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dryman (Dryman)
Posted on Tuesday, November 08, 2005 - 2:22 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

In the same instant, she correctly guessed his taste in music and knew he was about to be very disappointed.

this may require knowledge of a specific bit of trivia to finish, but don't let that stop you from making a start
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Tuesday, November 08, 2005 - 2:51 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Sounds like there's a misunderstanding going on, in that he took a particular word/phrase to mean a certain thing but it meant something else, is that on the right track? Anything about periods/genres of music (e. g. Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Contemporary, Pop, Dance, Rap/Hip-Hop, Ska, Disco, Grunge, House, Heavy Metal etc.)? A particular instrument relevant (e. g. serpent)?
dryman (Dryman)
Posted on Tuesday, November 08, 2005 - 3:13 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Sounds like there's a misunderstanding going on, in that he took a particular word/phrase to mean a certain thing but it meant something else, is that on the right track? yes
Anything about periods/genres of music (e. g. Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Contemporary this one Pop, Dance, Rap/Hip-Hop, Ska, Disco, Grunge, House, Heavy Metal etc.)? A particular instrument relevant (e. g. serpent)? no
Lauren (Lauren)
Posted on Tuesday, November 08, 2005 - 4:08 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is their location relevant? Are they at a concert? A music store? Is he going to be disappointed because some certain music will not suit his taste?
dryman (Dryman)
Posted on Tuesday, November 08, 2005 - 4:21 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is their location relevant? yes Are they at a concert? no A music store? no Is he going to be disappointed because some certain music will not suit his taste? no
Lewis Zeiters (Lzeiters)
Posted on Tuesday, November 08, 2005 - 4:26 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

emailed...
dryman (Dryman)
Posted on Tuesday, November 08, 2005 - 11:46 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

emailed... no
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Wednesday, November 09, 2005 - 4:05 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Name of a particular composer relevant?
dryman (Dryman)
Posted on Wednesday, November 09, 2005 - 7:53 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Name of a particular composer relevant? yes
Jennifer (Tigger32382)
Posted on Wednesday, November 09, 2005 - 8:06 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

emailed
dryman (Dryman)
Posted on Thursday, November 10, 2005 - 10:57 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

emailed neither of the Engelbert Humperdincks was involved, unfortunately
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Friday, November 11, 2005 - 12:34 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I'm guessing probably not Kabelevsky or Shostakovich, or even Bartok.

Keybaords (typing-type) relevant?
Vesica (Vesica)
Posted on Friday, November 11, 2005 - 4:17 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Contemporary composers...like singer/songwriters?

Does he realize she is guessing about his taste in music?
Does she actually say something out loud to him?

Where they are:
Public property?
Private?

(from here down...feel free to only repost answers that aren't no...this list gets lengthy...)
Work?
One of the their homes?
A store?
A resturant?
On public transit?
At an airport?
On the street?
Sporting event?
School?
Mutual friend's property?
Tourist Attraction?
A retail establishment?
Government facility?
Hospital?
Post office?
(Okay I will stop torturing you now...hopefully there was one yes in there somewhere....)
dryman (Dryman)
Posted on Friday, November 11, 2005 - 5:18 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Keybaords (typing-type) relevant? no
Contemporary composers...like singer/songwriters? no, a composer from the 20th C.
Does he realize she is guessing about his taste in music? irrel
Does she actually say something out loud to him? no
On the street? could be this one (on the street outside the place in question), no to rest

on 2nd thought, this will require not one but two bits of trivia!
dryman (Dryman)
Posted on Friday, November 11, 2005 - 5:24 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Where they are:
Public property?
Private? a public place (but privately owned)
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Friday, November 11, 2005 - 2:58 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does this place share a name with a contemporary composer in whole or in part? A name of a famous composition by a contemporary etc.?
dryman (Dryman)
Posted on Friday, November 11, 2005 - 7:53 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does this place share a name with a contemporary composer in whole or in part? no A name of a famous composition by a contemporary etc.? no
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Sunday, December 04, 2005 - 4:04 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is he confusing a different phrase/word with the name of a composer?
dryman (Dryman)
Posted on Tuesday, December 06, 2005 - 2:17 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is he confusing a different phrase/word with the name of a composer? yes

I think I will spoil this one soon, it just was too trivia-based to make for a good puzzle. But as an accomplished French Hornist, maybe you can still salvage it.. quick, make a list of 20th Century composers whose name could be misinterpreted as a pop culture reference and maybe he'll be there! :)
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Saturday, December 10, 2005 - 3:28 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Actually, I could also narrow it down some--US composer? Western Europe? Eastern Europe? South America? Canadia? Composed mainly for piano? Orchestra? Wind ensembles? Voice? Composed mostly songs? Symphonies? Concerti? Tone Poems?

Has his/her work ever been in a Disney film?
dryman (Dryman)
Posted on Monday, December 12, 2005 - 8:56 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Actually, I could also narrow it down some--US composer? this one Western Europe? Eastern Europe? South America? Canadia? Composed mainly for piano? Orchestra? this one Wind ensembles? Voice? Composed mostly songs? Symphonies? probably this, though he did other types of works as well Concerti? Tone Poems?

Has his/her work ever been in a Disney film? I'm not sure.. but it has been in at least one commercial

anything Spring to mind? :) think I'd better just spoil soon as I'm going out of town.
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Tuesday, December 13, 2005 - 12:45 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Funny, I was just thinking about him in the context of this puzzle because my wife just did a concert which included, among other things, Rodeo, so she had a cd in her car...he's one of my favorites, actually. Although your hint first made me think of Igor.

Copland, eh? He heard someone (her?) say something which sounded like they were going to cope? Something like that?
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Tuesday, December 13, 2005 - 12:45 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

...and I just got the title reference...
Mosquito (Mosquito)
Posted on Tuesday, December 13, 2005 - 12:48 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

"Simple Gifts" has been in a commercial, though Copland did not write the tune; is the piece relevant?
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Tuesday, December 13, 2005 - 1:16 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Rodeo was used in commercials for beef here in the U. S.
dryman (Dryman)
Posted on Wednesday, December 14, 2005 - 12:36 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Although your hint first made me think of Igor. glad you eventually got it Rite :)

ok, I can finally spoil!

* SPOILER *

Standing in line at the cinema ticket window she noticed his unusual pronunciation of the film's title, and knew he would be disappointed not to see a biography of 20th-C composer Aaron but the Stallone vehicle

Copland.

yes, I was thinking of "beef- it's what's for dinner" re the commercial. I notice the "pork- the other white meat" campaign totally lacks a sweeping orchestral score, and strangely chicken (which apparently must be "the" white meat) seems to have had no enormous advertising blitz at all.
dryman (Dryman)
Posted on Wednesday, December 14, 2005 - 12:38 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

copland.jpg
dryman (Dryman)
Posted on Wednesday, December 14, 2005 - 12:40 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

%*&^!.. well, it was "CopLand" :)

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