Monday, 12 December 2011

Shopping Chopin


Chopin is merely Lieutenant Pigeon without the lyrics. Watch the clip (above) of Lieutenant Pigeon performing ‘Mouldy Old Dough’. Then listen to Chopin Nocturne Op.9  No.2 with the Mouldy Old Dough Lyric incorporated (below). Then listen back again to Lieutenant Pigeon. Etc.

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What could Chopin have called this opus? Something French one would imagine to go with all his other stuff. Let’s work this through, then. ‘Dough’ is premature bread, so let us translate it as ‘avant pain’, quite literally, ‘before bread’. We know that ‘old’ is ‘vieille’ in the sub-English Channel (La Manche) nation’s lingo, so we have ‘Avant pain vieille’ for ‘old dough’. Mouldy is manky, which already sounds a bit French. Hence the piece may be titled: ‘Chopin Avant Pain Manky Vieille Op.8 No.1’.

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