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Tuesday, July 5, 2005

Re: Pop Bach

Posted by on July 5 at 20:32 PM

While listening this piece by Bach, F minor, BVW 881, which is on Solo Keyboard Works, I realized that its melody was recently recycled for a faded pop song. But I failed to determine the name of the pop song or its performer. I recall the lyrics saying something about being so sorry. Can any one help me? Dave Segal cant.

I’m telling you, Charles, it’s Paul McCartney’s “Uncle Albert and Admiral Halsey/Hands Across the Water.” Or maybe it’s R.E.M.’s “South Central Rain,” with its chorus of “So sorry.” Always at your service, sir.