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October 2, 2007 11:03 PM   Subscribe

Britney is not known for her fugues. But you- do you think you got the clever to write a fugue? Get Bach, JoJo!
posted by maryh (33 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

 
Nice.
posted by dhammond at 11:26 PM on October 2, 2007


Hey, dhammond took the word right outta my mouth!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 11:36 PM on October 2, 2007


She's more known for her fugs than fugues.
posted by Lucie at 11:36 PM on October 2, 2007


It must have been while you were kissing him.
posted by amyms at 11:36 PM on October 2, 2007


Oops, my reply doesn't make sense now, sorry.
posted by amyms at 11:37 PM on October 2, 2007


Never be clever for the sake of being clever, for the sake of showing off.

MetaFilter:

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posted by Poolio at 11:40 PM on October 2, 2007 [1 favorite]


Oops, my reply doesn't make sense now, sorry.

Oops, you did it again.

But I guess the truth about me and dhammond had to come out eventually. But it's only kisses. I haven't been fugueing him.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 11:48 PM on October 2, 2007 [1 favorite]


What if I fugue? I'm not cool with this, man!!
posted by Avenger at 11:50 PM on October 2, 2007


"...in an extremely low register, because I think it's funnier that way."

Woohoo for this post. Fugues are hard.
posted by ludwig_van at 11:54 PM on October 2, 2007


One Time.
posted by seanyboy at 11:55 PM on October 2, 2007


Two Times.
posted by Brittanie at 11:59 PM on October 2, 2007


Three times a lady.
posted by Poolio at 12:03 AM on October 3, 2007


I read that three times before realizing the word wasn't "fungus."
posted by Kadin2048 at 12:06 AM on October 3, 2007


Fee tines a mady...
posted by maryh at 12:13 AM on October 3, 2007


God damn Poolio. You spoilt my joke.
posted by seanyboy at 12:21 AM on October 3, 2007



posted by Bistle at 12:35 AM on October 3, 2007 [2 favorites]


whoops...that's the Geographical fugue above this
posted by Bistle at 12:36 AM on October 3, 2007


God damn Poolio. You spoilt my joke.

I've been known to block some lulz.
posted by Poolio at 1:35 AM on October 3, 2007


Great post. I've been recommending this movie for years to anyone who'll listen. If it's to be believed, Gould was a deeply weird guy. And the direction is outstanding.
posted by zardoz at 1:53 AM on October 3, 2007


Woohoo for this post. Fugues are hard.
So is flapjax.
posted by public at 2:11 AM on October 3, 2007


So is flapjax.

What, and dhammond isn't? You sayin' I ain't sexy?
posted by flapjax at midnite at 2:22 AM on October 3, 2007


Double (fugue)
posted by gwint at 4:01 AM on October 3, 2007


My old professor and I tried to write a fugue around the theme to the Smurfs.

It was a poor fugue subject.
posted by chuckdarwin at 5:44 AM on October 3, 2007 [1 favorite]


Surprisingly well done.
posted by arcticwoman at 5:48 AM on October 3, 2007


I want to that Daniel Pi's internet babies.
posted by piratebowling at 5:50 AM on October 3, 2007


This could be a MEfiMu topic.
posted by sourwookie at 7:16 AM on October 3, 2007


I had to write a fugue for a class in 2002. I incorporated the head of straight no chaser, which I thought was supercool. I got an F though, I broke the rules.
posted by MNDZ at 7:17 AM on October 3, 2007


So glad someone made an FPP of this.
posted by Skorgu at 7:42 AM on October 3, 2007


My counterpoint teacher actually used that Gould fugue to introduce us to the structure and basic techniques of a fugue--it worked quite well.

If it's to be believed, Gould was a deeply weird guy.

It is to be believed. He was an odd duck. My favorite thing about Gould is that, if you listen to some of his Bach recordings closely, you can hear him sort of absent-mindedly half-singing a voice of counterpoint that isn't playing, and that never enters--it seems like, as he played Bach, he'd sometimes just add voices in his imagination, to go along with what he was playing.

Cool post.
posted by LooseFilter at 9:29 AM on October 3, 2007


The first post proves that one can make a fugue out of almost anything if you try hard enough. I remember when I was a kid trying to write a fugue using the theme of an Iron Maiden song (I forget which song now but I do remember that it did sound quite Bachian...)

The Glenn Gould video is a different kettle of fish entirely. The reference to the Brandenburg Concertos in the first string quartet entry was great, but it's the second quartet entry with the reference to the Meistersingers overture, that was particularly clever, seeing as near the end of the overture Wagner presents all his themes contrapuntally (i.e. simultaneously) in a deliberate attempt (and a successful one at that) to prove that he could do this (I believe if memory serves that the music critic Hanslick had previously criticized Wagner for not being contrapuntal enough). The singers in Gould's fugue have just warned about not being too clever just before the Wagner is quoted. I derived quite a lot of geek pleasure from this...
posted by ob at 9:33 AM on October 3, 2007


What I find really weird is that a friend of mine, also an NYU film student, did a version of Oops! I Did It Again as a barbershop quartet (with himself doing all the vocals) back in 2000. It was actually pretty good. Apparently the song inspires the greatest in young artists.
posted by Sticherbeast at 3:57 PM on October 3, 2007


A fugue by the lads from Abba. (Towards the end it is, anyways.)
posted by mragreeable at 11:01 PM on October 3, 2007


Damn it. Now I have the urge to write a fugue!
posted by unclemonty at 3:48 AM on October 4, 2007


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