CitizenJose can you see, any bedbugs on me? If you do, pick a few, 'cause I got 'em from you! Well, off to jail now.
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Parody is protected speech. However, if you sing it badly, it's off to the slammer.
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Congress. Because the vocal inflection of a song half-borrowed from a bastardized pirating of a english beer hall song set to a poem is srs bsns.
scratching at .8, just hopin'Scotland the Brave is so awesome every country should adopt it as their national anthem.
Three-Puppet SaluterThe lyrics are awesome, but the tune is weaker than a lot of them. Now, the Soviets knew how to compose the tune for an anthem. I guess Hatikvah has the best tune I can think of right now.
edited 9th Jan '12 10:28:45 AM by DomaDoma
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linkupI'm cool with a bit of flair put on the anthem. You got the vocal and musical talent to do a bit more, good for you. Most anyone can sign the "official" notes, it takes a certain gifting to add to it and still have it sound right. Some can improv better than others, and it's all a matter of taste, but still, it's talent. They're singing - they make a living off of doing musical stuff with their voice, and I don't think ham-stringing them into singing it by the numbers is needed. They're putting their heart into it, expressing themselves through song. I'm not cool with professional singers who flub up horribly, as you'd expect them to be used to performing live in front of tens of thousands. They're a professional, I expect certain things from them. Also, whatcha going to do if the singer decides to simply deviate? This is done live, not much you can do until after they're done. This just dares someone to do it "wrong". "Oh look, another rule? Guess it's time to break it, then!" ^ Soviet Anthem is pretty boss, yes. Gotta love the introductory power chord.
edited 9th Jan '12 11:06:05 AM by pvtnum11
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Three-Puppet SaluterI'd be cool with just one person singing The Star-Spangled Banner solo without sounding like Celine Dion and/or a blues singer desperate for padding. It doesn't seem to happen.
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@Doma: It's the tune. A five year old who's never heard of Celine Dion can sing it and still sound that way.
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Three-Puppet SaluterShe's not that bad a singer. (In fact, she's not even the gold standard for over... um, overwrighting? that I thought she was.) What she is is way, way too enamored with the sound of her own voice.
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NOT THE BEES
They changed it making the words more 'stylistic' rather than keeping the meaning.I'm kind of interested to see how. Translation is kind of a funky business and I'm always intrigued by what comes out of it.
Because the vocal inflection of a song half-borrowed from a bastardized pirating of a english beer hall song set to a poem is srs bsns.While I agree with the sentiment, like I said earlier, that's a dramatic oversimplification. They picked the beer hall song because everyone knew it and could sing along during a bloody invasion of a fledgling nation whose entire army was scared shitless and desperately needed solidarity.
I'm cool with a bit of flair put on the anthem...etc.Basically, the difference between a jazz musician doing a quick turn/fall for flavor, and breaking into an extended crotch-popping solo to the detriment of anything else? Yeah, totally agree with that.
I'd be cool with just one person singing The Star-Spangled Banner solo without sounding like Celine Dion and/or a blues singer desperate for padding. It doesn't seem to happen.Zooey Deschanel did exactly that a while back. She got booed because it was during the invasion of Iraq and people were pissed.
edited 9th Jan '12 2:14:46 PM by Pykrete
Three-Puppet SaluterI didn't know she was even famous in 2003. In any case, I saw the video on YouTube at your prodding and she really did do a great job, but I didn't hear any booing.
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NOT THE BEESIt's hard to pick out from where that mic is, but it's there. It wasn't anything like, whole stadium erupts in booing, so much as more hecklers than are typical. I dunno, maybe they just really, really hated The Good Girl. Which is sad, because yeah, she's got a great voice.
edited 9th Jan '12 2:42:59 PM by Pykrete
Street Writing ManNot perfect, but still my favorite rendition, simply because he doesn't throw in too many superfluous grace notes. Anyhow, yeah...this law is a complete waste of time. I agree with Barkey that this woman needs to be punted out of her chair so that someone who wants to focus on problems which actually matter can be solved.
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Never Ask Me the OddsAgreed. Why is anybody wasting their time on something like this when there are actual problems to be solved? Even if it gets passed it's just one more obscure and unenforcable law that makes the statute books larger for no reason whatsoever.
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Supposedly Igor Stravinsky was arrested for an orchestration he did of the song.
edited 10th Jan '12 6:13:12 PM by Hatshepsut
NOT THE BEESI remember the Stravinsky one. OH GOD A MAJOR SEVENTH D:
edited 10th Jan '12 6:31:33 PM by Pykrete
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