Bob Eichler wrote:
> "the_original_ib" <sean@...> wrote:
> >--- In ProgAndOther@y..., Bob Eichler <eichler@e...> wrote:
> > > Finisterre Project, H=F6stsonaten - [...] The one fatal flaw of the
> > > album: heavily accented Italian vocals attempting to sing bad
> > > English lyrics.
> >IIRC the "Rime of the Ancient Mariner" track uses excerpts of the
> >actual poem.
> And it's considered a *good* poem? Ah, shows how poor my taste for
> poetry is.
Yes, Rime of the Ancient Mariner is definitely a classic. Authored by
Samuel Taylor Coleridge, also famous for "Kubla Khan" and opium use.
You probably studied him in high school or college literature class.
When someone has a longstanding, weighty problem, it is sometimes
referred to as their "albatross." That popular expression comes from
Iron Maiden also have a song based on the poem.
It would not surprise me to learn that "Closer To Home" by Grand Funk
Railroad and "No One At The Bridge" by Rush were based on the poem.
This concludes today's lesson on English lit.