Final Performance - Sundown on Lit Kinds 2012
Lit Kinds Song (Tune of Sundown By Gordon Lightfoot)
Lit Kinds, I think it’s a shame if you don’t know fact from fiction how can truth be explained.
Lit Kinds I’m going insane ‘cause I realize our perceptions are never the same.
Digital Humanities are moving along now you don’t need a doctorate to survey what’s going on.
Then Price came to visit said she’s open to things and if we laid down on the floor it wouldn’t bother a thing.
When you’re struggling with the difference essay, story or life, start with definitions it might bring it to light.
Then we’re talking about breaking and those kind of things but some don’t like when teachers share personal things.
Now we start with a discussion of a title’s name and if you don’t really get it better read closer in.
We’re working on the board, which we don’t really like, let’s just talk in our seats I think that’ll be alright.
(War of the) Worlds was really different on the radio
Wells tried to trick us, Was that nice? (Yo!)
Then we’re filling out our evals, Our letters to Anne
Every question had genre so confusion set in.
Bonus song/lyrics not performed in class:
Lyrics to tune of The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald :
Does anyone know where the love of God goes when you realize a memoir has fiction?
The bell rang one time for each category that died when the genres they blended like seasonings.
In addition to all of the growth that went on in class this semester, I decided to try to re-learn the guitar. Gordon Lightfoot has some great tunes that are fairly easy to strum, so I worked on that. It was fun to combine the two experiences for the final project.
I had started by writing lyrics to the tune of The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald, but it got to be too over the top. I wanted parts to be a bit funny, but that song was sending me too far away from a happy medium between amusing and serious.
The performance was a bit of a challenge, since I haven't played live since a Haverfest in the '90s, but everyone was very kind to clap along and try to learn the chorus.