[Dixielandjazz] Re: Poetry was Jazz Santa

Stephen Barbone barbonestreet at earthlink.net
Tue Dec 30 17:14:13 PST 2003

> From: "PJ Ladd" <pj.ladd at btopenworld.com>
> But we finally got lucky, as the leader kicked off the final medley.
>  The singer mauled ``The Christmas Son! g,?? a version Mel would have
>  found deadly,>
> Hi All
> Having sounded off about the proliferation of `like` instead of `as if` in
> current conversation please allow me to see out the Old Year in proper
> curmudgeonly style by saying that poetry is supposed to rhyme and scan.
> I thought everyone on this list had a background or at least an interest in
> music and I find it incomprehensible that anyone could quote `poetry` with
> an extra couple of bars stuck in the odd line, totally upsetting the beat.
> Some of the `poetry` we have had lately has been sugary and so banal that it
> would turn the stomach. That awful `Soldiers Christmas` was a case in point
> , but I can forgive that as we have a different sickmaking threshold than in
> the US, but not scanning is something "up with which I shall not put".
> I am off now to my little cottage by the sea for the New Year break and
> shall be out of touch until 2004 so Happy New Year, I love you all (exit
> Stage Left flailing arms, blowing kisses , throwing beads etc.

Aw, like come on Pat, "like" lighten up. ;-)

Happy New Year to thee
In your cottage by the sea
Throwing kisses and beads
While resolving good deeds


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