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Re: speaking of names...

On Wednesday, May 28, 2003, at 06:11  PM, Richard Zvonar wrote:
> At 2:33 PM -0700 5/28/03, mark wrote:
>> What the hell does "Rock" mean?  Does it describe the music in any  
>> way?
> "Rock and Roll" refers to the act of fucking.
>> Jazz?  What the hell does Jazz mean?
> "Jazz" means sperm.

In the Star Wars extended universe, Sy Snootles & the Rebo Band were  
purveyors of a style of intergalactic pop music style known as  
"jizzwailing". i suppose Lucas is intimately familiar with the history  
of american black music.

i'm not making this stuff up: 

i've always been amused by the roots of the terms "Rock & Roll" and  
"Jazz", because my own tastes don't immediately associate the  
conventions of those genres with sexuality.

but hell, if pornographic cinematographer's slang can enter onto  
"American Idol" without so much as a second glance, any association is  
possible i suppose: http://www.msnbc.com/news/743584.asp scroll down to  
May 20, 2003 / 12:41 p.m. ET

maybe the looping community _does_ need a raunchy sexual term to fly as  
it's banner, then the genre term will last forever and be dissasociated  
in the mind of the listener with it's root. and then the genre umbrella  
(like jazz and rock) will be so generalised that anything can fit in it  
(like jazz and rock).

i don't want to be on that committee, though.
Eric Williamson