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Happy Birthday Dylan Thomas
Posted by: Chesil (---.client.attbi.com)
Date: October 26, 2003 08:17PM


Re: Happy Birthday Dylan Thomas
Posted by: mounir (---.58.34.172.proxycache.rima-tde.net)
Date: October 26, 2003 11:04PM

bajar musica y peliculas


Re: Happy Birthday Dylan Thomas
Posted by: Hugh Clary (---.denver-01rh15rt.co.dial-access.att.net)
Date: October 27, 2003 11:28AM


Good site, thanks, Chesil.

Must be timely to post my (only) parody of his stuff:


Dylanelle
========

Do not go gentle once the green's in sight,
The traffic signal will not wait all day;
Rage, rage against the changing of the light.

Though wise men in their hearts know chance is slight,
Because the waiting's always hateful, they
Do not go gentle once the green's in sight.

Good men will floor it every time despite
The intersection's awfully far away:
Rage, rage against the changing of the light.

Wild men who speed away from work in flight,
And hungry for their supper's strong bouquet
Do not go gentle once the green's in sight.

Grave men, with thirst for wine of red or white,
Their throats so parched for even vin rosť
Rage, rage against the changing of the light.

And you, my reader, there must know the plight;
Please understand my tip for you today:
Do not go gentle once the green's in sight.
Rage, rage against the changing of the light.


So, what's happy birthday in Welsh - gwynfydedig pen-blwydd?


Re: Happy Birthday Dylan Thomas
Posted by: Tigermonkey (---.in-addr.btopenworld.com)
Date: October 27, 2003 04:38PM

So, what's happy birthday in Welsh - gwynfydedig pen-blwydd?

Hapus penblwydd - the only Welsh I know (apart from "Merry Christmas" and, for some unfathomable reason, "Do not sell your hen in the rain" - jolly good advice, and I take care never to do so.)



Post Edited (10-28-03 15:21)


Re: Happy Birthday Dylan Thomas
Posted by: Linda (---.cache.pol.co.uk)
Date: October 27, 2003 06:22PM

On which side of the road do you not sell your hen?


Re: Happy Birthday Dylan Thomas
Posted by: Marian-NYC (---.nyc1.dsl.speakeasy.net)
Date: October 28, 2003 01:31PM


Hugh, you have outdone yourself!


Re: Happy Birthday Dylan Thomas
Posted by: -Les- (---.trlck.ca.charter.com)
Date: October 28, 2003 01:37PM

Hugh, this is my favorite stanza:

Grave men, with thirst for wine of red or white,
Their throats so parched for even vin rosť
Rage, rage against the changing of the light.


I can picture some irate businessman in his too-tight fitting starched shirt and
tie cussing at the red, just waiting to floor his Beamer so he can get home and pour himself a glass of Merlot.


Les


Re: Happy Birthday Dylan Thomas
Posted by: Marian-NYC (---.nyc1.dsl.speakeasy.net)
Date: October 28, 2003 03:21PM

Back to Dylan Thomas for a moment:


from a song by Paul Simon:

I knew a man, his brain's so small,
He couldn't think of nothing at all,
Not the same as you and me.
He doesn't dig poetry.
He's so unhip that when you say Dylan,
He thinks you're talking 'bout Dylan Thomas,
Whoever he was.
The man ain't got no culture!


Re: Happy Birthday Dylan Thomas
Posted by: marian2 (---.in-addr.btopenworld.com)
Date: October 29, 2003 05:20AM

A friend borrowed a teach yourself Russian cassette from the library some 35 years ago - it started In Russian ' A camel approaches' pause for repeat ' Another camel approaches' Pause. One, two,three,four, five camels approach'. Pause. The last camel is limping. Pause. It has hurt its foot.

For obvious reasons (early adolescence and inkling that the vocabulary requirements of a would-be tourist to Russia in the 1960s might not be best served by this introduction to the language) we found this screamingly funny. For the same reason as Tigermonkey and despite having come across many odd and even relevant bits of Russian in the intervening period, the only thing two Russian words that stick in my head are something like Hashti or Vashti Verbludi - a camel approaches!


Re: Happy Birthday Dylan Thomas
Posted by: Marian-NYC (---.nyc1.dsl.speakeasy.net)
Date: October 29, 2003 02:12PM

Marian2,

On one of my Flanders & Swann albums, Donald Swann sings (in a foreign language) and translates (into English) a song about camels, which he SAYS he learned at the camel races in some exotic place. It is extremely silly. It begins: "A camel approaches ... Another camel approaches..." and I think it continues the same way.

MAYBE Swann set to music a page of the same Russian text book.

MAYBE your friend remembered the song and confused it with a tape.

I'll see if I can transcribe the Swann song over the weekend and post it here.

P.S.: My Russian is also very limited. I can say:
"Hello," "Goodbye," "Welcome," "How are you?," "I'm fine," and "The Tsar is about to abdicate!"


Re: Happy Birthday Dylan Thomas
Posted by: Linda (---.cache.pol.co.uk)
Date: October 29, 2003 03:16PM

When I was at Uni, Swan came and did a concert for the Christian Association and stayed for coffee and a chat after. From what I remember, he said he was reasonable in Greek and Russian and had several songs he had written in those languages. The one he sang for us was in Greek, with translations as he went along, and was called "I would like a drink of water"


Re: Happy Birthday Dylan Thomas
Posted by: Linda (---.cache.pol.co.uk)
Date: October 29, 2003 03:24PM

The Beeb is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the great man's death. Thursday, 6th Nov, 14.15GMT, Radio 4 is broadcasting a play set in a pub with him in it. It's called Badgers in my Vest.


Re: Happy Birthday Dylan Thomas
Posted by: Pam Adams (134.71.192.---)
Date: October 29, 2003 04:23PM

Hey, I could still do the first dialogue I ever learned in Spanish. No camels, however, just a visit to the library.

pam


Re: Happy Birthday Dylan Thomas
Posted by: marian2 (---.in-addr.btopenworld.com)
Date: October 30, 2003 03:41AM

You're probably right, Marian - she may have got it from the Swann album, or he may have got the idea from the language course. Whatever, I'm stuck with only being able to talk about a camel when I really want to find the Hermitage museum.


Re: Happy Birthday Dylan Thomas
Posted by: Linda (---.cache.pol.co.uk)
Date: October 31, 2003 04:24PM

I've read Radio Times properly now. BBC Radio 4, Nov 1st, 15.30GMT. Dylan and John, the relationship between Dylan Thomas and John Arlott charted through their unpublished letters and the BBC archives.




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