The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

17 September 2004

Things I learned this week

Convalescence has its drawbacks, but it did enable me to catch up on the world around me, so to speak. And here's some of what I discovered:

I feel so much brighter now.

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I think I heard Steinbrenner say something about cod liver oil, too.

And he said it last night.

Posted by: Vickie at 5:05 AM on 17 September 2004

Bullet item #4 was demonstrated on the air during the 1980s by one Bob Nathan, at the time part of the morning-drive team on KFBK radio in Sacramento. I've since taught the "Wreck" version to my wife.

And yes, some of the words do have to be dropped to make it fit.

As for bullet item #2, I'll bet even more San Franciscans will be dead by 2200. We gotta do sump'n!

Posted by: McGehee at 2:01 PM on 17 September 2004

That is true of most songs with the same meter.

Back in seminary, we often did familiar hymns to alternate tunes -- and often went to great lengths to find some "unauthorized" ones as well.

For example, try "Amazing Grace" to the tune of the theme from "Gilligan's Island".

Posted by: ThePrecinctChair at 6:47 PM on 17 September 2004

The retro band Big Daddy specialized in that sort of thing, which is how I learned that "Yakety Yak" and "Help Me Make It Through The Night" were the same song.

Posted by: CGHill at 7:12 PM on 17 September 2004