Phantom Swing

Submitted by: Gerry1of1 3 weeks ago in Entertainment
Richard Hadfield (no relation to the astronaut) sings "Phantom of the Opera" in jazz swing time.

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Female 5,283
not too shabby
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Female 3
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Male 1,166
Swing covers are pretty popular right now. The "phantom" lends itself well here. The Postmodern Jukebox cover of "Royals" is still one of the best in my humble opinion.
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Male 6,326
gerry this is cut and paste horseshit. is so generic is sam's choice. i hope you post some blink 182 videos to go with this. 
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Male 45,690
rumham   You're welcome to not like it, but he took a classic broadway score and revamped it into jazz swing. It's original and creative. You can dislike it but you can't say it's "cut a paste".
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Male 6,326
Gerry1of1 why not
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Male 45,690
rumham  OMG!  Get out of the car Becky!!!!!

Richard Hadfield is the most talented person from Collabro and was totally
dissed by them. He was carrying that group.

And he's totally hot in his underwear
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Male 9,505
rumham Rummy, can you possibly quit with all the negativity on every music post that isn't your own? Your musical tastes are infinitely refined. You are a god of music appreciation. We get it.

If you don't like a music post, can you just move on to another post? Is that so much to ask?
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Male 6,326
squrlz4ever holy poop squirellz loosen your mod pants i was just more or less prodding gerry on his views on my music, dude seriously. it all in good humor and i think gerry knows that
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Male 9,505
rumham I didn't downvote your post; someone else did.

I'm sick of the unrelenting negativity on your part toward practically every music post other than your own. It's juvenile and annoying as hell. It's exactly the same thing as the user who used to complain about practically every single movie trailer we posted:

"Boring." "Stupid." "Waste of time." "Garbage." "Junk."

Do you really think anyone wants to read that?

Now if someone has some insights on something, some intelligent criticism that brings some good observations to the topic? Awesome. But shitting on every post with throwaway insults? That's a waste of everyone's time and it isn't welcome.
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Male 2,239
squrlz4ever "Do you really think anyone wants to read that?"

No one needs to read it.

It is creative and original, but it is also a matter of personal preference. I thought it was acceptable club music, but nothing to get excited about.

I haven't seen him in his underwear, Gerry, but I've seen enough of his taste in jackets. I'll take your word for his hotness.
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Male 9,505
semichisam01 Agreed re: negativity that has nothing to offer other than negativity. It is the easiest and laziest thing in the world to dismiss things out of hand; the junior high school student does it when he or she declares chemistry or algebra "stupid."

I'll share my thoughts on this number. I dislike "The Phantom of the Opera" on the grounds that the original music is sentimental and schmaltzy. It is certainly wildly popular with a certain breed of middle- and lower-class middle women, though. There's a demographic it targets and that is: women who have little or no experience of real opera (and thus, have nothing to compare the "Phantom" music to) and who find the idea of a mysterious and dangerous male suitor captivating. You can usually find the male opera goers in the audience at a performance of "Phantom" easily enough: They're the ones sighing and enduring the performance as best they can while their wives sit beside them, mesmerized.

So, all that said, I started listening to this piece wondering if Hadfield could possible get me to like it. And by Jove, he did! The reinterpretation definitely shook off my negative associations with the music and added in something it was sorely missing: a bit of sophistication.
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Male 6,326
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Male 45,690
semichisam01   I'll just give you the before/after pic
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Male 9,505
Gerry1of1 Wow. He did a really great job of transforming his food-is-scarce body into a well-fed body that can get you through the nights without shivering. This is something to which we squirrels aspire. It usually requires living near a birdfeeder.
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Male 45,690
squrlz4ever lol   okay, it's after and before pics
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Male 9,505
Gerry1of1 Oh you... you... you mean he got skinny on purpose? Never mind then. We only do that if we can't help it.
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Male 2,239
Gerry1of1 "I'll just give you the before/after pic"
Which is which?
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Male 45,690
squrlz4ever   S'okay.   I comment when I don't like some music.
He's entitled to be wrong headed and ignorant in his musical choices.

We must tolerate the slow musn't we.
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