“Shadowville All-Stars”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#1 Feb 7, 2013
Valentine's Day Poetry Challenge!

https://groups.google.com/d/topic/alt.arts.po...

Ok poets, draw your swords and sharpen your pencils (and your wits), a challenge presents itself!!!!

Valentine's day approaches. This is the time we wax poetic about cupid's general disregard for our personal best interests. Here is the challenge:

1. Write a poem.(any form is acceptable, minimum length of 10 lines)
2. The poem MUST be about love and include the word love somewhere in it.
3. There cannot be a single cliche. Not one.
4 The poem must be posted here. Either as a response to this thread or as a new thread but with a reference to this one in it.
5. The poem must be submitted by 02/13/2013 for credit
6. Multiple entries are accepted.

The winner, chosen by votes, receives a $10 gift certificate to the wonderful Cheesecake factory.

Have fun!!!

Regards
-H

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Music & poetry from Will Dockery & The Shadowville All-Stars:
http://www.reverbnation.com/willdockery
Robin

Colbert, GA

#2 Feb 7, 2013
Are you gay Will? Not that it matters.
I would just feel better about talking to you on here if you were gay, then all this might make sense.

“Shadowville All-Stars”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#3 Feb 7, 2013
Robin wrote:
Are you gay Will? Not that it matters.
I would just feel better about talking to you on here if you were gay, then all this might make sense.
No, but I'm curious why you ask.

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Music & poetry from Will Dockery & The Shadowville All-Stars:
http://www.reverbnation.com/willdockery
Lickskillet

Columbus, GA

#4 Feb 7, 2013
Robin wrote:
Are you gay Will? Not that it matters.
I would just feel better about talking to you on here if you were gay, then all this might make sense.
Heh

“Shadowville All-Stars”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#5 Feb 7, 2013
Lickskillet wrote:
<quoted text>
Heh
Yeah...

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Over You / Will Dockery & The Shadowville All-Stars
http://youtu.be/4rvCp_xzWH8
Robin

Milledgeville, GA

#6 Feb 7, 2013
Will Dockery wrote:
<quoted text>
No, but I'm curious why you ask.
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Music & poetry from Will Dockery & The Shadowville All-Stars:
http://www.reverbnation.com/willdockery
You just seem rather feminine. But knowing now you are not gay I am rather afraid of you because you post some really strange stuff on here that doesn't make sense for a straight man.

“Shadowville All-Stars”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#7 Feb 8, 2013
Robin wrote:
<quoted text>
You just seem rather feminine. But knowing now you are not gay I am rather afraid of you because you post some really strange stuff on here that doesn't make sense for a straight man.
That's interesting... how so?

Are you saying that writing poetry isn't "manly'?

Now, that's kind of weird not to mention not a little bit ignorant, in my opinion.

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Music & poetry from Will Dockery:
http://www.reverbnation.com/willdockery

“Shadowville All-Stars”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#9 Feb 14, 2013
Robin wrote:
<quoted text>

you post some really strange stuff on here
Poetry is "strenge" to you... that says a lot.

Anyway, here's the follow-up, the voting for the winning poem:

https://groups.google.com/d/topic/alt.arts.po...

"Please only vote for 1. The winner will receive this $10 gift card (already purchased) to the wonderful cheesecake factory. Contestants please don't vote for yourselves, it it just bad manners..." -H.

“Shadowville All-Stars”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#10 Feb 16, 2013
Robin wrote:
<quoted text>

you post some really strange stuff
Here's more of that strange poetry stuff:

The Other Valentine's Contest - finalists and ballot

https://groups.google.com/d/topic/alt.arts.po...

George Dance wrote:

I'm pleased to report that we had 11 submissions for the Other
Valentine's Contest, 9 of which qualified.(I disqualified one because
it did not contain the word "love" or a variant, and the other due to
COI.) To eliminate bias as much as possible,the 8 contestants are
presented here without the author's name, in a random order.

Birds on the Lake
Valentine Street
Passion
on a valentine's day
inLove*
Sex Cells
Miss Alice Crenshaw
A Valentine's Fantasy
As you read this

To encourage a close reading of all poems, the voting is by ranked
preference.(For those new to the term, ranked preference voting is
voting for more than one option, identifying their most preferred as
1, their next as 2, etc.) A person need not assign a preference to all
8 poems. Those who wish to vote for only one poem, in the traditional
way, may still do so; that will be counted as a preference ranking of
1.

Bcause the ballot is a bit late getting out, and because this Monday
is a statutory holiday, voting hours are extended until 6 a.m. Monday
Eastern Standard Time.

Only one ballot per voter will be counted, but voters may change their
preferences any time up until the deadline. If you change your ballot,
please indicate that you have done so, so that you may not be double
counted.

The top three poems will be published in The Penny Blog under the
poet's name (if the poet agrees to that) later this month.

“Shadowville All-Stars”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#11 Feb 18, 2013
The winners are in:

https://groups.google.com/d/msg/alt.arts.poet...

George Dance wrote:

"...The Other Valentine's contest is now over. Thank you to everyone who
participated, either by submitting a poem or by voting:

The top five finishers, in order, with the names or nyms of the
authors, and the points received, were:

A Valentine's Fantasy, by Grace Nerissa - 33
Passion, by Dana Dodd - 29
As you read this, by Hieronymous 707 - 29
Valentine Street, by doubleV - 26
Birds on the Lake, by Hell Stomper - 24

As announced, the top 3 poems qualify to be posted on The Penny Blog.
However, that does not include "Passion", since it appeared on the
weblog 2 years ago:

http://gdancesbetty.blogspot.ca/2011/04/panti...

So I would prefer to expand the offer to include the (other 4 of the)
top 5. Given that Valentine's day is now days in the past, I would
also like to save these poems and print them next year."

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Music & poetry from Will Dockery & The Shadowville All-Stars:
http://www.reverbnation.com/willdockery

“Shadowville All-Stars”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#14 Mar 9, 2013
Tell Him Robin wrote:
Strange isn't the half of it Robin.
Robin ran off with Bat-Man again... heh.

http://www.reverbnation.com/willdockery/song/...

Shadowville Speedway

In a taxi watching a sporting house
Beside a Linwood vacant lot
Silverdollar moon portspotting
Constellation like a sailor's knot.
The sky was black, ink and glitter in the night
Train whine saxophone out beyond the light.
I'm in love with a ghost blue turns to grey
Put a pyramid on my head to take my pain away.
Shadowville, Shadowville Speedway
Riding slow down a one way street.

Brown Reculse magic drifting around the shed
Someone has it in for me I must not lose my head
Moving with the speedo life several with me left behind
Burned too many bridges defragmented my time.
Somewhere in time I've seen all this before
In a magazine or a dream of a distant war.
Shadowville, Shadowville Speedway
Riding slow down a one way street.

Manifested destiny a manifesto and a part
All the actors still agree that ever had a heart.
Hazel knew the karma, she kept it in a bottle
Black tooth mojo marked index cards
Bundles over the side of Dillingham Bridge
Splashing as ripples reflect from the stars.
Shadowville, Shadowville Speedway
Riding slow down a one way street
Shadowville, Shadowville Speedway
Don't look back, don't admit defeat.

-Will Dockery & Henry Conley

Read more: http://artists.letssingit.com/will-dockery-an...
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Copyright Information at Library of Congress

http://www.wikinfo.org/Multilingual/index.php...

Shadowville speedway.
Type of Work: Entry Not Found Registration Number / Date: PAu003501816 / 2008-09-23 Application Title: Shadowville speedway. Title: Shadowville speedway. Description: Compact disc + Print material. Copyright Claimant: Will Dockery, 1958-. Address: P O BOX 7394, Columbus, Georgia, 31908. Date of Creation: 2008 Authorship on Application: Will Dockery, 1958- ; Citizenship: United States. Authorship: collaboration of words and music.

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Music & poetry from Will Dockery & The Shadowville All-Stars:
http://www.reverbnation.com/willdockery

“Shadowville All-Stars”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#16 Mar 9, 2013
Anniversary wrote:
Must be getting near the anniversary of what was in the bundle you threw over the side of the Dillingham Streey Bridge. You were suddenly compelled to post that song. SHADOWVILLE SPEEDWAY. Is that what they do in your head. In Shadowville. Your imaginary world you call it. People read those song lyrics. What would a Criminal Psychologist think of the lyrics.
When reading poetry, always remember the words of the poet Karla Rogers to those newbies like you who make the common mistake of reading the poetry in some half-baked misinterpretation such as this:

"Do not mistake the speaker in the poem for the writer of the poem."

Get it?

Swamp Street Exile (words by Will Dockery/Music by Rusty Wood)

http://www.reverbnation.com/play_now/song_116...

Swamp Street Exile

Winterworld descends
Night owl on my back.
Your eyes are bleary
you won't be coming back.

Time... Demands
She's yelling.
Shut down clocks
at Noon.

In front of the Dead River
time to leave your smile.
If I'm wrong dear'lady
Come sit with me a while.

Memories... Like
Snowdust.
Swamp Street Exile
Tune.

Draw another picture
Of a perfect storm.
A red October morning
A field forever gone.

My wayward muse,
Leave it all to me.
Still in the bewilderness
Still too blind to see.

Time demands, she's yelling
shutdown clocks at noon.
Memories like snowdust
Frozen Stopwatch moon..

Words- Will Dockery
Music- Rusty Wood

“Shadowville All-Stars”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#18 Mar 10, 2013
His poems songs wrote:
Swamp Street Exile is the story of a women being murderered and dumped around October. Anyone else see it as anything else. Other forum readers please read this SWAMP STREET EXILE thing he wrote and tell me what it is about then. He wants me to post my photo. No way. I might end up off the Dillingham Street Bridge or in a Swamp. I'm scared. Real scared.
Nice, if demented, critique. You forgot to add "in my opinion" to this misinterpretation, though.

Remember the words of the poet Karla Rogers, though:

"Do not mistake the speaker in the poem with the writer of the poem."

BTW... your mental disorder has a name now:

http://politix.topix.com/homepage/4989-why-ar...

"Journalists are always lamenting that internet comments are "terrible," "horrible," "the radioactive waste of the web."

Aggressive comments aren't just offensive - apparently they can also skew your reality. A recent study showed that rude web comments polarize readers' perceptions.

Psychologists call what happens in online comment threads "deindividuation," the the human tendency to act badly in mobs. Online this often leads to extremism, as people gravitate towards more extreme positions to gain credibility in their group. It's partly encouraged by anonymity, but that's not the only factor, since plenty of people are happy to be crude and violent in Facebook posts with their real names attached..."

--
Swamp Street Exile (words by Will Dockery/Music by Rusty Wood)
http://www.reverbnation.com/play_now/song_116...

“Shadowville All-Stars”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#20 Mar 10, 2013
Attention Columbus wrote:
He says you have a MENTAL DISORDER
No, I didn't "say" it, the psychologist did:

http://politix.topix.com/homepage/4989-why-ar...

"Journalists are always lamenting that internet comments are "terrible," "horrible," "the radioactive waste of the web."

Aggressive comments aren't just offensive - apparently they can also skew your reality. A recent study showed that rude web comments polarize readers' perceptions.

Psychologists call what happens in online comment threads "deindividuation," the the human tendency to act badly in mobs. Online this often leads to extremism, as people gravitate towards more extreme positions to gain credibility in their group. It's partly encouraged by anonymity, but that's not the only factor, since plenty of people are happy to be crude and violent in Facebook posts with their real names attached..."

--
Swamp Street Exile (words by Will Dockery/Music by Rusty Wood)
http://www.reverbnation.com/play_now/song_116...

“Shadowville All-Stars”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#22 Mar 10, 2013
Hey Carver wrote:
Hey Carver. Everyone knows you

<bizarre and offensive rant snipped>

Not everyone, but you can't seem to think of anyone else!

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Truck Stop Woman / Will Dockery & Henry Conley:
http://youtu.be/Hv6u6GNe6Kk

“Shadowville All-Stars”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#24 Mar 11, 2013
Gallery Real Bands wrote:
Real Bands In Columbus are at THE GALLERY on Hamilton Road. They do not include those 65year old weird men.
Great, post some links for these folks then.

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Music & poetry from Will Dockery & The Shadowville All-Stars:
http://www.reverbnation.com/willdockery

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