Hills Not Alive with the Sound of Music, but Muffled Rap Plays in Distance

The sound of muffled rap music can sometimes be heard in the hills of Austria

AUSTRIA- Tourists were perplexed yesterday as they visited the hills of Salzburg and heard no music. There was complete silence when they arrived.

“I thought there was supposed to be music here,” said George, a perplexed tourist. “Julie Andrews said ‘The hills are alive with the sound of music’, and I don’t hear any music.”

But after a few minutes they heard the sound of muffled rap music.

The tourists began to connect the lyrics to the rolling hills of the landscape as Chamillionaire’s Ridin’ played. They noticed the lyrics “They see me rollin’, they hatin’,”symbolized the rolling hills making music for tourists who did not seem to appreciate it.

“I suppose that was the music we were supposed to hear,” said George, “but I can’t be sure.”

They made more connections to the landscape as Vanilla Ice’s Ice Ice Baby played next. They heard another call from the hills to “Stop collaborate and listen.” So they continued to listen to the music, as if the hills were telling them to.

As Coolio’s Gangsta Paradise began to play, the tourists could not connect any more lyrics to the landscape and went back to their hotels disappointed.


More Music Nerd Problems

The struggle is real
One of the most glaring difficulties facing classical music listeners today is the fact that Schubert never finished his 8th symphony. He finished the first two movements and never got around to the last two. So when you listen to it you’re waiting there for the third movement like:


….but all you hear is silence. Unless you’re Chuck Norris:

Via Pinterest user Greg Spradlin


Music Nerd Problems

Since a lot of you follow my tweets and posts, you may already know about my Music Nerd Problems tweets, which I usually post as part of #MusicMondays. But if you’re not familiar with these tweets, you are about to be. These tweets help raise awareness into to the problems and struggles that music nerds face on a daily basis.

This is the most recent tweet, which relates to the meme which will appear at the end of this post:

The struggle is real

In all fairness, it can be difficult to recognize the difference between and oratorio and an opera by simply listening. So unless you know it, or are very familiar with the structures of operas and oratorios, it would be difficult to tell which one it is. A post I did on Handel’s Messiah explained this a little. An oratorio tells a story using texts from the Bible (no one is acting), and an opera tells a story using whatever text the composer wants and is acted out in various sets. So it would be hard to tell the difference if you couldn’t watch it.

But after this tweet I couldn’t resist:

If you go to Twitter, you can find more of my tweets (and some other people’s tweets) by searching:
#musicnerdproblems, #musicnerdmoments, or #musicnerdconfessionsEnjoy.