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Sure, I was bored. Just like now. "But I'm not just gonna write about it," I said to myself. "I'm gonna do something about it."
That's when I pulled out my manbone and began to play a tune. A tune that could be heard far and wide, as I imagined it. Was it a sonata? Well, it didn't contain the necessary structural ingredients.
I decided to keep it in 4/4. Danceable. People don't get as excited about compound meters.
So I started with the pulse. "Hit those downbeats!" The quarter-note pattern ricocheted - flaccidly for now.
I added some eighth notes. Little cymbal splashes, here and there.
Now for the triplets. Ah, just cut to the sixteenths. Pick it up, now. "Pick it up!"
Christ, if those 32nd's didn't pack a punch. A disco punch that resulted in some chaffing like you'd never seen.
Date Written: February 13, 2004Comments:
Average Vote: 3.375
02/23/2004 Will Disney (4): okay okay
02/23/2004 Jon Matza (4): Nice little read.
02/23/2004 scoop (3): Good idea solidly executed.
02/23/2004 Mr. Pony (4): Manbone.
02/23/2004 qualcomm (3): i rarely say this, but i woulda like this a lot better if it were more subtle. remove the reference to manbone, say, and let the reader connect the glistening, pearly dots.
02/23/2004 Phony Millions: Snow perhaps.
02/23/2004 Texxx (4): The best part is how the guy has to encourage himself.
02/23/2004 qualcomm: i'm thinking texxx, based on musical knowledge displayed in prior posts.
02/23/2004 senator (4): Very entertaining.
02/23/2004 Mr. Pony: No. Manbone.
02/23/2004 Jimson S. Sorghum (3): Not snow, I don't think. And, feldy, I think you're wrong. I think Manbone was about the best thing here. You can imagine it being pronounced so that it kind of rhymes with "Zamboni."
I'm not a big fan of this here one. It seemed a little too easy somehow.
02/23/2004 Will Disney: Just like now.
02/23/2004 qualcomm: when did i quibble with manbone, jimson?
02/23/2004 anonymous: Don't quibble with Manbone. He's vengeful.
02/23/2004 Jimson S. Sorghum: Below you said "remove the reference to manbone, say..." Was that a joke that I didn't get?
02/23/2004 qualcomm: oh that. right. i don't mind the joke in and of itself, but i think it makes the overall joke too obvious.
02/24/2004 Mr. Pony: Yes. Manbone.
02/24/2004 Benny Maniacs (2): Not like manbone. Not think idea of short all that funny. Not like short.
02/24/2004 Mr. Pony: Now that I've had some time to think about it, Feldspar's right. Benjamin is right. Everyone's right but me. Manbone, which is funny by itself, hurts the joke. "A song of Slavic discord..." was about crazy music, and I just couldn't see it. I'll not vote for a while. scoop! I'm sorry, scoop! SCOOOOOP!