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What is the biggest brawl size?

I was reminded tonight of a car trip we were taking with Jennifer one time. Brian was playing the Al Green Greatest Hits CD and started singing along with the first track. I use the term "singing" for convenience rather than strict representation.

I'm so TIRED of being alone
I'm so TIRED of on my own
won't you help me girl
just as soon as you ca-a-an.

He stopped the CD and explained the obvious--that while this song was fun to sing it was impossible for mere mortals to accomplish successfully. I agreed wholeheartedly and gave my own enthusiastic yet ear-wrenching version of the same lines.

Then Jennifer sang and we sat in stunned silence for a few seconds. Brian and I became aware of our nakedness and were ashamed. Show-off.

Anyway, tonight was music night as Brian tried to sing (it's that verb again) Bohemian Rhapsody at dinner and couldn't quite remember the lyrics in the right order. Instead of watching our movie as planned, we ended up you-tubing a ton of songs and dancing (you know what I mean) around the room. After Queen, I put on some Taj Mahal, which made Brian remember R.L. Burnside and Root Boy Slim. Then Victoria, who listens to different radio stations than the rest of us, gave us Pink and Brittney Spears and Backstreet Boys. Brian countered with Talking Heads, Bee Gees, and Rolling Stones. Now they're all worn out and asleep. That was fun, thank you, youtube!


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Jan. 12th, 2009 05:47 am (UTC)
"What is the biggest brawl size?"

OLD TRAFFORD stadium, home of Manchester united holds a capacity of approximately 72,000 soccer hooligans.
Jan. 12th, 2009 12:11 pm (UTC)
"I see a little silhouetto of a man...
Scaramouche, scaramouche, can you do the fandango?
Thunderbolt and lightning, very very frightening, me
Galileo, Galileo, Galileo
Jan. 12th, 2009 01:24 pm (UTC)
Youtube is quite the thing for instantly transporting one to the soundtrack of one's adolescence, or even further back than that. I even found a live bit off TV of a very early incarnation of Fleetwood Mac (back when they were a cool English whiteboy blues-rock ensemble, before Lindsay and The Witch turned it into a pop hit factory) playing my favorite song of theirs, "Oh Well". VERY cool. And of course there's all that Pink Floyd, minus the endless fingernails-on-chalkboards pledge breaks one must endure when "P.U.L.S.E." crops up on the local PBS station during Beg for Funds Week.

Youtube is also great for discovering those odd musical agglomerations one would never otherwise encounter. It's where I discovered the quirky splendor that is 12 Girls Band (q.v.) - a baker's dozen of elegantly dressed smiling little Chinese women playing Dave Brubeck and Celtic fiddle tunes on traditional Chinese instruments. Way the heck cooler than it has any right to be.
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