A thread for Steve n.'s list of songs that his boss sings

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I hope he kept this record in an Excel spreadsheet.

n/a (Nick A.), Thursday, 23 June 2005 17:43 (fourteen years ago) link

CARDIO-VASCULAR!
(What song is that from?)

Rock Hardy (Rock Hardy), Thursday, 23 June 2005 17:48 (fourteen years ago) link

I knew keeping a record of this would have some benefit other than my sanity. I kept it in a plain text document I'm afraid, I hate Excel.

x-post yeah the cardio vascular one was odd. Maybe it had something to do with the ginko biloba.

Steve.n. (sjkirk), Thursday, 23 June 2005 17:52 (fourteen years ago) link

CARDIO-VASCULAR!
(What song is that from?)

For some reason I thought of Tricky.

Sociah T Azzahole (blueski), Thursday, 23 June 2005 17:55 (fourteen years ago) link

The rest of it is Spirit In the Sky, but bear in mind he was singing unintelligble gibberish instead of "night" ("dince?" WTF?) that same day so he was obviously having some sort of *episode* (possibly brought on from excessive listening to Wet Wet Wet and Elton John).

I am saddened at just how many of these I can recognise.

ailsa (ailsa), Thursday, 23 June 2005 18:21 (fourteen years ago) link

"Mr Saturday Dince (?) da da da da daaaa da da da da da da da da da da"

http://www.theguitarguy.com/dontgeta.htm

Curt1s St3ph3ns, Thursday, 23 June 2005 18:24 (fourteen years ago) link

http://www.theguitarguy.com/dontgeta.htm

Amazing! It probably more likely that I heard it wrong than he sang "dince" then. Though it's still very possible.

Steve.n. (sjkirk), Thursday, 23 June 2005 18:28 (fourteen years ago) link

boy, the things you learn from high school jazz class.

Curt1s St3ph3ns, Thursday, 23 June 2005 18:29 (fourteen years ago) link

"Saga 106.6 fm"

At least I know what radio station he listens to. He was walking round for hours singing the jingle.

Steve.n. (sjkirk), Thursday, 23 June 2005 18:31 (fourteen years ago) link

Hahaha, my jazz class teacher sang so badly I was convinced the line was "Mister Saturday night". Hence my post up there. Silly man (and silly me too, I guess).

I think I might have to listen to Saga 106.6 (that's radio-for-old-gits, I assume) since you just don't get to hear Eye of the Tiger enough these days.

ailsa (ailsa), Thursday, 23 June 2005 18:35 (fourteen years ago) link

Saga 106.6 fm is quite good sometimes. Some of the presenters are *nutcases*. Some in better ways that others mind. I tune in occasionally hoping to hear "Since You Been Gone".

Steve.n. (sjkirk), Thursday, 23 June 2005 18:37 (fourteen years ago) link

05/11/2004 : "I built this city on rock and roll"

Oh, does he really singularise things so that it's just about *him*? That's brilliant!

Also, can you explain "Foul! Bobby Charlton!" to me?

ailsa (ailsa), Thursday, 23 June 2005 18:41 (fourteen years ago) link

(unless you are punctuating inappropriately, and he was just describing his hairstyle or something)

ailsa (ailsa), Thursday, 23 June 2005 18:43 (fourteen years ago) link

Yeah he's always singularising things, or getting the subject wrong in other ways. The Bobby Charlton thing he just said, like that. I assume he heard it on the radio earlier. He's kind of like a human (lossy) tape recorder.

Steve.n. (sjkirk), Thursday, 23 June 2005 18:52 (fourteen years ago) link

Steve.n's boss is the king of plunderphonics.

Dom Passantino (Dom Passantino), Thursday, 23 June 2005 19:08 (fourteen years ago) link

there are FM radio frequencies that end in even decimals??

Curt1s St3ph3ns, Thursday, 23 June 2005 19:11 (fourteen years ago) link

Watching the local KTLA news station this morning and Paul Anka is a guest (he's the old guy who wrote the "Tonight Show Theme" and "Diana" and "Put your head on my shoulder" and others) he's pitching his new CD of... drum roll please...cover versions of songs like Nirvana's teenage angst classic, "Smells Like Teen Spirit", but the deal is they are in "swing style" Oy! Steve n., If you need a holiday gift for the singing boss man, this is the deal for you!

Wiggy (Wiggy), Thursday, 23 June 2005 19:19 (fourteen years ago) link

This is like the anti-ILM when you have to explain who Paul Anka is!

ailsa (ailsa), Thursday, 23 June 2005 20:09 (fourteen years ago) link

GINGKO BILOBA! and CARDIO-VASCULAR! are so bizarre.

roxymuzak (roxymuzak), Thursday, 23 June 2005 20:12 (fourteen years ago) link

12/03/2003 : That Muppets tune followed by...

Is this "M'noh M'noh"?

roxymuzak (roxymuzak), Thursday, 23 June 2005 20:13 (fourteen years ago) link

steve.n, yesterday

http://www.origo.hu/i/0401/20040113martinfre.jpg

roxymuzak (roxymuzak), Thursday, 23 June 2005 20:14 (fourteen years ago) link

(he's the old guy who wrote the "Tonight Show Theme" and "Diana"...)

I loved that Kool & The Gang song!

Pleasant Plains /// (Pleasant Plains ///), Thursday, 23 June 2005 20:15 (fourteen years ago) link

Also, My Way, dudes.

ailsa (ailsa), Thursday, 23 June 2005 20:16 (fourteen years ago) link

Paul Anka is the new Richard Cheese

Curt1s St3ph3ns, Thursday, 23 June 2005 20:18 (fourteen years ago) link

Mike Flowers to thread!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio2/soldonsong/songlibrary/covers/media/mflowers129.jpg

ailsa (ailsa), Thursday, 23 June 2005 20:21 (fourteen years ago) link

also: 11/02/2004 : "LATIN!"

roxymuzak (roxymuzak), Thursday, 23 June 2005 20:24 (fourteen years ago) link

27/02/2004 : "There's a girl I know lala lala dadada"

Please tell me this is "How Will I Know" by Whitney with the genders reversed for his amusement. I love this guy, and I don't even know him. The idea of him singing Minnie Riperton is cracking me up as I type.

(I haven't read his whole list, I just keep selecting places on my scroll bar and skimming around where I land. It's more fun that way)

ailsa (ailsa), Thursday, 23 June 2005 20:30 (fourteen years ago) link

14/09/2004 : "All the leaves are brooowwwwn Alan!"
"California dreaming on such a winter's day"

Explain?

Ste (Fuzzy), Friday, 24 June 2005 07:43 (fourteen years ago) link

He sounds like some kind of aspergersish Oliver Sacks case study! Hee. I love it. I'd have gone batty trying not to laugh at him :)

Trayce (trayce), Friday, 24 June 2005 07:57 (fourteen years ago) link

Hahaha! Steve.n can update on this thread now, for daily amusement.

Mark E. Smith takes Julie Andrews role in West End musical:

21/03/2003 : "Is a name I call myself a long long way to run"
"A DROP of golden sun-ah!"


Liz :x (Liz :x), Friday, 24 June 2005 08:18 (fourteen years ago) link

Ste: He often walks into people's offices singing loudly and kind of adds the greeting to the end as if it were part of the song. It's all over there, Ruth, Frank, Alan.

He's not in yet, but yesterday:

23/06/2005 : "There was a time.. back in 19"
"My baby let me down"

He was mostly just singing "There was a time" all day, but not quite annoyingly enough for me to keep listing it.

Steve.n. (sjkirk), Friday, 24 June 2005 08:39 (fourteen years ago) link

rofl. that was the answer i was so hoping for.

Ste (Fuzzy), Friday, 24 June 2005 08:41 (fourteen years ago) link

Oh, now the Frank bits sadly make sense.

roxymuzak (roxymuzak), Friday, 24 June 2005 12:34 (fourteen years ago) link

I'd like to say that this thread has single-handedly made me interested in ILE again.

roxymuzak (roxymuzak), Friday, 24 June 2005 12:34 (fourteen years ago) link

ROFL of the day:

"there's a truth in your eyes saying how are you young lady?"

roxymuzak (roxymuzak), Friday, 24 June 2005 12:36 (fourteen years ago) link

Pretty quiet so far today. I almost want him to start singing because of this thread. But only almost. He's just talking to people down the corridor very loudly.

Steve.n. (sjkirk), Friday, 24 June 2005 12:40 (fourteen years ago) link

Does he ever air guitar?

nickalicious (nickalicious), Friday, 24 June 2005 13:04 (fourteen years ago) link

Not very exciting recently. Today he's humming "Waterloo Sunset," pretty dull.

Steve.n. (sjkirk), Tuesday, 28 June 2005 12:59 (fourteen years ago) link

Wow, that seems out of the canon.

roxymuzak (roxymuzak), Tuesday, 28 June 2005 13:36 (fourteen years ago) link

one month passes...
What does he look like?

roxymuzak (roxymuzak), Thursday, 25 August 2005 18:38 (fourteen years ago) link

29/06/2005 : "One fine day"
"One fine day - I'm gonna be the one"
30/06/2005 : "My baby let me down"
01/07/2005 : "Someday crying in the..."
"Ah you left me cring in the future"
05/07/2005 : "I know this much is true"
07/07/2005 : "God only know what I'd be without... you"
08/07/2005 : "I belong to you and you belong to me"
"And the games people play, bom ba dom"
11/07/2005 : "Why don't you stay"
"You've got tomorrow"
14/07/2005 : "Most of all, la la la la"
15/07/2005 : "This is the long goodbye"
19/07/2005 : "Lets take tomorrow" + lots of la la-ing.
26/07/2005 : "Down the long distant road and ap-"
"Down that long distant road tonight"
27/07/2005 : "Every sha-la-la-la every whoa-oh-woah-oh"
28/07/2005 : "There's a truth in your eyes"
"You say it best, when you say nothing at all"
"There's a truth in your eyes saying you'll never leave me"
"You gotta say it best"
02/08/2005 : "Niger" (pronounced Knee-Jher)
03/08/2005 : "This is the long goodbye"
04/08/2005 : "Wake me up... ... ummm ... before you go-go"
12/08/2005 : "Ta da da still not certain, that you love meee"
"Every time you touch me I'm still not certain"
"Every time you touch me I'm still not certain that you love me"
15/08/2005 : "Deep in mah soul"
"Please take my hand"
16/08/2005 : "There's a smile on my face"
"Down in Acapulco"
"When you say nothing at all"
(spoken)"There's a truth in your eyes that's saying you will never leave me"
17/08/2005 : "Tomorrow never comes... How much I love you"
"I can find a way"
18/08/2005 : "I won't be the last to know"
23/08/2005 : "The way you smile it tears me apart"

Steve.n. (sjkirk), Friday, 26 August 2005 06:53 (fourteen years ago) link

roxy:

http://www.singingnews.com/news/dannys_diary/images/20041014-1.JPG

Steve.n. (sjkirk), Friday, 26 August 2005 07:00 (fourteen years ago) link

(that is not him BTW, I just did a search for "OLD MAN SINGING") and that was the closest. Kind of similar though except he doesn't (yet) carry a mic around with him.

Steve.n. (sjkirk), Friday, 26 August 2005 07:02 (fourteen years ago) link

He has tourettes, right? He must have.

Trayce (trayce), Friday, 26 August 2005 08:32 (fourteen years ago) link

This is one of my favourite threads. I'm sorry you have to go through so much pain to bring it to us, Steve.

beanz (beanz), Friday, 26 August 2005 08:36 (fourteen years ago) link

I was talking to his PA about his singing and apparently one day recently (I assume 04/08/2005) she said to him:

"Oh you've been listening to Wham then?"
"What?"
"You were singing Wham"
"Was I? What?"

So he's obviously unaware that he's doing it. God knows how because it's so loud, but then everything he does is loud, one assumes because he likes to let everyone know he runs the place.

The 02/08/2005 one was particularly bizarre because we were talking about something we were working on in the lab, when he walks in, goes up to the big machine we have in the corner and exclaims "Niger!" then turns around and starts talking to us like nothing strange had happened. I found it very hard not to laugh out loud on that occasion. This was the time that the big news was the famine in Niger.

I think tourettes might be the explanation - he is prone to fits of swearing too.

Steve.n. (sjkirk), Friday, 26 August 2005 09:05 (fourteen years ago) link

26/08/2005 "she said she feels like a stainglass window, doo-de-doo-doo"

zappi (joni), Friday, 26 August 2005 10:11 (fourteen years ago) link

(spoken)"There's a truth in your eyes that's saying you will never leave me"


I dont UNDERSTAND HIM

roxymuzak (roxymuzak), Friday, 26 August 2005 11:51 (fourteen years ago) link

two months pass...
30/08/2005 : "There's a truth in your eyes"
31/08/2005 : "It's gonna take some time this time"
01/09/2005 : "Someone between us"
06/09/2005 : "Here we are a million miles from home"
"Somewhere betweeeen us"
07/09/2005 : "You gotta keep on running babe"
22/09/2005 : "There are some things in my life"
"Baby I'm sorry"
23/09/2005 : "I can tell you about my life"
29/09/2005 : "I'd rather live in your world"
04/10/2005 : "Looking back on eeh-haaa"
07/10/2005 : "Everybody wants to"
"Everybody wants to rule the do-doop de doo"
"I don't like mon-days"
10/10/2005 : "Blowing kisses for you one time"
12/10/2005 : "I bet you wondered how I knew"
18/10/2005 : "I'm not missing you at all"
"See you tommorrow... Down this long distance road"
20/10/2005 : "And it comes as no surprise to me"
"I think you're alone now, there doesn't do do doo"
"You gotta turn the other cheek. La da da"
21/10/2005 : "Tell her about it"
24/10/2005 : "Hey hey hey, the sun ain't gonna shine any more"
"The moon aint gonna rise in the sky"
25/10/2005 : "I've often walked down this street, the pavement always stay"
"Jhip dip dip doo"
26/10/2005 : "Baby can I hold on tight. Baby I love you"
"Baby can I hold you"
"Baby can I go"
"I love a man with affection, whether I'm right or wrong"
27/10/2005 : "Kiki Musampa... Kiki Musampa... Kiki Musampa... Kiki Musampa"

Steve.n. (sjkirk), Thursday, 27 October 2005 12:42 (thirteen years ago) link

I love this thread. I would freak if my last boss ever sang "I love a man with affection, whether I'm right or wrong"

I do feel guilty for getting any perverse amusement out of it (Rock Hardy), Thursday, 27 October 2005 12:49 (thirteen years ago) link

07/10/2005 : "Everybody wants to"
"Everybody wants to rule the do-doop de doo"
"I don't like mon-days"

The best thing about this is that the 7th was a Friday.

melton mowbray (adr), Thursday, 27 October 2005 12:51 (thirteen years ago) link

We are wondering here whether the singing may be a symptom of tourettes.

Steve.n. (sjkirk), Thursday, 27 October 2005 12:54 (thirteen years ago) link

three months pass...
and again?

RoxyMuzak© (roxymuzak), Friday, 10 February 2006 16:56 (thirteen years ago) link

28/07/2004 : "Hold on tight to your dreams"
"Hold on tight to your dreams... Ginko Biloba"
"Ginko Biloba"

Tracer Hand (tracerhand), Friday, 10 February 2006 17:07 (thirteen years ago) link

haw

RoxyMuzak© (roxymuzak), Friday, 10 February 2006 17:49 (thirteen years ago) link

What's his obsession with "You Say It Best (When You Say Nothing At All)"?

RoxyMuzak© (roxymuzak), Saturday, 11 February 2006 01:37 (thirteen years ago) link

Updating this because he's just caused me to stick a fork in my head from exasparation and now I've got a fucking bleeding head.

28/10/2005 : "Layla. You've got me on my knees"
"Ding Dong. You got me on my knees"
31/10/2005 : "Baby I feel so fine"
"Too busy thinking about my baby"
"Here comes my baby"
"And it comes as no surpise to me, with another guy"
"With another guy, here comes my baby"
"Here she comes now. It comes as no surprise"
01/11/2005 : "You've got to tell this world that you're mine, mine, mine, mine"
"I wanna love you like a lover should"
04/11/2005 : "These are the treasures that I'm hoping for"
"All kinds of everything"
08/11/2005 : "You're the one I run to"
09/11/2005 : "One track mind"
10/11/2005 : "RIIGHT! I'm gonna get right back to where you started from"
"You're gonna get right back to where you started from. ALRIGHT"
"I'm gonna get right back to where we started from"
"I'm gonna get right back to where I started from, love is strong"
17/11/2005 : "I DA - uhh"
18/11/2005 : "The way I think about you is the-"
"Your ship is coming in"
"My ship is coming in"
21/11/2005 : "Wherever you go, whatever you do"
22/11/2005 : "Something inside has died. Ho ho ho." [Bad whistling]
23/11/2005 : "It's cherry pink and apple blossom white"
24/11/2005 : "Cos I'm jive talkin'"
"Since you've been gone"
25/11/2005 : "Come on Eileen. yessss"
29/11/2005 : "Loving you yizzz"
30/11/2005 : "I'm still not certain that you love me"
01/12/2005 : "Running through the air tonight"
02/12/2005 : "Money talks, but it dont sit down"
05/12/2005 : "Going loco down in Acapulco"
"It's a town called Alice"
07/12/2005 : "Tell me why, tell me why, I don't like mondays. Yeah"
09/12/2005 : He's being a human fucking trumpet today.
20/12/2005 : "I'm dancing in the air"
22/12/2005 : "How good it feels to hold you"
"Have I ever told you, how good it feels to hold you"
04/01/2006 : "You must be somebody's baby"
09/01/2006 : "I'm gonna thank you"
13/01/2006 : "Not much justice in the world"
17/01/2006 : "I'm gonna spend the niiight with you"
19/01/2006 : "I can't get you out of my head"
"I cannot get you out of my head"
20/01/2006 : He's humming "Livin' on a Prayer"
24/01/2006 : "How wonderful the sound"
"I get a little weary"
26/01/2006 : He seems to be humming the theme from the PC World adverts.
"You don't impress me much"
"Bang bang, that awful sound"
"My baby let me down"
27/01/2006 : "It's a BURNING flame"
02/02/2006 : "I predict a riot"
"Maah brother Jake, dah doo doo dah do"
03/02/2006 : "In the summer sky"
08/02/2006 : "There'll be no... white... flag upon this ship"
"The sun aint gonna rise in the sky"
10/02/2006 : "Little more conversation"
"A little more conversation... Hyamya"
"Why does it always"
"Why does it always rain on me, do do"
14/02/2006 : "We will overcome someday"
15/02/2006 : "It's a-not for me to say"
"It is not for me to say"
16/02/2006 : "Hard headed woman"
"And the wind cried Mary"
"On the WIND plane"
20/02/2006 : "Looking back over my shoulder, I can see the look in her eye"
"I never wanted... to say goodbye"
"I'm looking back over my shouder, and I can see..."
"Well done, excellent! Looking back and it's over my shoulder"
"I'm hugely impressed, I never wanted to say goodbye"
21/02/2006 : "It's raining men, hallelujah"

It's funny when you read it, isn't it?

Steve.n. (sjkirk), Tuesday, 21 February 2006 11:32 (thirteen years ago) link

17/11/2005 : "I DA - uhh"

wtf?

beanz (beanz), Tuesday, 21 February 2006 11:36 (thirteen years ago) link

I love this thread

beanz (beanz), Tuesday, 21 February 2006 11:37 (thirteen years ago) link

He kept trying to sing a line in a song but never seemed to get further than the second syllable. He did that repeatedly through the day. He is a fucking nutcase.

Steve.n. (sjkirk), Tuesday, 21 February 2006 11:38 (thirteen years ago) link

I need to record this stuff. Sharing my pain might help somewhat.

Steve.n. (sjkirk), Tuesday, 21 February 2006 11:38 (thirteen years ago) link

this could make a successful christmastime novelty book

RJG (RJG), Tuesday, 21 February 2006 11:40 (thirteen years ago) link

As long as it has the word 'shite' in the title, seemingly

beanz (beanz), Tuesday, 21 February 2006 11:44 (thirteen years ago) link

I just heard him say to a colleague:

"No, I'm just going on a picture paints a thousand fucking stories"

Steve.n. (sjkirk), Tuesday, 21 February 2006 15:49 (thirteen years ago) link

seven months pass...
update?

RoxyMuzak© (roxymuzak), Thursday, 21 September 2006 03:35 (thirteen years ago) link

Heh. we were working on in the lab, when he walks in, goes up to the big machine we have in the corner and exclaims "Niger!" then turns around and starts talking to us like nothing strange had happened.

If he doesn't have tourettes, I'll mistake my wife for a hat and then eat it.

Trayce (trayce), Thursday, 21 September 2006 03:52 (thirteen years ago) link

this thread cheers up my day

Ste (Fuzzy), Thursday, 21 September 2006 08:17 (thirteen years ago) link

also: mine!

it's teh_kit! (g-kit), Thursday, 21 September 2006 08:28 (thirteen years ago) link

one year passes...

<3

roxymuzak, Friday, 2 November 2007 01:31 (eleven years ago) link

(SHOUTING!)"WHEN LOVE! COMES TO TOWN I'M GONNA" CLAP!

lolol

roxymuzak, Friday, 2 November 2007 01:33 (eleven years ago) link

Aw man I love this guy!

Trayce, Friday, 2 November 2007 02:20 (eleven years ago) link

Ha ha I totally forgot about this thread.

n/a, Friday, 2 November 2007 02:32 (eleven years ago) link

three weeks pass...
five months pass...

still desirous of any recent word on this man

roxymuzak, Saturday, 17 May 2008 07:58 (eleven years ago) link

"That's the way it is.... (Spoken, in bad american accent) Bruce Hornsby"

roxymuzak, Saturday, 17 May 2008 08:01 (eleven years ago) link

lol @ "you build me a buttercup"

s1ocki, Saturday, 24 May 2008 22:20 (eleven years ago) link

haw

roxymuzak, Sunday, 25 May 2008 06:38 (eleven years ago) link

eight months pass...

28/10/2005 : "Layla. You've got me on my knees"
"Ding Dong. You got me on my knees"

its gotta be HOOSy para steen (BIG HOOS aka the steendriver), Sunday, 15 February 2009 09:24 (ten years ago) link

best

lol (roxymuzak), Sunday, 15 February 2009 09:37 (ten years ago) link

two months pass...

01/07/2005 : "Someday crying in the..."
"Ah you left me cring in the future"

I hope the second line was his version of 'you saw me crying in the chapel'

whatever, Monday, 4 May 2009 12:13 (ten years ago) link

one year passes...

my favorite OP in the history of life

☠ (roxymuzak), Friday, 25 February 2011 04:14 (eight years ago) link

^^^^

rendezvous then i'm through with HOOS (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 25 February 2011 04:33 (eight years ago) link

I wish Steve still posted here (for those who don't know, Steve.n is the singer in my band and was how I found ilx and why I have a full stop in my name - he doesn't work in the same place anymore though).

emil.y, Friday, 25 February 2011 04:36 (eight years ago) link

two years pass...

28/07/2004 : "Hold on tight to your dreams"
"Hold on tight to your dreams... Ginko Biloba"
"Ginko Biloba"

1 P.3. Eternal (roxymuzak), Thursday, 31 October 2013 08:49 (five years ago) link


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