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Post by Gill the Piano » 20 Nov 2014, 18:55

Went to a customer's house today and she has the Westminster chimes doorbell. So now I've had Wings' 'Let 'em In' going round and round and round and round and round and round...
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Gill the Piano wrote:Went to a customer's house today and she has the Westminster chimes doorbell. So now I've had Wings' 'Let 'em In' going round and round and round and round and round and round...
George and Mildred had the same doorbell that was used on Let Em In.
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Post by dave brum » 29 Nov 2014, 12:37

Martha and the Muffins 'Echo Beach', from 9 to 5 I have to spend my time at work, my job is very boring I'm an office clerk.....
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Post by Gill the Piano » 29 Nov 2014, 19:19

'O Christmas Tree'. Have to play it tomorrow, can't find the music in a carol book but HAVE got it (as the Red Flag) in The Communist Songbook. I'm going to leave it prominently on the music stand and see who reacts first...I think communists are usually shot on sight in Maidenhead.
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Post by dave brum » 29 Nov 2014, 19:46

Oddly enough, I was trying to sightread it earlier today from the John Thompson First Christmas Tunes ('O Tannenbaum') but I had to break it down into LH RH and put the two together as it was a little difficult. Yet I should not have had any trouble playing The Red Flag, I am a former member of the Labour Party after all!

We had the Labour Party Songbook in the shop this year, containing the sheet music for the Red Flag and many other folk songs from around Britain and songs popular with the working classes at the time of publication.

I did say to my wife at that pub in Hambleden when you were ordering the food that if word got out there was a left-wing adversary - from Birmingham of all places - in the village gastropub, we'd never leave it alive...
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Post by Gill the Piano » 29 Nov 2014, 20:46

The real locals would be cheering from the rooftops; the stockbrokers and systems analysts, however...
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Post by Gill the Piano » 29 Nov 2014, 20:46

The real locals would be cheering from the rooftops; the Londoner stockbrokers and systems analysts, however...
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Post by dave brum » 30 Nov 2014, 17:59

Today it was 'Big Ted' by the Incredible String Band. I came downstairs and my wife had it on the CD player. It's about a karma pig.
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Post by Gill the Piano » 30 Nov 2014, 19:30

Give up, what's a karma pig?
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Post by dave brum » 30 Nov 2014, 20:26

More like a much loved boar whose death is lamented in the song and much is elaborated on what 'Big Ted' may be reincarnated as, possibly a 'moo cow'??

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=opYiUmSFv24

Not your usual M meets F type pop song.
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Post by Gill the Piano » 30 Nov 2014, 20:52

Now my NEW pooter won't give any sound on You Tube. Rant. Must be ME, not the machine...
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Post by dave brum » 01 Dec 2014, 07:25

Have you tried going into the sound module on your PC? (usually in the toolbar on bottom right) or accessing it via Control Panel?? Failing that if it's just for Youtube, at the bottom of the standard video player there is a sound control icon you need to look out for that sometimes mutes itself.
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Post by dave brum » 01 Dec 2014, 09:08

I think it might be 'Afternoons and Coffeespoons' by the Crash Test Dummies from 1994 today as I found this CD downstairs which was unmarked, so I've just put it on and that's what was on it. Must have been quite old as I gave up on pop music months ago.....

UPDATE the computer data tells me the mix was done in January 14 but it wasn't a very good mix. Iron Maiden follows Enigma 'Sadeness part 1'. Like a bad Yorkshire pudding mix. In fact I think that's what I'll call it.
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Post by dave brum » 01 Dec 2014, 09:24

...and in 'Big Ted' the pig doesn't actually die of natural causes. It gets sold to the butcher because farmer needs the money.
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Post by Gill the Piano » 01 Dec 2014, 20:45

I've now got the Red Flag on continuous loop in my head. And having played the poxy thing yesterday, the carol book with it in arrived this morning. :roll:
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Post by Feg » 02 Dec 2014, 11:19

Beethoven's Romance for Violin in G Major :)

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Post by Gill the Piano » 02 Dec 2014, 17:24

There's posh! Can you play it? :sad: :piano;
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Post by dave brum » 02 Dec 2014, 20:43

I Got Spurs That Jingle Jangle Jingle, made famous by Gene Autry, Tex Ritter etc. Oh, and Marching Strings again. That's the old Top Of The Form theme again.
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Post by Gill the Piano » 03 Dec 2014, 17:57

Don't know the Rex Titter one but I'm not going to listen to it in case I get it as an earworm...
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Post by dave brum » 03 Dec 2014, 18:07

Twisted lyrics, I got sperm that jingle.....
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Post by Feg » 03 Dec 2014, 18:47

Gill the Piano wrote:There's posh! Can you play it? :sad: :piano;
Yes, badly :sad: :piano;

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Post by Gill the Piano » 04 Dec 2014, 17:46

Yep, I'm in that club too, Feg...
Today's earworm is a John Rutter jobbie that I have to play for a choir. And it sounds so very very similar to another JR carol that I'm worried I might launch into that one instead. I think he's running out of ideas!
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Post by dave brum » 05 Dec 2014, 21:49

I've got my beer in the sideboard, you know. Only because the Chas and Dave Christmas Jamboree was put out in the shop today. Wouldn't mind but there's absolutely nothing connected with Christmas or the season on it. Just a couple of Essex boys singing in loud Essex accents.
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Post by Gill the Piano » 06 Dec 2014, 18:47

I do like 'Rabbit' - I think it's very clever. I have a couple of C&D LPs somewhere...
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Post by dave brum » 13 Dec 2014, 15:52

Must be a reason why I'm King Of My Castle by Wamdue Project. Must be a reason.
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Because you're King of your castle?
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Gill the Piano wrote:Because you're King of your castle?
No, it has been attacked by fascist forces :?
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Post by dave brum » 15 Dec 2014, 21:09

The chances of anything coming from Mars.....

Got it on now. The original version with Richard Burton and Justin Hayward.
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Post by Gill the Piano » 16 Dec 2014, 18:01

My friend went up to Brum to see it a week last Friday and took her reluctant achingly cool computer freak of a grandson. He was transfixed and wanted the album and video IMMEDIATELY. I had hitherto believed him bereft of any aesthetic taste at all...amazing.
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Post by dave brum » 16 Dec 2014, 19:21

Today it's been 'Gertcha!'. Would have been ideal to play in the shop on my next mixtape, if only there are references to the use of the expression 'ancient bovine mammal' as a male to female insult, quite common with cockneys apparently. Arthur Daley, E's Alright by The Firm is slightly more PC.

I'm listening to another old chestnut 'Wasted Country' by Gail Anne Dorsey, which I got in a pile of 7 inch singles I won from a competition on now-defunct Radio Wyvern over 25 years ago.
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Post by Gill the Piano » 17 Dec 2014, 17:57

Still on my mind is the Rutter carol I should have played at the concert last Thursday but didn't because some stupid mother didn't keep her sick sprog away from me. Grr.
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Gill the Piano wrote: Grr.
You mean 'GEEEEEERTCHA!!!!
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Post by Gill the Piano » 18 Dec 2014, 18:25

Precisely. Cowson...or should I say caaaaaaaaaaahsun.
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Post by dave brum » 18 Dec 2014, 18:32

I think I'll change my surname, from now on I'll be David Cowson. Not 'cos I've got any more or any less rabbit than Sainsbury's (I've never been sure of the origins of that expression, or whether Sainsburys have demanded any royalty payments from that 'rabbit' song).
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Post by Gill the Piano » 19 Dec 2014, 20:11

Neither have i ever seen rabbit on sale in Sainsbugs.
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Post by dave brum » 20 Dec 2014, 07:09

I couldn't stop singing Jerusalem last night as it was on the tail end of 'Canterbury Cathedral'. In BRITAIN'S green and pleasant land as England has not existed since the Act of Union in 1707, which Scotland voted to keep in September. Still fits, musically.
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Post by dave brum » 29 Dec 2014, 17:32

As a footnote to Jerusalem, it was on Prince William and Princess Catherine's wedding DVD wot I made. Again should have been Britain's green and pleasant land, as his family reign in Scotland, Wales and six Irish counties as well as England - constitutional fact!

Today however it has been 'Working Girl' by Rita Macneill. When it came out, I was a working boy at a cash and carry in Shrewsbury and one of the girls said 'Dave you must hear this song, it was on Top of the Pops last night and it was by Rita McGovern'. I looked all through Our Price for Rita McGovern but to no avail. Then in work it came on Radio Shropshire and Maggie said 'that's the song'. I listened to the deejay afterwards and he said Rita Macneill!
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Post by dave brum » 02 Jan 2015, 20:39

Let's Go Fly A Kite. Mary bleeding Poppins again.
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Post by Feg » 02 Jan 2015, 21:26

Once upon a Dream.........guess who is watching Maleficent again :)

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Post by dave brum » 05 Jan 2015, 22:45

What's In A Kiss by Gilbert O'Sullivan. Which sounds not too dissimilar to that song from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang with .?oops Van Dyke and Sally Anne Howes dressed up as musical boxes.
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Post by Feg » 05 Jan 2015, 23:38

Escape aka the Pina colada song......don't ask

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Post by dave brum » 06 Jan 2015, 07:25

Feg wrote:Escape aka the Pina colada song......don't ask
always reminds me of Jason at school, 'if you like beans and bananas, and getting caught in the rain'. How would you expect working class nine year olds to know what a pina colada is???
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Post by Gill the Piano » 06 Jan 2015, 16:44

Won't hear a word against R. Holmes, esq. - I wrote to his website asking how to get a particular track of his and he sent me a signed CD of it!
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Post by dave brum » 06 Jan 2015, 20:12

That's good. I remember another song of his that went 'Him, Him, Him, what you gonna do about him, you're gonna have to do without him. Or do without Me, Me, Me......it's me or it's him'. That wasn't the track in question was it, Gill??

Wasn't as big a hit (in Britain anyway) as Escape.
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Post by Gill the Piano » 07 Jan 2015, 17:46

No, it was based on Beethoven's seventh symphony - the one Beecham referred to as a load of yaks jumping about.
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Post by dave brum » 07 Jan 2015, 19:09

He should have taken one of his analgesic powders then!!!
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Post by dave brum » 07 Jan 2015, 21:02

You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) - Dear Or Alive. But with Bill Baileys' lyrics: You stitch me right up baby, right up, like a kipper baby, right up up up. And 'The Only Way Is Up' by Yazz.
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Post by Gill the Piano » 08 Jan 2015, 18:46

Blimey surprised you aren't dizzy...
'Calon Lan' doing my head in following Welsh this afternoon.
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Post by dave brum » 08 Jan 2015, 21:04

You lucky old thing, 'doing Welsh'...I'm much closer to the Welsh border than you and I never have a chance to speak it!! :shock: :shock:

You should do a U3A piano learners club. No under 18's guaranteed.

got a really eerie one in my head now, 'Torch' by Soft Cell. With those chord progressions and Marc Almond's slightly off key wail it has to be one of the eeriest songs from the 80s, along with Ghost Town. The antidote to Phil Collins or C*ck aching and Waterman.
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Post by Gill the Piano » 09 Jan 2015, 19:26

I've always liked 'Ghost Town' but never really known why!
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