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[#] Tue Jan 30 2018 14:31:03 EST from fleeb @ Uncensored

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I just discovered an ancient music group in the Washington DC area named "The Suspicious Cheese Lords" who primarily focus on early music.

I *must* attend one of their concerts.

They claim they arrived at this name from a piece of music titled in Latin "Suspice Quaeso Domine" for reasons that might seem obvious. They also claim they've never actually performed this piece of music (by Thomas Tallis).

[#] Wed Feb 07 2018 13:07:58 EST from fleeb @ Uncensored

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The local classical music station played Bolero on my way back to work from lunch.

I regard that as one of the funniest pieces of music people take seriously.

[#] Wed Feb 07 2018 14:08:51 EST from wizard of aahz @ Uncensored

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Where is Dudley Moore when you need him??? And Bo Derek too.

[#] Fri Feb 09 2018 08:26:17 EST from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Dudly Moore... that man was a genius cut down by medical malady.

Accomplished pianist, yet damned funny guy, too. I think he did this bit where he ends this piece of music, but endlessly. Which is to say, he dragged out the ending so long you weren't sure when he was actually going to end it.

And I don't think I'll ever forget the bit in Arthur where he's playing "If you knew Suzie, like I knew Suzie" (Suzie being the lady his character was the marry soon), when the lady he actually loves enters the room, causing him to forget his place at the piano, ending with, "I... need a drink." Hard to explain in text, but it always stood out in my mind as an especially funny scene.

[#] Fri Feb 09 2018 08:37:28 EST from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Unrelated to that, though, I've had to work out in a gym for a while now, and I don't much care for the music.

I get that most people probably do want to listen to this terrible doon, ssht doon-doon-dun-doon stuff with the insipid and uninspired love-song lyrics ham-handedly bleated through the meat-like lips of the talentless hacks croaking them.

(Well, I say 'croak', which suggests an attempt at singing... these aren't 'croaked' as much as semi-uttered in a vaguely rhythmic fashion, like some kind of nightmarish gregorian chant from hell).

But I think one morning, I heard a new low in what I assume is a wildly popular tune where the teenage singer repeats this refrain endlessly:

Somebody come get her,
She's dancing like a stripper.

On the one hand, it's kind of nice that there's at least a sort of standard here, implying that this behavior isn't acceptable.
It suggests decent morals, I think.

But... why on the face of this planet do we need a piece of music like this?
Is this a familiar enough problem now that your average person listening to this can say, "Oh, yes, I need my niece, Mary, to give this a listen so maybe she'll moderate that behavior."?

Yet, watching these letters spill into this forum, I can't help but wonder if this is a Get Off My Lawn moment.

[#] Fri Feb 09 2018 16:34:20 EST from Ragnar Danneskjold @ Uncensored

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On the one hand, it's kind of nice that there's at least a sort of
standard here, implying that this behavior isn't acceptable.
It suggests decent morals, I think.

I think you should read the lyrics.

[#] Fri Feb 09 2018 18:45:56 EST from wizard of aahz @ Uncensored

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Don't suggest that Ragnar.. He had postive thoughts for a moment. Don't ruin them.

AAsto the get off my lawn moment.. I think wwe can find a cane to ship him.

[#] Tue Feb 13 2018 14:47:15 EST from fleeb @ Uncensored

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I might choose to maintain some blissful ignorance for a little while yet, where that song is concerned. I don't know if I really want to know its full awful nature.

(Particularly when I never wanted to hear something like that in my life to start).

Hey, I *did* have a cane at some point. I should see if it managed to find its way back to the condominium after our flood. That's something I'm certain to miss, particularly as I get older.

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