"Rename That Tune" - July 17,2020

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Re: "Rename That Tune" - July 17,2020

#401

Post by KayW » Wed Jul 22, 2020 1:07 pm

Bird Lives wrote:
Wed Jul 22, 2020 12:10 pm
Earworms, earworms. For those suffering, I offer what a friend sent me:
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Earworm remedy.jpg
:lol: I am definitely stealing this one.

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#402

Post by KayW » Wed Jul 22, 2020 8:43 pm

It may be almost too late to post this, but I just finished watching the National Theatre at home production of Amadeus. If I'm doing the time zone math properly (always a big if for me), I think it's streaming only until about noon on 7/23. It's a wonderful production and includes a tiny bit of this week's earworm late in the second act...

https://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/show ... me-amadeus

...The fragment is at roughly 2:28:40 if you don't have time to watch the entire play. But if you have a few hours to spend I recommend it highly.

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#403

Post by SusieG » Wed Jul 22, 2020 10:19 pm

SewYoung wrote:
Mon Jul 20, 2020 10:58 am
BarbaraK wrote:
Mon Jul 20, 2020 8:47 am
For a while there, I was wondering if this was April Fools Day and the correct answer was NONSENSE - because that's all I was finding, and it certainly describes some lyrics.

While scouring the grid, I did spot this shoutout to our hosts

WSJ in WSJ.jpg
I was going to submit NONSENSE at the last minute if I never figured it out. I didn't figure it out, but I forgot to submit.
That one occurred to me, as did ASSININE (I realize I included an extra S). :roll:

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#404

Post by DrTom » Wed Jul 22, 2020 10:35 pm

Wow, be careful what you wish for. I said I needed to get rid of "Twinkle, Twinkle - ABC - BAH BAH - etc." and Joe Ross sent me "It's a Small World After All"!!! In the words of Daffy Duck, "You're deshpicable". I have pushed BirdLives's Q-Tip entirely through to the other side and I can still hear the little people sing (and it is not the song of angry men, nor the music of a people who will not be slaves to a META again!)

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#405

Post by Al Sisti » Wed Jul 22, 2020 11:17 pm

DrTom wrote:
Wed Jul 22, 2020 10:35 pm
Wow, be careful what you wish for. I said I needed to get rid of "Twinkle, Twinkle - ABC - BAH BAH - etc." and Joe Ross sent me "It's a Small World After All"!!! In the words of Daffy Duck, "You're deshpicable". I have pushed BirdLives's Q-Tip entirely through to the other side and I can still hear the little people sing (and it is not the song of angry men, nor the music of a people who will not be slaves to a META again!)
Ah, my favorite all time musical (Les Mis)... don't mind that earworm, although it's gonna require a lot more Q-tips to push Hamilton out of my head.

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#406

Post by DrTom » Thu Jul 23, 2020 9:49 am

Al Sisti wrote:
Wed Jul 22, 2020 11:17 pm
DrTom wrote:
Wed Jul 22, 2020 10:35 pm
Wow, be careful what you wish for. I said I needed to get rid of "Twinkle, Twinkle - ABC - BAH BAH - etc." and Joe Ross sent me "It's a Small World After All"!!! In the words of Daffy Duck, "You're deshpicable". I have pushed BirdLives's Q-Tip entirely through to the other side and I can still hear the little people sing (and it is not the song of angry men, nor the music of a people who will not be slaves to a META again!)
Ah, my favorite all time musical (Les Mis)... don't mind that earworm, although it's gonna require a lot more Q-tips to push Hamilton out of my head.
Well then you'll recognize this slightly modified prelude to our own "Les Miserables":

Look down, look down
Look down and then across
The clue is there
I think that I’m just lost…


I dreamed a dream of weeks gone by
When I had solved the META problem
No taking hints upon the sly
My friends; did not involve them....


Master of the grid, keeper of the zoo
Ready to relieve 'em of a soul or two
Toughening up the clues, making up the weight
Pickin' on their brain cells til they can't see straight
Everybody loves a crossword
Everybody's secret drug
I do whatever pleases
Jesus! They won’t ever get a mug!...

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#407

Post by Al Sisti » Thu Jul 23, 2020 9:54 am

DrTom wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 9:49 am
Al Sisti wrote:
Wed Jul 22, 2020 11:17 pm
DrTom wrote:
Wed Jul 22, 2020 10:35 pm
Wow, be careful what you wish for. I said I needed to get rid of "Twinkle, Twinkle - ABC - BAH BAH - etc." and Joe Ross sent me "It's a Small World After All"!!! In the words of Daffy Duck, "You're deshpicable". I have pushed BirdLives's Q-Tip entirely through to the other side and I can still hear the little people sing (and it is not the song of angry men, nor the music of a people who will not be slaves to a META again!)
Ah, my favorite all time musical (Les Mis)... don't mind that earworm, although it's gonna require a lot more Q-tips to push Hamilton out of my head.
Well then you'll recognize this slightly modified prelude to our own "Les Miserables":

Look down, look down
Look down and then across
The clue is there
I think that I’m just lost…


I dreamed a dream of weeks gone by
When I had solved the META problem
No taking hints upon the sly
My friends; did not involve them....


Master of the grid, keeper of the zoo
Ready to relieve 'em of a soul or two
Toughening up the clues, making up the weight
Pickin' on their brain cells til they can't see straight
Everybody loves a crossword
Everybody's secret drug
I do whatever pleases
Jesus! They won’t ever get a mug!...
Really clever, and you definitely had me singing it/them in my head... nice job!

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#408

Post by BarbaraK » Thu Jul 23, 2020 10:16 am

DrTom wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 9:49 am
Well then you'll recognize this slightly modified prelude to our own "Les Miserables":

Look down, look down
Look down and then across
The clue is there
I think that I’m just lost…


I dreamed a dream of weeks gone by
When I had solved the META problem
No taking hints upon the sly
My friends; did not involve them....


Master of the grid, keeper of the zoo
Ready to relieve 'em of a soul or two
Toughening up the clues, making up the weight
Pickin' on their brain cells til they can't see straight
Everybody loves a crossword
Everybody's secret drug
I do whatever pleases
Jesus! They won’t ever get a mug!...
This is awesome! I love it!!

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#409

Post by DrTom » Thu Jul 23, 2020 12:38 pm

I think Sir Andrew would forgive me, and at least the lyrics are not puzzling!

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#410

Post by Al Sisti » Thu Jul 23, 2020 1:44 pm

DrTom wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 12:38 pm
I think Sir Andrew would forgive me, and at least the lyrics are not puzzling!
Sir Andrew probably couldn't care less. This one is by Schönberg and Boublil‎, who also did "Miss Saigon;" my second favorite musical. They also wrote one called "Martin Guerre," which -- except for Kismet -- might be the worst musical ever. Wel-l-l, maybe "Cannibal: The Musical," by the creators of South Park.

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#411

Post by DrTom » Thu Jul 23, 2020 2:43 pm

Well I'll be darned, I (apparently like many people) associate Les Mis with SALW and was surprised when I looked that he was not. But, I'm sure he would care and I am expecting his call any minute now to tell me he would like to do a musical called Le Meta with the tunes I adapted. It will star Matt Gaffney as Jabber, Mike Schenk as Jester of the House and Al Sisti as Job Well Done....can't wait for the rehearsals.

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#412

Post by DrTom » Thu Jul 23, 2020 2:59 pm

Oh and of course Joe would play Merry Ross.....

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#413

Post by KayW » Thu Jul 23, 2020 4:38 pm

Al Sisti wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 1:44 pm
DrTom wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 12:38 pm
I think Sir Andrew would forgive me, and at least the lyrics are not puzzling!
Sir Andrew probably couldn't care less. This one is by Schönberg and Boublil‎, who also did "Miss Saigon;" my second favorite musical. They also wrote one called "Martin Guerre," which -- except for Kismet -- might be the worst musical ever. Wel-l-l, maybe "Cannibal: The Musical," by the creators of South Park.
How did I ever miss Cannibal: the Musical?! I am definitely checking that out...

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#414

Post by Joe Ross » Thu Jul 23, 2020 4:40 pm

DrTom wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 2:59 pm
Oh and of course Joe would play Merry Ross.....
I have a sister, Mary, but she can't carry a tune in a bucket.

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#415

Post by DrTom » Fri Jul 24, 2020 7:51 am

Joe Ross wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 4:40 pm
DrTom wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 2:59 pm
Oh and of course Joe would play Merry Ross.....
I have a sister, Mary, but she can't carry a tune in a bucket.
I love to break into song, but several have pointed out that if I had the right key I wouldn't have to break in.....

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#416

Post by MajordomoTom » Fri Jul 24, 2020 5:40 pm

You can tune a piano, but you can't tuna fish.
"Lots of planets have a North", the Ninth Doctor.

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