Monday, 20 May 2019

SINGABLE SATIRE: INDIANA SONG, to a John Denver tune

WORDPLAY Post #169
SATIRE COMPOSED: Giorgio Coniglio, May 2018. Readers interested in this topic might also enjoy Giorgio's lyrics posted on these earlier blogposts...
Dark Schemes
Rosenstein
Brennan's Tweet 
"Get Me Roger Stone - the Song" 

ORIGINAL SONG:  "Annie's Song" by John Denver, 1974.
Enjoy Denver's recording here on Youtube. 

SONGLINK: See the version designed for ukulele and guitar players on 'SILLY SONGS and SATIREhere

BACKGROUND INFO: George Will's opinion-editorial  was published in the Washington Post under the rubric "Trump is no longer the worst person in government". It appeared in our local newspaper on May 10, 2018, under the heading "Mike Pence sets sad standard for governing by groveling."
Here is the link to the particular newspaper column which generated all the interest.




INDIANA SONG

to the tune of "Annie's Song"
  

George Will writes Mike Pence sets
A 'sad standard for ... groveling',
Like at cabinet meetings
Where he's 'humbled' by Trump.
Using barbs like 'oleaginous', 
Like 'repulsive' and 'toady',
George fills up his column -- 
His disdain doesn't slump.

Then George targets invective
At Mike's praise for Arpaio,
At a rally in Tempe
Near the home of McCain.
George invokes Mike's 'vocation'
(Servile ingratiation)
And asks voters repudiate
That mob's M.A.G.A.* again.

*  Make America Great Again, slogan of the 2016 Republican campaign.


CAST OF CHARACTERS

George Will  'conservative political commentator' and popular columnist with the Washington Post Writer's Group.
Mike Pence  Vice-President 2017- . Previous experience as Republican governor of his home-state of Indiana. Described as 'conspicuously devout' by Will, presumably picked for his current post due to his freedom from financial or lifestyle imbroglios. 
Donald Trump  President, 2016-.
"Sheriff Joe" Arpaio   controversial local political figure in Arizona, self-styled as 'America's toughest sheriff', convicted of contempt of court in relation to repeated racially charged practices, 'pardoned' by Trump in 2017.
John McCain   high-profile long-serving senator from Arizona, Republican candidate for President in 2008, struggling with terminal brain cancer at the time of these events.

Wednesday, 15 May 2019

In Stitches: THE FABRIC ARTIST

 WORDPLAY POST #166

PARODY COMPOSED: Giorgio Coniglio, April 2019. Today's lead verse has also been published at OEDILF.com, an online humour dictionary that has accumulated over 100,000 carefully edited limericks. 

SONGLINK: For those readers who like poetry set to music: You can find lots of singable limerick-medleys and other song formats on our sister blog "SILLY SONGS and SATIRE", such as this recent post









Hotlink: beckyhurwitz.net









Friday, 10 May 2019

Limericks About CLASSIC POETRY

WORDPLAY post #165 
PARODY COMPOSED: Giorgio Coniglio, January 2019. The indicated verses have also been web-published at OEDILF.com.   The Omnificent English Dictionary ILimerick Form is an online humor dictionary that has accumulated over 100,000 carefully edited poems (Giorgio is proud to have contributed almost 300). 

SONGLINK: For those readers who like poetry set to music: You can find lots of singable limerick-medleys and other song formats on our sister blog "SILLY SONGS and SATIRE", such as this recent post













A singable version of the John Keats' poem has been concocted by Giorgio with the help of 'The Eagles', and can be found here.






On OEDILF, there is a delightful poem defining 'frabjous' by the Editor-in-Chief, Chris J. Strolin, which you can view by following this link

And, for those who prefer to sing, Giorgio and his international team can help you sing "Jabberwocky" in multiple languages, if you click here.   









Read more about alligators, including their geographic range, at Wikipedia here. Or, to sing along with Giorgio's efforts to set Nash's poems to music, check this submission on the blog "SILLY SONGS and SATIRE".











Fans of Dante can find singable versions of cantos 1 through 7 on the lyrics-satire blog "SILLY SONGS and SATIRE" as shown in this table...



You can start at the most recent song-post, Canto #6, and work your way backwards blog style, and then follow the links shown in the song-blog in any order you like. 









Sunday, 5 May 2019

CONVERSING VERSE: Limericks About HOW WE TALK

WORDPLAY post #164 
PARODY COMPOSED: Giorgio Coniglio, January 2019. The indicated verses have also been web-published at OEDILF.coman online humor dictionary that has accumulated 100,000 carefully edited limericks.

SONGLINK: For those readers who like poetry set to music: You can find lots of singable limerick-medleys and other song formats on our sister blog "SILLY SONGS and SATIRE", such as this recent post






Read more on this topic at Wikipedia here.
For a lighter take you might enjoy reviewing on our son-lyrics blog "SILLY SONGS and SATIRE", a series of Hallowe'en limericks about characters who underwent an unfortunate untimely demise. The protagonists include Gary, Perry, Barry, Maurie and Murray. 









Read more on this topic at Wikipedia here.







Read more on this topic at Wikipedia here.