Thursday, September 25, 2008

Reader Post Submission #1

A constant reader of The Nightmare writes:

"Dear Uncle E. I am such a HUGE fan of your blog! Without your daily postings I would be lost. Before I stumbled upon "The Nightmare" my life was nothing but an empty shell, musically speaking. I used to listen to REM, Rupert Holmes and old C.W. McCall records beore you enlightened...nay...SAVED me, wretched fool that I was, from the tuneless abyss in which I was drowning.
From the moment I read your magnificent and extremely well written bogus band biography on STYX I was hooked. You and the, I assume, many fine folks who dedicate hours and hours each day to the well thought out content must be a dedicated bunch. Keep it up, for if "The Nightmare" were to cease e-publication I would wither and die like some pathetic Cabernet grape that's been left in the sun too long.
Anyway, might I be so bold to ask a question that's been nagging at me for a while? What I want to know, and I'm sure other readers have had this same question pop up from time to time, is "How many times does Sting sing the Phrase "Message in a bottle" on the song "Message In A Bottle"?


Brave Sir Robin
San Diego, California
Age 6

Well, Brave Sir Robin, thanks for the kind words and thoughtful question! I'd be happy to answer that for you, since you asked so nicely.


The answer is 10. But the more interesting statistic about that particular Police song is that Sting actually sings the phrase "I'll send an SOS to the world" a mind numbing 879 times during the 4:52 of the song.

Thanks again, and keep reading. All queries are appreciated and will be answered in a timely manner.

We're just glad we could help.


Anonymous said...

Looks like Brave Sir Robin is well written for a 6 year old?? And to be listening to the Police at 6, pretty impressive. Get'em started on decent music young, eh Unc??

Uncle E said...

Yeah, you bet! He had some good role models...