Monday, 31 December 2018

BLOG SUMMARY for 2018 (and part of 2019): Sequentially Silly Songs and Satire

BLOG SUMMARY:

Nothing that's remarkably new here, other than some order imposed on the chaos. But, it did take a lot of work to summarize what we had concocted for the previous calendar year.
 Having accomplished this task, we thought - "that's a good idea!", so a similar project has been completed and is available here for 2017 song-lyrics. And at some point down the road, we will complete similar summaries for our wordplay blog "EDIFYING NONSENSE".
In the meantime, with a touch of probing, you can find most of this information in the righthand thumbnails found on all the blogposts -- just click on the year and month to reveal the linked titles!

Technical Note: Each jpeg 'slide' embedded in the blog is protected and cannot be linked, so the hotlinks are listed under each slide. Click on those profitably, sing along and enjoy!   Giorgio.





HOTLINKS and keywords
Coastal Carolina  environment, travels, South Carolina, limerick medley 
Icelandic Saga   travels, geology, nonsense, personal 
Robbie Burns Day  multiculturalism, poetry, holidays
Online Etymology Help  wordplay, software/tech, limerick medley
Vancouver's Isle  travel, weather, Canada, personal
Pisa's Lean Trattoria  medical issues, food and diet, Italian culture 
Verse!   poetry, classic limericks
Dark Schemes  U.S. political satire, Russian culture, classic limericks
Broken Arrows  folk/protest song, nuclear weapons, South Carolina
Brennan's Tweet  U.S. political satire




HOTLINKS and keywords
Census of Blogposts by Topic cumulated for 2013 to 2019 (+/-)
Walrus and Carpenter (lowcountry version)  environment, fantasy, South Carolina
I Get a Kick Out Of Me (Cole Porter spoof)  guest contributor, swing era
Rosenstein  U.S. political satire 
Turandot  fantasy, golden oldies, opera
My Blue Sit-on  boating, personal 
Indiana Song  (Mike Pence 'tribute' by columnist G.Will)  U.S. political satire
Ballad of Giuliani #1  U.S. political satire
Ballad of Giuliani #2 ( columnist M. Boot)  U.S. political satire 

HOTLINKS and keywords
Something to Groan About  Canada, holidays, folk/protest, nuclear weapons
You Claim It's Your Land  folk/protest, U.S., holidays, wordplay
Helsinki Summit Update  U.S. political satire, limerick medley, fantasy
Gun-Toting Phyllis  folk/protest, mental illness, limerick medley
Leigh Mercer's Palindrome Workshop  fantasy, wordplay, limerick medley
Constantinopolis  history, fantasy, travels, classic languages
Funniversary Song  retirement, relationships, domestic issues, South Carolina



HOTLINKS and keywords
Clothing Moth Hat Dance  fantasy, plants and animals, domestic issues
Hallowe'en 2018  black humor,  limerick medley
Turkey Leftovers  history, holidays, plants and animals, media
More Novel Melodies  musical manipulation, classic limericks
Lost Country  boating, Canada, romance
Relic Submarines  history, folk/protest, nuclear weapons, South Carolina 



HOTLINKS and keywords
January for Scots  multiculturalism, mathematics, poetry
Jake                musical talent, tribute, ukulele
Get Me Roger Stone  U.S. political satire
Vlad Putin's Blogger  U.S. political satire
Kooky Presidential Views  U.S. political satire
Jailhouse, Now  U.S. political satire  
Cali(-fornia)  travels, domestic issues



LIST OF KEYWORDS

adolescence
alcohol and drugs
black (macabre) humour
boating
Canada
classic languages
classic limericks
classical composers
domestic issues
environment
etymology
fantasy
folk/protest
food and diet
gardens
geology
golden oldies
guest contributor
health/medical issues
history
holidays
Italian culture
Jewish culture
limerick medley
literature
legends/myths
mathematics
musical talent
multiculturalism
nonsense
nuclear weapons
personal
plants and animals
poetry
profanity
poisons
relationships
retirement
romance
Russian culture
software/tech
South Carolina
swing era
travels
tribute
ukulele
weather
wordplay
word structure








Wednesday, 5 December 2018

More 'NOVEL MELODIES for SINGING LIMERICKS': a continuation

POST #189
Song Medley with Adapted Limerick Verses, a continuation of post #136, where you find the first five melodies in the series.

ORIGINAL SONGS: as per links.
LINKED LIMERICK MEDLEYS: Lyrics by Giorgio Coniglio set to the music of the indicated songs, mostly shown in previous blogposts.
SATIRE COMPOSED: Giorgio Coniglio, 2017 and 2018. Hotlinks are given for  posts using these new musical adaptations, and will be updated when possible.



NOVEL MELODIES for SINGING LIMERICKS














6. "OCHI CHORNYE" ("DARK EYES" – ‘traditional’ Russian 1884)
Oh, those gorgeous eyes, dark and glorious eyes
Burn-with-passion eyes, how you hypnotize.
How I adore you so, / how I fear you though
Since I say you glow! Now my spirit’s low!

Limerick Adaptation 
(Moderate changes)
Once was oligarch from Nantucket
Stuck all cash in pail. Tax? He’d duck it.
But his daughter Nan / Had a man with plan --
Informed KGB, then stole bucket.


Hotlink to lyrics blogpost "RUSSIAN HACKING: Red Army Choir Sings Classical Limericks".


7. "ODE TO JOY" ("AN DIE FREUDE"; adapted  by L. von Beethoven 1824 for his Ninth [choral] Symphony 
from a poem by Friedrich Schiller 1785; designated the Anthem of Europe in 1972.)
Deine Zauber binden wieder
Was die Mode streng geteilt;
Alle Menschen werden Brüder
Wo dein sanfter Flügel weilt.

Limerick Adaptation (significant changes)
In a case that Freud had mentioned,
Dean hid fortune in a can.
Daughter Joy found lottery winnings,
Filched his bucket; off she ran.


Hotlink to Wikipedia 'ODE TO JOY'.


8. THE SLOOP ‘JOHN B’ (traditional Bahamian, recorded by Kingston Trio 1958)
Oh, we came on the sloop ‘John B’ – my grandfather and me
‘Round Nassau town we did roam.
Drinkin’ all night, we got into a fight.
Oh, I feel so break-up, I wanna go home.

Limerick Adaptation (significant changes)
My Grandpa felt out of luck; on Nantucket he was stuck,
So credit cards and cash he hid in a pail;
Til his daughter Nan / rowed off with her man;
They’d plucked Pop's bucket, but now they’re in jail.


Hotlink to Wikipedia 'THE SLOOP JOHN B'.



UKULELE FRIENDLY VERSION (and guitar, too!)

C-tuned ukulele specifics:
DARK EYES (Ochi Chornye)
Gm = 0213
AN DIE FREUDE (Ode to Joy)
Bb = 3211;  Bbs2 = 3213; F7 = 2310














At this point you might wish to return to the post 'Singable Lyrics: Novel Melodies for Limericks' HERE



HOT LINKS TO Giorgio's SONGS ABOUT LIMERICKS
Dark Schemes (Russian Hacking)
Novel Melodies
Simple Twist of Verse
(Another) Simple Twist of Verse
(Yet another) Simple Twist of Verse
Verse!