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Old 07-21-2010, 11:41 AM   #61
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Anyone ever heard of the Decemberists? My apologies ahead of time for the blips in the video.




I'm a huge music fan and always have been ever since I was a wee wittle wun. I'm 35 now and try to keep up with music just as much as I did when I was 18.
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Old 07-21-2010, 12:42 PM   #62
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Anyone ever heard of the Decemberists? My apologies ahead of time for the blips in the video.
Oh! I do so love traditional music made fresh:



And if you need the lyrics:

A dragon has come to our village today
We have asked him to leave, but he won't go away
Now he's met with our king, and they've made out a deal
No homes will he burn, and no crops will he steal

Now there is but one catch, we dislike it a bunch
twice a year he invites him a virgin to lunch
we have no other choice, so the deal we'll respect
we can't help but wonder and pause to reflect

Do virgins taste better than those who are not?
Are they salty or sweet or more juicy or what?
Do you savor them slowly, gulp them down on the spot?
Do virgins taste better than those who are not?

Now we'd like to be shed you, and many have tried.
But no one can get through your thick scaly hide.
We hope that some day, some brave knight will come by.
'Cause we can't wait around 'til you're too fat to fly.

Now you have such good taste in your women for sure
They always are pretty, always are pure
But you're notion of dining it makes us all flinch
You're favorite entree is barbecued wench (mine too!)

Do virgins taste better than those who are not?
Are they salty or sweet or more juicy or what?
Do you savor them slowly, gulp them down on the spot?
Do virgins taste better than those who are not?

Now I found a solution, it works out so neat
If you insist on nothing but virgins to eat
No more will our number ever grow small
We'll simply make sure theres no virgins at all

Do virgins taste better than those who are not?
Are they salty or sweet or more juicy or what?
Do you savor them slowly, gulp them down on the spot?
Do virgins taste better than those who are not?

Now, I am a dragon, please listen to me
For I'm misunderstood to a dreadful degree.
This ecology needs me and I know my place,
But I'm fighting extinction with all of my race.

Well, I came to this village to better my health
Which is shockingly poor, despite all my wealth.
But I get no assistance and no sympathy,
Just impertinent questioning shouted at me.

Yes, virgins taste better than those who are not.
But my favorite snack food with peril is fraught.
For my teeth will decay and my trim go to pot.
Yet virgins taste better than those who are not.

Well, I'm really quite good almost all through the year.
Vegetarian ways are now mine out of fear.
But a birthday needs sweets as I'm sure you'll agree.
And barbecued wench tastes like candy to me!

As it happens our interests are almost the same.
For I'm really quite skillful at managing game.
If I ate just your men, would your excess decline?
Of course not, the rest would just make better time

Yes, virgins taste better than those who are not
But my favorite snack food with peril is fraught.
For my teeth will decay and my trim go to pot.
Yet virgins taste better than those who are not.

But the number of babies a woman can bear
Has a limit, and that's why my pruning's done there.
Yet an orphan's a sad sight and so when I munch.
I'm careful to take only virgins for lunch.

And then there is the Dragon's response:

The Dragon's Retorte (original version)

by Claire Stephens McMurray

Now, I am a dragon. Please listen to me
For I'm misunderstood to a dreadful degree.
This ecology needs me and I know my place.
But I'm fighting extinction with all of my race.


Well, I came to this village to better my health
Which is shockingly poor, despite all my wealth.
But I get no assistance and no sympathy,
Just impertinent questioning shouted at me.


Yessss, virgins taste better than those who are not.
But my favorite snack food with peril is fraught.
For my teeth will decay and my trim go to pot.
Yet virgins taste better than those who are not.


Now, we Worms are deep thinkers; at science we shine,
But our world's complicated with every new line.
We must quit all the things that we've done since the Flood
Like, lying on gold couches poisons our blood!


Well, I'm really quite good almost all through the year.
Vegetarian ways are now mine out of fear.
But a birthday needs sweets as I'm sure you'll agree.
And barbecued wench tastes like candy to me!


As it happens our interests are almost the same.
For I'm really quite skillful at managing game.
If I ate just your men, would your excess decline?
Of course not, the rest would just make better time


But the number of babies a woman can bear
Has a limit, and that's why my prunings done there.
Yet an orphan's a sad sight and so when I munch.
I'm careful to take out a virgin for lunch
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What a fun song, Ron!
Here's another one that you may like, currently getting a lot of airplay on Sirius: Alt Nation.

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Alison Krauss - Down in the River

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My girlfriend loves the Brobdingnagian Bards, and that's the exact song she put on for me to listen to the lyrics of while we were on vacation last month. It's pretty good driving through Ireland music.
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Now, that's what I'm talking about!
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Okay, just keep it up and I'll post something by the Electric Amish and crash this thread! Sheeesh!
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Oh! Double score! This is from Homer's Odyssey told in a fresh new way, O Brother, Where Art Thou?.
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I am so out of touch with the new stuff....I guess I am an oldie.
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I am so out of touch with the new stuff....I guess I am an oldie.
Nah...I remember you liked this one I posted before quite well. U2's 2009 song "Get On Your Boots"

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Beautiful song and sentiment....thanks Ron.

Purron...you're right, maybe there's hope for me yet.
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That Afro Celt Sound System is great, thanks for the links Audrey! If you haven't heard them, Celtic Cross was awesome (a world-music inspired psy-chill collaboration album between Simon Posford, Martin Glover and Saul Davies):

Simon does great psy-chill as Shpongle, this is one of my favorite tracks from them:

SomaFM has some great chill and downtempo channels.
Thanks for the selections and the links! I will pursue further...

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Modern music? Okay. Is that what this is?

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