TIME in L.A. 4/2 7-8PM: TOPIC: Writing the BALLAD of SMG...to
the tune of"Going Through The Mot|
Welcome to "a very special" edition
of TEA TIME in L.A. (7-8 PM Bronze Time) . .
by: forensicpopouri - Apr 02, 2002, 7:00
. . . where we normally
polish our pointy tongues by talking in
BUT TODAY . . .
the VERSE-ONLY RULE is
we write a song / ballad
sung to the
tune of Going Through The Motions
first song of Once More, With
(#25/154) will tell you how this came
(and the notes in the responses will give
you SMG info, AND a lesson
rewriting Going Through The Motions as a
"ballad" about SMG.)
be here until 8:PM Bronze time . .
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forensicpopouri - Apr 02, 2002, 8:05
Very big smile
and praise for monkeywithoutpants</g> . .
I've heard that Duckwheat has been going around
singing his song.
Sounds like you've got a hit.
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forensicpopouri - Apr 02, 2002, 7:58
I'll scan for new
messages, and then wrap this up for
hee hee . . .
monkeywithoutpants - Apr 02, 2002, 7:56
My bad. Meant to say-
But why sing about SMG when . . .
Had a banana in
my typing hand. *g*
But sing about SMG when you can sing
about our Bronze hero Duckwheat?
monkeywithoutpants - Apr 02, 2002, 7:51
(Sung to Going Through
Every single night, we wait for
You never know when he'll
Post the Bronze's rules ... that we all
be sweet --
Never disagree.All play nicey
Some kiss Duckwheat's toes. Some say he
But surely we all know...
that he's posting with emotions
more than we can
He reposts the Bronze's rules so
. . . . . .
Will he keep this up
Post until his fingers
ev'ry nerve (I'm feeling
Let's all praise Duckwheat!
posting with emotions
more than we can
He's not posting spam.
than I am.
He just wants us to play
forensicpopouri - Apr 02, 2002, 7:45
means "little song" . . .
. . . we don't have a
lute in here to pluck in the background.
To me, "Going Through The
Motions" is the most fun to sing.
programmed my cell phone ringtone to play
And it's certainly a tune we all know, so if
"poetry" to fit that melody, we all
know how to sing that.
What's the point?
Well, you'd have to read through the
FAQ . . . and Tea Time history.
Hey, Chauny . . . you're right about GTTM
giving a picture of SMG 's situation . . . As for. .
forensicpopouri - Apr 02, 2002, 7:38
playing with here is "telling a biographical story"
(a ballad was a tale told in song).
trying improve Joss's song. <g>
something we all know as the basis
to get the hang of
telling tales in song form.
Hi yelnif . . . about my email
forensicpopouri - Apr 02, 2002, 7:33
Here in The
Bronze I'm following a rule of not giving out an email
But, for the time being, I'll be
starting a thread at 7:00 PM (Bronze Time),
will always be able to reach me with a public
during that hour.
Seems strange, I
know. but there are secret reasons for
Listen to teh lyrics in teh first
Chauny - Apr 02, 2002, 7:29
First of all the
original lyrics to GOING THROUGHT THE MOTIONS may
already describe S.M.G. on more of an emotional
Every single night the same
arrangment i go out and fight the fight (doesn't realy
apply unless you talk about being int he public
Still i always feel the strangest
strangement nothing her is real nothing here is
right(obviously nothing is real its a t.v.
I've been making shows of tradign blows
just hoping no one knows, that i've been goingthrough
the motions walking throught eh part.(that ones pretty
self explanitory )
.........and the song goes
but if you want to know her first acting gig
was ina Burger King commercial.
yelnif - Apr 02, 2002, 7:26
do you have an email
Having finished my songwriting lesson for
today <smile> . . .
forensicpopouri - Apr 02, 2002, 7:14
I'm now going
to ponder another part of the song.
Post your own
version . . . ask any question you like . . .
some more info on SMG for song input . . .
I'll be hanging around here until 8:00
Based on the SMG bio info in previous
post . . . I SING:
forensicpopouri - Apr 02, 2002, 7:10
SUNG TO THE MELODY
OF "GOING THROUGH THE MOTIONS"
upon a time, a girl named Gellar
got a job at
Acting on TV -- so well, so
Won an Emmy fast. First year on the
The OLD STAR on the show said "No. No.
No. . . ."
"Sweet Sarah's got to
"Young Sarah Gellar's too precocious,
for her own damned good."
"I must run Miss Gellar
from my hood." . . . . . .
BE CONTINUED . . . BY YOU?
REPOST of SMG bio information (that I'm
using as the basis to write an SMG
forensicpopouri - Apr 02, 2002, 7:07
[REPOST OF SMG BIO
What You ask is difficult
Ron_j_d - Apr 02, 2002, 12:38 AM
pretty tall order but here's some info on
She Played Kendel Hart, Long lost daughter
of Erica Kane on "All My Children" when she was 16.
She started on the show playing a 16 year old
but people complained that Erica couldn't have a secret
16 year old since she was on the show for about 18 or so
years and never been away long enough to have a baby
off-camera so the writers quickly made Kendel 22 which
put Sarah in an ironic spot... she played over 21 when
she was really 16 then on buffy she played 16 when she
was really over 21. (I don't know how you can make THAT
rhyme but I thought it was interesting)
She won a
Daytime Emmy for the role her first year on
That pissed off Susan Lucci who played her
mom "Erica" for almost 20 years with no Emmies to her
credit to that point (since then I think she finaly won
Suddenly Kendel became "Bad.. real bad" so
bad that soon she had to be written off the show. (I
hope your proud of yourself Susan)
turned out to be a blessing in disguise. She was now
free to audition for a roll on a TV series based on a
movie about a girl who hunts Vampires.
auditioned for the role of a Cordelia.
the part of Buffy.
That's a few tidbits of what I
know... hope you can use it in your assignment.
[END OF REPOST]
FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY (some
songwriting commentary I posted earlier
forensicpopouri - Apr 02, 2002, 7:03
Going Through The Motions
for a few lines,
until we understand better just what
Joss was doing
when he composed the words to the
first song in
Once More, With Feeling (BtVS
(1) Ev'ry single
night, the same arrangement
(2) I go
out and fight the fight.
(3) Still I
always feel the same
(4) Nothing here is
real. Nothing here is right.
LET'S ANALYZE THE RHYTHM BUFFY
(1) EV'ry sin-gle
NIGHT . . . . THE SAME . .
(2) I go out and FIGHT
. . . THE FIGHT.
(3) STILL I always
FEEL . . . . THE SAME . . es-TRANGE-
(4) NOTHing here is REAL . . .
NOTHing here is RIGHT.
THE RHYTHMIC "DRUM BEATS" . . . IMAGINE A SNARE
(1) TA-ta ta-ta TA
. . . . TA TA . . ta TA TA
(2) TA ta
ta ta TA . . . . TA TA.
(3) TA ta ta
ta TA . . . . TA TA . . ta TA TA
TA ta ta ta TA . . . . TA ta ta ta TA.
NOW MAKE UP SOME LINES FOR
THE BALLAD OF SARAH MICHELLE GELLAR
SAME RHYTHM (and yes, I'll leave you to note the
(1) SING with
all my MIGHT . . . OF SAR- . . -ah
(2) (GOSH I hope I WRITE . .
(3) LOVE her pretty
FACE. . . . HER GRACE, so
(4) (PRAY I write good
LINES . . . PRAY I keep them