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Re: From E-Hell Blog: Do People Listen To The Lyrics?
« Reply #225 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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« Reply #226 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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Re: From E-Hell Blog: Do People Listen To The Lyrics?
« Reply #227 on: June 03, 2013, 09:32:18 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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« Reply #228 on: June 04, 2013, 10:08:12 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."

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Re: From E-Hell Blog: Do People Listen To The Lyrics?
« Reply #229 on: June 04, 2013, 10:49:28 AM »
A couple of people thought one of our wedding songs in the church was a bit strange:

Plaisir D'amour

 The joy of love is but a moment long;
The pain of love endures a whole life long.
Your eyes kissed mine; I saw the love in them shine;
You brought me heaven right then when your eyes kissed mine.
My love loves me, and all the wonders I see;
A rainbow shines in my window; my love loves me.
But now he's gone, like a dream that fades into dawn,
But the words stay locked in my heartstrings, "My love loves me."
The joy of love is but a moment long,
The pain of love endures a whole life long.

...and I suppose to some it would be a bit maudlin.  However, it was an acknowledgement that love isn't just sunshine and roses, that marriage was about the pain of love, and enduring, as well.  Plus, we'd had a long-distance relationship for the first year, so knew the pain of missing someone when they were away.
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Re: From E-Hell Blog: Do People Listen To The Lyrics?
« Reply #230 on: June 04, 2013, 02:04:23 PM »
A couple of people thought one of our wedding songs in the church was a bit strange:

Plaisir D'amour

The joy of love is but a moment long;
The pain of love endures a whole life long.
Your eyes kissed mine; I saw the love in them shine;
You brought me heaven right then when your eyes kissed mine.
My love loves me, and all the wonders I see;
A rainbow shines in my window; my love loves me.
But now he's gone, like a dream that fades into dawn,
But the words stay locked in my heartstrings, "My love loves me."
The joy of love is but a moment long,
The pain of love endures a whole life long.

...and I suppose to some it would be a bit maudlin.  However, it was an acknowledgement that love isn't just sunshine and roses, that marriage was about the pain of love, and enduring, as well.  Plus, we'd had a long-distance relationship for the first year, so knew the pain of missing someone when they were away.

Well, "Plaisir d'amour" is also a French song which is about a man singing about his ungrateful love, Sylvia, because she took another lover. I could understand why people might be confused for that reason, but I think that the song you used is lovely. I'm glad you could find something you both loved.


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Re: From E-Hell Blog: Do People Listen To The Lyrics?
« Reply #231 on: June 08, 2013, 10:05:59 PM »
When we got married in a British regisrty office, we were told we could have any song not normally played in a religious setting as our tune and I  so wanted to play "Paranoid" by Black Sabbath..

Fortunatly good taste got the better of me.
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Re: From E-Hell Blog: Do People Listen To The Lyrics?
« Reply #232 on: June 14, 2013, 01:15:36 AM »
Worst aisle entrance song I ever heard: "Lady Marmalade".  It's basically about a man who is successfully solicited by, well, a lady of the first profession.  There are some pretty explicit lyrics but they're in French.

I kind of sat there with my eyes bugging out, thinking: "sweet cherry tomatoes!  Please let me be the only person in this hall who understands French!"  If I wasn't, nobody else let on.

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« Reply #233 on: June 18, 2013, 09:59:42 AM »
Oh sweet heavens! I would be so trying not to burst into hysterical laughter!

Nothing like walking down the aisle to music boldly soliciting.
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« Reply #234 on: July 10, 2013, 11:03:21 PM »
My cousin and his wife chose 'Baby Got Back' for their first dance because, to use their words, it was a song that followed them throughout their relationship - it was playing the first time they met, when my cousin asked her out, in the car on their first date. It was fun watching them try to slow dance to it!

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Re: From E-Hell Blog: Do People Listen To The Lyrics?
« Reply #235 on: July 13, 2013, 03:29:33 PM »
My cousin and his wife chose 'Baby Got Back' for their first dance because, to use their words, it was a song that followed them throughout their relationship - it was playing the first time they met, when my cousin asked her out, in the car on their first date. It was fun watching them try to slow dance to it!
There is a mellow, slow version of it - can't remember who sings it. I heard it one night as background music at a bar/restaurant. I kind of like it.  ;D

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Re: From E-Hell Blog: Do People Listen To The Lyrics?
« Reply #236 on: July 14, 2013, 02:15:44 AM »
My cousin and his wife chose 'Baby Got Back' for their first dance because, to use their words, it was a song that followed them throughout their relationship - it was playing the first time they met, when my cousin asked her out, in the car on their first date. It was fun watching them try to slow dance to it!
There is a mellow, slow version of it - can't remember who sings it. I heard it one night as background music at a bar/restaurant. I kind of like it.  ;D

That sounds really great! I'll have to look that one up, thanks.

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« Reply #237 on: July 14, 2013, 05:29:15 PM »
There is a lounge version of it done by Richard Cheese.  He does lounge versions of some of the most insane music imaginable.

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Re: From E-Hell Blog: Do People Listen To The Lyrics?
« Reply #238 on: July 14, 2013, 07:39:19 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...

Here you go: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OkphRouMbBg
A less painful version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGL96G5Ai-w

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Re: From E-Hell Blog: Do People Listen To The Lyrics?
« Reply #239 on: October 11, 2013, 03:42:36 AM »
My cousin and his wife chose 'Baby Got Back' for their first dance because, to use their words, it was a song that followed them throughout their relationship - it was playing the first time they met, when my cousin asked her out, in the car on their first date. It was fun watching them try to slow dance to it!
There is a mellow, slow version of it - can't remember who sings it. I heard it one night as background music at a bar/restaurant. I kind of like it.  ;D
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That sounds really great! I'll have to look that one up, thanks.