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Can't recall dance song[edit]

I remember it from about 10ish years ago. In it, a woman (or someone who sounds like a woman) holds a continuous note for >30ish seconds. I thought it was Narayan by The Prodigy, but I listened to the whole track but it isn't. I realize I'm not giving a lot of info, but this is driving me nuts.

Thanks98.209.119.116 (talk) 05:31, 12 April 2010 (UTC)

Not a dance song, but When I'm With You by Sheriff has a really long and high note at the end, which according to the article holds the record for longest note ever in a pop song. That came out around 1990. 75.157.57.12 (talk) 05:51, 12 April 2010 (UTC)

Silence (song) by Delirium and featuring Sarah McLachlan? Not sure about 30-seconds but her singing style involves a lot of holding notes for pro-longed periods of time. What sort of dance music was it? 194.221.133.226 (talk) 09:07, 12 April 2010 (UTC)

Some possibilities though they may not qualify as 'dance' music per se.

Exxolon (talk) 15:20, 12 April 2010 (UTC)

I don't listen to a lot of dance music, so this might not be completely accurate, but I would classify it as trance. The woman in it sang it like a traditional Indian song, not unlike the early notes of this woman here in this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jrf2k0Klc-U

98.209.119.116 (talk) 04:14, 13 April 2010 (UTC)

Reminds me of hearing Johnny Mathis on the Ed Sullivan Show performing Johnny One Note; he held one note for the whole song while The Lennon Sisters sang the lyrics. Amazing. --jpgordon::==( o ) 06:04, 13 April 2010 (UTC)

Use of "You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet" song on Drew Carey Show[edit]

I love BTO's "You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet" and am sure that I remember seeing it on an episode of the Drew Carey Show when the guys did a striptease. I think that episode was made when everybody was still making mileage from "The Full Monty" (film). Trouble is, no one I've spoken to seems to remember the Drew Carey use of the song, and it's not mentioned in your references to other uses of that song. Did I only dream that I saw it on the Drew Carey Show?Choosewiki (talk) 07:30, 12 April 2010 (UTC)

If you dreamed it, you weren't the only one. Dismas|(talk) 07:35, 12 April 2010 (UTC)
And the episode was apparently entitled "The Dog and Pony Show". It aired in November '97. The Full Monty was released the same year. Dismas|(talk) 07:39, 12 April 2010 (UTC)

Song in the Suite Life of Zack and Cody programme[edit]

Hello. Can anyone tell me the name of the song that is played at the very end in the episode of the above programme, "A Prom Story"? Thanks. 86.166.101.235 (talk) 15:12, 12 April 2010 (UTC)

I'm not familiar with the episode, so I don't know whether it's "at the very end"; but would it be Tracy Chapman's "The Promise", as suggested in this question and answer? Deor (talk) 17:47, 12 April 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for your reply. It is at the very end just as (this won't mean much to you if you don't watch the programme) Maddie Fitzpatrick and Zack Martin dance at the end of their prom. The clip in question can be found on YouTube ([1]), the song is at the end of it. Oh, and I don't think it is Tracy Chapman, the lyrics are the same but are different if you watch that clip.

No, it doesn't sound like "The Promise" (which I've just listened to), and the lyrics are different. Sorry. Deor (talk) 20:20, 12 April 2010 (UTC)

Regional DVDs[edit]

What happens if I live in the USA and purchase (and then play) a DVD that is not from Region 1? Say that I purchase on the internet a Region 2 DVD. What would happen when I try to play it on my American DVD player? Would the movie not play at all? Would the DVD player not recognize the DVD at all? Would the movie still play, but with terrible quality (be grainy, scratchy, filled with snow and static, etc.)? Thanks. (64.252.65.146 (talk) 16:32, 12 April 2010 (UTC))

It won't play, unless you have a multi-region player. There are ways round this, at your own risk, such as here and here.--Shantavira|feed me 17:20, 12 April 2010 (UTC)
Most multi-region hacks are pretty trivial. I presume you can easily get multi-region players in the US? I wouldn't buy anything else here in the UK. Once your player is multi-region, DVDs from other regions should play perfectly. --Michig (talk) 17:24, 12 April 2010 (UTC)
Multi-region or region free DVD players are rather hard to find in the US. There are various models that can be unlocked by entering a code in the remote, but this is never an advertised feature so you will have to rely on other resources to find these DVD players. Buying a region free DVD player in the US is not easy to do, but if you're willing to put in the research, they can be found. Caltsar (talk) 19:30, 12 April 2010 (UTC)
Some software players, such as VLC media player, will play Video DVDs regardless of the region code of the disc or your DVD drive. Many DVD copying programs will remove region coding (as well as encryption and other features), leaving an any-region unencrypted copy. The legality of this will vary. -- Finlay McWalterTalk 19:42, 12 April 2010 (UTC)
To answer your specific question about what will happen: You will get an error message from your DVD player that says something like it's the wrong region or an incompatible disc. For exampe, something like this. --Bavi H (talk) 23:49, 12 April 2010 (UTC)
Note that the region coding is per VOB file, not per disk. Thus, some video segments, which aren't protected, may still play. This includes ads and sometimes extras. StuRat (talk) 12:50, 13 April 2010 (UTC)

Thanks a lot for the responses. Much appreciated. (64.252.65.146 (talk) 15:25, 18 April 2010 (UTC))

Yiddush vaudeville comedian[edit]

I am looking for information about Shepsil Schnitelputzel, a comic who appeared in the '40s at the National Theatre on Second Avenue near the Williamsburg Bridge. This was a Yiddush vaudeville venue.

I notice you twice spell the word "Yiddush". Is this in any way different from "Yiddish"? I found nothing on Google, but you never know ... -- Jack of Oz ... speak! ... 19:38, 12 April 2010 (UTC)
Yiddish is the Yiddish word for "Jewish", and comes from the German Jüdisch. The Joys of Yiddish by Leo Rosten gives no alternative spellings, so I conclude there is no "Yiddush". ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 12:49, 13 April 2010 (UTC)
As I suspected. Thanks, BB. -- Jack of Oz ... speak! ... 18:17, 13 April 2010 (UTC)
I found one Google hit for the spelling "Scheptzl Schnitzlputzl" (see under "subject.keywords") that appears to be somehow related to your man. I don't have the correct software to hear the linked audio file, unfortunately. This sounds like something that needs to be researched in old books and periodicals that are unlikely to be online; perhaps that spelling will help. (It would be helpful to know the real name behind that comic stage name, for instance.) Deor (talk) 20:11, 12 April 2010 (UTC)
I was able to listen. Thanks for that! It looks like "Scheptzl Schnitzlputzl" was one of Irving Jacobson's stage characters. The song, "Az men muzsh muzsh men" can be found on Yiddish Vaudeville anthologies, such as here. The artist is always credited as Irving Jacobson. "Schnitzlputzl" only occurs in Deor's link (which also credits Jacobson).
As for the name, Scheptzl corresponds to the first name Shebsel, Schepsel, etc. "Schnitzlputzl", apart from just being a funny name, can also be a term of endearment."Putzl" or "Putzerl" (more frequently heard in modern day Austria) means something like "Baby", in an endearing way. In a less endearing way, it can mean something else too. ---Sluzzelin talk 03:43, 13 April 2010 (UTC)
Looking at the entry I linked, I also suspected that Schnitzlputzl may have been a persona adopted by Jacobson, but I couldn't find any confirmation in the online information about Jacobson, so I decided not to mention that. You're probably correct, though. Deor (talk) 12:03, 13 April 2010 (UTC)