A Most Immaculately Hip Aristocrat
September 16, 2008 11:53 AM Subscribe
Richard Myrle Buckley was too hip for the room.
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This most immaculately hip aristocrat translated the classics: Poe, Shakespeare, the Bible into Hip and left us all gassed, jonesing for more. Lord Buckley was a formative influence on monologists, poets, and performers from Whoopi Goldberg to Del Close (previously
), and like the much anticipated movie about Close's life, 2009 should reveal the life of Lord Buckley through filmmaker Michael Monteleone's documentary, Too Hip For The Room: The Righteous Reign of Lord Buckley
Oliver Trager's book + rare tracks CD, Dig Infinity
includes classics tracks with previously unreleased material framed by a Studs Terkel interview with the self-proclaimed Professor of Hipology. My first exposure to Buckley was growing up in Chicago where precious vinyl of Buckley still circulated: Hipsters, Flipsters, Finger Poppin' Daddies, Knock Me Your Lobes from RCA in 1955 led to this classic exchange on You Bet Your Life
(YT). The Terkel interviews reveal Lord Richard Buckley as a preacher of the Gospel of Love. A benediction from R. M. Buckley: May God swing you closely; may you always put it down solid.