My Visual Analysis

Analysis of The Virgin Mary with Saints Thomas Aquinas and Paul
by Bernardo Daddi, in Florence, Italy, 1335

the virgin mary
It’s another painting with the Virgin Mary
And she’s with two Saints, and one is hairy
It’s done very well, this fact is true
And the Virgin Mary is wearing blue

Each of them have different poses
I wonder how they feel when the panel  closes?
The Virgin Mary is looking down
And everyone’s skin is very brown

The atmosphere is very static
The scaling is definitely hieratic
The saints appear to be litigious
The theme of this painting is quite religious

 

The Millennium

When I was just a young pup, one of my siblings brought home this album.  It was the only album recorded by this group, but some of the members went on to work with some of the biggest names in music.

(For those of you born after 1998, when I was a kid we had these things called “Albums.”  They were black, circular, and much larger than CD’s.  They had circular grooves in them that made music when you put them on a “turntable.”)

It was the second band to record using 16-track technology, the first being Simon and Garfunkel’s “Bookends” (another amazing album).

It has been categorized as “Sunshine Pop” but I think it is in its own category.  I have never heard anything quite like it, and I still love it.  Maybe you will too.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Begin_(The_Millennium_album)

Fanfare for The Common Person

Here are two versions of “Fanfare for The Common Man” by Aaron Copland.
I don’t think you have ever heard anything quite like it. (I know I haven’t.)

And here is a version by Emerson, Lake and Palmer that I am sure you’re gonna like!

Name That Tune

tchaikovsky

 

Here is a little ditty
That I think is almost heavenly
I think it’s very witty
And it premiered in 1870

It was written Peter Ilyad T.
Whose birthday is May 7th
It is 600 bars long, you see
And here are the first eleven

Nightmare at 20,000 Feet

William Shatner is flying on planea jet
And he is out of work
It’s stormy out and it’s quite wet
But he’s not Captain Kirk

He’s travelling with his trophy wife
Who tells him not to smoke
She’s known him almost all his life
And thinks he’s a splendid bloke

But soon after the plane departs
And there’s nowhere for him to hide
The chaos and the mayhem starts
When William looks outside

He says “There’s a Gremlin on the wing
And he’s pulling on the wires!”
The attendant says “It’s probably nothing.
Maybe you’re just too tired.”

“You’re right” he says while smiling
“I probably need some sleep
My behavior has become beguiling
Frow now on not a peep”

His wife then gives him a sleeping pill
And tells him to close his eyes
Pretty soon we will be in Jacksonville
As fast as this plane flies

She calms him with a gentle touch
As the passengers get nervous
One man who has had too much
Says loudly “I Need Service!”

Then William starts to twitch and panic
And needs to be restrained
His behaviour becomes almost manic
Some might even say insane

He grabs a gun from a sleeping cop
Who onced lived near the Kremlin
And then we hear a very loud pop
As he shoots wildly at the Gremlin

And when the plane limps back to ground
And to the hospital William is headed
Not one passenger makes a sound
Because the plane is completely shredded

 

More Twilight Zone Poetry

magic-shoes

The response to last week’s Twilight Zone episode summary in poem form was astounding! With that, here is a poem about the episode called “Dead Man’s Shoes.”

A homeless man who lives alone
And can’t afford to use a phone
Is changed one night, but not by booze
When he finds a pair of magic shoes

The shoes were once owned by a crook
Who never even read a book
And was in a gang who always backed him
Until the day they up and whacked him

But the homeless man, whose name was Nate
Had something to appreciate
He had a woman now who warmed him
Because of the shoes that had transformed him

Nate, who was once called a Maggot
Goes to the mob boss whose name is Dagget
“So help me I’ll get you” he says to him
Before he is shot dead by his old friend Jim

The Twilight Zone always has narration
It is heard by half the population
You should never watch it all alone
Because you might end up in the Twilight Zone