Songs with News-reading samples

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Re: Songs with News-reading samples

Post by Steve3007 » November 18th, 2017, 8:45 pm

Confession time: I remember when you used to be able to smoke on planes. The smoking section was horrible. So, as a smoker, I used to book a seat in the non-smoking section and then go and join all the coughing smokers for a fag. Very bad. But I have been told (by a smoker) that back then they used to recycle the air in the cabin more effectively than they do now, to clear away the smoke. So the smokers were doing everyone a favour.

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The best thing about being a smoker - and being forced outside - was the excuse to get away from people, from the hurly burly. I often found it much more pleasant chatting quietly with other smokers than being amongst it all at parties and at work.
Yes, true. And I often found smokers to be an altogether more entertaining class of people than those holier-than-thou gym-loving clean air freaks.

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Re: Songs with News-reading samples

Post by Recallthehorizon » November 20th, 2017, 11:37 am

Steve3007 wrote:Isn't it "take a sad song and make it better"? (Sorry to be a pedant).

Back on the subject of "A Day in the Life", where John says "He blew his mind out in a car. He didn't notice that the lights had changed." I've never got that lyric. Odd choice of words. People normally blow their minds out with a gun. And, in a car, if you don't notice that the lights have changed the worse that normally happens is that the person behind you beeps their horn. You don't get your mind blown out.

Curious.

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Someone spent time, money and energy counting the potholes in the streets ?!
I expect the council probably keeps a log so that they can send someone back to repair them at a later date. I expect it's probably something like that.
The lyrics are course a reference to Pauls death.Every true musician knows Paul died in 1966 It was supposedly in a car crash.Playing styles are completely different.If anyone is particularly interested there is a wealth of information to digest by googling and on youtube

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Re: Songs with News-reading samples

Post by Recallthehorizon » November 20th, 2017, 11:42 am

The best I can think of is "Whats the frequency Kenneth" by Rem about news anchor Dan Mather who supposedly got attacked by men asking him Kenneth whats the frequency.

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