The Monkey and a plywood violin

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Re: The Monkey and a plywood violin

Post by lizzytysh » Wed Jun 17, 2009 7:34 pm

Has Fred been placed in a foster home for the R&R respite period before the band leaves for Europe?
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Re: The Monkey and a plywood violin

Post by ladydi » Wed Jun 17, 2009 7:55 pm

Well, he could be laying on the beach in Malibu and sipping banana daquiris (sorry Mary...). Or, he could be visiting relatives who just arrived in a shipment from China bound for dollar stores. Or, he could have found a palm tree and is hidden at the top while he lobs little coconuts at passersby. Or, he could be sitting quietly in a corner of a recording studio listening to songs that we may not hear for months and months.... ;-)

Or...oh heck, we just miss you Fred. :( :cry:
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Post by lizzytysh » Wed Jun 17, 2009 8:20 pm

Or...oh heck, we just miss you Fred. :( :cry:
That we do, Fred.

I like your last idea best, Aunt Di 8) . [Fred... please stop jumping up and down on the speakers.]
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Re: The Monkey and a plywood violin

Post by burningviolin » Wed Jun 17, 2009 8:27 pm

lizzytysh wrote:
Or...oh heck, we just miss you Fred. :( :cry:
That we do, Fred.

I like your last idea best, Aunt Di 8) . [Fred... please stop jumping up and down on the speakers.]

LOL lizzy! :lol:
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Re: The Monkey and a plywood violin

Post by MaryB » Thu Jun 18, 2009 12:07 am

Oh you two Diana and Lizzy! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Fred - you don't show your face here, I know your passport is in order, so I just bought tickets for Barcelona. See what extremes I go to in the hope I will see you :razz: :roll: :lol: :?: :!:
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Post by mutti » Thu Jun 18, 2009 6:52 am

Mary That is fantastic you are going to Barcelona!!
You can represent all of us at Leonard's birthday....
I'll be watching for your review.
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Re: The Monkey and a plywood violin

Post by brightnow » Thu Jun 18, 2009 5:19 pm

MaryB wrote:Oh you two Diana and Lizzy! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Fred - you don't show your face here, I know your passport is in order, so I just bought tickets for Barcelona. See what extremes I go to in the hope I will see you :razz: :roll: :lol: :?: :!:
That's wonderful news Mary, although I'm starting to scare myself with my newly found psychic abilities :?
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Re: The Monkey and a plywood violin

Post by hydriot » Sun Jun 21, 2009 2:11 am

I can guess why we haven't seen anything of Fred for such a long time ... he's been serenading Cinderella with his plywood violin.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAgK_yGW ... re=channel

I wonder if Cinderella, who was born in 1976, is the real monkey? Was another gift she was given perhaps a toy violin ??
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Re: The Monkey and a plywood violin

Post by ladydi » Sun Jun 21, 2009 3:04 am

Hi Hydriot,

Cinderella is Lorca's monkey! How wonderful, and thanks SO much for sharing. Personally I think Fred is a tad cuter than Cinderella; however, she is a little older and outward looks are not what matter. "It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye." She does appear to be quite committed to causes and that is impressive.
So perhaps indeed Fred has been with Cinderella, and if so, I hope they have been very happy!

Of course, he must part in a few days and head to Europe, but perhaps their relationship might continue in the future.

Love you Fred,
Aunt Di xoxoxoxo
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Re: The Monkey and a plywood violin

Post by MaryB » Sun Jun 21, 2009 7:06 pm

Hydriot, I can state unequivocally, this is not Fred. And, I am unanimous in this :lol:. A mother can always recognize her child ;-) :roll: :lol: . Although, this monkey may be Henry, Fred's cousin, who is also in the music business.
You're right Diana, Fred is much cuter (and cleaner).

Kindest regards,
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Re: The Monkey and a plywood violin

Post by hydriot » Tue Jun 23, 2009 10:36 pm

MaryB wrote:Hydriot, I can state unequivocally, this is not Fred.
I have never suggested Cinderella is Fred. I have only suggested that the original lines in the song may have been prompted by a Christmas parcel turning up for Lorca containing Cinderella (...and a toy violin?)
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Re: The Monkey and a plywood violin

Post by ladydi » Wed Jun 24, 2009 3:11 am

Hydriot,

What a delightful idea! That perhaps somehow Lorca's little stuffed monkey (in childhood) "may" have given rise to the idea of the "monkey and a plywood violin"! Who knows. And, as they say, "the rest is history"!

Very interesting.....
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Re: The Monkey and a plywood violin

Post by MaryB » Fri Jun 26, 2009 10:20 am

Hydriot,

How did I screw that up so badly? I am so sorry :oops: ! Duh, I finally got it straight :roll: .

Hydriot, you and Diana may be onto something. Although the line is used sarcastically (IMHO), Fred and violin were gifted as a tribute to LC's sense of humor. Even though Cinderella appears to be well-loved and much used, who's to say that she was not the inspiration (maybe subconsciously) for that particular line.

Kindest regards,
Mary

(P.S. Thank you for that cute link - what a clever video! Do you notice any resemblance between Cinderella and Fred :? ?)
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Re: The Monkey and a plywood violin

Post by seadove » Wed Jul 01, 2009 1:06 pm

evewaldman wrote: I'm sure you will have some stories to tell, even if they "ain't exactly real." ;-)
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Re: The Monkey and a plywood violin

Post by Peter » Wed Jul 01, 2009 2:23 pm

I'll take my binoculars to the concert in Berlin tomorrow and search for Fred and his friends. Hope it doesn't distract me too much from the music ...

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