"Next, we have Geo., whose single-word contribution my sister said was a lot of fun to analyze. From that one word, she guesses that he:
- is just and adept at seeing all sides of an issue
- is a lover of fine art
- believes in a higher power but remains in 'search mode'
- holds a deep respect for all humankind...he nurtures the capacity to take everyone and what they have to offer seriously
- she also said she sees, 'a lot of happiness' in this person."
I have a distant memory of friend Lee Santos telling me, in 1969, "You and Norma should come by the club tonight --I got Roland Kirk." Roland Kirk could play sax and flute with his mouth while playing recorder with his nose. I thought the hommage de nez was to Ignatz Topolino, but now believe Roland came up with it on his own.
So, the only direct-route to "Ignatz" I can think of is on this U.S postage stamp:
It was a strange century to grow up in, kids.
There was great music, A Katnip Kantata in the Key of K.(Herriman, George -1991- Turtle Island/Eclipse Books), Rahsaan Roland Kirk of course, also the Fugs --who announced their songs sung "in the key of metaphysical distress"-- and Roy Orbison, whose dramatic lyrics described a sanity that does not exist anymore. But, except for the guy with the harmonica in his nose, none were Ignatz.
There was only one Ignatz, and he is still an enigma...