Saturday, January 19th, 2008
9:34 pm - Lyrics Quiz  
Seems like everyone's doing it tonight. You know the drill...

"You were chained to a girl that would kill you with a look
It's a nice way to die she's so easy on the eye"

"White Collar Boy", Belle and Sebastian

"Sometimes I wish I knew you well,
Then I could speak my mind and tell you
Maybe you'd understand"

"I Want to Tell You", the Beatles, by debg

"Did you know she was flirting around
With another young man,
And he's taking her out
When you have to work late?"

"Mr. Pleasant", the Kinks, by debg

"You realize the sun doesn't go down
It's just an illusion caused by the world spinning round"

"Do You Realize", by the Flaming Lips

"Well you can roll your eyes and nod
But I swear that I saw God,
In the moonlight on a side street in the wreckage we call Queens."

"Doreen", by the Old 97's

"A phalanx on camelback
Thirty ranks on a forward tack
Followed close, their shiny bright standards a-waving"

"The Infanta", by the Decembrists

"I've got statistics that'll make you plead
I'll put my thesis right in your hand"

"Fully Qualified to Be Your Man", Richard Thompson, by nestra

"Must be some sort of mysterious love affair
The monster and the girl
Then one night when it was really over
I told her that I really loved her"

"Girl of My Dreams", by Daniel Johnston

"Second verse, same as the first"
"I'm Henry the VIII, I Am", Herman's Hermits, by nestra

"And her eyes as kind as the fallen rain
And a voice that steadies a shaken man
Caught in indecision"

"Sometimes I Remember", the Pernice Brothers, by debg
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nestra on January 20th, 2008 - 02:41 am
"I've got statistics that'll make you plead
I'll put my thesis right in your hand"


"Fully Qualified to Be Your Man", Richard Thompson.

"Second Verse, Same as the First"

...Henry the Eighth? Um, Herman and the Hermits?
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DXMachinadxmachina on January 20th, 2008 - 02:48 am
Yes and yes.
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deborah gdebg on January 20th, 2008 - 03:01 am
FUCKETY. I know the name of the last song - "Sometimes I Remember". But I can't for the life of me remember who does it. The something Brothers. Pernell?
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DXMachinadxmachina on January 20th, 2008 - 03:03 am
Close enough. The Pernice Brothers.
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deborah g: Matt's Steinway icondebg on January 20th, 2008 - 03:06 am
Man, that would have driven me bonkers. Thanks.

And I adore your Schroeder icon. I may have to find the 'toon of the actual drawing I gave N all those years ago...
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DXMachinadxmachina on January 20th, 2008 - 03:14 am
I made the icon, so I probably have a jpg of the whole cartoon either here or (more likely) at work.

Speaking of N, I'm pretty sure he played on one of these tracks.

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deborah g: Best Session Dudedebg on January 20th, 2008 - 03:15 am
head explodes

Now I have to hunt, of course....
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deborah g: NickyProfiledebg on January 20th, 2008 - 03:20 am
Aha! Yeah, my brain was still doing taxes, and trying to remember which brothers did #10. "Oh Mr. Pleasant? How is Missus Pleasant...?"

Yep. Nicky is the corking good piano on that one.
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deborah gdebg on January 20th, 2008 - 03:18 am
Wait a minute. Is #2 the Beatles? I Want to Tell You?

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DXMachinadxmachina on January 20th, 2008 - 03:23 am
Yup.
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deborah gdebg on January 20th, 2008 - 03:25 am
Weird. The lyrics sat there behind one eyebrow for about five minutes, and then I realised I was humming it.

Music and my brain make odd bedfellows.
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DXMachinadxmachina on January 20th, 2008 - 03:26 am
I had the same feeling going down your list and realizing how much stuff I should've known.
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deborah gdebg on January 20th, 2008 - 03:30 am
I've got three in there that I'm betting no one gets. Which is weird, because only one of the three is remotely obscure.
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DXMachinadxmachina on January 20th, 2008 - 03:33 am
I've got one like that. Of course, I was also pretty sure nobody would get the Pernice Brothers...
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