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Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?

olddude 21 Jul 08 - 09:47 AM
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Azizi 21 Jul 08 - 10:15 AM
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Subject: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: olddude
Date: 21 Jul 08 - 09:47 AM

Ok on Bruce's website, his photo is one that I borrowed (sorry) off the web since Mr. Peace did not send me one. Big Al said he is an awesome folk singer/writer despite a purple face. So my question: What is The top reasons for Bruce to have a purple face www.brucemurdoch.com

too much guitar playing under a blue light?
eating brats?
Fire fighting a burning pen factory?

Knowing the wit of you folks, you can do much better than me

We all love you Bruce, This is an awesome CD !


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: GUEST,Neil D
Date: 21 Jul 08 - 09:56 AM

Been hangin' with Barney?


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: Azizi
Date: 21 Jul 08 - 10:15 AM

Well, everybody knows that "purple" is the color of royalty.

And since even Bruce knows that sometimes he can be a royal pa...
I mean a royal person, that's why he asked that his face would be photographed with a purple hue.


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: Emma B
Date: 21 Jul 08 - 10:57 AM

'THE COLOR PURPLE' a wonderful and enlightening book

- associated with royalty, regality, and nobility (stemming from its use in heraldry to denote gentry)

- The Purple Rain Protest was a protest against apartheid that took place in Cape Town, South Africa on 2 September 1989, in which a police water cannon with purple dye sprayed thousands of demonstrators.
This led to the slogan The purple shall govern.

- Robert Burns rhymes purple with "curple" in his Epistle to Mrs. Scott. Burns is, as far as we can tell, the only writer to have used the word. A curple refers to 1) the small of the waist before the flare of the hips or 2) a derriere, rump or behind.

think I'd better give up now :)


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: pdq
Date: 21 Jul 08 - 10:59 AM

he eats people


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: quokka
Date: 21 Jul 08 - 11:05 AM

Gee I dunno...only reason I can think of is - it's my favrite colour!


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 21 Jul 08 - 11:08 AM

Someone hit him in the face with a blueberry pie!

Dave Oesterreich


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 21 Jul 08 - 11:16 AM

It has slowly been creeping upward and now reached his face?

(Ducks and runs. . . )

SRS


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: Severn
Date: 21 Jul 08 - 11:32 AM

Maybe the colorization was purely an accident and was not done on purples.

Was he trying to look more ma-gentrified?

Maybe it was from pruning down all those words to a state perfection, though I hope prune is not the official "Juice Of Bruce".

Or that the color is not a bruise of Bruce, as Peace doesn't normaly resort to violets.

I'm plum confounded by this one......


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: Severn
Date: 21 Jul 08 - 11:42 AM

So Big Al just might be the purple-traitor of this contraversy?


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: olddude
Date: 21 Jul 08 - 11:47 AM

CAN'T STOP LAUGHING THAT IS AWESOME !!


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: topical tom
Date: 21 Jul 08 - 11:50 AM

Purple cells in the sunset?


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: bankley
Date: 21 Jul 08 - 11:55 AM

he tried recreational drugs once but didn't exhale...

while listening to that Hendrix song about the 'P. Haze'.. then Prince's song about the 'P. Rain'


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: SINSULL
Date: 21 Jul 08 - 11:56 AM

Leftover from a 60s LSD trip?


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: ClaireBear
Date: 21 Jul 08 - 11:59 AM

Two possibilities I can see:

1. He's seein' red and feelin' blue

2. He's covered all over from head to toe, covered all over in sweet violets


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: Amos
Date: 21 Jul 08 - 12:16 PM

It represents the fact that he is a man of high purpleous.


A


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: Azizi
Date: 21 Jul 08 - 12:18 PM

Why stop at purple?

When Bruce is feeling mellow, his face can be tinted yellow.

When he's feeling down, his face can be tinted brown.

When he feels alright, his face can be tinted white.

When he feeling mean, his face can be tinted green.

When he feels like going to bed, his face can be tinted red.

When he's really ready to hit the sack, his face can be tinted black.

And when he's through, Bruce's face can be tinted blue.



[Any resemblance to playground rhymes is purply purposeful]


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: Severn
Date: 21 Jul 08 - 12:19 PM

Maybe once he joined the fraternity of Hazing, he's gone beyond a purple haze into a Gabby, a Hellin' or a hot buttered Isaac haze! God forbid him drifting into a Drunken Ira haze.

Whatever, the Haze Office would've heavily edited the motion picture version.......







"Haze fer horses!"


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: olddude
Date: 21 Jul 08 - 12:26 PM

Starting a "New Age Blues Trend" or perhaps sponsoring a taste test for one of Welch's new product lines

so darn funny folks ... I love the "he eats people" does he have one horn and fly also .. thanks for the great laugh.


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: Azizi
Date: 21 Jul 08 - 12:29 PM

LOL!

Severn, you're on a roll today!


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: Azizi
Date: 21 Jul 08 - 12:36 PM

What happened to the "really"?

That purple haze musta got to me. Lemme try that one again.


Severn, you're really on a roll today!


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: olddude
Date: 21 Jul 08 - 12:43 PM

How about:
"Dang, the tanning bottle reads apply only once a day!


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: Amos
Date: 21 Jul 08 - 12:48 PM

THere's no need to start a mauvement about it. He's too much of a gentianman to says so, but all this attention makes him blush . The truth is that is a very old promotional photo from a gig at the Purple Onion in the 60's.


A


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: bankley
Date: 21 Jul 08 - 12:50 PM

thought that he might have stayed up all night watching re-runs of 'The X-Files'


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: olddude
Date: 21 Jul 08 - 12:50 PM

One of the side effect of viagra not mentioned


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: Severn
Date: 21 Jul 08 - 01:02 PM

If indeed he is actually in the hire of Welch's (or merely Welching on a bet on the side), grapes are but one more thing he's concord, or (if his feet are also purple) even vanquished.


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 21 Jul 08 - 01:11 PM

you can fool some of the purple some of the time.....


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: Azizi
Date: 21 Jul 08 - 01:17 PM

Bruce has his face tinted purple because purple is the new black.

Soon everybody's gonna be "wearin the purple".


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: bankley
Date: 21 Jul 08 - 01:19 PM

he voted in Iraq...


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: olddude
Date: 21 Jul 08 - 01:29 PM

Severn
YOu are absolutely on a roll keep em coming. great laugh
so cool !!


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: Azizi
Date: 21 Jul 08 - 01:31 PM

All kidding aside for the moment-

Don't forget to check out Bruce Murdoch in all his purpleness at
www.brucemurdoch.com

And don't forget to buy Bruce Murdoch's Matters Of The Heart CD!


Now that we've taken care of that important bizness, let's get
"On with the wit!"


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: topical tom
Date: 21 Jul 08 - 01:35 PM

Bruce's face is purple because he is a purple sage,as in "Riders of the Purple Sage" by Zane Grey. Here, though, "sage" means wise. )I've GOT to stop making jokes and puns that I feel need to be explained!)


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: Amos
Date: 21 Jul 08 - 01:36 PM

HE's trying out for the star role in the remake of THe Color Purple, obviously.



A


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: ClaireBear
Date: 21 Jul 08 - 01:38 PM

The dye pack exploded when he opened that sack of cash?

For the record, Tom, I doubt you needed to explain that one in this august company!


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: Azizi
Date: 21 Jul 08 - 01:38 PM

Hold up! Wait a minute.

My blue clicky didn't work.

Lemme try that again-

Don't forget to visit http://www.brucemurdoch.com to see Bruce Murdoch in all his purpleness.

[Well, actually Bruce's face is the only part of him that you'll see. You can imagine the rest if you wanna].


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: olddude
Date: 21 Jul 08 - 02:05 PM

Homeland security has just implemented a new method of tracking foreign visitors to the states


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: topical tom
Date: 21 Jul 08 - 02:46 PM

ClaireBear: LOL!You're right. of course.I just wasn't sure that everyone would understand the literary allusion.I guess I should KISS more often.


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: katlaughing
Date: 21 Jul 08 - 04:12 PM

Severn, if his feet were purple, it would be vansquished!:-)


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: Emma B
Date: 21 Jul 08 - 04:17 PM

OMG! it's catching


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: Bill D
Date: 21 Jul 08 - 05:14 PM

"Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?"

Photoshop & bad judgment?

He's been holding his breath?


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: Megan L
Date: 21 Jul 08 - 05:22 PM

You mean he does not actually look that colour?


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: GUEST,1
Date: 21 Jul 08 - 06:24 PM

"RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?"


To get you to look beyond colour, to the person within.


It's a good photo, memorable and interesting.


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: Bert
Date: 21 Jul 08 - 06:31 PM

The real reason of course is that purple is the color of the ointment that they use for treating crabs. Although how he got crabs on his face I won't attempt to explain.

(Sorry Peace ol' buddy but it reminded me of a friend of mine who was working in our yard in Alabama one day and got himself a good infestation of chiggers; the doc gave him some of that purple ointment. Everything was fine 'till his girlfriend found the ointment in his medecine cabinet and started asking all sorts of awkward questions)


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: olddude
Date: 21 Jul 08 - 06:50 PM

This is the note left from Big Al on the website that started all of this.. You are awesome Big Al
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best of luck with album and the site! you are the first folksinger with a purple face. I feel sure you will not let the unique nature of being purple stop your songs from being relevant for the rest of us.
__________________________________________________________________


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 21 Jul 08 - 07:01 PM

And that's how things start from small ideas.

Nowadays we have government of the purple, by the purple - and you owe it all to me.


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: Azizi
Date: 21 Jul 08 - 07:38 PM

Is Bruce gonna give pop singer Prince a run for his money?

Check out this article:

Prince Required His Guests To Wear Purple To His Party
Wed, 27 Feb 2008

Prince insisted all his guests wore purple to his post-Oscars party on Sunday.

The 'Purple Rain' singer - who held the $400,000 bash at his $20 million Los Angeles mansion - told stars including George Clooney, Johnny Depp and James McAvoy they must don the color in order to enjoy purple-colored snacks and Purple Rain cocktails.

A source said: "Purple has always been Prince's favorite color. He decided the guests must wear something purple. All the drinks and food were purple and the house was given a purple makeover."

http://www.icelebz.com/gossips/2008_02_27/27.html

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Does Bruce have a song that includes the word purple? "Purple Rain" and "Purple People Eater" are already written. So is "purple mountain majesty"-at least those words are in that America The Beautiful" song.

If he doesn't already have a purple song, I think Bruce should write one. His Purple Song could be about "Purple Snow" {don't eat it}. Or "Purple Craps" {the more they itch the harder you scratch]. He could write a song about "Purple, Places, and Things". Hey, the possibilities are endless.

At the very least, at his next gig Bruce should wear purple shirts and purple socks {along with other clothes that are purple or otherwise}.

And those people who come to his performances could also wear or carry something purple. In that way they would be celebrating Bruce's purpleness-and their own purpleness too.


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: Azizi
Date: 21 Jul 08 - 07:40 PM

is it "craps" or "crabs"?

Nevermind. I really don't wanna know.


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: Les from Hull
Date: 21 Jul 08 - 07:48 PM

So, are we certain that he hasn't been marooned?


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: Amos
Date: 21 Jul 08 - 07:55 PM

Yeah--that's what all those Brooklyn hipsters said at Prince's big party..."Wodda maroon!".



A


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: olddude
Date: 21 Jul 08 - 08:29 PM

I was just thinking, Bruce leaves for a couple of day and we
setup a website about him (that he never seen or approved yet)
harrass him with two sets of Mudcat threads including one that makes fun of a purple face photo that he hasn't seen yet! Ahhhh ...YES
Harrassment .. "its a beatiful thing" next time he leaves he will have to hire a baby sitter :-) great job folks for helping us get him good ...

Bruce see what happens when you leave us alone (HA)


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: Neil D
Date: 21 Jul 08 - 09:39 PM

He was up for a gig with Blue Man Group but just didn't quite fit in.


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: Azizi
Date: 21 Jul 08 - 09:58 PM

Not ever having heard of the Blue Man Group, I decided to do a wiki on them {"do a wiki" what I call looking people or facts up on Wikipedia}.

Here's some information for anyone else who doesn't know about this group:

"Blue Man Group (Blue Man, BMG) is a creative organization founded by Phil Stanton, Chris Wink, and Matt Goldman; it is centered on a trio of mute performers, called Blue Men, who present themselves in blue grease paint and wear latex bald caps and black clothing. Blue Man Group's theatrical acts incorporate rock music (with an emphasis on percussion), odd props, audience participation, sophisticated lighting, and large amounts of paper. It is also noted for having a "poncho section" of the audience; in the front rows, audience members are provided with plastic ponchos in order to protect them from various food, substances, paints, and so on, which are thrown, ejected, or sprayed from the stage. The shows are family-oriented, humorous, energetic and often employ thought-provoking satire on modern life. Some of the humor breaks the fourth wall; for example, interrupting the show to ridicule latecomers in the audience".

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Man_Group


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Well, I don't see purple people acting in such a way. Purple is much more dignified a color than blue is. After all, purple is the color of kings, and noblity and Kermit the frog..um, excuse me. Kermit's color is green.

Lemme try that again.

After all, purple is the color of kings, and nobility, and Bruce Murdoch's face in his website photograph. Putple artist wouldn't do anything as crass as throwing paint on people in the audience or ridiculing people who come to a program late. But I hear tell there is one artist who likes purple who for a period of time was known by a symbol instead of a name.

Something tells me that Bruce won't go that route either. But if he did, I wonder what symbol he would choose to represent himself?


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: olddude
Date: 21 Jul 08 - 10:24 PM

Neil
that is priceless !! you people had me laughing all day
just wonderful. This has been better then the tonight show


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: Amos
Date: 21 Jul 08 - 10:46 PM

Oh, I dunno--the silhouette of a broken dildo in purple rampant on a background d'argent?


A


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: Azizi
Date: 22 Jul 08 - 09:17 AM

I just received a pm from Adrien {Beer} who asked me to convey this message from him and to convey a message from Bruce as well.

Adrien asked that I let people know that he is still coming down from the festival and still has lots to do. He thanks you all for your well wishes & your support.

Adrien has also spent some time after the festival with Bruce. Bruce doesn't have access to a computer now, but he's told Adrien that he will be writing on Mudcat shortly. Bruce also wants people to know that he very much appreciates the well wishes, and the compliments, that Mudcatters and other people on his website have expressed about his festival performance and about his Matters Of The Heart CD.

Also, Bruce wants people to know that he's aware of this "Bruce has a Purple Face thread" although he hasn't read it yet. He thinks the idea of this thread is a hoot {or some words like that}.

I look forward to Adrien's and Bruce's return to active posting on Mudcat threads.

In particular, I can't wait to read what Bruce's comebacks will be to some of the posts on this Purple Face thread.

:o)


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: GUEST,Neil D
Date: 22 Jul 08 - 09:39 AM

Does the new CD have a parental warning because of all the violets. :^)
    BTW Azizi, you mentioned the other day in the thread announcing the new CD that the google ads at the bottom of the page both had the word Peace in them, thinking that it was a coincidence. Have you noticed that at the bottom of this one the 2 ads are for Red purple shoes and Purple Rain Radio. I'm thinking google does this by design, linking ads to key words or phrases.


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: Severn
Date: 22 Jul 08 - 12:58 PM

Why, you still ask?

So we can all write purple prose about purple pros, as long as the prose contains no obvious cons or even ex-cons. Though some of us are still practicing to become amateurs some day, there's no sour grapes involved here.

Of course, we'd give him our undye-ing attention even if he were no longer purple and still come see what all the cry was about, even if there was no hue beyond a mere sigh of relief.

But I assure you the purple color is NOT real...

Oh-ho-ho, yeh-hess,....
he's the Grape Pretender (Woo-oooo-oooo-oooo).....







....though, with very little pre-tints, like unto a real grape, if you stepped on him, he'd give a little whine.

(Woo-oooo-oooo-ooo!)



Yeah, just like that!......


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: fat B****rd
Date: 22 Jul 08 - 03:41 PM

"...he's just a six stringed, songwriting, strumming PURPLE lookin singer..."


I'll get me Fender


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: olddude
Date: 22 Jul 08 - 03:50 PM

Ok so now I change it to another picture, but this one Bruce is comtemplating something ... hmmmm ... I think it is
"were did I leave my darn car keys"

or maybe, "I should not have had that burrito last night" what do you think of this one, back to the purple song meister ?


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: olddude
Date: 22 Jul 08 - 03:55 PM

NEVER MIND
I actually had the wrong guy's photo so back to the purple


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: Amos
Date: 22 Jul 08 - 04:00 PM

Svern:

You've got to stop wining -- it's coloring your judgement.


A


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: olddude
Date: 22 Jul 08 - 04:02 PM

Oh my gosh you are on a roll, crack me up


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: Severn
Date: 22 Jul 08 - 04:14 PM

olddude,


The wrong guy's wrong guise?

You don't even recognize this Bruce charactor in his natural shade anymore? He's not THAT shady!

The man who builds his site doesn't know him by sight?

And using Myrrh-doctored photos, at that?

'Splain it to me, Kingfish!.....


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: Amos
Date: 22 Jul 08 - 04:30 PM

Severn shiraz a handle on this jug. But the Mir-doctors are much too far out to be much help trying to claret the question up. Too far up, also.


A


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: Severn
Date: 22 Jul 08 - 04:42 PM

For all we know now from the accuracy of the pictures, this purple creature in question might even be related to Babe, The Blue Murd-Ox legend of The Great North Woods who worked as a bearer for Paul.

Something in the timber of his voice and his lumbering gait....

Not a clear-cut thing, though, so we're still stumped.


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: olddude
Date: 22 Jul 08 - 05:56 PM

Severn
The man who builds his site doesn't know him by sight?

And using Myrrh-doctored photos, at that?

'Splain it to me, Kingfish!.....

TOO MUCH PURPLE MAKES THE EYES GO FUNNY. I think it was a photo of a lady actually but couldn't tell cause there was no purple in it


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: Severn
Date: 22 Jul 08 - 05:58 PM

....Although, I'm told that Babe wasn't a natural blue-rinse, but that his was a carbon-dye ox-hide.

(Ya, shoor. That vass a yoke, by Yimminy!)









....so don't go eating the blue snow, either....


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: olddude
Date: 22 Jul 08 - 06:24 PM

please write a book, "the wisdom of severn" I will buy it and make you a website (as long as it is not purple). You made me crack up for 2 days now


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: Peace
Date: 22 Jul 08 - 07:08 PM

To quote Arnie, "I'll be back."

The purple face came about because I'd caught a body part (you men will understand) when I closed a drawer to quickly. Further I will not say.

Talk more this weekend.

Bruce


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: GUEST,Peace
Date: 22 Jul 08 - 07:11 PM

BTW, that pic was taken by a wonderful photographer named Andrew (Andy) Gryn. He's a great friend and super person.

Bruce


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: Big Mick
Date: 22 Jul 08 - 07:12 PM

Bruce, been there, done that.

Get the work done, and we'll look forward to hearing from you.

All the best,

Mick


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: Azizi
Date: 22 Jul 08 - 07:18 PM

Well, it just occurred to me that the real reason that Bruce has a purple face is that he's one of those modern Moorish dancers who are painting their faces other colors than black.

I can see it now-purple face painted Moorish dancers for Murdoch!

Hey, Bruce! You might have started a whole new trend!


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: Amos
Date: 22 Jul 08 - 08:03 PM


Come on in, don't slam the door,
Come in and dance the Murdoch Moor!

Dance it purple, dance it bright,
Dance the Moor Dance all through the night,

Oh, baby, even if you're por
You can still do, still do the Moor,
Oh, do the moor
The Murdoch Moor,
Oh, do the Moor
That meanderin' Murdoch Moor.


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: Emma B
Date: 22 Jul 08 - 08:14 PM

Been done folks


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: Amos
Date: 22 Jul 08 - 08:44 PM

Emma:

That link is 404.

A


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: Bill D
Date: 22 Jul 08 - 09:20 PM

It works fine for me....


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: Azizi
Date: 22 Jul 08 - 09:27 PM

Take off your shoes,
Get out on the floor.
Come on and dance the Murdoch Moor!

Dance it purple, dance it bright,
Dance the Moor Dance all through the night.

I danced last night
Till my feet were sore.
A-gliding and a stepping
to the Murdoch Moor!

Dance it purple, dance it bright,
Dance the Moor Dance with all your might.


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: Azizi
Date: 22 Jul 08 - 09:39 PM

Grab your lady by her hand
Tell her you're her lovin man.
Come on, dance the Murdoch Moor!

Dance it purple, dance it bright,
Dance the Moor Dance with all your might.

Dance it purple, dance it bright,
Dance the Moor Dance all through the night.


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: olddude
Date: 22 Jul 08 - 10:00 PM

Dear Bruce,
this is all my fault, I am sorry (well maybe not, well maybe a little ) Oh who am I kidding I had a ball with it ...

blame me, but remember I am the guy that can give you groucho glasses and a goatee on the website so the fallout should be tempered :-)


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: Azizi
Date: 22 Jul 08 - 10:09 PM

It just occurred to me that I don't know beans about Moorish dances.
I don't think they have partners, and ladies don't dance with men, at least not traditionally, do they?

But even if this song is called Murdoch Moor, it doesn't have to be about Moorish dancers...I mean the ones from Great Britain and not the ones from Morocco...

But can't you see some people with half purple faces, or people wearing purple tee shirts, or purple shorts, or purple hats attending Bruce's gigs in honor of his Purple Face Photo?

I can.

I mean Michael Jackson had the glove. And Prince had the ...okay he had the color purple first...But we can claim it too, cause I don't think Prince ever was photographed with a purple tint to his face.


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: Azizi
Date: 22 Jul 08 - 10:24 PM

I pmed Amos about this Murdock Moor song because I think it has real possibilities.

I hasten to say that-unlike Amos and Bruce-I don't know beans about writing any songs. My apologies for jumping in feet first. But sometimes you gotta move when the spirit says move, and so I posted what came to me.

I hope that Amos will consider these lyrics and fix the structure etc when he writes this song down.

Let it be noted that this song was inspired by Bruce Murdoch's Purple Face Photo as shown on his website: http://www.brucemurdoch.com/

Kudos to the photographer Andrew (Andy) Gryn!


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: Amos
Date: 22 Jul 08 - 10:41 PM

Hey, I like your verses, Zeez!!

Lessee what comes up -- maybe we will start a whole Motown wave through this community. :D


A


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: Rapparee
Date: 22 Jul 08 - 10:48 PM

Last August I visited with him up in Alberta and I TOLD him and TOLD him not to press the grapes with his face!

See what happens when you don't listen to me?


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 22 Jul 08 - 11:12 PM

He confirmed my diagnosis. But don't read anything into it!


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: Amos
Date: 22 Jul 08 - 11:26 PM

I think Azieez, Bruce and I will have to get together to hammer out this song which will then become a new dance craze and bring back the Shirelles.


A


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: Azizi
Date: 22 Jul 08 - 11:33 PM

Thanks, Amos.

But I don't think that song has a Motown feel. Instead I get a jump blues kinda vibe. The other day I read this short verse of the song "Georgia Crawl"

She can shake it east
shake it west
Way down south
I can shake it the best
Doin' the Georgia Crawl
aw, doin the Georgia Crawl

-snip-

That's the vibe I get with that Murdoch Moor song.

And since we're part of the folk process, that verse could be changed to

She can shake it to the east
And shake it to the west
She's the gal who shakes the best
Doin' the Nurdoch Moor
Yeah, doin the Murdoch Moor


**

Plus like other blues songs, the words could get a bit funkier...
{Substiture "bawdy" for funky if that works for you best}

For instance, you could sing

Gal, shake those hips
Just shake them fast
Shake those hip and move your ass
Doin the Murdoch Moor.
Just doin the Murdoch Moor


-snip-

So, whadaya think of those verses?

I'm serious. I can see people singing & dancing to this song once you or Bruce tighten it up.

Then again, maybe I'm in a Purple Haze. And not that I have a clue what that Murdoch dance would look like...


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: Azizi
Date: 22 Jul 08 - 11:39 PM

And of course, Nurdock=Murdock.


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: Rapparee
Date: 23 Jul 08 - 08:49 AM

Well, Azizi, it's kinda like the Frug combined with a waltz and the Black Bottom and the foxtrot and the Charleston, with a little bit of the old soft shoe and tap included, along with a few moves from hip-hop and the macarena, not to mention the occasional jette and plie.


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: olddude
Date: 23 Jul 08 - 08:58 AM

Well the purple has gone away, I guess the medicine must have cleared it up. Hey thanks Rags for the great new photo

Dan


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: GUEST,Quokka
Date: 23 Jul 08 - 09:15 AM

Rapaire, what - no jigs, reels or hornpipes???


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: olddude
Date: 23 Jul 08 - 10:44 AM

Mr. Purple still lives at Bruce's forum page, way too much fun to completely remove


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: Severn
Date: 23 Jul 08 - 11:28 AM

olddude,

You mean to say....

that this thread's been forever enshrined in Purple-chewity?

That we here have now become as immortal as a Bruce Murdoch lyric (No more, no less)?

That folks will know forever that this was no mere "purp photo" from some police blotter, but the very fella who "fit the Battle Of Jericho" (like a glove, I must say) twice in one album once upon a time when he slowed down to a mere two revolutions per recording after fading from public gunsight when hunting season was over in a Stormy Forest that proved no safe Havens?.... Yeah, THAT guy!

Your name already makes you "one for the ages", but thanks for taking the rest of us along as "Prima Purple Facey" evidence!....


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: Azizi
Date: 23 Jul 08 - 11:32 AM

Hey you guys and gals- I just started a new thread on the forum at Bruce's website. The thread is called "Bruce's Purple Face Photo".

Here's my first message to that thread:

People at the online discussion forum, Mudcat Cafe, have been having a lot of fun coming up with reasons why Bruce's face is purple in that photo that used to be on every page of this website. Here's the message posted on another thread of this forum that was the impetus for that thread starting:

"best of luck with album and the site! you are the first folksinger with a purple face. I feel sure you will not let the unique nature of being purple stop your songs from being relevant for the rest of us" -Big Al Whittle {weelittledrummer}

And here are several "reasons" from that thread for Bruce having a purple face: The dye pack exploded when he opened that sack of cash
-ClaireBear

**

He was up for a gig with Blue Man Group but just didn't quite fit in.
-Neil D

** Why, you still ask? So we can all write purple prose about purple pros, as long as the prose contains no obvious cons or even ex-cons. Though some of us are still practicing to become amateurs some day, there's no sour grapes involved here. Of course, we'd give him our undye-ing attention even if he were no longer purple and still come see what all the cry was about, even if there was no hue beyond a mere sigh of relief. But I assure you the purple color is NOT real... Oh-ho-ho, yeh-hess,.... he's the Grape Pretender (Woo-oooo-oooo-oooo).....
-Severn

If you'd like to add a reason why Bruce's face was purple, you can do so here and/or on that Mudcat thread whose link is provided on the forum page. I hear tell Bruce wanted his "real" picture on this website's home page so that's the reason for the change.

But I'm wondering what you think of the new Bruce-I mean the old Bruce-I mean the real photo of Bruce...if we can believe that photo is really him.

Inquiring minds wanna know.

****

I hope that people will continue to post to this thread as well as post some comments to that thread on Bruce's forum.


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: Amos
Date: 23 Jul 08 - 01:30 PM

Who was the original purpletrator?


A


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: Emma B
Date: 23 Jul 08 - 01:34 PM

I prefer the one with the 'halo' :)


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: olddude
Date: 23 Jul 08 - 02:16 PM

Hey !
Did you ever notice that on Bruce's 33 1/3 record cover. He is playing the guitar with a gun barrel pointing at him? If someone pointed a gun at me and wanted my wallet. I don't think I would say, let me strum a happy tune for you first ... But that is our Bruce always a professional under any conditions :-) we should start a thread on that one, Severn will have us going for days


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: olddude
Date: 23 Jul 08 - 02:23 PM

Amos
Big Al start it, I posted the thread, Azizi fanned the flames and Severn has everyone laughing for days. We are all toast when the big guy gets back. I am going to let Bruce pick the best response, I will send a prize to whoever wins. I will figure out something, maybe the immortal purple award and a coupon for a free bottle of Welchs


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: gnu
Date: 23 Jul 08 - 02:42 PM

Welches really wouldn't work for a Purple Jesus Party. Unless it was alcohol free... hmmmm... just might suit. >;-)


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: Amos
Date: 23 Jul 08 - 03:17 PM

A Purple Heart might be in order, OD.

'COurse if he doesn't like the thread he might just declare, "Fuchsia all!".

And the trouble is no-one has to Welch on anyone else, because it's all laid out in purple and white.

But I am sure he'll be a gentian-man about it. I've never seen him mauve irtuous than he has been since you put that photo up.

BTW I have some others if you want to PM me an email to send them to.


A


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: olddude
Date: 23 Jul 08 - 03:19 PM

Sure Amos
that would be great, I can take a look ,

thanks again
Dan


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: Rapparee
Date: 23 Jul 08 - 03:24 PM

Back where I come from, a Purple Jesus is grape juice and pure grain alcohol. You mix it up in a bathtub (for a party), dip it out with a roasting pan, and everyone drinks from the pan as you pass it around. Back to the bathtub when the pan is empty.

It is recommended, but not necessary, to clean the bathtub first. It IS necessary to put in the drain plug.


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: Severn
Date: 23 Jul 08 - 03:41 PM

Why, you keep on asking?

Because Canadians usually need a gimmick to get a hit record in The States.

Gordon bleached his feet lighter and became a superstar! And he DID write a song called "Approaching Lavender" that just MIGHT have influenced Bruce a bit.....

And could he have become the first and still probably the greatest all-time Canadian Rap star had Lorne not been green?

So why, pray tell, shouldn't our Bruce don the purple?

.....And as for the rifle pointed at him on the record cover, the threatening party was not after his money. NOBODY steals money from unknown folksingers--only lyrics which they themselves might have also stolen in turn from "tradition", whatever THAT is. (which is for another thread, thank you!)

No, folks, at the time of the photo, he was playing on a non-hockey night in some redneck joint and being made to sing a medley under obvious duress of "Wild Rover" (which he turned into "Rompin' Rover's Daze"), "Barrett's Privateers" ("Grin and Barrett, buddy! This is for public ears only!"), "Melon-Collie Baby" ( about the aforementioned "wild rover" who turned out to be a feral Border pup that preferred sucking cantelope to eggs), "Rocky Top" (Which he turned into Iraqui Top, an ode to living on a sand dune) and, of course, "Stairway to Heaven" ("SING IT, or prepare ascend it, boy!", or was that "ass-end it"? He didn't want to know!). All this against his will and better judgement, of course, but paying gigs are where you find them, so that was the revolting part referred to in the album title....


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: olddude
Date: 23 Jul 08 - 03:46 PM

Severn
I can't breath, laughing so hard, that rant was priceless. Now I completely understand the famous rifle and guitar incident


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: gnu
Date: 23 Jul 08 - 03:53 PM

There is but one Master. Thus spewed the master. Hail heartily Him.


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: ragdall
Date: 23 Jul 08 - 04:18 PM

Well the purple has gone away, I guess the medicine must have cleared it up. Hey thanks Rags for the great new photo

Dan


Dan,
You're welcome.


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: Azizi
Date: 23 Jul 08 - 04:38 PM

Well the purple has gone away, I guess the medicine must have cleared it up.

I hope that we aren't assuming that there is anything wrong with purple colored skin.

Purple skinned people should be PROUD of their skin color.

They need to "Say it loud! I'm purple and I'm proud!".

James Brown made a hit record with those words like that. His record was highly influential in helping Black people develop and reinforce acceptance & pride in their skin color.

Maybe Bruce Murdoch should do the same for people besides himself who have purple tinted skin {even if, like him, they don't have that skin color all the time}.

I'm just sayin...


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: Rapparee
Date: 23 Jul 08 - 05:20 PM

"I'm Bruce colored and I'm proud!"

"I'm Murdoch colored and I'm proud!"

Nah.........


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: Azizi
Date: 23 Jul 08 - 05:27 PM

"Matters of the Heart"-Purple people have feelings, too!


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: Sorcha
Date: 23 Jul 08 - 05:39 PM

OK, Zi...I rather think you've made your point...you adore Bruce. We know that now.


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: Azizi
Date: 23 Jul 08 - 06:27 PM

Sorcha, so other people can love Bruce and his music and express that but not me?

I have the same right of expression as any other person in this community and I will continue to express myself when and how I choose, particularly if my spirit tells me to do so.

Furthermore, given the tragedies and losses that several Mudcatters have recently experienced and that we have experienced with them, second hand reading about them and through commiserating with them and lending our support to them to the best of our ability to do so, I feel as though we {Mudcat members and regular guests} needed and still need a bit of fun & games and witty word play. This thread helps in that regard while it helps promote Bruce's CD-a CD that I believe-having heard some of the songs-is very worthy of that promotion.

Sorcha, I'm enjoying myself and it seems to me that other people besides me are also enjoying themselves reading this thread and posting on it.

And speaking of word plays, I've got one for you given your comment to me-and you can take it anyway you want to or you can leave it...Whatever, it's all the same to me.

My statement is "I'm not letting you or anyone else destroy my peace".

{As children who are cheerleaders say "Get it? Get it? Got it? Got it? So let it roll."}


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: Sorcha
Date: 23 Jul 08 - 07:07 PM

Oh yea...I got it...but sometimes enough is just enough. I'm not sure even Bruce appreciates all the gushing. Sorry if I offended, but really.

Carry on now.


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: Azizi
Date: 23 Jul 08 - 07:25 PM

This thread is about Bruce's purple face photograph.

Has the well run dry of witty word plays about that subject?

I hope not.


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: Severn
Date: 23 Jul 08 - 07:38 PM

Gush sakes a'mighty! Land O' Gushin'!

Can't we get along, little dogies, get along?

An orderly dis-gushin' maybe?

If the gusher spouts Black Gold or even Texas Tea, Bruce may be able to apprieciate and exploit it enough to grease his way clear to Bev-err-lee!

When he finally gets back, he'll have plenty judgement enough to pass on us all for what transpired while his back was turned to try to make sure there was no turnin' back, and in the end, it's HIS call! Collect! We'll accept the charges!

Meanwhile, whatever the hell we've been doing, we've been having lots of fun doing it.


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: M.Ted
Date: 23 Jul 08 - 08:01 PM

The picture is purple because, rather than Murdock, it is Burdock.


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: Amos
Date: 23 Jul 08 - 08:04 PM

There was once a night club I played at in Copenhagen called the Purple Door.

Bruce now knows what it feels like to be open at the Purple a-Door. All this Purple a-Dooring might just go to his head, though, and he has enough knobs on his head as it is.

A


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: Rapparee
Date: 23 Jul 08 - 09:33 PM

Because he was embarrassed to sing the blues?


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: KenM
Date: 23 Jul 08 - 10:04 PM

Colors normally fade and get lighter with age....but, one of the places Bruce placed regularly in the 60s was the BLUE Lantern on Stanley Street in Montreal. I'm not nearly as ceative and witty as some of the people on this thread so I thought I would just throw out that piece of trivia/nostalgia and see who might want to run with it....
Ken


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: GUEST,1
Date: 24 Jul 08 - 10:56 AM

Life is fun, when you wear purple.
It gets to be even more fun, when you become purple.

'Warning - When I Am an Old Woman I Shall Wear Purple'
By Jenny Joseph

When I am an old woman, I shall wear purple
With a red hat that doesn't go, and doesn't suit me.
And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves
And satin candles, and say we've no money for butter.
I shall sit down on the pavement when I am tired
And gobble up samples in shops and press alarm bells
And run my stick along the public railings
And make up for the sobriety of my youth.

I shall go out in my slippers in the rain
And pick the flowers in other people's gardens
And learn to spit.
You can wear terrible shirts and grow more fat
And eat three pounds of sausages at a go
Or only bread and pickles for a week
And hoard pens and pencils and beer nuts and things in boxes.

But for now we must have clothes that keep us dry
And pay our rent and not swear in the street
And set a good example for the children.
We must have friends to dinner and read the papers.
But maybe I ought to practice a little now?
So people who know me are not too shocked and surprised
When suddenly I am old, and start to wear purple.


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 24 Jul 08 - 11:55 AM

Police Officer: Did you get a look at this criminal? You'ver got to help us catch him, or he'll do it again.
Innocent Bystander: Yes Officer, I got a good look at his face - he was purple!
Police Officer: Yes - but any distinguishing features....?


All this reminds me of GREAT MOMENTS IN CINEMA HISTORY

Tony Curtis in THE PURPLE MASK. The filmakers were obviously too cheap to buy the rights of the Scarlet Pimpernel - so they made THE PURPLE MASK.   Tony played the eponymous hero.

One part of the film - Tony jumps onto a moving stagecaoch to rescue somebody. The driver clocks him and shouts out in a broad Brooklyn accent, IT'S DA POIPLE MASK!!!!

The film went downhill from there, but try and see it for that.


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: GUEST,1
Date: 24 Jul 08 - 12:01 PM

IT'S DA POIPLE MASK!


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: GUEST,Neil D
Date: 24 Jul 08 - 12:57 PM

I never saw a purple bard
   I hope to never see one
   Since it must make life so hard
   I'd rather see than be one


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: olddude
Date: 24 Jul 08 - 01:13 PM

Neil
The poetry ahhhh the poetry, brings tears to my eyes ..
so beautiful !! sniff sniff :-)


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: Lizzie Cornish 1
Date: 24 Jul 08 - 01:51 PM

"Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?"

Because it's a great idea, and it's art, too:


Andy Warhol's - Debbie Harry

Andy Gryn's - Bruce Murdoch


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: Guldhamstern
Date: 24 Jul 08 - 02:40 PM

Purple face all in my brain
Lately things just dont seem the same
Actin funny, but I dont know why
'scuse me while I kiss the sky


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: GUEST,Bob Ryszkiewicz
Date: 24 Jul 08 - 05:27 PM

Because He can...


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: Azizi
Date: 24 Jul 08 - 07:24 PM

Okay folks, I have a confession to make...


I didn't know what "Purple Haze" was.

And I didn't know where that verse came from that Guldhamstern posted in this thread on 24 Jul 08 - 02:40 PM. {with the witty substitution of the word "face" for "haze" so that it would better fit this thread}

So I Guldhamstern to him to ask him who wrote that splendid verse. And he pmed me back and told me "Jimi Hendrix".

Oh, I'm so ashamed!! I-didn't-know-that-Jimi-Hendrix-had-written-Purple Haze!!

But I have an even bigger confession to make-

I had heard of Jimi Hendrix before. But when I played the video of Purple Haze a few minutes ago that-was-the-first-time-ever-that-I-had-heard-any-Jimi-Hendrix-song.

Yes, I know you find that hard to believe. But it's true.

Oh, I feel sooo guilty. I'm such a culturally deprived person.

But life will go on. It will because it must.

And someway, somehow, I'll make ammends for this grievious lacking on my part.

Okay. I feel so much better, now. They say confession is good for the soul. And I should know all about that.

:0)

**

I'm posting the link to the YouTube video of Purple Haze so that I can make sure that every time I visit this thread about Bruce Murdoch's Matter of The Heart CD, I can click on that link and watch Purple Haze again and again and again.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cnFSaqFzSO8&feature=related

[or maybe not]


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: Azizi
Date: 24 Jul 08 - 07:47 PM

I guess you figured out that "So I Guldhamstern " is supposed to read "So I pmed Guldhamstern"

I blame that Purple Haze for making me forget that word {if "pm" counts as a word}.

I'm just joking about that-blaming that Purple Haze I mean.

I want you to know that I have never done anything that would produce a Purple Haze in my whole, entire life.



And even if I did-I didn't inhale.


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: KenM
Date: 24 Jul 08 - 08:00 PM

Azizi......I'm glad this link has led you to Jimi Hendrix! LOL fyi.....it was Purple Haze I was referring to on the thread about "Matters of the Heart" when I misquoted the line from "Last Man Standing"........"Write to me when THE LIGHT is not so demanding" instead of "....LIFE'S not so demanding" and I said I feel like one of those people who thought Hendrix said, "Scuse me while I kiss this guy", reputedly one of the most misquoted lines in rock music. There are all sorts of websites devoted to it. A classic montegreen/mondegreen!!

Cheers,

Ken


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: KenM
Date: 24 Jul 08 - 08:28 PM

Well, Azizi....some of us did (inhale, I mean)......and that's my confession!! I think the Catholic Church now calls it "Reconciliation" instead of "Confession" for reasons I don't know or understand.

Just in case there are no people from Louisiana following this thread, there is a delightful little micro brewery in Abita Springs, Louisiana (right across Lake Ponchartrain from New Orleans) called the Abita Brewing Company (www.abita.com) and they just happen to have a tasty little product called, "PURPLE HAZE". They have a great little restaurant/pub at the brewery....do you think Bruce was auditioning for a gig?

And while we are on the topic of Louisiana, the colors of Louisiana State University (I know, I know, that's the place Randy Newman said, "...went in dumb, came out dumb too") are PURPLE and Gold. So, Bruce is clearly trying to promote the new cd in the land of Huey Long......."a chicken in every pot and every man a king"!!!


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: Rapparee
Date: 25 Jul 08 - 09:11 AM

I think it's because he didn't shave.


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: quokka
Date: 25 Jul 08 - 09:16 AM

He's blushing from all the adulation!!!


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: bankley
Date: 25 Jul 08 - 09:35 AM

I love Loozy-ana.... esp. Acadiana Parish


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: GUEST,Bob Ryszkiewicz
Date: 25 Jul 08 - 10:30 AM

1/Blueberry addiction. Bruce is "in denial"; he's working on it...

2/Photographer told him to "hold it", and Bruce not only held the pose, but his breath as well. You know how co-operative he is...legendary.

3/Bruce has little-known rare gene that allows him to change color at will...chameleon-like. Doesn't like to talk about it much...

bob


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: Severn
Date: 25 Jul 08 - 11:42 AM

Can he turn plaid, or maybe paisley, or just a cam-million different individual shades?

Hell, he could make big bucks doing TV commercials for, say, Sherwin-Williams as "The Human Paint Chip", riding Old Paint to worldwide earth-covering glory! I, for one, would spring for the "Live at Home Depot" 2-CD + DVD boxed set!

Or could an expose book on race relations called "Purple Like Me" be in the offing, followed by countless endless-hued sequels if it proves successful?

And some foggy Christmas Eve (and there'll be a lot of them with all the Global Warmin' caused by all the Global War Men), he could replace Rudolph, or, even if only as a mere tail light/turn signal, still become immortalized in a Holiday song he could write himself and retire on the royalties and resulting animated spinoffs.

Of course, few people realize that back in the lean late-1960s New York City years, the only way he could get by finacially was to hire himself out as a black light at pot parties. You had to pay extra for him to strobe or do a lava lamp, as that stuff tended to hurt a bit after a while.


Yesirree, Bob! You've led us on to countless endless possibilities here......


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: olddude
Date: 25 Jul 08 - 12:46 PM

Severn
OMG !! my eyes are watering .. , Priceless!!


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: fat B****rd
Date: 25 Jul 08 - 03:00 PM

I know, I know, Brucie's got that Poorfeery thingy........


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: KenM
Date: 25 Jul 08 - 03:49 PM

You're right, Ron......those parishes around Lafayette and cajun country are something to be experienced. I lived in Baton Rouge for eight years. I still miss the people, the food, and the music. However, when the state you're living in is 49th on virtually every social indicator of well-being (rate of poverty, amount of adult illiteracy, rate of infant mortality, etc., etc.), it wears on you! Repeating to yourself, "Thank God for Mississippi or we would be dead last" got tiresome. LOL

Back to the subject of promoting "Matters of the Heart", I know the artist himself needs to weigh in on this but in a previous posting (could have been on the thread dedicated to the cd), I suggested that Jim Frum at Folk Alley (the internet station at Kent State University dedicated to acoustic and world music) should be sent a copy and someone needs to post a review with Dirty Linen, the folk and world music magazine out of Baltimore, MD. Finally, I think we need to encourage some exp[osure of both the cd and Bruce himself at the International Folk Alliance Conference, 2009 in Memphis, TN., February 18 -22, 2009. Hey....maybe we could arrange a private tour of Graceland just for Mudcatters! Anyway, is someone coordinating these promotion efforts?


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: bankley
Date: 25 Jul 08 - 05:22 PM

yep, some fine music down there... et-toi, hey la bas... looking fwd to going back again....

I've been to a couple of Folk Alliance Conferences... played at one in Cleveland a few years back before they relocated to Memphis... met and heard some really good people...plus the resource opportunities are huge...

as far as 'coordinating the promotion efforts'... B.M. is the best person to speak with.. I know that he has some solid ideas... things will start to shape up soon, I suspect.... main thing is... he has a fine CD to work with now... and another one developing for next year... so it's been a very productive period so far... I don't expect that to change... I'm happy to see it starting to roll along... and the interest that it's generating.... I'm not really surprised... this is the vision I had when I managed to kidnap him and lock him in a recording studio on a snowy Montreal week-end 7 months ago....even if his face turned purple... it's been an interesting and rewarding ride so far...glad I got onboard and shovelled some coal into the fire-box... I knew that the old boiler could still get up a lot of steam....


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: GUEST,Bassman
Date: 26 Jul 08 - 12:25 AM

I believe his purple condition was due to "Root Dehydration" He had suffered a hot and very dry spell, He almost changed his name to "Spruce" Murdock!!!.


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: Severn
Date: 26 Jul 08 - 02:12 AM

Root Dehydration?

He's been well wrote of by his rooters, but had we thought we'd arid in some conifer way as to not supply enough moisture whenever the needle occur enough to cause him to pine away and balsam and turn from an evergreen to an everpurple fir lack of H2O, we'd have chosen an alternate root and provided him the next draft of the stuff rather than the next draught that caused him to Ale and and made Canada Dry.

So water the boys in the back room having?

The last thing Bruce would want to be is a fire hazard.


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: Azizi
Date: 26 Jul 08 - 05:24 AM

Fir sure, you're right about that Severn.

But there's nothin wrong with me or any other folks being fired up about Bruce Murdoch songs.

And it's nothin wrong with me pineing for my Bruce Murdoch CD to hurry up home to me.

And I also wanna be berry clear that there's nothin wrong with me sayin that that new photo of Bruce on his website is hot-even if he's not putple in it.


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: Azizi
Date: 26 Jul 08 - 05:42 AM

or "purple" even.

Bruce puts the "p" "u" "r" "ple" in "purple"

and that spells "great"!


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: Azizi
Date: 26 Jul 08 - 05:59 AM

And if folks don't 'get' what the fire references have to do with Bruce Murdooch, they can ask the Hinton, Alberta, Canada Fire Department.


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: Azizi
Date: 26 Jul 08 - 06:01 AM

or Bruce "Murdoch" even.

:o)


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: Azizi
Date: 26 Jul 08 - 10:19 AM

Speaking of Canadian artists, check this out:

John Weldon returns to his comic roots
Bill Brownstein, The Gazette
Published: Friday, July 25 [2008]

http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/columnists/story.html?id=c86aaeae-e743-43bc-a8fa-4615e4c60479&p=1


Here's an excerpt of that article:

John Weldon has come full circle. The Oscar-winning Montreal animator has returned to his artistic roots: the comic book.

Weldon still ranks as one of the National Film Board of Canada's most celebrated and respected animators. Among his two dozen creations are the cult favourite Log Drivers' Waltz and Special Delivery, which earned Weldon a trip to the Oscar podium in 1979 to pick up the statuette for Best Animated Short...

The comic-book thrill stayed with him throughout his tenure at the NFB. Rather than spend his retirement years tooling around the garden, he started drawing again with a vengeance and created a new comic book series, Ashcan Alley, which revisits some older themes and characters"...

-snip-

I don't think John has a purple character, but he does have a blue one:

"In the last copy of Ashcan Alley, there's a telling frame featuring two of Weldon's favourite characters, Father Blueberry, a defrocked priest who has lost his religion, and Andromeda Vanguard, a lovably scattered artist. After checking out Vanguard's latest canvas, a mystified Blueberry laments to Vanguard: "I don't get it!" To which the artist replies: "You're not supposed to get it. It's ART!"

This is a not-so-subtle shot at the pretensions of the art world. "Let's just say I've run into a lot of art in my life," Weldon says with a sigh. "Much of it has been incomprehensible, even when it's my friends who have done it."

-snip-

[my bold font for emphasis]


Here's the blue clicky to the Mudcat thread about John:
thread.cfm?threadid=113021&messages=8
BS: John Weldon   

**
That thread has contact information to purchase your very own copies of John's comic books.

Congratulations, John!


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: KenM
Date: 26 Jul 08 - 12:34 PM

Yikes....I didn't know I was having my picture taken between two such talented artists...John Weldon and Bruce Murdoch!! Hey....some guys are just lucky!! :-)

Good for you, John.

Ken


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 26 Jul 08 - 01:22 PM

Yonder comes my baby dressed in purple
Hey there baby! really love your nipples

Cocaine!
All around my brain!

(as sung by Bob Dylan)


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: KenM
Date: 26 Jul 08 - 06:44 PM

I thought I knew most of the lyrics to Bob Dylan's songs but these ones escape me!!

A year or so ago I had my picture taken with Hillary Clinton in her office in DC and I sent it to all my Republican friends with the caption, "I had my picture taken with the next President of the United States and you didn't".

That's not going to happen but I do have a picture of me with an Oscar winner and a future Grammy/Juno winner.......God works in wondrous ways.........


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: Beer
Date: 26 Jul 08 - 06:57 PM

You can view a few pictures from the Apple Hollow web site if you wish
Adrien

http://www.applehollowmusicfest.org


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: KenM
Date: 26 Jul 08 - 07:25 PM

Adrien:

Unless I'm missing something, my friend, you can't get to any pictures from this link.

Ken


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: Beer
Date: 26 Jul 08 - 10:13 PM

Ken,
Have you tried clicking on the word English? Or next to it French? It should bring you to the inside page. If not just type in Apple Hollow Music Fest .Org.


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: Peace
Date: 28 Jul 08 - 10:06 PM

"John Weldon returns to his comic roots
Bill Brownstein, The Gazette
Published: Friday, July 25 [2008]"

The Ashcan Alley comics are great. I was the proud recipient of three from John himself--and of a DVD which I cannot wait to view. John Weldon is a phenomenal thinker and wonderful guy. Meeting him was a thrill. He's got class and IMO he's a great lateral thinker. I still owe him a scotch. (He seemed disgusted that I'd consider putting milk in it.)

John, thank you ever so much.


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: Peace
Date: 28 Jul 08 - 10:07 PM

The purple face? Folks, two tokes will do that to a guy . . . .


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: Peace
Date: 28 Jul 08 - 11:27 PM

I have had a chance to read this thread at last. All the crazy people I have come to love in one place at one time.

Thank you sincerely.

Severn: if you get a chance to see this, PLEASE re-send me your address via PM. You have a very rare courage that is not afforded too many people, and I want to get this CD to you asap. Ever since your illness--the one that didn't extend to your mind--I have been in awe of you: your humour, your wit. It continues to show itself in your posts. And your puns.

The man who took that photo is Andrew Gryn. He is a truly gifted and inspired photographer. The shot was taken in his 'den', a room where he stores thousands of vinyl records--rarities that make me pray turntables come back once again. He can use a camera to capture mood/feeling. He's also one heckuva cook. He was kind enough to take that shot and allow me to use it for a poster prior to playing a gig in Montreal last winter. He wanted something to make folks look twice at the poster. I do not understand how the minds of photographers work, but if I could be half the writer that he is a photographer, then I will have accomplished something with the work I've done in the past few years.

I am very touched by the kindness of people here and I thank you for it. Sometimes I think we all do things just to have fun. This thread is an example of that. And if my purple face helped spark that then I am happy.

BM

PS Wasn't there a song in which purple and surple were rhymed? If so, what song and by who? I should know the answer to that. (Boy, is MY face red!)


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: Severn
Date: 29 Jul 08 - 12:06 AM

Roger Miller, "Dang me"


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: Severn
Date: 29 Jul 08 - 12:26 AM

I went downstairs and played the record. Here 'tis:


"They say roses are red and violets are purple
Sugar's sweet and so's maple surple
I'm the seventh out of seven sons
My daddy was a pistol, I'm a son of a gun...."







No, boy, your face is kinda magenta.


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: Peace
Date: 29 Jul 08 - 07:06 AM

Thanks for that AND thanks for the address, Severn. Will be in the mail in about two hours.


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: Jean(eanjay)
Date: 29 Jul 08 - 09:55 AM

I don't know about purple face but I like the rugged look on youtube.


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: ragdall
Date: 29 Jul 08 - 06:53 PM

eanjay,
I like that photo by Andrew Gryn, too. Also the one below it on the brucemurdoch.com website.


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: Beer
Date: 29 Jul 08 - 09:53 PM

It's the Blueberry pies he has been eating staying at our home.
Adrien


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: GUEST,Bob Ryszkiewicz
Date: 29 Jul 08 - 09:55 PM

A-HA!!!


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 30 Jul 08 - 05:24 AM

In Tombstone they whisper, d'you think Wyatt Earp'll
Change his face like Bruce to purple
And what will Doc and the Clanton boys all think
They say they wouldn't mind (though I'm not not sure)
If his face were crimson or azure
Or if he came out like a man in purest pink.

But lifes much duller
If you don't change colour
And purple is a very pleasant hue
Like Ancient Britons wearing woad
Bruce Murdoch, the way has surely showed
Perhaps now it will catch on,
With me and you.


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: Severn
Date: 30 Jul 08 - 07:49 AM

WLD, I hope you can find an okay chorale to sing your song.

I'd turn Purple if I were berried alive, as well. It was a proper berrial, I'd hope.

This wasn't out on the lone pray-ree, was it?

Famed Irish Rebel Kevin probably turned as purple as berry-harvest time in Dingle, when they hung him. But I guess that made him more of a Dangle-Barry.

Does "I'm not dead yet!" qualify as an elder-bury whine?

Though I myself am not purple, there, but for the Grapes of God.....


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: rumanci
Date: 30 Jul 08 - 07:56 AM

LOL Severn
methinks the gripes of wrath'll never really win round here !


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: quokka
Date: 30 Jul 08 - 08:18 AM

I hope Severn writes other stuff, you know, for a public audience? He's so good at the fun stuff,...I mean the pun stuff! Stuff it, He's a bloody good writer, full stop. Sorry, you guys probably know the LAST PHRASE as 'period'. That means somethin else to us in OZ... sort of like 'thong' means something else...to us a thong is footwear. Yeah I know this is a shock to you Americans etc...


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: bankley
Date: 30 Jul 08 - 08:28 AM

that's it !... his thong is too tight... and his head's about to fly away too....


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: Severn
Date: 30 Jul 08 - 08:31 AM

"Thong slung purple,
everybody knows one..."


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: Severn
Date: 30 Jul 08 - 08:43 AM

As everybody knows....

It's the slinger,
not the thong!


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: Azizi
Date: 30 Jul 08 - 10:45 AM

quokka, I think that's a berry berry good idea about Severen publishing a book of his witticism, not just from this thread but other threads or wherever for what reason he wrote them.

And, since it seems that he plays off of other people's comments, I guess that some of us piddling play on worders would have to give Severn permission to use some of our posts. But I can't imagine why anyone would refuse that permission.

Okay, Severn, the ball {or should I say the plum?} is in your court.

Maybe you already are a famous writer who wants to remain anonymous on this forum, but if you're not publishing this type of writing, you should be.

Seriously, Mudcat has so many talented members. I'm honored to "post" in your midst.


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: Severn
Date: 30 Jul 08 - 04:59 PM

I don't write professionally and Severn's my real first name.

A lot of what I write is in the context of reacting to others, and I wouldn't begin to know how to properly frame it. Thanks for the praise, but this is Bruce's thread, and I'm just having some fun on it, not trying to hijack it or grab someone else's glory.

I suppose if you click the name Severn atop one of my posts, you can view several thousand of them and with a few more clicks, put them in each one's individual context. However, Mudcat Taverns and foodfights and unsung cartoon heroes and such involve me interacting with some world class accomplices who are putting out stuff just as good inspred by what everybody else is doing and it all builds as a community thing. It would be hard to isolate from other contributors and to explain a lot of interCat in-jokes, and launch myself on an ego trip I don't seek to pick out and edit a "best of Severn", the precedent of Van Morrison once having produced his own Tribute Album notwithstanding.

Sorry folks, but I don't feel I'm publisher ready yet, by any stretch....


But there IS this Magenta gent out there who actually copyrights things and, thinking that purple is the color of royalties, tries to make money from his hidden talents (and rather obvious hue). And ironically enough, the more you people try to cover his works, the more you'll end up exposing them to the public.

After all, the definition of a singer-songwriter is:

One who risks being called a Communist for excercising the freedom of speech guaranteed by a Democracy to defy the Dictatorship* of popular tastes with the end goal of achieving and perpetuating Royalties.


......and if that's not Capitalism, then what is?






*And a Facist IS someone who has decided for everybody else what's in fashion, isn't it?


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: GUEST,Bob Ryszkiewicz
Date: 30 Jul 08 - 05:52 PM

Hi Kids:            

Well it's the same, old thong,
The one you been wearin',
Since we been goin' on....

NEVER buy your girlfriend lingerie for her birthday...Or, comment on any of her "attributes". She will think you are the animal you know you are...

bob


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: Peace
Date: 30 Jul 08 - 06:49 PM

"I'm just having some fun on it, not trying to hijack it or grab someone else's glory."

Having someone like you as a friend is pretty much glory enough for me, Severn. You jus' keep on writing and so will others. I don't think of this as my thread but rather as one for my friends to do as they choose--and do it well.

I love humour, repartee, wit and puns. GO FOR IT!


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: Emma B
Date: 30 Jul 08 - 06:53 PM

Might I also add Severn is every bit as modest as Bruce is too and I love his humour as much as I love the CD.


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: KenM
Date: 30 Jul 08 - 07:15 PM

Emma:

Amen, sister, amen!!

Ken


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: Azizi
Date: 30 Jul 08 - 08:40 PM

Severn, I wasn't trying to put you on the spot and I don't think quokka was either when we praised your wit and suggested that you should write professionally.

When the time is ripe, I'm sure that you will do whatever you are supposed to do.

And Severn, if and when you do publish a book or an article featuring your witticism, one of us-your cyperspace friends-would enthusiastically host a thread like this one where we can show our support, and our appreciation for you and for the product of your talent & skill.

And, if and when you do publish a book or an article showcasing your witticism, we Mudcatters would join you in celebrating your good fortune & we would enjoy ourselves with good spirited humour/similar to the way we are doing on this thread with Bruce.

**

Now here's a question for you and for others-is this thread plum tuckered out? Or is there more humour [humor], repartee, wit and puns to be shared?

If so, as Bruce wrote "GO FOR IT!"


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: bankley
Date: 30 Jul 08 - 09:03 PM

nah, we just gettin' warmed up...


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: Azizi
Date: 01 Aug 08 - 05:48 PM

This is a follow-up of my 26 Jul 08 - 10:19 AM post to this thread:

I just received my copies of John Weldon's "Ashcan Alley" comic books.

John, your sense of humor {excuse me, "humour"} is totally wacked. And I love it!

To paraphrase a character in John's first edition, these comics "are a work of depth and brillance". I chuckled reading every page.

There is even one character in these comics who "does portraits, landscapes, apes, grapes, and fire escapes",{at least she did until she found her calling painting crying musical instruments}.

{I added the italics added for emphasis}

If you haven't contacted John to get your very own copies of "Ashcan Alley", do it.

They're great!


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: GUEST,Peace
Date: 01 Aug 08 - 06:12 PM

Ditto that, Azizi.


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: Severn
Date: 01 Aug 08 - 06:19 PM

...as, in the background, Jay Ungar and molly Mason play the "Ashcan Farewell" and all on the thread begin to waltz......










"It's waltz time!
Take it, Walt!......"


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: Severn
Date: 01 Aug 08 - 07:00 PM

.....And Ken and Barbie ask the band to play "Waltzing Mattel-da"


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 01 Aug 08 - 07:34 PM

Poiple.....

poiple who need poiple.....

i think bob dylan said the that


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: Severn
Date: 03 Aug 08 - 01:07 AM

Why, they even STILL ask?

Because it got him on the cover of both Purpular Mechanics AND Purpular Science.

Because he's purpular to contrary opinion!

Because he's a one-man Purpulation Explosion! There'll now be more purple people purple-capita!

Because he's perfected a Purple-petual Motion and we've seconded it!


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: Severn
Date: 03 Aug 08 - 06:06 PM

Next comes a duet album with Bobbie Magenta-ry, who'll probably end up owing far more to Bruce than she ever owed to Billie Joe. But that's all something or other under the bridge by now......


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: bankley
Date: 04 Aug 08 - 12:43 PM

so, Sev., who is the real purple-trator ?


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Subject: RE: Why does Bruce Have a Purple Face?
From: Peace
Date: 04 Aug 08 - 02:09 PM

Barney!


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