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17 hours ago, TheAuldGrump said:

Eric Bogle's Do You Know Any Dylan

Spoiled because long set of lyrics -

 

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At the age of nineteen, I was young, I was keen,
And I had just one burning ambition:
To be a folksinger, a dope-smoking swinger
Sing songs that were steeped in tradition.


So I bought a guitar and I practiced real hard
I wasn't much good, but I was willin',
'Til to my chagrin, my girlfriend came in
And she said: "Can you sing any Dylan?"

 

I said, "No! No! A thousand times no!
I'd rather see my lifeblood spillin'.
I'll sing anything, even 'God Save The King,'
But I just won't sing any Bob Dylan. "

 

And with my guitar I traveled real far,
Trying to gain recognition.
I sung "The Wild Rover" from Dundee to Dover,
In pubs, clubs and in seaman's missions.


I traveled the road for seven long years,
My pace, it really was killin'.
And everywhere I went, from Gwydir  to Qwent ,
They would say, "Can you sing any Dylan? "

 

I'd say, "No! No! A thousand times no!
I'd rather see my lifeblood spillin'.
I'll sing anything, even 'God Save The King,'
But I just won't sing any Bob Dylan. "

 

Well, I struggled on, but the magic was gone,
I only had a deep sense of failure.
I thought then I'd go to where all failures go,
So I boarded a ship for Australia.


When I landed at Sydney, the sun it shone down
On a view that was lovely and thrillin',
'Til spotting my case, with a smile on his face,
Customs said: "Can you sing any Dylan, -- mate?"

 

I said, "No! No! A thousand times no! [HEAVY AUSTRALIAN ACCENT]
I'd rather see my lifeblood spillin'.
I'll sing anything, even 'God Save The King,'
But I just won't sing any Bob Dylan."

 

And ever since then, again and again,
I've been asked the same bloody question.
And I usually reply, in me own quiet way,
With a totally indecent suggestion.


But the last straw came one night at a Sydney motel,
Where I had a young girl who was willin'.
As she took off her dress she said, "I'll say yes
If only you sing some Bob Dylan, -- big boy."

 

I said, "Hang on a second!"

I said, "No! No! A thousand times no!
I'd rather see my lifeblood spillin'.
I'll sing anything, even 'God Save The King,'
But I just won't sing any Bob Dylan. "

 

But I tell you, my friend, that was the end
Of all my traditional aspirations.
If bein' a folkie was gonna cut off my nookie
There was one way to end my frustration.


The next night I sang at my local folk club,
Where the audience as usual was millin',
'Til I took off my coat and I ruptured my throat
And I sang just like Bob Dylan:

 

[IMITATES DYLAN:] "Come, gather round, people, wherever you roam...[etc.]
[FIRST VERSE OF "The Times They Are A-Changin'"]

 

Well, the audience went wild, mens, womens and childs,
And they clapped 'til their raw hands were bleedin'.
And they said, so to speak, that my style was "unique,"
And just what the Australian folk scene was needin'.


So all you young folkies who bash out a chord,
If you want to attain the top billin',
Just murder good prose and sing through your nose
And then you'll sing just like Bob Dylan.
[IMITATES DYLAN AGAIN].
 

 

 

 

The Auld Grump - the other song is Singing Through Your Nose....

No Steelers Wheel?  Though many people seem to think that “Stuck in the Middle With You” IS Dylan if you paid attention to the labels/tags on p2p sharing sites back in the day. 

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29 minutes ago, Pingo said:

 

It’s always hard when someone you love is ill, especially when you can’t explain to them what’s going on. My sympathies.

It's really the worst. 

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Spent another fun evening at the ER verifying that my terrible chest pain was, once again, esophageal spasms.  As a bonus, it took them FOUR attempts to get an IV into me.  <_< Two visits within a month was enough to convince them that I shouldn't "follow up with my primary", instead I'm to follow up with a GI doc.  Could have told them that to begin with. 

 

Obviously travel is not agreeing with me.  Since I hadn't gotten around to buying plane tickets to RCon yet, I'm seriously considering cancelling the trip.  At the very least going to wait a few days and call the GI doc first.  

 

Hope Lucy's feeling better, Crowley.  Currently experiencing a lot of sympathy for anyone who's not feeling well.  

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Having a bt of a lazy day today...   

Watching TV(The 'receiver box' hooked up to my broadband is capable of streaming TV programs from a week ago. It's nice to be able to pick the good ones... )

 

Anyway, a little picture...

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I lifted the cover on my resin printer and took a quick picture.

( did not look directly at the light, I only looked through the viewfinder of my camera.)

 

Anyway, that's about halfway through a 10.5hour print job using 'clear' resin. 

looks real good with that bluish light. 

 

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20 hours ago, TheAuldGrump said:

I did not know this, but it is not entirely a surprise - the fandom took a toxic turn that it has not recovered from, though there is progress.

 

Leading to wonderful things like NAMBLA (or Why Grump No Longer Reads Marion Zimmer Bradley).

 

I just looked that up. :blink:

 

Now I feel like crap, I LOVED Mists of Avalon, and used to recommend it to EVERYONE at both Border's and BAM.

 

 

20 hours ago, TheAuldGrump said:

Gamergate was just an extension of already inherent thread of *BLEEP!*ery in the community.

 

A few years ago, when Megan and I went to a local anime, fantasy, and SF convention, one of the merry convention goers felt free to, well, get handsy with Megan's derriere while in an elevator. Seldom have I felt a greater urge to slam the back of someone's head into an elevator wall.

 

I am pretty sure I made my opinion known, he spent the rest of the trip pressed against the far wall, and crossed the halls when he saw us coming from that point on.

 

But we have been conspicuously absent from PortCon ever since.

 

I don't think I actually said a word to the lackwit. (Teens, but old enough to know better. Hell, Brigid is old enough to know better.)

 

Your MOUTH wasn't saying anything. Your eyes were snapping his arms off and beating him to death with them.

 

It wasn't just handsy, he got in a full squeeze.

 

I doubt I was the first for him. And not teens, early twenties. Or sneaking drinks, if he wasn't old enough. Emboldened by liquid courage and stupidity.

 

I don't know if he realized you were my husband, or thought you were my dad, but he definitely knew you would HURT him. Sexy. :devil:

 

20 hours ago, TheAuldGrump said:

It sounds like you and I faded out of fandom at around the same time. In D&D terms, too many people with high Int and low Wis.

 

The Auld Grump

 

 

I see that a lot. And not just boys.

 

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Should probably get on my computer to work on the blog now that I have some photos for it. But I should also be painting for Monday. BUT I need to be cleaning and doing yard work. Bluh.

 

ETA: Anyone know of commercial paintbrush grips are a thing? Like not brushes with grips on them but grips like you'd put on a pencil.

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6 minutes ago, SparrowMarie said:

Should probably get on my computer to work on the blog now that I have some photos for it. But I should also be painting for Monday. BUT I need to be cleaning and doing yard work. Bluh.

 

ETA: Anyone know of commercial paintbrush grips are a thing? Like not brushes with grips on them but grips like you'd put on a pencil.

Seen 'em, tried 'em, didn't like 'em.

GEM

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I'm grumpy with Grump the past few weeks, except for the weekend we took off for camping he's been working seven days out of seven.

 

Then, when he's home, he's bushed.

 

I like seeing my husband at home, now and again, and wide awake. ::(:

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46 minutes ago, SparrowMarie said:

Should probably get on my computer to work on the blog now that I have some photos for it. But I should also be painting for Monday. BUT I need to be cleaning and doing yard work. Bluh.

 

ETA: Anyone know of commercial paintbrush grips are a thing? Like not brushes with grips on them but grips like you'd put on a pencil.

 

They sell those grips in the Hardware stores. 

Just look for 'Duct tape'...   

 

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6 minutes ago, PaganMegan said:

I'm grumpy with Grump the past few weeks, except for the weekend we took off for camping he's been working seven days out of seven.

 

Then, when he's home, he's bushed.

 

I like seeing my husband at home, now and again, and wide awake. ::(:

Why is The Grump doing this?

Seven on Seven on Seven..... is a shortcut to burnout.

BTDT

GEM

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I have no microwave at this new place.

 

It's lethally hot outside.

 

[sticks bowl with non-soft butter on the window sill]

 

There. Five to ten minutes should get that ready. Then I can make a cookie.

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9 hours ago, Chaoswolf said:

I hope everyone manages to stay cool, or at least avoid any heat related injuries this weekend.

 

Oddly, this side of the states has stay relatively cool so far this July. We are in the 90s but it doesn't feel hot. Granted that will change after this weekend as it's suppose to go into the 100s by Monday. Ughhhh, oh well at least vacation weeks have been nice as far as temps. I've got 3+ nights left of vacation left.

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29 minutes ago, Gadgetman! said:

 

They sell those grips in the Hardware stores. 

Just look for 'Duct tape'...   

 

 

I wasn't joking about this. 

Just wrap the tape around the shaft a couple of times, and if you need a specific shape, just build them up by adding pieces of tape, toothpicks or anything else you happen to have laying about.   

 

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4 minutes ago, Gadgetman! said:

 

I wasn't joking about this. 

Just wrap the tape around the shaft a couple of times, and if you need a specific shape, just build them up by adding pieces of tape, toothpicks or anything else you happen to have laying about.   

 

Do note though that household pets, children, siblings, and loved ones tend to not enjoy you using them for such. 

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