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by Gyppo
Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Driving out Daisies
Replies: 3
Views: 23

Re: Driving out Daisies

As they say in sale adverts.  "When it's gone, it's gone." Here's the same message in a different form from 1968.  I was a little surprised how easy it was to find this song after all the years since I first heard a purely acoustic version of it at a folk club. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bB_O3J...
by Gyppo
Sun Aug 18, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: The Commons
Topic: Some thoughts/suggestions about recording software/hardware.
Replies: 1
Views: 40

Some thoughts/suggestions about recording software/hardware.

    What have I learned during my recent experiments with recording my own voice?        1)  You need a reasonable microphone.  Mine cost £25 and it seems to do a fair job.     2)  It would be really helpful if it had a light to tell you it was on.  Mine hasn't.  As a result I've occasionally tried ...
by Gyppo
Sun Aug 18, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: I shouldn't be here: Written and spoken.
Replies: 1
Views: 21

I shouldn't be here: Written and spoken.

Here's the soundcloud link... https://soundcloud.com/user-593821894/i-shouldnt-be-here/s-cOjku And here's the words... I shouldn't be here. I shouldn't be here, I don't belong in this century  or any other if the truth be told. But I'm here despite the odds and I'm not going away yet. I'll paddle my...
by Gyppo
Sun Aug 18, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Carling with Cathy: Written and spoken.
Replies: 2
Views: 37

Carling with Cathy: Written and spoken.

Here's the soundcloud link https://soundcloud.com/user-593821894/carling-with-cathy-best And here's the words.  (A few more words crept in because they seemed to improve the flow when spoken. Carling with Cathy Sitting on my Gran's gate in the sunshine, sharing a can of Carling. Black label no less,...
by Gyppo
Sun Aug 18, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: The rock
Replies: 8
Views: 332

Re: The rock

Colm, I'm a bit late to the party, but I really like this.  It seems to me that you have quietly imbued the rock with a kind of personality, rather like the way Jack London made weather conditions and terrain into active players in his tales of the frozen north. Minor nit pick.  Shouldn't there be a...
by Gyppo
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: One Night in June. (The spoken experiment continues.)
Replies: 6
Views: 227

Re: One Night in June. (The spoken experiment continues.)

A troubadour?  A compliment indeed.  [Doffs his plumed hat and delivers a sweeping bow to the Lady.]

Maybe in a previous life I was.  Or a wandering storyteller.

I can be as shy and nervous as the next man before I get started, but once I'm 'performing' a different personality takes over.

Gyppo
by Gyppo
Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: One Night in June. (The spoken experiment continues.)
Replies: 6
Views: 227

Re: One Night in June. (The spoken experiment continues.)

Is that a plus or a minus? ;-)  Or just at odds with what you've always heard in your own head when reading my written words?

Gyppo
by Gyppo
Sun Aug 11, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: One Night in June. (The spoken experiment continues.)
Replies: 6
Views: 227

One Night in June. (The spoken experiment continues.)

The experiment continues.  This comes from the same holiday as The Clifftop Drummer. This time you get the sound file and the written words. https://soundcloud.com/user-593821894/one-night-in-june/s-f2k4q One night in June Climbing a cliff in the moonlight gleefully 'living on the edge', although, t...
by Gyppo
Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Mid-Summer Poetry Fest -- 2019
Topic:  Four & Twenty
Replies: 47
Views: 922

Re:  Four & Twenty

Tracy Mitchell wrote:
Sun Aug 11, 2019 12:13 am
I LIVE on the edge
why are there so many
footprints?

Because of the urge to look into the abyss?  Very few jump, but the view is always interesting.