Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Ooh, That Sounds Familiar : 10 : Ed Sheeran "Shape Of You" (2017) vs TLC "No Scrubs" (1999)

It's not very important, but it dawn on songwriters Kandi Burruss, Tameka Cottle and producer Kevin Briggs - how much Ed Sheeran's global smash hit "Shape Of You" (2017) sounds like the global smash hit "No Scrubs" they wrote and produced for TLC in 1999.

Maybe another to be filed under "Talent Borrows, Genius Steals (Shits Copy)".

Well, actually, according to this news item in Stereogum, they've even been given writing credits. A happy ending. Anyway, you decide for yourselves;









Uncanny. Only so many notes and words to go around I suppose.

See also Ooh, That Sounds Familiar : 1 : U2 "With Or Without You", and Ooh, That Sounds Familiar : 2 : Radiohead "Creep" and Ooh, That Sounds Familiar : 3 : Jamie T "Zombie" and Ooh, That Sounds Familiar : 4 : Mark Ronson "Uptown Funk" vs The Really Wild Show Theme and Ooh, That Sounds Familiar : 5 : The Stone Roses "All For One" vs Dogtanian & The Muskerhounds / The Double Deckers Themes and Ooh, That Looks Familiar : 7 : Larry Griswold (1951) vs Vladimir Georgievsky (2015)
and Ooh, That Looks Familiar : 8 : Abba "Waterloo" (1974) vs The Foundations "Build Me Up Buttercup" (1969) and Ooh, That Sounds Familiar : 9 : Star Wars "Imperial March" (1980) vs Mary Poppins "A Spoonful Of Sugar"(1964)



Friday, 17 March 2017

Ooh, That Sounds Familiar : 9 : Star Wars "Imperial March" (1980) vs Mary Poppins "A Spoonful Of Sugar" (1964)

It's not very important, but it dawned on me - how much the menacing Star Wars "Imperial March" (1980) for iconic villain Darth Vadar sounds like the sickeningly sweet Mary Poppins classic "A Spoonful Of Sugar" (1969).

Maybe another to be filed under "Talent Borrows, Genius Steals (Shits Copy)".




Uncanny. Only so many notes and words to go around I suppose. **Update: I've been informed by "Old Man" Joe, that this is known as "parallel key modulation", he goes on (he does, but to explain this further he says "Most Depeche Mode songs use them liberally, luring the listener into a false sense of calm and wellbeing (major) then plunging them into a chasm of death and despair (minor)." There we go.

See also Ooh, That Sounds Familiar : 1 : U2 "With Or Without You", and Ooh, That Sounds Familiar : 2 : Radiohead "Creep" and Ooh, That Sounds Familiar : 3 : Jamie T "Zombie" and Ooh, That Sounds Familiar : 4 : Mark Ronson "Uptown Funk" vs The Really Wild Show Theme and Ooh, That Sounds Familiar : 5 : The Stone Roses "All For One" vs Dogtanian & The Muskerhounds / The Double Deckers Themes and Ooh, That Looks Familiar : 7 : Larry Griswold (1951) vs Vladimir Georgievsky (2015)
and Ooh, That Looks Familiar : 8 : Abba "Waterloo" (1974) vs The Foundations "Build Me Up Buttercup" (1969)



Ooh, That Sounds Familiar : 8 : Abba "Waterloo" (1974) vs The Foundations "Build Me Up Buttercup" (1969)

It's not very important, but it dawned on me - how much Abba's 1st single and Eurovision winning belter "Waterloo" (1974) sounds like The Foundations "Build Me Up Buttercup" (1969).

Maybe another to be filed under "Talent Borrows, Genius Steals (Shits Copy)".



Uncanny. Only so many notes and words to go around I suppose.

See also Ooh, That Sounds Familiar : 1 : U2 "With Or Without You", and Ooh, That Sounds Familiar : 2 : Radiohead "Creep" and Ooh, That Sounds Familiar : 3 : Jamie T "Zombie" and Ooh, That Sounds Familiar : 4 : Mark Ronson "Uptown Funk" vs The Really Wild Show Theme and Ooh, That Sounds Familiar : 5 : The Stone Roses "All For One" vs Dogtanian & The Muskerhounds / The Double Deckers Themes and Ooh, That Looks Familiar : 7 : Larry Griswold (1951) vs Vladimir Georgievsky (2015)

US Train Pulls Into Station In Snow-Motion

Hilarious pun, commuters get a face full of the white stuff.

Jungle Football Practice


Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Do YOU Have A Super Power? Can YOU HEAR If Water Is Hot or Cold?

Excuse the clickbait headline - but really, you can; especially if you make the Tea a lot, like I seem to.

Anyway, here's the test you can take, and the science behind it; share this now before it appears on shite newspapers and they get ad revenue (I don't).


H/t Beta

Next Level Ping Pong (Table Tennis) Skills

Definitely worth watching past the initial 30seconds. Probably something someone will copy and attempt on a X-Country Has Got Talent type of program soon.


Like Table Tennis? Here's a 91 shot rally - though why the bloke in the yellow didn't just back spin the ball like a drop shot I don't know.


And here's the Mythbusters firing a Ping Pong ball at 1100mph. Deadly.