Comments: I Love the 70's

No way! There's a pop culture reference you don't know? Say it ain't so!

Clanton: Stephen Foster. "Oh, Susannah", "Camptown Races". Stephen stinking Foster.
Holliday: Ah, yes. Well, this happens to be a nocturne.
Clanton: A which?
Holliday: You know, Frederic fucking Chopin.

I wasn't guessing at the songs because I only knew about three, and couldn't tell on some if I was even supposed to be guessing from the title or the entry... I was just being weird, to which you should be entirely accustomed by now.

But I did think you were listing songs that you didn't like.

Posted by: Tanya at April 24, 2004 at 09:45 AM

Ah yes, I remember it well now that you mention it. Sorry, I was a little slow on the uptake.

Posted by: charles austin at April 24, 2004 at 11:00 AM

I know each of the songs mentioned and own just about all of them on CD. So I self-disqualified. Like honest panelists used to on "To Tell the Truth" when they knew the ex-Navy pilot who ate the door off a refrigerator from having met him at a Manhattan cocktail party.

Posted by: Jeff G at April 24, 2004 at 06:35 PM

Not that anyone cares, but "All by Myself" was based on a melody from Tchaikovsky.

Posted by: LittleA at April 27, 2004 at 01:10 PM


I'm almost (almost!) positive (again, not that anybody cares) that "All By Myself" was ripped off from Rachmaninoff. I think the melody was from a later movement from one of his piano concertos, possibly no. 5. Whatever...

Posted by: kelly at April 27, 2004 at 02:19 PM

D'oh! Kelly, you are correct.

Shows you how good my memory is. (note to self: Google is your friend.)

Posted by: LittleA at April 28, 2004 at 10:55 AM

I won? Woo hoo!

Don't worry about the 10 spot - roll it over to the next round.

Posted by: RC at April 28, 2004 at 05:01 PM