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Poetry For The Poisoned

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Another blog title inspired totally by what I'm listening to at the moment, rather than any verse I might be reading while re-enacting scenes from Romeo and Juliet. I used to work in a town called Verona, and I remain disappointed that no one I know has to my knowledge visited that town, so as to have sent me a postcard from there. I'd still welcome one, but it wouldn't be as funny now.

It also doesn't refer to the copious amounts of pizza consumed while sitting around watching football all day Tuesday, getting more and more annoyed as my alma mater, my grad school institution, and a team from the town I spent last New year's eve/day in (Michigan, Wisconsin and Northern Illinois, respectively) lost, one by one, in a progression of suck stretching from 1 PM on nigh 'til midnight.

The title, instead, comes from the title of the last album the band Kamelot did with their former singer, Roy Khan. I've previously mentioned writing CD reviews on line once upon a time, an endeavor through which I got to conduct a couple interviews, in addition to the free CDs and concerts I got to see. The first one I ever did was with Khan.

The site I wrote for is defunct, so I thought I didn't have any record of that. Of course, I'd failed to take into the account the awesome power of the internet, and fansites, as the site below has it archived. I just discovered that the other day, and have listened to a fair bit of Kamelot to start off the new year, not a bad thing in my book.


If you care to read me in fanboy mode, search for "Partha" on that page to find my chat with him. I like how I transcribed it, pointing out when we were laughing about something, or pausing to think up the right words for my questions or his responses. I'd like to think the typos are due to whoever copied it over to that website, and not my fault.

The following link is to the video for the song Ghost Opera, mentioned in the interview, and the title track to the 2007 album they were doing press for at the time. It's a cool vid, worth 4 minutes of your time, even without reading the other stuff.

You might say I'm on a Kamelot kick at the moment...definitely have to find the CDs, so as to rip to mp3 and have them for workout purposes.
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    I love to look over my old writing-- even the cringe-worthy parts.
    Despite the -OMG did I really use THAT metaphor/word/thought/cliche- factor, I am often pleasantly surprised by most of it. Good times!
    1869 days ago
    My team is out of the playoffs so my football weekend sucked as well!
    1872 days ago
    I have to admit I'm not familiar with Kamelot. I did some "research" on Wikipedia and discovered that, "Kamelot is an American metal band from Tampa, Florida, formed by Thomas Youngblood and Richard Warner in 1991." Unfortunately, metal isn't one of my favorite genres of music.

    Sorry also about the "progression of suck"... (your terminology cracked me up)... but all I can say to that is GO GAMECOCKS! What a nail-biter!

    1873 days ago
    Pizza and football . . . yup, that surely sums up DH's day!
    1873 days ago
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