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Old April 17th, 2012, 03:39 AM   #1901
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After hearing it in my coffee shop this morning, on my way to work today I figured out that the melody of the Eurythmics song "Sweet Dreams" consists of just 4 notes, maybe 5 at the most.
Here are the notes (in parenthesis). It *is* just 4. Mostly an F, but also a D and E and G. You could even sing it without the E and G (using an F instead) and it wouldn't be much different.

Sweet(F) dreams(F) are(D) made(F) of(F) this(E)
Who(F) am(D) I(F) to(D) dis(F)-a(G)-gree(E)


The "this" and "gree" could also be interpreted as a slurring F-E.

And then it just repeats over and over and over and ...
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Perfect pitch and posh.
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Old April 18th, 2012, 03:51 PM   #1903
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hah I love it.

blah blah fiddleheads blah blah nettles yadda yadda
teriyaki!
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Old April 18th, 2012, 11:35 PM   #1904
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Here are the notes (in parenthesis). It *is* just 4. Mostly an F, but also a D and E and G. You could even sing it without the E and G (using an F instead) and it wouldn't be much different.

Sweet(F) dreams(F) are(D) made(F) of(F) this(E)
Who(F) am(D) I(F) to(D) dis(F)-a(G)-gree(E)


The "this" and "gree" could also be interpreted as a slurring F-E.

And then it just repeats over and over and over and ...
The mathematical beauty of systems-based dance music
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Old April 19th, 2012, 03:10 AM   #1905
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FFDFFE
FDFDFGE

7 F's
3 D's
2 E's
1 G

That's gotta be close to a Fibonacci Sequence, or Golden Ratio, or something like that.
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Old April 19th, 2012, 04:32 AM   #1906
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Someone has a flirting understanding of Geometry and music and English which makes you trilingual
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Old April 19th, 2012, 06:09 AM   #1907
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If you think that's nerdy, check this out:
http://mathtourist.blogspot.com/2008...llo-suite.html

When I was a teenager, I wondered if it was possible to write a "mathematically perfect" song. At one point I even bought some score paper and started writing down notes, placing them not to achieve some nice-sounding tune, but placing them to look aesthetically pleasing, like making a design on paper with the notes.
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Old April 19th, 2012, 06:25 AM   #1908
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BTW, speaking of minimalist synthpop, nobody beats Kraftwerk.



Really goofy stuff.
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Old April 19th, 2012, 09:22 AM   #1909
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I noticed in the highfalutin comments that when one makes a mistake when trying to rip someone else for an error or shortcoming, one uses the word errata. I may try that.
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Old April 19th, 2012, 05:28 PM   #1910
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...and here I thought we were nerdy for being on these boards. There's a whole different level of geekdom to be explored.
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Kraftwerk!
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Old April 20th, 2012, 04:42 AM   #1912
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BTW, speaking of minimalist synthpop, nobody beats Kraftwerk.



Really goofy stuff.
Honey, I LOOOVE Kraftwerk. You should listen to the version of "Radioactivity" from the album The Mix. Divine, darling. Divine. It makes me feel as though I'm in a really futuristic, post-apocalyptic, super-arty Berlin ruled by Klaus Nomi. And Leigh Bowery is the fashion police!:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=095iyCeJSbs
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Old April 20th, 2012, 05:36 AM   #1913
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Wait wait wait. What about "412/724 *****", by Sharon Needles? I would totally live in her world. Spend my birthdays at the Cracker Barrel.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcEyihTYh-A
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Lordy! Now that is someone to take home to meet mom
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Old April 30th, 2012, 10:46 PM   #1915
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Im visiting the grandparents in Florida this weekend. I want to bring a gift along with a bag of good coffee beans. Any ideas for carry-on friendly, local flavor gifts for out of town relatives???
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Im visiting the grandparents in Florida this weekend. I want to bring a gift along with a bag of good coffee beans. Any ideas for carry-on friendly, local flavor gifts for out of town relatives???
How about one of those salmon things in the sealed packages?
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Old May 1st, 2012, 04:37 PM   #1917
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Im visiting the grandparents in Florida this weekend. I want to bring a gift along with a bag of good coffee beans. Any ideas for carry-on friendly, local flavor gifts for out of town relatives???
A Dina Martina DVD?
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Old May 1st, 2012, 05:39 PM   #1918
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hahaha

I picked up a half pound of Vivace.
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Old May 2nd, 2012, 02:52 AM   #1919
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Vivace is a safe bet.
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Old May 2nd, 2012, 09:32 AM   #1920
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I read up on it. Definitely sounds Seattle enough.
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