The Inner Light

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Re: The Inner Light

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Peter Duggan wrote:Anything else?
Nah, we're good. :)

I honestly wasn't sure you meant a Meg whistle at that point. It was "vanilla" that threw me. We use the same word as slang in the States, but while it means "standard" for us too, it more implies "unimaginative", "boring", and "safe". So, I thought you must instead be referring to something edible!

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Nanohedron wrote:Apparently I need more coffee.
Caffeine!
All around my brain!

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benhall.1 wrote:
Nanohedron wrote:Apparently I need more coffee.
Caffeine!
All around my brain!

:D
That's not the way Woody Guthrie and Cisco Huston wrote it! :D

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Re: The Inner Light

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an seanduine wrote:
benhall.1 wrote:
Nanohedron wrote:Apparently I need more coffee.
Caffeine!
All around my brain!

:D
That's not the way Woody Guthrie and Cisco Huston wrote it! :D

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Re: The Inner Light

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Vanilla means plain, average, dull here in England. Another word for it-beige
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An American firm I work with uses 'vanilla' to mean 'unmodified', exactly as Peter used it.
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Hmm. "Vanilla" is usually a disparaging assessment where I live (E.g., "Nano's so vanilla, he signals his turns even when there's no one around."), so it might just be a local thing, then. I don't get out much.
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FWIW 'vanilla' in a social context in my world conveyed 'unexciting'. Probably more disparaging would be to be described as 'COT', that is 'colorless, odorless, and tasteless'.

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Re: The Inner Light

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I've always had a fondness for Inner Light, even if it's not trad. Apparently Patrick Stewart wanted to get the playing part right by learning a bit of whistle to mimic the motions and give it a more authentic look during the filming of the episode.

True story: earlier this year I was at an Irish trad Festival, but before going there I had attended a comic convention dressed up as Captain Picard and turned my Sindt whistle into a Reissikan flute. The costume doubled as pajamas for the Irish week. Anyways, one of the organizers wanted me to review a tune that I had taught at our morning tune learning session about 10 minutes before it started, while I was still in Star Trek Pajamas. What else was I suppose to do than show up, Ressikan flute in hand, to teach "Ornette's Trip to Belfast"... I guess there's a first for everything!
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Re: The Inner Light

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P51, great story!
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