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29th Apr '17 12:07:39 PM nombretomado
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* I first heard the BlackEyedPeas song "Imma Be" during the ToddInTheShadows review, and agreed with him that the title sounds entirely too much like "I'm a bee", and the single's cover itself admits it. Upon reflection, that may have been the entire point of the title. The video is apparently about the evils of assimilation and the whole idea of producing music mechanically, with visuals involving robots and being literally stuck in a rut. In essence, creating a hive mind. In fact, the repetition of the line throughout the first part can only be described as [[StealthPun droning]]. Then you add in the actual verses about standing out from the crowd, and the term "Imma be" is now a positive message about having aspirations and personal interests. While sounding exactly the same as the previous term with the opposite meaning. -Tropers/FalconPain

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* I first heard the BlackEyedPeas song "Imma Be" during the ToddInTheShadows WebVideo/ToddInTheShadows review, and agreed with him that the title sounds entirely too much like "I'm a bee", and the single's cover itself admits it. Upon reflection, that may have been the entire point of the title. The video is apparently about the evils of assimilation and the whole idea of producing music mechanically, with visuals involving robots and being literally stuck in a rut. In essence, creating a hive mind. In fact, the repetition of the line throughout the first part can only be described as [[StealthPun droning]]. Then you add in the actual verses about standing out from the crowd, and the term "Imma be" is now a positive message about having aspirations and personal interests. While sounding exactly the same as the previous term with the opposite meaning. -Tropers/FalconPain



** I recently had a case of FridgeBrilliance with this song. The reason why the singer's "this is what I'd do for you" bits are describing things that would cause immense pain or death? It's the "I don't want to live after this girl dumped me" kind of song fused with the "I would do anything for you" kind of song. The whole thing is a collision of the "I love you" and "I hate you" kind of songs that are filled with hyperbole. This revalation made this song a whole lot deeper to me. Oh, and for ToddInTheShadows' confusion about the "Should've known you were trouble from the first kiss, had your eyes wide open" lyric? Maybe the first kiss happened when other people were around and the singer's knowledge of here eyes being open came from the other people who were there. - Tropers/{{Bobpiecheese}}

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** I recently had a case of FridgeBrilliance with this song. The reason why the singer's "this is what I'd do for you" bits are describing things that would cause immense pain or death? It's the "I don't want to live after this girl dumped me" kind of song fused with the "I would do anything for you" kind of song. The whole thing is a collision of the "I love you" and "I hate you" kind of songs that are filled with hyperbole. This revalation made this song a whole lot deeper to me. Oh, and for ToddInTheShadows' WebVideo/ToddInTheShadows' confusion about the "Should've known you were trouble from the first kiss, had your eyes wide open" lyric? Maybe the first kiss happened when other people were around and the singer's knowledge of here eyes being open came from the other people who were there. - Tropers/{{Bobpiecheese}}
26th Apr '17 12:39:31 PM Starshock
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* I was lost without you on the mass effect 3 soundtrack, its the romance theme and you have to find and save your squad members in the game, they are the ones who are lost without you

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* I was lost without you on the mass effect 3 soundtrack, its the romance theme and you have to find and save your squad members in the game, they are the ones who are lost without youyou
* I always thought it was weird that "Dark Horse" by Music/KatyPerry contains the lyrics "Make me your Aphrodite", because the music video takes place in Ancient Egypt and Aphrodite is an Ancient Greek goddess. But then I remembered that Alexander the Great, who was Greek, conquered Egypt and brought Greek culture to Egypt. After Alexander's death, one of his generals named Ptolemy became pharaoh, and all of the Ptolemy pharoahs (who were descended from him2 were also Greek. Because Alexander brought Greek culture to all the lands he conquered and the Greek Ptolemys worshipped their gods while they ruled Egypt, Aphrodite would have been worshipped in Ancient Egypt under the Ptolemys. [[AccidentallyAccurate That probably wasn't intentional by the songwriters, but the video makes more sense now.]]
8th Apr '17 10:18:14 PM nombretomado
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** In the clip for ''Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me'', Bono's character is seen become into a Batman-style villain after being struck by a car as he is distracted by reading a copy of ''TheScrewtapeLetters''. This metamorphosis into an evil character is a sharp contrast to the theme of the book written by C.S. Lewis where the demon Screwtape advises his nephew Wormwood that "the safest path to hell is the gradual one."

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** In the clip for ''Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me'', Bono's character is seen become into a Batman-style villain after being struck by a car as he is distracted by reading a copy of ''TheScrewtapeLetters''.''Literature/TheScrewtapeLetters''. This metamorphosis into an evil character is a sharp contrast to the theme of the book written by C.S. Lewis where the demon Screwtape advises his nephew Wormwood that "the safest path to hell is the gradual one."
8th Apr '17 9:44:41 AM nombretomado
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* I'm a big fan of QueensOfTheStoneAge and I enjoy their album ''Songs for the Deaf''. But it wasn't until looking at the lyrics to all of the songs combined that I realized they refer to a heroin addiction. --Elk

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* I'm a big fan of QueensOfTheStoneAge Music/QueensOfTheStoneAge and I enjoy their album ''Songs for the Deaf''. But it wasn't until looking at the lyrics to all of the songs combined that I realized they refer to a heroin addiction. --Elk
2nd Apr '17 4:01:04 PM nombretomado
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* It took many years of loving the [PetShopBoys] song "Being Boring" to realise it's meaning, I thought the melancholic music and wistful words were merely evocing a lost youth. Then I heard the line "All the people I was kissing, some are here and some are missing in the 1990's" and I realised it was a eulogy to a friend who'd died of AIDS.

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* It took many years of loving the [PetShopBoys] Music/PetShopBoys' song "Being Boring" to realise it's meaning, I thought the melancholic music and wistful words were merely evocing a lost youth. Then I heard the line "All the people I was kissing, some are here and some are missing in the 1990's" and I realised it was a eulogy to a friend who'd died of AIDS.
22nd Feb '17 7:22:37 PM gewunomox
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* For years, I thought the SteelyDan song "Deacon Blues" was about an ultra-hip jazz musician who's had some hard knocks, but he's still the shiznit and he knows it. "They're singing about the coolest person in the world," I thought. Then I read where it's actually about a wannabe who fantasizes about being this hip jazz cat but doesn't have the guts to go out and make it happen. The more I think about the lyrics, it makes sense: "I'll make it this time/I'm ready to cross that fine line," turns to "A world of my own/I'll make it my home sweet home." --RAFritz

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* For years, I thought the SteelyDan Music/SteelyDan song "Deacon Blues" was about an ultra-hip jazz musician who's had some hard knocks, but he's still the shiznit and he knows it. "They're singing about the coolest person in the world," I thought. Then I read where it's actually about a wannabe who fantasizes about being this hip jazz cat but doesn't have the guts to go out and make it happen. The more I think about the lyrics, it makes sense: "I'll make it this time/I'm ready to cross that fine line," turns to "A world of my own/I'll make it my home sweet home." --RAFritz



* I was just listening to SteelyDan's song "Black Friday", and the first line is "When Black Friday comes, I'll stand down by the door, and watch the gray men when they dive from the fourteenth floor." It just hit me: Many buildings don't have a thirteenth floor; they go straight from twelve to fourteen, so ''technically'' the fourteenth floor is actually the thirteenth. - Tropers/{{Cuchulainn}}

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* I was just listening to SteelyDan's Music/SteelyDan's song "Black Friday", and the first line is "When Black Friday comes, I'll stand down by the door, and watch the gray men when they dive from the fourteenth floor." It just hit me: Many buildings don't have a thirteenth floor; they go straight from twelve to fourteen, so ''technically'' the fourteenth floor is actually the thirteenth. - Tropers/{{Cuchulainn}}
8th Feb '17 7:19:22 PM erforce
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* Hate to do another one of these so soon, but: There's a line in The Wrens' "Everyone Choose Sides" that makes much more sense when you know a bit of the backstory to ''The Meadowlands''. The Wrens put out their first two albums on an independent label called Grass Records. After this, the label was bought out and the new owner wanted the band to sign a bigger contract and record more radio-friendly songs. When they refused, they were dropped and their albums were pulled out of print. Grass Records subsequently became Wind-Up Records (whose most successful act was {{Creed}}, by the way), and The Wrens were left quietly working on new material while simultaneously looking for a new label, which they eventually found 6 years later. Thus the somewhat punny TakeThat "Greener grasses fade from where you wind up". -Tropers/MikeK

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* Hate to do another one of these so soon, but: There's a line in The Wrens' "Everyone Choose Sides" that makes much more sense when you know a bit of the backstory to ''The Meadowlands''. The Wrens put out their first two albums on an independent label called Grass Records. After this, the label was bought out and the new owner wanted the band to sign a bigger contract and record more radio-friendly songs. When they refused, they were dropped and their albums were pulled out of print. Grass Records subsequently became Wind-Up Records (whose most successful act was {{Creed}}, Music/{{Creed}}, by the way), and The Wrens were left quietly working on new material while simultaneously looking for a new label, which they eventually found 6 years later. Thus the somewhat punny TakeThat "Greener grasses fade from where you wind up". -Tropers/MikeK
19th Jan '17 4:59:24 PM Xtifr
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* I'd been exposed to TheGratefulDead since childhood, but hadn't really gotten into them on my own despite many attempts. It wasn't until I listened to [[http://www.archive.org/details/gd1968-05-18.aud.jorma.gmb.sbeok.94591.flac16 this]] in my 20s that the whole thing clicked for me, and it pretty much blew my face off. Now they're one of my favorite bands. -Tomapella

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* I'd been exposed to TheGratefulDead Music/TheGratefulDead since childhood, but hadn't really gotten into them on my own despite many attempts. It wasn't until I listened to [[http://www.archive.org/details/gd1968-05-18.aud.jorma.gmb.sbeok.94591.flac16 this]] in my 20s that the whole thing clicked for me, and it pretty much blew my face off. Now they're one of my favorite bands. -Tomapella
29th Nov '16 5:02:57 AM StFan
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* What was originally one of the more puzzling lines in "Intergalactic" is now one of my favorite examples of TheBeastieBoys' tendency towards intentionally silly BoastfulRap. The line in question is "Got an A from Moe Dee for sticking to themes". As it turns out this refers to Kool Moe Dee, who infamously published "report cards" for other rappers in his album liner notes: He did in fact give The Beastie Boys an A for "sticking to themes"... and straight C's for everything else. That's sort of like a high school kid bragging about the A they got in Phys. Ed when they're otherwise a straight C student, and knowing their humor, that's probably the joke - Tropers/MikeK

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* What was originally one of the more puzzling lines in "Intergalactic" is now one of my favorite examples of TheBeastieBoys' the Music/BeastieBoys' tendency towards intentionally silly BoastfulRap. The line in question is "Got an A from Moe Dee for sticking to themes". As it turns out this refers to Kool Moe Dee, who infamously published "report cards" for other rappers in his album liner notes: He did in fact give The the Beastie Boys an A for "sticking to themes"... and straight C's for everything else. That's sort of like a high school kid bragging about the A they got in Phys. Ed when they're otherwise a straight C student, and knowing their humor, that's probably the joke - Tropers/MikeK
9th Nov '16 1:38:23 PM nombretomado
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* I already liked JonathanCoulton 's song Code Monkey, but I like it even more now that I realise exactly why he hates his job so much. He's bad at it. His code doesn't necessarily have to be elegant, but it should at least be functional, when he's depressed he pretends to work and he'd rather be jobless and mooching around. - TheGerkuman

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* I already liked JonathanCoulton Music/JonathanCoulton 's song Code Monkey, "Code Monkey", but I like it even more now that I realise exactly why he hates his job so much. He's bad at it. His code doesn't necessarily have to be elegant, but it should at least be functional, when he's depressed he pretends to work and he'd rather be jobless and mooching around. - TheGerkuman
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