This blog is an eclectic collection of interesting things I've seen and heard on Tumblr, the rest of the web, and beyond. Its name is taken from this quote by Dinah Craik:

"Oh, the comfort — the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person — having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all right out, just as they are, chaff and grain together; certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and then with the breath of kindness blow the rest away."

Posts tagged with ‘what's my line?’

Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, writers of enduring rock classics, on What’s My Line? in 1958. The best part is at the end when the host congratulates them on their success and wishes them luck in any “more serious” future endeavors they may wish to pursue. Classic.

Jerry Leiber died yesterday at the age of 78. Leiber wasn’t a household name during most of his career. But his compositions are known worldwide. Along with his partner Mike Stoller, Leiber wrote “Hound Dog,” “Jailhouse Rock,” and “Treat Me Nice,” among others songs made famous by Elvis Presley during the 1950s…

The clip above takes you back to 1958, when Leiber and Stoller appeared on the long-running television show What’s My Line?. If you’ve watched some of these vintage episodes, you’ll know that the panel usually wore blindfoldslest the identity of the guest be immediately revealed. But there was no risk of that in the case of Leiber & Stoller.