Feb 07

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Good Show Sir Comments:  ♬♬♬♬♬♬♬♬
A-well-a ev’rybody’s heard about the bird
A-well-a, bird, bird, bird, well, the bird is the word
A-well-a, bird, bird, b-bird’s the word
A-well-a, don’t you know about the bird
Well, everybody knows that the bird is the word
A-well-a, bird, bird, b-bird’s the word
A-well-a   ♬♬♬♬♬♬♬♬

Published 1981

Actually, that cover IS a classical work of art!I would touch it without protective gloves.I've seen worse. Far, far, worse.Interesting, but I would still read it in public.Middlng: Neither awful nor awfully goodWould not like to be seen reading that!Awful... just awful...That belongs in a gold-lame picture frame!Gah... my eyes are burning! Feels so good!Good Show Sir! (Average: 8.50 out of 10)

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23 Responses to “A Dream of Kinship”

  1. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Well, I for one am enchanted!

  2. Bibliomancer Says:

    Living the Dream

  3. Francis Boyle Says:

    Ah, that Alan Davies. Always the prankster!

  4. Tom Noir Says:


  5. Raoul Says:

    The Most Interesting Man in the World meets the Most Annoying Man in the World

  6. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    ‘Asshat on a flute’ seems to mean something different to an art director than it means to a human being. Being a human being, though, I know not what that difference is.

  7. fred Says:

    ‘Paloma Blanca’ w/o a paloma blanca,

  8. THX 1138 Says:

    As if the millionth reprise of Merrily We Roll Along wasn’t driving him to enough distraction, here comes Rod Hull and Emu.

  9. JuanPaul Says:

    “Double spitball, comin’ at the back of your head!”

  10. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Everyone at the party dreaded the moment when David Hasselhoff would get drunk and play the “Knight Rider” theme on his flute.

  11. B. Chiclitz Says:

    This cover is a little more than kin and a little less than kind. And they are Hamlet (in his insane phase) and Claudius. And it isn’t going to end well.

  12. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    ‘Good religious fiction in that it is fiction about a religion that is not Christianity though there are ties. It isn’t a book written to be fiction in a Christian world.’

    I do believe this explains the fellow’s expression.

  13. Anna T. Says:

    I can say nothing about the musician’s clear lack of talent with his recorder that has not already been said, save for this: the bearded man looks about ready to contemplate murdering him.

  14. Tat Wood Says:

    Work’s been thin on the ground since he quit Never Mind the Buzzcocks

  15. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Tuesday Evening Q&A at Unknown Artist Institute:

    Q: My child just shat all over the top half of my canvas, and the deadline is in eight minutes! What should I do?

    A: Turn that frown upside-down, and turn that turd into a bird!

  16. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Mostly these covers make me go WTF.

    This one made me laugh.

    And cringe, for I know how the chap down right feels. It would certainly not encourage me to buy the book, because every time I looked at it, I’d hear phantom terrible pennywhistle noises (but I repeat myself). It is not enchanting in the way blurb writer meant, more in the curses are enchantments way.

    @THX (8): exactly.

  17. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Never, EVER play “What Does The Fox Say” on a flute.

  18. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @AR: the last three words of your statement are superfluous.

  19. L.B. Says:

    “This is a pain that doesn’t end. Yes it goes on and on my friend. Some duder gave me a pain up here not knowing that I ache and he’ll continue playing crap just to cause a pain that doesn’t….”

  20. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @DSWBT: too true. Heck, the last 3 words of his statement at #10 could also be superfluous. Or everything following “drunk”.

  21. HappyBookworm Says:

    Man in the background: “You WILL hear my recorder song! You will!”

    Man in the foreground: “Arrrrggg! Don’t even dream of telling people you’re one of my kin!”

    Love this cover…such intense eyes on that musician…

  22. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Family reunions are so fraught, what with the obnoxious kids and the grumpy old uncles.

  23. classicOz Says:

    “what have you got for a headache?”

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