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2013-01-21 08:03:35 PM

weltallica: Fark VIMEO.

It's always a 70/30 chance that pressing the PLAY button will do sweet fark all.


It's about 90% fail in my experience.

RIght now Vimeo has taken 6 minutes to play the first 19 seconds of the REM link.
 
2013-01-21 08:03:56 PM

lokisbong:
This version is very wrist slitty. Not a version of the tune I ever want to hear again.


yes, yes it is...um do you happen to have a bandage I can borrow? I got kind of angsty....and well....dammit....drip dripnevermind
 
2013-01-21 08:11:48 PM

SirPeteTheGreat: Oldiron_79: Not honna click,I like minor scales and chords. Hell do it inreverse and minorfy some sickeningly happy songs.

PLEASE can someone with musical talent than I do this with "Call Me Maybe"?


As requested
 
2013-01-21 08:11:48 PM

DreamyAltarBoy: Fifi Le Pew: roblarky: New Rickroll

I never thought I'd laugh out loud to a Rickroll again, but you proved me wrong

All of these are great fun.  Metallica in smooth jazz style was just awesome -- I heard a blue grass version of Metallica's Enter Sandman on the radio one morning and just about lost it.   I cranked up the volume to 11 like the idiot I am.

I think the bluegrass/Metallica band is called Iron Horse.


Thank you!  Just found a bunch of blue grass covers by this band on YouTube.  I know how I'll be spending my evening.  Damn, I think my redneck roots may be showing.
 
2013-01-21 08:28:55 PM

zez: I always thought the original sounded happy

/shiny happy people always made me feel like cutting my wrists though


Hey - the software to do this stuff is available - and you aren't stupid. Fix it.
 
2013-01-21 08:37:53 PM
Won't play on my phone... This may be a bookmark.
 
2013-01-21 08:38:43 PM

Jon iz teh kewl: Lenny_da_Hog: FlashHarry: still a couple of minor chords in there, but, yes, that was interesting.

Major keys contain minor chords. ii and vi are commonly used to lead to the V.

DUR DUR DERPARTMENT OF DURP SPEAKING
DURPINGT DURP DURP DURPTYITY TDURP


Guitarists who wish they were musicians are so cute.
 
2013-01-21 08:38:47 PM

theorellior: Yaxe: GAT_00: The message loses something with major keys.  It's too...hopeful.

Minor keys are supposed to sound "sad" whilst major keys are supposed to sound "bright".

It's the interaction of the beat frequencies between various note intervals on the hairs of your cochlea. The closer to a simple integer relationship, the "nicer" the sound.

---=====*
TMYK


Except not. Both a major chord and a minor chord have the same set of intervals: a minor third, a major third, and a fifth. Just different order of major and minor third.
 
2013-01-21 08:39:24 PM
"Lindsay, spit it out. That's not real happiness."
 
2013-01-21 08:43:52 PM
Interesting.

Also interesting: the way people seem to forget that classical musicians have been doing this sort of thing for centuries.
 
2013-01-21 08:54:05 PM

Abox: DammitIForgotMyLogin: Riders on the Storm


It's from the alternate ending to the Doors where Jim gets sober and gets his act together.


Imagine what they could do with Pink Floyd
 
2013-01-21 09:00:56 PM
Reminds me of Nina Gordon. Good stuff.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NG2EGOB9-lc
 
2013-01-21 09:04:59 PM

Bondith: Still sounds better as a polka.


WHHHOOOOO! Texas music rules!
 
2013-01-21 09:09:07 PM

DreamyAltarBoy: Try playing "twinkle twinkle little star" in a minor key. It becomes cliché ominous.


Why not listen to Mahler's first symphony, its just about as depressing, and 45 minutes long with the abridged version....
 
2013-01-21 09:16:37 PM

CavalierEternal: I really like the first one they did with Metallica's "Nothing Else Matters".


Ha ha ha, that's awesome.

And just, too. That song deserved to be turned into a major key and played on easy listening stations with Michael Bolton.
 
2013-01-21 09:24:01 PM

Inflatable Rhetoric: I found it irritating.


Me too.  Reminds me too much of that wretched "Shiny Happy People."
 
2013-01-21 09:33:04 PM
Or how about this: Haberna String Quartet playes "Nothing Else Matters"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPttbC_jIgA
 
2013-01-21 09:38:17 PM

amquelbettamin: foo monkey: That's farking weird as fark. I love it.

The last few days fark has been more like old fark than new fark. Old fark was all these weird stories and links like you see today. Recently fark has been repetitive and boring.

Keep up the good (recent) work moda


My smarmily-bragged-about 5-digit account number agrees with you.

The Metallica one is surprisingly good.
 
2013-01-21 09:40:37 PM

Oldiron_79: Not honna click,I like minor scales and chords. Hell do it inreverse and minorfy some sickeningly happy songs.


As you wish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwpcyrSsP_c -- one of the bongbong comment links that you miss by not clicking.

/but I loooved the LMR major, would listen again, thanks, subby!
 
2013-01-21 10:05:57 PM
Good find, subby. Very cool indeed
 
2013-01-21 10:14:09 PM

Abox: DammitIForgotMyLogin: Riders on the Storm


It's from the alternate ending to the Doors where Jim gets sober and gets his act together.


Well, if we're gonna talk about rock bands from the 1960s, I say the best cover is Yat-Kha's rendition of In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida. There's nothing quite like combining Tuvan throat-singing with American rock-n-roll.
 
2013-01-21 10:26:43 PM

ciberido: Abox: DammitIForgotMyLogin: Riders on the Storm


It's from the alternate ending to the Doors where Jim gets sober and gets his act together.


Well, if we're gonna talk about rock bands from the 1960s, I say the best cover is Yat-Kha's rendition of In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida. There's nothing quite like combining Tuvan throat-singing with American rock-n-roll.


Great.

Zen Klingons.

I think we're doomed.
 
2013-01-21 10:34:04 PM
It's like nails on a chalkboard to me- I never thought I could have a reaction like that, but wow. I really did hurt my ears.
 
2013-01-21 10:39:23 PM
Looks like they also altered the video to intensify the light coming from windows and other background sources, bathing everything in an ethereal glow.

("Recovering My Religion," indeed.)
 
2013-01-21 10:43:55 PM
Bluegrass NIN from the incomparable Asylum Street Spankers
 
2013-01-21 10:44:05 PM

BlaqueKatt: lokisbong:
This version is very wrist slitty. Not a version of the tune I ever want to hear again.

yes, yes it is...um do you happen to have a bandage I can borrow? I got kind of angsty....and well....dammit....drip dripnevermind


I managed to close the browser window before I got the safety disengaged, so...no harm. WTF WAS that?
 
2013-01-21 11:19:10 PM

BullStrings: DreamyAltarBoy: Try playing "twinkle twinkle little star" in a minor key. It becomes cliché ominous.

Why not listen to Mahler's first symphony, its just about as depressing, and 45 minutes long with the abridged version....


Because if you do a theme and variation on "twinkle twinkle" eventually you end up with "Crazy Train" by way of "Sweet Dreams (are made of this)".
 
2013-01-21 11:29:19 PM

Oldiron_79: Not honna click,I like minor scales and chords. Hell do it inreverse and minorfy some sickeningly happy songs.


As part of a fundraiser for Hurricane Katrina recovery, someone did that (in a cover version, not electronically) with "Walking on Sunshine" by Katrina and the Waves.
 
2013-01-21 11:33:35 PM

Ima_Lurker: Imagine what they could do with Pink Floyd



Check out a string quartet doing a cover of early Sid Barrett tunes at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-9NodLlJe4 . "See Emily Play" and "Arnold Layne" turned out pretty well.


/a gnome named Grimble Crumble
 
2013-01-21 11:50:32 PM
I like it, in a novelty way. I'm not an REM fan but I've always loved this song. I think it's an amazing song.
 
2013-01-21 11:57:31 PM
I_Can't_Believe_it's_not_Boutros

A pistol hot cup of rhyme.

The whiskey is water, the water is wine?

The Tribune's Mr. Sly

Show up with Lydian mode and we'll talk.

Didn't Frank Zappa refer to the Lydian mode as adding a little "garlic"?
 
2013-01-21 11:58:58 PM

DreamyAltarBoy: BullStrings: DreamyAltarBoy: Try playing "twinkle twinkle little star" in a minor key. It becomes cliché ominous.

Why not listen to Mahler's first symphony, its just about as depressing, and 45 minutes long with the abridged version....

Because if you do a theme and variation on "twinkle twinkle" eventually you end up with "Crazy Train" by way of "Sweet Dreams (are made of this)".


Wait, what?
 
2013-01-22 12:01:43 AM

DreamyAltarBoy: Try playing "twinkle twinkle little star" in a minor key. It becomes cliché ominous.


The version from Dead Space is pretty creepy.
 
2013-01-22 12:02:06 AM

BullStrings: DreamyAltarBoy: BullStrings: DreamyAltarBoy: Try playing "twinkle twinkle little star" in a minor key. It becomes cliché ominous.

Why not listen to Mahler's first symphony, its just about as depressing, and 45 minutes long with the abridged version....

Because if you do a theme and variation on "twinkle twinkle" eventually you end up with "Crazy Train" by way of "Sweet Dreams (are made of this)".

Wait, what?


I thought it was just freres jacques minor style. (Bad ass bass solo...)
\playing it this month
\\like the hundreth bday of gustav mahler....
 
2013-01-22 12:14:13 AM

roblarky: New Rickroll


i780.photobucket.com

If you tell us it's a Rickroll, then link to "Never Gonna Give You Up," is it a Rickroll?
 
2013-01-22 12:16:00 AM
_/Why not listen to Mahler's first symphony, its just about as depressing, and 45 minutes long with the abridged version...._/

Mahler does a similar stunt, with a whole movement based on the minor version of the nursery song Frère Jacques

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frère_Jacques

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Symphony_No._1_%28Mahler%29#Movement_3
 
2013-01-22 12:18:10 AM

VoiceOfReason499: CavalierEternal: I really like the first one they did with Metallica's "Nothing Else Matters".

And *poof* Metallica is turned into Nickelback.


I took the link and posted it on facebook. A friend of mine commented that it made it sound like Nickelback. I thought....hmmm he's right. So I came back here to say that but you already did. Interesting.
 
2013-01-22 12:20:32 AM

Teresaol31: Jesus tap-dancing Christ, what next? Are they going to see what "Everybody Hurts" would sound like with an "up" tempo?


You had to ask.

/Yes, I know it's not actually the same song.
//So try this one.
 
2013-01-22 12:23:33 AM

yarllib: Linkhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E92zCs4sWto kinda appropriate to the thread


Your link, it does nothing.
 
2013-01-22 12:28:38 AM
My toddler loves the majored versions.
 
2013-01-22 12:29:43 AM

BullStrings: BullStrings: DreamyAltarBoy: BullStrings: DreamyAltarBoy: Try playing "twinkle twinkle little star" in a minor key. It becomes cliché ominous.

Why not listen to Mahler's first symphony, its just about as depressing, and 45 minutes long with the abridged version....

Because if you do a theme and variation on "twinkle twinkle" eventually you end up with "Crazy Train" by way of "Sweet Dreams (are made of this)".

Wait, what?

I thought it was just freres jacques minor style. (Bad ass bass solo...)
\playing it this month
\\like the hundreth bday of gustav mahler....


Yeah Mahler did Freres Jacqes, Randy Rhodes did Twinkle twinkle
 
2013-01-22 12:30:54 AM
Run this through an autotuner (please someone do this) and we have an instant Top 40 Hit! Just splice in some rapper for a hook and bridge.
 
2013-01-22 12:33:58 AM

KatjaMouse: Studio 360 did a pretty interesting little segment a few weeks back on minor/major pop songs complete with comparisons of what something like Barbie Girl would sound like. It was a fun listen.


You might be interested in variations on Clementine.
 
2013-01-22 12:47:20 AM

jamspoon: nutkick_42: Metal Miley

Going the other way Richard Thompson's live acoustic version of Oops!... I did it again


25.media.tumblr.com

I do kinda like Richard Cheese's cover of Baby Got Back, though you may prefer Jonathan Coulton's version.
 
2013-01-22 12:48:09 AM

Blowmonkey: I thought this was super cool, found it over the weekend and been playing it on my ipod. It gives the song such a different feel.


It does and I think it's this: the song has lost its under-lying...well, 'dread' isn't exactly the world the work I'm searching for but it will have to do.

How about 'ennui'?
 
2013-01-22 12:52:52 AM

Beer It's What's For Dinner: SirPeteTheGreat: Oldiron_79: Not honna click,I like minor scales and chords. Hell do it inreverse and minorfy some sickeningly happy songs.

PLEASE can someone with musical talent than I do this with "Call Me Maybe"?

As requested


I guess parodies are off-topic, but I have to give I'm a Zombie, Maybe a mention.
 
2013-01-22 12:57:38 AM
Pretty acoustic cover of Hey Ya:

Link

Comfortably Numb:

Link

Hurt (Johnny Cash version, sung by Kermit the Frog):

Link
 
2013-01-22 12:59:54 AM

RCon: Bluegrass NIN from the incomparable Asylum Street Spankers


I'll see your Bluegrass NIN and raise you Hayseed Dixie's cover of Highway to Hell.
 
2013-01-22 01:00:50 AM

LazarusLong42: theorellior: Yaxe: GAT_00: The message loses something with major keys.  It's too...hopeful.

Minor keys are supposed to sound "sad" whilst major keys are supposed to sound "bright".

It's the interaction of the beat frequencies between various note intervals on the hairs of your cochlea. The closer to a simple integer relationship, the "nicer" the sound.

---=====*
TMYK

Except not. Both a major chord and a minor chord have the same set of intervals: a minor third, a major third, and a fifth. Just different order of major and minor third.


Yep, it's the relative position of the major and minor 3rd intervals, whether in a scale or in chord. Easiest way to see this is on the piano - play only white keys, starting on C, and you get C Major. Play the same keys (same notes), but starting on A, and you get A Minor (it's called A Natural Minor since you can play it without any sharp or flat notes, the black keys).

Do this with chords, with the major 3rd (two whole steps) on the lower side of the 5th interval and the minor 3rd (1&1/2 steps) on the upper side, and you get major - flip it, with the minor 3rd on the lower side, and you get minor. With the A minor scale, you play through that minor 3rd first, then the major third, so your ear hears minor. It's all in the order.

That being said, when you simply go to major chords like this song, from minor... some of the chord progressions will now sound just awful, at least compared to what we're accustomed to with rock.
 
2013-01-22 01:14:40 AM

HoratioGates: Hurt (Johnny Cash version, sung by Kermit the Frog)


Death metal isn't really my thing, but here's a a death metal cover of the Johnny Cash song "The Man Comes Around."
 
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