On Being a Hot Babe (was Re: Hexwood -- Catchup)
hallieod at indigo.ie
Sat Feb 2 10:59:05 EST 2002
> > Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Pygmalion, the one Nick mentions about
>> the man who goes to Hell to get the girl (mind is blanking again -
>> what is that story?),
>Oh, Hallieeeee - hang your head in shame! It's Orpheus going after
>Eurydice, of course!
Oh, I'm hanging! It's hung! I'm shamed! (Well, I'm hanging it
heartily on the inside, ok? I had to go *all the way* to the North
side today, and would probably have developed permanent back problems
had I literally been hanging it. All this for a tutorial, and then
the tutor never showed. Sigh.)
>> bet we could come up with a bunch more.
>The obvious, signposted ones are the rhyme "How Many Miles to Babylon"
<whines> Well I *did* know that one.
>and "This Aye Night" (for those not familiar with it, a large chunk of
>the road to Babylon - the bit with the thorns and the Oxfam clothes -
>is straight out of a very old poem/song, basically about how what you
>do in life will have an effect on what happens to you after death. I
>have a recording of it somewhere, by Pentangle or someone like that -
We have the Pentangle version, after someone mentioned it on the list
here, but it's disappeared into Becca's room, as so many books and
CDs do... It is wonderful.
>I'm wondering if I could make a case for "Beauty and
>the Beast", but it's late and I have a horrible cold, so I'm not going
>to try just now. :-)
Poor you! When you feel better, if you're still inclined I'd love to
hear the case for B&tB. Nothing comes immediately to mind, which
makes it much more interesting.
And then Paul added:
>Which is Beauty, and which is the beast? :)
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