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Oz Great Powerful Sailing to Tasmania Epic Poem

Hi, it’s Greenygrey. We thought you’d be on the edge of your seat waiting to hear what our Life of Pi-style boat-load of biodiversity were up to, so here’s the next exciting episode of your favourite werewolf fantasy-travels Australia by Google maps Wizard of Oz themed comedy-satire book; now not the newest version, after the release of Oz the Great and Powerful.

English: Map of surface geology of King Island...
English: Map of surface geology of King Island, Tasmania (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is the third of the Kangaroo Island to Tasmania tetralogy/quadrilogy epic poem(s), covering the King Island leg of the quintessential sea quest, and fifty-sixth chapter of the Werewolf of Oz: Fantasy Travel by Google Maps.

We have another wonderful Werewolf of Oz werileak for you, with hot-off-the-press news that the fourth and final poem of the tetralogy/quadrilogy is planned for tomorrow!

56.  KING ISLAND HAS a SURPRISING AMOUNT OF INTEREST 

Boatry Poetry is a Form of Libertree

Row, row, row the wave
surface of Davy Jones’s grave
we could sit back and relax
as roaring forties cut us some slack
not trousers to wear
but no rowing despair
as the wind behaved as it should
you know they say ‘well, it would’
sailing us towards Tasmania
I don’t know how to explain to ya
we just sat back and played cards
as the boat ate up the salt yards
it wasn’t long ’til we reached King Island
eating a Pearshape Egg Lagoon Currie by hand
shocked to see a Sea Elephant in Surprise Bay
but it was a fitting finale to a Bungaree day.

The clipper route followed by ships sailing be...
The clipper route followed by ships sailing between England and Australia/New Zealand passed around Cape Horn. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Notes 

Pearshape, Egg Lagoon, Currie, Sea Elephant, Surprise Bay and Bungaree are all King Island places. As are all the place names in the next poem.
Davy Jones’s Locker – sailor slang for sea.
Roaring Forties – strong westerly winds in the southern hemisphere, especially between latitudes 40-49, which is where Tasmania is situated.

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Oz Storm Reminiscent of Kansassy Meets Tazzy

Hi, it’s Greenygrey. We’re still riding the crest of the Oz the Great and Powerful wave here, reminding Grey of a catastrophic Kansassy storm on its epic comedy-fantasy journey across Oz; not to be mixed up with Grey’s original journey from the Greenygrey world to Oz, which was even more like the classic Kansas to Oz journey.

Another freaking storm
Another freaking storm (Photo credit: Garry – http://www.visionandimagination.com)

And funnily enough; and hopefully funnily enough for you; here’s the second of the Kangaroo Island to Tasmania tetralogy/quadrilogy literary nonsense epic poetry narrative of that very storm, and fifty-fifth chapter of Werewolf of Oz: Fantasy Travel by Google Maps.

Without foresight, writing of fives reminds me of the four by four question in the previous Werewolf of Oz blog. The four fours were: four travellers, four rocks in the image, the first of four poems and the Granduncle 4 image. Now, on with the fives… and twos:

55.  TAZ-MANIA IS A SAVIOUR AND STORM ABATER 

Taz-tastic Treat for Two Times Two

For two days the storm did blow
waves and spray like driven snow,
we did our best to hold on tight
two to the left and brace to right.

Great barracuda hovering in the current at the...
Great barracuda hovering in the current at the Paradise Reef, Cozumel, Mexico (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Barracuda and tuna flew past
as if fleeing from a deep line cast,
I began to fear all was surely lost
seeing a storm from a distant coast,
approaching at an incredible speed
I thought that’s all we need. 

Taz
Taz (Photo credit: Enokson)

But it was the storm it repelled
and with giant waves quelled
the new spinning fury did land on deck,
and when it calmed above the neck
we could clearly see it was cartoon Taz
along with his friends, Baz and Caz.

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Notes 

Tazzy (cartoon character and show).

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Oz the Great and Powerful Photo Special

Oz the Great and Powerful has opened in glorious greenygrey to greenygrey reviews (82% of the audience in the current Rotten Tomatoes poll liked it, and it has a just above average 6/10 rating). Rotten Tomatoes also has a twenty-eight photos Oz the Great and Powerful spread from the movie’s opening night, advertising and film scenes, and here’s a few greenygrey highlights; followed by Grey’s great Werewolf of Oz:

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AC/DC and Rose Tattoo Fantasy Super Group Poems

Hi, it’s Greenygrey. It’s midweek, more or less, give or take an hour or two, comme ci comme ca, half the week passed so far. So I think it’s an ideal time to spring another episode of our favourite werewolf travels Australia to a Wizard of Oz theme; especially as spring is knocking on the door of the northern hemisphere.

Oz: Great Powerful Australia Holiday Prize Draw

Talking of Wizard of Oz, the new Sam Raimi Oz prequel: Oz: the Great and Powerful is nearing release, and in another uncanny crossing of yellow brick roads – dust sandy paths with our Werewolf of Oz: Fantasy Travel by Google Maps book, Vue cinemas in the UK is offering entry into a prize draw for a family holiday to, guess where… yes, Australia!, if you book online.

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Terms and conditions apply, but it looks like you just have to book a ticket online to see the Oz: the Great and Powerful.

The Greenygrey is just passing this information on to you, and has no involvement with Oz: the Great and Powerful or Vue cinemas.

Poem Created from Rose Tattoo Song Titles

Now on with the show. And what a show we have for you today, with the newly bolstered travelling tribe celebrating their reunification; the genesis of an AC/DC and Rose Tattoo super-group and two loopy literary nonsense poems.

The first poem is made up of Rose Tattoo later album song titles, with the band continuing to create great music. One of my favourite newer songs isn’t  featured in the poem, and a YouTube search for it just now brought another greenygrey find, with Rose Tattoo looking greenygreyesque while supporting Slash last year. Here’s the video of 1854, before the 52nd episode of the Werewolf of Oz: yep, that’s as many episodes as there are weeks in the year:

52.  AB/DC IS BORN

I introduced Angry to everybody, and we had a fantastic feast that night. It was also our last night on Kangaroo Island, as we decided during the meal that we needed to get rambling again. We told our hosts.

AB/DC is Born 

Bagpipe
Bagpipe (Photo credit: pipebär)

Angry fitted in well, and seemed to enjoy himself; even singing a few songs toward the end of the night. Bonzo played the bagpipes for one of Angry’s songs, and Elle danced wildly to the jolly tune. Everybody and everything seemed entranced by the music and dancing, and especially ol’ Scoty.

Elle later said she’d enjoyed the music so much that she hoped there would be more when we returned to the road. She thought Angry and Bonzo gelled so well together they should form a band, and suggested Angry Bonzo / Dandelion Cordial would be a good name.

Cover of "Blood Brothers"
Rose Tattoo

Everybody agreed it was a wonderful choice. Angry added that it could be called AB/DC for short, and everybody thought that was another great idea; and good use of Angry’s mind. At the end of the night, Angry said he felt like we were:

Blood Brothers and Sisters
Slipping Away from the City Blues
on a Once in a Lifetime opportunity
with Nothing to Lose.

The music also made me feel creative, so I wrote a little ditty of my own before retiring to bed. And here it is:

With a musical spirit
I thought we’d make it
we had the body and mind
sung our troubles behind
more adventures to come
maybe somebody’s gonna drum.

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Notes

Rose Tattoo songs: Blood Brothers, Slipping Away, City Blues, Once in a Lifetime, Nothing to Lose.

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Oz the Great and Powerful new Sam Raimi Disney Movie

Hi, it’s Greenygrey. I was amazed to see on MySpace that there’s a new Oz movie being released next month called Oz the Great and Powerful, and it was made for Disney by the legendary Sam Raimi.

It looks a real trip down memory lane for Grey; or should that be dust sandy path; after its epic comedy-fantasy adventures in Oz; but it’s too soon after my/our traumatic ordeal to watch it in the cinema.

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Moreover, Oz the Great and Powerful seems to have some great greenygrey cinematography, as shown by the main image on its Disney website:

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Another one has a great greenygrey landscape:

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Not so great for Greenygrey, the wicked witch looks decidedly greenygrey:

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Historian’s Guide to Oz

Grey wasn’t the first to ramble across Oz of course, and Ranjit S. Dighe  even wrote a Historian’s Guide to Oz ten years before Grey’s epic Oz ramble.

And guess what. Oz was even greenygrey then:

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