Lord Buckley was "a most immaculately hip aristocrat," a comic philosopher who addressed his audience as "hipsters, flipsters, and finger popping daddies," and , my favorite salutation, "My lords and ladies of the royal court." His Lordship was born Richard Myrle Buckley on April 5, 1906. I purchased two Lord Buckley albums from a little record shop in the West Village, NYC, in about 1968, and I promise you, my practiced credulity was totally snapped! His subjects range from historical figures to daydeams to religious deities. Lord Buckley advised his listeners to "Dig infinity!" And they dug it!
If you ever get a chance, you should give him a listen. Or, as Lord Buckley put it, "Hipsters, flipsters and finger-popping daddies, knock me your lobes."
This post is dedicated to the memory of my best friend in the world, Phil Mitchell.