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Eleven months of day jobs, and mowing the front lawn
We've kept in touch on Livejournal, and gone to other cons
But even though WoW and SL, have made for furry games
Without friends there in person, it's simply not the same...

The time has come to load the van
with sketchbooks, clothes and snacks
Hop onto Amtrak or AirTran
or paddle our kayaks
What's left to do, there's one more thing
That would be really fine
Pre-registering for the con
So you won't wait in line!

Reg-is-tra-tion, Reg-is-tra-tion!
Let's finish before it's gone
Reg-is-tra-tion, Reg-is-tra-tion!
'Cause soon it's Anthrocon
'Cause soon it's Anthrocon!

Badges, prints, and masterworks
an artist's job begins
Get inks and Prismacolors too
or maybe vellum skins
They'll draw your fursona including his tail,
hours of sketching, fulfilling every sale!

Reg-is-tra-tion, Reg-is-tra-tion!
Let's finish before it's gone
Reg-is-tra-tion, Reg-is-tra-tion!
'Cause soon it's Anthrocon
Reg-is-tra-tion, Reg-is-tra-tion!
'Cause soon it's Anthrocon
'Cause soon it's Anthrocon!

Fursuiters will be dressed up
with tails that really twitch
Their makers have spend weeks on them
perfecting every stitch
They act and sing, dance around
in the Masquerade
and then they all get in a line
For the Fursuit Parade!

Reg-is-tra-tion, Reg-is-tra-tion!
Let's finish before it's gone
Reg-is-tra-tion, Reg-is-tra-tion!
'Cause soon it's Anthrocon
Reg-is-tra-tion, Reg-is-tra-tion!
'Cause soon it's Anthrocon
'Cause soon it's Anthrocon!

Comedians to tell a joke
so much hilarity
Stop by the raffle and donate
to the charity
Andy Runton, Peter Beagle
Awesome dances too
Everywhere at Anthrocon
There's just so much to do!

Reg-is-tra-tion, Reg-is-tra-tion!
Let's finish before it's gone
Reg-is-tra-tion, Reg-is-tra-tion!
'Cause soon it's Anthrocon
Reg-is-tra-tion, Reg-is-tra-tion!
'Cause soon it's Anthrocon
'Cause soon it's Anthrocon!

Now that I know what's ahead
To the website I race
If I don't pre-register
long lines ahead I face
Anthro Institute of Magic
A few clicks away
I'm gonna go, so I must
Register today
Register today...

Reg-is-tra-tion, Reg-is-tra-tion!
Let's finish before it's gone
Reg-is-tra-tion, Reg-is-tra-tion!

'Cause soon it's Anthrocon
'Cause soon it's Anthrocon
'Cause soon it's Anthrocon!

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Is this suposed to be sung to the tune of any specific song? i'm imagining "want you gone" from portal 2...

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It is. I prefer to see if people can figure it out for themselves. Smiling

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I also loved the pre-reg song based on still alive. i read it while listening to it, it's matched up perfectly =3

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Heh.

 

Let me put it this way.... 

I've found that it fits the proper meter for a ballad.

I only know one ballad by heart, AFAIK.....  

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MOST AC ATTENDEES DO NOT WEAR A FURSUIT OR ANY FORM OF COSTUME.

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hey it ends in my brithday!!

 

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Winter Wrap Up! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dyrAkwJ6WsY

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i know exactly whats its meant to be sung too XD

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Once more into the Fray, into the last good fight i'll ever know

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Whilst reading it, it gave me strange thoughts - I kept getting visons of a Gryphon and a Mock Turtle, and a Walrus.  And I'm pretty sure there was a Carpenter in there, too,  Time to change Lobsters, and get back into the dance. 

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*A snare drum starts a slow, muted tattoo to a Bolero tempo*

 

One line's wait is longer                                    

And one line's wait is slight

And the line for Pre-reg Sponsors

Has hardly any line in sight

Go ask Tyrrlin, if this seems right

 

And if you had plans for dinner

(And you now know you'll be late)

Remember a Mongoose in a Toque Blanc

Had warned you of this fate

Plead to Chiaro, but prepare to wait.

 

When all of the Dorsai

Keep you formed in one long line

Which moves Oh So Slowly, and

You're at the end, holding the sign

You must accept it, and you mustn't whine!

 

As Boredom and Impatience

Overwhelm you, make you bow

And the folks who paid beforehand

Are out doing fun things now

Remember, to heed Tyrrlin's Vow -

PRE-REG NOW!  PRE-REG NOW!!

PRE-REG NOW!!!

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White Mongoose

"Surrealistic Bedspread" album

Madison Steamship, 1966

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*applauds*  :-)

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*thorough applause*

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Now this, I got; being 50 helps Annoyed For the under-30 crowd who doesn't listen to classic rock radio stations, check this out...

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"feed your head" with eats from the many fine establishments  in downtown (or should I say DAHWNTAWN )pittsburgh..like primanti brothers!  oh and dont do drugs kids ! Eye-wink

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Yah, Ron.  You know that you're a greymuzzle when you have to wonder if the younger Furs have ever heard a classic song like "White Rabbit"!  A song that came out when you were seven.

But it also works the other way around.  Trying to keep from getting generation-gapped by all the young pups, cubs, kits, chicks, calfs, foals, larvae and hatchlings in my favorite fandom is part of what helps keep me young!

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Thank you, everyfur who attended Highwing's, Skarlath's, and my Zootopia panel!
Will we do it yet again, next year?
As I said last year: "Only time will tell..."

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Oh, it can get worse than that.

One of the classic blues tunes has recently been used as the background music in the advertising for a certain product, which is definitely not aimed at the current generation.  It is only the base instrumental background, because the primary melody is a vocal (which the commercial doesn't play), but the theme is unmistakable - and most of the target audience won't recognise it, and the collateral audience (at whom the product is not yet aimed) won't ask what it is, because they woudn't admit any interest or need for the product itself.

I'm talking about the latest "Viagra" commercials, which have become a little more subtle and sophisticated.  The song is the iconic blues piece, "Smokestack Lightnin'", by Howlin' Wolf.

It's a good song, I'd love to see the "Stuff 'n Such" folks do a video of this, with the Etta James cover version sometime.  Written before many of us were born, of course, but further marginalised because it is not "pop" or "rock".

Actually - I'd like to see more interest from younger folks in music other than just rock, regardless of when it was written or by whom, whether that be by Beethoven, Strauss, Herb Alpert, Sergio Mendez, Antonio Carlos Jobim (Sambas!  Bossa Novas!), or George Gershwin or Rachmaninov; sadly, if it isn't in a commercial, it just isn't heard anymore...

Green Onions, anyone?

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Hmph; we're younger, but we're not complete gourmands.

Personally, though i prefer the recent blue man group cover--not because newer is better, but because i'm a sucker for syncopation, which the original lacks.

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Hey, don't blame ALL of us people under 30 for not listening to and enjoying classic rock.  I listened to oldies back when I was a kid and still do on occasion.  (I've got Danny & the Juniors' "At the Hop" on my iPod.)

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Haha! That's awesome. Yay Winter Wrap-Up! Laughing out loud

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You too?? Woo *brohoof* Smiling

Nice adaptation, by the way. I couldn't help singing part of it!

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*hoof-bumps back* Well thanks. Smiling

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Even pre-reg has a pretty long lineup Smiling

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That is true, as far as it goes.  However, since the information and payment is already in the system, the line moves a LOT faster.  Plus, we have multiple lines divided alphabetically by last name.

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When pre-reg first opens up there are longer lines but as Tyrrlin said those lines move a lot faster.  The pre-reg lines usually die down within 1-2 hours of reg opening.  Onsite lines will be long the whole day.

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That's largely because people start lining up well before registration opens. Now, if people would instead spend the time visiting the Toonseum or some of Pittsburgh's other fine cultural attractions, or even hang out in the Zoo (or at the zoo, for that matter) until the opening time or an hour or two later, they probably wouldn't have much of a wait on line at all!

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lol

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Yep, I know ^_^

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