Posts Tagged ‘poetry’

sc 422 Halloween Hootenanny

October 22, 2016

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Our Halloween thrill for the day: Special Guest Jimmy Bear reads, “The Cremation of Sam McGee”!

The Cremation of Sam McGee is among the most famous of Robert W. Service’s (1874–1958) poems, published in 1907. It concerns the cremation of a prospector who freezes to death in the Yukon, as told by the man who cremates him.

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sc 415 There’s A Shy Yeti On the Telley (Part Two)

July 15, 2016

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A very special Happy Birthday shout-out to KAYDIN of Washington DC!  HI KAY!!!!  HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!  A holiday related Stick It Out Your Back Door! Finally, the second part of our interview with Paul Chandler, the Shy Yeti!

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sc 414 There’s A Shy Yeti On the Telephone

June 29, 2016

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Toppie interviews Paul Chandler, the Shy Yeti  Plus Listener Interaction and Stick It Out Your Backdoor.

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sc 208 “Ode to November.”

November 2, 2011

The Smellcast is observing NaPodPoMo for the month of November.  Today’s episode is an ode to the month of November.  If you have the time, settle down into a nice, quiet space to enjoy this episode.  Listen as Toppie brings you music, songs, poems and history about the month of November.

Credits In order of appearance:

November” a poem by John Clare

“Forever Auntumn” song by Justin Hayward

“November Rain” lyrics by Guns N’ Roses

“Autumn Leaves” as sung by Nat King Cole

“Autumn Leaves” Lyrics by Johnny Mercer from the French song originally titled  “Les Feuilles Mortes” (literally “The Dead Leaves”) with music by Joseph Kosma and original lyrics by poet Jacques Prévert.

“Autumn Leaves” as interpreted by Jazz Etude

Poetry by Laman Blanchard

“Strathgarry” by Simon Wynberg from the album Celtic Odyssey

“Ode to Autumn” a poem by John Keats, as read by Janet Harris.

“Autumn Song” by Tchaikovsky  

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sc 96 Ode to Summer.

August 12, 2010

Toppie presents his Ode to Summer, creating a sweet yet melancholy moodiness through a combination of sound clips, music and poetry.

The following are references in order of their appearance:

Spoken Word
Summer Memories by Toppie Smellie

Music
Summer Music for Wind Quintet (Op. 31, 1956) by
Samuel Osborne Barber II (March 9, 1910 – January 23, 1981)

Movie Clip
“Ode to Billy Joe,” Part 1
1976 film directed and produced by Max Baer, Jr. with a screenplay by Herman Raucher, inspired by the 1967 hit song by Bobbie Gentry, also titled “Ode to Billie Joe” (note difference in spelling). Stars Robby Benson and Glynnis O’Connor.

“Waddon Ponds”
A Poem by Charles Bryant

Music
“Summer Time” by Doreen Hampshire

“Shall I Compare Thee to A Summer’s Day”
Poem by William Shakespeare

Music
“The Last Rose of Summer” by André Rieu

Movie Clip
“Ode to Billy Joe,” Part 2

Music
“Ode to Billie Joe” by Bobbie Gentry, 1967

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sc Valentine’s Day Special

February 13, 2010

An 18 minute meditation on love.

Find a few minutes to settle in, get comfortable and have a good listen to this one. In this Valentine’s Day special, Toppie presents a mix of music, poetry, musings and ruminations on the subject of love.

The following are references and credits for the material in this podcast.

Guitar – theme from Titanic
Song – You Light Up My Life by Debbie Boone
What Love is – by Deepak Chopra
Sad Woman humming – from sound track to Amistad by John Williams
Poem – Ise Monogatari  “Tale of Ise”, written in 951, a poem from a man separated from his friend:

“I cannot believe that you
Are far away
For I can
Never forget you
And thus your face
Is always before me.”

song – Greensleeves  Instrumental  harp  glass harmonica
Rap – Young Love by Nature
Comedy – by Chris Rock
Song – The Rose by Bette Midler
Piano – I do by Rob Costlow
Poem – Annabelle Lee by Edgar Allen Poe, read by Basil Rathbone, put to music by Foxiekitten25
Song – Annabelle Lee by Fiddler’s Green

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