Monday, 26 January 2009

You Are About To Hear, A Collection, Of Recorded Sounds...

O hai there...
EXTREEEEMLEY sorry for the lack of postage recently... My computers been acting up quite bad lately (they're so spontaneous sometimes) but to make up for the fact I haven't some eargasmic tunes, here's an excellent remix of Mr Oizo's Hun. Turning it from a dark, scary song (which still is funky sounding) into a funky song which starts off by taking the piano note from about half way through into it's own melody. Then, shockingly, halfway through completely rips the previous melody apart and sprinkling it through the second melody. This song has been in my head for the past week and I hope it captures you too XD

(Sorry, I couldn't find any official artwork)

Mr Oizo - Hun (Trumpdisco Remix) [right click to download]

Have fun raving,
Gymtonic :)


Champiness said...

I've heard this before. Not really a favorite, but I love how they intentionally screw up the vocals and keep them going long after they'd end in the original.

Grammar Nazi said...

"You Are About To Hear, A Collection, Of Recorded Sounds..."
should be
"You Are About To Hear A Collection Of Recorded Sounds..."

That is such atrocious comma usage; I do believe Lynn Truss was right.

prez jordan said...

Way to fail...hard.

It should be:

"That is such an atrocious example of comma usage - I do believe Lynn Truss was right."

A colon would also be acceptable, but in no way is a semicolon correct.

Good try, though ;-) don't diss my writers.

Grammar Nazi said...

Um, check yourself before calling me a failure. That is not how a dash is used in a sentence at all. Proper usage of a dash would be as follows:

"She was - even after all this time - steadfast in her belief of Santa Claus."

A dash separates two thoughts where thought A is interrupted or reinforced by B, and then A finishes off again; however, a semicolon separates two thoughts on the same subject, and keeps the sentence from crashing to the ground due to frequent stops caused by the overuse of full stops, or the constant jarring one feels by reading a long sentence held together entirely by commas. To put that in Grammarspeek:
To join two related clauses without the use of a coordinating conjunction, or between two phrases with the aid of a conjunctive adverb.

"I think we can all agree that we like to listen to Justice; however, something tells me Justice would not like to listen to us."

A colon would in no case suffice to join those two thoughts, as you claim. Rather, colons are used for a sort of dramatic pause leading up to a statement of a fact or list. For instance:

"I have three favorite electronic bands: Daft Punk, Justice, and Kano."
"There is only one possible conclusion: Thomas has died."
or even
"Han Solo said it as best as anyone could have: I know."

Grammar Nazi said...

Upon further thought on the subject, I can see where a colon may appear to work, but the wording would have to be changed around a bit. A colon may have worked somewhat like this:

Such atrocious comma usage leads me to believe this: Lynne Truss was correct.

And for the benefit of anyone who is not familiar with Lynne Truss, she is an English author who wrote an amazing book on punctuation, and how nobody seems to understand how to use it properly; hence, my reference to her state of correctness.

Mr. Brown said...

Wow I see why your name is Grammar Nazi. Nobody's perfect, so why make such a big deal out of 2 comma's? phew...

prez jordan said...

It's a shame you're still completely wrong. A hyphen is used for further explanation, while the semicolon is truly only used when keeping a pause, such as you said for the definition of a colon, which was pretty close the second time around. Good thing you checked on Wikipedia.

Now of course, this would be acceptable in say, the 19th century. And if you'd like to take quotes out of your 9th grade English Class's current reading, feel free to. The fact of the matter is modern literature has redefined many uses of punctuation, which is why Grammarspeek is commonly referred to as "trash."

It's also humorous to see how you can even misspell the name of your favorite pseudo-author Lynn Truss, who wrote a book in the mid 1900's that was extremely behind the common laws of grammar, which is why many people have "Zero Tolerance" for her.

And lastly, "hence" cannot be used after a semicolon.

Sorry bud ;)

Grammar Nazi said...

The book was written in 2004, thank you very much.

prez jordan said...

lol I know I was just being a troll.

We could go back and forth but the truth is, the laws of grammar are far from strict these days, where most punctuation have gray areas.

Truth of the matter is, it's modern vernacular text: the fundamentals of blog-writing in general.

prez jordan said...

And lastly, the title of the article reflects the lyrics of the song. He was simply trying to enunciate the pausing.

Anonymous said...

The original argument is pointless. If you really read Lynn Truss's book, you would know that titles to things, however aggravating they may be, are allowed to disobey the rules of grammar. It's sort of like an artistic expression thing.

Grammar Nazi said...

I get pissed off to no end when grammar rules change. Already, the rules have morphed and things I was taught to do in 4th and 5th grade are underlines in green squiggly lines in Microsoft Word. I wish they could figure out one set way of doing it, and make it stay that way!

And I do apologize for being rude and elitist, but do please mind your commas in the future! In pauses in a song, or where it goes ot the next line of lyrics, traditionally a slash is used. :)

prez jordan said...

It's perfectly fine, it was fun lol.

Hope you actually like the blog, rather than just troll the interwebs looking for error.

Grammar Nazi said...

Of course I like the blog. I just happened to read the comma thing literally minutes after finishing Eats, Shoots, & Leaves for a second time, and I'm naturally prone to perfectionism, and pointing out mistakes. I have been told I am an excellent editor, but impossible to work with. :P

Rebecca said...

I like it. It has a new taste that I haven't really heard of before.