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PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2008 1:07 pm
by Adam Blake
Ted wrote:
Adam Blake wrote:I see your John Berryman and raise you a William Shakespeare:

Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,
To the last syllable of recorded time;
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. Out, out brief candle!
Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage,
And then is heard no more; it is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing.

Shakespeare - ha. Big ruff-wearing ponce.

Shakespeare would take Berryman apart in one round, without even taking his ruff off. You know it, I know it. Marlowe on the other hand was a bit more tasty. Even Bill called him Sir...

PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2008 1:11 pm
by Des
Chris Marlowe came to a sticky end in a bar, didn't he? Very rock and roll.

PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2008 1:20 pm
by Adam Blake
Indeed. Marlowe was a rock'n'roller when he got sent down from Cambridge for refusing to clean his tutor's shoes - which he was supposed to do in lieu of tuition fees. He was also an outspoken atheist and homosexual - at a time when admitting to either of those would get you topped. Why was he so brave? Because he was spying for the government and thought he was invulnerable. He liked drinking and fighting and he got killed in a pub brawl over who was going to pay the bill for dinner. 27 years old. His mythical third album apparently only exists on an acetate reputedly owned by Jimmy Page.

PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2008 1:53 pm
by Hugh Weldon
Adam wrote:

he got killed in a pub brawl

And where was that pub?? (see Charlies Singing in English thread)

Nowhere other than Deptford!!

B'dum b'dum

PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2008 4:44 pm
by Ted
Adam Blake wrote:Marlowe

Marlowe vs. Little Walter Jacobs. No weapons. Who would you back?

PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2008 5:03 pm
by Adam Blake
No weapons? Marlowe. He was almost certainly bigger than Walter, but it would be close.

PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2008 5:39 pm
by Des
Edmund Spenser v Big Bill Broonzy? Not easy to call that one.

PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2008 5:49 pm
by Adam Blake
True, true. Peter Grant vs. Willie Dixon?

PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2008 6:08 pm
by Hugh Weldon
Since we're talking legendary stand-offs, the one between Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis (or was it Monk? Maybe even Mingus) comes to mind. A knife and a certain part of Miles's anatomy came into it somewhere. Unfortunately I can't source that so don't ask.

Back in the imaginative realm I reckon Beaumont and Fletcher would have given Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee a run for their money. And John Webster would surely have taken no nonsense from Big Joe Turner. He was mentioned in an Echo and the Bunnymen song after all. (Webster not Joe that is)

PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2008 6:10 pm
by kevin
Peter Grant vs Don Arden would be a tough one to call

What about Lennon/McCartney vs Jagger/Richards?

Gilbert O'Sullivan vs Shakin' Stevens live on the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury. Hobnail boots against brothel creepers.

PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2008 6:33 pm
by Ian A.
kevin wrote:Gilbert O'Sullivan vs Shakin' Stevens.

How about Gilbert & Sullivan versus Simon & Garfunkel (in the lounge, with the lead piping).


Oh f***, and I'm not even bored either. Now look what you've done . . .

PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2008 4:19 pm
by Gordon Moore
Am I bored with this?

Cassius Clay v Mohammed Ali

go on..