Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Disney Music is Evil...Russian Pas de Chat


I can't stand people who love Disney. I'm not including kids, of course, but I'm talking about functional adults who talk about Disney movies as if they're examples of quality cinema. In a whole other category unto itself are those who are immense fans of Disney music--those insipid ooey gooey tunes that most definitely manifest themselves as godawful earworms in the middle of the night.

So, you can imagine the horror I went through yesterday when my regular ballet teacher was replaced by the demonic amalgamated presence of Princess-what's-her-name-Cinderella-Snow White-Bell-Pochahontas-Ariel-Bambie creature dancing and prancing before me. Ah yes, this was a Disney lover at it's worst down to her sweet dimply smile, irritatingly squeaky voice and of course, poor choice in music.

Have you ever done plie's to "Chim Chimmeny?" I think not and no one else should ever be subjected to that sort of torture. What's next? The whole back catalogue of Brittany Spears while doing grand jete's in center?

I remember at one point, the CD player changing discs and all of a sudden a harpsichord version of Bach's Invention #13 comes on (oh, relief finally) and the gal keeped saying to herself "Now which movies is this from...I don't recognize it. Aristocats maybe? I guess I'll go back to Beauty and the Beast"

Needless to say, I was about ready to kill someone towards the end of class.

On a somewhat related note, look at me. Wheeee! I may be getting old and crickety, but I can still jump, damnit. Um, that's a Russian styled pas de chat by the way.

russian pas de chat cindy chang

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12 Comments:

Blogger stitchwitch said...

Wow!! What a leap. I'm certainly impressed! On a different note, you should read Carl Hiaasen's muckraking book about Disney. I think Hiaasen is a genius.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006  
Blogger cchang said...

Oooh, I definitely need to check that book out then. It would be therepeutic since i have "Under the Sea" stuck in my head.

Thursday, September 21, 2006  
Blogger stitchwitch said...

The name of the book is Team Rodent. Also, he wrote a fiction book titled Native Tongue about a thinly veiled Disney-type amusement park that is pretty funny.

Thursday, September 21, 2006  
Blogger sarah said...

you're not going to hold it against me that i like the little mermaid, are you? it's the only disney movie i'm really fond of.

of course, now i have under the sea stuck in my head and i'm not sure that's a good thing.

and unless you're 5 years old, no one should be forced to dance to disney tunes. that's just wrong.

Friday, September 22, 2006  
Blogger johnnyleechang said...

I like the songs from Little mermaid though...

http://www.angelfire.com/mi/Grenfell/guitar/undersea.txt

Sounds good with reverb on 10 and mild distortion...

Friday, September 22, 2006  
Blogger johnnyleechang said...

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Friday, September 22, 2006  
Blogger johnnyleechang said...

Under The Sea

Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Howard Ashman
Performed by Sebastian the Crab (Samuel E. Wright)

Tabbed by Adam Bishop

I figured out the beginning of this song a long time ago, and it started
to drive me nuts. So I got the soundtrack from the library and figured
out the rest of it. I didn't do all the instrument parts, I just did
the basic chord structures, because I couldn't be bothered learning and
writing out fifteen different parts for one song. There is a lot of
repetition in the song, so I'm sure you'll figure it out even though I
stopped writing the chords out.

Bb - 688766
F - x-8-10-10-10-8
Eb - x68886
Bb7 - 688796
Gm - x-10-12-12-11-10
C - 8-10-10-9-8-8

Intro (steel drum?)

E|-----------6--6---6--5--8--6----------------6--6---------------
B|--------6---------------------6----------6---------6-----6-----
G|-----7--------------------------------7---------------5-----7--
D|--8--------------------------------8---------------------------
A|---------------------------------------------------------------
E|---------------------------------------------------------------

(Play this twice - doubled an octave higher the second time)

"Ariel, listen to me...the human world, it's a mess. Life under the sea
is better than anything they got up there!"

Bb
The seaweed is always greener
F Bb
In somebody else's lake
Bb
You dream about going up there
F Bb
But that is a big mistake

Eb Bb
Just look at the world around you
F Bb
Right here on the ocean floor
Eb Bb
Such wonderful things surround you
F Bb
What more is you looking for?

Eb Bb
Under the sea
F Bb
Under the sea
Eb F
Darling it's better down where it's wetter
Bb Bb7
Take it from me
Eb F
Up on the shore they work all day

Gm C
Out in the sun they slave away
Eb F
While we devoting full time to floating
Bb
Under the sea

Down here all the fish is happy
As off through the waves they roll
The fish on the land ain't happy
They sad cause they in their bowl

But fish in the bowl is lucky
They in for a worser fate
One day when the boss get hungry
Guess who's gonna be on the plate

Under the sea
Under the sea
Nobody beat us fry us and eat us
In fricassee
We what the land folks loves to cook
Under the sea we off the hook
We got no troubles life is the bubbles
Under the sea
Under the sea
Since life is sweet here
We got the beat here
Naturally
Even the sturgeon and the ray
They get the urge and start to play
We got the spirit
You got to hear it
Under the sea

The newt play the flute the carp play the harp
The plaice play the bass and they sounding sharp
The bass play the brass the chub play the tub
The fluke is the duke of soul
The ray he can play the lings on the strings
The trout rockin' out the blackfish she sings
The smelt and the sprat they know where it's at
And oh that blowfish blow

(Horn solo)

(Move everything up one whole step)

Under the sea
Under the sea
When the sardine begin the beguine
It's music to me
What do they got, a lot of sand
We got a hot crustacean band
Each little clam here know how to jam here
Under the sea
Each little slug here cutting a rug here
Under the sea
Each little snail here know how to wail here
That's why it's hotter under the water
Ya we in luck here down in the muck here
Under the sea

Friday, September 22, 2006  
Blogger cchang said...

are you trying to torture me, JBro. What, now you're gonna perform under the sea for me at my next birthday?

Friday, September 22, 2006  
Blogger johnnyleechang said...

whos jbro

Friday, September 22, 2006  
Blogger cchang said...

That would be you. J-o-h-n-n-y takes too long to type out and I don't like J, nor do I like "bro" so you're now "JBro"

Friday, September 22, 2006  
Blogger cchang said...

And no, Sarah, I dont hold it against you, but I will probably make fun of this fact on more than one occasion.

Friday, September 22, 2006  
Blogger sarah said...

i can live with that.

Saturday, September 23, 2006  

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