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Re: I usually listen to...

by Ninthwave (Chaplain)
on Mar 16, 2005 at 15:01 UTC ( #439970=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to I usually listen to...

I honestly thought I would see Rastabilly skunk in that list.

But then you would need Reggie Wilson and the sounds of the organ in the list and we would find ourselves in a different area all together.

"Better Dead than Smeg" BFD


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Re^2: I usually listen to...
by gothic_mallard (Pilgrim) on Mar 16, 2005 at 15:33 UTC

    Ah, a nicely obscure Red Dwarf reference there ;-)

    --- Jay

    All code is untested unless otherwise stated.
    All opinions expressed are my own and are intended as guidance, not gospel; please treat what I say as such and as Abigail said Think for yourself.
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    s++blah+;y(bl) .j.s;s+(h)+p$1+;???print:??;

      I don't know if it is obscure or not as it seems obvious to me ;-)


      "No matter where you go, there you are." BB
      It's a blatant clue, innit, blatant! Bloomin' heck, if you didn't get that you musta been playin' like puddins!
Re^2: I usually listen to...
by jhourcle (Prior) on Mar 16, 2005 at 16:32 UTC

    Why don't you listen to something really classical, like Mozart, Mendelssohn, or Motörhead?

      Why don't you listen to something really classical, like Mozart, Mendelssohn, or Motörhead?

      Bah. Classical "music" is almost totally devoid of any actual *music* (i.e., counterpoint). Occasionally some Classical composer would study the old greats and take a stab at putting some real counterpoint in (e.g., Mozart did a couple of times), but for the most part, it's all plain lame boring monomelodic humdrum mediocrity. The really *good* music was written before 1750.

        I guess I shouldn't be so subtle in my Red Dwarf quotes --

        Rimmer:
        What on Titan is this din?
        Lister:
        It's Rastabilly-Ska. Rasta Billy Skank
        Rimmer:
        {looks at CD}
        Is this it? It's got a health warning on it, you know. It's bad for you.
        Lister:
        It's a classic.
        Rimmer:
        {reads from CD} Danger. Government Health Warning. This music can make you irritable and irrational and has been linked to disorders of the nervous system and bowels.
        Lister:
        Rimmer, no one takes any notice of that stuff.
        Rimmer:
        Lister, if you want to dice with death, fine, but don't poison my sound waves. Off!
        {music stops}
        Rimmer:
        Why don't you listen to something really classical, like Mozart, Mendelssohn, or Motörhead?

        (Red Dwarf, Season 1, Episode 3, "Balance of Power")

        Update: I've checked the subtitles on the DVD, and adjusted the spelling. (of course, Rimmer clearly said in the next bit 'She used to look down on me -- she used to call me 'Rimmer'', and the subtitles said 'She looked down on me, called me 'Rimmer'' ('Rimmer'. 'Rimmer', to rhyme with 'scum'.) so I don't know if they're really authoritative

        See, I was going to write something cranky about calling Rachmaninoff "Classical", but you surpass me in cranky pedantry. However, if you're going to restrict "actual music" to being strictly contrapuntal, then no music was composed before 1550 or after 1750, except in theory classes. If you want to take that view, you're free to, of course, but you're missing out on a lot.



        If God had meant us to fly, he would *never* have given us the railroads.
            --Michael Flanders

        I completely agree. Can't stand anything from Telemann on, really. In fact, the really, *really good* music is of course written in 17th century Northern Germany...

        Although I do have a sweet spot for Ligeti (especially his piano etudes), Boulez, and Messiaen of course (the Livre d'Orgue is great, 64 Durées is a particularly good piece).

        Rhesa

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