From: None on
On Apr 12, 3:31 pm, "jeremy.p.spin...(a)vanderbilt.edu"
<jeremy.p.spin...(a)vanderbilt.edu> wrote:
> On Apr 12, 1:32 pm, Taylor Kingston <taylor.kings...(a)comcast.net>
> wrote:
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> > On Apr 12, 1:26 pm, "news" <n...(a)news.de> wrote:
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> > > "samsloan" <samhsl...(a)gmail.com> wrote in message
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> > >news:4f9f9a73-1939-41cd-b7c6-7448595a2b63(a)q15g2000yqj.googlegroups.com....
> > > On Apr 10, 12:31 pm, krammi1 <claus.van.de.vli...(a)googlemail.com>
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> > > > Hello ,
> > > > I just heard the song "White Rabbitt" from Jefferson Airplane (sung
> > > > by Grace Slick) .
> > > > The text is obviously refferring to L. Carroll's "Alice in
> > > > Wonderland" and "Through the Looking Glass" and especially the
> > > > "chessmen" are mentioned ..
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> > > > Are there any other pop songs known that allude to the game of chess
> > > > (of course the well known
> > > > musical "Chess" excluded ..) ?
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> > > "I've Seen all Good People" by Yes.
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> >   That's already been mentioned. Here's a real oddball one I came
> > across while inventorying my record collection: "Chess Piece Face" by
> > They Might Be Giants:
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> Don't know whether this is "chessy" enough to count, but I remember a
> Simon and Garfunkel song called Flowers Never Bend with the Rainfall
> which has the line
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> No matter if you're born, to play the king or pawn
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> Jerry Spinrad- Hide quoted text -
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Also, the musical "Chess" has a ton of songs with chess references. I
have the CD somewhere. However probably fails the pop song
requirement.
From: Taylor Kingston on
On Apr 12, 3:43 pm, None <joeschm...(a)gmail.com> wrote:
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> > > > > On Apr 10, 12:31 pm, krammi1 <claus.van.de.vli...(a)googlemail.com>
> > > > > wrote:
> > > > > Are there any other pop songs known that allude to the game of chess
> > > > > (of course the well known
> > > > > musical "Chess" excluded ..) ?
>
> Also, the musical "Chess" has a ton of songs with chess references.

Stan, what was this you were saying about reading comprehension
problems?
From: sd on
On Apr 12, 2:50 pm, Taylor Kingston <taylor.kings...(a)comcast.net>
wrote:
> On Apr 12, 3:43 pm, None <joeschm...(a)gmail.com> wrote:
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> > > > > > On Apr 10, 12:31 pm, krammi1 <claus.van.de.vli...(a)googlemail.com>
> > > > > > wrote:
> > > > > > Are there any other pop songs known that allude to the game of chess
> > > > > > (of course the well known
> > > > > > musical "Chess" excluded ..) ?
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> > Also, the musical "Chess" has a ton of songs with chess references.
>
>   Stan, what was this you were saying about reading comprehension
> problems?

Stan just seems to be in perpetual anger mode these days, especially
with you, for some reason.
From: None on
On Apr 12, 8:17 pm, sd <sdowd...(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> On Apr 12, 2:50 pm, Taylor Kingston <taylor.kings...(a)comcast.net>

> Stan just seems to be in perpetual anger mode these days, especially
> with you, for some reason.

No anger, I just get a charge out of pointing out nits to our resident
nit picker.

From: None on
On Apr 12, 3:50 pm, Taylor Kingston <taylor.kings...(a)comcast.net>
wrote:
> On Apr 12, 3:43 pm, None <joeschm...(a)gmail.com> wrote:
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> > > > > > On Apr 10, 12:31 pm, krammi1 <claus.van.de.vli...(a)googlemail.com>
> > > > > > wrote:
> > > > > > Are there any other pop songs known that allude to the game of chess
> > > > > > (of course the well known
> > > > > > musical "Chess" excluded ..) ?
>
> > Also, the musical "Chess" has a ton of songs with chess references.
>
>   Stan, what was this you were saying about reading comprehension
> problems?