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Date: Dec 31 1999

Themes: Music


1. Learn Vocabulary - Learn some new vocabulary before you start the lesson.

2. Read and Prepare - Read the introduction and prepare to hear the audio.

The band Spoon has been on tour for a while and recently made a stop in Portland.

John went to see the show and is talking about what he knows about the band.


1. Listen and Read - Listen to the audio and read the dialog at the same time.

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2. Study - Read the dialog again to see how the vocab words are used.





Marni:  So, how was that Spoon show?

John:  It was actually really cool. It was down at the Crystal Ballroom. Have you ever seen them live?

Marni:  No, I had never seen them live. Have you?

John:  No. That was the first time. I just heard a song of theirs on the radio about three weeks ago. It’s called Turn My Camera On or something like that.

Marni:  Uh-huh.

John:  Yeah. And it was really kind of catchy. So we went to the show. And it was awesome.

Marni:  Cool. That’s kind of in the same vein as Shake it like a Polaroid Picture.

John:  Yeah. Kinda like that, that song from Outkast.

Marni:  Yeah.

John:  Yeah. I think Spoon got really popular because they had a song on The O.C.[/def].

Marni:  Oh, yeah, ya know The O.C. has really been helping a lot indie bands kind of make it big.

John:  Yeah. Have you seen, have you listened to any of those mixes? The O.C. mixes? I think there are 4 of them now.

Marni:  No. Are they selling comp CDs or something?

John:  Yeah. Well they, I think they have 4 of them out there. And I think Spoon’s song is on the first one. It’s pretty good.

Marni:  Good for them. That’s cool.

John:  Yeah.



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The O.C. has seriously helped out a lot of bands by playing their songs on the show.

A band is really lucky to get chosen to be featured on the show because it helps them get exposure. They usually don’t get paid much directly, but the new fans they acquire bring in lots of money in the long run.

Are there any TV shows where you live that feature musicians? Have you ever seen The O.C.?



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09:42 PM May 13 2008 |



Iran, Islamic Republic Of


09:39 PM May 12 2008 |




i like “gun and rose” like”don’t cry”

10:26 AM Jul 06 2005 |



United States

i think spoon rocks!

07:57 AM Jul 04 2005 |

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