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Original_Intent
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USA
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Posted - 01/27/2007 :  16:38:49  Show Profile Send Original_Intent a Private Message
Hillary sings National Anthem

Now before everyone gets their panties in a bunch, I did not post this to make fun of her voice and lack of singing talent. I posted this becuase of her voice and lack of singing talent, but singing anyway.

Does the heart good. Maybe I don't watch enough politics on TV,but I can't remember the last time I heard a leader singing so poorly, but singing anyway. (Rosanne Barr dosen'tcount........)

Peace
Joe

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Cuneiformist
The Imperfectionist

USA
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Posted - 01/27/2007 :  16:58:55   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Cuneiformist a Private Message
Well, to be fair she wasn't singing it as a featured solo. Rather, the mic she was wearing picked up her singing. She, like most of us, I imagine, was singing along bits and pieces and not trying to be on pitch or otherwise hold a note. This, because she-- again, like most of us-- almost certainly lacks any real singing talent! Good thing that's not what being President is all about. As we all know, what being President is all about if people would like to have a beer with you.

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HalfMooner
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Philippines
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Posted - 01/27/2007 :  17:05:41   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message
Only professional singers (or volunteer soloists) should be criticized for singing the Star-Spangled Banner poorly. It's a difficult song, and has broken professionals. My approach on the rare occasions it's being sung by a crowd, is to politely lip-sync if possible. I'm not actually tone-deaf, but always hit the wrong notes. I actually like the song, as it describes an important historical event (the successful defense of Ft. McHenry), as witnessed by the writer.


Biology is just physics that has begun to smell bad.” —HalfMooner
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Edited by - HalfMooner on 01/27/2007 17:07:32
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Original_Intent
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USA
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Posted - 01/27/2007 :  22:36:49   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Original_Intent a Private Message
It's not about the singing, it's about the song. I couldn't care less if she hit the notes. She was obviously uncomfortable with it, but did it anyway...Peace
Joe
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Dr. Mabuse
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Sweden
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Posted - 01/28/2007 :  20:04:51   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send Dr. Mabuse an ICQ Message Send Dr. Mabuse a Private Message
What crazy person came up with the idea of having a national anthem that more than half the population can only dream about singing in tune?

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tomk80
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Posted - 01/28/2007 :  20:18:15   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit tomk80's Homepage Send tomk80 a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Dr. Mabuse

What crazy person came up with the idea of having a national anthem that more than half the population can only dream about singing in tune?


William of Orange (to whom the dutch national anthem is aimed).

Tom

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H. Humbert
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Posted - 01/28/2007 :  22:20:49   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send H. Humbert a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Dr. Mabuse

What crazy person came up with the idea of having a national anthem that more than half the population can only dream about singing in tune?

Well, the tune apparently stems from an old drinking song. I guess in that state, everyone sounds on key.


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Dr. Mabuse
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Sweden
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Posted - 01/29/2007 :  08:47:06   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send Dr. Mabuse an ICQ Message Send Dr. Mabuse a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by H. Humbert

quote:
Originally posted by Dr. Mabuse

What crazy person came up with the idea of having a national anthem that more than half the population can only dream about singing in tune?

Well, the tune apparently stems from an old drinking song. I guess in that state, everyone sounds on key.


Ah... That makes sense.



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Original_Intent
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Posted - 01/29/2007 :  11:09:33   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Original_Intent a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by H. Humbert

quote:
Originally posted by Dr. Mabuse

What crazy person came up with the idea of having a national anthem that more than half the population can only dream about singing in tune?

Well, the tune apparently stems from an old drinking song. I guess in that state, everyone sounds on key.





Can you point me to a source?

Thanks
Joe
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Dave W.
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Posted - 01/29/2007 :  11:16:38   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message
The Anacreontic Song.

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Original_Intent
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Posted - 01/29/2007 :  15:16:47   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Original_Intent a Private Message
I had never heard that. Kind of sad.....

OK, not to jump OT because I have to do someresearch first, and not to cliam this as a "falsie", but....

I have long been leary of anything seen in wikipedia, especially without cites. Wikiality was a pretty good surmation of my thought on it. Add on top of that the recent false entries and hack attacks......

Where is wikipedia to go if it is to remain open?
If they start to close it, on what criteria will specialists be selected. Pretty easy for say baseball..... but what about things that are highly interperative and/or theoretical....

More later in it's own thread.....

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Joe
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Dave W.
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Posted - 01/29/2007 :  15:27:35   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message
With luck, the Smithsonian Institution isn't basing their info off Wikipedia.

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H. Humbert
SFN Die Hard

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4574 Posts

Posted - 01/29/2007 :  16:23:16   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send H. Humbert a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Original_Intent

I had never heard that. Kind of sad.....

What's sad about it?


"A man is his own easiest dupe, for what he wishes to be true he generally believes to be true." --Demosthenes

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HalfMooner
Dingaling

Philippines
15831 Posts

Posted - 01/29/2007 :  20:35:25   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message
It would be interesting to hear the same lyrics sung to a good, but easier, more "democratic" melody. I wonder how many attempts have been made at that?


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Cuneiformist
The Imperfectionist

USA
4954 Posts

Posted - 01/29/2007 :  20:47:59   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Cuneiformist a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Original_Intent

I had never heard that. Kind of sad.....

OK, not to jump OT because I have to do someresearch first, and not to cliam this as a "falsie", but....

I have long been leary of anything seen in wikipedia, especially without cites. Wikiality was a pretty good surmation of my thought on it. Add on top of that the recent false entries and hack attacks......

Where is wikipedia to go if it is to remain open?
If they start to close it, on what criteria will specialists be selected. Pretty easy for say baseball..... but what about things that are highly interperative and/or theoretical....

More later in it's own thread.....

Peace
Joe

Some are already trying to do something about it-- one of the Wiki founders is trying to start something similar, Citizendium, where "gentle expert oversight" will, perhaps, add more reliablility to the project...
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McQ
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USA
258 Posts

Posted - 01/29/2007 :  20:57:32   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send McQ a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by HalfMooner

It would be interesting to hear the same lyrics sung to a good, but easier, more "democratic" melody. I wonder how many attempts have been made at that?





Democratic? Or Democrat? I just want to be sure.

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