December 1st, 2005

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It had been a loooong day...

Though it turned out that I'd only forgotten one thing in some code. (Yay!)

In the evening, it was rehearsal time; next week's A&S meeting is getting those interested to learn some Christmas music from the Middle Ages and Renaissance. (You probably know more such music than you think you do. Christmas is the time of year the general public hears the most early music.)

We've had a person recently joining the group, and this music is new to her, so we had to go over things slowly in places. Good practice for next week, and the whole point of rehearsing is to learn the stuff. We were working on "Personent hodie," (MIDI of the melody) and it was time for the classic "divide and conquer": get the tune down first, then worry about the lyrics. Then the wonderful irpooh said just the right, or wrong depending on your opinion, thing: "I say 'screw the words.'"

A friend and I looked at each other with a wild surmise, and promptly started singing:

Screw the words, screw the words,
Screw the words, screw the words,
Screw the words, screw the words,
Scre-e-e-e-w the words...

We had to take a break after that, so people could stop laughing.
  • Current Music
    "Personent hodie," of course...
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Half-remembered dementia

One can find an amazing number of lyrics on the Web, but there are a couple I can't find, and wish I could. They used to be Dr. Demento staples.

First, a song titled "Psychedelic Love." I did actually find a reference to it, but nothing other than the lines that end each verse: "...you can take my psychedelic love and CRAM IT—STRAIGHT UP YOUR HEART!"

The other was also a 60s flavored song, but the psychedelia was stylistic rather than just a lyrical hook: "Listen to the hum-m-m-m of the L- S- bum- bum- bum- bum- bumblebee (bzzz bzzz bzzz bzz-bzz bzzz bzzz bzzz bzzz bzz-bzz...)" Very tasteful use of hammered dulcimer or something like it, and it would fit nicely on a disk of music to listen to while reading The Butterfly Kid.

Maybe they're on a Dr. D anthology somewhere.
  • Current Music
    "Psychedelic Love"