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01:54am 19/06/2008


I had a post rolling around in my head for a while now, about songs. I was listening to the Happy CDs, something we put together when I was still in Florida. I don't remember if the channel was still #jiggyweek or had become #quisp already, but that's neither here nor there. Listening to the cd, in particular the 500 miles song. Now, these guys are Irish, I believe. Irish. Which means they use the metric system. Why are they measuring their walking distances, or supposed walking distances, in MILES and not KILOMETERS?

I suppose, for songwriting purposes, it's a little harder to make a song sound catchy by singing, "I would walk 804 kilometers to fall down at your door", but don't you think this is just lazy songwriting?

Which leads me to songs that use "na na na" or "do do do" or "la la la" in place of words. There is Suzanne Vega's "Tom's Diner" da da da da duh da da da, etc. You know the song, about someone fixing their stockings in the rain and her hair gets wet, and there are people kissing hello. LAZY.

The Police's Da Do Do Do Duh Da Da Da is all I have to say to you. Why are you saying that to someone? Of course, if you are Denise Sharpe, that's all you can say to Sting when you meet him. :)

Journey's "Lovin' Touchin' Squeezin'" a great tale of being screwed over by the one you love only to have that person screwed over by the one they left you for. But, the last 90 seconds of the song is just "na na na na na na na". It's the ultimate neener neener song.


Of course, I'm not a songwriter, so maybe this is just a response to pressure from a label to get some shit down so they can start making sales, but honestly. 90 seconds of na na na na na na na na na na na?

And the standard to metric conversion? COME ON!

That is all.
mood: amusedamused
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01:10pm 19/06/2008 (UTC)
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Lazy, sure, but super easy to sing along to. I'm kind of a sucker for a good "la la" or "na na" song. I mean..."Hey Jude"? Hardly lazy, just LONG.
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04:56pm 19/06/2008 (UTC)
Oh, no doubt it's easy to sing along to. Especially when you are inebriated. I think I spelled that wrong. Anyways, nothing wrong with it, just funny. :)
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02:48pm 19/06/2008 (UTC)
It's funny that you mention D#. I just happened to drop in on amp-f and she had posted a link to a video of ELP and how she's the girl at the table hiding behind her hair.

Poor woman. Doesn't she understand that we all believed her that she had a fling with Carl Palmer; what we didn't believe was that Dave Gilmour was sending encoded messages to her in Pamela Anderson's hat or boxes of cereal.

(You watch -- I'm going to get schizophrenia or some other mental illness as punishment for how mean I was to her. Karma is a bitch!)
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04:58pm 19/06/2008 (UTC)
Is that why my Alpha-Bits always said things that didn't make any sense? I got the wrong box!!
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03:24pm 19/06/2008 (UTC)
Hee hee. I think the Proclaimers are Scottish. :-) But I do believe the Scottish also use the Metric system.


And now I will go back to nursing my MPBs (mysterious party bruises).
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06:28pm 19/06/2008 (UTC)
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Wow, I've never heard that Journey song -- my fave part is the na na na na part! :)
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