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I find it funny that otaku is used to describe such people. I have texts that still list taku, with the honorific "o" [お宅– Ed.] as meaning "house/home" though I doubt anyone uses it that way.

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Doctor X wrote: Wed Aug 26, 2020 5:26 am I find it funny that otaku is used to describe such people. I have texts that still list taku, with the honorific "o" [お宅– Ed.] as meaning "house/home" though I doubt anyone uses it that way.

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It is technically very polite formal Japanese language. I think geeks started using it to sound "sophisticated" (or anachronistic) and then it sort of took on a new meaning. :notsure:
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Now listening. 8)

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A blast from the past.

You know the song, but do you remember the video?

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Move over and let these guys show how it's done. :)

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I had seen that, but it's from a movie. Good but fake.
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Witness wrote: Thu Sep 10, 2020 12:02 am I had seen that, but it's from a movie. Good but fake.
Fake in what way? Because it isn't really impromptu lumberjacks?

It's a real performance.
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Yeah, you don't see it.
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You mean not really from 1952?

It's still the best performance.
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Now listening.



Excellent musique d’ameublement :coolspecs:
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Abdul Alhazred wrote: Sun Sep 27, 2020 3:04 pm Excellent musique d’ameublement :coolspecs:
The long, boring, 19th century. (Which ended with WWI.) All hangings and doilies. :mrgreen:

Have you tried fiercely Christian musique d'ameublement of the 20th century?



Somebody said it was "stoup scrapings". (But in French raclure de bénitier is very near the raclure de bidet insult…)

Blargh!
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Definitely not something I'd play in the background while doing housework.

And there's definitely something way too French about this conversation. Bidet scrapings? :BigGrin3:

We're so used to the idea of background music that it seems strange the concept was invented so relatively recently.
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It's only recently that one has to blot out the loneliness everywhere.

It's only (relatively) recently that music can be canned and people don't have to make it themselves, or hire somebody to produce it.

If you look back somewhat (a different country) you'll see that a lot of people practiced some musical instrument or knew songs – drinking songs, popular dances – but that was for festive occasions, or just to gather together during long television-free evenings. (Crumb drew a nice comic about that.) The diatonic accordion and its répertoire are a good example:



But if you consider "higher" ancient music, an astonishing part of it was throw-away, composed for a particular event (and of course recycled afterwards) and as such only "musique d'ameublement" too, for the background. The same could be said of church music, only an accompaniment to the important part (e. g. a mass).

The anecdote / example I particularly like is Casanova having a small orchestra playing (out of sight, evidently) while he boned one of his mistresses. Or so he wrote…
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Some Schumann, for a change? Two versions to compare (others on YT):



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Popular music from 1960's Czechoslovakia. 8)

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Damn that guy was good. :mrgreen:

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