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The Legend of Drakonis


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Music: Ember, by Eduard Schwan ("Drakonis")
Words: Dominic Gittins ("comdotdom")
Artwork: Eduard Schwan

If anyone is the least bit interested (which is about how much interest I would expect), here is a truly hilariously and hopefully fictional account of the life and times of this fantasy creature you all have come to refer to as Drakonis... as researched and told by the marvelously talented Dom (which is uniquely short, by the way, for Dom.)

Dom should be sent all the kudos (and other types of chocolate) for this. Any resemblence to my web page here:
"http//ww/...
http//w/...
is purely full of co-inky dinks.
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Uploaded: Mar 13, 2006 - 09:47:58 PM
Last Updated: Jul 12, 2011 - 10:34:03 AM Last Played: Mar 19, 2017 - 04:34:44 PM
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Joanna said 4122 days ago (March 13th, 2006)
Fantastic!
Terrific voice-over on this and wonderful writing. All set on a bed of
mysterious dragon music. This is a real gem. Very funny and charming!
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comdotdom said 4122 days ago (March 14th, 2006)
Fantastic!
Thank you Joanna - from a comedy writer and voice artist this means a huge amount.

Eduard deserves most of the writing credit for having lived a life which inspires such silliness and then providing his own soundtrack !!!
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ledebutant said 4122 days ago (March 13th, 2006)
Flexi-Ember with Ketchup
This is one flexible piece of music you created, Eduard. How many
versions are there now? What amazes me is that each one seems so
unique.

I'm so happy to see so much funny stuff being posted here this week
(much of it affiliated with Mr. Gittins, I might add). This is hilariously
clever writing, Dom and your delivery (especially the pronunciation of
Hawaii) is comedy gold.

Thanks for the smile, guys.
comdotdom said 4122 days ago (March 14th, 2006)
You want fries with that ?
Lisa you're a star - thank you very much, pleased it raised a smile ! Glad you liked Hawaii - I was particularly proud of Encinitas in the land of "Ca USA" ... but there you go.

Thank you also for being so very observant ... I wonder whose ID I'll pop up at next ?
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comdotdom said 4121 days ago (March 14th, 2006)
Well let me answer that question ...
The answer is simple ... with a <UL>slight</UL> (ahem!) change of direction, voice and tempo I turn up <A HREF="http://www.macjams.com/song/18969" style="font-size:9pt">here</A> next ...
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Alannah said 4122 days ago (March 14th, 2006)
Sean Connery Look Out !!!!
This is some serious fire snortin stuff .... who knew we had a Thespian in our mix .... great delivery .... fabulous resonating vocals perfect for this rendition ..... a new bedtime story for children everywhere has been born !
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comdotdom said 4122 days ago (March 14th, 2006)
Once upon a time ...
Thank you Alannah,
We had to record this - partly because nobody had made a new piece from Ember-Rekindled for nearly 24 hours (tee hee), and partly because attempts to send children to bed playing them <I>your</I> <A HREF="http://www.macjams.com/song/15265" style="font-size:8pt">haunting version</A> generally led to loud screaming and small people insisting that they spend the night in with Mum and Dad.
Clearly the ending where the hero gets eaten needs work from the point of view of providing 'sweet dreams', but we'll get there in the end !
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SlimGirlFat said 4122 days ago (March 14th, 2006)
Hehe
Excellent Dom.Great voice over... for some odd reason, the way you
narrate this reminds me of the guy who did The Clangers....

Fabulous stuff...

Slimmie
comdotdom said 4122 days ago (March 14th, 2006)
Now we're showing our age
Aah Slendrina - thank you for your kind comment.
You are however now revealing just how old you are and just how old I am - which will never do.
You did make me go and check however that I had not suddenly turned into The Clangers' narrator and I found<A HREF="http://www.bbc.co.uk/cult/classic/clangers/realmedia/clangerstitles.ram" style="font-size:9pt">this video clip</A> - thought you might like a trip down memory lane.
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SlimGirlFat said 4121 days ago (March 15th, 2006)
Now we're showing our age
OH Goddd, I loved the Clangers,
HA, excellent find Dom, and sadly , everyone knows I'm 40
see here:
<A HREF="http://www.macjams.com/song/12370">here</A>
heh heh
slimmie

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comdotdom said 4120 days ago (March 15th, 2006)
Now we're showing our age
They might all know that you're forty, but they think I'm twenty three !
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woodguy32 said 4121 days ago (March 14th, 2006)
this Ember Club s getting BIG
wow.. I love this....Now I know...and it explains everything.. err I
think...great delivery Dotdom.. and so well writen.. can i say I was
rolling over here...too much fun.. (is it legal).. awesome job on the
story of Drak.....

Drak... Embers will be the most collab track ever made... I am proud of
you and you masterwork..you all giving us something to share and
enjoy, no matter how it sounds after one gets a hold of it.. (sorry about
the MuZaking it part)..

Great Collab.. Great Work.. and Too much FUN

woodie
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comdotdom said 4121 days ago (March 14th, 2006)
SAFETY ANNOUNCEMENT
Right that's it ... no more listening to this track !
A guy who makes cars has started rolling them as a result of a listening related accident. Clearly the safety of the public is at risk and we do not want favourite MJers turning up as splinters32 or matchsticks32 ...

You're right about Embers though - I don't know if there's a record for most versions of a single piece, but if there is it's got to be in jeopardy. And the different directions ? Amazing.
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woodguy32 said 4121 days ago (March 14th, 2006)
this Ember Club s getting BIG
well I joined the Embers club too..and well.. do embers and wood go together?..


lots of smoke....muzak..... lol



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comdotdom said 4119 days ago (March 16th, 2006)
this Ember Club's getting BIG
Smoulderingheapofashes32 ?
Wow - a muzak version - I didn't see THAT coming !!!
Amazing
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musichead said 4121 days ago (March 14th, 2006)
Great!!!!!
I like it alot......very very good
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Magritte said 4121 days ago (March 14th, 2006)
Oops.
I ate one of those birds once. Does that make me the Queen?

Great writing and performance! Do you do books on tape?
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Komrade K said 4121 days ago (March 14th, 2006)
Oops.
Depends which Queen you're talking about Ducky.
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comdotdom said 4120 days ago (March 15th, 2006)
Books on Tape & Beaten to the Punchline
I'd love to do books on tape ... do you commission books on tape ?

Komrade Kenneth - curse the rapidity of the Whitstable mind. Check out "<A HREF="http://www.macjams.com/song/18916" style="font-size:9pt">Royal Institute</A>" - Colonel Sir Gerald Foxslaughterer (Retd) sounds right up your satirical street.
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Komrade K said 4121 days ago (March 14th, 2006)
Short trousers and mittens...?
God must have gone to the same school as me - short trousers in the
midst of winter good grief the kids of today don't know they're born.
Blue knees in sub-zero temperatures never did me any harm and
indeed made me into the reasonable, responsible and indeed refined
person that I am today.

Look, Ed Wood was a director not an actor (let's face it he couldn't
really act - well he couldn't really direct either but nevermind). It's this
kind of failure of attention to detail which undermines the gravity of
this otherwise moving and profound work.

I must add that the idea of Drakonis with ketchup does sound quite
appetizing but before I go off and fix myself a crunchy dragon sarnie
can I just say that this was gobsmackingly brilliant!!

KK
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comdotdom said 4119 days ago (March 16th, 2006)
Short trousers and angora mittens...?
Aah Komrade, let's not get started on "Great" British schooling ... we may be here until our therapists say it's safe for us to go home.
Apologies for the Ed Wood error - I got distracted by the surprise inclusion of Edward Woodward (this stuff's all semi-improv and I sometimes surprise myself !)
I could help thinking of the old gag about why that are so many D's in "Edward Woodward"
(Because Ewar Woowar sounds so silly) and I was trying not to laugh ... so that's why I said "Actor" when "Schlock movie director with an Angora fetish" was what I would have said had I only researched it !
Looking forward to April's get together - I gather you're coming along. I'll meet you F2F then
Dom
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perceptualvortex said 4121 days ago (March 14th, 2006)
The thingie nature of fractals
I don't know what to say about crazy things like this, but I was greatly amused!
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MissChaos said 4121 days ago (March 14th, 2006)
Hahaha!
You had me at "long, long, time ago". :-) Really, really fun. I was glued
to the speakers. A fantastic reading! Reminded me of The Grinch narrator.
Thanks for pointing me over here, EdUard. (with a "U"). :)
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caroline said 4121 days ago (March 15th, 2006)
where i have i been?? what was i thinking??
this page is an entertainment in itself and that is even before you press 'play' - and then for dom to be burbling on in his usual way .... (sorry folks - i get this at my dinner table - often - and, actually, we often choke with laughter) and finally, for him to be burbling about the dear, dear dragon - well the whole thing is like a fest!!! thank you dom, drak, simon, miguel, my mother, my agent, my................. xoxoxoxo
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springclock said 4120 days ago (March 15th, 2006)
ha ha!!
This is really funny....very Python-esque....a great story for us all to tell our children and our grandchildren and our great grandchildren....and so on and so on....very fresh and entertaining
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springclock said 4120 days ago (March 15th, 2006)
ha ha!!
This is really funny....very Python-esque....a great story for us all to tell our children and our grandchildren and our great grandchildren....and so on and so on....very fresh and entertaining
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jgurner said 4120 days ago (March 15th, 2006)
Great! Now my face hurts....
...from laughing so hard. Doglas Adams presents "The Lord of the Rings."
This will be a great voice over for the opening scenes to "Drakonis: The
Motion Picture." I've already got my tickets.
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elfdaughter said 4120 days ago (March 15th, 2006)
Terry Pratchett, Doug Adams, Monty Python....eat your hearts out!
*is in hysterics on the floor* This is BRILLIANT!!

"Meddle not in the affairs of Dragons, for you are crunchy and good with ketchup" - I had that on my door last year! lol
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comdotdom said 4119 days ago (March 16th, 2006)
Uncle Tom Cobbley and all ...
Aah Elferil, welcome to the scaly outposts of your comedy tour ...
I have had a spate of postings this week - having not really felt like writing anything for over a year.
The experience of hooking my silly brain into Drakonis' music and then receiving such a welcome - it's all been rather lovely.
I am left however with a smile on my face ... picture the scene : you're in a recording studio to do a voice-over and the director hands you a script.
"Right" he says, "I want you to sound like James Bond in space eating Green Eggs and Ham whilst doing a silly walk to the restaurant at the end of the universe surrounded by hobbits and a talking suitcase ..."

What have I learned from all this ?
A teacher at school was coaching me for a reading competition once and he told me:
"Do your best - people will hear what they want to hear, all you have to do is let them."
Proof positive here that Mr Taylor knew his stuff.
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elfdaughter said 4114 days ago (March 21st, 2006)
Uncle Tom Cobbley and all ...
lol - yip, sounds a challenge and a half.... but agreed - people will hear what they want to hear.

*scratches head* I just like the way my name has changed so completely at each stop....;)

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Amboo said 4119 days ago (March 16th, 2006)
YAY!
This is fun! I really needed something uplifting and this definitely did the trick! Very amusing!
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karkhaz said 4074 days ago (April 30th, 2006)
Tee Hee
This is funny... So original! I like the 'God running around in short
trousers' bit...
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Henke said 3943 days ago (September 8th, 2006)
I like
everything Ember, and this was no exception! I must listen again, but
what I heard the text was very funny!

I say, you guys must have read the books about Earthsea by Ursula
LeGuin. Or else go get 'em right away! (It is a trilogy made up of five
volumes and an additional book with four short stories - don't correct me
if I'm wrong, I didn't check before writing this;-)) Actually I think I have
heard that they are filming them at this moment. Why don't you write the
soundtrack, Drakonis? That would be very nice and apropriate too!
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jiguma said 3868 days ago (November 22nd, 2006)
Storytime - I like storytime!
Amazing comdot!! Laugh a minute!
Neil
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Heightened said 3554 days ago (October 3rd, 2007)
Best Satire/Comedy yet!
I was in stitches throughout.

Heightened
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drakonis said 3553 days ago (October 3rd, 2007)
I miss ComDotDom
he's a delightfully whimsical character, and this surprise was sneakily done without my knowledge, and offered as a present... a really wonderful present! I treasure this. Thanks for enjoying the silliness!
ttfn,
Drakonis

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Doug Somers said 3553 days ago (October 3rd, 2007)
Great tongue-
in-cheek delivery - certainly lots of cheek to be sure. Tres drole, mes amis. Et merci beaucoup.
Doug
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drakonis said 3552 days ago (October 4th, 2007)
what a tangled web we weave...
it's startling what information some of us leave dangling on the web, for others to pick up and contort into something as whimsical as this! You ought to check out more of "comdotdom" here on Macjams, he's quite a great guy!
ttfn,
Drakonis

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said 3481 days ago (December 14th, 2007)
Doooot'n dooooo!
Pleased to meet you, won't you guess my name
Oh, yeah....

This is a cool introduction to the Beast :)

. - Harold
drakonis said 3480 days ago (December 15th, 2007)
rolling rocha, gathers no moss
thanks for stopping in, Harold, and "treating me with some dignity, and some taste" :-) Glad you liked this silly parody of real life.
ttfn,
Drakonis
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said 3420 days ago (February 13th, 2008)
Thank you,

Hi
This was very nice to listen to and I agree a Terrific voice over lovely story well told. Well thought out too.

Peace
Dee,


MarkHolbrook said 2805 days ago (October 20th, 2009)
Everything
Ember and more and some great vocals on this! A Fractal Scaley Drak!
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Warren Smith said 2175 days ago (July 12th, 2011)
Opening act
Ha-ha-hah! Wonderfully imagined … and shrewdly expressed.

I can't wait for Part Two: In the belly of the beast.
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drakonis said 2175 days ago (July 12th, 2011)
The tanning of the shrewd
He's quite a fellow, that Dom... wish he'd pop back for a sequel, I miss 'im. Thanks for enjoying the silliness. I noticed that this has been up so long that my web pages moved out from under it (i.e. Geocities has come and gone)... so I updated the URL in the description to point to the updated page. Macjams tends to display it strangely, but clicking on it does take you there. Thank you for visiting!
ttfn,
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