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Blame them anyway. A tornado touched downmade vast improvements in Springfield, I hear.

 :horrormirth:

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Discordian Recipes / Re: Budweiser & Clamato: A Review
« on: June 02, 2011, 11:38:12 am »
I say tequila for the salty drink, it will add a touch of peppery the mix.....


Then again, I really like tequila.

I like tequila with ghost pepper sauce thrown in.

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Juggalo News
« on: June 01, 2011, 07:15:15 pm »
The delivery is perfect   :lulz:

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"Radio Song" by REM was sort of about how bad music lyrics make people stupid and compliant.


Quote
Hey hey hey
Say what?
Hey hey hey
Hey hey hey

Check it out
What are you saying
What are you playing
Who are you obeying
Day out, day in, huh?
Baby baby baby
That stuff is driving me crazy
DJs communicate to the masses
Sex and violent classes
Now our children grow up prisoners
All their lives radio listeners

It always reminds me of 1984... the music in that dystopian future was designed to be vapid doggerel, just something you'd hum and get stuck in your head - specifically not anything thought provoking or challenging. The evil fascists knew that music could unite people or get them charged up for revolution - so they wanted music to be nothing more than a bunch of cliches about love.

Well fuck. That explains a lot...

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I got one:

Choruses that only consist of singing the title over and over again. Notorious violator of said rule: Iron Maiden
Exception: Back up vocalist is singing another lyric in between your title repetitions.

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Right, you can't be selective about which nonsense words do and do not qualify.

That being said, I don't see them as a problem. When a guitarist plucks a string, that string doesn't have a literal meaning. Why can't vocals be an instrument sometimes?

That's why I was wondering if whoa should count. It's basically just an Oh sound with a noticeable starting point. Whoa-oh-oh always seemed kind of natural to me (more so than yeah or no which do have meaning). But I see the point there. I guess it's the act of dragging the word. Like Yea-aa-aa-ah sounds better than yeah yeah yeah yeah. The voice always struck me a gliding kind of instrument when not singing anything particularly meaningful.

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What about made up syllables like "sha la la" and "fa fa" and so forth?

No one does that seriously anymore. What is this the early 60s?

Gaga.

I have my doubts that she's doing that seriously, but I stand corrected in that regard.

Define 'seriously'.  

Also, the video for "Man Down" (Rihanna) is playing on my screen right now, and she's doing it -- "rum puh-puh-pum", also "ohhh-woah-waaa" and "ma ma ma"
It isn't just pop singers either -- I've heard this in the Arcade Fire, Wolf Parade, Kanye, Spoon...

Oh, the New Pornographers ("We End Up Together" comes to mind)

I'm trying to assess whether whoa-a-oh stuff counts.

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Elton John wrote a song called Bitter Fingers in which he lamented the use of nonsense words in 60s songs.

I'll have to give it a listen.

It's a parody, on the Captain Fantastic album.  It's painful.

For some reason that makes me want to listen to it more.

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Elton John wrote a song called Bitter Fingers in which he lamented the use of nonsense words in 60s songs.

I'll have to give it a listen.

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What about made up syllables like "sha la la" and "fa fa" and so forth?

No one does that seriously anymore. What is this the early 60s?

Gaga.

I have my doubts that she's doing that seriously, but I stand corrected in that regard.

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What about made up syllables like "sha la la" and "fa fa" and so forth?

No one does that seriously anymore. What is this the early 60s?

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Every single one of these rules has a major exception, which is if you can use a cliche but make it work. Double points for that.

Pretty much (except the no no no yeah rule  :lulz:). The fun is in identifying a lyrical cliche or at least a word or phrase that kinda grates on your nerves when you hear it in a song, but to also come up with a situation where it is ok to mention it in lyrics.

If I was a songwriter, I swear I would work out a way to use no no no yeah in a way that worked.

The word "yeah" used as a filler syllable because the songwriter lacks skills drives me nuts. I realize that most song lyrics make terrible poetry, but, I mean, just try a little. Get a thesaurus or something.

It drives me a little nuts too. It seems like in some songs it just kinda comes out. That's another thing Rob Zombie in particular was notorious for. It's not a White Zombie/Rob Zombie song unless he uses the word yeah at least 10 times. It didn't just come out with him though, it was just what he did with his lyrics.

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Anything that has to do with Native American spirituality.

Exception: You are a member of a Native American tribe and a medicine man for your day job.

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Every single one of these rules has a major exception, which is if you can use a cliche but make it work. Double points for that.

Pretty much (except the no no no yeah rule  :lulz:). The fun is in identifying a lyrical cliche or at least a word or phrase that kinda grates on your nerves when you hear it in a song, but to also come up with a situation where it is ok to mention it in lyrics.

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