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Re: 30Q - Number 79

Postby jamiebk » Fri Jun 13, 2008 4:12 pm

:rofl: Hey....I thought the answer was supposed to be "Yes" or "No"... :rofl: :rofl:
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Re: 30Q - Number 79

Postby Shapley » Fri Jun 13, 2008 4:19 pm

It's a round-about waying of getting there,
but the end result is just as fair,
I could just say 'no', but I really like messin'
with your minds while imparting a history lesson. :)
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Re: 30Q - Number 79

Postby piqaboo » Fri Jun 13, 2008 5:39 pm

With A-I (& S) out the door,
I'll try again, with a few more.
Could the name begin with J, K, L, M, or N?
With O, P, or Q? Must I try again?
Altoid - curiously strong.
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Re: 30Q - Number 79

Postby dai bread » Fri Jun 13, 2008 6:41 pm

Are we looking for an American composer?
If we're not, then I'm no closer.
And since we've now passed question five,
Say, is the composer still alive?
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Re: 30Q - Number 79

Postby Shapley » Fri Jun 13, 2008 9:51 pm

With a J, K, L, or M, or N,
The composers last name does begin.

Neither on North nor South American ground
would this composer in his youth be found.

Through the gates of Death, did this composer go?
I have to answer, and the answer is "no".
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Re: 30Q - Number 79

Postby dai bread » Sat Jun 14, 2008 5:52 pm

Our composer lives.
Let's see what gives
In countries European.

Perhaps a Brit.
Is that it?
Let's see if that's the scene.
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Re: 30Q - Number 79

Postby Shapley » Sat Jun 14, 2008 8:57 pm

Dai, it seems, assumes it to be
that composers must from Europe be
if in America they do not dwell.
Though I disagree, the assumption served him well.
In Britannica, as it was called in Rome,
Our composer makes his home
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Re: 30Q - Number 79

Postby barfle » Mon Jun 16, 2008 1:12 pm

While musing on this topic more
Was he a member of the old fab four?
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Re: 30Q - Number 79

Postby Shapley » Mon Jun 16, 2008 1:49 pm

With their long hair and their 'ya, ya, ya',
The Beatles defined the generation-a-go-go,
For better, or worse, it might be said,
But the answer to question is a 'no, no, no.'
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Re: 30Q - Number 79

Postby barfle » Mon Jun 16, 2008 3:31 pm

Crud.
My question was a dud.
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Re: 30Q - Number 79

Postby Shapley » Mon Jun 16, 2008 3:46 pm

barfle wrote:Crud.
My question was a dud.


Au Contraire,
the question was fair.
Tho' negative the answer were
'twas surely a valid question, sir. :)
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Re: 30Q - Number 79

Postby barfle » Tue Jun 17, 2008 11:06 am

Wiki's list of British composers
Shows a group of relative dozers
Of that list, but few I know
Does our composer therein show?
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Re: 30Q - Number 79

Postby Shapley » Tue Jun 17, 2008 11:19 am

I scanned the list, from 'J' to 'N'
(The range in which his name doth begin).
Unless my eye, the composer's name hath eluded,
it does not appear on the list to be included.
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Re: 30Q - Number 79

Postby Shapley » Tue Jun 17, 2008 11:55 am

An interesting thing about your list,
it seems this composer is frequently missed
by those who such lists prepare
tho' the name doth appear here and there.

I Googled first for 'composers' and 'Britsh'
and the found the results to be quite skittish,
howe'er, if I search by the name, and look for a list
I find several in which the name was not missed.
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Re: 30Q - Number 79

Postby barfle » Wed Jun 18, 2008 9:36 am

I note the consistant evasion
Of the composer's gender pursuasion
So now I wonder can it be
That our target is a she?
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Re: 30Q - Number 79

Postby Shapley » Wed Jun 18, 2008 10:28 am

'tis true, I've avoided saying "him" or "her"
when to querries I provided answer,
howe'er, now that the questions been posed,
'tis time to reveal the gender, 'tis supposed.

The composer in question, is indeed a 'him'
whose last name starts with J, K, L, M, or N
From the Isle of Britannica, he doth hail.
And he lives to this day, unless I missed his obit in the mail.
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Re: 30Q - Number 79

Postby jamiebk » Wed Jun 18, 2008 10:45 am

I'm going to take a stab at this, although I'm not a sly man
A poem I write to to offer up the name of Michael Nyman
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Re: 30Q - Number 79

Postby Shapley » Wed Jun 18, 2008 11:11 am

Michael Nyman, Composer & pianist
whose name appears on Barfle's list
is not the composer who we seek,
to solve this riddle, which has taken nearly a week!
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Re: 30Q - Number 79

Postby barfle » Wed Jun 18, 2008 2:37 pm

The initials are many, let's make them few
Will a starting with M or N the trick do?
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Re: 30Q - Number 79

Postby Shapley » Wed Jun 18, 2008 2:44 pm

With neither 'N' nor 'M', (of James Bond fame),
does this composer begin his name.
Which leaves us now with only three,
which one do you suppose it to be?
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