Sunday, December 05, 2010

Nash Rambles

Here's a great rerun from 2008 that I've always been really excited about.  If you don't know who Ogden Nash is, think Dr. Seuss for the New York Times reader, something like that.  He's a wordsmith who isn't above making up his own words, but he's never going to use a five cent word when that's a 50 cent word that will fit.  And it all comes out quite funny in the end, or at least I think so.  You need to download this for his retelling of the Nutcracker story, but there's oh so much more that you'll enjoy.  If you don't already have it, please download and enjoy Ogden Nash-Christmas With Ogden Nash (Caedmon TC 1323, Stereo, 1970).

1. The Christmas That Almost Wasn't
2. An Untold Adventure Of Santa Claus
3. The Boy Who Laughed At Santa Claus
4. A Carol For Children
5. I'm A Pleasure To Shop For
6. I Remember Yule
7. The Miraculous Countdown
8. Nutcracker Suite
9. Sugarplum Dance
10. Russian Dance
11. Arabian Dance
12. Chinese Dance
13. The Flutes
14. The Waltz Of The Flowers



Zepp said...

"Nash Rambles" -- you should be ashamed of yourself.

Thanks for everything, Ernie!

Max the drunken severed head said...

Very grateful for this. Smiling from ear to ear! Thanks!