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  • #52616

    PopeBeanie
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    I’ve already posted elsewhere the second video that’s below. But I want to showcase how PMJ, as PMJ typically does, can ingeniously rearrange a famous song, and add fantastic talent and humor to the set as well.

    First, the original song. It has over 2-1/2 billion views so far:

    Now the PMJ rearrangement, with two of my very favorite singers. (I don’t know the third singer.) It only has 103 million views, so far:

    And if anyone’s interested, here is another, much deeper than usual technical analysis from The Charismatic Voice. It’s only gotten 353k views, so far.

    #52617

    PopeBeanie
    Moderator

    As teenager I’ve heard the terms ‘Torch Song’ and ‘Torch Singer’ but didn’t know what they meant. I didn’t recognize anything I was familiar with in those terms. And I didn’t care enough to ask anybody. But when I went to see Woody Allen’s movie ‘Annie Hall’ and watched Diane Keaton sing, I was moved.

    I think I broke my own rules already. PMJ’s Mad World doesn’t give me goosebumps as often as it used to, and I definitely don’t get goosebumps from watching The Charismatic Voice, where my motivations are more technical.

    And I need to admit that my objectivity is off kilter recently, as I’ve aged and feel more sentimental at 70 years old, plus I’m experiencing strong emotional connections for the first time in my life to complete strangers, not just because of more years. It has to do with my inability to have those feelings until after years of therapy. So I’ll try not to go overboard on these new experiences. I know that a lot of other people consider such feelings “normal”, while they still feel new to me.

    #52618

    unapologetic
    Participant

    This flash mob kicks ass.

    But I’ll always like the Fantasia version best.
    Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue moves me.

    As does Tubular Bells. I’ve never seen ‘The Exorsist’. But I played the Tubular Bells album all the time, and roomates at the time accused me of being creepy.

    While looking for the above vids, I found this surprising Pink Floyd cover. The original is on my play list.

    #52619

    Unseen
    Participant

    @ Unapologetic

    The term torch song comes from the expression “carrying a torch” for someone. Here’s a definition of the expression: “Carrying a torch” for someone is a figurative expression that means to harbor strong, often unrequited, feelings of love or admiration for a love interest. It implies a devotion and passion that burns brightly, like a flame held in a torch.

    Examples include Stormy Weather, Cry Me A River, Someone To Watch Over Me, and My Funny Valentine.

    #52632

    Unseen
    Participant

    The songs that are reviewed are regularly interrupted to get around copyright laws.

    FYI:

    #52634

    _Robert_
    Participant

    The original recording and video of the song are great indeed but here is a live band with a real audience, firing on all 8 cylinders.

    #52635

    _Robert_
    Participant

    If this performance doesn’t raise a few hairs, check your pulse. Perfection captured.

     

    #52640

    unapologetic
    Participant

    Thanks for posting “All About Da Bass” Pope.

    I like the PMJ version. Hate the original.

    It was used in an ad for online bingo recently. “All About The (something)” Ugh.

    #52642

    unapologetic
    Participant

    ‘Holding back the years’ I have a feeling the theater acoustics are better than the studio acoustics.

    #52643

    unapologetic
    Participant

    Thanks for the info about music copyrights.
    I know nothing about music copyrights. I’ve never heard of ‘reactors’ before. (and don’t care to) I am more familiar with comix copyrights.
    I used to have a site about underground comix. I posted several hundred comix covers (that is book covers, .JPGs, not music).
    I felt a single page, the cover, was ‘fair use’ and educational.
    And got permision from the two biggest underground publishers (out of dozzens).
    The only copyright complaint I got was from the artist of the cover of one issue of ‘Gay Comix’ (note, that is the comics title, not a description).
    So I removed all issues of ‘Gay Comix’ (just that title, not all gay comics). They needed the recognition more than I needed to include them.

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