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  • Birthday 10/27/1989
  1. I know it's credited to him, I just said so myself. That just has to do with contracts and royalties and so on. They dubbed his voice onto a backing track with other voices and instruments. You can hear the "pops" where they spliced the tapes at the beginning and end of the line he sings. The question is, where did they get that backing track? Did they make it themselves, or is it the Blondie record, which it sounds exactly like? It's legal to do that as long as you get permission from the owners of the recording you use. I'm sure they didn't do it without permission. Notice also, by th
  2. All I have is the DVD of the film. I don't know what's on the soundtrack CD, but they often have versions different from those in the film itself. In fact, I guess it's very unlikely that they would put Blondie on their CD under Sweet's name. But still, I suspect that's what they did in the film.
  3. As is now well known, Blondie's 1980 smash hit "The Tide Is High" can be heard in the background of the tennis game scene in the recent film "How To Eat Fried Worms". The credits say "Performed by Matthew Sweet" and they did put in his voice for one line (obviously spliced in), but all the rest of the song sounds identical to the original by Blondie, including the vocals. The resemblance is much too exact to be accidental. I'm convinced that they either used the Blondie recording (perhaps with permission, but still without credit) or else made a deliberate imitation of it, hoping the viewers w
  4. "You're Gonna Lose That Girl" is my favorite. I never get tired of it.
  5. "Bright Eyes" is available on Fox Home Video. I watched the scene of Shirley Temple singing "On the Good Ship Lollipop" to the aviators on the plane (11 of them), and it certainly looks as if those who wrote it (Richard Whiting and Sidney Clare) and staged the scene (Sammy Lee) intended the innuendo, albeit Shirley herself was undoubtedly just following instructions. She stands at the front and sings the intro to all of them. Then she walks slowly up the aisle of the plane, singing to each pilot one at a time as she passes. She stops in front of one of them and points her finger in his face
  6. Many old children's songs and rhymes are far from innocent. (See my other thread about "Pop goes the weasel.") Shirley was very "good" in the sense of fair and upright and noble and so on, both on–screen and off. But her goodness came from good upbringing, and not from any garden–of–Eden "innocence." When you work (and eat and sleep) on a Hollywood soundstage, you learn a lot. She showed astonishing maturity for her age, had a genius–level IQ, and on her own time she played mostly with boys, and almost acted like one. I wouldn't assume that the line was a double–entendre, but I th
  7. I passed one of those sidewalk rides recently and it was playing "Pop Goes the Weasel." The kids who ride on those things probably think of it as a nonsense-song, just as I did. But now, hearing it again, I felt that some of the lines were probably something more than pure nonsense. I searched the Internet and read several articles about the song, which is over 100 years old. It seems to have a great many versions, some long and some short; I found 22 verses, though not all in one place. Many of them ARE just nonsense--but not all. It's ironic that children--those who like the song best and wo
  8. An amusing thing I noticed recently. "On the Good Ship Lollipop" goes back to 1934, and that's pretty old. (Sung by Shirley Temple in a movie.) But look at the lyrics and note in particular: "See the sugar bowl do the tootsie roll With the big bad devil's food cake." That's worded as if the "toosie roll" were a dance. Which it was, in the 90's. But was there a dance of that name in the 30's? Or were the movie people pulling a little joke there, putting in a bit of dirt: "Do the toosie roll with" meaning "have sex with". I can see them getting away with it. There was no need for Shirley
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