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by Bombadil
Sun Jan 23, 2011 8:33 pm
Forum: Music and Song Lyric Discussion
Topic: KT Tunstall
Replies: 3
Views: 323

Re: KT Tunstall

I play this in my Writing classes all the time. I love how she builds the song from just clapping into a near cacophony.
by Bombadil
Sat Jan 22, 2011 8:37 pm
Forum: Prose/Fiction Discussion
Topic: Who's reading what?
Replies: 466
Views: 140400

Re: Who's reading what?

Heh. Yosemite put you much, much closer to me.

I live an hour from the gate.

Next time, mate.

Where's your daughter attending?
by Bombadil
Sat Jan 22, 2011 8:27 pm
Forum: Prose/Fiction Discussion
Topic: Who's reading what?
Replies: 466
Views: 140400

Re: Who's reading what?

You were three hours away...should've looked me up. Were you visiting San Francisco?
by Bombadil
Sat Jan 22, 2011 4:33 pm
Forum: Prose/Fiction Discussion
Topic: Who's reading what?
Replies: 466
Views: 140400

Re: Who's reading what?

David,

JCO is indeed prolific. Something like 15 short story collections and 90 novels. The Wonderland Quartet, of which Garden of Earthly Delights is I believe the first, is as good a place as any to wade into the Oatesiness.

Cheers,

K.
by Bombadil
Wed Dec 29, 2010 2:57 am
Forum: Music and Song Lyric Discussion
Topic: Warren Zevon
Replies: 1
Views: 194

Warren Zevon

I'm rediscovering the man...impressed at every turn.
by Bombadil
Wed Dec 29, 2010 2:51 am
Forum: Music and Song Lyric Discussion
Topic: Xavier Rudd
Replies: 1
Views: 214

Re: Xavier Rudd

Sweet. I like Rudd, particularly his version of "No Woman, No Cry."

Cheers,

K.
by Bombadil
Wed Dec 29, 2010 2:49 am
Forum: Music and Song Lyric Discussion
Topic: Bocelli/Brightman - "Time to Say Goodbye"
Replies: 4
Views: 345

Re: Bocelli/Brightman - "Time to Say Goodbye"

I can't stand Brightman, here. I concur, hamster all the way. Also, you'd think that she'd bother to pronounce the words correctly...

Bocelli is awesome as always, though.
by Bombadil
Wed Dec 29, 2010 2:45 am
Forum: Prose/Fiction Discussion
Topic: Who's reading what?
Replies: 466
Views: 140400

Re: Who's reading what?

A Garden of Earthly Delights by Joyce Carol Oates.
by Bombadil
Thu May 06, 2010 7:17 am
Forum: Music and Song Lyric Discussion
Topic: Dylan Covers
Replies: 10
Views: 607

Dylan Covers

David's Peyroux post put me in mind of this one:




Any more come to mind?
by Bombadil
Thu Apr 29, 2010 12:46 am
Forum: Poetry Discussion
Topic: Fresno California's own Phil Levine
Replies: 3
Views: 525

Fresno California's own Phil Levine

What Work Is We stand in the rain in a long line waiting at Ford Highland Park. For work. You know what work is--if you're old enough to read this you know what work is, although you may not do it. Forget you. This is about waiting, shifting from one foot to another. Feeling the light rain falling l...
by Bombadil
Mon Apr 12, 2010 12:39 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Hawks
Replies: 4
Views: 218

Hawks

Aerie: in an empty field, across from pistachio trees, dropped onto a creosote post, corseted by telephone wires. Elemental squatters. Red tails, they say, mate for life. But this seems like the first nest they’ve built: a pokey reed-basket. A pincushion: all passion and no skill. Soon, the pole’s c...
by Bombadil
Sun Apr 11, 2010 10:18 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Glass fruit
Replies: 12
Views: 641

Re: Glass fruit

Mic, That last stanza is an ass-kicker. Wonderfully done. I think a bit more could be done with the swingers...that is, more could be done to draw out the dichotomy you seem to be working for. As it stands right now, it seems that the chandelier (untested though it may be) exists only for a kitschy ...
by Bombadil
Sat Apr 10, 2010 2:53 am
Forum: Poetry Discussion
Topic: Poetry is Form - Discuss?
Replies: 20
Views: 1417

Re: Poetry is Form - Discuss?

It should be noted, though, that Frosty never really broke form.

I think the rest of the quote runs somewhere along the lines of: You could do it, but why would you want to?

I could be paraphrasing, just a touch.
by Bombadil
Sat Apr 10, 2010 2:30 am
Forum: Post-a-Translation
Topic: Eine Welke by Rilke
Replies: 6
Views: 3721

Re: Eine Welke by Rilke

You bastard. You picked up German without me. Although, wait...did I tell you to do that? No, I probably told you to shoot for French--better chick prospects there. But damn I love Rilke. And Goethe. You little fucker. I love you, but I'm gonna have to pound on you just a little bit. Oh. Well done b...
by Bombadil
Sat Apr 10, 2010 2:27 am
Forum: Post Visual Art
Topic: Topless
Replies: 6
Views: 999

Re: Topless

But look at how many views the thread has gotten!

I've been back two or three times, just hoping....
by Bombadil
Sat Apr 10, 2010 2:26 am
Forum: Poetry Discussion
Topic: Poetry is Form - Discuss?
Replies: 20
Views: 1417

Re: Poetry is Form - Discuss?

Well, certainly form can be poetic (though Baywatch must surely represent a canned piece of Petrarch), but poetry need not have form to be so. At least not insofar as it has been defined by Brian, methinks. This is a tough one, though, since language itself relies on formal conventions, however flui...
by Bombadil
Sat Apr 10, 2010 2:16 am
Forum: Any Other Business
Topic: Crisis? What crisis?
Replies: 12
Views: 1647

Re: Crisis? What crisis?

Fook diplomacy! Well, speaking as a member of the North American exotica who has bled out the butt and burned out, I'm glad to be back. But I would qualify that PG isn't dying. Slipping into curmudgeon mode now: I remember when the board was largely comprised of kris, Arco, and I. That was dodgy, le...
by Bombadil
Sat Apr 10, 2010 1:14 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Faustian
Replies: 7
Views: 409

Re: Faustian

Hey Caleb! Good to see your residual self again. I'm going to try to revise III this weekend. Thanks to Sharra as well. I went back to school, bro. I'm slogging through me masters now, which means I can teach the freshman english classes. Fruit was too dull, I needed to flex my inner dictator. Cheer...
by Bombadil
Mon Apr 05, 2010 6:14 pm
Forum: Hello, Good Evening and Welcome
Topic: Hello
Replies: 3
Views: 881

Re: Hello

Welcome.

Love me some Ginsberg.

You should fit in just fine at the Graves.

Cheers,

TB
by Bombadil
Mon Apr 05, 2010 1:16 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Genghis Khan in Love
Replies: 2
Views: 183

Re: Genghis Khan in Love

"horses either dead or dust" Great line. I'm not sure, but maybe the rhythm of the piece could be improved by replacing many of the conjunctions and filler words (and, while, still, yet) with some judiciously applied punctuation? Worth a look, perhaps. Also, I'm not sure I like "ablaze." Cheers, Keith
by Bombadil
Sun Apr 04, 2010 11:16 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Faustian
Replies: 7
Views: 409

Re: Faustian

Oy. New slang from one of my students seems adequate for me here:

Fucktarded.

Jesus. And I used to be the spelling Nazi on the site.

I need not to post when drunk and sad.
by Bombadil
Sun Apr 04, 2010 11:11 pm
Forum: Music and Song Lyric Discussion
Topic: Leonard Cohen
Replies: 17
Views: 1422

Re: Leonard Cohen

Hey, mine's younger than yours!

Old balls are a bit of a hang up...
by Bombadil
Sun Apr 04, 2010 10:34 pm
Forum: Music and Song Lyric Discussion
Topic: Leonard Cohen
Replies: 17
Views: 1422

Re: Leonard Cohen

I was hoping you'd chime in Kris!

I knew you liked old Leonard around the same way that I like Dylan: admiration and awe. And just a bit of a gay crush.


Cheers,

Keith
by Bombadil
Sun Apr 04, 2010 9:37 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Trepanning eggs
Replies: 13
Views: 900

Re: Trepanning eggs

Reminiscent of the Love Song of J. Alfred Fuckedwit (as renamed by Barrie).

A nice bit of morbidity.

Cheers,

K.
by Bombadil
Sun Apr 04, 2010 5:23 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Faustian
Replies: 7
Views: 409

Faustian

I. The split sided saviour’s corpse has been placed in the pit. Rocked in. Apostles have hidden their rooster-shit faces three times more. It’s a lonely feeling when your purpose dies at its crowning—king of skulls. Saturday. The seder meal rots slowly. Flies have no respect for the dead son of God....