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03-11-2008, 09:15 PM
Post: #46
 
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Sean Nelson ponders this.......[/quote

OH MY GOD THAT WAS SERIOUSLY THE BEST NIGHT OF LIFE!!! does anyone have video of this?
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03-13-2008, 04:48 PM
Post: #47
 
If I were the horn player
Then I could read
In a classical guitar
Still wouldn't be where we could be read

Can't believe I'm working for them
And find what you say followed by ™
You steal them
And it makes me red

If I were a boxer
I'd know how to spar
It's the oil on the carpet
(That) sells the car, friend

If you're gonna seek
I won't bother to hide
No that's not a book in hand
It's TV Guide
You're well read
And it makes me red
Yeah, it makes me red

Incarnadine
(In)carnadine
Make the multitude of disease
Turn red if I face you
Ironic killjoy


Time to take a break.
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03-13-2008, 06:12 PM
Post: #48
 
Brant Disapproves of Dining Car. We're practicing in the background, and I'm in love with the face he makes. This is obviously cutting-room floor, but I wanted to have a go at compressing something to YouTube-size to make sure that yes, yes, this will really work.

(However, YouTube quality really bites when I've been editing this on the shiny, shiny super-fast computers in the Georgia Tech media lab. I'll need to play with compression settings, or else simply not post to YouTube.)
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03-13-2008, 08:19 PM
Post: #49
 
Scottique Wrote:Brant Disapproves of Dining Car.
That would be me trying to make everyone hush. Perhaps you could even call me a killjoy.
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03-13-2008, 08:56 PM
Post: #50
 
Ironic.

"Hillary Clinton thinks she's SO cool."
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03-13-2008, 09:17 PM
Post: #51
 
the doctor Wrote:something that wasn't the scanned lyrics sheet that he alone has
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03-14-2008, 02:06 AM
Post: #52
 
If I were the heart
Well, then I couldn't bleed
And if I played guitar
Still wouldn't be where we'd be rich

Can't believe I'm working for him
The fact that you say, followed by ™
You feel bad
It makes me red

If I were a boxer
I'd know how to spar
It's the oil on the carpet
That sells the car, friend

If you're gonna seek
I won't bother to hide
No, that's not a book in your hand
That's TV Guide
You're well read
And it makes me read
Yeah, it makes me red

Incarnadine
(In)carnadine
Make the multitude of disease
Turn red if I face you
Ironic killjoy
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03-14-2008, 05:28 AM
Post: #53
 
I will do my level best to get that scan done this weekend, when I am returning to my ancestral home of Moses Lake, Washington, there to remind myself why I moved to Seattle (and also to console my friend who is having her wisdom teeth removed--alas!--and probably watch movies and eat at least one barbecued pork sammich). I think my family has a scanner, you see. I will dig around for other things to scan, so maybe I can even have a scanning party!

(Now that I have said this I am pretty sure there will actually be no scanner, in which case I will have to find some other way. But I'm a doctor, so I'm sure I'll find something.)

"Hillary Clinton thinks she's SO cool."
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03-14-2008, 06:07 AM
Post: #54
 
Hooray and huzzah! You aren't just a doctor--you're THE doctor. Resource issues are no match for you! (This is the part where I tried to come up with something witty and punneriffic on CAT scans, but I literally just woke up and cleverness won't engage for another 45 minutes. Forget it.) Good luck and give your friend gentle kisses.
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03-15-2008, 02:16 AM
Post: #55
 
If I were the heart
Well, then I couldn't bleed
And if I played guitar
Still couldn't be where we'd be rich

Can't believe I'm working for them
And find what you say followed by ™
You steal them
And it makes me red

If I were a boxer
I'd know how to spar
It's the oil on the carpet
That sells the car, friend

If you're gonna seek
I won't bother to hide
No, that's not a book in your hand
It's TV Guide
You're well read
And it makes me red
Yeah, it makes me red

Incarnadine
Incarnadine
Make the multitudinous seas
Turn red if I face you
Ironic killjoy


Stop your thoughts
Memorized inflection
Some have libraries
Your autograph collection, countless

Facile privilege looks like a train
I die, it knows
Your pop culture brain is so dead
And it makes me red
Yeah, it makes me red

Incarnadine
Incarnadine
Make the multitudinous seas
Turn red if I face you
Ironic killjoy


Incarnadine
Incarnadine
I can close my eyes
It's just so long before
I just go blind as you
If you can't help it
And it fires you
I don't know how
I black out from the shadows
You turn red if I face you
Ironic killjoy

We can talk about it later
But there's no later
Is there?
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03-18-2008, 05:23 AM
Post: #56
 
johnnyfootballhero Wrote:Can't believe I'm working for them
And find what you say followed by ™
You steal them
That has to be right. It fits phonetically and thematically, and it approaches clever.

Quote:Incarnadine
Incarnadine
Make the multitudinous seas
Turn red if I face you
Ironic killjoy
I remember on the lyrics sheet, he specifically crossed out the first, but not second, time that we wrote "In a car to dine." This might have been a mistake, but he did it so deliberately on both iterations of the chorus, I think it's possible that it actually is "Incarnadine / car to dine."

It's definitely "multitudinous seas." You have to be right there. It's the quotation, it's perfect. It sounds more right than "multitude of diseased" or anything else we were putting in there.

Also, "Make the multitudinous seas turn red if I face you, [you] ironic killjoy" sounds like nothing less than a death threat. (An awesomely phrased death threat, natch.)

Here's the thing: he sings it differently--that is, there's a different number of syllables--in the first iteration versus the second. The first one sounds like "Make the multitudinous seas turn red as my face." (I am definitely hearing "my," not "I.") However, the second one definitely has an extra syllable that makes it "Make the multitudinous seas turn as red as my face." Without that first "as," the phrase could mean:
Make the multitudinous seas turn red as my face, aka
Make the multitudinous seas turn red COMPARED TO my face, or
Make the multitudinous seas turn red WHILE MEANWHILE my face
However, that "as red as" forces it to be the former, not the latter.

I don't quite know how you're hearing "I" instead of "my." I think "my" has to be correct; I'm listening on high-quality headphones now and it's pretty clear to me.

Quote:Stop your thoughts
Memorized inflection
Some have libraries
Your autograph collection, countless
I specifically remember him saying out loud that "libraries" was a verb there. Not that I have a better suggestion on this line. This would be a perfect place where I'd like to refer to the corrected lyrics sheet, since I remember we had some-but-not-all of this right.

Quote:Facile privilege looks like a train
I die, it knows
Ooh, I like "facile privilege." Also, I swear there's an F sound at the end of that second line, like, "I die, a loaf." Because that makes more sense.
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Progress on the video:
I'm eight or ten hours in. I've collected, clipped, and organized all the video clips I'm going to use. (There should be a limited number of times in one's life that one must click "split clip at playhead.") Now I'm stringing them together. This video might turn out campy and strange. I think I like where it's going.
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03-18-2008, 09:53 AM
Post: #57
 
Scottique Wrote:Make the multitudinous seas turn red as my face, aka
Make the multitudinous seas turn red COMPARED TO my face, or
Make the multitudinous seas turn red WHILE MEANWHILE my face
However, that "as red as" forces it to be the former, not the latter.

I don't quite know how you're hearing "I" instead of "my." I think "my" has to be correct; I'm listening on high-quality headphones now and it's pretty clear to me.
Approaching it syntactically, "...seas turn red as my face" could only have the first comparative meaning, while the "...seas turn red as I face you" could only have the second meaning ("while").

I hear "my" as opposed to "I" too, but it also does sound like the line break should be after "you."

Quote:Progress on the video:
I'm eight or ten hours in. I've collected, clipped, and organized all the video clips I'm going to use. (There should be a limited number of times in one's life that one must click "split clip at playhead.") Now I'm stringing them together. This video might turn out campy and strange. I think I like where it's going.
I hope it is as ridiculous as I am imagining it in my head.
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03-18-2008, 10:06 AM
Post: #58
 
Oh, to refresh your memory, here's the only thing Sean has actually written in these forums about the lyrics to the song:
sean Wrote:dining car's main riff may sound familiar to fans of '80s action comedy television, while the lyrics may sound unfinished (and ok, slightly embarrassing) to me.
So if the lyrics seem unfinished, that only means we're on the right track!
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03-18-2008, 07:04 PM
Post: #59
 
The A-Team? I never watched it.

We can talk about it later
But there's no later
Is there?
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03-18-2008, 09:09 PM
Post: #60
 
Wow guys, wow.
I don't think "obsessed" even borders on properly describing haha.
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