I am Jack’s Grinning Malice…So.

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So. Recently I was told on a mailing list that the Estate was not desirable to someone “because I have nothing to sell.”

Ken explained- better than I ever could- that we are not selling the Estate. Never have been, never will be. Come as you are- or not.
It was a nice reminder that The Estate started with Ken, that as integral components Sir C and I may be, it was his brainchild.

But… nothing to sell?

No. I don’t sell the Estate… but I have it on very good authority that I sell myself just fine. (“Oooooh, ELVIS!”) That’s not the same thing. Often they are in conflict. But my vanity will not let me just… let this be. Oh, no. Because when it comes to selling myself… even that person has bought a taste now and then.

It got me thinking about… funeral music.

Not funeral dirges- not mourning music- but the playlist I want going when the party REALLY starts over that box. Sympathy for the Devil, sure… I mean, who would NOT want to go out on a note like that? But I just added one to the playlist.

Pretty soon now
You know I’m gonna make a come-back.
And like the birds and the bees in the trees it’s a sure fire smash.

I’ll speak
to the masses in the media
and if you’ve got anything to say to me you can say it with cash.

’cause-
I’ve got the trash and
You’ve got the cash and
baby we can get along fine
So gimme all your money cause I know you think I’m funny
can’t you hear me laughing- can’t you see me smile?
I’m the man.
I’m the man who gave you the hula- hoop.
I’m the man-
I’m the man who gave you the yo-yo.

Kung Fu
You know that was one of my good ones-
Well what’s a few broken bones when we all know it’s good clean fun?
Skateboards.
I’ve almost made them respectable
because if I can’t always get through to you so I’ll go for your son.

I had a giant rubber shark and it really made a mark
Didja lookit lookit lookit all the blood
So gimme all your money cause I know you think I’m funny-
Cantcha hear me laughing; cant you see me smile?
I’m the man.
I’m the man who gave you the hula- hoop.
I’m the man-
I’m the man who gave you the yo-yo.

Right now…
I think I’m gonna start a new trend-
Because the line on the graph’s getting low
and we can’t have that…
And you think you’re immune
but I can sell you anything….

-Joe JacksonI’m the Man

Thise who already think this of me? Well, here’s your confirmation. Enjoy. I am all you’ve ever accused me of and more. You were right all along. Pretty clever.

How’s that working out for you? Being clever?

For those that know better- I’m just giving the Devil his due.
Sleep tight.