[LAD] [OT] killing kittens
lsutton at libero.it
Thu Nov 4 13:00:46 UTC 2010
Parallel successions of perfect fifths in the Bach chorales:
Victor Lazzarini wrote:
> Not to mention Jazz musicians, arrangers, Debussy, Ravel, Stravinsky...
> Sounds like a teutonic idea of Musik (sorry Joern...), rather than
> anything else.
> On 4 Nov 2010, at 12:02, Jörn Nettingsmeier wrote:
>> On 11/04/2010 06:01 AM, Jens M Andreasen made my day with this hilarious
>>> -- jedes mal wenn du eine quintparallele verwendest tötet bach ein
>> ("each time you employ parallel fifths, bach kills a kitten")
>> but since you give that youtube link, it should be noted that much like
>> inuit are entitled to kill narwhals since it has always been a pillar of
>> their survival, icelanders have a kitten-killing quota as well, because
>> the type of chant you hear in the intro and outro of that youtube song
>> is a very ancient tradition, called tvisöngur, from way back when
>> anything not strictly unison had to be considered seriously hip.
>> time to crawl back under my stone.
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