Sunday, February 22, 2009

The Mane Event

Chorus: There Is Nothing Like A Tame

Photographs copyright: DAVID McMAHON


No, I didn't run away and join the circus. But I simply could not resist shooting this scene in Singapore's Chinatown area just a few days before Christmas 2007.

As a kid, I was always in awe of lion tamers in the circus and the confident manner in which they would make the big cats perform. Of course, it's been decades since I've seen a circus with lions and tigers among the live acts - so this sight really brought back memories.

And for those who like a bit of rock trivia, can anyone recall the hit track by The Eagles that begins with the following lines:

City girls just seem to find out early
How to open doors with just a smile

Your first clue is that the song was written by Don Henley and Glenn Frey. You second clue is that the track was recorded in 1975. Your third clue is contained in the photo in this post.

The answer: Lion Eyes, er, sorry, I meant to say Lyin' Eyes.

(Extra, extra, read all about it: I've been interviewed here. Thank you to all those who have followed this link and checked out the interview. There have been so many wonderful comments that I've tried to reply to each one personally - but you're setting a cracking pace. My humble and heartfelt thanks to all of you for the wonderful tributes and thoughts you have shared on the interview.)

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30 comments:

squawmama said...

Fun post today David... I love the circus... Have a good one

(((HUGS)))
Donna

Denise said...

Loved that photo and enjoyed the post. Also thanks for the link and congratulations on that. From start to finish it was a great interview.

A Woman Of No Importance said...

David, I love The Eagles too - Fabulous! That picture of the circus is colourful and fantastic, thank you for the little smile this morning!

Craig Glenn said...

Hi David, another great post! I did get the Eagles song right away, no fooling me with them! They rate right up there with authorblog.

Craig

Sandi McBride said...

Lying Eyes could be Lion eyes, lol...I cherish my Eagles albums...specially Hotel California...Mac has transferred them over to cd format for me so that I can continue to cherish the vinyl and brag about having the original! Oh How I love that Man...hmm, sounds like it could become a song, lol! Great photo, the colors sing, too!
Sandi
ps
the word verifications is a amacko...go figure fate

Hilary said...

Or Feline Eyes. Alywas fun with photos and words over here.

i beati said...

very colorful and fun

Queen-Size funny bone said...

no matter where you go they have you jumping through hoops.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Fun post, David!

Sheila :-)

Carla said...

LOL! Got me thinking:)
Have a great week!

Carolina said...

Enjoyable post again David.

Snap said...

Great fun! Thank you!

Willow said...

David, Congrats on the interview. I did go over and read it and enjoyed it very much (and was impressed). I tried to leave a comment but the sight messed it up somehow. Oh well.
Willow

Robynn's Ravings said...

LOVE THE COLORS!! I'm all about color. THANKS!

Tammy said...

I love The Eagles!

Artist Unplugged said...

Love the photo...very colorful too. If you DO decide to join a circus, please stay away from the chimps.

I enjoyed your interview with Pappy Balderdash....interesting, will have to check out his blog.

fishing guy said...

David: What a fun look at the critter poster.

Maggie May said...

Great fun post!
Lion eyes and mane event! LOL!

Gail said...

The Eagles are scheduled to perform in Saskatoon Saskatchewan, Canada in April '09. We've been hearing radio ads since late January.
This is my first visit to your site - I plan to return.

Dianne said...

what a great 3D poster!!

Misty Dawn said...

That's a neat picture, and I ain't lion!

I mean Lying... hehe

Cath said...

Aaarrghh!! I KNEW you were going to say "Lion eyes"!! *groan groan and double groan!!*

(Loved The Eagles - still do - and it is decades since I heard of any animals in a circus too!)

Fireblossom said...

The Mane Event? You ain't lion.

Moannie said...

Been to read the interview, good on yer mate.

The Weed said...

Hi, I just came across your blog and wanted to say that I've been enjoying reading it. I love the "Sunday Roast" entries, being in the salad days of blogging they've been a great introduction to the blogger world!

Kate

Rhea said...

Love circus photos. Don't like rock trivia...because I never know the answer. lol

Janie said...

Fun camera critter post.
Interesting interview, too. I enjoyed reading about you. Congratulations on having a blog of note. Can't think of a more deserving recipient.

Babooshka said...

Always gauranteed a lol moment and a cringe here. Now I will have that song in my head all night.

Muppet said...

That picture is spectacular.

Tranquility said...

Hey - I knew the answer to the song title before I even read down far enough to see you posted it... that never happens for me!

I just read the interview - fantastic and very interesting!