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"Bizarrely unremarkable"? Is that an oxymoron?


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 12- 2-09 9:08 PM
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Oh just listen to that song and tell me that it's not both bizarre and unremarkable.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 12- 2-09 9:09 PM
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I don't know, I think it's kind of remarkably bizarre. Its bizarreness: let me remark on it.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 12- 2-09 9:11 PM
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But it's also so limp and ordinary. Shockingly ordinary. Like when they set out to make the best and worst songs of all times; this is the best.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 12- 2-09 9:12 PM
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Pacing!


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 12- 2-09 9:14 PM
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I will listen to it with tepid intensity.


Posted by: eb | Link to this comment | 12- 2-09 9:15 PM
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That song is indeed both bizarre and unremarkable.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 12- 2-09 9:20 PM
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heebie (and anyone else, really) should totally participate in the yearly Wry and Stanley December CD swap. The rules have changed slightly but are, more or less, here. Email me at the unfogged address if you're interested, any and all.

This will probably go as far as the Unfogged Recording Project.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 12- 2-09 9:23 PM
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How far did the Unfogged Recording Project end up going, anyway?


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 12- 2-09 9:24 PM
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9: Last I heard, Jesus McQ had it.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 12- 2-09 9:25 PM
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For a while, we had some momentum. There is a drum track, a guitar track, vocals, and back-up vocals.

I still consider it Active, just taking its time.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 12- 2-09 9:25 PM
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8 does sound like fun. I, um, don't know if I have 6 mixes.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 12- 2-09 9:27 PM
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There's an Unfogged Recording Project? (Yeah, RTFA, I know.)


Posted by: eb | Link to this comment | 12- 2-09 9:28 PM
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don't know if I have 6 mixes.

It's one discrete mix copied 6 times (to ease the burden on Ryan dispersing them; plus, this year I think it's been upped to 10 copies; but it's just one mix, copied multiple times, and you get tons from all over in return!). Like I say, email if you want in.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 12- 2-09 9:36 PM
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Ah. In that case, let me see if I can get my act together!


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 12- 2-09 9:40 PM
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15: You totally should. Last year, I got some random mix of old American country music from a New Zealander, someone Ryan had met while making wine over there who was really into that music. It's great.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 12- 2-09 9:45 PM
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Love the Nietzsche reference in the video. You don't see that too often.


Posted by: PGD | Link to this comment | 12- 2-09 9:47 PM
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The Peter Frampton version of "Baby I Love Your Way" sounded so weird, when I had heard the reggae cover by Big Mountain about 45,000 times in middle school before ever hearing the original.


Posted by: Cryptic ned | Link to this comment | 12- 2-09 9:52 PM
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I forgot about the reggae cover of Baby I Love Your Way. Almost as good as the reggae Girl I'm Gonna Make You Sweat (Sweat till you can't sweat no more).


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 12- 2-09 9:54 PM
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Good lord, I remember when this medley hit #1. I'd gotten a radio (and casette player!!1!) for my birthday that year and my sister and I listened to the Top 40 religiously. Casey Kasem did his best to make the story behind the medley exciting, but really, how much can you do when the story is that some DJ played the two songs back to back and thought they went together really well, man, so he faded back and forth between them a bunch of times?


Posted by: Gabardine Bathyscaphe | Link to this comment | 12- 2-09 9:57 PM
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Butchering Baby I Love Your Way doesn't bother me, but there should be a crime against doing that to Freebird.


Posted by: Spike | Link to this comment | 12- 2-09 10:00 PM
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There was a non-reggae Girl I'm Gonna Make You Sweat (Sweat till you can't sweat no more)?


Posted by: Cryptic ned | Link to this comment | 12- 2-09 10:00 PM
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Having listened to this now, I realize I don't think I've ever heard this version.


Posted by: eb | Link to this comment | 12- 2-09 10:02 PM
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Related: There was definitely a hit song recently which was an upbeat R&B cover of Patrick Swayze's "She's Like The Wind", interspersed with sassy female rapping. I say this in case you, like me, have been wondering "Do I really remember that song? Did that song really exist? Did I dream it?"


Posted by: Cryptic ned | Link to this comment | 12- 2-09 10:05 PM
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10: Wait, I did? I thought you all were moving ahead without me, because I was tentative about getting my shit together. I'd better get on the stick!


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 12- 2-09 10:10 PM
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The Unfogged Recording Project is not dead! Imma finish up a writing workshop and jump in come January.


Posted by: k-sky | Link to this comment | 12- 2-09 10:16 PM
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26: Huzzah! I never imagined we'd have to deploy an additional 30,000 extra fucks to oboe to Central Asia. But, that's the cost of freedom. Period.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 12- 2-09 10:20 PM
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The archives are not helping me figure out what the recording project is. Actually, it's the search engines that aren't helping.


Posted by: eb | Link to this comment | 12- 2-09 10:22 PM
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The hoohole abides.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 12- 2-09 10:23 PM
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Google, helpfully, has indexed this thread.


Posted by: eb | Link to this comment | 12- 2-09 10:25 PM
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eb, if you make a noise and can record it, please email me.


Posted by: k-sky | Link to this comment | 12- 2-09 10:29 PM
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I live in silence. Commenting on blogs is the only way I can be heard.


Posted by: eb | Link to this comment | 12- 2-09 10:35 PM
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This is the culprit thread eb's after, AFAIKT.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 12- 2-09 10:42 PM
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(I spell can with a "K" now. It's the new hip thing.)


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 12- 2-09 10:43 PM
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I've got the rap break ready to go, except for the part of, you know, actually recording it. I need to coordinate that with the heebster.


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 12- 2-09 10:49 PM
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If "bizarrely unremarkable" isn't an oxymoron, dredging a mountain surely is.


Posted by: Ginger Yellow | Link to this comment | 12- 3-09 1:02 AM
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33: Huh, I seem to have been completely absent from the blog for a couple days around then. I had no idea of heebie's songs, much less that thread. (It's possible that I quickly saw it was a music thread and tuned out without reading enough to know it wasn't just any music thread.)


Posted by: eb | Link to this comment | 12- 3-09 1:44 AM
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There was definitely a hit song recently which was an upbeat R&B cover of Patrick Swayze's "She's Like The Wind", interspersed with sassy female rapping. I say this in case you, like me, have been wondering "Do I really remember that song? Did that song really exist? Did I dream it?"

I know this song, too. I can validate your experience, C-Ned.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 12- 3-09 5:55 AM
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Back to the OP: I've never heard this either, but how 'bout that 70s porn look to the video? Doesn't feel very late 80s to me.


Posted by: CharleyCarp | Link to this comment | 12- 3-09 5:59 AM
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38: And dating further back, you aren't imagining the time when this was in MTV's regular rotation of videos, either.


Posted by: Cryptic ned | Link to this comment | 12- 3-09 6:10 AM
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Butchering Baby I Love Your Way doesn't bother me, but there should be a crime against prize for doing that to Freebird.

Sorry, Spike. When you grow up in the south, "Freebird" is always already ludicrous.

How strange: I distinctly remember using the "Baby, I Love Your Way/Freebird Medley" in a theatrical production at the end of my last summer of college, but that was impossible, apparently, because the song wasn't even released until the following fall. Wow. Listen kids, drugs are bad, mmkay?


Posted by: Populuxe | Link to this comment | 12- 3-09 6:24 AM
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40 is mind-boggling. Good lord. Even without the Scaramouches and the Fandango.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 12- 3-09 7:14 AM
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41: Clearly it was such a natural combo that you created it independently. Like Leibniz with the calculus!


Posted by: JRoth | Link to this comment | 12- 3-09 7:27 AM
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I have a suspicion - just a suspicion - that someone involved with 40 has heard the Fugees' "Killing Me Softly."


Posted by: JRoth | Link to this comment | 12- 3-09 7:30 AM
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44: I heard it one-time one-time. I heard it two-time two-time.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 12- 3-09 7:31 AM
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Back to the OP: I've never heard this either, but how 'bout that 70s porn look to the video? Doesn't feel very late 80s to me.

I believe that the habit of traipsing about in highly structured foundation garments, and not much else, became widespread in the eighties, if you go by music videos, thanks to the influence of Madonna. The guy's look does seem very seventies, though.


Posted by: mcmc | Link to this comment | 12- 3-09 7:39 AM
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Yeah, recording project. My burst of motivation was used up by the Herculean struggle to hook my mic up to the computer and butcher "Foggy Mountain Breakdown" once. Luckily I'm not insisting on the banjo player's prerogative to completely dominate the song.


Posted by: Mo MacArbie | Link to this comment | 12- 3-09 7:50 AM
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The guy's look does seem very seventies, though.

Which is to say, timeless.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 12- 3-09 8:15 AM
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I thought the 'Fugees had the market cornered on how to make a really really boring cover. Then I saw the video in 40. Watch your backs, 'Fugees.


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 12- 3-09 8:17 AM
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Oh, is Fu-Gee-La a cover? Fu-lalala is the way that we rock when we're doing our thing.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 12- 3-09 8:20 AM
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Searching for "Bohemian Rhapsody" Braids brings up a lot of pages of people asking how they can find a copy of the Fugees version of "Bohemian Rhapsody" that they heard once.

BTW, that song was masterminded by producer-songwriter Stephan Jenkins, who became famous about a year later as the singer for Third Eye Blind.


Posted by: Cryptic ned | Link to this comment | 12- 3-09 8:30 AM
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You're killing me softly, heebie.


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 12- 3-09 8:30 AM
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Two-time two-time!


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 12- 3-09 8:32 AM
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53: You're killing me softly, heebie.


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 12- 3-09 8:33 AM
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The Fugees had one of my favorite half-assed songs of the "last gasp of any sort of success when everyone had assumed they were gone for good" genre.


Posted by: Cryptic ned | Link to this comment | 12- 3-09 8:34 AM
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Clearly it was such a natural combo that you created it independently.

Either that or I'm a replicant. It's frightening, I tell you.


Posted by: Populuxe | Link to this comment | 12- 3-09 8:35 AM
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How many mics do we rip on, daily? Me say many many. Say me say many many.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 12- 3-09 8:36 AM
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55: I was really hoping for an Eagles cover.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 12- 3-09 8:38 AM
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57, 58: Take it easy, heebie.


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 12- 3-09 8:40 AM
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58: I've had a rough night, and I hate the fucking Eagles, man.


Posted by: The Dude | Link to this comment | 12- 3-09 8:42 AM
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So what is this "recording project"?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 12- 3-09 8:58 AM
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61: Cf. 33.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 12- 3-09 9:03 AM
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But I can't read.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 12- 3-09 9:06 AM
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I cann't speell vry weel, butt I tri mi bestest eviry dae.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 12- 3-09 9:12 AM
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Two-time two-time!

54-46 was your number?


Posted by: NickS | Link to this comment | 12- 3-09 9:24 AM
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When you grow up in are forcibly displaced to the south, "Freebird" is always already ludicrous.

Oh, the culture shock I suffered in my tender adolescence.


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 12- 3-09 9:25 AM
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66: But she's as free as a bird now.


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 12- 3-09 11:06 AM
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And Sir Kraab will never cha-a-a-a-ange.


Posted by: JRoth | Link to this comment | 12- 3-09 11:36 AM
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Further to 65, I had forgotten just how good that song is.


Posted by: NickS | Link to this comment | 12- 3-09 11:40 AM
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54 46 BMW


Posted by: Cryptic ned | Link to this comment | 12- 3-09 11:48 AM
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54 46 BMW

I hadn't heard that before, it's odd but good. It sounds like "64-46 BMW" to me.


Posted by: NickS | Link to this comment | 12- 3-09 11:57 AM
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That's my number


Posted by: Toots & the maytals | Link to this comment | 12- 3-09 2:01 PM
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I'm no music purist, but it seems wrong to use this song for a phone ad.

Yes, I realize this thread is over, but it was about music.


Posted by: eb | Link to this comment | 12- 3-09 10:11 PM
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