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Hieronymous707
2016-03-25 09:48:39 UTC
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Good morning, and have a nice day.
The first thing that I'd like to say,
besides all this niceness:
Please, take my advice lest
some other idea gain full sway.

Thinking now for just a minute,
as if my world had you within it,
where we'd be, my world and me
within this whispered poetry,
and see that we'd be bound by just
time, this rhyme, our faith and trust.
Will Dockery
2016-03-25 11:59:43 UTC
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Post by Hieronymous707
Good morning, and have a nice day.
The first thing that I'd like to say,
Please, take my advice lest
some other idea gain full sway.
Thinking now for just a minute,
as if my world had you within it,
where we'd be, my world and me
within this whispered poetry,
and see that we'd be bound by just
time, this rhyme, our faith and trust.
This is a well put together poem, puts out good vibes on reading.

:)
Will Dockery
2016-03-25 18:13:32 UTC
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Hello, my friends... some Good Friday music...

Bang A Gong (Marc Bolan cover) / Will Dockery & Friends
http://www.reverbnation.com/q/6iwyzy
yogi
2016-03-25 18:54:28 UTC
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Good cover for you.
Enjoy your weekend.
Will Dockery
2016-03-25 19:57:04 UTC
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Good cover for you.
Enjoy your weekend.
Thanks for having a listen and commenting, Yogi, glad you liked it.

:D
Rachel
2016-03-26 21:36:29 UTC
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Hello, my friends... some Good Friday music...
Bang A Gong (Marc Bolan cover) / Will Dockery & Friends
http://www.reverbnation.com/q/6iwyzy
hey will. just watched a few secs...

you know what i like about it? i mean, i'm not CRAZY about your voice, but still...

i like that you can tell that you know how great the music is.

that's what makes it, and you, cool to me. :)
Rachel
2016-03-26 21:37:25 UTC
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Hello, my friends... some Good Friday music...
Bang A Gong (Marc Bolan cover) / Will Dockery & Friends
http://www.reverbnation.com/q/6iwyzy
hey will. just watched a few secs...
you know what i like about it? i mean, i'm not CRAZY about your voice, but still...
i like that you can tell that you know how great the music is.
that's what makes it, and you, cool to me. :)
the music, the songs, the eras, etc...
Will Dockery
2016-03-27 13:36:53 UTC
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Hello, my friends... some Good Friday music...
Bang A Gong (Marc Bolan cover) / Will Dockery & Friends
http://www.reverbnation.com/q/6iwyzy
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Post by Rachel
hey will. just watched a few secs...
you know what i like about it? i mean, i'm not CRAZY about your voice, but still...
i like that you can tell that you know how great the music is.
that's what makes it, and you, cool to me. :)
the music, the songs, the eras, etc...
Thanks, Rachel... I think of my voice (and other, shall we say, challenging voices) every time I listen to The Band play "Up On Cripple Creek":

"She said I can't take the way he sings, but I love to hear him talk."

:D
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Will Dockery
2016-03-28 11:13:35 UTC
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Hello, my friends... some Good Friday music...
Post by Will Dockery
Bang A Gong (Marc Bolan cover) / Will Dockery & Friends
http://www.reverbnation.com/q/6iwyzy
Post by Will Dockery
hey will. just watched a few secs...
you know what i like about it? i mean, i'm not CRAZY about your voice, but still...
i like that you can tell that you know how great the music is.
that's what makes it, and you, cool to me. :)
Thanks, Rachel, glad to be cool for you.

<3
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"Ghost horses from the car ahead looks like engine exhaust. I blink my eyes through bitter tears. A smile for what we've lost. This is the wait, the weight of the world. It comes down sweet and heavy..." -Will Dockery \

Check out "Twilight Girl / Will Dockery & Henry Conley"
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Will Dockery
2016-04-07 23:51:38 UTC
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It's #Openmic at Fountain City Coffee tonight... Skies are clear means: #Sidewalk #Show as Brian, Deby, me & the boys go over the Sally Brown Band set list for the VFW Post 5000 show come Saturday nite...

https://www.reverbnation.com/willdockery

Hello, my friends... some Good Friday music...
Post by Will Dockery
Bang A Gong (Marc Bolan cover) / Will Dockery & Friends
http://www.reverbnation.com/q/6iwyzy

<3
Will Dockery
2016-03-26 16:39:01 UTC
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Post by Hieronymous707
Good morning, and have a nice day.
The first thing that I'd like to say,
Please, take my advice lest
some other idea gain full sway.
Thinking now for just a minute,
as if my world had you within it,
where we'd be, my world and me
within this whispered poetry,
and see that we'd be bound by just
time, this rhyme, our faith and trust.
Hello, Hi, thanks for reading and commenting...

Hope your holiday weekend is a great one.

Here's my designated Holiday song, it won't make the Pope's head spin or anything, it's only rock-n-roll and I like it, like it... yes I do.

Bang A Gong (Marc Bolan cover) / Will Dockery & Friends
http://www.reverbnation.com/q/6iwyzy

:D
yogi
2016-03-26 18:54:54 UTC
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The song fits your vocal range well,
and your voice rings loud and clear
on the chorus, but the verses sound
mumbled and unclear, and you appear
to be reading the lyrics from a page,
which is okay if you're just learning the
song, but the resulting video suggests
a need for memorization and practice.
Rachel
2016-03-26 19:09:15 UTC
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The song fits your vocal range well,
and your voice rings loud and clear
on the chorus, but the verses sound
mumbled and unclear, and you appear
to be reading the lyrics from a page,
which is okay if you're just learning the
song, but the resulting video suggests
a need for memorization and practice.
ARE YOU HI??? lol.
Michael Pendragon
2016-03-27 02:18:29 UTC
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The song fits your vocal range well,
and your voice rings loud and clear
on the chorus, but the verses sound
mumbled and unclear, and you appear
to be reading the lyrics from a page,
which is okay if you're just learning the
song, but the resulting video suggests
a need for memorization and practice.
ARE YOU HI??? lol.
Since he'd mentioned "Green Eggs & Ham" in another poem, I'd say that's a pretty safe bet.
yogi
2016-03-27 10:20:11 UTC
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I wouldn't bet on that, Michael.
I'm not hi now, and I don't get
hi any more than you do.
Will Dockery
2016-03-28 10:21:07 UTC
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I wouldn't bet on that, Michael.
I'm not hi now, and I don't get
hi any more than you do.
I did just discover that we had a "Yogi" posting here back in 2011... are you the same "Yogi", Yogi?

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That's true, and with 40+ years of constantly producing art, music &
poetry behind me, I can definitely state that I'm in this for the long
haul.
meheh heh heh
While we're on the subject, Meat, did you ever get around to writing
your first poem or song?
I used to have a pet spider monkey. You remind me of him.
Must have a been a pretty funky monkey.
Little fucker used to pick scabs ... and EAT them!!
I'm working on a cover of Peter Gabriel's song "Shock The Monkey", I suppose that relates, somewhat.

:D
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I have a feeling all these posts will soon be deleted... so hurry on over for a look, a.s.a.p.

:)
yogi
2016-03-28 10:29:55 UTC
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Lol. Thanks for googling!
I appreciate the thought.
I'm just your regular yogi,
I guess. Nothing special.
Will Dockery
2016-03-28 10:41:35 UTC
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The song fits your vocal range well,
and your voice rings loud and clear
ARE YOU HI??? lol.
Since he'd mentioned "Green Eggs & Ham" in another poem, I'd say that's a pretty safe bet.
Well, the posts from "Yogi", as expected, are now missing... if that little pattern reminds you of anyone we know.

My response to "Yogi" exists (to post one example), but the original post by this person is now deleted:

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https://groups.google.com/d/msg/alt.arts.poetry.comments/F7cNLnUe5ls/GqE8v2izBwAJ

Re: Red Roadrunner Blues / Will Dockery
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My art, music, poetry... all of which I've produced for
every day for almost 40 years now, even longer than that actually if
comix are included. I'm in this for the long haul.
That's the past. The "long haul" generally refers to the future,
That's true, and with 40+ years of constantly producing art, music & poetry
behind me, I can definitely state that I'm in this for the long haul.
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LOL!! Idiot Fuck.
Wow, Yogi... I had no idea you used to post here as long as five years ago.

I'm glad you're not as obnoxiously insulting as you used to be.

:)
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Fun while it lasted, eh, "Yogi"?

<3
yogi
2016-03-28 11:01:11 UTC
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Think it through.
Give it time, Will.
Will Dockery
2016-03-28 12:09:14 UTC
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Think it through.
Give it time, Will.
Only as much time as I feel it deserves, my friend.

:)
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yogi
2016-03-28 13:21:02 UTC
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Good. Only have a good time.
Will Dockery
2016-03-29 07:08:29 UTC
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Good. Only have a good time.
So far so good.

:)
yogi
2016-03-29 08:33:50 UTC
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Good to know. Thanks.
Will Dockery
2016-03-29 12:14:38 UTC
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Good to know. Thanks.
And even better, for me, to be able to make such a fully positive report.

Things are indeed looking good, on this fine Spring morning.

Come see me (if you are in any way able) April 9 at VFW Post 5000 guesting with Sally Brown Band and April 30 for the THE FIRST ANNUAL MA RAINEY INTERNATIONAL BLUES FESTIVAL, on the Broadway outdoor stage in downtown Columbus GA.

http://maraineyinternationalbluesfestival.com/line-up.php

LINE UP

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and other Traditional Gospel Greats
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Tim O'Brien
Nelly Black
Skylar Saufley
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Will Dockery, Poet Laureate
Patricia Suddeth, Composer
Madeleine Davis, International Vocalist
Judge Richard Brown, Clayton County Magistrate Court
Tommy Brown, 2015 Inductee Blues Hall Of Fame, 2016 Adviser Ma Rainey Festival, R.I.P.

:D
yogi
2016-03-29 12:21:52 UTC
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Good for you.
Will Dockery
2016-03-29 13:04:54 UTC
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Good for you.
"Bully for you, chilly for me. Got to get a rain check on pain." -David Bowie

I just typed that up from memory... feel free to correct, as you see fit.

:D
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yogi
2016-03-29 13:09:01 UTC
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Again, good for you.
Will Dockery
2016-03-29 13:11:30 UTC
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Again, good for you.
Okay... and thanks a lot, again.

<3
yogi
2016-03-29 13:17:25 UTC
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Right, again. LOL.
Will Dockery
2016-03-29 18:09:14 UTC
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Right, again. LOL.
And still good... so far.

:)
Will Dockery
2016-03-30 10:59:34 UTC
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The song fits your vocal range well,
and your voice rings loud and clear
on the chorus
ARE YOU HI??? lol.
Since he'd mentioned "Green Eggs & Ham" in another poem, I'd say that's a pretty safe bet.
Yeah... the cat's out of the bag at this point.

:)
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Here is the first recording ever, anywhere, by the Kirkman Brothers, on their arrangement of my new song... Posted a new song: "Just Like A Flower" / Will Dockery & The Kirkman Bros. Vocals: Will Dockery, Guitars: Tyler & Dylan Kirkman. Produced by Brian Mallard...
http://www.reverbnation.com/q/6j59js
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yogi
2016-03-30 11:16:48 UTC
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The cat was never in a bag.
The cat was in a hat in a box.
The only question was whether
or not the cat was alive, dead,
or both. Such is the odd nature
of quantum superpositions.
Will Dockery
2016-03-30 11:19:16 UTC
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The cat was never in a bag.
The cat was in a hat in a box.
The only question was whether
or not the cat was alive, dead,
or both. Such is the odd nature
of quantum superpositions.
It was just a nod to the good Doctor.

<3
yogi
2016-03-30 11:34:08 UTC
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Yes, I know. I saw your doctor,
and raised it by one professor.
Will Dockery
2016-03-30 11:41:38 UTC
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Yes, I know. I saw your doctor,
and raised it by one professor.
My PHD girlfriend moved to Colorado.

I kind of miss her.

<3
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yogi
2016-03-30 12:02:33 UTC
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Okay, since I don't know your PHD girlfriend
in Colorado, I take that to mean you also kind
of missed the reference to Scroedinger's cat,
which suggests the joke was dead on arrival.
Michael Pendragon
2016-03-30 13:11:11 UTC
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Okay, since I don't know your PHD girlfriend
in Colorado, I take that to mean you also kind
of missed the reference to Scroedinger's cat,
which suggests the joke was dead on arrival.
Correct. Your "joke" referenced both Dr. Seuss' and Scroedinger's cats. But, apart from (unnecessarily) pointing out that both are fictional cats, it did so without any purpose.

A joke needs to find, and point out, something funny in the pairing.

Quantumously: A joke is considered to be both "dead" and "alive" (possessing the potential to be funny) until it has been told, at which point its status is determined.
yogi
2016-03-30 13:28:51 UTC
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Correction. My joke relative to cats referred to Will's previous mention.
It's a relativity joke that some find relatively funny, generally speaking.
Michael Pendragon
2016-03-30 14:11:56 UTC
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Correction. My joke relative to cats referred to Will's previous mention.
It's a relativity joke that some find relatively funny, generally speaking.
The fact that Will had previously mentioned a cat does nothing to make your Seuss-Scroedinger reference funny.

You attempted to connect these cats by placing all three *in* various containers. However, as Will's cat was already *out* of its container, and Seuss' cat merely wears its hat, so their "in"-status could only be achieved through a complicated (in joke terms) series of puns ("in" = "within" vs "in" = "wearing") and the relativity of tenses (if the cat is currently *out* of the bag, it follows that said cat must have previously been *in* it).

But once the "connection" has been recognized, the "joke" still boils down to this:

Will: Apples.
Yogi: Peaches and Pears.
yogi
2016-03-30 17:14:26 UTC
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Nothing can make anything I say
funny, if you don't see the humor.
Will Dockery
2016-03-30 17:18:43 UTC
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Nothing can make anything I say
funny, if you don't see the humor.
That's the difference in comedy and poetry... comedy has to be funny.

:)
Michael Pendragon
2016-03-30 17:37:28 UTC
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Nothing can make anything I say
funny, if you don't see the humor.
Comedy needs to be short and direct. Here's an example:

Rachel: Are you Corey?
Michael: Must be. Who else would quote "Green Eggs & Ham"?
Will: Yep, looks like the cat's out of the bag.
Yogi: Don't you mean out of the hat?

The above scene is mildly amusing in that it not only makes the obvious cat-connection pun, but that it allows the character, "Yogi," to tease his friends by intentionally dropping another clue.

Also, Yogi/Corey's line plays directly off of Michael's and Will's -- combining the two without bringing any new topic into the picture (like Scroedinger's cat).

A funnier variation would be as follows:

Rachel: Are you Corey?
Michael: Must be. Who else would quote "Green Eggs & Ham"?
Will: Yep, looks like the cat's out of the bag.
Yogi: Perhaps, but he'll be stuck in that damn hat till Kingdom Come.

In this example, Yogi/Corey not only continues the Dr. Seuss reference, thereby teasing his friends further, but he turns Will's cat into Seuss' cat *and makes a joke about the latter.*

Again, Yogi/Corey does not introduce a third cat, but plays off of the existing Seuss/cat references.

The basic rule of thumb to be followed is "Keep It Simple, Stupid" ("KISS" for short). Your Scroedinger "joke" is too convoluted, and plays like a mental game of connect-the-dots where the resulting image isn't worth the bother.
yogi
2016-03-30 18:50:31 UTC
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That's the long way of saying that
nothing can make anything I say
funny, if you don't see the humor.
Michael Pendragon
2016-03-30 19:21:54 UTC
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That's the long way of saying that
nothing can make anything I say
funny, if you don't see the humor.
No, that's the long way of saying "Don't quit your day job."
yogi
2016-03-31 00:30:32 UTC
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Thanks for weighing in.
Will Dockery
2016-03-31 08:29:12 UTC
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That's the long way of saying that
nothing can make anything I say
funny, if you don't see the humor.
No, that's the long way of saying "Don't quit your day job."
Or, in his creative endeavors, I'd suggest that he stick with the Silverstein wannabe poetry, since comedy is obviously not Yogi's strong suit.

:D
yogi
2016-03-31 08:36:31 UTC
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Thanks for the suggestion. Have a pleasant day.
Will Dockery
2016-03-31 08:45:46 UTC
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Thanks for the suggestion. Have a pleasant day.
Glad to help, and likewise, my friend.

:)
yogi
2016-03-31 08:49:37 UTC
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Your suggestion didn't help anything.
I don't know why you thought it did.
Will Dockery
2016-03-31 08:53:20 UTC
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Your suggestion
<snip>

You thanked me, and I accepted your thanks.

How difficult can that be for you to understand?

:)
yogi
2016-03-31 09:05:19 UTC
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You said you were glad to help,
but you didn't actually help me.
I didn't want you to mistakenly
think you were actually helpful
when you weren't, but I'm glad
you're glad. Have a pleasant day!
Will Dockery
2016-03-31 09:14:49 UTC
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You said you were glad to help,
And you said "Thanks for the suggestion."

So I replied I was glad to help, since you were thankful for my help.

:)
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yogi
2016-03-31 09:17:54 UTC
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Thanks for your suggestion.
I wish you could be of help.
Michael Pendragon
2016-03-31 16:59:33 UTC
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You said you were glad to help,
but you didn't actually help me.
I didn't want you to mistakenly
think you were actually helpful
when you weren't, but I'm glad
you're glad. Have a pleasant day!
He suggested that you try to avoid writing humorous poems, as humor is not one of your strong points.

I second his suggestion.

You are highly skilled at rhyming (both end rhyme and internal), but tend to waste it on convoluted jokes (generally complicated puns, bathroom humor, or complicated bathroom humor puns) that no one finds funny.
yogi
2016-03-31 17:49:26 UTC
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I wish I could believe you, Michael.
That would sure make things easier.
Unfortunately, experience dictates
otherwise. I'm booked through July.

Lol.
Michael Pendragon
2016-03-31 18:50:12 UTC
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I wish I could believe you, Michael.
That would sure make things easier.
Unfortunately, experience dictates
otherwise. I'm booked through July.
Lol.
I'm sure there's a joke hidden in there somewhere ... but I have no idea what half of your post even means.
yogi
2016-03-31 19:05:55 UTC
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Here, let me help. My understanding of what you wrote
is that I waste my time on convoluted jokes that no one
finds funny. That would be a hard hitting, but very good
truth to know about myself, if I could trust the assessment.

Unfortunately, my experience beyond this group is such
that some, a few at least, do find my convoluted jokes fun
to read, and funny to experience. I make people think,
and I make people laugh. So, knowing that, I am left to
understand your assessment that 'no one' finds my poetry
funnyas hyperbole, representative only of yourself, and
you're unreliable because you use terms like no one.
Michael Pendragon
2016-03-31 19:49:06 UTC
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is that I waste my time on convoluted jokes that no one
finds funny. That would be a hard hitting, but very good
truth to know about myself, if I could trust the assessment.
Unfortunately, my experience beyond this group is such
that some, a few at least, do find my convoluted jokes fun
to read, and funny to experience.
People often laugh at jokes out of politeness. Or perhaps it's a "No Soap Radio," thing where people laugh so as not to seem stupid. Or maybe you've just got a funny-looking booger hanging out of your nose.
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I make people think,
and I make people laugh. So, knowing that, I am left to
understand your assessment that 'no one' finds my poetry
funnyas hyperbole, representative only of yourself, and
you're unreliable because you use terms like no one.
No one in this group.

Will also said that humor isn't your forte. I don't think Jim finds you funny, and doubt George does either. Rachel does, but she's ... Rachel. :-)
yogi
2016-03-31 19:56:52 UTC
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My job involves finding humor in people like you,
and in situations others have difficulty attending.
drive-by
2016-03-31 20:03:44 UTC
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is that I waste my time on convoluted jokes that no one
finds funny. That would be a hard hitting, but very good
truth to know about myself, if I could trust the assessment.
Unfortunately, my experience beyond this group is such
that some, a few at least, do find my convoluted jokes fun
to read, and funny to experience.
People often laugh at jokes out of politeness. Or perhaps it's a "No Soap Radio," thing where people laugh so as not to seem stupid. Or maybe you've just got a funny-looking booger hanging out of your nose.
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I make people think,
and I make people laugh. So, knowing that, I am left to
understand your assessment that 'no one' finds my poetry
funnyas hyperbole, representative only of yourself, and
you're unreliable because you use terms like no one.
No one in this group.
Will also said that humor isn't your forte. I don't think Jim finds you funny, and doubt George does either. Rachel does, but she's ... Rachel. :-)
You would be correct.
yogi
2016-03-31 20:17:29 UTC
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Good to know for sure.
Will Dockery
2016-04-01 11:26:39 UTC
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Good to know for sure.
If you feel up to answering, what is it that you think you know for sure now?

Just curious.

:D
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Check out "Angel of Esquiline Hill / Will Dockery & Rob Wright (Produced by Jack Snipe)
https://www.reverbnation.com/willdockery/song/22149226-angel-esquiline-hill--will-dockery?0
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yogi
2016-04-01 11:31:58 UTC
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I know when I'm not wanted! Lol.
Will Dockery
2016-04-01 17:21:07 UTC
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I know when I'm not wanted! Lol.
I didn't see anything about anyone either "wanting" you or not "wanting" you... just that your jokes are stale and you're the only one here laughing at them. That's a pretty common scene at the open mics and poetry readings, when the wannabe comedians get up and start telling their "jokes". People smile and nod, some even manage to force laughter but the fact remains... when you do a comedy act, you have to be /funny/.

And so it goes.
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Vocals: Will Dockery, Guitars: Tyler & Dylan Kirkman. Produced by Brian Mallard
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Will Dockery
2016-04-02 15:15:57 UTC
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is that I waste my time on convoluted jokes that no one
finds funny. That would be a hard hitting, but very good
truth to know about myself, if I could trust the assessment.
Unfortunately, my experience beyond this group is such
that some, a few at least, do find my convoluted jokes fun
to read, and funny to experience.
People often laugh at jokes out of politeness. Or perhaps it's a "No Soap Radio," thing where people laugh so as not to seem stupid. Or maybe you've just got a funny-looking booger hanging out of your nose.
Post by yogi
I make people think,
and I make people laugh. So, knowing that, I am left to
understand your assessment that 'no one' finds my poetry
funnyas hyperbole, representative only of yourself, and
you're unreliable because you use terms like no one.
No one in this group.
Will also said that humor isn't your forte. I don't think Jim finds you funny, and doubt George does either. Rachel does, but she's ... Rachel. :-)
You would be correct.
Exactly.

How many votes on alt.arts.poetry.comments do we need to call it a landslide?

Just kidding, Corey... no reason to go trump mode on me.

:D
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"Feelin' Alright" - A tribute to Joe Cocker / Will Dockery, Sandy Madaris & Conley Brothers

https://www.reverbnation.com/artist/video/4971478
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Will Dockery
2016-04-01 11:13:57 UTC
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Post by yogi
is that I waste my time on convoluted jokes that no one
finds funny. That would be a hard hitting, but very good
truth to know about myself, if I could trust the assessment.
Unfortunately, my experience beyond this group is such
that some, a few at least, do find my convoluted jokes fun
to read, and funny to experience.
People often laugh at jokes out of politeness. Or perhaps it's a "No Soap Radio," thing where people laugh so as not to seem stupid. Or maybe you've just got a funny-looking booger hanging out of your nose.
Post by yogi
I make people think,
and I make people laugh. So, knowing that, I am left to
understand your assessment that 'no one' finds my poetry
funnyas hyperbole, representative only of yourself, and
you're unreliable because you use terms like no one.
No one in this group.
Will also said that humor isn't your forte. I don't think Jim finds you funny, and doubt George does either. Rachel does, but she's ... Rachel. :-)
I haven't looked in a while, but perhaps PJR, Cujo and Dink think his jokes are hilarious?

:)
yogi
2016-04-01 11:18:38 UTC
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Will Dockery
2016-04-03 14:44:36 UTC
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So, as we were saying, been to any marches lately?
No not a lot of marching around, but I have been declared the Poet Laureate of the Ma Rainey International Blues Festival, so I think people recognize that I'm doing at least some of the right things...

http://maraineyinternationalbluesfestival.com/line-up.php

LINE UP

Marsha Marsha Marsha
Tim O'Brien
Nelly Black
Skylar Saufley
Neal Lucas
Will Dockery, Poet Laureate
Patricia Suddeth, Composer
Madeleine Davis, International Vocalist
Judge Richard Brown, Clayton County Magistrate Court
Tommy Brown, 2015 Inductee Blues Hall Of Fame, 2016 Adviser Ma Rainey Festival, R.I.P.

Saturday April 30, 2016 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Uptown Columbus Stage
Broadway 1000 Block
Columbus, Georgia 31901

MAD ABOUT MA BLUES SOCIETY of COLUMBUS GEORGIA
is an organization of Blues Enthusiasts, Musicians, Historians,
and Educators dedicated to preserving the legacy of Gertrude
"Ma Rainey" Pridgett, Women in the Blues Genre, Blues Education,
and preserving Roots Music.
VISION - To claim Columbus Georgia as the original Home
of the Blues, and to be one of the best Blues Festivals
worldwide offering an indigenous, fun, and educational experience.

I know it's only Rhythm and Blues but I like it, like it... yes I do.

:D
Will Dockery
2016-04-06 07:32:35 UTC
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Confused again, already, K.B.?

:)

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kitchen bitch
2016-04-06 08:34:34 UTC
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Apparently. What's your question?
Will Dockery
2016-04-06 13:34:05 UTC
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Apparently. What's your question?
I don't remember, I can go back and check if that sounds like a plan.

Would you answer my question if I asked you one?

:D
Phineus T. Stinglebottom
2016-04-06 13:46:16 UTC
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Apparently. What's your question?

...

Do you hear an echo?
Do you hear an echo?
Will Dockery
2016-04-06 13:49:04 UTC
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Apparently. What's your question?
...
Do you hear an echo?
Do you hear an echo?
No, but I do see you going into "Tom Bishop" mode all over the place here.

:D
Phineus T. Stinglebottom
2016-04-06 13:59:05 UTC
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Beware, for I am trance channeling
The Ghost of Tom Bishop, woooooo.

LOL.
Will Dockery
2016-04-07 10:19:52 UTC
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Beware, for I am trance channeling
The Ghost of Tom Bishop, woooooo.
LOL.
I've always seen similarities between you Tom Bishop, which is not always a bad thing.

Before he died, Tom even seemed serious about driving his camper 3,000 miles "non stop" just to visit me. We even found and discussed him renting a space in the RV Park on Highway 431, not far from Doo-Nanny.

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He would have almost certainly enjoyed the Doo-Nanny, also.

:D
Phineus T. Stinglebottom
2016-04-07 10:29:22 UTC
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A lot of people will die before you ever have a chance
to insult them face to face, which is what makes the
internet so valuable to people of limited means.
Will Dockery
2016-04-07 10:46:58 UTC
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A lot of people will die before you ever have a chance
to insult them face to face, which is what makes the
internet so valuable to people of limited means.
I meant no offense in comparing you with Tom Bishop, Corey... you two just have (had) similar personality quirks.

:)
Phineus T. Stinglebottom
2016-04-07 10:56:48 UTC
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Of course, you really don't know what you mean,
so you don't know whether you're being offensive
or not. You never met Tom, and you only met me
once five years ago, so you actually have no idea
whether or not we share any personality 'quirks'.

LOL
Will Dockery
2016-04-07 11:01:58 UTC
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You never met Tom, and you only met me
once five years ago
Yet, by the same token, why are you always blabbering away as if /you/ know /me/ so well, Corey?

Unfortunately, I know that you, like Tom Bishop, could be quite the hypocrite.

No offense, just the truth as a see it.

:)
Will Dockery
2016-04-07 14:17:05 UTC
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whether or not we share any personality 'quirks'
Many of your online antics are identical.

Don't take my word for it, ask around.

:)
Will Dockery
2016-04-09 12:04:05 UTC
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you really don't know what you mean
Of course I do, but there's no way I can stop you from spewing your (apparently jealous) lies about me is there, Corey?
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"Feelin' Alright" - A tribute to Joe Cocker / Will Dockery, Sandy Madaris & The Conley Brothers
https://www.reverbnation.com/artist/video/4971478
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Phineus T. Stinglebottom
2016-04-09 12:19:15 UTC
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Please, call me Dr. Stinglebottom.
What I hear you saying is that you
are very jealous of this Corey person,
whoever that is, because they are able
to tell stories about you better than you
can. Your stories about yourself are pale
shadowy stick figures in comparison to
their colorful and animated tales, correct?
Will Dockery
2016-04-09 12:25:47 UTC
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What I hear you saying is that you
are very jealous of this Corey person,
whoever that is, because they are able
to tell stories about you better than you
can. Your stories about yourself are pale
shadowy stick figures in comparison to
their colorful and animated tales, correct?
You're being very "Tom Bishop" this morning. Thanks for proving my point for me.

So, if you are not "Corey", how come you're using one of his Google accounts?

Just curious.

:D
Will Dockery
2016-04-09 22:01:41 UTC
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I am trance channeling
The Ghost of Tom Bishop
Doing a great job of it, also.

Tom used to brag about all the famous people he'd pretended to meet, also.

:)
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A quick reminder, we have a show tonight: Tonight is the night to come and Rock out to The Sally Brown Band at The VFW in Cusseta, Georgia starting 7 30pm And I go on again with the 3rd set, around 10pm.

Chattahoochee Sunset / Dockery, Mallard & Snipe

https://www.reverbnation.com/willdockery/song/11459910-chattahoochee-sunset--dockery-mallard?0 :D
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Phineus T. Stinglebottom
2016-04-09 22:09:37 UTC
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Have a great show tonight.
Too bad you don't go on until 10,
but beggars can't be choosers, and
you've got to take every gig you can get.
Will Dockery
2016-04-09 22:28:49 UTC
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Have a great show tonight.
Too bad you don't go on until 10,
but beggars can't be choosers, and
you've got to take every gig you can get.
Ten O'clock is "prime time"... the show goes until past Midnight.

Of course since you've probably never performed anywhere, you wouldn't know that.

Now you do.
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Chattahoochee Sunset / Dockery, Mallard & Snipe

https://www.reverbnation.com/willdockery/song/11459910-chattahoochee-sunset--dockery-mallard?0 :D

:)
Phineus T. Stinglebottom
2016-04-09 22:32:22 UTC
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Oh, okay then. Have a nice time with your friends.
Will Dockery
2016-04-10 08:46:49 UTC
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Oh, okay then. Have a nice time with your friends.
Thanks, and yes, it was a good night with friends, old and new.

:D
Phineus T. Stinglebottom
2016-04-10 09:03:10 UTC
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Good, I'm glad. I hope you
have a nice day today too.
Will Dockery
2016-04-10 12:39:00 UTC
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Good, I'm glad. I hope you
have a nice day today too.
I expect it to be a nice one, Doctor, and likewise yours.

Because Spring is here in Shadowville, time to start feeling, all right.

"Feelin' Alright" - A tribute to Joe Cocker / Will Dockery, Sandy Madaris & Conley Brothers:

https://www.reverbnation.com/artist/video/4971478

<3
Phineus T. Stinglebottom
2016-04-10 15:01:00 UTC
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You know, Joe Cocker actually only covered that song.
Dave Mason wrote and recorded it with the band Traffic,
filled with melancholy to reflect the lyrics, which suggest
that it's a sad song. Joe Cocker's version is more upbeat.
Will Dockery
2016-04-10 15:30:54 UTC
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You know, Joe Cocker actually only covered that song.
Dave Mason wrote and recorded it with the band Traffic,
filled with melancholy to reflect the lyrics, which suggest
that it's a sad song. Joe Cocker's version is more upbeat.
Yes, but obviously it is the Joe Cocker arrangement we base our version on.

:)
Phineus T. Stinglebottom
2016-04-10 17:32:36 UTC
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Yes, you obviously went
after the Joe Cocker sound.

Will Dockery
2016-04-01 18:11:29 UTC
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Post by Michael Pendragon
Post by yogi
is that I waste my time on convoluted jokes that no one
finds funny. That would be a hard hitting, but very good
truth to know about myself, if I could trust the assessment.
Unfortunately, my experience beyond this group is such
that some, a few at least, do find my convoluted jokes fun
to read, and funny to experience.
People often laugh at jokes out of politeness. Or perhaps it's a "No Soap Radio," thing where people laugh so as not to seem stupid. Or maybe you've just got a funny-looking booger hanging out of your nose.
Post by yogi
I make people think,
and I make people laugh. So, knowing that, I am left to
understand your assessment that 'no one' finds my poetry
funnyas hyperbole, representative only of yourself, and
you're unreliable because you use terms like no one.
No one in this group.
Will also said that humor isn't your forte. I don't think Jim finds you funny, and doubt George does either. Rachel does, but she's ... Rachel. :-)
This is pretty much the long and short of it, or, even shorter:

"What he said."

:D
Will Dockery
2016-03-31 16:19:41 UTC
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Nothing can make anything I say
funny, if you don't see the humor.
Rachel: Are you Corey?
Michael: Must be. Who else would quote "Green Eggs & Ham"?
Will: Yep, looks like the cat's out of the bag.
Yogi: Don't you mean out of the hat?
The above scene is mildly amusing in that it not only makes the obvious cat-connection pun, but that it allows the character, "Yogi," to tease his friends by intentionally dropping another clue.
Also, Yogi/Corey's line plays directly off of Michael's and Will's -- combining the two without bringing any new topic into the picture (like Scroedinger's cat).
Rachel: Are you Corey?
Michael: Must be. Who else would quote "Green Eggs & Ham"?
Will: Yep, looks like the cat's out of the bag.
Yogi: Perhaps, but he'll be stuck in that damn hat till Kingdom Come.
In this example, Yogi/Corey not only continues the Dr. Seuss reference, thereby teasing his friends further, but he turns Will's cat into Seuss' cat *and makes a joke about the latter.*
Again, Yogi/Corey does not introduce a third cat, but plays off of the existing Seuss/cat references.
The basic rule of thumb to be followed is "Keep It Simple, Stupid" ("KISS" for short). Your Scroedinger "joke" is too convoluted, and plays like a mental game of connect-the-dots where the resulting image isn't worth the bother.
Just more of the same old attempt at mind games, really, and as usual, falling a bit flat near the end.
Will Dockery
2016-03-30 14:20:43 UTC
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Okay, since I don't know your PHD girlfriend
in Colorado
Okay, since you wrote "Yes, I know. I saw your doctor...", it looked like you may have known her.
Will Dockery
2016-03-31 16:26:23 UTC
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I don't know your PHD girlfriend in Colorado
If you've read much of my work you might know her, quite a few of my poems and songs are for and about her.
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Posted a new song: "Just Like A Flower / Will Dockery & The Kirkman Bros. " http://www.reverbnation.com/q/6j59js
Vocals: Will Dockery, Guitars: Tyler & Dylan Kirkman. Produced by Brian Mallard
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Will Dockery
2016-03-26 20:18:24 UTC
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The song fits your vocal range well,
and your voice rings loud and clear
on the chorus, but the verses sound
mumbled and unclear, and you appear
to be reading the lyrics from a page,
which is okay if you're just learning the
song, but the resulting video suggests
a need for memorization and practice.
You nailed it, Yogi... it was a tribute show for our friend Clyde Baker, who suddenly passed away from liver cancer. "Bang A Gong" was one of /his/ songs, songs that he was known for and his originals. Although I've loved T Rex for decades, I never have sang one of their songs, and though I know the song, I had never sang it before, or just a few run throughs before this show.

Alas, the verses are much more "tricky" than I knew, and I did need to cheat some.

After a couple more runs, we had the tune up to standard, but, of course, the tribute show had come and gone.

Here's another cover that I and my friends always love pulling out, "Feelin' Alright" - A tribute to Joe Cocker / Will Dockery, Sandy Madaris & Conley Brothers. Check out this video from Will Dockery:

https://www.reverbnation.com/artist/video/4971478?0
yogi
2016-03-26 21:18:45 UTC
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That song fits your vocal range well
also, and your voice rings loud and
clear on the chorus here as well, but
again you sound unsure of yourself
on the verse lyrics, and their meaning.
Rachel
2016-03-26 19:08:22 UTC
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Post by Hieronymous707
Good morning, and have a nice day.
The first thing that I'd like to say,
Please, take my advice lest
some other idea gain full sway.
Thinking now for just a minute,
as if my world had you within it,
where we'd be, my world and me
within this whispered poetry,
and see that we'd be bound by just
time, this rhyme, our faith and trust.
Hello, Hi, thanks for reading and commenting...
Hope your holiday weekend is a great one.
Here's my designated Holiday song, it won't make the Pope's head spin or anything, it's only rock-n-roll and I like it, like it... yes I do.
Bang A Gong (Marc Bolan cover) / Will Dockery & Friends
http://www.reverbnation.com/q/6iwyzy
:D
Oh, that's right! Easter! (what is that? not his birthday...when he went to heaven? i'm not sure)

anyway...so omg hi, did you color easter eggs, and have an easter egg hunt????

i did that one year with my friend delia from england. we met on an expedition in australia and then were pen pals for and then when i lived in sweden, she came over to visit me. we had SO MUCH FUN. we even spent a night on a ship at the docks in gamla stan. that was their youth hostel.

also, i always used to make my mom do it. like for my birthday she would hide hershey's mini chocolates assorted flavors all over the yard and house, and all my friends and i would look for them. we were all into it. i remember on year heidi p*chn*r (that's u and an e :-///) one of my two best friends, here parents did a scavenger hunt for her birthday, our sleep-over, and there were clues, and her present was a really cool sleeping bag.
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