Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Can People Read the Little Black Notes?

The kids today:
I have a tattoo which is made up of the sheet music to my favourite Boyzone song - Isn't It A Wonder? - around my right ankle. People think I'm mad, but I point out that if I want to I can tell them it's Bach or the Rolling Stones instead of the actual truth.

16 comments:

truculentandunreliable said...

And it would *still* be a fugly tattoo.

Another Kiwi said...

Naughty tatooist who put the sheet music to "The Good Ship Venus" on the ankle.

Smut Clyde said...

Where would be the right place to tattoo the Crab Canon? AFAF.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I find the concept of tattoos silly.

Unless you get one made from magic marker.
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Dragon-King Wangchuck said...

I have a tattoo which is made up of the sheet music,,,

How does this work? Do you grind up the paper and make ink out of it, or do you just insert the sheets subcutaneously?

tigris said...

People think I'm mad, but I point out that if I want to I can tell them it's Bach or the Rolling Stones instead of the actual truth.

Because NO ONE can read music.

Better.

Smut Clyde said...

Unless you get one made from magic marker.

My extensive tattoos are all in invisible ink so they will only show up in the crematorium.

Substance McGravitas said...

This is why we in the office have the special machine that takes pictures in all sorts of different wavelengths.

Please place your arm in the machine. See your doctor once the skin cancer develops, but in the meantime ENJOY the partial tan.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

I have a regrettable tattoo on my forehead.

Enticing!

Smut Clyde said...

if I want to I can tell them it's Bach or the Rolling Stones instead of the actual truth

This is not so easy with Stockhausen score.

tigris said...

There a couple Varese scores that would also be quite nice if one were the type who enjoyed hypodermic ink injections, or the post-facto visual score somebody did for Artikulation. Or, best idea EVER: soundwave of someone misprouncing ama-ar-gi... FOR FREEDOM!

Substance McGravitas said...

Glenn Branca had a swastika score...

Dragon-King Wangchuck said...

Because NO ONE can read music.

In her defense, NO ONE can both read music AND recognize that it's from a Boyzone song.

Smut Clyde said...

Lots of musical tattoo ideas here.

Substance McGravitas said...

A commenter at that link mentions Anthony Braxton, who's done some pretty awesome notation. There's a pic at that very blog somewhere.

Smut Clyde said...

For tigris: Humour in Cuneiform.