Friday, October 30, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
playlist compilation article
Weird Al is probably currently the best-known parodist of long-time longevity. He made his mark in the early 80s and continues even now. This blog item is mostly about his parodies that capture music from one song and integrates lyrics and visuals of his vision from another song. Viewing and listening to such music videos can be somewhat discombobulating. You might be pulled in two directions of what to pay attention to, especially if you are familiar with both cultural aspects you see and hear. The following links …
[Read entire article at http://whilldtkwriter.blogspot.com/2009/10/dual-theme-weird-al-yankovic-songs.html.]
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Several years ago, there had been a skit on Saturday Night Live that pushed a product for purposes of virtual reading. The skit opened with someone wearing virtual-reality visors, holding a book-size object. After sweeping an index finger from the top of a virtual page to the bottom, simulating reading, the actor made a motion with the hand or finger as though …
[Read entire article at http://whilldtkwriter.blogspot.com/2009/10/snls-virtual-reading-skit-possible.html.]
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Over time, there have been well-known pop/rock songs with identical song titles but very different tunes and lyrics. I've created the following paragraph that has such song titles. If you know more than one version of each song (bolded), which version do you think of first?
Sherry and I talked on the phone today. She told me her best long jump the other day was her personal best. Within minutes of that jump, though, she had started to hurt like crazy and began crying from the pain. She then experienced an out-of-the-body sensation—viewing herself climbing a stairway to heaven. She wondered, "What's going on?" Fortunately, she recovered by the evening. During the conversation, she also mentioned her roommate Sara decided to act more like a lady and less of a tomboy, hoping to find somebody to love who might be more inclined to love her back.
"Sherry" by the Four Seasons (1963) is undergoing a revival from …
[Read entire article at http://whilldtkwriter.blogspot.com/2009/10/same-song-titles-different-songs.html.]