Counting Crows....

dirtyTdirtyT Posts: 3,620
edited March 2008 in Other Music
Do you think they are speaking of a time when they were at a corn field and were, "counting crows", or about a time when they actually heard crows counting?????

I am stupid.....
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  • cc10106cc10106 Posts: 385
    am not completely sure, but i think it's a reference to some British poem? i'd check wiki for the origin.
  • facepollutionfacepollution Posts: 6,830
    dirtyT wrote:
    Do you think they are speaking of a time when they were at a corn field and were, "counting crows", or about a time when they actually heard crows counting?????

    I am stupid.....

    Yes you are!

    The band took its name from a divination rhyme about the crow, heard by Duritz in the film Signs of Life.[6] The rhyme is used at the end of the song "A Murder of One" on the album August and Everything After: "Well I dreamt I saw you walking up a hillside in the snow / Casting shadows on the winter sky as you stood there, counting crows / One for sorrow, two for joy / Three for girls and four for boys / Five for silver, six for gold / Seven for a secret never to be told." In the poem, the act of counting crows is particularly useless. Duritz reveals that a name is just a name, and, with that, is useless and can be anything. The divination also appears in the 1973 novel Secret of the Seven Crows by Wylly Folk St. John: "One crow means sorrow, two crows mean joy, three crows a wedding, four crows a boy, five crows mean silver, six crows mean gold, seven crows a secret that's never been told." In the UK, the rhyme is well known but uses magpies rather than crows. A popular superstition states that if one sees a single magpie, one should greet it in the form of good morning/afternoon/evening Mr Magpie to deflect the "sorrow".
  • dirtyTdirtyT Posts: 3,620
    Yes you are!

    The band took its name from a divination rhyme about the crow, heard by Duritz in the film Signs of Life.[6] The rhyme is used at the end of the song "A Murder of One" on the album August and Everything After: "Well I dreamt I saw you walking up a hillside in the snow / Casting shadows on the winter sky as you stood there, counting crows / One for sorrow, two for joy / Three for girls and four for boys / Five for silver, six for gold / Seven for a secret never to be told." In the poem, the act of counting crows is particularly useless. Duritz reveals that a name is just a name, and, with that, is useless and can be anything. The divination also appears in the 1973 novel Secret of the Seven Crows by Wylly Folk St. John: "One crow means sorrow, two crows mean joy, three crows a wedding, four crows a boy, five crows mean silver, six crows mean gold, seven crows a secret that's never been told." In the UK, the rhyme is well known but uses magpies rather than crows. A popular superstition states that if one sees a single magpie, one should greet it in the form of good morning/afternoon/evening Mr Magpie to deflect the "sorrow".

    DAMN, VERY INSIGHTFUL!!

    Thank you FP!!
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  • Gremmie95Gremmie95 Posts: 749
    dirtyT wrote:
    DAMN, VERY INSIGHTFUL!!

    Thank you FP!!

    your not stupid big fella, Jesus loves you!
  • dirtyTdirtyT Posts: 3,620
    Gremmie95 wrote:
    your not stupid big fella, Jesus loves you!
    i have to go poopy!
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  • Gremmie95Gremmie95 Posts: 749
    dirtyT wrote:
    i have to go poopy!

    oh man, I just did that and WOW. It wasn't pretty.
  • Don't eat the yellow snow.
    'We're learning songs for baby Jesus' birthday. His mum and dad were Merry and Joseph. He had a bed made of clay and the three kings bought him Gold, Frankenstein and Merv as presents.'

    - the great Sir Leo Harrison
  • dirtyTdirtyT Posts: 3,620
    Don't eat the yellow snow.
    does eating yellow snow produce yellow poopy?

    By the way, love the name.
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  • dirtyT wrote:
    does eating yellow snow produce yellow poopy?

    By the way, love the name.

    Thankyou :)

    And yes, yes it does. It makes you poo like babies.
    'We're learning songs for baby Jesus' birthday. His mum and dad were Merry and Joseph. He had a bed made of clay and the three kings bought him Gold, Frankenstein and Merv as presents.'

    - the great Sir Leo Harrison
  • dirtyTdirtyT Posts: 3,620
    Thankyou :)

    And yes, yes it does. It makes you poo like babies.
    or snow cones like Frosty takes a nice healthy shit!
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  • pledgeagrievancepledgeagrievance Posts: 2,446
    Counting Crows are playing a half hour from the house. I’ve seen them 2x and both times, left unimpressed and disappointed. Last time was probably 6-7 years ago. Someone convince me to go (or not) 
  • Cropduster-80Cropduster-80 Posts: 1,506
    I like them a lot so i would probably go just to go.

    that said I’ve never heard great things from pretty much anyone about their live shows.  So I guess it depends on how much a ticket is 
  • pledgeagrievancepledgeagrievance Posts: 2,446
    Tickets right now are $100 a piece 
  • Cropduster-80Cropduster-80 Posts: 1,506
    edited August 4
    Tickets right now are $100 a piece 
    I probably wouldn’t then.

    im seeing o.a.r. a few miles from my house because it’s like 50.  Any more than that, I’d stay home, and I definitely wouldn’t travel.  They actually put on a pretty decent live show, minus the fans

    id probably have a similar value judgement with counting crows live 
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  • ZodZod Posts: 8,650
    I saw the show that was a few days after the 2016 Wrigley shows.   They may rank as the worst headlining act I've ever seen.  This is a shame given how much I love their studio output over the first couple of albums.

    Don't do it.  Spend your $100 on something worthwhile.  I even got taken to a Kid Rock show once and surprisingly enjoyed it, but Counting Crows I did not :(
  • Cropduster-80Cropduster-80 Posts: 1,506
    Zod said:
    I saw the show that was a few days after the 2016 Wrigley shows.   They may rank as the worst headlining act I've ever seen.  This is a shame given how much I love their studio output over the first couple of albums.

    Don't do it.  Spend your $100 on something worthwhile.  I even got taken to a Kid Rock show once and surprisingly enjoyed it, but Counting Crows I did not :(
    Buy august and everything after on vinyl from analogue productions for 60 and save the 40.

    that’s worth it. 


  • pledgeagrievancepledgeagrievance Posts: 2,446
    Yeah I love most of the studio output. Came to them later in life and they write some great songs. But live, another story. Good idea about buying an album. 
  • pledgeagrievancepledgeagrievance Posts: 2,446
    Tix down to $70 a piece. If it hits $50 a piece I’ll likely pull the trigger 
  • pledgeagrievancepledgeagrievance Posts: 2,446
    Verdict is a no go. 
  • mookieblalockmookieblalock Posts: 2,757
    Zod said:
    They may rank as the worst headlining act I've ever seen.  This is a shame given how much I love their studio output over the first couple of albums.

    Don't do it.  Spend your $100 on something worthwhile.  
    This is very accurate.
  • Lerxst1992Lerxst1992 Posts: 4,826
    Zod said:
    They may rank as the worst headlining act I've ever seen.  This is a shame given how much I love their studio output over the first couple of albums.

    Don't do it.  Spend your $100 on something worthwhile.  
    This is very accurate.

    Wow that’s harsh. Not a huge fan but saw them because a friend is a fan. They were decent. Place was packed.

    But the big problem wasn’t the band, it was the crowd. People just wouldn’t shut up, shouting to their friends inane details of their lives. Just don’t understand fans dropping $100 to shout over a band. It was so bad, Duritz had to say something…twice. “What the hell are y’all shouting about?” “Can y’all stop blabbing for a minute?” Tough to hear his exact words of course. And this always seems to be at its worst on Long Island. Other venues like Jones Beach in particular. Fans go there for a night out and don’t shut up for a second.. Something about this island, people are so entitled and huge egos. 
  • WobbieWobbie Posts: 27,437
    saw them in a sweatbox right after August came out. amazing.

    saw them a few years ago. good, but nothing to write home about. adam has well documented issues.
    If I had known then what I know now...

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