Mnozil? No! Listen!

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  1. barliman2001

    barliman2001 Fortissimo User

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    I don't like the conductor's German: he sounds like a foreigner!
     
  3. barliman2001

    barliman2001 Fortissimo User

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    Actually, he's Scottish. He once said that he remained so short because, as a child, he was fed exclusively on condensed milk and shortbread...
     
  4. rankamateur

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    I detected Scottish in his German. Sounds awful, even worse than real German!
     
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    Mozilla Brass are great entertainers. I've been watching them on YouTube for several years and I would love to see them live.
     
  6. Vulgano Brother

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    "Brass collapse?" Blech can refer to sheet metal, and schaden damage. Blechshaden is usually used to describe the damages to bodywork in a minor automobile accident. "Brass damage" would keep the pun alive.
     
  7. rankamateur

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    They are obviously great musicians, but I find them crude and all the silly panto unnecessary. I prefer these Blechschaden guys because the focus is on the music, and not on trying to conceive a show even more outrageous than the last one.

    I'm not a Mnozil fan, as you might have guessed.
     
  8. Sethoflagos

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    I can understand where you're coming from, RA, but there's a big audience out there that prefers a bit of a laugh to pomp and circumstance.

    Reminds me of our old music hall tradition, and I like it. Virtuosity doesn't require a starched collar and dickie bow.
     
  9. rankamateur

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    Let them have their laughs. I'm not denying them, nor do I wish to deny them, their pleasure. It isn't to my taste at all though.

    I don't mind a bit of fun - no seriously, I don't - such as a number with a gimmick in it, like the 'Mr Sandman' routine:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4EE2B1iUyE

    But with Mnozil, it's dicking about all the time in every number.

    I'm off to starch me dickie.
     
  10. bumblebee

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    Not every number. e.g. You've Got A Friend, for one... and often the "dicking about" is part of the story, such as when they're trying to deal with the Dragon or whatever it was.

    I remember there was a lively thread called "Chris Botti is awful" or something like that, and this reminds me a little of that one.

    --bumblebee
     

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