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Cat-Fu

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Re: From E-Hell Blog: Do People Listen To The Lyrics?
« Reply #210 on: January 28, 2013, 12:21:17 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 #211 on: January 28, 2013, 10:31:07 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 #212 on: January 28, 2013, 11:01:18 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...
The lady's name is Iris DeMent. . .

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« Reply #213 on: January 29, 2013, 04:47:13 PM »
Thank you :-)
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« Reply #214 on: February 03, 2013, 10:23:28 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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« Reply #215 on: February 27, 2013, 11:14:01 AM »
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 #216 on: February 27, 2013, 11:35:31 AM »
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 #217 on: March 04, 2013, 12:30:00 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 #218 on: March 04, 2013, 08:51:03 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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« Reply #219 on: March 16, 2013, 09:46:00 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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« Reply #220 on: May 07, 2013, 10:01:16 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 #221 on: May 08, 2013, 01:13:47 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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« Reply #222 on: May 09, 2013, 11:56:05 AM »
^ 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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Re: From E-Hell Blog: Do People Listen To The Lyrics?
« Reply #223 on: June 03, 2013, 08:32:18 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!

So is Rockelbel's Canon:

http://youtu.be/LV5_xj_yuhs
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Re: From E-Hell Blog: Do People Listen To The Lyrics?
« Reply #224 on: June 04, 2013, 09:08:12 AM »
There are two unconventional/obscure songs that (when) DP and I can get legally married, I want played. Yes, we've had two small wedding ceremonies. No, that doesn't mean that I can't have a 'real' one when it's legal, and darn it, I want one where I don't have to do anything but be the bride on my wedding day for once!

One is the James Taylor song "New Hymn" - http://www.lyricsfreak.com/j/james+taylor/new+hymn_20069195.html
It's sort of an invocation to all the power of the world - God, science, love, life. Makes me cry, often, hearing it - it's just so powerful.

The other one is really light hearted, and lovely, and was what I thought of when DP gave me my engagement ring. She had a really hard time affording anything, and then stumbled into a sale and was able to buy me *two* of the same ring (it's a tiny eternity set, 1/4 carat total each, but with two soldered together it goes from 'tiny ring' to something really magnificent - a metaphor for marriage if I've ever heard one!). It's called "Cracker Jack Ring", by a family friend, Pierce Pettis. http://www.newreleasetuesday.com/lyricsdetail.php?lyrics_id=50719

My favorite part?

"I worked a whole year Ė toil, sweat and tears, and I sold my red Trans Am,
Baby, I donít mind Ė Iíd do it anytime, just to put that ring on your hand,
Itís just a little stone, and donít think I donít know you could do a lot better than me,
Iím such a lucky guy and, baby, that is why that ainít no cracker jack ring."