Jason (jcreed) wrote,

Oh, internet.

I overheard some 60ish-sounding song standing in line in McDonald's today. It was just the standard sort of piped-in ceiling-speaker music, but it sounded kind of familiar, and I liked the way the bass line moved. I tried to listen to the lyrics, and all I could make out over the background noise of people talking was "...said there is no reason...". A couple of searches later, not only had I found the title and chord progression of the song, but also a cool page directed at the question, and titled, Does A Whiter Shade of Pale quote Bach?".

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    Well I am certainly glad I saw Arrival so that I get the wug joke in http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=29480#more-29480

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    Saw "Arrival". It did have some nontrivial linguistics content, but it still felt kind of wrapped up in a discernible layer of Hollywood Woo. The…

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    More things to add to the "chord progressions that aren't cliches-I-already-know-about nonetheless covertly appearing in multiple places" file.…

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