April 17, 2004 |
"Tumbling Tumbleweeds" floated from whistler Steve Herbst's puckered lips last week as he stood over the Sons of the Pioneers star on Hollywood Boulevard. Most passersby looked around, searching for the speakers they thought the music -- from "Cats" tunes to Stevie Wonder hits -- was coming from. A boy with a blond mullet stood at a nearby jewelry cart, where his mother was perusing the baubles. He stared, mouth agape at Herbst's subtly puffing cheeks.
August 16, 2004
"We keep looking to see if we can see Ireland across the water. You just feel like you're playing in Scotland." Davis Love III, about Whistling Straits golf course in Kohler, Wis., site of PGA Championship
June 3, 2001
As one who can whistle both parts of "The Andy Griffith Show" theme simultaneously, without articles like Ann Gerhart's "Where Have All the Whistlers Gone?" (May 22), a lone, polyphonic whistler certainly could feel archaic and idiosyncratic. I must, however, take issue with adman Steven Herbst when he "refuses to demean his instrument by whistling any old jingle." Lighten up, Steve. As the article says, "It's happy-go-lucky. It's jaunty. It's loner art," and there's no shame in jingles.
May 22, 2001 |
People don't whistle much anymore. It used to be so American, so evocative of our rugged individualism and independence, of a certain jaunty happy-go-luckiness. A fella whistled while he worked, whistled a happy tune, then wet his whistle with a cold one, and whistled at the girls going by. Jiminy Cricket whistled, and the Seven Dwarfs, and Gene Kelly and Santa Claus and Woodrow Wilson and Charles Lindbergh and Albert Einstein.
November 15, 1998 |
California's newest multimillionaire didn't get rich by winning the lottery. He blew the whistle on the Bank of America. Patrick Stull, along with his attorneys, will receive $25 million of BankAmerica's $187.5-million settlement of a lawsuit alleging that the bank cheated municipal bond issuers. BankAmerica is the biggest bank in the nation since its $40-billion merger with NationsBank Corp. in September.
March 2, 2003 |
Finally released after spending half of his life in prison, and still he had to wait. So Christopher Boyce hung around the prison parking lot, rubbernecking, taking in the fresh air around Sheridan, Ore., unsure what to make of freedom. A half hour went by before the big Suburban at last came lumbering up the driveway, carrying his father, a former FBI agent, and his mother, once a Catholic nun.