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03 May 2007, 1:11 pm

I thought maybe we could move all our music meanderings in here. All of our Pink Floyd love and even a little of the old Ludwig van!

So post away.


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03 May 2007, 1:16 pm

Speaking of Ludwig Von, if you can ever find it at your video store (to rent or buy), I highly recommend "Immotral Beloved". It's a movie about Ludwig Von, and his life struggles. Fascinating to watch, good acting, and even funny at times. Poor bloke kept falling in love with married women ...
At one point he's rehearsing an orchestra for his latest opus. One of the violinists complains that his music is difficult to play. Ludwig Von starts yelling at him, 'it's not supposed to be easy, it's music for the ages ! !!'
He was rather cranky.


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03 May 2007, 1:23 pm

I saw it. He was known to be irascible. Some even think he was Aspie. The woman they picked as the immortal beloved is not the one historians think. He certainly did get around.

By the way, that piece they were playing was the 9th Symphony.


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03 May 2007, 1:28 pm

Wow, didn't think anyone would post that they had seen it. Gary Oldman was very good as Ludwig Von, and really the point about which woman was his 'immortal beloved' is just a frame for the story of his life.
I almost cry whenever I think about the ending, where he conducts the first performance of "Ode to Joy" and he's stone deaf.
Beautiful, sad, fascinating movie.


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03 May 2007, 1:41 pm

My favorite scene is after his father beats him and he runs through the woods and floats in the water, looking up at the sky. It is full of stars. I think it's part of that scene for Ode to Joy isn't it? It just tears you up because you see how that incident ruined his life but made him see profoundness beyond himself. He found his salvation and his music by going outside himself.


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03 May 2007, 1:46 pm

Yes, that's part of the end sequence.
The orchestra plays "Ode to Joy", and he remembers being beaten by his (drunken?) father, running out into the woods, and laying on his back looking up at the stars with the music playing.
I think the very last bit is when one of the orchestra members gently turns him 'round to see the audience applauding, and crying.
Utterly beautiful...


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03 May 2007, 1:53 pm

Yes they do and Oldman is an amazing actor. He was a great Syd Vicious as well in Syd and Nancy.


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03 May 2007, 1:55 pm

Floating in a rock quarry at night,feeling my body moving up towards the stars(feeling weightless)nothing but the sound of the night....one of my best memories.

I love the Honeydogs...."10,000years"....it is a "Rock Opera",which I highly recommend.Nobody seems to have heard of it(local band)....but if you get the chance,check it out,I think it's pure genius.


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03 May 2007, 2:21 pm

Sounds good! Thanks Krex!


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03 May 2007, 2:42 pm

My playlist is in my www button. It is currently being revamped, and yes, there are two songs from "Rent" 8O :oops: on it.



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03 May 2007, 4:25 pm

To my shame, I don't have a lot of classical music. I did however buy Dvorak, New World Symphonies, while in Czech Republic. Nothing like listening to the music of the country you're in to give you a flavour of the land and people. Had it on my walkman while travelling round Bohemia. I love those kind of moments and think music has that kind of power.

Today I bought Woody Guthrie, Bound For Glory. Tomorrow, I'm gonna pack up my geetar and find me a railroad cattletruck to ride



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03 May 2007, 5:21 pm

Apatura wrote:
My playlist is in my www button. It is currently being revamped, and yes, there are two songs from "Rent" 8O :oops: on it.


Hey, now, what's wrong with that? I love show tunes, and proud to say so. A few of my favorites are "Whatever Lola Wants" from Damn Yankees, "Big Spender" from Sweet Charity, and "Don't Cry For Me, Argentina," from Evita.



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03 May 2007, 5:46 pm

The minute you walked through the door
I could tell you were a man of distinction
a real big spender...


So let me get right to the point
I don't pop my cork
for every guy I see
Hey big spender
spenddddd a little time with me.


How's that for a ~40 yr old memory of that?

Hmmm I probably shouldn't have learned that song at that age. :?



Don't cry for me Argentina
the truth is I never left you
all through my wild years
my mad existence
I kept my promise
don't keep your distance


That's about the only film Madonna was actually tolerable in.


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03 May 2007, 6:13 pm

ZanneMarie wrote:
Hmmm I probably shouldn't have learned that song at that age. :?


:lol:

I used to go around the house singing that tune when I was a child.

Hmmm. Now that I think about it, perhaps *that's* why my mother used to call me a "putana" all the time. :lol:

Actually, that's not very funny, is it... 8O



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03 May 2007, 8:26 pm

I never realized this was such an Aspie song before. No wonder I liked it!

Twenty-twenty-twenty four hours to go I wanna be sedated
Nothin' to do and no where to go-o-oh I wanna be sedated
Just get me to the airport put me on a plane
Hurry hurry hurry before I go insane
I can't control my fingers I can't control my brain
Oh no no no no no
Twenty-twenty-twenty four hours to go....
Just put me in a wheelchair, get me on a plane
Hurry hurry hurry before I go insane
I can't control my fingers I can't control my brain
Oh no no no no no
Twenty-twenty-twenty four hours to go I wanna be sedated
Nothin' to do and no where to go-o-o I wanna be sedated
Just put me in a wheelchair get me to the show
Hurry hurry hurry before I go loco
I can't control my fingers I can't control my toes
Oh no no no no no
Twenty-twenty-twenty four hours to go...
Just put me in a wheelchair...
Ba-ba-bamp-ba ba-ba-ba-bamp-ba I wanna be sedated
Ba-ba-bamp-ba ba-ba-ba-bamp-ba I wanna be sedated
Ba-ba-bamp-ba ba-ba-ba-bamp-ba I wanna be sedated
Ba-ba-bamp-ba ba-ba-ba-bamp-ba I wanna be sedated



Remember that Hamster?


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