Apr 9, 2005

Boiled, Hard Boiled

Hard Boiled

When hard boiling an egg you take something very fragile and drop it into water so hot that it is turning into steam, water at a rolling boil, violent and potentially dangerous. <>This kind of sums up hard boiled pretty nicely I think.

So, you might be thinking to yourself, what doe this have to do with anything?

Well, it’s a lead in for this:
downbytheriver lyrics

“Down by the river
I shot my baby
Down by the river,
Dead, oh, shot her dead.”

Neil Young writes some fairly hardboiled lyrics at times.

So did Warren Zevon. In fact there re a lot of hardboiled songs.

There are a lot of hardboiled songs out there. Some you might not even notice at first because of the catchy melody or how happy it sounds.

I know people who are hard boiled. People who put hot sauce on eggs are hard boiled. People who work out every single day are hard boiled. Reed Farrel Coleman’s sense of humor is hardboiled. In my opinion Bugs Bunny is hardboiled. Hieronymus Bosch is a hardbolied painter.
bosch paintings

Hard boiled is all around us. It’s not just the way
Manuel Ramos wrote MOONEY’S ROAD TO HELL.


Manuel Ramos said...

Hard-boiled music? Reminds me of that compilation CD I put together - The Trouble With Men - one of those songs is heart-breaking, too tough to listen,almost, and yet, the tune will make you want to dance. "She Said, He Said" by Conjunto Los Pochos, but then a lot of Mexican/Chicano music is noir at least, often hard-boiled. I put a Zevon song on that CD: Carmelita. I guess the real question is why listen to such music, but that's like asking why read noir or hard-boiled, or watch movies like Sin City? If you have to ask, maybe you shouldn't listen/read/watch that type of thing? Hope you're having a good weekend. It's snowing like a maniac here in Denver, and just a couple of days ago the temp was 77. Hard-boiled weather?

Jon The Crime Spree Guy said...

You are very right. That CD set iss pretty hardboiled. And very good.
I tend to listen to it while I layout Crimespree espcially.Ruth and I listen to it and just smile. It's actually good to write to also.

Hard boiled weather... I can see it.

What about hardboiled cars? I think anything pre 1970 and two door with a rag top might qualify.....