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In the Music Shop

by James Graham 

Posted: 03 February 2011
Word Count: 77
Summary: This is so lightweight it could float away on the breeze. Let me know what you make of it anyway.


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In the Music Shop

Ground floor

Bad Rabbits

Baby Animals

3 Daft Monkeys
(for the price of 2)

First floor

Hellcats

Hellfire Festival

Hell Awaits
(...on the

Second floor?)

Thrash, Crust and Funk.

Third floor

Classics to Chill

Great Sexy Tenors

Bitesize Portions of the Classics
(e.g. Beethoven:
track in C for wind quintet)

Fourth floor

Best of Barry Manilow

Best of Liberace

The Nationís Favourite Songs to Fall Asleep to
(easy-peasy listening)

Broom cupboard

Howliní Wolf.






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V`yonne at 17:39 on 03 February 2011  Report this post
I think you should have included Stairway to Heaven, James ; I laughed. Loved
Beethoven:
track in C for wind quintet

track and
easy-peasy listening

and I loved Howlin Wolf in the broom cupboard. Funny stuff. Thanks for the laugh.

FelixBenson at 15:46 on 07 February 2011  Report this post
Yes, Howlin Wolf in the broom cupboard did it for me too.

I also liked this bit:

Hell Awaits
(...on the

Second floor?)

Thrash, Crust and Funk.



This is funny - but a little bit of satire about popular music tastes:

Great Sexy Tenors

Bitesize Portions of the Classics
(e.g. Beethoven:
track in C for wind quintet)


How it gets worse as we go up!

The Nationís Favourite Songs to Fall Asleep to
(easy-peasy listening)


And then the greats - consigned to the broom cupboard.

There is also a nice balance between the start (with the ultra safe and cuddle baby rabbits, to the howlin worlf at the end.

You seem to be saying he is so (dangerously) good he has to be locked up out of sight...

A poem with a laugh and a little bite!

Works well I think.

Kirsty





SarahT at 23:47 on 07 February 2011  Report this post
Now this is the way to do a list poem! I went to a poetry evening the other night where a chap just read out the local stations with no comment or juxtaposition. It was bad!

I think the other two have nailed the reasons why it works. Light, maybe, but I don't think anything else is needed!

S

clyroroberts at 20:14 on 09 February 2011  Report this post
Is there really a band called Bad Rabbits? I used to have a band called The Rapturous Mallards but we never got a record deal . . .

I really like it James. The list poems I've heard have mostly seemed . . . well . . . like lists. As Kirsty says this one has humour and bite.

Have you ever heard of the Trombone Poet? You may like him. His poetry is very good and his trombone playing is excellent, and strangely enough solo trombone and poetry goes rather well together.

Your poem would be great read out loud with music

J


James Graham at 16:06 on 12 February 2011  Report this post
Thanks for all comments. I have to confess I got the names of bands from an internet list and havenít actually heard any of them. (including Bad Rabbits - itís just a name to me.) (I have unfortunately heard Barry Manilow ). Iím a pop-music dinosaur - I like the oldest of oldies, Peggy Lee, Ella Fitzgerald, Tony Bennett. Never cared for the Beatles. As for practically anything from the past 40 years, itís a case of The Who? The What?

Oonah, it would be a Ďstairway to heavení if old Howlin Wolf was at the top!

Sarah and James - yes, list poems can be bad. Iím glad this one seems better than some.

James.

Nella at 17:35 on 14 February 2011  Report this post
This was fun, James. I've never read a list poem before, but I think you have done it well!
Robin

V`yonne at 18:20 on 17 February 2011  Report this post
You could send it to us James - a little frivolity never hurt anyone ; I think the last Stairway to heaven was Rolf Harris Ow - tie me kangaroo down!


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