Mortal Refrainsby Julia A. Moore (The Sweet Singer of Michigan)
"Some may say that I couldn't sing, but no one can say that I didn't sing." -- Florence Foster Jenkins
Julia A. Moore was the Florence Foster Jenkins of poetry. She once told a jeering crowd, "You have come here and paid twenty-five cents to see a fool; I receive seventy-five dollars, and see a whole houseful of fools."
Anyhow, here's a representative stanza from Julia's work:
'Tis said that Brigham Young is dead,I know you'll want to read much, much more of Julia's work.
The Stooges' last ever show had the audience so misty they threw ice, light bulbs, bottles and eggs at the World's Forgotten Boy. Ever the well-mannered Michigan youth, Iggy Pop tosses back classic taunts like, "I don't care if you throw all the ice in the world, you're paying five bucks and I'm making 10,000, so screw ya!" [New Times, 22-28jul1999]
Think of The Igster as just another Sweet Singer of Michigan ...