A REAL MOVIE BUFF
singer-guitarist-comedian, Jim Carlton, a big fan of the Orson Welles
classic "Citizen Kane" had a license plate made for the front of his car. It
says Rosebud. Jim also wins the T-Shirt of the Month Contest for one with
"Oars 'n' Wells" printed on its front.
it “An Evening To Kill With Jim Carlton,” but the Central Florida musician
and humorist is being too modest. Carlton’s combination of intricate guitar
playing and deadpan one-liners is worth a road trip Saturday to the
Community Building Theater in Mount Dora. Admission to the 7:30 p.m. concert
is free, but audience members are encouraged to bring canned goods and
toiletry items for hurricane relief. The concert is sponsored by the City of
March 1, 1991
friends, part 1.
We got another tape in the mail, but it is not war-oriented. It is from our
songwriter-singer- comedy writer - bon vivant. And if
Central Florida memory goes way back, you may know that Jim was a member of
Solomon, Carlton and Jones.
Anyhow, Jim plays acoustic guitar on his tape and we are using it for
therapy (it seems to work). Among the selections: “Classical Gas,”
“Sophisticated Lady,” “Laura, “Stella By Starlight.”
remember what my old friend
said: “When things get tough, the tough get things.” Always good advice.
I’ve been all over the place, even to Mount Dora, the
precious town in Lake County – I was there to hear Jim Carlton (who
is written about today in the fabulous Parry Gettelman’s Soundboard
column), ….Mr. Carlton once came up with one of my all-time favorite lines:
When things get tough, the tough get things.
pal Jim Carlton writes to say that the line attributed to
Lewis Grizzard in last week’s
column is actually from the Hope/Crosby pic Road to Utopia. (I took it from
a book of quotes.) Jim also says he just bought a new convertible. “I call
it my mid-life Chrysler.”
Good advice from our buddy
singer-guitarist-comedian Jim Carlton: Never, never wear an orange shirt
when you're shopping at Home Depot.
July 17, 1992
Here’s an award to our comedy-writer friend Jim Carlton for sending
us a postcard from Hawaii and actually having a line with the word “pie” in
it: “This place is so quiet you can hear a gnat doing pushups on a banana
May 29, 2001
my buddy, musician-comedian Jim Carlton
“They say people who have been married a long time actually start to look
like each other. Why do you think Christie Brinkley
divorced Billy Joel? And
got rid of
from Jim: “Here we are well into the Year of the Snake and I’m still signing
my checks Year of the Rat.
May 12, 2005
From my pal Jim Carlton: "With all the names in the news recently - Terri
Schiavo, Johnnie Cochran, Prince Rainier, Pope John Paul, Charles and
Camilla - I'll always think of the spring of 2005 as Four Funerals and a