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 Posted:   Jul 22, 2013 - 7:52 PM   
 By:   Regie   (Member)

This has nothing much to do with film music! I found it today and am posting this merciless lampoon of Twelve Tone (Serial) music from Schoenberg onwards. I find it impossibly funny. Hope you do too!! Have a nice day!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LACCAF04wSs

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 22, 2013 - 9:59 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

That was great . hilarious, nothing like some good humor to mellow the night-THANKS.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 22, 2013 - 10:04 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

As we music lovers know those comedy skits were always making fun of how RONCO K -TEL and other music lp distributors would stick in a load of songs on some compilation lp and they would actually have the nerve to cut and edit a part of the songs out, Remember those days folks. 187 music pieces on one LP [funny] There was another great comedy skit where the announcer says 1001 great hits from the stone age on one LP,love it.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 23, 2013 - 12:37 AM   
 By:   Graham S. Watt   (Member)

For once, I could connect with a YouTube comment. Someone asked "Is it making fun or being ironic"? I don't quite know what the purpose is either... I'm inclined to believe that it really only "works" as humour for those who really hate that kind of stuff and think "How true - that music IS awful". If it's supposed to be an ironic comment on the general public's closed-mindedness towards "other" kinds of music, its sledgehammer subtlety simply falls flat on its face.

(With all due respect to those who actually find it funny).

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 23, 2013 - 1:57 AM   
 By:   Regie   (Member)

For once, I could connect with a YouTube comment. Someone asked "Is it making fun or being ironic"? I don't quite know what the purpose is either... I'm inclined to believe that it really only "works" as humour for those who really hate that kind of stuff and think "How true - that music IS awful". If it's supposed to be an ironic comment on the general public's closed-mindedness towards "other" kinds of music, its sledgehammer subtlety simply falls flat on its face.

(With all due respect to those who actually find it funny).


See Dan The Man's comment posted before yours. "Sledgehammer subtlety"? An oxymoron, but a sense of humour is definitely required about all aspects of our culture.

Gosh, some people even parody religion!!

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 23, 2013 - 2:37 AM   
 By:   Graham S. Watt   (Member)

Oh, I don't consider myself to be overly serious Regie, but I still don't know what the target of that lampoon is, and so it kind of leaves me cold. How do you read it?

Here are two gems from an elderly aunt of mine -

(On realising that not all the family laughed along with her at her favourite TV comedies) - "Humour's a funny thing".

(And - on tutting at the spiky-haired punk fashion circa 1979) - "We can't ALL be individuals".

 
 Posted:   Jul 23, 2013 - 3:17 AM   
 By:   OnlyGoodMusic   (Member)

If it's meant as a criticism of 12-tone music, then it's fairly dumb. If indeed it criticizes the public's derision of the technique, it's still fairly pointless.

Schoenberg himself said that he never intended everyone to use twelve-tone technique, as much as he never condemned the further employment of tonality (which he called "traditional").

Besides, Alban Berg's Violin Concerto "To the Memory of an Angel" (his late infant daughter) is one of the most moving and haunting pieces in all of 20th century music.

 
 Posted:   Jul 23, 2013 - 8:23 AM   
 By:   Essankay   (Member)

If it's meant as a criticism of 12-tone music, then it's fairly dumb. If indeed it criticizes the public's derision of the technique, it's still fairly pointless.

This.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 23, 2013 - 9:17 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

I didn't find if particularly FUNNY, but definitely cute. I like those 'culture crash' parodies.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 23, 2013 - 9:36 AM   
 By:   Morricone   (Member)

I guess those who hate 12 tone, even as a valuable tool, might find it hilarious. The only part I find amusing is it evokes those old commercials that sold compilation CDs of classical music by relating them to popular music; "Did you know that the song "Stranger in Paradise" was taken from music composed by Alexander Borodin, the "Gliding Dance of the Maidens," from the Polovtsian Dances?"
Actually either way, at my age, it strikes me sad, and I usually am up for a laugh whatever the target.

 
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