Tuesday, April 29, 2008

ALPHABET COUPLETS

Had a leak last night that I kept getting up to check, so falling back to sleep each time, I came up with an alphabet of some favorite “artists” (i.e. creators in any “art” form) couplets:

MICHAEL ARLEN
KAREN ALLEN

PIERRE BONNARD
JOE BRAINARD

HARRY CALLAHAN
BOB CALLAHAN

DIANE DI PRIMA
RAY DI PALMA

GIL EVANS
BILL EVANS

JANE FREILICHER
LEE FRIEDLANDER

MARTHA GELHORN
TED GREENWALD

ZORA NEAL HURSTON
BOB HERSHON

CURRIER & IVES
CHARLES IVES

JAMES JOYCE
JAMES JONES

BUSTER KEATON
STAN KENTON

MALCOLM LOWRY
MICHAEL LALLY (well, it’s what popped into my head)

HENRY MILLER
LEE MILLER

DAVID NASH
NIKKI NASH

FRANK O’HARA
MAUREEN O’HARA (the actress, not Frank’s sister)

BETTY PAGE
ELLEN PAGE

ANTHONY QUINN
AIDAN QUINN

JEAN RHYS
JAMIE ROSE

DAVID SMITH
KIKI SMITH

BILLY TAYLOR
LILI TAYLOR

PAULO UCELLO
MAURICE UTRILLO

SARAH VAUGHN
VINCE VAUGHN

LEW WELCH
TERENCE WINCH

X? (anyone?)

LESTER YOUNG
GEOFFREY YOUNG

JOE ZAWINUL
BILL ZAVATSKY (a stretch, but you try “Z”)

4 comments:

Richard said...

Neat.

Tom said...

Xenophon and Xerxes. Xerxes not an artists though.

How about John Zorn for Z?

-Tom King

Lally said...

John Zorn is great, good thinking. Not bad on the X's either Tom.

AlamedaTom said...

Frank Zappa
Emiliano Zapata