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Charlie McDonald


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Post Posted 18 Apr 2018 4:36 am     Reply with quote

When Mozart passed away, he was buried in a churchyard. A couple days later, the town drunk was walking through the cemetery and heard some strange noise coming from the area where Mozart was buried. Terrified, the drunk ran and got the priest to come and listen to it.

The priest bent close to the grave and heard some faint, unrecognizable music coming from the grave. Frightened, the priest ran and got the town magistrate.

When the magistrate arrived, he bent his ear to the grave, listened for a moment, and said, “Ah, yes, that’s Mozart’s Ninth Symphony, being played backwards.” He listened a while longer, and said, “There’s the Eighth Symphony, and it’s backwards, too. Most puzzling.” So the magistrate kept listening. By that time more towns folk came to the grave to hear the strange sounds.

“There’s the Seventh… the Sixth… the Fifth…” Suddenly the realization of what was happening dawned on the magistrate; he stood up and announced to the crowd that had gathered in the cemetery, “My fellow citizens, there’s nothing to worry about. It’s just Mozart decomposing."

You may have seen that coming.
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Jim Cohen


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Post Posted 18 Apr 2018 5:10 am     Reply with quote

I've heard that joke told with Beethoven. It was funnier...
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Charlie McDonald


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Post Posted 18 Apr 2018 6:19 am     Reply with quote

Mozart would have taken longer to decompose.
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Bill McCloskey


Post Posted 18 Apr 2018 10:54 am     Reply with quote

works better with Beethoven. Mozart was buried in a unmarked paupers grave and wrote 41 symphonies. Beethoven wrote 9. Mozart's 9th symphony was written when he was a kid.
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Charlie McDonald


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Post Posted 18 Apr 2018 12:04 pm     Reply with quote

I'll correct my brother's misconception.
I should know better than to pass something uncorrected before submitting it to a musically knowledgeable forum.
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Brooks Montgomery


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Post Posted 18 Apr 2018 12:47 pm     Reply with quote

tough crowd. Charlie, you might try working them at happy hour.
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Charlie McDonald


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Post Posted 18 Apr 2018 1:35 pm     Reply with quote

Yeah. Way too early.
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Jeff Garden


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Post Posted 18 Apr 2018 1:52 pm     Reply with quote

Tough audience Charlie! I thought it was funny. Smile I had a roommate in the service who would get all wound up about "unrealistic" TV shows. Flash Gordon bothered him because the spaceship looked really cheesy. Get over it, Tony, it's not a documentary with actual footage!
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Charlie McDonald


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Post Posted 19 Apr 2018 4:26 am     Reply with quote

Beethoven, Mozart... what's the difference?
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Brooks Montgomery


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Post Posted 19 Apr 2018 7:09 am     Reply with quote

Mozart was Beethoven's Chris Gaines. Just to get alternative gigs. Pretty sure. Read it here.
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Jeff Garden


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Post Posted 19 Apr 2018 7:30 am     Reply with quote

Mozart came first so he would have started decomposing first.

Mozart vs. Beethoven was the Beatles/Stones thing of the 1700's. I think I read they had a twitter war and dissed each other at the Vienna Music Awards Show.
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Charlie McDonald


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Post Posted 19 Apr 2018 8:32 am     Reply with quote

True, they probably stopped decomposing about the same time, which may have been the source of the confusion. I don't know.
Reckless bohemians.

By the way, my brother's a lawyer, so I should know better than to trust his facts.

Do you know, when I visited the Catskills, I learned that people actually come through asking where Rip Wan Winkle slept.
I was staying at the old Van Winkle place. I'm just saying that people will actually believe this stuff. Reck-less people who are sleeping in a jar.

I'm here Thursdays. Time to go home, Madge is on the phone...
The internet's great, isn't it folks? I can punch up, like, what's time to go home? and there it is, Brown Shoes Don't Make It.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZLWD75KKGA

I've heard that Zappa was at the head of punk. This stuff is too well constructed for that. He was orchestrating. Brilliant stuff. One of the great post-beat composers, an entire orchestral condemnation of American life in a single song. 'TV dinner by the pool...' and wait for the industrial ending. Bite my ass, Honegger. AND Mozart and Beethoven.
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Dan Kelly


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Post Posted 19 Apr 2018 12:59 pm     Reply with quote

Hey Charlie... Ya hanging around with Uncle Leo again??? Smile
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Charlie McDonald


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Post Posted 19 Apr 2018 2:10 pm     Reply with quote

Only on the Forum.
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