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March 6 in EP Music History Trivia

Postby KarenZ » Thu Mar 06, 2008 9:55 am

"If you could paint her, she'd be a Picasso
She's got a few things out of place
Like when she smiles, it's slightly out of line
It's half awkward yet half grace"
-- Ellis Paul

Picasso's Tete de Femme:
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On this date in 1997 Picasso's painting Tête de Femme was stolen from a London gallery, but was recovered a week later.

Anyone want to give the title of the Ellis Paul song containing the lines of lyric above? Seems like the painting above could have easily be the one Ellis was thinking about.....but then again, maybe not..... 8)

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Postby paddyinthepub » Thu Mar 06, 2008 12:34 pm

SO very easy....but I'm a fan who recognizes most all ep songs..... :roll:

Who gets this one only time will tell. Perhaps a newbie here will chime in? 8)
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Postby Patti » Thu Mar 06, 2008 1:01 pm

I once heard Ellis sing this song in a round robin. The participants were told to sing a song that mentions wine... Of all the songs that Ellis has that mentions wine! He realized after he started it takes awhile till you get to the line..." drunk on red wine".. when he finally did the crowd cheered!!
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Postby paddyinthepub » Thu Mar 06, 2008 1:13 pm

This song and thread, by the way, reminds me that I know so very little about the artwork of famed artist Pablo Picasso. It's always been a little weird when I've gazed upon any of his work in books. Guess you could say that I have Ellis Paul and this song to thank for giving Picasso a second thought. Today or any other day. Every time I hear this song. :D I do enjoy the one you've posted at the top of this trivia thread.....thanks, Karen. :)
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Postby Michael&Cathy » Thu Mar 06, 2008 3:41 pm

Love this song. Especially love it when EP adlibs it in live performances:

While you're unraveling this mystery
Of where she fits in time and space,
She'll memorize your history
And decorate your place


To which he adds

"Like it's her place."


gets a lot of knowing laughs . . .
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Postby KarenZ » Thu Mar 06, 2008 3:51 pm

Cathy,

YES! I had forgotten about that! :) (Because it's been sooooo long since I've heard the song live.) :(

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She'll Decorate Your Place

Postby Michael&Cathy » Fri Mar 07, 2008 11:38 am

An addendum to this triva question:

Anybody know what Sharon's first contribution to Ellis's place was?

:)

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Postby paddyinthepub » Fri Mar 07, 2008 12:01 pm

I'll venture a guess.... :)

from the ep song Home

"home, is the woman across the table?"

or maybe it's...nah...one guess at a time. :)
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Postby Michael&Cathy » Fri Mar 07, 2008 7:06 pm

Good guess, Paddy. Anyone who wants to know the answer, go here:

http://www.mindypollack.com/ellis_paul.htm

If you want to keep guessing, don't go there.
Cathy :lol:

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Postby paddyinthepub » Fri Mar 07, 2008 8:51 pm

Cathy

Thanks for the easy button ....but not just yet!!!

Was it a rollaway bed? :wink:
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Postby Michael&Cathy » Sat Mar 08, 2008 3:05 pm

No rollaway bed, Paddy.

But here's a hint:


In the dashlight, his child was like one


I have one more hint if this one doesn't do it. What am I saying? Lyrical hints are dead giveaways on this board!!

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Postby paddyinthepub » Sat Mar 08, 2008 3:12 pm

Cathy

too much fun....let's see....

The lyrics are: but in the dashlight, she's like an angel falling to earth.

My next guess would be an angel of sorts.

Close?
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Postby Michael&Cathy » Sat Mar 08, 2008 7:29 pm

Hooray! Yes, an angel. To be more precise, a Balinese angel, which is supposed to bring good luck.

You got it without my next hint:

Ellis saw one fall in Manhattan . . .

'til the next brainteaser . . . (aren't games like this supposed to prevent Alzheimer's? or is that crosswords? :? )

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Postby paddyinthepub » Sun Mar 09, 2008 6:42 am

Cathy, thanks...this was a fun lil brain teaser...keep em coming. :D

Yep...one of those two word association games are believed to help.

Can't remember which one right now. :shock:

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