Saturday, November 9, 2013

Well, whaddaya know! I’m Johann Sebastian Bach!

Yes, I am.

A little bird online test called Which Classical Composer Are You? told me so.

Unfortunately, it also told me what being Bach meant:

“You are Johann Sebastian Bach. The smartest person you know, you don’t suffer incompetence easily and are more than willing to tackle difficult projects yourself rather than trust them to others. Highly intellectual, you crave order, discipline and structure – let’s be honest, you probably have your picture next to “perfectionist” in the dictionary. Unfortunately, your brilliance is likely to go largely unappreciated by those around you, and you’re going to have to wait for future generations to recognize your genius.”

So being Bach is not a compliment, exactly.

But they pretty much nailed it.

Which classical composer are you?

To find out, click on the blue link near the top of this post. Then, if you dare, paste the gory details into a comment.

[Editor’s note. So far, readers have reported that they are Ludwig van Beethoven, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky. And one reader reports that he wrote “Tiptoe Through the Turnips” for Tiny Tim, England’s greatest, setting the standard for those who love Bach, Beethoven, and Mozart. Apparently this reader is unaware that Tiny Tim was actually Herbert Khaury of New York City, the son of a Polish mother and a Lebanese father. He was about as English as the Dalai Lama. --RWP]

19 comments:

Putz said...

they said i wrote music for tiny tim, england's greatest c;assical lyricest><<>his masterpiece of tip toes through the turnips set all on fire and set the standard for those who love bach beethoven and mozart<><>the immaculate hair styled after southeastern gorriles

A Lady's Life said...

I think writing your own music you can play is easier than playing someone elses lol
Some of these piano chords are unbelievably hard but look so easy when other people play.
I tried playing my piano after so many years of not touching it.
I love the sheet music where they just have the treble notes and above them where you need a chord they put it as C or G7 or D. I think its easier to remember and easier to play this way.

rhymeswithplague said...

Readers, I'm having difficult deciding how how to respond to Putz. Please help me by voting for just one of the following possible responses:

A. Something is rotten in the state of Denmark.
B. Somebody fell off a turnip truck all right.
C. Please take a number and someone will be with you shortly.
D. Thank you for your important contribution to the cause of world peace.
D. MEDIC!!!

All Consuming said...

Hahahahaha. Hang on.....hahahaha, brilliant. Putz has raised the bar as far as best comment for November goes with that superb display, and you rhymes are only slightly behind with such an excellent reply. I'd go with D *falls about some more.
By the way, the link doesn't work, so I don't know who I am.

rhymeswithplague said...

A Lady's Life, I find writing music much more difficult than playing music, but maybe that's just me. I think what you are talking about is called a "lead sheet"....

All Consuming/Michelle, thanks for the heads up. The link now works. So go right back in there and take that test, soldier! We'll get you knowing who you are in no time.

All Consuming said...

I'm Ludwig van Beethoven! "You are Ludwig van Beethoven. You like to push boundaries and are never satisfied with the status quo. Setbacks motivate you to find more creative solutions and your determination is admirable. Occasionally seen by others as irascible or stubborn, your gruff demeanor hides a surprisingly compassionate heart. You’re a little bit lonely and don’t make friends very easily, but you’re extremely loyal to those you care about. Thoughtful and focused, you’re more likely to take a walk in the woods to sort out your problems than talk to someone about them." - seems pretty close. I guess my sarcasm could be perceived as gruff sometimes ...ahem...hahaha

Katherine said...

I'd go with D for Putz too. But there must be other responses. How about: "I suspect you are pulling my leg" or "You are definitely a Tiptoe sort of person, Putz".

As for me, I am, coincidently, my favourite compser Ludwig Van...
"You are Ludwig van Beethoven. You like to push boundaries and are never satisfied with the status quo. Setbacks motivate you to find more creative solutions and your determination is admirable. Occasionally seen by others as irascible or stubborn, your gruff demeanor hides a surprisingly compassionate heart. You’re a little bit lonely and don’t make friends very easily, but you’re extremely loyal to those you care about. Thoughtful and focused, you’re more likely to take a walk in the woods to sort out your problems than talk to someone about them."

Elephant's Child said...

Sadly, I think the test is not accurate. I am apparently Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.' You epitomize the work hard-play hard philosophy. You excel in your chosen field through a combination of exceptional talent and crazy hard work. (People have probably had to force you to take a vacation more than once.) Yet, you’re also the life of the party wherever you go – you’ve got a great sense of humor and a distinct sense of style. While this means you can occasionally come off as a bit stuck-up or irresponsible, pretty much everyone wants to be your friend.'
I have neither talent nor style. I do have a sense of humour though.
And I would assuredly vote for D in your quiz.

Helsie said...

1. I almost never understand what Putz is saying so I vote for D - the last one !!
2. Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

You are Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. You’re a little bit of a conundrum. You probably love to travel and see new things, but you shirk the spotlight and aren’t very comfortable around people. You’re your own harshest critic, but you’re great at solving problems, whether you know it or not. Mysterious and more than a little bit shy, you see music and art as an emotional outlet and important form of expression for the occasionally overwhelming moments in everyday life.

As usual a little hit and miss on this one

Carol In Cairns said...

It seems that Helen and I could be twins ~

You are Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. You’re a little bit of a conundrum. You probably love to travel and see new things, but you shirk the spotlight and aren’t very comfortable around people. You’re your own harshest critic, but you’re great at solving problems, whether you know it or not. Mysterious and more than a little bit shy, you see music and art as an emotional outlet and important form of expression for the occasionally overwhelming moments in everyday life.

And yes, be kind to Putz ~ go with D

LightExpectations said...

I am Tchaikovsky, whose work I quite like. And it seems pretty darn accurate to me! The only hard part was, I don't know one Star Trek character from another, so I had to ask my sister who she thought I'd like.

Regarding Putz, I'd say C, as he seems the patient type. Thanks for a fun distraction in a busy day!

Yorkshire Pudding said...

Bach? Bach? In New Zealand a bach is a rough little shack made from old bits of wood and corrugated iron. It's where a bachelor might have once stayed - hence "Bach". I'm Neil Diamond by the way - my favourite classical composer.

klahanie said...

Okay, according to what I just checked out, I'm Frederico Fidelini, who wrote an obscure Italian opera from the eighteenth century, titled, "Fellatio the Opera."

As for Tiny Tim, I had the cringe-worthy experience of seeing him perform in Vancouver. He was roundly booed. Then again, he was wearing a Toronto Maple Leafs hockey top.

A good Sunday to you.

Gary.

rhymeswithplague said...

Readers, blogging can be so educational. Now we know that All Consuming and Katherine de Chevalle are Ludwig van Beethoven, Elephant's Child is Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Helsie (who is Happening), FNQ Carol, and LightExpectations in SouthernCalifornia are Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Sadly, Yorkshire Pudding confused the German Bach (pronounced either "Bock" or something like "Bah" with a piece of peanut shell caught in one's throat) with the New Zealand Bach (pronounced "Batch" as in bachelor; and Gary/Klanahie confused Frederico Fidelini with either Franco Zefferelli, who directed (not wrote) the obscure Italian opera Alfa Romeo and Julietta, or Frederico Fellini, who brought us Juliet of the Spirits, La Dolce Vita, , and a few other Italian goodies. Gary and Y.P. have been eliminated from the grand prize round for failing to follow directions.

A Lady's Life said...

I'd take c for Putz lol

I found sheet music which I liked It had treble lines and then on top the chords to use
It kinda helps knowing the chords before hand than reading each note.
But then I am an amateur and haven't touched the piano in a number of years. I thought the kids would play but they let it go.So basically |I have to retrain and re remember.
But it is good to get back to it.

rhymeswithplague said...

Lady's Life, good luck with through the retraining phrase! After that, it will be fun.

Secret message to Yorkshire Pudding: You dreamt it.

All Consuming said...

A very old Chinese quote, a curse in fact, which Terry Pratchett adopted and used within his fine book titled 'Interesting Times' is - 'May you live in interesting times'. Having nothing you can think of to post occasionally....hey, think of it as a blessing, and rest for a while in the soup that is your fellow blogger bud's and buddette's pacy goings on. You're worth waiting for. *smiles. (have a ball correcting the poor show that is my grammorr).

Hilltophomesteader said...

A very amusing post. I am, supposedly, like Beethoven - "You are Ludwig van Beethoven. You like to push boundaries and are never satisfied with the status quo. Setbacks motivate you to find more creative solutions and your determination is admirable. Occasionally seen by others as irascible or stubborn, your gruff demeanor hides a surprisingly compassionate heart. You’re a little bit lonely and don’t make friends very easily, but you’re extremely loyal to those you care about. Thoughtful and focused, you’re more likely to take a walk in the woods to sort out your problems than talk to someone about them."
Hmmm, somewhat true, but of course I am NOT stubborn. I'm NOT. Honest.
If you go to Putz blog, he claims to have "OLD SHEIMER'S DISEASE" (his words and spelling, not mine), so I think we should be kind and generous and just smile indulgently after reading his confusing posts.....

Putz said...

kind generous and GIVING