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November 15, 2011 10:39 AM   Subscribe

The Lick (slyt).
posted by googly (20 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

 
Hm
posted by Outlawyr at 10:41 AM on November 15, 2011


How many licks does it take to get to funky jazz center of instrumental pop? 1-ee-and-a-2 and-3.
posted by schleppo at 10:42 AM on November 15, 2011 [7 favorites]


How many were playing the same song?
posted by jwhite1979 at 10:44 AM on November 15, 2011 [1 favorite]


Everything is a Remix
posted by DU at 10:45 AM on November 15, 2011


Combine this lick with the Amen Break and ... voila! Instant hit!
posted by zomg at 10:47 AM on November 15, 2011


Grateful Dead "BirdSong": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYA16z2-xFg
posted by noaccident at 10:49 AM on November 15, 2011 [1 favorite]


that pattern of notes isn't just a lick, it's a slurp!
posted by oneswellfoop at 10:50 AM on November 15, 2011


Well, that's just because it's a fast and simple way to move from I to ii, which is more than a little bit common in jazz and related musics.
posted by koeselitz at 11:05 AM on November 15, 2011


(It works nicely, too, as a pointed way of demonstrating you're in Dorian mode, while throwing in a nifty blue note.)
posted by koeselitz at 11:15 AM on November 15, 2011 [2 favorites]


Baby Come back! You were just a flaamn on me. I was wron-ong and I can't live without chu.
posted by From Bklyn at 11:18 AM on November 15, 2011 [2 favorites]


sadly the Music Ngram search results weren't as mindblowing as I hoped they would be (I'm convinced now that every search string returns a result in the Pachelbel Canon in D.....)
posted by Thomas Tallis is my Homeboy at 11:18 AM on November 15, 2011


Meh. I was hoping for a post about actual licking, instead.
posted by markkraft at 11:30 AM on November 15, 2011


I just realized you can sing the words "Never gonna give you up" to that lick. (In fact, the first four notes match that earworm.) Curses! Rick Rolled Again!!!
posted by oneswellfoop at 11:30 AM on November 15, 2011


Has the RIAA been alerted?
posted by fredludd at 11:49 AM on November 15, 2011


> Meh. I was hoping for a post about actual licking, instead.

Will this do?
posted by Burhanistan at 11:57 AM on November 15, 2011


Fluters and violiners making "I'm soloing" faces are hilarious.
posted by Wolfdog at 12:45 PM on November 15, 2011 [1 favorite]


Thrivin' On A Riff
posted by Greg_Ace at 2:03 PM on November 15, 2011


Meh. I was hoping for a post about actual licking, instead.

You've been Rick Rolled by FPP mystery meat. It's a spoof and a goof. Gotcha!
posted by Brocktoon at 5:23 PM on November 15, 2011


The guy who posted the video mentioned a Facebook group of the same name, and said he built this video from a discussion there. But surely there's at least one other person on the planet who has chosen not to be on Facebook, and would like a simple listing of the tunes referenced, is there such a list somewhere?
posted by Greg_Ace at 8:55 PM on November 15, 2011


> The guy who posted the video mentioned a Facebook group of the same name, and said he built this video from a discussion there.
I think this is the Facebook group he's referring to. There isn't a concise list, just a long series of individual posts. You don't seem to need a FB account to view the page.
posted by ChristopherS at 3:10 AM on November 25, 2011


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