Wednesday, November 29, 2006

In Praise of Joe Dolce

In “About a boy”, Nick Hornby the hero Will , makes a living from royalties from an ancient Christmas hit always on a new advert somewhere in The East , I think Asia is pretty key in all this actually .The “friend” in Bridget Jones` Diaries had one hit in the 80s and found this enough to get shagged forever. I saw one of the Bros brothers saying something rather mournful which was that you cease to be “hot” but the pure recognition stays forever . That right isn’t it you don’t forget people they cease to be interesting like a pile of junk in the basement .Sigue Sigue Sputnik were a truly awful one hit wonder , they wander this penumbral region of virtual half life like unquiet spirits. Croydonian ,the worlds greatest blogger noticed them disputing rights to the name.

I love one hit wonders though.

People are always saying what a tragedy it was that the sublime ( I don1t think) “Vienna “ was kept of the top spot by Joe Doce and Shaddup you face .Au contraire Vienna was manure in a raincoat and Joe Dolce was a genius with much to say about life and art .
Let us examine the La Dolce Vita

Art Forum examines the work of J Dolce

Hello, I'ma Guiseppi, I gottta something speciala for you, Ready, uno, duo, tres, quatro.

(…………..calling to the muse clearly Homeric in inspiration… ),

When I was a boy just about a fiftha grade, Mama used to say don'ta stay out alateWith the badda boys, always shoota pool, Guiseppi goin-ta flunka school

( Immediately savage social commentary is commenced with the mother making explicit , the moral centre of the piece)

Boy it make-a me sick, everyting I gotta doI can'ta getta no kicks, always gotta follow rulesBoy it make-a me sick, just to make-a lousy bucksGotta a feela like a fool

( the hero chafes at the discipline required for the nation to succeed . Shakespeare dealt with similar material in Henry V part 1, the hero must cast the childish , the Falstaffian aside.)

And the mama used to say all the time,What'sa matter you, hey, gotta no respectWhatta you tink you do, why you looka so sadItsa not so bad, Itsa nice-a place, Ahh shaddupa you face

( In the Greek style chorus the emotional counterpoint mirrors the dialectic between conformity and inspiration , resolved with the a plea for silence as the hero struggles to find reconciliation)

Newmainia is a sensitive feeling person and always looking for beauty.

See link to Croydonian the worlds greatest blogger in the below post


James Higham said...

Joe Dolce - wan't he the one who brought out, 'Shudduppa your face?'

Praguetory said...

That didn't merit a response did it Newmania? Congratulations on your restraint.

Anonymous said...

Thanks P , I `m afraid I accept that few are interested in mt nonsense

Anonymous said...


It is a good job I have a sense of humour, was almost going to send you the number of a good tailor that has a line in jackets that fasten from the back

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