I Green Eye

by Yule Heibel on November 5, 2003

Hey, Stu (of Nov.4): no blue eyes on this mongrel! The only blue jeans I’m expressing are the ones I’m wearing, dearie….


Stu Savory November 6, 2003 at 12:10 am

Yes Yule, I know.
But “Heil Blueye” is an anagram of “Yule Heibel”
whereas “Heil Greeneye” is not.
So truth was sacrificed for the sake of the anagram.


Yule Heibel November 6, 2003 at 12:32 am

Omigod, I completely missed that! I saw the ei and the y, and even the b and the l, but somehow I didn’t put it together. Ouch! I guess I just reacted to the “heil” — it’s a Pavlovian thing, that was my first uncle once removed on my boyfriend’s cousin side, you know. Good man, Pavlov. His sister Pavlova danced on her toes. Say Heil you-know-who or anybody at all, and I’m scurrying in the other direction… (see Napoleon on just-posted entry…)

But seriously now: you are really into the anagram stuff, eh? Have you ever looked at any of Unica Zuern‘s writings? She was a poet and anagrammist, and lover of Hans Bellmer, too. Drat, there, had to put him in there, just because he’s a famous him and she’s not so well-known. But she was good. Totally crazy, but she could make anything and everything into an anagram. Very strange talent. That & autism.

I can’t believe I missed “heil blueye.” What a dope I am — that’s what comes from being German…

Doug Alder November 6, 2003 at 10:48 pm

The lazy man’s anagram maker http://www.wordsmith.org/anagram/ 🙂

Joel November 6, 2003 at 11:54 pm

Remember the song “Green-eyed Lady”? Did you hate or love it?

Yule Heibel November 7, 2003 at 12:29 am

Joel, I loved that song! Victoria had one or two gay discos in the mid-70s (Sappho’s and then later a glitzy one in a more visible location — Sappho’s was kind of hidden), and dancing to “Green-Eyed Lady” as well as all the Al Green & Marvin Gaye stuff was so much fun …[sighs nostalgically]. They didn’t play G-E L as much as Al Green, but sometimes they did. And it was on the radio, too.
Yeah, I liked that tune… 😉
Doug, I’ve used the anagram website to fool around with my name or others’ names, but because it’s computer generated, it never came up with really good stuff. I’m sure I would have remembered, for eg., if it had come up with “heil blueye” … But it’s a good site to get started with!

Joel November 7, 2003 at 10:10 am

I always liked the song, too, Yule. But I know some women who’d lose it if I confessed to that….

Yule Heibel November 7, 2003 at 11:54 am

Oops, I made a mistake when I said that the dj’s at Sappho’s played Green-Eyed Lady. I think it was actually the Isley Brothers song, “Who’s that lady?”, which would fit in more with the falsetto singing that Al Green & Marvin Gaye et al. were capable of. G-E L was from an even earlier time than the ’73-74 period when I went to Sappho’s — I think I ice-skated to that one at the now-torn-down Victoria Memorial Arena. That, and “Spirit in the Sky” by Norman Greenbaum.

Ah, nostalgia… Reminds me of what Tom Paxton said about hating nostalgia, and then giving in to it after all.

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