Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Name That Wall

From Don McLean's "Vincent (Starry, Starry Night)":

Starry, starry night
Portraits hung in empty halls
Frameless heads on nameless walls
With eyes that watch the world and can't forget.


How many walls have names? There's the Wailing Wall, Wall Drug, the Wall of Sound....

10 comments:

MJN said...

Berlin Wall, Great Wall of China, Western Wall . . .

Wall Drug is the name of the store, not the name of the wall.

MJN said...

Also Wall of Voodoo.

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Gavin said...

Hadrian's Wall.
The Wall of Death.
The Green Monster.

Marshall said...

Fantastic "Wall Drug" reference.

Kinky Paprika said...

There's "Luke's Wall," the technical, only-album-cover-geeks-know-this title for the outro to Black Sabbath's "War Pigs."

Of course, I have no idea if the title refers to an actual wall, or something more arcane.

Marshall said...

Something as arcane as, say, "Sugar Walls"?

Gavin said...

Some mad bugger wall.

T. Nawrocki said...

Former Red Sox relief pitcher Murray Wall.

It's safe to say that none of Van Gogh's paintings hung on any of these walls, except for possibly the Green Monster, since who knows what Manny was doing back there. So Don McLean is right about the nameless walls.

Rob said...

And when no hope was left in sight
By that Fenway Citgo light
You went to LA, as lovers often do
But I could have told you, Manny,
this Wall was never meant for one as beautiful as you.