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Monday, February 13, 2006

See the pyramids along the Nile

Most Egyptian-themed ties confine themselves to hieroglyphics or figures from Egyptian epic artworks. But here is one that includes a bit of architecture, namely the pyramids (alternating with Nefertiti and a hieroglyphic stele in the band just under the yellow stripe). (The pyramids are one of the world landmarks you can roll up onto your katamari in We ♥ Katamari, along with the Taj Mahal, Angkor Wat, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, the Great Wall of China, the Easter Island stone heads, etc. Now that's fun!) The tie is polyester by Oleg Cassini (like Marchese Emilio Pucci di Barsento, a bona fide aristrocrat; a French Count!), and bears a "Morey's Man Two, Boulevard Mall" label/keeper, which hearkens back to an era of independent menswear boutiques.

I've accumulated enough Egyptian ties for a theme week, but there is a certain sameness to them that contraindicates wearing them all in a row, as they say in physicians' lingo. But it reminds me that the excellent worldbeat Nile Song by Eric Random and the Bedlamites, from the mini-LP Ishmael, has yet to be issued on CD. Their earlier material has recently been issued on CD by LTM Music as Subliminal (1980-82), so maybe the 1986 material is on the way!

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