Re: Today I am singing this song.

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It's a catch twenty twoooo-whoooo-ooooo-whoooo....


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 04-11-09 11:27 AM
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Huh, I wonder why this post isn't showing up on anyone else's browser.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 04-11-09 11:58 AM
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Because I know the mineshaft would grasp the awesomeness of the song, and not just ignore it.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 04-11-09 11:59 AM
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This song sucks.


Posted by: Cryptic ned | Link to this comment | 04-11-09 12:13 PM
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Everyone's awed into silence.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 04-11-09 12:13 PM
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Except CN.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 04-11-09 12:13 PM
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Free your minds.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 04-11-09 12:18 PM
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The song is in almost my least favorite musical style of all, Stevie Wonderese.


Posted by: | Link to this comment | 04-11-09 12:28 PM
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Another Heebie favorite?


Posted by: Cryptic ned | Link to this comment | 04-11-09 12:30 PM
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John Emerson above and here.


Posted by: | Link to this comment | 04-11-09 12:32 PM
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How can an entire Mineshaft have a uniform opinion on an entire genre of music?


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 04-11-09 12:33 PM
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Patience, you'll probably find some takers on the night shift.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 04-11-09 12:39 PM
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Who's Patience?


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 04-11-09 12:41 PM
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Mental Patience.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 04-11-09 12:45 PM
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sheeeee was unhapilleeee marrieed with chihilhildren

too awesome.


Posted by: Gonerill | Link to this comment | 04-11-09 1:22 PM
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15: Exactly!! So great! "But what about meeeeee?"


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 04-11-09 1:28 PM
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Those lines are where the song reaches some kind of escape velocity and is propelled into the high orbit of batshit awesome awfulness.


Posted by: Gonerill | Link to this comment | 04-11-09 1:30 PM
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The first 15 seconds of that song are awful. Is there some point I should forward to?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 04-11-09 1:37 PM
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18, see 15.


Posted by: Gonerill | Link to this comment | 04-11-09 1:42 PM
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I think the idea is that the whole thing is awful, Sifu.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 04-11-09 1:44 PM
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That's an interesting idea.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 04-11-09 1:45 PM
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Except it's fantastically awful, until it just becomes straight-up fantastic.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 04-11-09 1:50 PM
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This is the second time where I've accidentally double clicked on a music video, and thus started copies playing, one in the original window which I don't notice, and one in a new window. When this happens, I think "Wow, the artist has done something really daring with delay. I'm not sure if I like it."


Posted by: rob helpy-chalk | Link to this comment | 04-11-09 2:28 PM
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Unlike the song in the post, this is utterly compelling.

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Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 04-11-09 3:17 PM
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Not seeing the appeal.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 04-11-09 3:17 PM
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25 to the post, not to 24.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 04-11-09 3:18 PM
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Loving 24, though. If I had to pick one celebrity to drive cross-country with, he would totally win.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 04-11-09 3:24 PM
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Oh man, that'd be fantastic. Especially if we took his car.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 04-11-09 3:30 PM
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I keep trying to turn 24 off, but keeping it on in the background is oddly comforting.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 04-11-09 3:39 PM
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Like, I'm just doing my shit, skyping with Snoop, whatever.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 04-11-09 3:39 PM
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30: Snoop doesn't demand your attention. He'll just wake and bake, put on some cool music, you know. You do your thing. Snoop'll be there.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 04-11-09 3:46 PM
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I think snoop has broken Tommy Chong's lifetime hours-spent-smoking-weed-in-public record.


Posted by: rob helpy-chalk | Link to this comment | 04-11-09 3:58 PM
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I'm imagining this skyping session was with Snoop's sister and toddler niece in Mongolia.


Posted by: Cryptic ned | Link to this comment | 04-11-09 4:04 PM
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I made it 1:48 into the song. Awful, awful.


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 04-11-09 4:58 PM
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Music Thread!!

Watched a Pixies Reunion documentary last night, and they're have all gotten really...nevermind. Don't like Pixies. Loud, noisy, don't understand lyrics.

Do like Frank Black solo & Breeders. Apparemtly Charles & Kim just brought the worst in each other.


Posted by: bob mcmanus | Link to this comment | 04-11-09 5:48 PM
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The song in the post seems to lack a chorus.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 04-11-09 6:26 PM
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Okay, I'm getting Hebbie's point. The linked song isn't good, but it's endearing in a dorky way.

While the emotions of the song are cliched the stream of consciousness lyrics give the feeling of surprise and going in unexpected twists.


Posted by: NickS | Link to this comment | 04-11-09 6:40 PM
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15: sheeeee was unhapilleeee marrieed with chihilhildren

herrrr best friend thinks that she should leeeeeave
but her famileeee are mostleeee opposed
her mom and one sissterrrrrr want herrrr to stayyyyy
even though she doesn't love him as much as meeeee

at leeeeast herrr other sissterrr's not so suuuuurrre
but she deeeefers to the rest of the famileeeee
and there are financial considerations toooo-woo-hoo
she may just beee Madame Bovareeeee-eee-eee


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 04-11-09 7:30 PM
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I just played this (again, obviously) and was indeed struck once more by the ridiculousness of "sheeeee was unhapileeee marrieed with chihilhildren" but, yeah, nothing really tops the glory of "but what about meeeeeeee?"


Posted by: redfoxtailshrub | Link to this comment | 04-11-09 7:35 PM
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i'm listening to this


Posted by: read | Link to this comment | 04-11-09 7:42 PM
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but she deeeefers to the rest of the famileeeee

and then reeeturns to chopping broccoleeee


Posted by: eb | Link to this comment | 04-11-09 7:42 PM
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it sounds like the kid in the back of the carseat who's just making up the lyrics as he goes along.

Trapped in the Closet takes the cake for this.


Posted by: lemmy caution | Link to this comment | 04-11-09 8:28 PM
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42: That video won a special part of my heart. Chances are I might watch it all the way through again tonight. Thanks, lemmy.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 04-11-09 8:38 PM
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39:nothing really tops the glory of "but what about meeeeeeee?"

It's the Carl Thomas Decade.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 04-11-09 8:42 PM
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Oh wait, I guess "It's all about Stanleeeeeeee!"


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 04-11-09 8:45 PM
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Chopping broccoli is on hulu. Didn't realize until now that they posted clips from so far back.


Posted by: eb | Link to this comment | 04-11-09 8:47 PM
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It really does sound like a kid making up lyrics in the backseat.

It drives me crazy when kids do that.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 04-11-09 8:58 PM
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45: What did I ever do to you, Stormcrow? I mean, really.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 04-11-09 8:58 PM
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48: Absolutely nothing. Other than that you're generally good-natured and congenial in the face of people mildly taking the piss out of you. I like that in a man.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 04-11-09 9:11 PM
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49: Aw, shucks.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 04-11-09 9:15 PM
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And in this case having a name that ended with a long "e".

But enough about yoooo-ooo-ooo,
What about meeeeee?


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 04-11-09 9:18 PM
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38 is hilarious, JP.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 04-11-09 9:32 PM
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40 -- What is she singing about?


Posted by: CharleyCarp | Link to this comment | 04-11-09 9:45 PM
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Hi CC! Good morning
it's an old folksong about daydreaming, homesickness and separation
'the beads of dew on grass look like pearls, they are like tears streaming from my eye cups '
so every stanza is like an image of nature described, the next one is the wind, then mountains and the mirage and the feelings associated with them
i was thinking what was the most striking thing impressed me about the US, i recalled my sister telling me she wants to cut out all the parks, garden trees, flowers, gazons and bring them home, i mean, the city planning perhaps


Posted by: read | Link to this comment | 04-12-09 6:01 AM
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Lovely imagery.

"gazon" is a French word. We say "lawn".


Posted by: Cryptic ned | Link to this comment | 04-12-09 9:19 AM
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America the Beautiful
so the reason the melody sounds like oriental
i thought it depends on the ear structure how you perceive the melody, the H-G's song's melody i can't catch at all and it happens with many other songs, for me
i recalled the Japanese TV program on the languages, they were saying that the reason they are not good at learning English, b/c their ears can't catch the range of fluctuations, the Japanese speech recording they showed looked kinda flat, the plot, i think ours should be pretty similar to that and the English and Chinese were all ups and downs, curves
well, off to the mall


Posted by: read | Link to this comment | 04-12-09 9:36 AM
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i want to hear her song about him

"and oh-oh-mig-go-0-0-0-0-od
he has this dru-uu--um, mach-i-ii-i-ine
you have just no ide-e-e-e-e-e-a
it only has one setting"


Posted by: tierce de lollardie | Link to this comment | 04-12-09 10:06 AM
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