Saturday, November 13, 2004

Playing With The World On The End Of A String...

I've got a guest poster today, my 6 year old son, Desmond. He chose to post something by his favorite, Shel Silverstein. This is what he has to say about him:

"You have to listen to Shel Silverstein, he's really good 'cause he's really funny. He sings songs about silly stuff. When he's singing about the haunted house I think about all of the things that would be in it. There are also lots of neat sounds."

Shel is truly an amazing man, his most famous song being sung by Johnny Cash, "A Boy Named Sue." He's also a best-selling author of several children's books, including "Where the Sidewalk Ends" and "The Giving Tree," among others. At the very least, check out his books.

Here's a good bio over at AllMusicGuide.

Be sure to buy his stuff, you can get it at Amazon or through itunes.

Shel Silverstein

So, here you go, two poems by Shel, chosen by my son.

Shel Silverstein - Enter This Deserted House REMOVED

Shel Silverstein - Peanut Butter Sandwich REMOVED


Blogger Paul Irish said...

Haha. This is great stuff. :)
Tell Desmond he's got great taste.

9:40 PM  
Blogger Tuwa said...

Funny stuff.

He also wrote "Queen of the Silver Dollar," which Emmylou Harris recorded.

9:57 PM  
Blogger guanoboy said...

I'll have to check that out, I didn't know she recorded one of his songs...



3:52 PM  

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