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September 4, 2011 6:18 PM   Subscribe

Link leading to YouTube video of Da Vinci's Notebook's "Title of the Song". Link leading to YouTube comments.

Link leading to previous comment on MeFi. Another link leading to an earlier post on self-reference.
posted by WalterMitty (22 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite

 
Shock that the song retained cleverness throughout it's 4+ minutes running time, as well as at the creativity and literacy evident in the comments.
posted by Navelgazer at 6:33 PM on September 4, 2011


No comment from me, I'll leave that to everyone else.
posted by Horace Rumpole at 6:34 PM on September 4, 2011


Paul and Storm, two of the members of the now-defunct Da Vinci's Notebook, still perform together, writing new music and lyrics all the time. They are de facto opening act for Jonathan Coulton, and are the founding fathers of W00tstock.
posted by tzikeh at 6:43 PM on September 4, 2011 [2 favorites]


Classic. I remember hearing this on the Bob & Tom Show back when I listened to that (when I listened to radio in general, really). Say what you will about the show overall, they had some really funny guests, and when DVN came in to do this song live the reactions made it even better (some of the hosts were clearly in tears from laughing so hard).
posted by HostBryan at 7:14 PM on September 4, 2011


Another link leading to the original post in 2004 on Da Vinci's Notebook's "Title of the Song."

This was one of the early posts I read on Metafilter, and the awesomeness of it convinced me that this was a place I wanted to be. Thanks for the reminder!
posted by honest knave at 7:20 PM on September 4, 2011


This Is the Title of This Story, Which Is Also Found Several Times in the Story Itself
posted by The White Hat at 7:38 PM on September 4, 2011


Reminds me of Steven Soderbergh's Schizopolis, which was a horrible movie.
posted by xmutex at 7:40 PM on September 4, 2011


Link to the first self-referential MetaFilter thread, which recently celebrated its 10th birthday, had the most comments of any thread for over five years, and which only a dreamer named after a fictional dreamer would ever attempt to match.
posted by oneswellfoop at 7:50 PM on September 4, 2011


Reminds me of Steven Soderbergh's Schizopolis, which was a horrible movie.

Huh, I think that's the first time I've ever seen autocorrect change "brilliant" to "horrible".
posted by Horace Rumpole at 7:56 PM on September 4, 2011 [4 favorites]


Man, what a great song. I'd forgotten about it, thanks!
posted by danb at 7:59 PM on September 4, 2011


Comment asserting that song in question was amusing, followed by note that claims of 'attempts to match' are silly, while drawing attention to the relatively amusing nature of the Youtube comments compared to the usual dross that YT comments comprise. Observation that MetaFilter is nice.
posted by WalterMitty at 8:15 PM on September 4, 2011 [1 favorite]


Comment describing how, although the present commenter was never involved in 9622 itself, the commenter was, for a time, active at 9622.net, the monkey barrel's response to the closure of comments in thread #9622.
posted by kaibutsu at 8:31 PM on September 4, 2011


Observation that I stil like this song, and am always surprised that the a cappella version isn't a cover version of some other version.
posted by Curious Artificer at 9:20 PM on September 4, 2011


Self-referential thread comment
posted by DoctorFedora at 10:07 PM on September 4, 2011


...talkin' bout the title...oh the title!
posted by wierdo at 1:11 AM on September 5, 2011


I happen to have a live recording of this from the Bob & Tom show, when you can definitely hear the hosts weeping with laughter. Is there a way I can upload this for people to listen to, but not download? Is there a site for that?
posted by tzikeh at 2:46 AM on September 5, 2011


The really funny thing about that song is how much more content it has than the things it mocks. Not just the meta, but all the stuff he (says he) does.
posted by DU at 5:02 AM on September 5, 2011


There's one lyric that I can't make out, in the solo near the very end. It sounds like "TMI, the title of the song," but I don't think that's right. Any ideas?
posted by Faint of Butt at 5:46 AM on September 5, 2011


I happen to have a live recording of this from the Bob & Tom show, when you can definitely hear the hosts weeping with laughter. Is there a way I can upload this for people to listen to, but not download? Is there a site for that?

The internet doesn't work this way. You can load it onto Soundcloud to make it slightly more difficult for people to save the file.
posted by odinsdream at 7:04 AM on September 5, 2011


I forget where I first ran into Title of the Song, but when I saw Spamalot, I immediately got annoyed with The Song that Goes Like This as a poor imitation.
posted by thegears at 7:56 AM on September 5, 2011


I was lucky enough to see this live during Da Vinci's Notebook's last tour before they went splitsville. They introduced it with: "We are now going to become, per capita, the heaviest boy band in history."
posted by Zed at 11:48 AM on September 5, 2011


I am doing this wrong.
posted by iamkimiam at 4:09 PM on September 5, 2011


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