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February 8[edit]


Hey, what is the name of that indie film of the guy going cross-country asking people like Warren Buffett for free advice? Thanks --Justanother 01:16, 8 February 2007 (UTC)

I got it. I thought the name was "The Journey" but thejourney takes you somewhere else. I googled around a bit and then hit it. --Justanother 01:29, 8 February 2007 (UTC)

BtVS Chosen score question[edit]

The score for the last battle in the episode "Chosen" in Buffy the Vampire Slayer sounds to me an awful lot like part of the score for The Last of the Mohicans movie. Am I just imagining this? If I'm not, what's the connection? Mothperson cocoon 03:26, 8 February 2007 (UTC)

Vocal Octet[edit]

Greetings... I would like someone to finish the octet for me please. I remember this much "do re mi fa so ...????" Bhavikmehta2685 17:26, 8 February 2007 (UTC)

This question was already asked and answered earlier today: Wikipedia:Reference desk/Science#Vocal Octet. − Twas Now ( talkcontribse-mail ) 17:43, 8 February 2007 (UTC)

Asian R&B oldie[edit]

There is an R&B song that is played on oldie but goodie shows, like Art Leboe's Killer Oldie Show, that is by an Asian artist, more specifically I believe the artist is Japanese because at the end of the song a woman wispers "konichiwa". I cannot recall the title of the song, or the name of the group/singer, however there are not many R&B oldies by distinctly asian named individuals.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks, Jennwill420 19:20, 8 February 2007 (UTC)

I don't think a single "konnichiwa" necessarily would indicate a Japanese song. This is extremely little information to go on. Anyway, the only Japanese song from the 60's becoming an international hit is probably "The Sukiyaki Song". 惑乱 分からん 23:34, 8 February 2007 (UTC)

Rule Britannia[edit]

I'm looking for a musical analysis of this song, but I am having no luck looking. I would like info on the original key, if it's modal, info on incidentals etc, or barring that an online copy of the notation (not just lyrics and chords). I'm not interested in actually having the sheet music, I just want to look at it. Anchoress 19:28, 8 February 2007 (UTC)

Twas Now ( talkcontribse-mail ) 19:37, 8 February 2007 (UTC)
I found this from the masque "Alfred" (click on sheet music to enlarge). It appears to be in D major. ---Sluzzelin 09:06, 9 February 2007 (UTC)
On second inspection, it might be a completely new arrangement and have nothing in common with the original. If I find an orchestral or piano score of the masque "Alfred" anywhere, I'll let you know. I tried listening to it here, but for some reason the wma files aren't playing for me. ---Sluzzelin 09:15, 9 February 2007 (UTC)
Sorry, no luck here. My favorite music store has neither the score, nor do any of the music encyclopedias indicate in which key the original was written. The masque of Alfred usually only gets mentioned for Rule, Britannia!'s sake. Apparently only 28 copies of the original printed sheet music have survived, and they are all incomplete. Then again, the entries on Arne were usually brief, and when not, they focused on his later works such as Thomas and Sally or Artaxerxes. ---Sluzzelin 13:10, 9 February 2007 (UTC)
Thanks to all for the replies and for the work you took to look for links. Much appreciated. Anchoress 20:27, 11 February 2007 (UTC)

Music in 2006[edit]

Suppose I had been living in a cave for the past year and didn't know anything about the music of 2006. What was important or popular in 2006 and why? What would you tell me to listen to in order to catch up? Mainstream, underground, anything, all genres. --Grace 22:59, 8 February 2007 (UTC)

The Knife. 惑乱 分からん 23:37, 8 February 2007 (UTC)
I can't say this is the best forum for this, but oh well. I agree that The Knife's Silent Shout is one of the best/most important albums of last year. A good thing would be to check out Metacritic's Best of 2006 (an aggregated list of albums ranked by average review) which also includes a number of Top Ten lists. Try also 2006 in music. - Zepheus <ゼィフィアス> 00:11, 9 February 2007 (UTC)
See 2006 in music. My recommendations? Here:
Twas Now ( talkcontribse-mail ) 00:13, 9 February 2007 (UTC)
Check out Acclaimed Music, which does a multi-critic list (and ranks this year against others as multi-year lists are made; for example, St. Elsewhere by Gnarls Barkley ranks overall around the same level as Remedy by the Basement Jaxx). It's frames, so I can't link to '06 directly, but the link's on the left hand of the site. -ByeByeBaby 03:40, 9 February 2007 (UTC) PS: The Thermals - The Body, The Blood, The Machine.
Awesome link ByeByeBaby. I'm hooked on this site already. - Zepheus <ゼィフィアス> 19:04, 9 February 2007 (UTC)
Well, now I feel a little better - I managed to hear quite a few of those albums despite retreating from music somewhat in 2006. Thanks for helping me catch up! --Grace 23:50, 10 February 2007 (UTC)

A question about posting here[edit]

Hi, I would like ask a question here pertaining to a MIDI file I have on my computer. Is there a way to attach such a file to my reference desk post? Thanks! S.dedalus 23:11, 8 February 2007 (UTC)

What is the legal status of the MIDI file? − Twas Now ( talkcontribse-mail ) 19:16, 9 February 2007 (UTC)
Well it is my own composition that was made with Sibelius software. However my question is whether my piece reminds anyone of any existing composition. (That would be an undesirable situation in this case.) The copyright for the fill belongs to me of course. S.dedalus 23:16, 9 February 2007 (UTC)
You can use Special:Upload to upload audio files, however the file type must be Ogg Vorbis. See Wikipedia:Media#Audio for more information, including links to programs that can help you convert file types. − Twas Now ( talkcontribse-mail ) 10:44, 11 February 2007 (UTC)
Thanks! that’s what I needed to know. S.dedalus 23:34, 12 February 2007 (UTC)