HOLY CRAP! The Ball is still going on, I thought it ended last night. Well, o.k. I don't think I'll be on much today, I have things I need to do else where on gaia. This has been a great ride though and I love this place. I hope I see you all around gaia, and i can't wait for next years Ball.
That was a rhetorical question, or an "admin tell me" type of question?
Anyways, if it's still on, here's a Led Zeppelin classic from No.I:
Babe I'm Gonna Leave You
Babe, baby, baby, Im gonna leave you.
I said baby, you know Im gonna leave you.
Ill leave you when the summertime,
Leave you when the summer comes arollin
Leave you when the summer comes along.
Baby, baby, I dont wanna leave you,
I aint jokin woman, I got to ramble.
Oh, yeah, baby, baby, I wont be there,
Really got to ramble.
I can hear it callin me the way it used to do,
I can hear it callin me back home.
I know, I never leave you, baby.
But I got to go away from this place, Ive got to quit you.
Baby, ooh dont you hear it callin?
Woman, woman, I know, I know its good to have you back again
And I know that one day baby, its really gonna grow, yes it is.
We gonna go walkin through the park every day.
Hear what I say, every day.
Baby, its really growin, you made me happy when the skies were grey.
But now Ive got to go away
Baby, baby, baby, baby
Thats when its callin me
Thats when its callin me back home...
OMG, ABBA hasn't been mentioned! (or sry if it has benn)
They were great musicians and singers, but the true success came from the melodies, so they were really great songwriters & composers. The ancient art of writing melodies (eg: sit in front of a piano and start doing random tunes) worked perfectly with this quartett. Benny was the mind behind the songs, and this shows mostly in "Gimme gimme gimme". The lead tune is a simple scale played first forward, then backward. If you listen to the vocal part of the song, it's also obvious, that the melody was produced the same way, they wrote silly lyrics for the song, and two talented singers made it into a hit. ABBA really made it look easy.