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+ Janis Joplin
Corina Gina Papouis
[31.May.09 20:40]
one of the greatest of the greatest!...a storm following the hoarse whisper (well said!)..we promise to try harder... may her legacy go on forever!
wonderful tribute, Willy!

 =  I really appreciate...
John Willy Kopperud
[31.May.09 21:58]
...your enthusiastic reading here, Corina! There's no doubt,
Joplin's voice will be remembered in generations to come. Thanks a lot for that star!
Cheers from Willy

 =  let's all try a little bit harder
ion a
[01.Jun.09 08:42]
i woke up one morning
and the windows were pouring darkness on me
i woke up one morning
looked in the mirror there was nothing to see

i've turned on the tv
they were showing some bloody war
making some excuse
and freedom was just another word
for nothing left to lose

congrats Willy!

 =  One absurd moment in Joplin's recording career...
John Willy Kopperud
[01.Jun.09 10:14]
...comes to mind as I reminiscence the song "Mercedes Benz" where she presents all these wishes to the lord: A Mercedes Benz,a color TV, a night down town. As she carries on with this "A Capella" singing, seemingly all alone behind the mike, she suddenly bursts out: "Everybody Now!". nerous comment, ion!
Cheers from Willy
Thanks a lot for your ge

 =  I can't have been entirely awake, ion...
John Willy Kopperud
[01.Jun.09 18:41]
...when I didn't observe that the verses in your comment most
probably are of your making. This is one thing I really enjoy, comments in the shape of poems. (And not half bad, too!)
Cheers from Willy

 =  White girl of the Midwest
[02.Jun.09 07:55]
Very beautiful poem Willy, thanks for writing it and sharing thi poem with us.

With all the best and continuity of your pen!

LOVE it.


 =  Midwest? Well...
John Willy Kopperud
[02.Jun.09 09:08] be more precise, Port Arthur, Texas. In the middle, but definitely to the south. (I guess I owe this information to readers who may not be aware of the fact.) Thanks a lot for your comment, Gunsel. Have a nice day in Bromley Road!
Cheers from Willy

 =  completely off this text's topic:)
Corina Gina Papouis
[02.Jun.09 16:51]
Willy! Willy!

(holding my hand up here!)

May I ask a question?
I am so looking forward to ABBA’s turn in the History of music, or at least Anni-Frid Lyngstad’s. Could you be kind enough to at least tell me how long do I have to wait?
Many thanks for your attention to this matter…
An–ABBA-go-crazy-since-she-was-6-or-maybe-7-who-has-collected-all-there-was-to-collect-seen-the-DVD-and-bought-the Tshirt-kind-of-fan

 =  As much as I enjoy ABBA's music, Corina...
John Willy Kopperud
[03.Jun.09 12:06]
...I'm sorry to say that the words to these wonderful songs are generally quite poor. I don't altogether dismiss the idea of some "Musical History" contribution dedicated to ABBA, but that would require a focus entirely based on arrangements, compositions and performance.
Cheers from Willy

 =  exception to the rule
ion a
[03.Jun.09 14:34]
the song i like best from ABBA is "the day before you came", lyrics are kind of passable too. maybe it will sway you :)

 =  :)
Corina Gina Papouis
[03.Jun.09 16:20]
'Where there’s a wheel there’s a way' - they say..and I have patience..:)
Thank you Ion A for your support on my request, that is a good song indeed and it may sway Willy.
My next question to Willy would be how come that such poor quality texts have achieved floor-fillers in every club you go to (I am talking about London). ABBA is en-vogue as much now as it was then. I can get stuck with one of their songs in my head for days (maybe I should see someone about it!:))
Maybe this is something to explore: words vs music in ABBA.
Willy, no pressure!

 =  Been giving it some thought...
John Willy Kopperud
[07.Jun.09 14:01]
...and I think, maybe... "The day before you came" is not at all bad. The song is on ABBA's last album. The last couple of years with that quartet are interesting; two married couples drifting apart and an era in Swedish pop is definitely heading towards the end. Within this frame the words also get deeper and offer a bit more to the
readers regarding possible interpretations. A contribution with ABBA in focus is indeed possible!
Cheers from Willy

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