May 15, 2004

Songs & Games

Even tho I got his name wrong the first time I linked him, Jeff Goldstein gets the fact that the word I use to identify myself need not be capitalized. Anywhom, he's still doing the talking back to music thing, most recently to a song I don't remember hearing. Another form of musical entertainment showed up in the comments is the practice of singing one song's lyrics to another's tune. This one has a lot of possibilities simply because almost everything we sing is built around one or another standard meter.

One of the things I play with is exploring the possibilities if the circumstances behind a song had been different. Consider, for example, if Jim Reeves had not in fact been a gentleman.

Put your sweet lips a little closer to the phone,
Let's pretend that we're together all alone.
I'll tell the man to turn the jukebox way down low,
And you can tell your friend there with you that if he is still
in my house when I gets home I'm agonna
blow his frimping head off

Posted by triticale at May 15, 2004 10:32 PM
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