Posted by Smokey Stover on February 16, 2006
In Reply to: Stuck on Band-Aids posted by Bob on February 16, 2006
: : : : : : : I have a coworker who's originally from Romania, and she's trying to increase her vocabulary and exposure to American / English words and phrases. I've explained ti to her as best I can. but can someone give me a decent definition of "stuck on you"? Everything I see on the web points me to Lionel Richie.
: : : : : : The phrase means that you are attached to someone emotionally, possibly in love with that person.
: : : : : : Happy Valentine's Day.
: : : : : As sung by Elvis:
: : : : : ...I'm gonna stick like glue,
: : : : : Stick because I'm
: : : : : Stuck on you...
: : : : Not that a dyed in the wool rocker like me would know...but "Stuck on you" was a bigger hit for Lionel Ritchie...or so I've been told by the sort of person that would listen to anything other than METAL.
: : : : WH
: : : Somehow I've got the old Band-Aid jingle stuck in my head now. "I am stuck on Band-Aid/cause Band-Aid's stuck on me", sung off-key by what I assume were adults voicing-over footage of cavorting children. I hope it goes away soon.
: : It's been a while since I've seen (and heard) that commercial, but my memory is of children's voices. The way you can tell? No vibrato, clear tonal quality. Men and women trained in singing use "cultured" voices, with vibrato and a somewhat covered tone. How about men and women NOT trained in music? Try listening to the Once More with Feeling episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, also called Buffy, the Musical. Believe me, you can hear adults not trained in music singing away, along with some adults trained in music, most notably the man playing the Devil. SS
: Impressive sums of money are earned by those few people who can convincingly speak and sing as children in voice-over work. That is to say, some gifted people can sound like children, but with the adult abilty to follow directions and endure take 38. (It's another one of those "easy" jobs that everybody believes they could do, but can't.)
Oh, Bob, you can be so cruel! How can I ever again respond warmly to the sound of children's voices in a commercial. I hope you're not going to tell me that that girl who says, "Thanks, Mom," for treating her wart is just lip-synching. SS