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Re: Desert Power

Postby Graham » 28 Nov 2012, 16:46

Also, there's one kind of cute bit of lyrical cleverness I'm especially proud of :)
Can you guess?
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Re: Desert Power

Postby Under_Score » 28 Nov 2012, 18:58

Is it... "Two mics open, yo, QWOP and Derp. Ready for your call if the bussing soundboard works?" Seems like a clever reference to the call-in style of the QWOPline and the Derpline, as well as the Skype audio mishaps.
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Re: Desert Power

Postby empath » 28 Nov 2012, 19:55

*checks own previous post*

:shock:

...why did I confuse Johnny for Ian? Huh. Weird; maybe I was still a little dazed after a really hellish day at work (first appreciable snowfall forecasted so the local media got all doomsday'ish, and subsequently you saw HUGE amounts of gullible people in the store stocking up for the End Times. :roll: )

Funny that I'm more lucid now past midnight than I was in the early evening. :P

ANYWAYS, I've managed to get theE video to keep re-playing automatically; all is good. :mrgreen:

(and I've got the next four days off - you MIGHT find "Desert Power" is gonna end up as the Escapist's most played video, soon :twisted:)


ADDENDUM: "lyrical cleverness"...it's in the stinger, isn't it? ;)

Nah, I'm enclined to agree with Under_Score...
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Re: Desert Power

Postby Graham » 28 Nov 2012, 20:28

It's actually a much more simple turn of phrase I'm pleased with.
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Re: Desert Power

Postby sasparilla » 28 Nov 2012, 20:40

"Chat, I'll see you in the morning"?
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Re: Desert Power

Postby empath » 28 Nov 2012, 20:54

"Someone new comes - better take 'em To The Store"?

"No Matt should have all this glower"? (although it was already discussed earlier...)

"With drivers crashing left and right, but mostly right..."?


Or is it "Four-hundred and forty thousand bucks" ;)
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Re: Desert Power

Postby Vigafre » 28 Nov 2012, 21:42

empath wrote:"With drivers crashing left and right, but mostly right..."?

I'm inclined to think it's this or the following line.
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Re: Desert Power

Postby Graham » 28 Nov 2012, 21:42

"Auction light's on, there's lots to behold."


LOTS.



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Re: Desert Power

Postby Vigafre » 28 Nov 2012, 22:28

I can say with authority that I never would have picked up on that.
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Re: Desert Power

Postby empath » 29 Nov 2012, 05:43

Oooo; nice double entendre!

I'm sure would've gotten to that if I hadn't fallen asleep! :)

(and ironically, you are probably asleep as I post this. :D )
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Re: Desert Power

Postby AdmiralMemo » 29 Nov 2012, 07:15

Graham: You are too subtle or something, as I got the "auction lots" meaning before the "lots of stuff" meaning. :D
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Re: Desert Power

Postby Pikachaos » 29 Nov 2012, 08:23

PUNS!!!!! :D Yes.
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Re: Desert Power

Postby Geoff_B » 29 Nov 2012, 08:51

I want to horrible pun foul... but it's Graham... what to do what to do what to do...

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Re: Desert Power

Postby PlasmaCow » 29 Nov 2012, 11:48

Is there actually a gif for strike two?

empath wrote:"Four-hundred and forty thousand bucks" ;)
the opening of that line sounds very muffled to me, the "four" can barely be heard in the mix to my ears.
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Re: Desert Power

Postby empath » 29 Nov 2012, 12:45

There is - if you punish Geoff, he might share it with you (there's even a 'strike three' one).

And yeah, the backing vocal line (or whatever that term is) IS rather distorted and I really only twigged on what it's supposed to be due to context - sounds like "-hundred and forty thousand bucks" :?

But, there's plenty of awesome mainstream songs out there with muffled or hard to hear lyrics. *cough-cough-kissthisguy-wrappeduplikeadouche-cough-cough*
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Re: Desert Power

Postby Dominic Appleguard » 29 Nov 2012, 13:26

I don't honestly know what "kissthisguy" is a reference to.
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Re: Desert Power

Postby empath » 29 Nov 2012, 13:38

Arguably the most famous (and common) misheard lyric - "'scuse me while I kiss the sky" from Jimi Hendrix's Purple Haze.

Technically, it's even a little before MY time, so you can be forgiven. ;)
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Re: Desert Power

Postby Under_Score » 29 Nov 2012, 13:58

That line (in Desert Power) messes me up for a different reason. After "power," "glower" and "shower", I'm expecting "dollars", because it's closer to rhyming than "bucks".
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Re: Desert Power

Postby Graham » 29 Nov 2012, 14:13

Following the convention of the original, it doesn't rhyme.

The original line is "21st Century Schizoid Man"... which I never knew until looking up the lyrics.
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Re: Desert Power

Postby Valliac » 29 Nov 2012, 14:39

empath wrote:"Four-hundred and forty thousand bucks" ;)


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Re: Desert Power

Postby Geoff_B » 29 Nov 2012, 16:04

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Re: Desert Power

Postby empath » 29 Nov 2012, 18:22

Meh; I'm not Geoff - I'm not psychically wounded by puns...


...I REVEL IN THEM. :twisted:

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Re: Desert Power

Postby Metcarfre » 29 Nov 2012, 19:50

I like how the original lyric...
So goodnight cruel world I'll see you in the mornin'


worked in perfectly to this.

Also, great, now I'm on a YT rap loop.
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Re: Desert Power

Postby Valliac » 30 Nov 2012, 01:11



OH WE'RE BACK TO THIS, AGAIN, ARE WE?

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Re: Desert Power

Postby Timelady » 30 Nov 2012, 19:53

Graham wrote:Following the convention of the original, it doesn't rhyme.

The original line is "21st Century Schizoid Man"... which I never knew until looking up the lyrics.


It's a sample from the 70's prog rock song of the same name by King Crimson. Which, weirdly enough, I just discovered and started listening to less than a week before Desert Power came out. (Which is mildly amusing to only myself, probably. :P )
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