Thursday, February 26, 2009

Never forget

















I know with Chimpy out the door and hawking hammers and nails with that low-IQ grin of his, many of you have already forgotten about Poland.

Not I.

21 comments:

anita said...

hey!! just wait a 'new york minute' there randal!!

you don't have Chimpy to kick around any more, so now you're bashing the Fine People of Poland? you think the concept of them having 'soul' ludicrous?

I'm sure you'll find many familiar names (well, at least Chopin and Gorecki) among this list of polish composers:

Wincenty z Kielczy (before 1200-ca. 1261)
Mikołaj z Ostroroga (15th Century)
Mikołaj z Radomia (15th Century)
Piotr z Grudziądza (ca. 1400-ca. 1480)
Jerzy Liban z Legnicy (1464-after 1546)
Mikołaj z Chrzanowa (1485-1555)
Sebastian z Felsztyna (ca. 1490-after 1543)
Mikołaj z Krakowa (1st half of the 16th Century)
Wacław z Szamotuł (ca. 1526-1560)
Mikołaj Gomółka (1535-1591)
Cyprian Bazylik (ca.1535-ca. 1600)
Jan z Lublina (ca. 1537–1540)
Marcin Leopolita (ca. 1540-1589)
Jakub Reys-Polak (1540-1605)
Krzysztof Klabon (ca. 1550-after 1616)
Tomasz Szadek (ca. 1550-after 1611)
Wojciech Długoraj (1557-1619)
Mikołaj Zieleński (1st half of the 17th Century)
Adam Jarzębski (ca. 1590-1649)
Marcin Mielczewski (d. 1651)
Bartłomiej Pękiel (d. 1670)
Jacek Różycki (1625/35-1703/04)
Damian Stachowicz (1658-1699)
Stanisław Sylwester Szarzyński (prob. 2nd half of the 17th Century)
Grzegorz Gerwazy Gorczycki (1665/67-1734)
Michał Kleofas Ogiński (1765-1833)
Józef Ksawery Elsner (1769-1854)
Franciszek Lessel (1780-1838)
Karol Kurpiński (1785-1857)
Maria Szymanowska (1789-1831)
Ignacy Feliks Dobrzyński (1807-1867)
Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
Stanislaw Moniuszko (1819-1872)
Henryk Wieniawski (1835-1880)
Władysław Żeleński (1837-1921)
Zygmunt Noskowski (1846-1909)
Maurycy Moszkowski (1854-1925)
Juliusz Zarębski (1854-1885)
Konstanty Gorski (1859 – 1924)
Zygmunt Denis Antoni Jordan de Stojowski (1870 – 1946)
Ignacy Jan Paderewski (1864-1941)
Emil Młynarski (1870–1935)
Mieczysław Karłowicz (1876-1909)
Feliks Nowowiejski (1877-1946)
Karol Szymanowski (1882-1937)
Ludomir Różycki (1884-1953)
Józef Koffler (1896-1944)
Aleksander Tansman (1897-1986)
Szymon Laks (1901-1983)
Bronisław Kaper (1902-1983)
Grażyna Bacewicz (1909-1969)
Roman Maciejewski (1910-1998)
Stefan Kisielewski (1911-1991)
Władysław Szpilman (1911-2000)
Witold Lutosławski (1913-1994)
Witold Rudziński (1913-2004)
Andrzej Panufnik (1914-1991)
Michał Spisak (1914-1965)
Mieczysław Weinberg (1919-1996)
Kazimierz Serocki (1922-1981)
Tadeusz Baird (1928-1981)
Bogusław Schaeffer (b. 1929)
Krzysztof Komeda (1931-1969)
Wojciech Kilar (b. 1932)
Henryk Mikołaj Górecki (b. 1933)
Krzysztof Penderecki (b. 1933)
Andrzej Czajkowski (1935-1982)
Czesław Niemen (1939-2004)
Marek Stachowski (1936-2004)
Marian Sawa (1937-2005)
Zygmunt Konieczny (b. 1937)
Krzysztof Meyer (b. 1943)
Marta Ptaszyńska (b. 1943)
Elżbieta Sikora (b. 1943)
Marek Grechuta (1945-2006)
Jan A. P. Kaczmarek (b. 1953)
Paweł Szymański (b. 1954)
Zbigniew Preisner (b. 1955)
Hanna Kulenty (b. 1961)
Cezary Ostrowski (b. 1962)
Paweł Łukaszewski (b. 1963)
Grzegorz Turnau (b. 1967)
Piotr Rubik (b. 1968)
Paweł Mykietyn (b. 1971)
Sebastian Krajewski (b. 1975)
Adam Falkiewicz (1980 - 2007)
Szczesny Jabłoński (b. 1987)

i'm very disappointed in you today.

;)

Randal Graves said...

I'm not bashing Poland, as that would be bad form being a quarter Polish myself, but Chimpy!

And that hideous album cover. They don't look too happy with Mr. Accordion. ;-)

Übermilf said...

How can I forget about Poland when just two days ago I enjoyed a tasty paczki and Monday is Casmir Pulaski Day?

Illinois schools are closed Monday in honor of Casmir Pulaski, you know.

Bull said...

"Of course you started it! You invaded Poland!"

- Basil Fawlty

Dean Wormer said...

I try and forget about Poland but sausage keeps reeling me back in.

Liberality said...

Didn't those Polish folks start a Catholic revolution or something?
;)

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susan said...

The Polish Loan shark: He lends out all his money, then skips town.

I'll always be thankful for Polish jokes that got me through the worst parts of highschool.

Randal Graves said...

übermilf, I'm well aware of that scam no doubt perpetrated by lazy Polish unions.

Where's my Dennis Kucinich Day?

bull, HA!

dean, few dishes are finer than a heaping plate of kielbasa.

liberality, of course not, too busy stuffing their face with kielbasa!

susan, zing! I haven't heard a Polish joke in decades. Funny thing was, I heard most of them from my Polish grandmother.

Utah Savage said...

Anita is BACK! Don't mess with the Poles, man. Word.

Mary Ellen said...


And that hideous album cover. They don't look too happy with Mr. Accordion. ;-)


That's cuz he's squeezin' the wrong squeeze box.

Sheesh....did I say that out loud??

Tom Harper said...

Ahh, 101 Strings, the Soul of Poland.

Since your previous post had several people confessing their dark secrets, here's mine: I hate rock & roll and jazz and all that other newfangled noise. Polka rules! It's the only thing I ever listen to.

Oh God, what did I just do? I can't admit that. Where's the Delete key, I think it's this one

okjimm said...

SHIT&WHISKERS! Don`t forget Johan Sebastion Kielbasa, the accordian King!

La Belette Rouge said...

Uh, I can sing part of "happy birthday" in Polish and that is not enough to get me an audition for Part 2: The Mind of Poland.

okjimm said...

Come to think of it. . can I have two eggs easy over with my Polish & a side order of Warslaw too. Please.

Bull said...

Hey, are those babes with him Pole Dancers? I have a few spare singles...

Randal Graves said...

utah, if you mess with the poles, you get the stick?

Nunly, and here I thought you'd give up your heathen perversion for Lent. I see burning sulfur in your future.

tom, did Frankie Yankovic actually do any barrel rolling?

LBR, not unless you're decked out in some of those high-class duds.

Take my okjimm, please!

bull, in this economy? Better have Euros!

Dr. Zaius said...

When Poland fought off the Islamic Jihad they had the most awesome armor ever. Their Hussars had wings! [ 1, 2, 3, 4 ]

Betty C. said...

Do you think we can call this a soul album?

Randal Graves said...

dr. zaius, if that doesn't scare the Allah out of your Mullah, nothing will!

betty, now I'm pondering what a Lech Walesa Sings Motown album would sound like.

Madam Z said...

Tom Harper is absolutely correct.

POLKA RULES!