Little Known Facts

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  1. Frogleg

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    A little known fact from my favorite band. Rush once paid the writer of a famous Looney Tunes theme to avoid a potential lawsuit. The band sampled a portion of "Powerhouse", a popular piece of Looney Tunes stock music library. The theme in question begins at :30.


    The theme inspired the "Monsters" segment of Rush's epic 1978 instrumental, La Villa Strangiato. It begins at 5:49.

    Rush failed to give composer Raymond Scott credit for the theme. Although the statute of limitations had run out (Powerhouse was published in 1936), the band paid Scott's heirs a "penance", as they called it. Scott's family was satisfied with the payment, and did not require the band to credit him in later publishings of the song.
     
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    Like, I can hear it but it is very brief yet not at all the same. I once heard that the measuring stick is at 6 seconds. I'm not sure that what RUSH did here was 6 seconds if any?

    Good on them for paying and thank you for filling my head with more useless trivia.
     
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    China encompassed 5 time zones but the country only uses 1.
     
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    take a little getting used to, but it would simplify things
     
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    el005639 Err on the side of freedom

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    I believe we should all use Zulu time.
     
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    I'm livin' on Tulsa time
     
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    I'm living on borrowed time.
     
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    I tried to borrow an hour. The bank turned me down.
     

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