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Ack! I need help......

Discussion in 'Fraggle Rock' started by PanthraDion, Jul 20, 2012.

  1. PanthraDion

    PanthraDion Well-Known Member

    choosing a song to do with a Jim Henson Medley that I am putting together. I play the piano, and I am doing the Fraggle theme, and I want to have two Fraggle songs in the Medley. I already have the international version of "Workin'" as one of the two, but I don't know what to song should be the second song. I was thinking of doing "Children of Tomorrow", but I thought that I should ask the opinions of some of the other Fraggle fanatics of Muppet Central.:coy:
  2. charlietheowl

    charlietheowl Well-Known Member

    I think Children of Tomorrow would be a good choice. One of my personal favorite songs from the show is There's A Promise, but I don't know if a holiday song is a good fit in July.
  3. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

    What, you never heard of Christmas in July? ;)
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  4. Slackbot

    Slackbot Well-Known Member

    I'd ask what the tempo of the medley is. We Are the Children of Tomorrow might slow things down. Pass it On is a good, peppy song that has a clear message, even if you know nothing about the show. Pukka Pukka Pukka Squeetily Boink is also wonderfully, goofily Fraggly.
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  5. muppetfan24/7

    muppetfan24/7 Well-Known Member

    We Are the Children of Tomorrow.

    Pass It On is now considered a Christmas tradition song. Great song, though!

    You got my favorite Wembley song. Pukka Pukka Squeetily Boink is not just silly, but full of fun. I love that song! Kim, you are excellent at choosing the right songs.
  6. bandit

    bandit Well-Known Member

    I guess that depends on the feeling you're going for here. What is it you are trying to express? Are you trying to capture the Fraggle Rock spirit in this music because you may need a few more tunes to do that. Are you trying to go for a particular emotion?

    So much of what you should do depends on what you are TRYING to do.
  7. PanthraDion

    PanthraDion Well-Known Member

    I have actually decided to try to work out chords for the songs that I will choose because I decided that it was just not right to not include more that just two Fraggle songs. So... like I already said, I will be working out chords for parts of some of the Fraggle songs, and those are (But not limited to) Children of Tomorrow, Pass it On, Pukka, Pukka, Pukka Squeetily Boink, Wemblin' Fool (Because they did it at Jim Henson's funeral) and Lost and Found. I don't have forever to do this medley; I already have some parts of a few Muppet songs chosen. To be precise, I'm Going To Go Back There Some Day, Bless Us All, Rainbow Connection, Pictures In My Head, Saying Goodbye, Something Better and I also plan to do the full, Fraggle, Muppet, and Sesame Street Themes, a selection of Fraggle songs, and Just One Person.

    Now bandit, to answer your question, I am trying to capture the spirit of Fraggle Rock. Are there any other songs that I should include parts of that I am forgetting?
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  8. bandit

    bandit Well-Known Member

    Wow! You really do have a great mix in there. Let me just say, I'm really glad you have Lost and Found in there. That's a really great song that all 5 of them jumped in to sing. It has the right energy and spirit and silliness and heart to make it a worthy choice. Definitely I like Pass it On. You could always do the Fraggle Medley on its own but that could get a little intricate. How about the Lost Treasure of the Fraggles music? That's sort of a sweet one.

    But really, with the inclusion of the ones you mentioned, you have a good variety of songs. I love Pukka Pukka! Honestly, make sure you keep Pukka Pukka and Lost and Found no matter what you do because then you have a good balance of songs.

    The only other suggestion would be that if you were to take out one of the sweet ones and include something else, add Sail Away because it's just such a beautiful song.

    Otherwise, you've got a great mix there.

    Wow...I think I just rambled on about the greatness of your musical choices without really adding anything to this conversation. Spoken like a true fan. 9.9;
  9. PanthraDion

    PanthraDion Well-Known Member

    Sail Away!! I just knew that I was forgetting a good song. Well then, I will also do part of Sail Away.:o:oops: Oh, and also add part of Follow Me to the Fraggle songs.
  10. Slackbot

    Slackbot Well-Known Member

    Hmmm... I think Face Facts, Act Fast, Pack Snacks is a good song for the Fraggle spirit. It's all about going for whatever you've set your sights on and having a good time while doing it. And Follow Me is practically a given.
  11. bandit

    bandit Well-Known Member

    Hah! I like Get Goin' from the very same episode, actually. Muck and Goo? lol Yucky! I LOVE Yucky....and it has a piano in it! lol Convincing John....Those are silly. OH! I also love Mokey Then and Now's little song about Voodoo! lol
  12. PanthraDion

    PanthraDion Well-Known Member

    Well, the fact is that there are way to many good songs to include in one Medley that I can't have that long. So, what I may just end up doing is a separate Fraggle Rock only Medley that I will put together of any Fraggle Rock song, with length not an issue, and then post it here on Muppet Central, along with my Jim Henson Medley.
  13. bandit

    bandit Well-Known Member

    Woohoo! That's the spirit! Well you should do both. Do this one with the Fraggle songs and then do a separate one. ^_- V Fraggles deserve a moment in the sun.
  14. PanthraDion

    PanthraDion Well-Known Member

    Yep, they certainly do. Go Fraggles!
  15. FrackleFan2012

    FrackleFan2012 Well-Known Member

    How about "Follow Me"?
  16. PanthraDion

    PanthraDion Well-Known Member

    Strange song, then again, Traveling Matt is strange, but yet funny in that Fraggle way. I could put part of it in my Fraggle Medley. Oh, wait, I forgot to say who I am dedicating, well, I guess that it will be both medley's, to. I am dedicating them to Jim Henson, Richard Hunt, and Jerry Nelson.
  17. Slackbot

    Slackbot Well-Known Member

    I hope you don't cut the Fraggle songs from the Henson medley. Fraggle Rock is an important part of the Henson legacy, even if it isn't in front of everybody's eyes like the Muppets and Sesame Street.

    I'm looking forward to your medley!
  18. PanthraDion

    PanthraDion Well-Known Member

    Oh, I will not. I agree with you completely, Slackbot, Fraggles are too important to the legacy of Jim Henson to forget.
  19. bandit

    bandit Well-Known Member

    AGREED, Slackbot. Then again, I may be a bit biased in this as I tend to like Fraggle Rock FIRST and the Muppets second. I love Henson creations in general, but there's definitely a pecking order here for me. ^_^ So I support the inclusion! Go PanthraD!
  20. PanthraDion

    PanthraDion Well-Known Member

    Haha, it is the same way for me bandit! Fraggles first then Muppets second, and thanks:coy:.


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