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Elizabeth Kerner Author of the Kolmar series featuring Lanen Kaelar. Currently Kerner is working on the next of three more Kolmar novels.

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Old Nov 10 2009, 05:10 AM   #1
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Can't you plug your fullsize keyboard into your lappy? I can on mine.



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Old Nov 10 2009, 06:32 PM   #2
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I tried to do that, P'ter, but didn't seem to have the right connecting thingies. However, Steven (he's the brains of the operation) found the right bit that the proper keyboard can plug into, so I should be ok tomorrow.

And in the meantime, my wonderful husband has given me my Christmas present a month and a half early. A new computer will be winging its way to me on Friday.

Did you hear that? Full Hallelujah chorus...

That Steven B is one pretty terrific (and generous!) fellah. Lucky, lucky me!
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Perhaps we should re-name him Zadock?

I look forward to the output of your compy (well some of it )
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Nah. Zadok Beard is just too bizarre...

And thanks for the kind words. It's only - er - 17 months until the book is due on bookstore shelves. (Well, that sounds better than 'two years' anyway!) I'm not sure if they are thinking of changing the title, but at the moment it's still Winds of Change and Shaping. I was going to call the series The End of Old Songs, but not sure how that will work. It'll probably end up being called - hey not a bad idea - Name of the Winds. Oooh! Maybe I'll suggest that to Claire. You saw it here first, folks.

and if I can't get back to my writing soon I'm going to go nuts. Thank goodness for Steven. Laptops are ok for emergencies, but I just don't like 'em.

Just like a junkie without a fix. Be glad you are all a long way away!
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Old Nov 13 2009, 08:20 AM   #5
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Oh I don't know ....

"Zadock the Beard and Peter the Poet
Annointed 'Lizbeth Queen.

And all the people rejoi-oi-oi-oiced ....."
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Arggh! I've sung that and now I'll never hear the real words in my head again!

It's like the first time you hear mangled Christmas carols - 'Most highly flavoured gravy, glo-o-o-o-o-ria...' Gabriel's message has never been the same for me since!
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Try "... And the choir with gleals of pee!"

Or the many versions of Wee Free Kings.

Or "Hark the herald angels sing
'Mrs Simpson's pinched our king'."
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Old Nov 27 2009, 09:08 PM   #8
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Have you ever heard Tom Lehrer's Christmas song? can't recall the name just now, but it is cynical, blackly humorous and distorts more carols in just a few minutes that one would think possible. That said - I hope you caught the video "12 Days of Christmas" by the group Straight No Chaser last year. They have since taken it off YouTube, darn it, and released it on a CD. Personally, I think they'd get more sales if they re-released the video, which was brilliant. Hilarious - men's close harmony singing, mutilating 12 Days of Christmas with verve and gusto!


Edit - yayy, it's back up! Enjoy folks!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Fe11OlMiz8
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It's just "Christmas Carol". Here you are...

Quote:
Christmas time is here, by golly,
Disapproval would be folly.
Deck the halls with hunks of holly,
Fill the cup and don't say when.

Kill the turkeys, ducks and chickens,
Mix the punch, drag out the Dickens.
Even though the prospect sickens,
Brother, here we go again.

On Christmas Day, you can't get sore,
Your fellow man you must adore.
There's time to rob him all the more
The other three hundred and sixty-four.

Relations, sparing no expense'll
Send some useless old utensil,
Or a matching pen and pencil.
("Just the thing I need, how nice!")

It doesn't matter how sincere it
Is, nor how heart felt the spirit,
Sentiment will not endear it,
What's important is the price.

Hark, the Herald Tribune sings,
Advertising wondrous things.
God rest ye merry merchants, may
Ye make the Yuletide pay.
Angels we have heard on high,
Tell us to go out and buy!

So, let the raucous sleighbells jingle,
Hail our dear old friend Kris Kringle,
Driving his reindeer across the sky.
Don't stand underneath when they fly by.
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Old Dec 2 2009, 07:09 AM   #10
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Yep, that's the one! Well done you - I'd forgotten half the words.
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Have you tried The Baron Knights' "Never Mind the Presents"?
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Old Dec 4 2009, 04:26 AM   #12
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nope, haven't come across that one. Are they on Youtube?
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I suppose it's my age bur I like this one best

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yD-LAX0DxL4
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I'd forgotten that one. I first came across them when they were still playing in pubs!
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Lordy, P'ter. You're older than dirt!
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Sure am. I was wearing wode and sitting on the cliffs watching the Romans arrive.
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Try "... And the choir with gleals of pee!"

Or the many versions of Wee Free Kings.

Or "Hark the herald angels sing
'Mrs Simpson's pinched our king'."
LoL I wonder how many folks here will understand that?

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Have you ever heard Tom Lehrer's Christmas song? can't recall the name just now, but it is cynical, blackly humorous and distorts more carols in just a few minutes that one would think possible. That said - I hope you caught the video "12 Days of Christmas" by the group Straight No Chaser last year. They have since taken it off YouTube, darn it, and released it on a CD. Personally, I think they'd get more sales if they re-released the video, which was brilliant. Hilarious - men's close harmony singing, mutilating 12 Days of Christmas with verve and gusto!


Edit - yayy, it's back up! Enjoy folks!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Fe11OlMiz8
I'm a great fan of Tom Lehrer, the original recordings and sheet music (I think) are in the family somewhere

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Sure am. I was wearing wode and sitting on the cliffs watching the Romans arrive.
!!!!! goodness !!!!!
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LoL I wonder how many folks here will understand that?
If you're into history even a foreigner (like me) will get that one

But I do understand what you mean
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I got it! However, like Hans, I am a bit of a history geek....as long as it's names and places...dates I am not great on!
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What about:

"Jingle bells,
Batman smells,
Robin run away!"

Can't remember the rest of it but that's been going around for years since I was a kid and gets resurrected at Junior's primary school every now and again
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What about:

"Jingle bells,
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Robin run away!"

Can't remember the rest of it but that's been going around for years since I was a kid and gets resurrected at Junior's primary school every now and again
"Jingle bells
Batman smells
Robin laid an egg
The batmobile
Lost it's wheel
And the Joker got away!"
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The G'kids' version is ...

"Jingle Bells, Batman smells,
Robin ran away.
Uncle Billy lost his w***y
On the motorway."
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Good grief, P'ter! Things have gotten considerably more risque since my day! We sang AnnMarie's version when I was at school.

Then there's:

While shepherds washed their socks by night
all watching BBC
The angel of the lord came down
and turned on ITV

(for Foreigners: ITV and BBC are rival television companies)

You got any of that woad left, P'ter? I've always fancied trying it...
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How about some modern alternatives...

1 You Ain't Getting S*** for Christmas - Red Peters (anything to fess up, P'ter?)
2 Away in a Manger - Plankeye
3 Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas - Local H
4 Xmas Time (It Sure Doesn't Feel Like It) - Mighty Mighty...
5 Christmas Crush - Home Grown
6 Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer - Less Than Jake
7 Rudolph, The Red Nosed Reindeer - The Smithereens
8 Christmas with the Devil - Spinal Tap
9 White Christmas - Goldfinger
10 The Little Drum Machine Boy - Beck
11 Santa Doesn't Cop Out on Dope - Sonic Youth
12 I Farted on Santa's Lap (Now Christmas Is Gonna Stink for...

Believe it or not, this CD (Sleighed: Other Side of Christmas [EXPLICIT LYRICS ) is for sale on Amazon (and elsewhere...):
http://www.amazon.com/Sleighed-Other...sim_m_title_37
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Lanen: there's also .....

While shepherds washed their socks by night
all seated round the tub
A bar of Sunlight Soap came down
And they began to scrub.

OR even .....

Land of soap and water
Kingdom of the clean
How shall we extol thee
In our washing machine.

Whiter still and brighter
Shall our washing get
Soap that makes us mighty
Make us mightier yet.
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Oh deary, deary me...
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Robin laid an egg
The batmobile
Lost it's wheel
And the Joker got away!"
That's the one! Only because junior started singing it and I had to laugh!
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You surely remember this one too:
"We three kings of orient are
Tried to smoke a rubber cigar
It exploded. It went BANG!
We two kings of Orient are. . ." (etc.)

Elizabeth, I think Name of the Winds is a brilliant name! So glad your puter crisis is solved by generous spousal person, blessed be his screen. Catalyst just came out so I should oughta send you one. It has cats in. Lots.
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Annie - our version added another line -
"It was loaded, it exploded, BANG! We two kings..." But yeah, I remember. Just think if all the useless rubbish in our heads could be replaced with real stuff - imagine the processing power. We would rock! We could - we could rule the world!! Bwa ha ha ha ha!!!

Ahem. I mean, like, theoretically. Of course.

Our black cat and our black-and-tan cat say howdy to the DKOD. Which reminds me, time to give Zorro his pill...

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Well, of course the song went through the folk process as it passed from grubby kid to grubby kid--I learned my version in Kansas City, you understand, where I grew up. Oh, I somehow thought both of your kitties were black. I am lobbying with my boys to let me have a couple of kittens, esp. one ginger one but so far they look at me and tell me they are perfectly adequate for my needs and that I'm being a cat racist, openly purrfurring gingers to such an extent.
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Ah, but ginger cats are such excellent cats. And it means they have all the bases covered. The ginger cats can shed on dark fabrics, and the black cats on light fabrics. See? All taken care of.
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We have degenerated into falling apart at least notice, keyboards included
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I think its Jeff Foxworth (sp)

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How well we both know about the shedding capacities of ginger and black cats, Elizabeth.
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Indeed. Sigh. We have had to get a special vacuum cleaner designed to pick up pet hair! It makes a big difference, but they manage to stay ahead of the technology. Sneaky beggars.
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Ah, but ginger cats are such excellent cats. And it means they have all the bases covered. The ginger cats can shed on dark fabrics, and the black cats on light fabrics. See? All taken care of.
I have a long hair ginger cat, whose fluff used to get all over my navy blue lounge. After years of having that couch proffessionally cleaned, I gave up and bought a couch the same colour as her!
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Samsara, Well, ginger is SUCH a pretty color why wouldn't you want a couch the same color as your cat? Only problem is she now has to find something else that will give her that high contrast her lovely shed fur so richly deserves.
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...why wouldn't you want a couch the same color as your cat? (...)
Because you would be afraid to accidentally sit on her?
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No: SHE'D be afraid you'd sit on her!
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