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Re: Earworms!

Postby Almighty Doer of Stuff on Wed Mar 23, 2011 7:48 pm

I see that picture all the time, and I still don't know if that's really somebody's head exploding, or if it's just goofy special effects.

If it's really someone's head exploding, maybe it's not quite appropriate for hotlinking on the forums.
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Re: Earworms!

Postby Julius Aurora on Wed Mar 23, 2011 9:16 pm

Yellow matter custard, dripping from a dead dog's eye.
Crabalocker fishwife, pornographic priestess,
Boy, you been a naughty girl you let your knickers down.
I am the eggman, they are the eggmen.
I am the walrus, goo goo g'joob.

As much as I love the song, it just can't stay in my head all day.
1. The cosmos is a gigantic flywheel making 10,000 revolutions a minute.
2. Man is a sick fly taking a dizzy ride on it.
3. Religion is the theory that the wheel was designed and set spinning to give him a ride.
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Re: Earworms!

Postby Almighty Doer of Stuff on Wed Mar 23, 2011 11:21 pm

"I Am The Walrus" is a wonderful song, but it's distinctly uncatchy. It has no hooks. Occasionally I'll chant "Oompah, oompah, stick it up yer jumpah" a few times, but I quickly lose interest.
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Re: Earworms!

Postby Julius Aurora on Wed Mar 23, 2011 11:24 pm

I wish I had that problem. It just sticks in my head. Makes listening in lectures very difficult. But so does the monotony of the lecturers voice.
1. The cosmos is a gigantic flywheel making 10,000 revolutions a minute.
2. Man is a sick fly taking a dizzy ride on it.
3. Religion is the theory that the wheel was designed and set spinning to give him a ride.
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Re: Earworms!

Postby Almighty Doer of Stuff on Wed Mar 23, 2011 11:44 pm

Ah, so when you said "it just can't stay in my head all day" you meant it DOES stay in your head all day, even though it is to your detriment and you therefore need to make it leave, not that it is UNABLE to stay in your head.

I assumed you were still on the subject of songs that are good for GETTING RID OF earworms that has been discussed in the recent posts. My bad. :idiot:
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Re: Earworms!

Postby Julius Aurora on Thu Mar 24, 2011 6:08 pm

Haha, my lack of sense making confuses you.
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2. Man is a sick fly taking a dizzy ride on it.
3. Religion is the theory that the wheel was designed and set spinning to give him a ride.
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Re: Earworms!

Postby pieces o'nine on Fri Mar 25, 2011 11:03 pm

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Re: Earworms!

Postby Arkaeon on Fri Mar 25, 2011 11:50 pm

Nice try!

I have Castle Walls playing (Styx, from Grand Illusion album) as fortification. Your catchy Beatles tune cannot defeat me:

"Once in a dream, far beyond these castle walls, down near the bay where the moonlit water falls
I stood alone, while the minstrel sang his song, so afraid I'd lost my soul
There in the fog, his song kept calling me, leading me on with its haunting melody
Deep in my heart a voice kept echoing. I knew I'd soon be wandering...

Far beyond these castle walls, where the distant harbor meets the sky
There the battle raged like hell and every dove had lost its will to fly
Far beyond these castle walls, where I thought I heard Tiresias say
Life is never what it seems, and every man must meet his destiny..."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09l_zXCQpik
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Re: Earworms!

Postby pieces o'nine on Sat Mar 26, 2011 12:09 am

I'll see your Castle Walls (well played, sir, well played!) and raise you...

Through the woodland, through the valley
Comes a horseman wild and free
Tilting at the windmills passing
Who can the brave young horseman be

He is wild but he is mellow
He is strong but he is weak
He is cruel but he is gentle
He is wise but he is meek

Reaching for his saddlebag
He takes a battered book into his hand
Standing like a prophet bold
He shouts across the ocean to the shore
'Til he can shout no more

I have come o'er moor and mountain
Like the hawk upon the wing
I was once a shining knight
Who was the guardian of a king

I have searched the whole world over
Looking for a place to sleep
I have seen the strong survive
And I have seen the lean grow weak

See the children of the earth
Who wake to find the table bare
See the gentry in the country
Riding off to take the air

Reaching for his saddlebag
He takes a rusty sword into his hand
Then striking up a knightly pose
He shouts across the ocean to the shore
'Til he can shout no more

See the jailer with his key
Who locks away all trace of sin
See the judge upon the bench
Who tries the case as best he can

See the wise and wicked ones
Who feed upon life's sacred fire
See the soldier with his gun
Who must be dead to be admired

See the man who tips the needle
See the man who buys and sells
See the man who puts the collar
On the ones who dare not tell

See the drunkard in the tavern
Stemming gold to make ends meet
See the youth in ghetto black
Condemned to life upon the street

Reaching for his saddlebag
He takes a tarnished cross into his hand
Then standing like a preacher now
He shouts across the ocean to the shore
Then in a blaze of tangled hooves
He gallops off across the dusty plain
In vain to search again
Where no one will hear

Through the woodland, through the valley
Comes a horseman wild and free
Tilting at the windmills passing
Who can the brave young horseman be

He is wild but he is mellow
He is strong but he is weak
He is cruel but he is gentle
He is wise but he is meek

He is wild but he is mellow
He is strong but he is weak
He is cruel but he is gentle
He is wise but he is meek

He is wild but he is mellow
He is strong but he is weak
He is cruel but he is gentle
He is wise but he is meek

He is wild but he is mellow
He is strong but he is weak
He is cruel but he is gentle
He is wise but he is meek

He is wild but he is mellow
He is strong but he is weak
He is cruel but he is gentle
He is wise but he is meek
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Re: Earworms!

Postby Arkaeon on Sat Mar 26, 2011 1:00 am

Nice one! Gordon did have a particular talent for both telling a meaningful story and making it a catchy tune. Perfect earworms like Sundown, Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald, If You Could Read My Mind, etc. I played a lot of his stuff when I was learning guitar and keyboard, about a million years ago when dinosaurs still roamed the earth.
( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YclWBRtYpKU for those who haven't heard this one.)

I have to admit, though, that these days my taste runs to a kind of transformation-fusion anthem style like the 1995 Page & Plant "Unledded" stuff, or even some of Vanessa Mae's numbers -- existential, haunting, "untraditional" yet also thunderous and provocative. Other times, I just want to see fiendish and soulful mastery embodied plain on:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9cadbYIzhqQ
(note: you have to flip the R-L channels or put headphones on reverse, etc to hear this as it is shown from camera pov)
This one won't just infect your ears if you have them, but your very soul...
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"I'm not in the ship. I am the ship." -- River Tam
"The truth is simple. It's the lies that get complicated." -- me
"No matter where you go, there you are." --Buckaroo Banzai
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Re: Earworms!

Postby pieces o'nine on Sun Mar 27, 2011 12:49 am

^ I like that; not sure it would be an earworm for me, though.


This is more insidious. (There's also live version, but the sound is off.)
I'm a Ren-friendly kind of girl, but was grieved to see Ritchie in tights on Shadow of the Moon. Faith, 'twas not a comely look for him.


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Re: Earworms!

Postby PKMKII on Mon Mar 28, 2011 6:31 pm

The GF had "Springtime for Hitler" stuck in her head at work today. That is one you do not want to start singing out loud.
"How is it that hardly any major religion has looked at science and concluded, 'This is better than we thought! The Universe is much bigger than our prophets said, grander, more subtle, more elegant. God must be even greater than we dreamed'? Instead they say, 'No, no, no! My god is a little god, and I want him to stay that way.'" - Carl Sagan

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Re: Earworms!

Postby Julius Aurora on Mon Mar 28, 2011 6:35 pm

Whenever I so much as think anything related to Hitler, that pops into my head. As a matter of fact. . . . oh no.
1. The cosmos is a gigantic flywheel making 10,000 revolutions a minute.
2. Man is a sick fly taking a dizzy ride on it.
3. Religion is the theory that the wheel was designed and set spinning to give him a ride.
- Henry Mencken

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Re: Earworms!

Postby Ubi Dubium on Mon Mar 28, 2011 6:36 pm

Ubi Dubius has been watching Firefly, and now I've got the theme song stuck in my head. And I cant sing it properly, what with the guitar and fiddle solos and all.
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Re: Earworms!

Postby Julius Aurora on Mon Mar 28, 2011 6:38 pm

Possibly the greatest show ever made. Damn you Fox. :furious:
1. The cosmos is a gigantic flywheel making 10,000 revolutions a minute.
2. Man is a sick fly taking a dizzy ride on it.
3. Religion is the theory that the wheel was designed and set spinning to give him a ride.
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