Sunday, 1 September 2019

SABBATICAL BLOGGEREL #7: Saving The Planet

A robotic post...

GIORGIO CONIGLIO IS ON SABBATICAL !!! 

DEFINITION:

'bloggerel' = doggerel found on a blog; in this case, prepared ahead and distributed at a later time by the blog's scheduling function, e.g. ...




The managers of this site do not wish you to remain without therapeutic nonsense and song at hand; we figure that you need a dose of this ancillary health-product at least once a week. So you can do the following:

1. Review on this blog the updated post listed below. The embedded photos, the ukulele chord charts, the fonts and even some of the song's verses may be new since you last looked.

"Coach the Nestlings"


2. Consider some of Giorgio's other parody-songs on the same topic, with the handy summary shown in the slide below (and, if you are lucky there will be hotlinks to let you navigate back and forth). 




CLICK ON THESE HOTLINKS

Dietary Notes
I Dreamed I'd Teach the World
Pen of Rabbits
Polyvinyl for Millenia
Starting Point 1948 
Stem Cells (Gene Cuisine)
The Climate Cynic's Song
"Trees" Updated
View of Earth
Walrus and Carpenter: Lowcountry Version


3. Check out the flickering embers on our sister blog devoted to wordplay and nonsense poetry "Edifying Nonsense". As Giorgio finished packing his bags, he posted a series of edifying collections of map-art imagery entitled...

 "Tourists' Palindromic Guide: The Old World "

4. Stay tuned, and there will likely be more revised and disguised singable material for you to relish, while Giorgio refreshes his circuits!   

Cluck here to go back to sabbatical post #6!
Cluck here to go back to sabbatical post #5!
Cluck here to go back to sabbatical-post #4!
Cluck here to go back to sabbatical-post #3!
Cluck here to go back to sabbatical-post #2!
Cluck here to go back, even further, to sabbatical-post #1!


HOLD THE FORT for an IMPORTANT NOTICE. Our two blogs are now being joined by a third member, a dream for those who want a source of poignant humour tinged with eco-sensitivity and photographic ingenuity delivered to their email queue daily. 
"DAILY Edification and NONSENSE" draws much of its source material from the collections of illustrated verses which are inspired by the world around us on the current blog;  admittedly, those posts can get rather long and ponderous as more material presents itself. On the new blog, each daily posting will have a single focus illustrated by blog-editor Giorgio Coniglio's iphone-camera revelations, by terse original poetry, and by references to impeccable and awesome internet sources. Best of all, they can be appreciated within two minutes at most, don't involve solving puzzles or dismantling  words, and it's easy to unsuscribe.
If you want to access these essential bits-of-fluff daily, the best approach is to subscribe by entering your email (harmlessly, it's protected!!!) into the 'gadget' at the top-right hand of one of the new blogposts.


See you daily, or as often as you like, on-line.



Thursday, 1 August 2019

SABBATICAL BLOGGEREL #6: Bidirectional Nonsense (PALINDROMES)

A robotic post...

GIORGIO CONIGLIO IS ON SABBATICAL !!! 

DEFINITION:

'bloggerel' = doggerel found on a blog; in this case, prepared ahead and distributed at a later time by the blog's scheduling function, e.g. ...







The managers of this site do not wish you to remain without therapeutic nonsense and song at hand; we figure that you need a dose of this ancillary health-product at least once a week. So you can do the following:

1. Review on this blog the updated post listed below. The embedded photos, the ukulele chord charts, the fonts and even some of the song's verses may be new since you last looked.

"Sin and Redemption"


2. Consider some of Giorgio's other parody-songs on the same topic, with the handy summary shown in the slide below (and, if you are lucky there will be hotlinks to let you navigate back and forth). 






CLICK ON THESE HOTLINKS
Gnats Stang: Gnus Sung
Palindromes of Evil
Sin and Redemption
Leigh's Palindrome Workshop


3. Check out the flickering embers on our sister blog devoted to wordplay and nonsense poetry "Edifying Nonsense". As Giorgio finished packing his bags, he posted an edifying collection of map-art imagery entitled...

 "Tourists' Palindromic Guide: The AMERICAS: "

4. Stay tuned, and there will likely be more revised and disguised singable material for you to relish, while Giorgio refreshes his circuits!   

Cluck here to go back to sabbatical post #5!
Cluck here to go back to sabbatical-post #4!
Cluck here to go back to sabbatical-post #3!
Cluck here to go back to sabbatical-post #2!
Cluck here to go back, even further, to sabbatical-post #1!

Monday, 1 July 2019

SABBATICAL BLOGGEREL #5: CANADA DAY (July1)

A robotic post...

GIORGIO CONIGLIO IS ON SABBATICAL !!! 

DEFINITION:

'bloggerel' = doggerel found on a blog; in this case, prepared ahead and distributed at a later time by the blog's scheduling function, e.g. ...









The managers of this site do not wish you to remain without therapeutic nonsense and song at hand; we figure that you need a dose of this ancillary health-product at least once a week. So you can do the following:

1. Review on this blog the updated post listed below. The embedded photos, the ukulele chord charts, the fonts and even some of the song's verses may be new since you last looked.

"A Sesquicentennial - CANADA DAY 2017"


2. Consider some of Giorgio's other parody-songs on the same topic, with the handy summary shown in the slide below (and, if you are lucky there will be hotlinks to let you navigate back and forth). 




HOTLINKS TO GIORGIO'S CANADIAN-THEMED PARODY-SONGS
Canoeing Lesson  (also known as "Canoe, Canoe, Canoe, Canoe, Canoe")


3. Check out the flickering embers on our sister blog devoted to wordplay and nonsense poetry "Edifying Nonsense". As Giorgio finished packing his bags, he posted the collection of poetic verses for you to enjoy entitled...

 "Limericks about BEACH RE-ENGINEERING"

4. Stay tuned, and there will likely be more revised and disguised singable material for you to relish, while Giorgio refreshes his circuits!   

Click/cluck here to go back to sabbatical-post #4!
Click/cluck here to go back to sabbatical-post #3!
Click/cluck here to go back to sabbatical-post #2!
Click/cluck here to go back, even further, to sabbatical-post #1!


Sunday, 16 June 2019

SABBATICAL BLOGGEREL #4: U.S. Executive Parody

A robotic post...

GIORGIO CONIGLIO IS ON SABBATICAL !!! 


DEFINITION:
 'bloggerel' = doggerel found on a blog; in this case, prepared ahead and distributed at a later time by the blog's automatic scheduling function, e.g. ....





Wikipedia: garden gnome



The managers of this site do not wish you to remain without therapeutic nonsense and song at hand; we figure that unless you drastically increase your prescribed drugs, you need a dose of this ancillary health-product at least once a week. So, you can do the following:

1. Review on this blog the updated post listed below. The embedded photos, the ukulele chord charts, the fonts and even some of the song's verses may be new since you last looked.

POST #196: "Jailhouse, Now",
 a spoof on an old Jimmie Rodgers' tune, as popularized in the Coen Brother's film "O Brother, Where Art Though?"


2. Consider some of Giorgio's other parody-songs on the same topic, with the handy summary shown in the slide below (and, if you are lucky there will be hotlinks to let you navigate back and forth). 




HOTLINKS to Giorgio's Parody-Songs about the 'U.S. EXECUTIVE', i.e. presidential branch 

3. Check out the flickering embers on our sister-blog devoted to wordplay and nonsense poetry "Edifying Nonsense". After Giorgio finished packing his bags, he posted a collection of illustrated poetic verses for you to enjoy entitled...'Immersible Bird-Verse: Limericks about Waterfowl'. Well, owing to editorial rearrangement and other shenanigans, you can now enjoy even more nonsense on the same topic. Click here to enjoy...

 "More Immersible Bird-Verse"

4. Stay tuned, and there will likely be more revised and disguised singable material for you to relish, while Giorgio refreshes his circuits! 

Cluck here to go back to sabbatical-post #3!
Cluck here to go back to sabbatical-post #2!
Cluck here to go back, even further, to sabbatical-post #1!

  

Saturday, 1 June 2019

SABBATICAL BLOGGEREL #3: Nuclear Weapons

A robotic post...

GIORGIO CONIGLIO IS ON SABBATICAL !!! 


DEFINITION:
 'bloggerel' = doggerel found on a blog; in this case, prepared ahead and distributed at a later time by the blog's automatic scheduling function, e.g. ....







The managers of this site do not wish you to remain without therapeutic nonsense and song at hand; we figure that unless you drastically increase your prescribed drugs, you need a dose of this ancillary health-product at least once a week. So, you can do the following:

1. Review on this blog the updated post listed below. The embedded photos, the ukulele chord charts, the fonts and even some of the song's verses may be new since you last looked.

POST #191: "RELIC SUBMARINES",
 a spoof on the Beatles' 'Yellow Submarine'

2. Consider some of Giorgio's other parody-songs on the same topic, with the handy summary shown in the slide below (and, if you are lucky there will be hotlinks to let you navigate back and forth). 



HOTLINKS TO GIORGIO'S PARODY-SONGS about NUCLEAR WEAPONS, etc.

3. Check out the flickering embers on our sister-blog devoted to wordplay and nonsense poetry "Edifying Nonsense". After Giorgio finished packing his bags, he posted a collection of illustrated poetic verses for you to enjoy entitled...

 "Limericks about WATERFOWL"

4. Stay tuned, and there will likely be more revised and disguised singable material for you to relish, while Giorgio refreshes his circuits! 


Click here to go back to sabbatical-post #2!
Click here to go back, even further, to sabbatical-post #1!

  

Thursday, 16 May 2019

SABBATICAL BLOGGEREL #2: Dante's "Inferno"

A robotic post...

GIORGIO CONIGLIO IS ON SABBATICAL !!! 

DEFINITION:
 'bloggerel' = doggerel found on a blog; in this case, prepared ahead and distributed at a later time by the blog's scheduling function, e.g. ...





The managers of this site do not wish you to remain without therapeutic nonsense and song at hand; we figure that unless you drastically increase your prescribed drugs, you need a dose of this ancillary health-product at least once a week. So you can do the following:

1. Review on this blog the updated post listed below. The embedded photos, the ukulele chord charts, the fonts and even some of the song's verses may be new since you last looked.

POST #113: Dante's "INFERNO", Canto #6: DANTE, GO AND SEE


2. Consider some of Giorgio's other parody-songs on the same topic, with the handy summary shown in the slide below (and, if you are lucky there will be hotlinks to let you navigate back and forth). 



HOTLINKS TO GIORGIO'S PARODY-SONGS about DANTE's "INFERNO"
Canto 1A: Dante’s Song
Canto 6: Dante, Go and See (Crayfish Étouffée)  - see above.


3. Check out the flickering embers on our sister-blog devoted to wordplay and nonsense poetry "Edifying Nonsense". After Giorgio finished packing his bags, he posted the collection of poetic verses for you to enjoy entitled...

 "In Stitches: The FABRIC ARTIST"


And back to Dante: On"Edifying Nonsense", Giorgio's series of humorous poems about a range of classic poetry, "Limericks about Classical Poetry".

4. Stay tuned, and there will likely be more revised and disguised singable material for you to relish, while Giorgio refreshes his circuits! 

Click here to go back to sabbatical-post #1 

Wednesday, 1 May 2019

SABBATICAL BLOGGEREL #1: Canadian-Themed Parodies

A robotic post...

GIORGIO CONIGLIO IS ON SABBATICAL !!! 

DEFINITION:

'bloggerel' = doggerel found on a blog; in this case, prepared ahead and distributed at a later time by the blog's scheduling function, e.g. ...


The managers of this site do not wish you to remain without therapeutic nonsense and song at hand; we figure that unless you drastically increase your prescribed drugs, you need a dose of this ancillary health-product at least once a week. So you can do the following:

1. Review on this blog the updated post listed below. The embedded photos, the ukulele chord charts, the fonts and even some of the song's verses may be new since you last looked.

POST #190: Canadian Canoeing Nostalgia: "LOST COUNTRY"


2. Consider some of Giorgio's other parody-songs on the same topic, with the handy summary shown in the slide below (and, if you are lucky there will be hotlinks to let you navigate back and forth). 




HOTLINKS TO GIORGIO'S CANADIAN-THEMED PARODY-SONGS
Canoeing Lesson  (also known as "Canoe, Canoe, Canoe, Canoe, Canoe")


3. Check out the flickering embers on our sister blog devoted to wordplay and nonsense poetry "Edifying Nonsense". As Giorgio finished packing his bags, he posted the collection of poetic verses for you to enjoy entitled...

 "Limericks about REPTILES (no snakes)"

And, back to canoeing: You can also discover Giorgio's related series of humorous poems about canoeing, "Reverse Strokes".

4. Stay tuned, and there will likely be more revised and disguised singable material for you to relish, while Giorgio refreshes his circuits!   

Tuesday, 16 April 2019

An environmental protest song: COACH the NESTLINGS

Post #198                                                                                             
PARODY-LYRICS 
ORIGINAL SONG: "Teach Your Children" 1970, lyrics by Graham Nash, recorded by Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young.

For reference, the original song is shown with ukulele chords at the bottom of the post.   

PARODY COMPOSED: Giorgio Coniglio, April 2019. 







COACH the NESTLINGS

(to the tune of Teach Your Children)





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The Original Song: 













Monday, 1 April 2019

WEST COAST NOSTALGIA: Al Jolson sings 'CALI (-fornia)'

Post #197                                                                                             
PARODY-LYRICS 
ORIGINAL SONG: "Swanee" 1919, music by George Gershwin, aged 20 at that point; lyrics by Irving Caesar; notably recorded by Al Jolson in 1920 and immediately became a major hit. (By today's standard, political incorrectness exudes from the YouTube video.)  Note that "California, Here I Come" 1924, often called 'the unofficial state song' of California, is a totally different creation, although popularized by the same artist.

For reference, the original song is shown with ukulele chords at the bottom of the post.   

PARODY COMPOSED: Giorgio Coniglio, April 2019; following a trip to California, photos were added to the verse-slides.


CALI  (-fornia)

(to the tune of Gershwin and Jolson's "Swanee")


CA’s your postal designation – 
Confusion for this old Canuck.
But I recall     
Having a ball                              
(As a kid down there I'd snuck).

I’m going back as an old codger,
To see my son in academe.
The kid’s no fool,     
In graduate school;
Together we’ll explore this meme.

Cali, how I love ya, how I love ya,
My dear old Cali.  
I’d give my URL to be                           
Among the geeks in S-I-L-I-C-O-N,     
That’s ‘Valley’. I could groove there! 
Should I move there? Silicon Valley.
To folks back home, I’ll  e-mail or post 
When I get to that old West Coast.

Muni, Muni
‘Round San Francisco: Muni.
Silicon Valley -
BART’s where I’ll leave my heart.

Cali: Fillmore Jazz and Alcatraz,
In my dear old Cali.  
Historic trolleys - fun
And cable cars climb halfway to the sun     
Or Santa Clara (San Jose – I lost my way!) 
There’s Jack Kerouac Alley
The City Lights will  be within reach 
At Little Italy / North Beach. 

Muni, Muni
I’ll fill my ‘Clipper’, Muni.
(They won’t take twonies)
BART’s where I’ll leave my heart.

Cali, here I come, I’ll sing and strum, 
'Bout my dear old Cali.  
('Cause when I'm gone I'll mourn                           
Not being there in C-A-L-I California.)     
Cali: How to get there? 
I could jet there! I’ll need to rally.
To folks back east, sure, I’ll brag and I’ll boast,
When I go to that West Coast, 
I'll dally at the best coast, 
When I go that old West Coast.






UKULELE-FRIENDLY FORMAT (and guitar, too!)
(Click on any chord-chart slide to move to 'song-presentation mode'; then navigate through thumbnails at bottom of page.)

C-tuned Ukulele specifics:
C+5 = 1003;  Cm = 0333;  G#7 = 1323;  Dm7 = 2213;  G7sus = 0213;  Dm6 = 2212. 

































PARODY LINK

The original song appears to have been parodied only occasionally. Nonetheless, readers may be quite interested to review a parody concocted in 2005 by 'Airfarcewon' on AmIRight, a song-lyrics website with almost 90,000 entries.
Lyrics for the song "Salami" can be found here.




ORIGINAL LYRICS
(click on any verse chart to move to thumbnail selection mode; this will allow you to compare the original with the parody-song at your ease)