Playgiarism (original-ish 🤣)

The sun is shining. I’ve had a good night’s sleep and I believe I’ve shaken off the worst of my cold.
It’s a good day! :smiley:

And what better way to enjoy life than have a bit of guitar fun? :sunglasses:
I had most of the lyrics hanging around waiting for a tune and after the weekend’s (underwhelming) OM performance, I decided to use the tune of the Townes Van Zandt’s song I played, Marie , and do it in the style of Skyscraper Stan’s Man Misunderstood (alternate bass notes with hammer-ons and muted hits). I added in a ‘biblical bridge’ to break the monotony and lifted the video from a weird YouTube site I found yesterday, called ‘The Vape’. I even kept the audio to provide ‘ping pong ball percussion’ :laughing:
(Very roughly edited in Reaper and MovieMaker with a slight bit of reverb thrown in)
Needless to say, I have no permission from any of the above-mentioned artists, but trust this will fly under the radar and even if anyone finds out they won’t mind.
One day I will make/write my own stuff.
Promise :wink:

Lyrics

Cruising in my yellow car- Smashing this Game of Life
Four kids in tow, two pink, two blue, and a plastic token wife
I break my pacts. You die by dice in a marathon game of Risk
Destroy destroyers, sink your subs in strategic Battleships

Hangman ’s noose is getting tight, two guesses left to fail
I’ll shoot to kill if you make a break from my Colditz jail
Colonel Mustard’s spread his clue all over the library
Take a chance. get out of jail. It’s my Monopoly

When I was a child, I spake as a child, I under stood as a child, I thought as a child
but now that I’ve become a man, I still play childish games.

Deal the cards- Gin or Bridge - it’s all the same to me
I play to win, can’t stand to lose. Got aces up my sleeve
Life’s a game. I break the rules. Some say I don’t play fair
I cheated- now my friends have left me playing solitaire (x2)

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Hi Brian,
This will stay in my head for a while… that ping pong bag of percussion completes it I think… :sunglasses: without it it wouldn’t have been half as funny so :sunglasses: :clap: :clap: :clap: :sunglasses:
Liked it very much :sunglasses:

I had to look it up…no value judgment on my part can be derived from this…I just thought it was funny and I only read less than half of the whole story, but I assume that it is known to you, so it may be funny for others :smile:

“Mediocre writers borrow; great writers steal” – T.S. Eliot

Playgiarism is the term coined by author Raymond Federman that refers to the intentional, conceptual, and playful re-use of existing source material. In Federman’s own use of playgiarism, he specifically remixes the different sources and versions of his own personal narrative to form that he terms a playful self-appropriation . Federman says,

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Aw thanks for pointing that out, Rogier :roll_eyes:
Even when I think I’m being original and witty, you tell me it’s been done before :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

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Loved it Brian!!!
Aggree with Rogier, that weird percussion thing made it awsome…
i also have a Van Zandt tune im cooking on, maybe one day :grin:

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Ooonee, I completely assumed that you were aware of this of course… otherwise I would have let you know much more subtly… :roll_eyes:
Ha ha this is really me … :elephant: and porcelain cabinet… :smile:

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Mange tak, @tRONd, much appreciated :smiley:
I’ll look forward to your song when it’s ready.

Ah yes, my friend, you Dutch are as well known for your ‘subtlety’ as … err… the Vikings? :rofl:

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:see_no_evil:
I drink 1 coffee and sometimes less during the week… sipping with concentration, reading and tasting a new flavor… and now it’s also on my pants :see_no_evil:

Now fixing my computer… been having problems all day… and drying up too :confounded: It is raining here… maar luckily I also laughed out loud :sweat_smile:

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I really like this song and I’m genuinly considering to cover this in my solo set and give my personal spin to it.

The lyrics, the vibe, a memorable bridge. very cool!

one question though, as non-native speaker I’m not sure how “I spake” and “I spoke” relate. My English would have used “spoke”. Perhaps the point of the line is woooosh over my head just because of it but I’m allowed to ask ^^

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You might want to cover- and CHANGE- my masterpiece?!?
Just where do get off, mijnheer? :open_mouth:
Oh, wait… :thinking: :rofl:

That has to be one of the nicest comments I’ve received on the forum Lieven.
Much appreciated, whether you do or don’t.

Regarding the language, you’re quite correct. No one says spake. It’s archaic, popping up in old texts and here from the King James version of the bible. A bit like Thy kingdom come etc.

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ah so it IS meta in this context :smiley:

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You are a master wordsmith, Brian. Your lyrics are your own, no plagiarism there. I loved all the little references, at least those that I picked up. And like the work of those fine legendary lyricists, I could pour a glass and contemplate deeply on my sense of meaning of it all.

Oh and the playing, percussion and video pretty cool too.

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Brian

Great fun!

Brian

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I know you love words @DavidP, so all the more appreciated :smiley:
I hope the raising of glasses does not raise the urates :pray:

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Super stuff again Brian. Loved the vibe and really loved the lyrics. :sunglasses:

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Brian

You sound like a lovely guy! :rofl:

Brian

Ah @Eddie_09, just missed you as I was typing :laughing:
Cheers for the listen and thumbs up :smiley:

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Hello Brian, that’s a very catchy song. The ping-pong-percussion and the flowing rhythm of the melody are still playing along in my head, although the song has already come to its end.
I admire your talent for playing with words (oh, that suits perfectly to the songs topic :grin:), your astute way to express your thoughts.

I really like the overall monotony of the melody. That said, I nevertheless enjoyed the interruption you offered with the bridge. It was like the icing on the cake :cake::smiling_face:.

Thanks a lot for sharing this gem :hugs:!

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hah, that’s great Brian! The tune along with the video is hypnotic. Did you slow the video down for the bridge part, or did it come oven-ready like that?

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That was a lot of fun Brian. I really liked your drummer. :drum:

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Yes but you’re so entertaining! (Although perhaps that line shouldn’t be italicized?! Since it’s the opposite of the original? lol)

Very cool original-ish song, Brian, lyrics and playing both. Great video too. :slightly_smiling_face:

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