History Discworld / SoulMusic

1st May '16 5:22:51 AM aye_amber
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** According to Glod, the legendary Brother Charnel stole gold from the gods to make a magical trumpet, which means the world's greatest horn player was a [[Music/TheloniousMonk felonious monk]]. (That one borders on a {{stealth|Pun}} {{feghoot}}.)

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** According to Glod, the legendary Brother Charnel stole gold from the gods to make a magical trumpet, which means the world's greatest horn player was a [[Music/TheloniousMonk felonious monk]].monk. (That one borders on a {{stealth|Pun}} {{feghoot}}.)
22nd Apr '16 10:03:45 PM aye_amber
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** (almost) the whole hurricane of puns is gleefully catalogued '''[[http://wiki.lspace.org/mediawiki/Book:Soul_Music/Annotations here]]''' by fans. Even now, more are emerging from the text... Creator/WaltDisney, the ''CarryOn'' movie genre, even a plausible BlueOysterCult reference over and above the obligatory ''Don't Fear The Reaper''...

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** (almost) (Almost) the whole hurricane of puns is gleefully catalogued cataloged '''[[http://wiki.lspace.org/mediawiki/Book:Soul_Music/Annotations here]]''' by fans. Even now, more are emerging from the text... Creator/WaltDisney, the ''CarryOn'' ''Film/CarryOn'' movie genre, even a plausible BlueOysterCult Music/BlueOysterCult reference over and above the obligatory ''Don't "Don't Fear The Reaper''...the Reaper..."
10th Apr '16 5:58:18 PM caffeinatedkate
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* TakeThat: Pterry apparently didn't think much of rap, "I'm mean and tuff and I'm mean and tuff and I'm mean and tuff and I'm mean and tuff and me and my friends can walk towards you with out hats on backwards in a menacing way. Yo!"
5th Apr '16 1:39:16 AM PaulA
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* SdrawkcabName: Llamedos is a reference to Llarregub from ''Under Milk Wood'' -- Sod-'em-all and Bugger-all backwards respectively.

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* SdrawkcabName: Llamedos is a reference to Llarregub from ''Under Milk Wood'' ''Theatre/UnderMilkWood'' -- Sod-'em-all and Bugger-all backwards respectively.
29th Feb '16 2:49:39 AM PaulA
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* BilingualBonus: Imp y Celyn is Welsh for "Bud of the Holly". And if you haven't got it yet, don't translate the middle bit. [[spoiler:Made all the better that the entire end of the book is an allusion to the song American Pie, which was about Buddy Holly's death.]] His first song was called "Sioni Bod Da". "Bod Da" is Welsh again for "be good" (Johnny B. Goode).

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* BilingualBonus: BilingualBonus:
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Imp y Celyn is Welsh for "Bud of the Holly". And if you haven't got it yet, don't translate the middle bit. [[spoiler:Made all the better that the entire end of the book is an allusion to the song American Pie, which was about Buddy Holly's death.]] ]]
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His first song was called "Sioni Bod Da". "Bod Da" is Welsh again for "be good" (Johnny B. Goode).
29th Feb '16 2:47:34 AM PaulA
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* BilingualBonus: Imp y Celyn is Welsh for "Bud of the Holly". And if you haven't got it yet, don't translate the middle bit. His first song was called "Sioni Bod Da". "Bod Da" is Welsh again for "be good" (Johnny B. Goode).
** [[spoiler: Made all the better that the entire end of the book is an allusion to the song American Pie, which was about Buddy Holly's death.]]

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* BilingualBonus: Imp y Celyn is Welsh for "Bud of the Holly". And if you haven't got it yet, don't translate the middle bit. [[spoiler:Made all the better that the entire end of the book is an allusion to the song American Pie, which was about Buddy Holly's death.]] His first song was called "Sioni Bod Da". "Bod Da" is Welsh again for "be good" (Johnny B. Goode).
** [[spoiler: Made all the better that the entire end of the book is an allusion to the song American Pie, which was about Buddy Holly's death.]]
Goode).



** When [[spoiler: the slightly fey-looking Imp is [[IncrediblyLamePun last seen working in a chip shop]]...]]



* BusCrash: The death of Mort and Ysabell, the lead characters of ''Discworld/{{Mort}}''. It's handled relatively well for the standards of the trope, but still it can feel rather brutal.
** It provides the major emotional underpinning of the story, which is about ''Death actually experiencing bereavement first-hand''.
*** It also shows the amazing amount of character development Death has undergone since we first met him in Discworld/TheColourOfMagic. Some of the interplay between him and Susan as they both work their way through their grief is downright heartwrenching.
* CallBack: One of the assassins sent to kill Imp and co. says that a troll can be killed by a strike to 'a little spot at the back of the neck'. This is how Rincewind (accidentally) killed a troll in ''Discworld/TheColourOfMagic''.
** Note that the Assassins' Guild members had no idea how to defeat Detritus when he confronted them in ''Discworld/MenAtArms'', so presumably they'd held a refresher course on troll-killing after that professionally-embarrassing incident.

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* BusCrash: The death of Mort and Ysabell, the lead characters of ''Discworld/{{Mort}}''. It's handled relatively well for the standards Rather than being a casual way to dispose of the trope, but still a couple of characters, it can feel rather brutal.
** It
provides the major emotional underpinning of the story, which is about ''Death actually experiencing bereavement first-hand''.
***
first-hand''. It also shows the amazing amount of character development Death has undergone since we first met him in Discworld/TheColourOfMagic.''Discworld/TheColourOfMagic''. Some of the interplay between him and Susan as they both work their way through their grief is downright heartwrenching.
* CallBack: CallBack:
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One of the assassins sent to kill Imp and co. says that a troll can be killed by a strike to 'a little spot at the back of the neck'. This is how Rincewind (accidentally) killed a troll in ''Discworld/TheColourOfMagic''.
**
''Discworld/TheColourOfMagic''. Note that the Assassins' Guild members had no idea how to defeat Detritus when he confronted them in ''Discworld/MenAtArms'', so presumably they'd held a refresher course on troll-killing after that professionally-embarrassing incident.



* ContinuityNod: When Susan goes back to Death's house as it was in ''Discworld/{{Mort}}'', she notes that the golden harvest fields around it vanish, as Death created those in ''Discworld/ReaperMan'' between the two books.

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* ContinuityNod: ContinuityNod:
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When Susan goes back to Death's house as it was in ''Discworld/{{Mort}}'', she notes that the golden harvest fields around it vanish, as Death created those in ''Discworld/ReaperMan'' between the two books.



* CreativeSterility: This is how Death beats the Music at the end -- it's previously been established that he has no grasp of music despite trying to play the banjo and organ, and now it's explained why: [[spoiler:since he's Death, the only chord he can play is the one that is the musical equivalent of mathematical zero, the 'empty chord' that will bring the whole rhythm of the universe to an end unless the Music revives Buddy to play on]].
** Susan herself admits she's not very musical when speaking with a Valkyrie, suggesting she may have inherited a bit of this trait. Which explains why [[spoiler: nobody suggested ''she'' play the guitar to avert the universe's end.]]

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* CreativeSterility: This is how Death beats the Music at the end -- it's previously been established that he has no grasp of music despite trying to play the banjo and organ, and now it's explained why: [[spoiler:since he's Death, the only chord he can play is the one that is the musical equivalent of mathematical zero, the 'empty chord' that will bring the whole rhythm of the universe to an end unless the Music revives Buddy to play on]].
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on]]. Susan herself admits she's not very musical when speaking with a Valkyrie, suggesting she may have inherited a bit of this trait. Which explains why [[spoiler: nobody [[spoiler:nobody suggested ''she'' play the guitar to avert the universe's end.]]



* EarlyBirdCameo: We see Ponder and Adrian working on the early prototype of what will become the MagicalComputer Hex in the next book, ''Discworld/InterestingTimes''. It uses a small version of the stone circle computers seen in ''Discworld/TheLightFantastic'' and also ants, as seen in later books ("it may work, if we can get all the bugs into it").

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* EarlyBirdCameo: EarlyBirdCameo:
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We see Ponder and Adrian working on the early prototype of what will become the MagicalComputer Hex in the next book, ''Discworld/InterestingTimes''. It uses a small version of the stone circle computers seen in ''Discworld/TheLightFantastic'' and also ants, as seen in later books ("it may work, if we can get all the bugs into it").



** Proposing places to send The Band on future tours, Dibbler lists the Counterweight Continent, saying that "they're talking about discovering it again real soon now". The next book, ''Discworld/InterestingTimes'', is set there.



** Meta example: Proposing places to send The Band on future tours, Dibbler lists the Counterweight Continent, saying that "they're talking about discovering it again real soon now". Six books later--which only took Pratchett four years--''Discworld/TheLastContinent'' was set there.



* GenreSavvy: The Librarian quits the band the moment Dibbler gets involved.

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* GenreSavvy: GenreSavvy:
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The Librarian quits the band the moment Dibbler gets involved.



* [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar Getting Crêpe Past The Radar]]:

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* [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar Getting Crêpe Past The Radar]]:GettingCrapPastTheRadar:



--> '''Asphalt:''' 'N elphant sat on me.
--> '''Glod:''' {blowing his nose at Asphalt's smell} Only sat?

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--> '''Asphalt:''' --->'''Asphalt:''' 'N elphant sat on me.
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me.\\
'''Glod:''' {blowing ''[blowing his nose at Asphalt's smell} smell]'' Only sat?



* HumanResources: Lias/Cliff pays most of the Band's expenses by knocking out and trading away his own diamond teeth (another ShoutOut: shine on, you crazy diamond....)



* OnlySaneMan: Ridcully and Ponder are the only ones of the wizards not affected by the Music. He is happy to find Susan.

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* OnlySaneMan: OnlySaneMan:
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Ridcully and Ponder are the only ones of the wizards not affected by the Music. He is happy to find Susan.



* RockersSmashGuitars: Noddy smashes his guitar ''on Scum''. This is the only moment in their careers when any aspect of their performance wins the approval of an audience.

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* RockersSmashGuitars: RockersSmashGuitars:
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Noddy smashes his guitar ''on Scum''. This is the only moment in their careers when any aspect of their performance wins the approval of an audience.



*** The AnimatedAdaptation features a FreezeFrameBonus of a list of crossed-out names rejected by the same band, including the Velvet Underpants, the Rolling Stoats, and Bunny and the Echoboys. The name they go on-stage at the Cavern with? [[spoiler: The Socks Pastels]]

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*** ** The AnimatedAdaptation features a FreezeFrameBonus of a list of crossed-out names rejected by the same band, including the Velvet Underpants, the Rolling Stoats, and Bunny and the Echoboys. The name they go on-stage at the Cavern with? [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The Socks Pastels]]



** [[Film/TheBluesBrothers "He can't stop us. We're on a mission from Glod."]]

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** [[Film/TheBluesBrothers ''Film/TheBluesBrothers'':
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"He can't stop us. We're on a mission from Glod."]]"



** Once the guitar maker discovers that his guitars are selling like hotcakes, he orders his assistant to hire a troll as a guard, and to make sure that no one comes into his store to try to play "Pathway to Paradise". Not only did Pratchett give a shout out to "Stairway to Heaven", he even brought up the fact that it's the number 1 song that non-musical people will try to play when they enter a guitar store.
*** Not to mention it also references that scene in ''Film/WaynesWorld''.

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** Once the guitar maker discovers that his guitars are selling like hotcakes, he orders his assistant to hire a troll as a guard, and to make sure that no one comes into his store to try to play "Pathway to Paradise". Not only did Pratchett give a shout out to "Stairway to Heaven", he even brought up the fact that it's the number 1 song that non-musical people will try to play when they enter a guitar store.
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store. Not to mention it also references that scene in ''Film/WaynesWorld''.



** The opening says this is a book about sex, drugs, and Music With Rocks In--then adds "one out of three ain't bad," as a shout out to Meatloaf, who also receives a shout out to the Bat Out Of Hell album on the cover.

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** The opening says this is a book about sex, drugs, and Music With Rocks In--then adds "one out of three ain't bad," as a shout out to Meatloaf, Music/MeatLoaf, who also receives a shout out to the Bat Out Of Hell album on the cover.



--> '''Senior Wrangler''': How about the Skunk Club in Brewer Street?
--> '''Bursar''': Why?
--> '''Senior Wrangler''': Just a thought. I've never been in there at all in any way, you understand.
* [[HumanResources Troll Resources]]: Lias/Cliff pays most of the Band's expenses by knocking out and trading away his own diamond teeth (another ShoutOut: shine on, you crazy diamond....)

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--> '''Senior -->'''Senior Wrangler''': How about the Skunk Club in Brewer Street?
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Street?\\
'''Bursar''': Why?
-->
Why?\\
'''Senior Wrangler''': Just a thought. I've never been in there at all in any way, you understand.
* [[HumanResources Troll Resources]]: Lias/Cliff pays most of the Band's expenses by knocking out and trading away his own diamond teeth (another ShoutOut: shine on, you crazy diamond....)
understand.



--> Somewhere, in some other world far away from the Discworld, someone tentatively picked up a musical instrument that echoed to the rhythm in their soul.
--> It will never die.
--> It's here to stay.

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--> Somewhere, -->Somewhere, in some other world far away from the Discworld, someone tentatively picked up a musical instrument that echoed to the rhythm in their soul.
-->
soul.\\
It will never die.
-->
die.\\
It's here to stay.
13th Feb '16 10:20:29 PM Rhysdux
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* CompositeCharacter: In the AnimatedAdaptation, the three wizard students helping Ponder are combined into one single student who gets their combined lines, the appearance of Skazz and the name of "Big Mad Drongo" Adrian Turnipseed. This is the basis for a joke where Ridcully, upon first meeting Big Mad Drongo, angrily demands "Who let a student into my University?!" before changing his mind and decinding "I suppose ''one'' student won't be too much of a problem."

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* CompositeCharacter: In the AnimatedAdaptation, the three wizard students helping Ponder are combined into one single student who gets their combined lines, the appearance of Skazz and the name of "Big Mad Drongo" Adrian Turnipseed. This is the basis for a joke where Ridcully, upon first meeting Big Mad Drongo, angrily demands "Who let a student into my University?!" before changing his mind and decinding deciding "I suppose ''one'' student won't be too much of a problem."



** Meta example: Proposing places to send The Band on future tours, Dibbler lists the Counterweight Continent, saying that "they're talking about discovering it again real soon now". The next Literature/{{Discworld}} novel, ''Discworld/InterestingTimes'', takes place there.

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** Meta example: Proposing places to send The Band on future tours, Dibbler lists the Counterweight Continent, saying that "they're talking about discovering it again real soon now". The next Literature/{{Discworld}} novel, ''Discworld/InterestingTimes'', takes place Six books later--which only took Pratchett four years--''Discworld/TheLastContinent'' was set there.



** Quoth the Raven, on why he wanted to come to a battlefield: "Carrion regardless"

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** Quoth the Raven, on why he wanted to come to a battlefield: "Carrion regardless"regardless".
16th Jan '16 11:37:47 PM nombretomado
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** Pterry even managed to ShoutOut to WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes and TheFarSide! One of the wizards reads books of cartoons of cows and dogs....

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** Pterry even managed to ShoutOut to WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' and TheFarSide! ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide''! One of the wizards reads books of cartoons of cows and dogs....
30th Nov '15 8:12:45 AM MrDeath
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** When talking about the times a pocket full of decent spells and a well-charged staff got him out of trouble, the Archchancellor mentions "that dragon, you remember" which may refer to the dragon in ''Discworld/GuardsGuards!'', although that would be a bit of a continuity error as Ridcully hadn't come back to Unseen University to be Archchancellor at that point, prior to which he spent the past forty years in the countryside.

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** When talking about the times a pocket full of decent spells and a well-charged staff got him out of trouble, the Archchancellor mentions "that dragon, you remember" which may refer to the dragon in ''Discworld/GuardsGuards!'', although that would be a bit of a continuity error as Ridcully hadn't come back to Unseen University to be Archchancellor at that point, prior to which he spent the past forty 40 years in the countryside.countryside, and during that book the wizards don't have any part in actually solving the dragon problem.
24th Nov '15 3:02:28 PM Lullabee
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** When talking about the times a pocket full of decent spells and a well-charged staff got him out of trouble, the Archchancellor mentions "that dragon, you remember" which may refer to the dragon in ''Discworld/GuardsGuards!'' It's also a continuity error as Ridcully wasn't around at that point.
*** He wasn't being an Archchancellor at this point. No information is given about him not being a wizard or in the city during said events.

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** When talking about the times a pocket full of decent spells and a well-charged staff got him out of trouble, the Archchancellor mentions "that dragon, you remember" which may refer to the dragon in ''Discworld/GuardsGuards!'' It's also ''Discworld/GuardsGuards!'', although that would be a bit of a continuity error as Ridcully wasn't around at that point.
*** He wasn't being an
hadn't come back to Unseen University to be Archchancellor at this point. No information is given about him not being a wizard or that point, prior to which he spent the past forty years in the city during said events.countryside.
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