Just Walt's Mental Meanderings

Walter Blevins

Walter Blevins
Vista, California, USA
August 22
I'm a 60 year old guy who lives in Vista California with my wife. I spent the 30 years before moving to Cali in Iowa, Wisconsin and North Dakota. And I have 2 grown children, a son and a daughter who live in Virginia and Iowa and a 22 year old step-daughter lives with us here in Vista. I'm a proud grandpa with 2 grandaughters living in Virginia. I like to write about a whole variety of things from my kids to cooking to politics to the car industry to my status as a "Cheap Bastid" and "Old Fart" and just random thoughts. And I really love writing about cooking really good, homecooked comfort food cheap. That's why they call me the Cheap Bastid. By the way--all the stuff I write is my stuff and you can't use it without my official OkeyDokey

SEPTEMBER 24, 2010 10:10AM

Friday Tunes--Jimmy Buffett's "Pencil Thin Mustache (Repost)

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For no other reason than it's Friday and people are getting ready for the weekend, I decided to post one of my favorite 3 or 4 Jimmy Buffett tunes, Pencil Thin Mustache.  It reminds me of younger, more carefree, fun times. 

Check out the old video of Buffett and the pics of some of this song's main characters along with the lyrics while the song's playing.

Now they make new movies in old black and white,
With happy endings, where nobody fights,
So if you find yourself in that nostalgic rage,
Honey, jump right up and show your age.

I wish I had a pencil-thin mustache,
the "Boston Blackie" kind, or a
 johnwatersmustache  pencil thin mustache
John Waters and William Powell & their pencil thin mustaches
 bostonblackie Boston Blackie
two-toned Ricky Ricardo jacket,
 rickyricardo3Ricky Ricardo Jacket
and an autographed picture of Andy Divine.
 andydevine  Andy Devine
Oh, I remember bein' buck toothed and skinny
 skinnykid Bucktooth & skinny
Writin' fan letters to Sky's niece Penny
 sky_spenny Sky's Niece Penny
Oh, I wish I had a pencil-thin mustache,
then I could solve some mysteries too.
Oh it's Bandstand, Disneyland, growin' up fast,
bandstand Dick Clark & Bandstand

Drinkin' on a fake I.D.
And Rama of the jungle was everyone's Bawana,
But only jazz musicians were smokin marijuana.
Yeah, I wish I had a pencil-thin mustache,
then I could solve some mysteries too.

But then it's flat-top, dirty bop, coppin' a feel'

coppingfeel coppin' a feel
grubbin on the living room floor;
They send you off to college to try to gain
a little knowledge,
But all you want to do is learn how to score.
Yeah, but now I'm gettin' old, don't wear underwear,
I don't go to church, and I don't cut my hair;
But I can go to movies and see it all there,
Just the way that it use to be.

That's why I wish I had a pencil-thin mustache
the "Boston Blackie" kind, or a
two-toned Ricky Ricardo jacket,
And an autographed picture of Andy Divine.

Oh, I could be anyone I wanted to be,
Maybe suave Errol Flynn...
 errolflynn  a suave Errol Flynn
...or the Sheik of Araby
RudolphValentino-sheikofaraby  Rudolph Valentino--Sheik of Araby
If I only had a pencil-thin mustache,
then I could do some cruising too.

Yeah, Brylcreem, a little dab'll do yah,
Oh, I could do some cruising too.
Have a terrific weekend!

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great post and I often wonder if I was really young..:)
Rated with hugs
Damn you Walter. Now I have to go back and change #11 of my answer to Trosts Lame Questions. I love this song
I remember when you first posted this and i still believe that Penny is about the hottest chick ever to be on TV. Yeah, I had a major crush on her.