Film Score Monthly
FSM HOME MESSAGE BOARD FSM CDs FSM ONLINE RESOURCES FUN STUFF ABOUT US  SEARCH FSM   
Search Terms: 
Search Within:   search tips 
You must log in or register to post.
  Go to page:    
 Posted:   Dec 21, 2021 - 5:14 PM   
 By:   Sir David of Barkeley   (Member)

Getting bogged down by rhymes. Must get a rhyming dictionary from the library.

Now I know how Stephen Sondeim felt!

 
 Posted:   Dec 23, 2021 - 4:54 PM   
 By:   Sir David of Barkeley   (Member)


(If he ever allows other kinds, I'll probably flood this place with my opinions on cats...)


The pressure of what little celebrity I've achieved here forced me to hurry this one out.

"Hello," said the cat to the gal.
"Feed me now and I'll make you my pal.
But 2 seconds of neglect?
To The Dark Side I'll defect!
And poop in your shoes... Yes, I shall!"


 
 Posted:   Dec 23, 2021 - 4:56 PM   
 By:   Sir David of Barkeley   (Member)


I'm talking to the archivist remotely. She's telling me that they might have to strike a new negative from the inter-positive.



She found one:

That TallGuy is no damned giraffe*
The way he makes everyone laffe.
It's his brains that account
For his jokes like a fount.
He's more clever than most blokes by haffe.

*Just watch the British pronunciation of this word be different than the American, thus wrecking my whole poetical edifice. smile

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 23, 2021 - 11:04 PM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

Funny AND inaccurate, all in five lines!

Don’t worry about the pronunciation, Sir David - southerners such as Bill will say girarfe, larf and harf. Northerners such as I will say giraffe, laff and … harf DAMMIT!

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 24, 2021 - 7:42 AM   
 By:   joan hue   (Member)

Sir David, you just gave me TWO wonderful Christmas presents, your limericks. Loved them. Also love TG telling us about different British accents.

Sir David, you were my Santa Claus today. Thank you.

 
 Posted:   Dec 25, 2021 - 7:18 AM   
 By:   dtw   (Member)

On the subject of varying regional pronunciation...

Where talking of Herrmann's concernèd,
It isn't a cinch to sound learnèd;
In fact it's quite hard
As the Yanks say "Bernard"
But the Brits will insist that it's "Bernard".

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 25, 2021 - 7:32 AM   
 By:   joan hue   (Member)

dtw, wonderful limerick. I've been waiting for your poetic return. Your play on accents is great.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 25, 2021 - 10:48 AM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

On the subject of varying regional pronunciation...

Where talking of Herrmann's concernèd,
It isn't a cinch to sound learnèd;
In fact it's quite hard
As the Yanks say "Bernard"
But the Brits will insist that it's "Bernard".



Great work - back with a vengeance!

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 25, 2021 - 12:38 PM   
 By:   Morricone   (Member)

I recently saw a doc called ENNIO
Of which music it had plenty o'
I loved every part
Morricone had heart
Proving as a composer he was not just any ol'.

 
 Posted:   Dec 28, 2021 - 5:10 PM   
 By:   Sir David of Barkeley   (Member)


Sir David, you were my Santa Claus today. Thank you.


MMY!

("Made My Year!") smile

 
 Posted:   Dec 28, 2021 - 5:11 PM   
 By:   Sir David of Barkeley   (Member)

On the subject of varying regional pronunciation...

Where talking of Herrmann's concernèd,
It isn't a cinch to sound learnèd;
In fact it's quite hard
As the Yanks say "Bernard"
But the Brits will insist that it's "Bernard".


Hitting 2 limerickal birds with one poem. Nice!

 
 Posted:   Dec 28, 2021 - 5:12 PM   
 By:   Sir David of Barkeley   (Member)

I recently saw a doc called ENNIO
Of which music it had plenty o'


There is genius in this particular rhyme!

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 17, 2022 - 2:52 PM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

Cheers, Kev, topical and funny.

I’m going to have a run at this now to try to add in the last limericks that made this thread disappear, with a bit of narrative to give them a little context. They’re mine unless attributed elsewhere.

First, linked with how hard this thread became to find, Jenkwombat pitched in to be helpful and certainly didn’t deserve the one that came to mind for him, for which I was grateful he took it in good heart...

Jenkwombat’s in a tight spot
Though he searches, nowhere has he got.
Now “wombat” means kind,
Persistent, refined,
And “jenk” is a word that meaning “not”.


Yavar’s just like a piranha
Every Goldsmith score he has to garner
His faves include S*P*Y*S
The Blue Max and The Prize
And the one like Carmina Burana


dtw gave his commentary on modern scoring:

The banging of pots and of pans
Is a score style with plenty of fans.
But if most sound the same
Folks are quick to cast blame -
The finger gets pointed at Hans.

And he also offered commentary on a disputed interview, the exact background to which escapes me at present:

The interview sounded quite moany
But has since been retracted as phoney.
In this late show of tact
Who exactly backtracked?
Marcel Anders? Playboy? Morricone?


Adam B. gave us:

The Die Hard soundtrack was a single CD
It ballooned to two, and is now three.
Kaman fans are thrilled
Their Christmas wish fulfilled
And that is just fine with me.

Williams’ Dracula, long thought lost
Produced by Varese at quite a high cost
I am quite glad
But Thor finds it sad
The old half hour disc can be tossed



After a gap on my participation on this thread, Joan mused on my absence, to which I commented:

Joan just accused me of shirking
My own thread! I feel like berserking!
The truth is, our Joanie,
My silence was stoney
Because, for a change, I was lurking.



Edw chimed in with a dubious thought -

On one point Joan and I do agree
Those Brits known and Bill and TG
Always act with such class
Neither acts like an ass
From scolding them Sones is quite free.



Manderley delightfully celebrated its return -


This thread once again re-appears
Every decade or 1 or 2 years
It’s so witty and clever
I am nothing but ever
Reduced to loud laughter and tears.



My birthday a couple of years ago:

Birthdays occur to the strongest,
The weakest, the rightest, the wrongest.
As I start a new year
One thing is quite clear -
Those who have most live the longest.



Jackfu again -

There once was a film score called “Die Hard”
To get it right meant you must try hard.
For they took Kamen’s work
And some cues they did jerk
So, to have them all you must now buy hard!



My ode to Graham...

I’m terribly fond of G Watt
I envy the lifestyle he’s got
The place he was born to
Plus the land he has gorn to
Makes him an Iberian Scot

And his reply...

I’m humbled to see that our Tall Guy
Believes that I’m really no small guy
A person reacts
Without knowing the facts
So how do we know who’s the fall guy?


dtw brought us back on topic, thankfully, with he following

Work with Hitchcock was fruitful for Benny:
He scored loads of his movies, but then he
Really wasn’t that certain
About doing Torn Curtain
And thenceforth he didn’t score any.


One of mine in tribute to a relatively new music love:

Mieczyslaw Weinberg (or “Moisey”)
Wondrous music deploys; he
Is not too well known
But his status has grown
And his stuff is sublime, never noisy.


But I’m giving the last, brilliant, word to dtw

Scrolling back through these limericks, I’m
Amazed at this paean to rhyme
There’s still the small matter of
Rhyming Amfitheatrof
But I’m sure we’ll achieve it, in time.



Bumped for jenkwombat, see above, mon ami.

 
You must log in or register to post.
  Go to page:    
© 2022 Film Score Monthly. All Rights Reserved...