Friday, July 12, 2013

Not over yet - LBC Topic of the Week

This week's topic comes to us from Will Knott.

So - what's not over yet? This song has a beginning, a middle and an end so it's over. Kinda catchy too.
Hmm - no fat ladies singing that I can hear. So it must not be over.

Maybe we should define "over" before we continue this discussion. Or perhaps we should define it. It's all so confusing. Sigh.

It's clearly not over for Arthur Lee in this little ditty (props to those who can name the songwriters without looking it up)
Is the implication of today's exercise that there is an end? That closure is a given?.  Well guess what - the only thing in life that is guaranteed closure is life itself.  In everything else there's no guarantee of closure.  Oh sure - there's usually an expectation or hope for closure. Witness this example...

Still not over yet???  Press on.  Who knows what you might accomplish by sticking with it - whatever it may be.

Some things stand the test of time and never really end.  They're carried in the hearts and minds of people through the ages.  Here's a corny example but one I've always loved.

Luckily for you, there's an end to this weekly LBC exercise and you have reached it. why not see what others have to say about Will's little exercise.


  1. Starting with Grace with those incredible moves and lyrics, and ending with Camelot with a raucous bunch of lads singing about something they can't possible know and a nerd regretting a cancellation of a show, it sure is not over yet. Camelot particularly was the icing on the cake Shackman, what a movie!

  2. Richard Harris has always been the quintessential Arthur to me. I saw he and Burton on stage twice each, several lesser knowns and Harris was simply the best. I loved the movie and its music. The Sheldon scene is hilarious IMHO.

  3. I never did get around to posting this week. So for me, this topic is over. ;)

    1. I have just left a comment on your post dear. It is not over yet for LBC! Admit it, you are addicted.

  4. Oh, if we could only write our own ending! We have told the kids that they can put us on our boat, push it out to sea and shoot a flaming arrow at it. We will go out in a blaze of glory!!!

    You would end with a scene from "Camelot", Chuck. That movie along with "The Big Chill" bring back so many memories of my 20's and spending so much time with "Our Gang". Once there was a spot...

    Richard Burton was probably bombed on stage when he played Arthur the night we all saw him...great animation...I think he was scared to move in case he fell over on his face!

    Over and out.

    1. Yeah Patty - we really had some grand times. That old gang of ours did more for me than you know. Good point about Burton - I always found him robotic but with a great voice. Harris was as bid a drinker but I guess he functioned better - LOL. I wish he'd lived long enough to finish out the Harry Potter movies as he also owned the Dumbledore role.

  5. So many times it was almost all over for Richard Harris. He was one of eight children of a wealthy flour-miller, brought up surrounded by servants and governesses. But the collapse of the family firm meant that much of his childhood was spent in poverty, his mother taking in other people's washing to earn some money.

    A rebellious streak set in early. He ran away from home, was expelled from school, but found his true passion on the rugby pitch. A noted second-row forward, he was tipped to be picked for Ireland, before a bout of tuberculosis landed him in bed for two years, and put a premature end to his playing career. The game also accounted for some of Harris's nine broken noses.

    During his convalescence, Harris took the opportunity to read prodigiously to complete his education. Joyce, Beckett, D H Lawrence, Dylan Thomas and Yeats allowed his imagination to take off. "Really, catching TB was the luckiest thing that ever happened to me," he said. "It was then I decided to become an actor. If I hadn't started to read I would probably be selling insurance now."

    Harris spent nearly a decade in obscurity, learning his profession on stages throughout the UK. This is how it might have ended, at the fringe of the limelight….. But, in 1962, after a number of well-received bit parts, Richard Harris hit the big time, when he starred as Frank Machin, the spiky coal-miner turned rugby league star, in the film This Sporting Life. Nominated for an Oscar, he rapidly became a major Hollywood name and continued to light up the screen and stage right up to the end of his life.