The instinct is not confined solely to Beau Brummels
and Dolly Vardens.
She has shown us how to take the friction out of conversation, and taught us refinements of politeness which were rare even among the Beau Brummels
of pre-telephonic days.
On returning to India, and ever after, he used to talk of the pleasure of this period of his existence with great enthusiasm, and give you to understand that he and Brummel
were the leading bucks of the day.
Did you ever see a picture of Beau Brummel
?" asked Polly quickly.
The first disc, "Seismic Rumbles," touches on the pre-psychedelic acts like The Beau Brummels, Mojo Men, and We Five.
Some groups descended from jug bands (Grateful Dead, Country Joe and the Fish, Sopwith Camel, The Charlatans), others deployed horn sections (The Sons of Champlin, Loading Zone, Cold Blood), and still others were pop bands (Mojo Men, Beau Brummels, The Tikis--later Harpers Bizarre).
Sylvester "Sly Stone" Stewart had been a DJ at KSOL and KDIA as well as the house producer at Tom "Big Daddy" Donahue's Autumn Records (Beau Brummels, The Great Society, Mojo Men).
The Dillards' Copperfields is a superb folky swing number, reminiscent of English trad fare; the Beau Brummels
, normally associated with Nuggets-type punk rock show a heavily psychedelicised roots edge elsewhere.
Brummels, in Cheyenne Line and Other Poems, utilizes unadorned language to capture a rural voice, which represents his rancher's life in Winside, Nebraska.
Brummels' subtle poetics establishes a bucolic setting and a thoughtful mood.
As an instructor of creative writing and English at Wayne State College, Brummels struggles between his incongruent identities of academic and cowboy; his poems favor the latter.
Unabashedly masculinist, Brummels' speaker calls poker the "private game of men." His speakers admire the Grand Tetons as breast-images to "a sex-starved French trapper," and position women as Other with lines such as "Confused / by the solo girl so plain among us." At times, Brummels trades on stereotypes, exhibiting a machismo that alienates readers sensitive to sexist language and stereotypes.
Thematically, Brummels' poems intertwine place and mortality, and midwestern weather repeatedly takes on a human quality.
Brummels beautifully captures the vitality storms bring to midwesterners, even as they intimate death.
As Brummels explores mortality, he returns repeatedly to its counterpoint: conception.