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#291909 - 03/13/19 01:59 AM The Ballad of Blasphemous Bil
brandtb Offline
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Registered: 11/26/04
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A friend of mine lives in North West Nebraska. She emailed me today with word that they are expecting 10 - 12 inches of snow and temps of -25F. It reminded me of this poem that I listened to 50 years ago on Jean Shepherd's radio show from WOR New York lying in bed with my transistor radio when I was supposed to be asleep.

I took a contract to bury the body of blasphemous Bill MacKie,
Whenever, wherever or whatsoever the manner of death he die
. . . .


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xykolaZAAM
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#291912 - 03/13/19 06:01 AM Re: The Ballad of Blasphemous Bil [Re: brandtb]
UncleGoo Offline
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Registered: 12/06/06
Posts: 380
Loc: CT
Robert Service and Jean Shepherd, two favorites. I used to listen the same way, to him and to CBS Radio Mystery Theatre.

The Cremation of Sam McGee has always been one of my favorite poems:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BeTlcs38MOU
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#291916 - 03/13/19 04:56 PM Re: The Ballad of Blasphemous Bil [Re: UncleGoo]
brandtb Offline
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Jean Shepherd - one of life's little pleasures now regrettably gone. There are dozens of clips of his old shows on YouTube.

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=jean+shepherd
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