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July 9th, 2009
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And now, your moment of Zen
The music video for Dream Warriors' "My Definition of a Boombastic Jazz Style" is pure intellectual smut, a glorious celebration of avant-garde, of a type that seems custom-tailored to a big chunk of my friends list. (Totally worksafe. Weirdness level: 520 milliBohemes.)

Of course, the Dream Warriors also recorded the world's only rap song about roleplaying games [lyrics], so perhaps this is to be expected. Or maybe it's just more of you Canadians trying to export proper culture to your boorish southern pals?

I am also amused that the video took Bonnie Tyler's fencers and gymnasts, but left behind the ninjas.

Random trivia: While the letter sequence 'pron' is used in many common English words such as "apron" and "pronounce", the letter sequence "porn" is only found in "pornography" and its cognates. (Unless you count obscure medical terms like epornithic or proper names like Lampornis.)

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Date:July 9th, 2009 05:05 pm (UTC)
Oooh, that was delightful! Thanks for sharing it!
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Date:July 9th, 2009 06:48 pm (UTC)

Re: Dream Warriors

I first discovered Dream Warriors as an impressionable young 7th-grader. I won a gift certificate to a music store in some class contest, and was wandering through the racks, staring wide-eyed at these thousands of artists I'd never heard of.

Somehow or another, "And Now The Legacy Begins" caught my eye enough for me to flip the cassette case over. There was a song named "Twelve Sided Dice." Even at that young and impressionable age, I was an incorrigible geek, so despite the fact everything about the tape screamed "rap" (and the fact that one of their songs had the word "u" in the title) I gave it a shot. It turned out to be the best thing by far that I got that day.

I never even knew anyone else had ever heard of them until that Austin Powers movie came out that reused the same "Soul Bossa Nova" sample, and the Dream Warriors kept getting mentioned as people talked about the music.

So, yeah, got nostalgic about a month ago (the karaoke DJ at Baycon had "Boombastic Jazz Style" in his library!) and went looking to see if I could convert my old tape into mp3s via the awesome conversion powers of the Internet. The video was a happy side effect of that search.

Edited at 2009-07-09 07:11 pm (UTC)
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Date:July 9th, 2009 08:41 pm (UTC)
Video doesn't seem to be working for me, unfortunately. I feel somewhat left out.
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Date:July 9th, 2009 10:01 pm (UTC)
Huh, weird. It's just a standard Youtube link and their servers seem to be working fine. Did you try copying and pasting it into your web browser?

( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfx7tvGisbA )
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Date:July 11th, 2009 03:15 pm (UTC)
Oh, there's nothing wrong with the link. This is a deliberate thing on YouTube's part. "This video is not available in your country due to copyright restrictions."
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