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February 27th, 2007


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10:13 am - how has this joke not been done before?
The Fung Wah bus has a ready-made advertising campaign, you know. The jingle can be this absolutely fabulous Dylan tune:
If your memory serves you well
We were going to meet again and wait
So I'm going to unpack all my things
And sit before it gets too late

No man alive will come to you
With another tale to tell
But you know that we shall meet again
If your memory serves you well

This wheel's on fire,
Rolling down the road
Best notify my next of kin
This wheel shall explode
Man, when I get home I'm so hitting up $ONLINE_MUSIC_FINDY_THINGY and grabbing all the versions I can find, from Dylan's tapes to Siouxsie to Adrian Edmonson.

Ask me sometime about my binge yesterday where I tried to get as many copies of The Hawaiian War Chant as I could, and ended up with this incredibly awesome Kenny Ball & His Jazzmen version.

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From:derspatchel
Date:February 27th, 2007 03:43 pm (UTC)
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i wil get both and send ut hem copis k
From:eclecticavatar
Date:February 27th, 2007 03:46 pm (UTC)
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Ah, Ab Fab...
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From:derspatchel
Date:February 27th, 2007 03:58 pm (UTC)
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Should we finish off the beluga or should we have some smoked salmon nibbly things?
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From:derspatchel
Date:February 27th, 2007 03:52 pm (UTC)

Re: like a tropical storm that's the way it hit

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I grabbed about five or six from iTunes and other places. I do this often with songs I like.

There were way too many watery-down jazz versions on iTunes but some swinging ones; I like the ones without lyrics the best, but Ella Fitzgerald does a decent version. Kenny Ball, however, did this rippin' hot trad arrange with screaming clarinets and an Buddy Rich-esque pounding drumbeat and, of course, a section in a minor key with gives it this Arabesque flavor, and it's my favorite.

Actually, my favorite of all time is the Spike Jones version ("As the sun pulls away from the shore, and our boat sinks slowly in the west...") but apparently Spike recorded several versions, and the one I like best (involving gurgling the tune and the preamble above) wasn't the version iTunes had, so I'm still searching for that one.
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From:bedfull_o_books
Date:February 27th, 2007 03:58 pm (UTC)

Re: like a tropical storm that's the way it hit

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I think I have that version on vinyl. I'll check if that will help you.
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From:lexinatrix
Date:February 27th, 2007 04:02 pm (UTC)
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I'm pretty sure the Hawaiian War Chant I learned in my 20 years of performing Polynesian dance isn't the same one you're referencing. =)
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From:derspatchel
Date:February 27th, 2007 04:07 pm (UTC)
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I bet it's the same tune; the original melody was written in 1860 by a Hawaiian prince and completely different English lyrics were added in the 30s.
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From:lexinatrix
Date:February 27th, 2007 04:18 pm (UTC)
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The one I know is in Hawaiian, and I've no idea what it means, even though I could sing it, if asked. It's an upbeat, fast-paced tune, but pretty short.
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From:phonemonkey
Date:February 27th, 2007 04:07 pm (UTC)
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Crap, did it happen again then?!
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From:derspatchel
Date:February 27th, 2007 05:17 pm (UTC)
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TINY WOLVIES IS NOT LEANRING!



No, and no, I didn't go on the bus. I just had A ThoughtTM, that's all.

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