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by Amadeus
Wed Jan 20, 2010 10:54 pm
Forum: Music and Song Lyric Discussion
Topic: Covers
Replies: 40
Views: 2430

Re: Covers

Danny Boy as covered by Jackie Wilson. Mesmerising



Gaz
by Amadeus
Mon Jan 18, 2010 8:00 pm
Forum: Prose/Fiction Discussion
Topic: Jack Kerouac on Steve Allen Show
Replies: 5
Views: 3173

Re: Jack Kerouac on Steve Allen Show

Sorry, I'm a musician but I still find the piano playing intrusive, irritating and belittling to the interviewee. Not only is he asking stupid questions he's not interested in the answers, he just wants to play cocktail twiddles over everything. Aaagh... Marc Hi marc. Although it might look a littl...
by Amadeus
Wed Jan 13, 2010 4:20 am
Forum: Prose/Fiction Discussion
Topic: Jack Kerouac on Steve Allen Show
Replies: 5
Views: 3173

Re: Jackl Kerouac on Steve Allen Show

Also here's a link to a documentary series



Gaz
by Amadeus
Wed Jan 13, 2010 4:16 am
Forum: Prose/Fiction Discussion
Topic: Jack Kerouac on Steve Allen Show
Replies: 5
Views: 3173

Jack Kerouac on Steve Allen Show

Check out this interview with Jack kerouac on the Steve Allen show, which includes a reading from On The Road & Visions of Cody accompanied by Allen on the piano.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzCF6hgE ... re=related[/youtube]

Gaz
by Amadeus
Sun Jan 10, 2010 11:39 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Lao Tzu on the Way back from Tesco's in the snow
Replies: 17
Views: 3499

Re: Lao Tzu on the Way back from Tesco's in the snow

Hiya geoff. Loved this one. Great imagery nicely captured. However I am a little bit uneasy with the torville and dean reference, and Im not even sure why. I can imagine the older fellow saying it, which is quite amusing, but at the same time I'm not sure if you need it there..?

Regards
Gaz
by Amadeus
Sun Jan 10, 2010 12:25 pm
Forum: Prose/Fiction Discussion
Topic: Sherlock Holmes - best detective ever?
Replies: 16
Views: 4138

Re: Sherlock Holmes - best detective ever?

Dr House....


gaz
by Amadeus
Sun Jan 10, 2010 12:03 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: A Non-PC Paean to (Youngish) Ladies
Replies: 4
Views: 369

Re: A Non-PC Paean to (Youngish) Ladies

A bit over my head this one. I think I may have worn my dictionary out, but then that's just me being a bit thick really....

Not so sure of why Nereidae is in there. Im sure it has a good reason and again its a case of me being thick though......

Regards
Gaz
by Amadeus
Sat Jan 09, 2010 10:14 pm
Forum: Music and Song Lyric Discussion
Topic: Beth Nielsen Chapman - Every December Sky
Replies: 2
Views: 369

Re: Beth Nielsen Chapman - Every December Sky

Nice song. Never heard of her before. Thanks for sharing.

Gaz
by Amadeus
Fri Jan 08, 2010 8:31 pm
Forum: Any Other Business
Topic: University stuff
Replies: 15
Views: 1568

Re: University stuff

A friend of mine went Liverpool Uni and was mugged three times during his time there. He tells the great story of when three asailants pinned him down on the floor and forced him to sing christmas carols for about ten minutes. Great city though. Typical of the scouse humour! :P

Gaz
by Amadeus
Fri Jan 08, 2010 6:16 pm
Forum: Music and Song Lyric Discussion
Topic: Tracy Chapman - Fast Car
Replies: 4
Views: 500

Re: Tracy Chapman - Fast Car

For a long time I was under the impression that she was dead, and was gutted cos I really wanted to see her live. Then I discovered that she actually is alive.............

Gaz
by Amadeus
Fri Jan 08, 2010 6:11 pm
Forum: Music and Song Lyric Discussion
Topic: Sad songs (add one of your own)
Replies: 42
Views: 2966

Re: Sad songs (add one of your own)

The song was inspired by McTell's experiences busking and hitchhiking throughout Europe, especially in London and Paris; although the individual stories are taken from Parisians, London is chosen for its arguably more sonorous name. Apparently the song was originally written as The Streets of Paris...
by Amadeus
Fri Jan 08, 2010 12:55 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: Bushmill Safari
Replies: 5
Views: 1166

Re: Bushmill Safari

btw I can't play keyboard (apart from simple chord progressions) so my skills are definitely suckier than yours. That means all I can do is wish you good luck, especially with the solo in the middle! :o Didn't even think about the solo! Think some arpeggio's are gonna have to be in order! Cheers Gaz
by Amadeus
Fri Jan 08, 2010 12:40 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: Winter remember the autumn leaves.
Replies: 5
Views: 507

Re: Winter remember the autumn leaves.

I think I get what you're trying to say here, but I don't see it very clearly, and I think the main reason for that is the absence of correct grammar, punctuation and metre here. It makes it very difficult to read and understand. I like a lot of the imagery in the poem, especially the image of the c...
by Amadeus
Wed Jan 06, 2010 11:26 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: Bushmill Safari
Replies: 5
Views: 1166

Re: Bushmill Safari

Hi Geoff. thanks for the crit! Nice to see that there is at least someone still on here lol. I like it and I'm getting a Randy Newman piano vibe from it. Im glad you got that. That's exactly what I was going for. Well, that and an early Tom Waits kind of feel. I suspect that when you get down to wri...
by Amadeus
Wed Jan 06, 2010 11:13 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: Last one of my friends.
Replies: 5
Views: 430

Re: Last one of my friends.

Another of my friends, a little stolen i fear but this cornishman needs a chance and some courage.AC I must go down to the seas again, for the call of the running tide, i must go down to the seas again with a true friend by my side. To share the sound of the pounding surf and the smell of the fines...
by Amadeus
Tue Jan 05, 2010 8:38 pm
Forum: Poetry Exercises
Topic: Exercise - Cynghanedd (Inner Harmony)
Replies: 2
Views: 21944

Exercise - Cynghanedd (Inner Harmony)

I thought I'd post an introduction into the world of Cynghanedd, which is a form of Welsh poetry, and within the Welsh literature community, is regarded as the highest form, and the most difficult to master. National Eistoddfodau (literature competitions) devote entire section to just this form. Som...
by Amadeus
Tue Jan 05, 2010 1:56 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: Harlequins (was, Do you ect?)
Replies: 10
Views: 1264

Re: Harlequins (was, Do you ect?)

Good stuff Dante. Particularly like how the imagery of the nightclub reflects something more ancient, like a tribe dancing around a fire, perhaps like shamans high on ayahuaska. Feels like the circle of life I guess. No matter how many years pass, we're always going to be getting of our heads on int...
by Amadeus
Tue Jan 05, 2010 1:49 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: Is this Tanka?
Replies: 6
Views: 434

Re: Is this Tanka?

I search here and beyond my eyes miss you lonley warm heart, cold because your gone ........................... Covering the place snow falls painting all white freezing water dead fish in the pond :oops: just trying. Hi there Annie. I'm not particularly familiar with Tanka, so Im afraid Im not abl...
by Amadeus
Tue Jan 05, 2010 1:44 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: the one and only
Replies: 4
Views: 1080

Re: the one and only

Hi Shaner. Welcome to the boards.

As Dave says, the song would be easier to understand with music, as it's written in a very squashed way if you know what I mean.

Out of curiosity, is this written as spoken word?

Gaz
by Amadeus
Tue Jan 05, 2010 4:23 am
Forum: Poetry Discussion
Topic: Favourite Line or Couplet
Replies: 25
Views: 4972

Re: Favourite Line or Couplet

As Arian said really. So much to choose from but one line that really struck me was

And Louise holds a handful of rain tempting you to defy it

Bob Dylan - Visions of Johanna

Gaz
by Amadeus
Tue Jan 05, 2010 3:13 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: Bushmill Safari
Replies: 5
Views: 1166

Bushmill Safari

Hello again guys. Just thought I'd post up something that I've been working on. This is a working progress, and as such this a rough first draft of the song. I haven't posted it with an mp3 for two reasons, the first being that I simply haven't composed the music yet (;-0), but also I'd like to see ...
by Amadeus
Fri Jul 10, 2009 3:11 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: August stars
Replies: 10
Views: 933

Re: August stars

Not a word wasted here is there? Very poignant piece I felt. Esp like the metaphor of the last two stanzas. Spoke volumes to me.

Regards
Gaz
by Amadeus
Fri Jul 10, 2009 10:48 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Winter Garden
Replies: 8
Views: 600

Re: Winter Garden

Nice imagery in here Ros. Just one thing that I find slightly unclear though (and that may be your intention, I don't know) is the line

"swirling clouds gathered"

as it is preceded by a comma, which suggests that the children are swirling them. Have I got that right?

Regards
Gaz
by Amadeus
Fri Jul 10, 2009 10:34 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: 'Oh,Kolkata! My Kokata!'
Replies: 12
Views: 869

Re: 'Oh,Kolkata! My Kokata!'

Nicely done Aru. The imagery reminds me of something Ezra Pound would write, and jerks neatly into a more dramatic "O Kolkata!", a stark lingual juxtaposition when we consider the silky tones of the prevailing stanzas, and I think that's key really isn't it, as this verse is a modern take on an olde...
by Amadeus
Fri Jul 10, 2009 10:17 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Blue for Rachel
Replies: 6
Views: 563

Re: Blue for Rachel

Hi Ray. That was the line I was unsure of. I guess it depends on what the verse means to you really, as something older might not be recognisable. Sorry if that seems abstract although im trying to explain what i meant by not giving away the meaning of the poem.... :? lol

Regards
Gaz