History Music / TimMinchin

27th Dec '16 5:05:07 PM 04tele
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* OverlyNarrowSuperlative: "Thank You God" begins with a little speech about how Tim doesn't write songs mocking religious belief anymore, after an encounter he had with a Christian guy in Australia called Sam, who questioned whether Tim really only believed things that he had evidence for. When Tim confirmed that this was so, Sam told him of his own mum, an evangelical Christian who was diagnosed with a progressive degenerative eye disorder, but who didn't believe in medical science and worried that she'd go blind; then, after she, Sam and their entire congregation had prayed to God for a cure, she'd gone back to the ophthalmologist and found out that her eye disorder was completely cured. Tim then launches into a solemn gospel number, "Thank You God", ("Please forgive me all those things I said / I'll no longer betray you, Lord / I will pray to you instead")...which abruptly turns into a jaunty little samba with the refrain "Thank you God, for fixing the cataracts of Sam's mum."

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* OverlyNarrowSuperlative: "Thank You God" begins with a little speech about how Tim doesn't write songs mocking religious belief anymore, after an encounter he had with a Christian guy in Australia called Sam, who questioned whether Tim really only believed things that he had evidence for. When Tim confirmed that this was so, Sam told him of his own mum, an evangelical Christian who was diagnosed with a progressive degenerative eye disorder, but who didn't believe in medical science and worried that she'd go blind; then, after she, Sam and their entire congregation had prayed to God for a cure, she'd gone back to the ophthalmologist and found out that her eye disorder was completely cured.had gone as if had never been. Tim then launches into a solemn gospel number, "Thank You God", ("Please forgive me all those things I said / I'll no longer betray you, Lord / I will pray to you instead")...which abruptly turns into a jaunty little samba with the refrain "Thank you God, for fixing the cataracts of Sam's mum."
27th Dec '16 4:59:46 PM 04tele
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* OverlyNarrowSuperlative: "Thank You God" begins with a little speech about how Tim doesn't write songs mocking religious belief anymore, after an encounter he had with a Christian guy in Australia called Sam, who questioned whether Tim really only believed things that he had evidence for. When Tim confirmed that this was so, Sam told him of his own mum, an evangelical Christian who was diagnosed with a progressive degenerative eye disorder, but who didn't believe in medical science and worried that she'd go blind; then, after she, Sam and their entire congregation had prayed to God for a cure, she'd gone back to the ophthalmologist and found out that her eye disorder was completely cured. Tim then launches into a solemn gospel number, "Thank You God"., ("Please forgive me all those things I said / I'll no longer betray you, Lord / I will pray to you instead")...which abruptly turns into a jaunty little samba with the refrain "Thank you God, for fixing the cataracts of Sam's mum."

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* OverlyNarrowSuperlative: "Thank You God" begins with a little speech about how Tim doesn't write songs mocking religious belief anymore, after an encounter he had with a Christian guy in Australia called Sam, who questioned whether Tim really only believed things that he had evidence for. When Tim confirmed that this was so, Sam told him of his own mum, an evangelical Christian who was diagnosed with a progressive degenerative eye disorder, but who didn't believe in medical science and worried that she'd go blind; then, after she, Sam and their entire congregation had prayed to God for a cure, she'd gone back to the ophthalmologist and found out that her eye disorder was completely cured. Tim then launches into a solemn gospel number, "Thank You God"., God", ("Please forgive me all those things I said / I'll no longer betray you, Lord / I will pray to you instead")...which abruptly turns into a jaunty little samba with the refrain "Thank you God, for fixing the cataracts of Sam's mum." "
--> Thank you, Sam, for showing how my point of view has been so flawed
--> I assumed there was no God at all but now I see that's cynical
--> It's simply that his interests aren't particularly broad
--> He's largely undiverted by the starving masses,
--> Or the inequality between the various classes
--> He gives out strictly limited passes,
--> Redeemable for surgery or two-for-one glasses
27th Dec '16 4:57:51 PM 04tele
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* OverlyNarrowSuperlative: "Thank You God" begins with a little speech about how Tim doesn't write songs mocking religious belief anymore, after an encounter he had with a Christian guy in Australia called Sam, who questioned whether Tim really only believed things that he had evidence for. When Tim confirmed that this was so, Sam told him of his own mum, an evangelical Christian who was diagnosed with a progressive degenerative eye disorder, but who didn't believe in medical science and worried that she'd go blind; then, after she, Sam and their entire congregation had prayed to God for a cure, she'd gone back to the ophthalmologist and found out that her eye disorder was completely cured. Tim then launches into a solemn gospel number, "Thank You God"., ("Please forgive me all those things I said / I'll no longer betray you, Lord / I will pray to you instead")...which abruptly turns into a jaunty little samba with the refrain "Thank you God, for fixing the cataracts of Sam's mum."
21st Sep '16 7:30:28 AM MadSpy
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--->Hi, sorry - Tim here. So I had a bit of a copyright problem with this bit, see as where usually I avoid musical parody as a matter of principle preferring to keep my work as original as possible, I every now and then quote a more well-known popular song within one of my own less-popular works. In this case it was the song "I Will Always Love You" by Dolly Parton, who, it might suprise you to learn I consider her one of the best songwriters of her generation; seems like a bit of a dumb end to my breasticular anthem, but what I did right, is I replaced the word 'you', right, with the word 'boobs', right - it was fucking incredible and copyright lawyers are fucking dicks.

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--->Hi, sorry - Tim here. So I had a bit of a copyright problem with this bit, see as where usually I avoid musical parody as a matter of principle preferring to keep my work as original as possible, I every now and then quote a more well-known popular song within one of my own less-popular works. In this case it was the song "I Will Always Love You" by Dolly Parton, who, it might suprise surprise you to learn I consider her one of the best songwriters of her generation; seems like a bit of a dumb end to my breasticular anthem, but what I did right, is I replaced the word 'you', right, with the word 'boobs', right - it was fucking incredible and copyright lawyers are fucking dicks.
24th Jun '16 10:12:38 AM Nicolletta
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* {{Guyliner}}: Because his performance doesn't allow him to gesture, he uses Guyliner to make his facial expressions easier to read from the audience.

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* {{Guyliner}}: Because his performance doesn't allow him to gesture, he uses Guyliner to make his facial expressions easier to read from the audience. [[YourMakeupIsRunning His makeup starts running]] (because he had been sweating under hot lights for two hours) during the Royal Albert Hall show while performing "Dark Side".
14th Jun '16 9:02:26 PM Morgenthaler
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* GettingTheBabyToSleep: "Lullaby" is a song sung by parent who is getting more and more desperate as their crying child won't go to sleep.
--> ''I don't know what else I can do to try to hush you''
--> ''My heart says "I love you", but my brain's thinking "[[PrecisionFStrike fuck you]]"''
--> ''And hoping a child trafficker will abduct you''
--> ''At least then I'll get a few hours in bed''
9th Mar '16 1:16:12 PM Hossmeister
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He hosted one episode of ''NeverMindTheBuzzcocks'' and has now won an Olivier Award for writing the score to the hit musical ''[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Theatre/Matilda Matilda.]]''

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He hosted one episode of ''NeverMindTheBuzzcocks'' ''Series/NevermindTheBuzzcocks'' and has now won an Olivier Award for writing the score to the hit musical ''[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Theatre/Matilda Matilda.]]''
9th Mar '16 1:16:12 PM Hossmeister
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25th Feb '16 6:16:45 AM TinyTedDanson
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Because I need you, like a fish needs a sea.\\

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Because -->Because I need you, like a fish needs a sea.\\
25th Feb '16 5:39:54 AM TinyTedDanson
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-->What more can I do to put a stop to\\
this mind-numbing noise you are making?\\
Where is the line between patting and hitting?\\
When is rocking "rocking" and when is it "shaking"?\\
I don't know what else I can do to try to hush you.\\
My heart says "I love you", but my brain's thinking "fuck you."\\
And hoping a child trafficker will abduct you.\\
At least then I'll get a few hours in bed.



** ''If I Didn't Have You'' says love grows "like a flower, or a mushroom, or a guinea pig, or a vine, or a sponge, or bigotry... or a banana."
** ''If You Really Loved Me'' gets more bizarre and fetishistic as it goes along. The first, very notable instance is when Tim sings that, if his lover truly loved him, she would "pluck the moon from the sky ... and let me video you while you wee".

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** ''If I Didn't Have You'' says love grows "like a flower, or a mushroom, or a guinea pig, or a vine, or a sponge, or bigotry... or a banana."
** ''If You Really Loved Me'' gets more bizarre and fetishistic as it goes along. The first, very notable instance is when Tim sings that, if his lover truly loved him, she would "pluck It starts with somewhat beautiful metaphors for love that just get more and more depraved and vulgar as the moon from the sky ... and song continues:
Because I need you, like a fish needs a sea.\\
Like a fire needs oxygen, like a flower needs a bee.\\
And if you really cared for me...\\
you'd
let me video you while you wee".wee\\
standing up in the bath.\\
I shouldn't even have to ask,\\
perhaps you'd even store a little more in a flask.\\
These are just the things that people do\\
when their love for one another is true.


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* {{DragQueen}}: Wears heavy eye makeup and fancy, frilly clothes as part of his stage persona. Minchin has even said it's not as an act of [[{{Transvestite}} transvestism]], but simply because it helps him [[ChewingTheScenery exaggerate his expressions and movements]] (which is otherwise difficult when your hands and feet are occupied the playing piano).
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