Hi, Hi Hi – Stop, Stop, Stop – Cry, Cry, Cry – Run, Run Run – Fun, Fun, Fun – Well, Well, Well – Why, Why, Why
How many songs can you think of that have the same word, repeated three times, for the song title? In this series of posts, I’m going to try to come up with a few. Wish me luck. I’ll check in with some of the big rock bands and solo artists to see what I can find.
A way to indicate how one vowel could influence another when spoken aloud.
In linguistics, umlaut, which is from the German “sound alteration”, is a sound change in which a vowel is pronounced more like a following vowel or semivowel. Umlaut is a form of assimilation, the process of one speech sound becoming more similar to a nearby sound. The diaeresis, also known as the trema, and the umlaut are two different diacritical marks that (in modern usage) look alike. They both consist of two dots ¨ placed over a letter, usually a vowel.
A lot of band tours over the years have the album they’re promoting name, like Queen’s 1975/1976 “A Night at the Opera Tour”, or where they were going, like Led Zeppelin‘s 1968/1969 “North American Tour”. Some bands chosen tour names are a bit more fun, here are a few.
Franklin Music was my first encounter with a full-line record store.
During the spring of 1977, I was 13, and my father had turned me loose in Perimeter Mall, with a time set to meet back up with him after he shopped in whatever store he was headed to. Somehow, I stumbled upon Franklin Music.