Bits from songs that I like to back up and listen to over and over:
Kathy Mattea, her little ‘hah’ in the middle of Walking Away a Winner
Steve Tyler (Aerosmith), his chuckle and ‘oooooh’ at the intro to Love In An Elevator
Janis Joplin, the laugh and ‘that’s it’ at the end of Mercedes Benz
Shel Silverstein, his laugh on just about all the songs on Freakin’ At The Freaker’s Ball, picking one would be his inhale after the long phrase in Sara Cynthia Sylvia Stout Would Not Take The Garbage Out
Stevie Wonder’s harmonica at the end of the Eurythmics There Must Be An Angel, along with Annie’s rhyming phrases
Yes, they’re all on my Ipod and on my ‘favorites’ playlist.
So, what are your favorite little bits? Don’t have to be so short, might be a whole line that you really like. You know those lines, the ones, if you are talking and the song is playing in the background you’ll stop and pause just to hear it? And Rob – I’m expecting you to come up with one of those bits where a soprano has her toe stepped on in Gotterdammerung or something equally fancy.
And for those of you that want some visuals, you can go see Stormtrooper on the subway in Japan. As the author mentions; storm troopers were very evident in the first set of Star Wars movies, but just created at the end of Part 3 (the clones, from the Clone Wars?), so many kids are unfamiliar with them. Another item of ‘Joe, you are getting old’ as I remember when the first Star Wars movie came out, driving up to Fresno to see it, and how different it was. Now it’s so old that kids have never seen it. Oy.
(take a look at the site's fancy flying title bar - neat. I'll have to dust off my Flash book)