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look 01-16-2010 03:08 PM

The Jaw-Jaw Coffeehouse
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6HI1...eature=related

Please converse. Add your favorite quotes, poems, and clips. Be sweet.

AemJeff 01-16-2010 03:37 PM

Re: The Jaw-Jaw Coffeehouse
 
Ok - here's a nice, neighborly contribution. Great idea.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4pLoRgQ_HM

look 01-18-2010 01:32 AM

How is Waits like Althouse?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by AemJeff (Post 146704)
Ok - here's a nice, neighborly contribution. Great idea.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4pLoRgQ_HM

Thanks, neighbor!

Well, my first intro to Waits was TS's post, Chocolate Jesus. Ummm, err, I guess I missed the window of opportunity to really appreciate that side of him, but when going through a variety of clips, this type of his is very nice:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=knII3S0MZtY

What a wonderful voice.

look 01-18-2010 02:59 AM

sun stars moon rain
 
The stars are beautiful tonight. It rained today, so they're especially glittery, and as you walk, the tree branches make them wink. There's a yellowish-orange star almost directly overhead that I think may be Arcturus.

bjkeefe 01-18-2010 02:39 PM

Advice from a Cute Bunny
 
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_UXTYEUoqWn...enter-bait.jpg

(x-posted)

look 01-18-2010 08:01 PM

Re: Advice from a Cute Bunny
 
LOL

Thanks, Brendan, I need all the advice I can get.

look 01-19-2010 11:46 AM

In Massachussetts
 
Music to vote by:

How you treat the weak is your true natue calling

(Footage dedicated to my friend , harkin.)

graz 01-19-2010 01:07 PM

Re: In Massachussetts
 
Here too is an offering, though an elemental alternative.

look 01-19-2010 01:45 PM

Re: In Massachussetts
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by graz (Post 147057)

Graz got game.

nikkibong 01-19-2010 08:52 PM

Re: The Jaw-Jaw Coffeehouse
 
did you know the gumby creator died last week?

what an imaginative, playful creation

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EyiaTtcBpYw

look 01-19-2010 09:10 PM

Re: The Jaw-Jaw Coffeehouse
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by nikkibong (Post 147172)
did you know the gumby creator died last week?

what an imaginative, playful creation

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EyiaTtcBpYw

Awww, I used to like Gumby when I was little.

TwinSwords 01-19-2010 09:17 PM

Tea for One
 
A tip of the tea cup to my friends on the other side.

Led Zeppelin - Tea for One

look 01-20-2010 02:08 AM

Re: Tea for One
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by TwinSwords (Post 147180)
A tip of the tea cup to my friends on the other side.

Led Zeppelin - Tea for One

Sweet. (clinks cups with TS)

kezboard 01-20-2010 02:12 AM

Prisencolinensinainciusol!
 
This is thematically unrelated to anything else, but still funny. (Apologies if you've already seen it, it's been circulating the intarwebs for a few months.)

look 01-20-2010 03:06 AM

Re: Prisencolinensinainciusol!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by kez[URL="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prisencolinensinainciusol"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prisencolinensinainciusol[/URL]board;147245] This is thematically unrelated to anything else, but still funny. (Apologies if you've already seen it, it's been circulating the intarwebs for a few months.)

Thanks, kez, fascinating. I'd never heard of it. Reminds me of the B-52s.

But here:

Quote:

"Prisencolinensinainciusol" is a song composed by Adriano Celentano, and performed by Celentano and Raffaella Carrŕ. It was first released as a single on November 3, 1972, and later on his album Nostalrock. The lyrics are pure gibberish, often described as sounding like American English as heard by a non–English-speaker.

In an interview, Celentano explains that the song is about "incommunicability" because in modern times people are not able to communicate to each other anymore. He added the only word we need is prisencolinensinainciusol, which is supposed to stand for "universal love."

Celentano's rationale for the song was that, after releasing albums about ecology and social issues, "having just recorded an album of songs that meant something, I wanted to do something that meant nothing".

The song was recorded at least twice for television broadcast. The song has been included on the 2008 dance compilation album Poplife Presents: Poplife Sucks.[1]

A slightly remixed version (which includes both broadcasts) became a viral internet sensation in 2008.[citation needed]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prisencolinensinainciusol

It's addictive. And look how this talk show audience reacts:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_EjDSn9_-Q&feature=related

look 01-21-2010 12:56 AM

Re: The Jaw-Jaw Coffeehouse
 
To what green altar, O mysterious priest,
Lead'st thou that heifer lowing at the skies,
And all her silken flanks with garlands dressed?

-Keats

TwinSwords 01-21-2010 01:28 AM

Re: The Jaw-Jaw Coffeehouse
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by look (Post 147406)
To what green altar, O mysterious priest,
Lead'st thou that heifer lowing at the skies,
And all her silken flanks with garlands dressed?

Funny you should mention that; I was just wondering the same thing.

;-)

look 01-21-2010 01:36 AM

Re: The Jaw-Jaw Coffeehouse
 
So many answers, so many questions, but I'll just say

:-)

kezboard 01-21-2010 05:46 AM

Re: Prisencolinensinainciusol!
 
Yup. Part of the reason I think this is so awesome is that every time I've heard someone trying to imitate English, it's been something like "Prisencolinensinainciusol, all right". It kills me. I'm thinking of showing this to my class when I start my whole teaching English abroad thing.

kezboard 01-21-2010 05:56 AM

Something else!
 
A nice Czech song from the seventies. The music for this song was actually written by the same guy who wrote "Prisencolinensinenciusol", but the lyrics were written by a Czech actor while he was dying of cancer, and sung by the owner of the most awesome glasses ever.

bjkeefe 01-21-2010 08:56 AM

Re: Something else!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by kezboard (Post 147436)
... the most awesome glasses ever.

Heh. Boy, there sure were some horrible sartorial choices back then. Those brought me right back, and now I can't get leisure suits out of my mind, either.

look 01-22-2010 02:22 AM

Re: The Jaw-Jaw Coffeehouse
 
I have seen them riding seaward on the waves
Combing the white hair of the waves blown back
When the wind blows the water white and black.

-TS Eliot

look 01-22-2010 01:56 PM

Huecco!
 
What's the difference between salsa, samba, and mambo, please? How do you pronounce Huecco? What does it mean?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fa0wV...eature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCTsc...eature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42MO7...eature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qiw6...eature=related

kezboard 01-22-2010 10:20 PM

Re: Something else!
 
Naďa Urbánková, the singer, is still wearing the same glasses. Well, maybe not the same glasses, but the same style in any case. And the same hairdo as well. She also acted in one of my favorite ever Czech movies, Closely Watched Trains.

Ocean 01-22-2010 10:42 PM

Re: Huecco!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by look (Post 147620)

I must say that I had no idea about what you were asking, but as a representative of the Latin world I thought I should try to find out.

Huecco is a group from L.A.

Salsa is a Caribbean dance, mambo is a Cuban dance and music, and samba is Brazilian. Sorry I don't know enough about music to tell what the difference is. As far as I can tell, they all tend to be fast paced and have African origins.

look 01-23-2010 01:36 PM

Re: Prisencolinensinainciusol!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by kezboard (Post 147435)
Yup. Part of the reason I think this is so awesome is that every time I've heard someone trying to imitate English, it's been something like "Prisencolinensinainciusol, all right". It kills me. I'm thinking of showing this to my class when I start my whole teaching English abroad thing.

What does zavadim mean?

Yes, what a great ice-breaker for your students. When are you leaving?

Also, I've wondered what American English sounds like to a Brit. They sound so darn elegant to us. I guess the best way to see it is when someone like John Cleese speaks stiltedly in his version of an American accent. But also I think it can be seen in this Dave Chappelle clip:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJ3dk6KAvQM

look 01-23-2010 01:52 PM

Re: Huecco!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Ocean (Post 147751)
I must say that I had no idea about what you were asking, but as a representative of the Latin world I thought I should try to find out.

Huecco is a group from L.A.

Salsa is a Caribbean dance, mambo is a Cuban dance and music, and samba is Brazilian. Sorry I don't know enough about music to tell what the difference is. As far as I can tell, they all tend to be fast paced and have African origins.

Gracias, senorita.

The branches of Hispanic music are a mystery to me, but I think I can identify Cuban music because of Desi on I Love Lucy, and some music I have.

I love the Huecco music. The first song blew me away with the fusion of Latin, rap, and grunge(?) And I guess that's a Moorish influence with the voice undulation, especially in songs 2 and 4. And the glottal stop(?) factor sounds downright Arabic, too me.

Anyway, for the old peeps not as hip as I (when I asked my son to listen to some, he almost immediately took the headphones off and said 'Mom's mid-life crisis'):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4Lje7G4R_s

Ocean 01-23-2010 02:04 PM

Re: Huecco!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by look (Post 147806)
Gracias, senorita.

Por nada.

Quote:

The branches of Hispanic music are a mystery to me, but I think I can identify Cuban music because of Desi on I Love Lucy, and some music I have.
They are probably as much of a mystery to me too.

Quote:

I love the Huecco music. The first song blew me away with the fusion of Latin, rap, and grunge(?) And I guess that's a Moorish influence with the voice undulation, especially in songs 2 and 4. And the glottal stop(?) factor sounds downright Arabic, too me.
I wouldn't know a thing about the above. I'll take your word for it.

Quote:

Anyway, for the old peeps not as hip as I (when I asked my son to listen to some, he almost immediately took the headphones off and said 'Mom's mid-life crisis'):
Yep, that's me. Both "the old peep not as hip as you" and "Mom's mid-life crisis". :)

Ahhh... that's a pleasure to my ears!

kezboard 01-23-2010 03:42 PM

Re: Prisencolinensinainciusol!
 
Quote:

Also, I've wondered what American English sounds like to a Brit.
To judge from every time I've heard British people putting on an American accent, apparently, either a cowboy from a cheesy old Western or a pirate.

"Závidím" means "I envy". The song goes "I envy the meadows their autumn glare, the mountains their streams, the clouds their freedom", and so forth. You'll have to trust me that it sounds nice, I'm a disaster at translating.

look 01-24-2010 01:26 PM

Re: Prisencolinensinainciusol!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by kezboard (Post 147818)
To judge from every time I've heard British people putting on an American accent, apparently, either a cowboy from a cheesy old Western or a pirate.

"Závidím" means "I envy". The song goes "I envy the meadows their autumn glare, the mountains their streams, the clouds their freedom", and so forth. You'll have to trust me that it sounds nice, I'm a disaster at translating.

Thank you, kez.

look 01-24-2010 01:35 PM

Re: Huecco!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Ocean (Post 147807)
"Mom's mid-life crisis". :)

Physician, heal thyself:

http://www.djc.com/blogs/SeattleScap...cy-300x225.jpg
;)

Ocean 01-24-2010 01:51 PM

Re: Huecco!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by look (Post 147896)
Physician, heal thyself:

With a little help from my friends...

One of my favorite interpreters.

look 01-24-2010 02:02 PM

Re: Huecco!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Ocean (Post 147897)
With a little help from my friends...

One of my favorite interpreters.

[pinkie hug]

Thunderclap of insight: that's who sang the opening to the Wonder Years!

bjkeefe 01-25-2010 01:17 AM

Re: Huecco!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Ocean (Post 147897)
With a little help from my friends...

One of my favorite interpreters.

I never get tired of that one. Great singer. Has there ever been a better Beatle cover? (I'm sure there are a bunch, but none come to mind at the moment.)

Thanks for the link.

Ocean 01-25-2010 08:20 AM

Re: Hi!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by bjkeefe (Post 147996)
I never get tired of that one. Great singer. Has there ever been a better Beatle cover? (I'm sure there are a bunch, but none come to mind at the moment.)

Thanks for the link.

You're welcome. And yes, it's difficult to beat the Beatles. ;)

bjkeefe 01-25-2010 01:20 PM

Re: Hi!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Ocean (Post 148040)
You're welcome. And yes, it's difficult to beat the Beatles. ;)

Just to be clear, I wasn't so much saying anything about the Beatles per se as I was saying that Joe Cocker's cover (interpretation, if you want to be fancy) is (one of?) the best I can think of, of all other artists who have also done Beatles songs.

It's funny. Perhaps because I just assume deep down that the Beatles are some sort of given, I never think of them as one of my favorites. As one measure: when I moved from LPs to CDs, I did not buy Beatles CDs to replace the vinyl. It's only in this sort of roundabout way -- considering who does their songs well -- that I remember how significant they are to me.

graz 01-25-2010 02:14 PM

Re: Hi!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by bjkeefe (Post 148066)
Just to be clear, I wasn't so much saying anything about the Beatles per se as I was saying that Joe Cocker's cover (interpretation, if you want to be fancy) is (one of?) the best I can think of, of all other artists who have also done Beatles songs.

It's funny. Perhaps because I just assume deep down that the Beatles are some sort of given, I never think of them as one of my favorites. As one measure: when I moved from LPs to CDs, I did not buy Beatles CDs to replace the vinyl. It's only in this sort of roundabout way -- considering who does their songs well -- that I remember how significant they are to me.

Here's something along those lines... including bloodlines:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBv-C0NgGqk

nikkibong 01-25-2010 02:16 PM

Re: Hi!
 
an antitode to beatles worship

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUNT2-k3VtQ

look 01-25-2010 05:57 PM

Re: Hi!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by nikkibong (Post 148073)
an antitode to beatles worship

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUNT2-k3VtQ

I love the Stones, but Beatles>Stones. But here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8GdW...9FB26&index=26

bjkeefe 01-25-2010 06:02 PM

Re: Hi!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by look (Post 148113)
I love the Stones, but Beatles>Stones. But here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8GdW...9FB26&index=26

Oooo. That's one of the few Stones songs I still crank every time I hear it. ("Midnight Rambler" and "Can't You Hear Me Knocking" being two others.)

I don't think there is anything more than taste about Beatles < or > Stones, but I will pass along this thought from my sister for consideration: she observed not too long ago, "Remember how we always used to argue about who was better? And now doesn't it seem like there's no longer any doubt, that the Stones were great at that time, but the Beatles have shown real staying power?"

I don't buy it completely (see above three songs, for example), but it did ring a bell with me.


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