NIRWG – WRING
PLOEE – ELOPE
NETTNA – TENANT
HEDNIB – BEHIND
CARTOON ANSWER: TO BECOME SUCCESSFUL THE MUSICIANS WOULD – – –
RNGEOETATBHD = BAND TOGETHER
Good Morning, Everyone! 🎸 GROUP…”FATES” 🎸
🎶He say one and one and one is three….Got to be good looking, ’cause he so hard to see. Come TOGETHER, right now, over me…Come TOGETHER,
Come TOGETHER…over me….🎶
🎻🎸Musicians we are shown today, their instruments in hand
Deciding that the five of them would join and form a band.
Like lovers who ELOPE and hope their future will be bright…
These struggling musicians feel a quintet sounds just right.
The WRINGing of the hands will stop, the worries will be few
Together they can find success, some money they’ll accrue…
As TENANTs now they scrimp and save to come up with their rent,
Now hopefully the tide will turn and money can be spent.
No longer unsuccessful, no longer left BEHIND
This new arrangement will play out and happiness they’ll find.
So what was two and what was three, now five will be much better…
And what we’ll have is a new group, as they now BAND TOGETHER! 🎻🎸
Our words today are all old favorites, with maybe just TENANT putting a little RENT in your armor. Our cartoon: Jeff takes us to the streets of Waikiki, Hawaii, where we see five struggling musicians trying to make a few dollars. They dream of migrating to the mainland…And one day, in 1986, they decide to fly to Los Angeles, and then move on to Austin, Texas. And the rest is history, as they say…So, deciding to take a chance like them, I’m going to do my best to try and name these people here. And Jeff? Be kind…I haven’t worked this hard since…I can’t even remember when I worked this hard…And for free besides! Ok…Here goes: Left to right: Susan Voelz, playing violin/fiddle. Frank Orrall, (founder), guitar. Ted Cho, mandolin/ukulele. Paul Martens, or John Nelson, percussion, and Dave Crawford, accordion. TOGETHER, they form the POI DOG PONDERING band, a favorite of Jeff’s. And, as a quintet, they hoped they’d make beautiful music TOGETHER! So, our question asks what would they do to become successful? BAND TOGETHER! Drop the mic, we got ourselves a HIT! Good one, Dave! Ok, eye candy. Now here, once again, Jeff’s given us the plethora of details we’ve come to know and love…They’re amazing! The mountains and palm trees at the left background…Way up on top right, his signature sinking sailboat, so, so tiny…And the quintet’s got me ROCKING! Susan’s barefoot, as is Paul/John. Frank has a big red heart on his shirt. The accordion has that tiny POI logo...Paul/John’s toes are curled upwards, as he rests them on the drum stand, and Dave’s legs are adorably hairy…But the winner today is the guitar case opened at Frank’s feet…Inside are coins and bills..the signs of struggling musicians…That brought it all home to the mainland for me! So, There you have it, Folks…Done! Have a great day, Everyone!
And just so you know, “POI DOG” means “mutt” in pidgin Hawaiian. PONDERING just means…Pondering. What’s in a name? In this case? Success…🎸🙋🏻