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9th Sep 2021, 6:00 AM in Magical Mystery Cure
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Tune Deaf
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Newbiespud 9th Sep 2021, 6:00 AM edit delete
In which the loonie character (and the author, by extension) reveals one of their personal shortcomings.

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Jannard 9th Sep 2021, 6:39 AM edit delete reply
Ah, poor Pinkie. Gotta admit though that so far Pinkie's player did a nice job of showcasing a bard regardless. That's usually the key, you can always try to remove your limitations, but it's usually more efficient to just avoid the pitfalls altogether by keeping to what you do right. Alternatively, there's also the creatively empowering option of working around one's limitations by tweaking one's strong suits into masking said limitations.
Winged Cat 9th Sep 2021, 7:41 AM edit delete reply
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Aww. One of us could have helped you with that, if you'd wanted. :)
Digo 9th Sep 2021, 7:42 AM edit delete reply
Comedy is hard.
Music theory is hard.
Musical comedy is hard squared to work with, bard none.
Norgarth 9th Sep 2021, 7:48 AM edit delete reply
Which is why Weird Al is so awesome.
Cedric13sai 9th Sep 2021, 11:39 AM edit delete reply
F*** yeah, he is!
Anvildude 9th Sep 2021, 11:42 AM edit delete reply
And Tim Minchin, and Victor Borge, Tom Lehrer, the Marx Brothers...

Just count the number of comedians out there, then count the number of musicians, then count the number of comedy-musicians. You have a quantifiable example of how difficult it is!
Digo 9th Sep 2021, 1:06 PM edit delete reply
This is a beautiful list of great musical comedians.
Faen the Monk 10th Sep 2021, 9:21 AM edit delete reply
We can add Johnathan Coulton and NSP to that last as well!
Stormy Tinker 10th Sep 2021, 1:48 PM edit delete reply
And Stan Freberg and Spike Jones.

Spike Jones was an absolute sensation back in his day. There really wasn't anything like him before besides perhaps a few vaudeville acts. His 'orchestra' would often play the first bit of a song completely straight, to prove that yes, they are talented musicians who know how to play. Then the wacky kicks in and goes up to eleven.
CharginChuck 10th Sep 2021, 4:12 PM edit delete reply
And Jason Steele. And to preempt any arguments, yes he is primarily a cartoonist. But a wide majority of his cartoons contain original songs, and they are always amazing.
Videocrazy 10th Sep 2021, 3:33 PM edit delete reply
Heh, I see what you did there.
Cygnia 9th Sep 2021, 7:47 AM edit delete reply
No shame in that, Pinkie! Improv comedy is a lot harder than just making up funny stuff on the spot. Throw in music and the difficulty just grows...
TheCorporal 9th Sep 2021, 9:27 AM edit delete reply
This is why Wayne Brady is a GOD on Whose Line Is It Anyway.
Pepperbrony 10th Sep 2021, 2:19 AM edit delete reply
Even when he can't spell "Howard."

Though, to be fair on him, it is kinda hard to spell accurately at 210 beats per minute.
albedoequals1 9th Sep 2021, 10:39 AM edit delete reply
In the show, there's a full-time composer who studied and practiced for years writing songs for Pinkie to "spontaneously" sing. No real person is that creative. Even prodigies like Mozart had to take a little time to write things down and tweak them.
dziadek1990 9th Sep 2021, 2:43 PM edit delete reply
>Why else would I mostly do song parodies and poetry?

*cue "Hey Raritina!" song playing in my head*
The Old One 9th Sep 2021, 2:49 PM edit delete reply
Given Pinkies penchant for preparation, I have little doubt that she has no less than 200 compositions for everything from short tunes to full-on rock operas in her personal Batcave