The Bumbastories’ Semi-Annual August Magazine

Happy August. Happy eighth month of the year! For your information, the month August is named after the Roman emperor Augustus, who named the month after himself in order to celebrate, er, himself. August means admirable, and reverential, and implies all things good, which is why Augustus, nee Octavius (which already meant the eight man), re-named himself Augustus in the first place. Ol’ Augustus thought … Continue reading The Bumbastories’ Semi-Annual August Magazine

The Bumbastories’ Semi-Annual August Magazine

Happy August. Happy eighth month of the year! The month August got its name from the Roman emperor Augustus, who named the month after himself in order to celebrate, er, himself. August means admirable, and reverential, and implies all things good, which is why Augustus, nee Octavius (which already meant the eight man), re-named himself Augustus in the first place. Ol’ Augustus thought Augustus sounded … Continue reading The Bumbastories’ Semi-Annual August Magazine

Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out

Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out, was written in 1923 by Jimmy Cox. The great Bessie Smith recorded it in 1929 and had a big hit with the song. Not surprisingly, the song soon became associated with the great Wall St. crash of ’29, as it tells of a riches to rags reversal of fortune. That’s how it goes on the stock market, … Continue reading Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out

The Bumbastories’ August Magazine, or is it Something I Eight?

Happy August. Happy eighth month of the year! The month August got its name from the Roman emperor Augustus, who named the month after himself in order to celebrate, er, himself. August means admirable, and reverential, and implies all things good, which is why Augustus, nee Octavius (which already meant the eight man), re-named himself Augustus in the first place, or is it the second … Continue reading The Bumbastories’ August Magazine, or is it Something I Eight?

Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out

Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out, was written in 1923 by Jimmy Cox. The great Bessie Smith recorded it in 1929 and had a big hit. Not surprisingly, the song soon became associated with the great Wall St. crash of ’29. It tells of a “riches to rags” reversal of fortune. So goes life, so goes the stock market. Things go up and down. … Continue reading Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out

The Bumbastories’ August Magazine: Bi-Centennial Edition: Something I Eight

Happy August. Happy eighth month! August, as you might have guessed, got its name from the Roman emperor Augustus, who named the month after himself to celebrate, er, himself. August means admirable, reverential, and implies all things good, which is why Augustus, nee Octavius, re-named himself Augustus in the first place. Ol’ Augustus thought Augustus sounded cool. As indeed it is. The August flower is … Continue reading The Bumbastories’ August Magazine: Bi-Centennial Edition: Something I Eight

Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out

Raise your hand if you’ve never heard the song Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out before. Then Click on the arrow below to hear Maybank and Bumba play it. And if you are familiar with the song, you just might feel like hearing it again. That’s how good the song is. Heck, you might even sing along. Hopefully no one will remember that … Continue reading Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out