What makes a city or a country sound familiar? When the music sounds like we think it’s supposed to sound like. But what if our preconceptions are wrong? (Hint: they’re probably not)

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  1. Profile photo of Richard Finlay Member

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    • August 2, 2016 at 3:20 pm
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    • August 2, 2016 at 4:52 pm
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    We have coupon coeds? What do they wear?

    Seriously, thank you for the response. My OCD proofreader is out of control. BTW, it only activates on other’s writing, it cannot read my handtyping.

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    • August 2, 2016 at 5:07 pm
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    Fun ramble. The only English song missing may be “Ramble On” by Zeppelin 😉

    Just wondering, is it possible to post a list of the music played during the podcast? Merci!

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    • August 3, 2016 at 9:15 am
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  5. Profile photo of Lady Jane Grey Inactive

    At about 23:30 into the podcast, @Lileks discusses a Coronation March by William Walton (1902 – 1983) which was written “for Edward VI” (crowned in 1547). The music which follows is “Crown Imperial” , written for the coronation of Edward VIII (which never happened due to his abdication); the March was played for the coronation of George VI (1937) and, revised, the coronation of Elizabeth II (1953).

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    • August 3, 2016 at 5:37 pm
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    Lady Jane Grey:At about 23:30 into the podcast, @Lileks discusses a Coronation March by William Walton (1902 – 1983) which was written “for Edward VI” (crowned in 1547). The music which follows is “Crown Imperial” , written for the coronation of Edward VIII (which never happened due to his abdication); the March was played for the coronation of George VI (1937) and, revised, the coronation of Elizabeth II (1953).

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    You’re quite right. I got that correct on the first pass but I had to re-record a bit for audio difficulties, winged it, and got it wrong. ;( Thanks for adding the correct facts! And other than that, Mrs. Lincoln, etc

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    • August 4, 2016 at 9:13 pm
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    My G-d, does it get any better than the hymn-like section of Jupiter? Gives me chills every time. Can you tell us which orchestra played the pod cast version? Thanks for another great podcast, James!

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    • August 5, 2016 at 9:53 am
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    I love the Crown Imperial. It is a good challenge for concert bands.

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    • August 6, 2016 at 9:26 am
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  9. Profile photo of Lady Jane Grey Inactive

    James Lileks:

    Lady Jane Grey:At about 23:30 into the podcast, @Lileks discusses a Coronation March by William Walton (1902 – 1983) which was written “for Edward VI” (crowned in 1547). The music which follows is “Crown Imperial” , written for the coronation of Edward VIII (which never happened due to his abdication); the March was played for the coronation of George VI (1937) and, revised, the coronation of Elizabeth II (1953).

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    You’re quite right. I got that correct on the first pass but I had to re-record a bit for audio difficulties, winged it, and got it wrong. ;( Thanks for adding the correct facts! And other than that, Mrs. Lincoln, etc

    Forgive me for being tardy to reply.

    I have always enjoyed this series of podcasts, the more so due to its sporadic nature.. I have many of the same cultural preoccupations that occupy your consciousness.

    I have been following your blog, and thus your travels, for about a decade and was somewhat surprised to learn via this podcast that England is your spiritual home. Though not mentioned before, I had thought that one of the Scandinavian countries would hold that honor – though that does seem unlikely. With respect to a man who likes tailfins on a car.

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    • August 28, 2016 at 12:11 pm
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