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Larry Franz

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Originally Posted by Lisa G/TS

I cheated and Bing'ed, finding a list of 40 odd or stupid titles.

Not cheating! The internet, whether Binged (!), Googled or Duck Duck Go-ed, is now, for better or worse, part of our extended minds. Anyway, if it's a quiz, it's open book! [smile]


No, It Isn't:
  First Aid Kit -- "Winter Is All Over You"
youtube.com/watch?v=GDL1HaGFU_E

Just Dumb:  Nirvana -- "Dumb"
youtube.com/watch?v=lRJNRGnDqwc

There's Something Wrong Here:  Nirvana -- "Smells Like Teen Spirit"
youtube.com/watch?v=zYxkezUr8MQ

Not Gonna Happen:  Nirvana -- "Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge On Seattle"
youtube.com/watch?v=WD2yiQY5ZGM


Sorry, I Didn't Catch That:  Nirvana -- "Radio Friendly Unit Shifter"
youtube.com/watch?v=u8ii3bIwCp8

Programming note: Kurt Cobain didn't believe in declarative song titles. Otherwise....

By the way:

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DuckDuckGo positions itself as a search engine that puts privacy first and as such it does not store IP addresses, does not log user information, and uses cookies only when required. Gabriel Weinberg, creator of DuckDuckGo, states: "By default, DuckDuckGo does not collect or share personal information. That is our privacy policy in a nutshell."

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Larry - did you bring it in yet?  Our debate/argument over the years with Nirvana!!!!

Does it REALLY mean anything with regard to the book?  Lyric and background. 
https://songmeanings.com/songs/view/4601/
A definite - say-what?????

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Larry Franz

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Al -- I wasn't tempted to post "Scentless Apprentice" (or "Senseless Apprentice"). You're right, we do have history on it, going back to 2015.

From 2017:

https://brianwilson.websitetoolbox.com/post/show_single_post?pid=1302038991&postcount=26&forum=250214

I stand by my statement from that year!
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Having listened to the short version of "Scentless Apprentice" now, I'll say it's definitely music, but the vocal must have been as painful to sing as it is to hear. 

I've never read Perfume, but it's a good movie with Dustin Hoffman, Alan Rickman and Ben Whishaw in some of the leading roles.

One of my favorites of theirs:

Nirvana -- "Come As You Are" (although one might be difficult and suggest that saying "come as you are" is dumb, since you can only "come as you will be". It's a time thing.)
youtube.com/watch?v=vabnZ9-ex7o

One more, to cleanse the palate:

Not Gonna Happen:  Linda Ronstadt -- "Cry Me A River"


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Al Forsyth

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Larry:  

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Lisa G/TS

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Arrgh! Don't make me go there...(too late!)...



However, while I'm in that neighbourhood, here's one that would fit bonnie's theme:



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Larry Franz

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Al -- Great video. But was the kid in the middle a member of the audience, a Nirvana employee or a highly-paid professional?

Weird Al nailed it as usual.

Funny that I never felt the impulse to look up the lyrics before (as recorded by three anonymous internet users):

Load up on guns, bring your friends
It's fun to lose and to pretend
She's over-bored and self-assured
Oh no, I know a dirty word

Hello, hello, hello, how low
Hello, hello, hello, how low
Hello, hello, hello, how low
Hello, hello, hello

With the lights out, it's less dangerous
Here we are now, entertain us
I feel stupid and contagious
Here we are now, entertain us
A mulatto, an albino, a mosquito, my libido
Yeah, hey

I'm worse at what I do best
And for this gift I feel blessed
Our little group has always been
And always will until the end

Hello, hello, hello, how low
Hello, hello, hello, how low
Hello, hello, hello, how low
Hello, hello, hello

With the lights out, it's less dangerous
Here we are now, entertain us
I feel stupid and contagious
Here we are now, entertain us
A mulatto, an albino, a mosquito, my libido
Yeah, hey

And I forget just why I taste
Oh yeah, I guess it makes me smile
I found it hard, it's hard to find
Oh well, whatever, never mind

Hello, hello, hello, how low
Hello, hello, hello, how low
Hello, hello, hello, how low
Hello, hello, hello

With the lights out, it's less dangerous
Here we are now, entertain us
I feel stupid and contagious
Here we are now, entertain us
A mulatto, an albino, a mosquito, my libido
A denial, a denial, a denial, a denial, a denial
A denial, a denial, a denial, a denial

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Cobain came up with the song’s title when his friend Kathleen Hanna, at the time the lead singer of the riot grrrl band Bikini Kill, wrote “Kurt Smells Like Teen Spirit” on his wall. Since they had been discussing anarchism, punk rock, and similar topics, Cobain interpreted the slogan as having a revolutionary meaning. What Hanna actually meant, however, was that Cobain smelled like the deodorant Teen Spirit, which his then-girlfriend Tobi Vail wore. Cobain later claimed he was unaware that it was a brand of deodorant until months after the single was released.

"The entire song is made up of contradictory ideas. It's just making fun of the thought of having a revolution." - Kurt Cobain


No, It Isn't:  Tommy Edwards -- "It's All In The Game" (clearly, the game cannot be in itself. Q.E.D.)
youtube.com/watch?v=Gtizr2G_7Bk

Just Dumb:  Chet Baker -- "Everything Happens To Me"


There's Something Wrong Here:  DIIV -- "Healthy Moon"
youtube.com/watch?v=p5Un9GH-Z0Q

Not Gonna Happen:  St. Vincent -- "Birth In Reverse" 
youtube.com/watch?v=0c5BhXdVBqw

Sorry, I Didn't Catch That:  The Beach Boys -- "Papa-Oom-Mow-Mow" (from The Lost Concert)
youtube.com/watch?v=Qm8uB8h9jEw


Hey, anyone seen bonnie?

bonnie -- Still with us?

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Cindy Hood

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Bonnie, All 4 of these are new to me.

I'll go with:

Gold:  Wondermints for Invisible Paint.

Silver:  Reverend Horton Heat for Where The Hell Did You Go With My Toothbrush?

Bronze:  Gus Dapperton for Prune, You Talk Funny.

Tin:  Damn Damn Leash for Be Your Own Pet.







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Thank God for Lisa - and Weird Al (not me, but the other one). Interesting story behind SLTS, Larry.  What I found utterly amazing about that live performance is the importance of the entire trio, when Dave Grohl comes smashing in and K. Novoselic laying down the solid undertones on the bass.  They drive the thing and K. Cobain freelances whenever he can. 

I was talking to friend who said that metal is as important to her as Mozart.  I almost choked.  She sends me some metal examples.  I think that Nirvana simply out-everythings the metal boys - even Metallica.  

But we have diverted yet again - it's about say whaaaaaaat? 

Which always begs the question - what was going on with kaleidoscope eyes? 

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bonnie bella

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Looks like we've had a half week of senseless music.


Larry, thanks for your many contributions. I haven't had a chance to play all of them yet but now that it's the weekend I have a good long playlist to work through. Many of the contributions you made are philosophically stupid indeed, but deeper and on a more mysterious level than "Monkey Eats Bananas".


Al, it is my pleasure to introduce you to artists you might never normally discover. I'm a big fan of Aldous Harding at the moment, and she's just released a new album full of delightfully incomprehensible lyrics.




Thanks to Larry, DAN and Al for your early and decisive votes.  DAN, I had considered posting this one from the Wondermints instead.




John B. I don't think they shared a toothbrush. And I doubt very much that she took his toothbrush in order to use it to brush her own teeth in the future. Proved she doesn't sharpen it and return with it, sounds like he got off lucky. Thanks for voting, Squire.


Lisa, great to see you here. You found some pretty wacky titles there, I should have explored further! "I've Been Flushed From The Bathroom of Your Heart". Heck, that's rough. And if you hadn't busted out a Wierd Al this week I would have been very surprised. Thanks for voting.


Cindy, I was hoping they would all be new songs for most of you. Thanks for your votes, yours would have perked the ol' Reverend up.


Looking forward to seeing how the weekenders vote.






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Lisa G/TS

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Al Forsyth -- The day you're accused of being weird is the day this planet has gone officially stone cold gonzo! 

And speaking of the Beat-Alls, it just occurred to me their nearly 50-year-old release, Abbey Road, is packed with mighty "Wha-a-a-a?!?" and "Huh?!?!?" lyrics  Peruse the prose of "Come Together", "Because", "Mean Mr. Mustard", "She Came in Through the Bathroom Window" and "Her Majesty" conveniently posted here:

https://www.lyricsondemand.com/b/beatleslyrics/abbeyroadlyrics.html
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Larry Franz

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Originally Posted by bonnie bella

Larry, thanks for your many contributions. I haven't had a chance to play all of them yet but now that it's the weekend I have a good long playlist to work through.

You're welcome, bonnie. It's my kind of theme. Words (and music). But I don't assume anyone will play them, certainly not all of them. They're here in case anyone is interested. Besides, for me, every day is the weekend.

No, It Isn't:  of Montreal -- "October Is Eternal"
youtube.com/watch?v=VOk3BB9R52s

Just Dumb:  Elliott Smith -- "Everything Reminds Me Of Her"
youtube.com/watch?v=SNgIz0b5lHU

Something Wrong Here:  The Dakotas -- "The Cruel Sea"
youtube.com/watch?v=IAEcWLYrDuc

Not Gonna Happen:  Lord Huron -- "The Man Who Lives Forever"
youtube.com/watch?v=gsAMmWj3J3I

Sorry, I Didn't Catch That:  Joe Meek & the Blue Men -- "March of the Dribcots" and "Love Dance of the Saroos"
youtube.com/watch?v=sOM-FALk8cU



Regarding Joe Meek (1929 - 1967):
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Robert George "Joe" Meek was an English record producer, sound engineer and songwriter who pioneered space age and experimental music. He also assisted the development of recording practices like overdubbing, sampling and reverb. Meek is considered one of the most influential sound engineers of all time, being one of the first to develop ideas such as the recording studio as an instrument, and becoming one of the first producers to be recognized for his individual identity as an artist....

I Hear a New World is a studio concept album ... partially released as an EP in 1960. In 1991, the full LP was issued.... In 1998, Wire listed the album as one of "100 Records that Set the World on Fire (When No One Was Listening)".

Those two links in the Wikipedia quotation include discussions of Brian's production work.

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Al Forsyth

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The question is - how dos Larry have the time to listen to all of these tunes?  

I watched A Hard Day's Night (talk about a cool title) and have become infatuated with ALL of the music again from this!  

Trying to make it a restful catch-up day here. Maybe playing Larry's music [wave]

Keep battling on - Brian Wilson aficionados.  

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Larry Franz

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Al -- It was probably a rhetorical question, but:

Spotify makes it so easy to find and listen to music (often in the background). Then consider that (according to Spotify!) the 39 songs I've posted so far last a little over two hours, while I've been awake (and retired) more than 100 hours since bonnie posted her battle. Plus, I enjoy writing and always wanted to be a late night DJ....

Just in case, some restful selections for you:

No, It Isn't:  Boards of Canada -- "Everything You Do Is A Balloon"
youtube.com/watch?v=dQEmaj9C6ko

Just Dumb:  Chet Baker -- "Born To Be Blue"
youtube.com/watch?v=3y11EHQAGhU

Sorry, I Didn't Catch That:  Nick Drake -- "Bryter Layter"
youtube.com/watch?v=V4hvB3sTqCw

Not Gonna Happen:  The Ravens -- "Count Every Star"


[smile]


PS:  Now 2 1/2 hours!

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Al Forsyth

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Now I get it - we all secretly want to be Lee Marshall impersonators. Playing OUR set-lists.  Makes perfect sense. 

One thing that we do here at Brian Wilson dot calm is to learn new types of music.  Another way to experience. 

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Larry Franz

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Now I get it - we all secretly want to be Lee Marshall impersonators. Playing OUR set-lists.  Makes perfect sense.

Exactly. I even save the playlists (Spotify again).

All right, gang, this is my last set of five (no, no, sorry, this is it):

No, It Isn't:  The Rolling Stones -- "Time Is On My Side"
youtube.com/watch?v=_oSRvcdlgSI

Just Dumb:  Dave Edmunds -- "Born To Be With You"
youtube.com/watch?v=SPm18d2wgcg

Something Wrong Here:  Jackie Wilson -- "Lonely Teardrops"
youtube.com/watch?v=jgyl_LBdcxo

Not Gonna Happen:  Sonny & the Sunsets -- "She Plays Yo Yo With My Mind"
youtube.com/watch?v=PP87VKA1MnY

Sorry, I Didn't Catch That:  of Montreal -- "Requiem for O.M.M. 2"
youtube.com/watch?v=JRjJh0cqAEo

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