One of my all-time favourite comedians was George Carlin – mainly for the comedy he did about language.
Language is my favourite subject also, and I thought of combining it with things about the arts like singing, painting, musical instruments etc. It came to me how they were intertwined in our everyday language. Once I got into it, I could not stop and would wake up with another thought, and, being afraid I’d forget it by morning, I would write it down right away. I keep a piece of paper and pencil on my bedside table just for such a purpose.
Hang on to your hat, here we go:
Buy it for a song;
Paint the town red;
Beat the Rap;
Fiddle while Rome burns;
A picture paints a thousand words;
All bells and whistles;
Sold it for a song;
Clean as a whistle;
It’s not over until the fat lady sings;
He marches to his own drums;
Blow his own trumpet (or horn);
What are you harping about? (my favourite of course);
Paint a nice picture;
All singing and dancing;
Play second fiddle to.
That is all I came up with. If you have some to add, please let me know. It’s fun to collect these sayings.
January is a slow month for the arts. There is no news yet from the Sicamous Amateur Drama Club about the coming year or from any other group. I am sure things will start to happen soon.
Let’s hope we will have a great art year in 2012.
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