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Help write a song about the iPad singers

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Joe Offer 20 Jan 11 - 08:05 PM
Tattie Bogle 20 Jan 11 - 07:42 PM
Barbara 20 Jan 11 - 04:17 PM
Charley Noble 20 Jan 11 - 03:04 PM
Barbara 20 Jan 11 - 11:12 AM
Bill D 18 Jan 11 - 02:35 PM
GUEST,mg 18 Jan 11 - 01:57 PM
Simon G 18 Jan 11 - 01:38 PM
Barbara 17 Jan 11 - 02:07 PM
Nigel Parsons 17 Jan 11 - 12:33 PM
Nigel Parsons 17 Jan 11 - 10:51 AM
GUEST,S.T.M. 17 Jan 11 - 09:14 AM
Barbara 17 Jan 11 - 12:07 AM
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Subject: RE: Help write a song about the ipod singers
From: Joe Offer
Date: 20 Jan 11 - 08:05 PM

Well, we have a very spacey woman in our song circle who listens to the song on her iPod through headphones and tries to sing along with it. It doesn't work very well, and there's a lot of 'dead air' during the instrumental parts. Still, she tries. I hope she'll improve with time.

I can see value in reading lyrics from some source, because I'm a choir singer and have always sung from a hymnal. I tend to screw up songs if I don't have a crib sheet or hymnal.

I suppose, though, that folk music must be all about excluding people, so that we can feel superior to somebody. I guess I should humbly admit my inadequacy and not bother trying to sing, since I'm not very successful at memorizing songs. That's the message in this thread, isn't it? Beginners aren't really welcome among folk musicians, are they?

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Help write a song about the ipod singers
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 20 Jan 11 - 07:42 PM

And what about Ipod dancing? Hilarious! I have a short video of various people dancing to whatever they were hearing on their Ipod - obviously all sorts of different styles and tempos at the same time. Oh, forgot to say it was on a ship crossing the Drake Passage from Antarctica to S America: not a lot better to do other than count the albatrosses!


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Subject: RE: Help write a song about the ipod singers
From: Barbara
Date: 20 Jan 11 - 04:17 PM

Bet I could do that now.
Blessings,
Barbara


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Subject: RE: Help write a song about the ipod singers
From: Charley Noble
Date: 20 Jan 11 - 03:04 PM

Barbara-

Then there's the future where we'll have wireless implants in our brains. If someone hesitates too long in the middle of a song, you can always just reboot him!

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Help write a song about the ipod singers
From: Barbara
Date: 20 Jan 11 - 11:12 AM

Wow, Mary, what a terrifying thought. I don't think I'm ready for that.
Blessings,
Barbara


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Subject: RE: Help write a song about the ipod singers
From: Bill D
Date: 18 Jan 11 - 02:35 PM

arrrgghh...

I know...so far.. only one person who regularly does that... I have decided that IF I can close my eyes and pretend it is not happening, I will survive. (this guy can at least usually sing them WITH the help...some cannot read and follow and get the tune.)


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Subject: RE: Help write a song about the ipod singers
From: GUEST,mg
Date: 18 Jan 11 - 01:57 PM

I think the problem will not be the original user but he or she will forward the lyrics to everyone in the room. Well, actually, I will like that better than the blue books. mg


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Subject: RE: Help write a song about the ipod singers
From: Simon G
Date: 18 Jan 11 - 01:38 PM

5 years ago I lean't a singer in his 80s my Blackberry to read the words of a song he had forgotten half way through. He finished the song which showed great courage in the face of mind-blowing technology.

I have 290 songs formatted to suit me on my $120 android tablet and its great, it only has a 7" screen which is pushing it a little, 10" would be better.

There is lots of things my brain will do but remembering words is not one of them. I've tried and tried and failed and failed. iPAD's are great for people with my disability - there are lots of us about.

All power to singers with memory, iPAD or paper, Sing On

Simon G


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Subject: RE: Help write a song about the ipod singers
From: Barbara
Date: 17 Jan 11 - 02:07 PM

iPAD! not Ipod, geez Louise, I am getting old. Or Iphone or Blackberry or Smartphone or something.
Nice, Nigel. I will attempt to improve my tolerance level.
Blessings,
Barbara


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Subject: RE: Help write a song about the ipod singers
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 17 Jan 11 - 12:33 PM

Folkies sing at twilight,
When the lights are low.
And the youngsters' I-Pads
Cast a gentle glow.
Oldsters 'twit' the youngsters' goldfish memories.
Saying "Back in our day, we'd none of these,
We'd none of these"

Back in those dear dead days of good recall.
We never needed Aides memoire at all.
We all could stand and sing a lengthy song
So confident the words were never wrong.
Sing one more song, and sip another sup.
(There were no songbooks there to trip . us . up!)

Folkies sing at twilight,
When the lights are low.
And the youngsters' I-Pads
Cast a gentle glow.
Oldsters 'twit' the youngsters' goldfish memories.
Saying "Back in our day, we'd none of these,
We'd none of these"


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Subject: RE: Help write a song about the ipod singers
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 17 Jan 11 - 10:51 AM

Surely more a case of the modern world being incorporated into Folk!


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Subject: RE: Help write a song about the ipod singers
From: GUEST,S.T.M.
Date: 17 Jan 11 - 09:14 AM

Folk music being incorporated into the modern world- yay!


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Subject: Help write a song about the ipod singers
From: Barbara
Date: 17 Jan 11 - 12:07 AM

I see your face lit in the glare
Across the circle you're reading there
The song from your Ipod,
Good God,
Has pub singing come to this?
Can't remember the words when you're pissed?
So you read 'em from the screen
Makes me want to scream
When we all pause while you go swish
(make that gesture of using your index finger to move the image on a touch screen)


I just went to Camp New Harmony and then to a party last night and I see the blue book has been replaced by (God save us all) people googling the words on Mudcat.
No tune and not much structure, but this is my start.
(And if I missed a previous thread on this, point me to it.
Blessings,
Barbara


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