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(Huffington Post)   Problem: You're a famous American composer and songwriter, but you've been dead for over 50 years. Solution: pour all of your songs into an 83 year old woman and let her bang them out. Bonus: Ghost of Walt Disney also gave her "Buddha Mouse"   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 25
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2013-09-26 08:00:22 PM  
Say what?????????
 
2013-09-26 08:00:58 PM  
If you're going to come back from the grave with a tune, give it to a musician. If you have a song to be sung, give it to someone with a golden voice. I was going to criticize grandma, but it's not her fault George Gershwin gave songs to someone who can't sing them.

BAD GEORGE GERSHWIN, BAD!
 
2013-09-26 08:03:08 PM  
Either I've been drugged, or there isn't a lot of sense to be made of this headline.

/please be both
 
2013-09-26 08:04:54 PM  
Is Rosemary Brown going to sue her from beyond the grave?
 
2013-09-26 08:07:30 PM  

karmaceutical: Either I've been drugged, or there isn't a lot of sense to be made of this headline.

/please be both


Trust Subby, who is clearly an expert on 83 year olds who bang. Out. Who bang out. Songs.

/oh, probably both here too
 
2013-09-26 08:25:32 PM  
I've been high... real high.  But I've never been banging 83 year old high.
 
2013-09-26 08:25:39 PM  
That's some shiatty reporting right there. If I've got someone claiming that [artist] is using me to create new art from beyond the grave, the first thing I'm going to do is find someone who is an expert in [artist]'s works to tell me if the new work is consonant with [artist]'s known work.

The article doesn't get into that until near the very end, and all we get is:

... at least one music expert is skeptical.

Jim Briggs, a Los Angeles-based studio musician, well-acquainted with Gershwin's music, analyzed the reportedly new sheet music of "My Stars Above" and says it does not display the same mastery that one would expect from the composer, especially 78 years after "Porgy And Bess."

"If [Gershwin's] communicating musically from beyond the grave, I can't believe that at no point did he suggest 'My Stars Above' be an instrumental," Briggs told HuffPost by email.


So this "Gershwin expert's" only beef with these songs allegedly dictated to her by Gershwin is that "Gershwin probably would've wanted it to be an instrumental"? How about "Gershwin used [these kinds of chords] or [this kind of meter in his lyrics]" or whatever. I can't believe that it's difficult for a Gershwin expert to differentiate between a genuine Gershwin work and the kind of song an 83-year old dingbat comes up with.

Not to mention that she also claims to get songs from people like Jimi Hendrix. I would hope that a Hendrix expert could tell the difference between a real Jimi tune and somebody's grandma's idea of what a Hendrix tune would sound like.
 
2013-09-26 08:30:40 PM  
That's awesome. I wish a musician had poured all their talents into me. Instead, I seem to have received that special gift from an unrepentant masturbator.
 
2013-09-26 08:53:39 PM  
How about this...some people are farking crazy...?
 
2013-09-26 09:22:01 PM  
And, Subby. And. You bastard.
 
2013-09-26 09:31:19 PM  
wtfhoty
/dnrtfa
 
2013-09-26 10:09:33 PM  
This article... Very Oniony. Very very Oniony.
 
2013-09-26 10:35:56 PM  
Grandma is cukoo.
 
2013-09-26 11:11:11 PM  
This just in:  some elderly people are using more powerful hallucinogens than attendees of a Phish concert.
 
2013-09-26 11:12:56 PM  
Well, I do know of one psychic that channeled the Righteous Brothers.
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2013-09-26 11:25:05 PM  

oddball318: Well, I do know of one psychic that channeled the Righteous Brothers.
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And she HATES that Henry The Eighth song, dammit!
 
2013-09-27 12:14:13 AM  

Uzzah: That's some shiatty reporting right there. If I've got someone claiming that [artist] is using me to create new art from beyond the grave, the first thing I'm going to do is find someone who is an expert in [artist]'s works to tell me if the new work is consonant with [artist]'s known work.


Actually, the first thing I would do is laugh, because ghosts and spirits are not real.
 
2013-09-27 01:36:45 AM  
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2013-09-27 01:42:09 AM  
Buddha Mouse preaches the truth of reincarnation as dictated by a guy who is still extremely dead yet prefers to talk to an 83 year old nutcase.
 
2013-09-27 01:54:32 AM  
Sometimes heaven sends a rainbow.

Sometimes she sends, Oh so much more.


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2013-09-27 02:05:42 AM  
Even although they touched on copyright, they seem to have missed the boat.  Copyright is based on when the composer died.  She's carelessly ending her copyright way to soon.  I mean, she could have just lied about getting them from dead people and kept the copyrights for herself!
 
2013-09-27 04:45:33 AM  
Is this how Tupaq kept releasing new songs?
 
2013-09-27 07:56:48 AM  
Bad headline? Or am I having a stroke?
 
2013-09-27 09:30:16 AM  
i.huffpost.com

Looks more like Kung Fu Mouse to me...
 
2013-09-27 12:12:21 PM  

Notabunny: That's awesome. I wish a musician had poured all their talents into me. Instead, I seem to have received that special gift from an unrepentant masturbator.


I don't care who you are, that right there is funny!
 
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