What inoffensive songs do people find scary?
A list asked for by a curious Jarvis Cocker
, former frontman of the band Pulp.
My favorite entry:
"Laughing Gnome - Bowie. Scared the crap out of me as a kid. I remember getting my parents to check under the bed. My father, a bit of an evil electronics bastard put a speaker under my bed one night and played the song just as I was drifting off. He then ran in when I started screaming and pulled out a doll from under the bead and chopped its head off with a machete. God I need therapy."
posted by w0mbat
on Oct 3, 2006 -
is a site where you can read the lyrics to a song and then post your thoughts on what the song means.
posted by bargle
on Nov 18, 2004 -
The Song Is You:
there was a perfect singer
- and I do mean perfect
- it was Ella Fitzgerald
. Her Songbooks
(please scroll down for the listings and samples
) are still - and will always
be - the best collection there is of the great American standards. That is, if you don't mind crying and having the little hairs on the nape of your neck stand up and revolt. And swing
. They'd be the last
objects I'd be willing to part with: they're the mother's milk of
Western popular culture. So imagine my surprise when I found their perfect counterpart on the Web: the best-ever collection of lyrics to the songs of the greatest American composers: Harold Arlen, Jerome Kern, Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Duke Ellington and Richard Rodgers. Admirably, the compiler has gone way beyond his duty and included wonderful standards (quite a few unknown to me) that even Ella never got around to singing. Thank you, Todd
. And God bless you, Sir!
posted by MiguelCardoso
on Sep 22, 2003 -
Avast, ye scurvy dogs, wi' a good wind, we'll have naught to do but sing
'til we strike land again!
posted by headspace
on Sep 19, 2003 -
Hey Jude, what does that song mean?
The Beatles Discography lets you look up almost any Beatles song
, and find out about its history and meaning. According to this, one of my favorite Beatles songs, "Paperback Writer,"
was written after Paul's aunt challenged him to write a song that wasn't about love. And "She's Leaving Home,"
another favorite, was based on a newspaper article about a runaway 17-year-old girl. and supposedly was attacked in the U.S. as being somehow pro-abortion. I always wondered if there was a real "Polyethene Pam," but I had no idea her name was really Pat,
and that she ate plastic. Fascinating stuff.
posted by GaelFC
on Mar 30, 2003 -