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Poe Raven Bowie Mashed
November 7, 2011 9:38 PM   Subscribe

If Edgar Allan Poe's, 'The Raven', was interpreted by David Bowie, as imagined sounding by Ralph Garman.

Background

There is a weekly live show / podcast called Hollywood Babble-on featuring Kevin Smith (writer/director) and Ralph Garman (radio host/actor). The show is about Hollywood (movies and stars) and just how big Liam Neeson’s cock is. But Ralph also does voice impressions. At the beginning of each show he shouts out audience members who email their request / plea (birthday wish, marriage cheer, character situations, anal sex) be read in different famous character voices. So this was a simple shout out, with a bit extra forethought.

Poem Extraction / Lyrics

Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered weak and weary,
Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore,
While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door.
...

And the silken sad uncertain rustling of each purple curtain
Thrilled me - filled me with fantastic terrors never felt before;
...

Open here I flung the shutter, when, with many a flirt and flutter,
In there stepped a stately raven of the saintly days of yore.
...

`Though thy crest be shorn and shaven, thou,' I said, `art sure no craven.
Ghastly grim and ancient raven wandering from the nightly shore -

Quoth the raven, `Nevermore.'
Quoth the raven, `Nevermore.'
posted by phoque (12 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

 
I was completely unaware of the Liam Neeson's cock thing. Maybe it's the few beers I had but I'm cracking up from reading the cock joke page...and then this:

"Liam Neesons cock is so big its the only thing that can put baby in the corner."

Holy shit, mind blown, time to go to bed now.
posted by MaryDellamorte at 9:51 PM on November 7, 2011


How to Shave Your Body for David Bowie Costumes
posted by twoleftfeet at 10:28 PM on November 7, 2011 [1 favorite]


Obligatory Alan Parsons Project link (SLYT) from Tales of Mystery and Imagination.
posted by J.W. at 12:40 AM on November 8, 2011 [1 favorite]


That's way more like Talk Talk than David Bowie.
posted by erniepan at 12:57 AM on November 8, 2011 [1 favorite]


poor Bowie impersonation
posted by mary8nne at 1:39 AM on November 8, 2011


F - - - WOULD NOT LISTEN TO AGAIN.
posted by punkfloyd at 2:22 AM on November 8, 2011


It appears wikipedia has various more serious things, but thus far only the Alan Parsons Project and Vincent Price sound any good.
posted by jeffburdges at 3:17 AM on November 8, 2011


Laugh tracks are so objectionable, why do they even exist? Who thought it was a good idea? I have a message for you. They stink.
posted by unliteral at 4:49 AM on November 8, 2011


laugh tracks? this was done in front of a live audience.
posted by jrishel at 5:50 AM on November 8, 2011


Christopher Walkin's Raven sounds like it is being done by an impersonator, but isn't.
posted by Bunny Ultramod at 9:23 AM on November 8, 2011


Judging by the laughter, this was a lot more entertaining in person. A lot.

Also, I wish Kevin Smith had the power to edit himself for brevity.
posted by Soulfather at 10:11 AM on November 8, 2011


Yeesh that's painfully bad. To lighten the mood, Here's "Hop Frog", David Bowie's (real) vocals on Lou Reed's The Raven album.
posted by merocet at 11:49 AM on November 8, 2011


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