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Re: From E-Hell Blog: Do People Listen To The Lyrics?
« Reply #210 on: January 21, 2013, 09:34:18 AM »
I could never figure out why couples use Pachelbel's Canon in D for procession music.  Yes, it's pretty--but the poor cellist!

(If you haven't seen Pachelbel's Rant, I can't recommend it enough: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdxkVQy7QLM)

I had that in my wedding because my ex loved it, but when I was growing up, Pachelbel's Canon was used for years in ads for a local substance-abuse rehab center. So I did phone my father to explain why the [Center name] music was going to be in my wedding!  :)
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Re: From E-Hell Blog: Do People Listen To The Lyrics?
« Reply #211 on: January 28, 2013, 12:29:02 PM »
When I walk up the aisle to marry my DF, it will be to a piano-only arrangement by a former keyboardist for Journey, who somehow combined "Don't Stop Believing" with "Here Comes the Bride." It's nice and short and really lovely.

After we are pronounced husband and wife, we're going to have the DJ crank up the chorus of "Don't Stop Believing" because we are totally corny and cheesy. And because it's my first marriage and I'll be a couple months over age 40 when we marry. And I'm just a small town girl and he's just a city boy, after all!

I think our first dance might be to Cheap Trick's "I Want you to Want me" because that's DF's favorite band other than the Ramones and I vetoed dancing to the Ramones for our first dance.  ;D

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Re: From E-Hell Blog: Do People Listen To The Lyrics?
« Reply #212 on: January 28, 2013, 01:21:17 PM »
OK, dish on "Here comes the bride"!

Well, it's a procession to the bridal chamber, so that would have been seen inappropriate. Also, it was a piece for theater, and many churches thought that was making a mockery of holy marriage.

The whole thing about him being one of Hitler's favorite composers didn't help Wagner's image either, though it was hardly his fault.

Well, I would assume it's more the part where the groom ditches the bride (because she asked what his name was) and then she dies of grief that JennJenn is referring to.
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Re: From E-Hell Blog: Do People Listen To The Lyrics?
« Reply #213 on: January 28, 2013, 11:31:07 PM »
My BF & I just decided the other night that, should we ever get married, we must have our first dance be to the John Prine duet "In Spite of Ourselves" :-) We just both like the sweet, campy, disfunctional whimsy of the lyrics.  Unfortunately, I don't know the lady's name who joins him in this song... Hate not giving credit where due, but I can't search and type simult. on my mobile...
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Re: From E-Hell Blog: Do People Listen To The Lyrics?
« Reply #214 on: January 29, 2013, 12:01:18 AM »
My BF & I just decided the other night that, should we ever get married, we must have our first dance be to the John Prine duet "In Spite of Ourselves" :-) We just both like the sweet, campy, disfunctional whimsy of the lyrics.  Unfortunately, I don't know the lady's name who joins him in this song... Hate not giving credit where due, but I can't search and type simult. on my mobile...
The lady's name is Iris DeMent. . .

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Re: From E-Hell Blog: Do People Listen To The Lyrics?
« Reply #215 on: January 29, 2013, 05:47:13 PM »
Thank you :-)
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Re: From E-Hell Blog: Do People Listen To The Lyrics?
« Reply #216 on: February 03, 2013, 11:23:28 AM »
My BF & I just decided the other night that, should we ever get married, we must have our first dance be to the John Prine duet "In Spite of Ourselves" :-) We just both like the sweet, campy, disfunctional whimsy of the lyrics.  Unfortunately, I don't know the lady's name who joins him in this song... Hate not giving credit where due, but I can't search and type simult. on my mobile...

DH's cousin and new wife danced to that at their wedding two years ago, it was cute, and suited them to a t!

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Re: From E-Hell Blog: Do People Listen To The Lyrics?
« Reply #217 on: February 27, 2013, 12:14:01 PM »
Haven't read the whole thread yet, but I wanted to add my wedding songs:

We had a classical guitarist for our ceremony music -

Processional:
Groom: Finally found a Love of a lifetime by Firehouse
Bride: 1,2,3,4, I love you by the plain white T's

Recssional: God only knows by the beachboys

The recessional song would have been our first dance if we had dancing (that or Only fools Rush in by Elvis).

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Re: From E-Hell Blog: Do People Listen To The Lyrics?
« Reply #218 on: February 27, 2013, 12:35:31 PM »
I dance in flash mobs, and I did one recently for a marriage proposal.  We did Pitbull's "Give Me Everything" which has a pretty chorus, but a friend told me later it's about a one-night stand.  Eat to start a future together!

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« Reply #219 on: March 04, 2013, 01:30:00 AM »
What about when people pay attention to only part of the lyrics?  DH and I had our first dance to Edwin McCain's "I'll Be," which to me, is a song about making promises to be there for each other.  I still get misty-eyed when it comes on the radio!  But this part of the chorus:

I'll be your crying shoulder,
I'll be love's suicide
I'll be better when I'm older,
I'll be the greatest fan of your life.

Caused one of my aunts (Fern, incidentally, if you read about her lovely email) to ask my Grandma, "Why are they dancing to a song about SUICIDE?!"  My Grandma and I giggled about it later!

I have been to a few weddings where the HC danced to Boyz II Men's "End of the Road."  That is a breakup song, but it's a great song!

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« Reply #220 on: March 04, 2013, 09:51:03 PM »
I actually almost did this. Not for a wedding, but I only heard the chorus to the Goo Goo Doll's "Slide", which I thought sounded really romantic.



Then I looked up the rest of the words and found out it was a song about teenagers from strict Catholic homes trying to decide what to do about an unplanned pregnancy  :-[

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Re: From E-Hell Blog: Do People Listen To The Lyrics?
« Reply #221 on: March 16, 2013, 10:46:00 AM »
(If you haven't seen Pachelbel's Rant, I can't recommend it enough: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdxkVQy7QLM)

I can't recommend finding a cellist to watch this with enough.  It was sent to me by a dear friend who was one.  It's fall-on-floor funny!

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Re: From E-Hell Blog: Do People Listen To The Lyrics?
« Reply #222 on: May 07, 2013, 11:01:16 PM »
(If you haven't seen Pachelbel's Rant, I can't recommend it enough: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdxkVQy7QLM)

I can't recommend finding a cellist to watch this with enough.  It was sent to me by a dear friend who was one.  It's fall-on-floor funny!


Hahaha I love that rant:"When you walk to school with a cello you're like a wounded gazelle on the Serengeti"

My sister (a vocalist) assures me that ALL musicians hate Pachelbels Canon, not just the cellists. Anything that is played over and over again eventually acquires a certain punitive effect  :P


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Re: From E-Hell Blog: Do People Listen To The Lyrics?
« Reply #223 on: May 08, 2013, 02:13:47 PM »
(If you haven't seen Pachelbel's Rant, I can't recommend it enough: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdxkVQy7QLM)

I can't recommend finding a cellist to watch this with enough.  It was sent to me by a dear friend who was one.  It's fall-on-floor funny!


Hahaha I love that rant:"When you walk to school with a cello you're like a wounded gazelle on the Serengeti"

My sister (a vocalist) assures me that ALL musicians hate Pachelbels Canon, not just the cellists. Anything that is played over and over again eventually acquires a certain punitive effect  :P
Coming from a school with a stronger-than-average traditional music program (we have very large banjo, fiddle, and mandolin classes), it doesn't get as strong hate here simply because when was the last time you ever heard Pachelbel's Canon on the banjo? Though now I kind of want someone to do that...

In that same traditional music program, I've heard several people saying things along the lines of "Someday, I'm going to play Wagon Wheel at my wedding!" which isn't as inappropriate as a lot of the stuff here, but it's still about hitchhiking, losing all your money at poker, and... possibly drugs; I'm not totally sure what the singer is meant to have been doing with the trucker they hitchhiked with.

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Re: From E-Hell Blog: Do People Listen To The Lyrics?
« Reply #224 on: May 09, 2013, 12:56:05 PM »
^ My 2 year old DD LOVES Wagon Wheel (Darius Rucker sings it now).  She like to sing "Rock me Mama" and "hey, Mama rock me" - when she wants *me* to sit and rock with *her*   ;D

Also, just my 2 cents but Lovesong by The Cure is beautiful and definitely a great wedding song!
DD and DH/ I dance to Guns and Roses "Sweet Child O' Mine" all the time, I could see her using that as her Daddy/Daughter dance someday.  She loves it.
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