Re: NYC Meetup

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Allow me to be the first to suggest that someone get kicked off the karaoke mic, should there be karaoke. (And, to be clear, there should be karaoke.)


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 03-20-10 7:43 AM
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There should definitely be karaoke.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 03-20-10 7:48 AM
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I wish I could be there. Because I'd sooo like to continue the discussion of health care reform from the other thread.


Posted by: Knecht Ruprecht | Link to this comment | 03-20-10 8:25 AM
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Happy Nowruz, everybody. Time to clean out your closets, light bonfires, and visit your neighbors. Not necessary in that order.


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 03-20-10 8:42 AM
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1: And extra points if the kicking off is the result of some musically or rhythmically creative action.

If any lurkers show, I suggest behaving in a manner that will convince them that the bar for being a regular commenter is a very low one indeed (knocking their beer into your own lap is one possibility).

Recruitment.com!


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 03-20-10 10:16 AM
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I may or may not show up. My roommate apparently has a friend coming to visit, and I might decide to just stay here and hang out with them.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 03-20-10 11:44 AM
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Ooh, teo, come see your imaginary internet friends!


Posted by: alameida | Link to this comment | 03-20-10 11:48 AM
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I at the moment have a fever and feel pretty shitty, but am hoping a couple of Tylenol will sort me out. Why am I sick on the nice day? Can allergies give one a fever?


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 03-20-10 11:48 AM
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I have to pick something up in that neighborhood. If I can make it, I'll be the one with the garment bag.


Posted by: Flippanter | Link to this comment | 03-20-10 11:56 AM
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Sorry oudemia. just load up on cold mess and come anyway?you knew I'd say that. and teraz kurzwa my should come. hm, seems like too many letters in 'kurzwa'. sorry, teraz-whatever.


Posted by: alameida | Link to this comment | 03-20-10 12:04 PM
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kurwa.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 03-20-10 12:06 PM
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What? Alameida, I was just on Bayard St. an hour ago, for bbq pork wonton noodle soup. Can I come too?


Posted by: JP Villanueva | Link to this comment | 03-20-10 12:36 PM
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Lurkers always welcome. Or, if you're not a lurker, you're welcome, too.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 03-20-10 12:52 PM
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Consider me snarling and fretting about not being there. I'll be eleven miles north, moving furniture and baking cake.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 03-20-10 2:05 PM
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I would like to come. But I'm in Texas.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 03-20-10 2:34 PM
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I've promised too many people that I will do too many things this weekend. One of these days I'll make it to one of these, but looks like it won't be today.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 03-20-10 2:37 PM
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right, kurwa. yes, villanueva, you should come.


Posted by: alameida | Link to this comment | 03-20-10 2:43 PM
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I wish I could come, but I won't be in NY until next weekend.


Posted by: mcmc | Link to this comment | 03-20-10 2:44 PM
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I would like to come. But I'm in Texas.

I would like to come. But I'm in Mexico City. But at least I am not moving furniture.


Posted by: Idealist | Link to this comment | 03-20-10 2:46 PM
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14: The bar has been raised. We will expect video of this cake baking.


Posted by: Di Kotimy | Link to this comment | 03-20-10 2:54 PM
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I would like to come, but ...

"Case Study of Transient Geographical Factors Affecting the Ability to Attain Orgasm as Self-Reported by Members of an Online Community."


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 03-20-10 2:56 PM
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I am still blechy and undecided, but leaning towards speedy medicine and smiling determination.

Unrelatedly, a Facebook "friend" (ie someone I was in kindergarten with but never saw in a classroom after) with a penchant for posting "goodbye cruel world" messages in order to spawn massive outcry (I once got someone in his town to call 911), has now posted a video of himself farting paired with many comments about how he will be dead soon and farts smell good in heaven. Whee!


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 03-20-10 2:56 PM
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Turns out my roommate's friend is pretty cute. I haven't totally made up my mind yet, but I'm currently leaning toward staying here.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 03-20-10 2:59 PM
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23: You dawg.


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 03-20-10 2:59 PM
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Would you know my name
If I smelt you in heaven
Will it be the same
If I smelt you in heaven


Posted by: Eric Clapton | Link to this comment | 03-20-10 3:01 PM
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But I'm in Mexico City. But at least I am not moving furniture.

Letting the Mexicans move the furniture for you then? I suppose it gives Ogged something to do, what with the not blogging and all.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 03-20-10 3:04 PM
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23: a'ight. can't quibble with that.


Posted by: alameida | Link to this comment | 03-20-10 3:06 PM
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27 a'ight
Ballmereese !


Posted by: Bubbles | Link to this comment | 03-20-10 3:11 PM
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Letting the Mexicans move the furniture for you then?

No furniture moving, but the hotel staff is very helpful. I have stayed here so much over the past nine months that when I sit down for breakfast they know what I want to order.

Having met Ogged, I am pretty sure that he is not one of the waiters. But with about 25 million people here, I suppose he could be lurking in the city someplace and I have not noticed.


Posted by: Idealist | Link to this comment | 03-20-10 3:18 PM
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I would like to come. But I'm in McMurdo Station, Antarctica.


Posted by: Walt Someguy | Link to this comment | 03-20-10 3:51 PM
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My roommate and her friend seem to have picked up some beer. So yeah, looks like I'll be staying in tonight.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 03-20-10 4:07 PM
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Also, I'm now commenting from my new computer. Woo!


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 03-20-10 4:08 PM
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Happy Nowruz, Jackmormon. And Ogged, PBUY, wherever you are.


Posted by: Penny | Link to this comment | 03-20-10 4:12 PM
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32: Woo, indeed!


Posted by: Turgid Jacobian | Link to this comment | 03-20-10 4:20 PM
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I'll be there around 8:30, in spite of Almeida's veiled attempt to placate PC extremism in the workplace mineshaft.


Posted by: teraz kurwa my | Link to this comment | 03-20-10 4:58 PM
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I am still on my couch, alas. And cranky. So alas I will not make it this time. Just me and Nyquil.


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 03-20-10 6:04 PM
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I have arrived, as has JM, and we are outside in the back.


Posted by: Mr. Blandings | Link to this comment | 03-20-10 6:24 PM
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||A bleg for academics not attending the meetup: if someone with JSTOR access would be so kind as to share this with me via my linked email, I would be eternally grateful. It might even count as a mitzvah, if that helps.|>


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 03-20-10 6:24 PM
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LIVEBLOG. ESPECIALLY OUDEMIA.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 03-20-10 6:26 PM
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38: Done.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 03-20-10 6:39 PM
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40: Thanks so much to both of you who sent the article. In gratitude, I give you a link to the music in question (the bit with the birdsong begins at about 4:55). It begins, incidentally, with a quote from Beethoven's Heiliger Dankgesang from the Op. 132 quartet.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 03-20-10 6:51 PM
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41: what is it with composers and birdsong? Bartok, Messiaen, and I heard a lecture the other day about.... uh, Mahler, maybe? Writing a Beethoven-influenced pastoral? Anyhow, geez, where are the horse whinnies or the cow farts or the squirrel... noises? Stupid birds get all the gigs.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 03-20-10 6:57 PM
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Birds. Song. What do you need, a road map? Actually, there are other instances of less obviously appropriate animal noises in music. Telemann wrote more than one piece imitating the croaking of frogs, which are pretty awesome if the performer really lets go. Also, Richard Strauss wrote incidental music for Le bourgeouis gentilhomme in which the feast scene has animal references during the feast scene (as in, bleating during the lamb course).


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 03-20-10 7:07 PM
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You know, during the feast scene.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 03-20-10 7:10 PM
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the squirrel... noises

Laughter.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 03-20-10 7:16 PM
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43: whale song? Mule song? Dugong song? So limited, composers.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 03-20-10 7:27 PM
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You should listen to Hans Reichel's daxophone music, Sifu.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 03-20-10 7:34 PM
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Here's "Give Me Money", the first track from the daxophone operetta Shanghaied on Tor Road. (Strangely, "In Harmony with Henry the Horse" from Lower Lurum didn't feature very many whinny sounds.)


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 03-20-10 7:36 PM
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Shanghaied on Tor Road

Lesser-known is the follow-up, Shanghaied on Tuga Road.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 03-20-10 7:42 PM
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whale song?

Alan Hovhaness. John Cage.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 03-20-10 7:42 PM
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"Sleigh Ride" often has a horse whinny right at the end. Minute 2:40 on this one.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 03-20-10 7:43 PM
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His guitar playing is pretty cool too.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 03-20-10 7:44 PM
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Oh sweet that video has live daxophone playing!


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 03-20-10 7:45 PM
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50: and George Crumb, uh, maybe.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 03-20-10 7:46 PM
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Whither the Dugong, Jesus?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 03-20-10 7:47 PM
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Persons not watching the video in 52 are making a mistake.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 03-20-10 7:51 PM
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55: Little-known fact: Schubert's Trout Quintet was supposed to be the Manatee Quintet. His publisher balked at the original conception.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 03-20-10 7:52 PM
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Aw, so sad to miss you all tonight! Albuquerque is pretty nice, though it would be nicer if the overflow hotel were not a $14 cab ride from the conference!


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 03-20-10 9:23 PM
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There is karaoke.


Posted by: Mr. Blandings | Link to this comment | 03-20-10 10:40 PM
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59: Victory! Now get kicked off the mic.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 03-20-10 10:42 PM
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Wish I was there. Stupid lack of teleportation.


Posted by: Chopper | Link to this comment | 03-20-10 10:54 PM
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I had a lovely time with you Internet degenerates. Thanks for not murdering me!


Posted by: Flippanter | Link to this comment | 03-20-10 11:00 PM
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I sang a song about Mike D.'s mom. Satisfying.


Posted by: Bave Dee | Link to this comment | 03-21-10 12:56 AM
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other animals (birds included).


Posted by: Awl | Link to this comment | 03-21-10 2:32 AM
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Allow me to be the first to say I would like to come. But I'm in Texas.


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 03-21-10 6:50 AM
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I would like to have come, but I was in Babb.


Posted by: CharleyCarp | Link to this comment | 03-21-10 6:55 AM
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Man, I'm totally sorry not to have met alameida. Bummed that she never made it to unfoggeDCon 2.


Posted by: Bostoniangirl | Link to this comment | 03-21-10 7:32 AM
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FWIW (not much) Copland is supposed to have said that listening to a particular symphony of Vaughan Williams for 45 minutes. Not quite Messiaenic cowsong, I guess. But, as alreay mentioned, Hohvaness and Crumb did some kind of whale shout out. Corigliano's Song of the Worm contains, alas, no actual documentary of worms, singing or even just, uh, shooting the shit.

In other news, "You Might Think" lies in surprisingly unfriendly vocal territory.


Posted by: Maury D | Link to this comment | 03-21-10 10:06 AM
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FWIW (not much) Copland is supposed to have said that listening to a particular symphony of Vaughan Williams for 45 minutes.

Verb?


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 03-21-10 11:39 AM
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43. High time somebody set one of these to a full orchestra, then.


Posted by: OFE | Link to this comment | 03-21-10 11:41 AM
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69: "That" spake Aaron Copland.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 03-21-10 11:43 AM
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Maybe the way to parse it is:

Copland is supposed to have said "that!", listening to a particular symphony of Vaughan Williams for 45 minutes.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 03-21-10 11:43 AM
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Dammit, Stormcrow.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 03-21-10 11:43 AM
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remember at unfoggedCon 2010, when we were all singing "total eclipse of the heart" at the top of our lungs from our seats the the basement of that chinese bar on mullberry... and they started putting food on the table, and then we crashed the karaoke computer...


Posted by: JP Villanueva | Link to this comment | 03-21-10 12:02 PM
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Ah, shit. Something got chopped, and it's such an awfully nice if possibly apocryphal line. "...that listening to a particular symphony of Vaughan Williams is like staring at a cow for 45 minutes."


Posted by: MauryD | Link to this comment | 03-21-10 2:39 PM
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(and Mahler, bless his heart, gives equal representation to the cuckoo and the donkey, by the way, in "Lob des Hohen Verstands"...)

(also Rossini wrote an ostensibly comic "duet for two cats" in which two singers meow archly at each other to austere piano accompaniment.)

I like this game slightly too much. I will now be quiet.


Posted by: MauryD | Link to this comment | 03-21-10 2:50 PM
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I like this game slightly too much. I will now be quiet.

Nonsense! We shall not stop until we've placed all of nature's menagerie in some composition or other. Next up: hyenas!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 03-21-10 3:00 PM
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Next up: hyenas!

Done and done.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 03-21-10 3:05 PM
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