wasn’t directly painful, but damn, was it unpleasant.

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  21. You’ve stirred my soul daddio!

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  22. I see that you are a big fan of the Muppets
    well I don’t mind, after all there is a Miss. Piggy
    on my street, a couple of Kermit’s and if you
    saw the Animal you would think him a clone
    from the show 🙂 lol Have fun Muppeting Guap 🙂

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  23. hee hee…laughed at this one. Loved the Muppets!

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  24. That’s ice, baby. And not no Vanilla ice either…

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  25. I thought I knew all things Muppets, yet I have never seen Marvin Suggs before. What a charmer.

    Stan Getz is very cool.

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  26. Guapnik,
    It’s been said before and by cats with better words than me, but you’re the most, man. You’re too beautiful for this world.

    I’m snapping, dig?

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  27. Oh those poor little Muppets – just loved that! Thank you 🙂

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  28. Yes, you can blame Canada. I’ve been told that everything is their fault. ❤

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Ahem *best Ricky Ricardo voice* Babble-OOOoooo!!!

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