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by Nicky B
Thu May 29, 2014 10:03 pm
Forum: Prose/Fiction Discussion
Topic: Who's reading what?
Replies: 466
Views: 135667

Re: Who's reading what?

This is a fab thread. Thanks K-j, I had only read Norwegian Wood so will be re-visiting Murakami. Also Kate Atkinson. For short stories it has to be AL Kennedy, I've just started her latest collection "all the rage" - as always not much happens (in the action sense) but is deliciously written. Meant...
by Nicky B
Thu May 15, 2014 10:20 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Swimming in no underwear at Uisken, Isle of Mull, January
Replies: 25
Views: 678

Re: Swimming in no underwear at Uisken, Isle of Mull, Januar

am loving this. I sea swim all year round so am a sucker for this material, but think your execution is perfect - succinct and tight. I also like the no underwear - prefer this to naked. My only quibble would be the jellyfish comment - explaining what isn't there doesn't help me see what is there. T...
by Nicky B
Thu May 15, 2014 9:58 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: A Rambler Slips Into The Preternatural (revision2)
Replies: 14
Views: 374

Re: The Rambler (revision)

Hey Mac, There's lots to like here, but the rhythm and rhyme do let it down. It draws you in, gets you going at a pace, then sends you tumbling over yourself. i think if you're going to use this type of structure you need to be much tighter - so i would suggest either going for the fully structured ...
by Nicky B
Thu May 15, 2014 9:50 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: The decomposition of love
Replies: 14
Views: 729

Re: The decomposition of love

Thanks Mac - much appreciated!! I do tend to over explain things.

Nicky B.
by Nicky B
Thu May 15, 2014 9:45 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: what is it like to be a bat?revised
Replies: 9
Views: 490

Re: what is it like to be a bat?

Hey C, Liked S1. Although not too sure about sequestered - secluded? Cloistered? Mmmmm, some thought needed there. Am loving the dialogue it's induced. David that link is fabulous, very entertaining. Please please have another go at the middle section - i'm eagerly awaiting that. Thanks for the thou...
by Nicky B
Thu May 15, 2014 9:35 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: The Brook
Replies: 10
Views: 454

Re: The Brook

Hi Mike, a few thoughts on this. Like the others have said the line breaks need some attention. i also felt the content was a bit confused. You were clearly looking at the brook thinking of time passing by (S1) but then you start to discuss gravity. The "urgent call" seems to switch from time to gra...
by Nicky B
Sun May 11, 2014 10:22 pm
Forum: Music and Song Lyric Discussion
Topic: Louis Jordan - The gorse is in flower....
Replies: 10
Views: 3359

Re: Louis Jordan - The gorse is in flower....

And you can make a rather bizarre cordial with the flowers - think fusty sweet coconuts. Not terribly conducive to kissing. Will be happier once the elderflower arrives, but for now it'll do.
by Nicky B
Sun May 11, 2014 8:41 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: The decomposition of love
Replies: 14
Views: 729

Re: The decomposition of love

Thanks so much all, This is the first thing I've written in months so it's a huge boost to get such a positive response. The idea behind this is that love starts with a kiss, and that brings a gradual decomposition of body and mind. Either a gradual rot that seeps through you (like a bruised apples)...
by Nicky B
Tue May 06, 2014 10:00 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: The decomposition of love
Replies: 14
Views: 729

The decomposition of love

From honeyed skin
stem bruised apple kisses,
lips firm with promise
indent my spine.

The flesh beneath
lies darkly sweetened,
inexorably spreading,
tenderised.
by Nicky B
Tue May 06, 2014 6:38 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Secret Society
Replies: 11
Views: 707

Re: Secret Society

Hi Seth, I'm a little rusty, have been struggling to read and write but this really drew me in. There's something very compulsive about the flow, and intriguing about the subject matter. It's interesting reading the others interpretation. Mine was originally that this was an admissions team for the ...
by Nicky B
Mon Jan 20, 2014 1:24 pm
Forum: Music and Song Lyric Discussion
Topic: Hi-de-ho
Replies: 3
Views: 1461

Re: Hi-de-ho

Very nice, but if you're gonna hi-de-ho it's always gonna have to be Cab......

by Nicky B
Thu May 30, 2013 2:19 pm
Forum: Music and Song Lyric Discussion
Topic: Louis Jordan - The gorse is in flower....
Replies: 10
Views: 3359

Re: Louis Jordan - The gorse is in flower....

Hurrah for inept social weebling on both our parts! Let the kiss chain continue....... Shadwell - I have a ridiculous and shameful crush on that track, I was compulsively listening to it for months and nearly ended up divorced!! David - those lyrics are absolutely appalling, but I'm wondering if the...
by Nicky B
Wed May 29, 2013 9:23 pm
Forum: Music and Song Lyric Discussion
Topic: Louis Jordan - The gorse is in flower....
Replies: 10
Views: 3359

Re: Louis Jordan - The gorse is in flower....

Oooops, sorry David, these are absolutely your lines - I thought you'd like this track so I married it with your lines. I loved this couplet of yours. This was my clunky, and possibly misguided, way of saying hello. I'll just to stick "hello" in future. Is this a faux pas on my part? Would you like ...
by Nicky B
Tue May 28, 2013 6:28 pm
Forum: Music and Song Lyric Discussion
Topic: Louis Jordan - The gorse is in flower....
Replies: 10
Views: 3359

Louis Jordan - The gorse is in flower....

....it must be kissing season (David's lines -not mine!!)

by Nicky B
Mon May 13, 2013 8:49 pm
Forum: Music and Song Lyric Discussion
Topic: Flowers in the bloody rain
Replies: 13
Views: 3213

Re: Flowers in the bloody rain

An antidote to the above.

Gotta love the bee..

by Nicky B
Wed Dec 12, 2012 9:41 pm
Forum: Music and Song Lyric Discussion
Topic: Curtis Mayfield - Keep On Keeping On
Replies: 4
Views: 1374

Re: Curtis Mayfield - Keep On Keeping On

Oh come on, it has to be superfly. I know it's obvious but it's bloody brilliant too. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cmo6MRYf5g&list=AL94UKMTqg-9BgifFbPmeJ7R_xN-lXmxpY&index=2[/youtube] But to be a little more interesting I will also add........ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtzRJgZG98I
by Nicky B
Wed Dec 12, 2012 9:33 pm
Forum: Music and Song Lyric Discussion
Topic: The Fall - Blindness
Replies: 4
Views: 1475

Re: The Fall - Blindness

Are you sure? Was alcohol involved?

John Peel's favourite band you know - so you are in good company
by Nicky B
Wed Dec 12, 2012 9:28 pm
Forum: Music and Song Lyric Discussion
Topic: Dave Brubeck, cheers
Replies: 3
Views: 752

Re: Dave Brubeck, cheers

This is great - I have nothing to add as I've never heard anything quite like this. Sorry! Enjoyed it muchly though!

Nicky B.
by Nicky B
Wed Dec 12, 2012 9:25 pm
Forum: Music and Song Lyric Discussion
Topic: Blue grass????
Replies: 3
Views: 991

Blue grass????

Blue grass? Not sure how you'd define this. She has a fab voice........

by Nicky B
Thu Oct 11, 2012 8:30 am
Forum: Music and Song Lyric Discussion
Topic: The Specials.....
Replies: 5
Views: 1789

Re: The Specials.....

Thanks David - nice to hear from you too. Oooo Pressure Drop, yes, that has to be one of the best. And liking Livingstone too. Back to the roots a bit.... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDfvXrMnJu0 This is also one of my favourites. It has many versions, but to my appalling ear this one edges toward...
by Nicky B
Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:24 am
Forum: Music and Song Lyric Discussion
Topic: The Specials.....
Replies: 5
Views: 1789

The Specials.....

Nothing fancy, nothing funny, just some guaranteed sunshine on a rainy day.

by Nicky B
Wed Aug 01, 2012 4:08 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Brief Encounter
Replies: 20
Views: 442

Re: Brief Encounter

*gasp* *gulp* *gasp*

Really do you think? Playing the long game? It can't be. It was never consummated so I'm sure if this was the case he would have tried again.

I can't comment on the quality of the poetry I'm afraid, I'm too preoccupied sharply in taking my breath.
by Nicky B
Mon May 28, 2012 6:58 pm
Forum: Prose/Fiction Discussion
Topic: Books to Film
Replies: 58
Views: 22447

Re: Books to Film

Can't add to this - but have been really enjoying the music - thank you for the education! (gives me even less faith in Baz's Gatsby, but you never can tell).
by Nicky B
Sat May 26, 2012 1:55 pm
Forum: Prose/Fiction Discussion
Topic: Books to Film
Replies: 58
Views: 22447

Re: Books to Film

Ah, maybe I should be less cynical. It's just that I love the book and generally loathe Hollywood. It never seems to manage "dark" very well. I can't see him including any 20s jazz in there - it's all going to be shitty disco music isn't it? We might have to take this outside to the music board. Muc...
by Nicky B
Fri May 25, 2012 8:31 pm
Forum: Prose/Fiction Discussion
Topic: Books to Film
Replies: 58
Views: 22447

Re: Books to Film

Oooo, and having found this thread, my recommendation would be The Princess Bride - book by William Goldman, film by someone else (I have no idea who). Both two of my favourites.

Nicky B.