Help me find this smooth jazz song.
December 5, 2016 12:34 AM   Subscribe

I am trying to find a song (smooth jazz) that I listened to on a flight from Tokyo to Helsinki. Some pointers are inside.

1. It was the first song listed in the "Smooth Jazz" category at FinnAir.
2. The song prominently contained the lyrics "how the story ends" or so, so maybe that's the title. But then again, maybe not.
3. If I had to guess, I'd say the artist is Frank McComb.
4. The song had an organ solo (again, sounded like Frank McComb playing there), which at some point quotes the first two bars of "Girl from Ipanema".
5. The first lyrics of the bridge sounded like "rough styrofoam junk", possibly followed by "they floated in the smoke", but that may have been the poor acoustics and ambient noise on the plane.
6. Don't know for sure, but I think the first chords are Gmin and Ab7 repeated several times in alternation at the beginning.

Any ideas?
posted by sour cream to Media & Arts (7 answers total)
 
So it's listed in the thingie that's in the seat pocket, which lists all the movies/tv/music/games? I'd email the airline for a list of what's playing this month or post it on one of those flight forums for frequent fliers--FlyerTalk-- and for sure someone is flying FinnAir soon, they can snap a photo of the page.
posted by TWinbrook8 at 1:35 AM on December 5, 2016


The people on the Flyertalk Finnair forum, mentioned by TWinbrook8, will *absolutely* know the answer to this.
posted by mdonley at 2:06 AM on December 5, 2016


So it's listed in the thingie that's in the seat pocket, which lists all the movies/tv/music/games?

No, it wasn't!
Oddly enough, I couldn't even find a list of the movies playing in their inflight magazine.
posted by sour cream at 2:57 AM on December 5, 2016


Not sure how FinnAir does it but Sing Air has two publications in the pocket, the regular features magazine and the onboard entertainment magazine that lists the shitton of movies/tv shows/music available. Is it possible that your seat was missing that?
posted by TWinbrook8 at 3:15 AM on December 5, 2016


Just from a quick Google of lyrics -- Captain's Refusal by Ed Motta?
posted by nilbog at 6:47 AM on December 5, 2016 [3 favorites]


oh. yes. rough styrofoam junk.
posted by andrewcooke at 8:42 AM on December 5, 2016


Captain's Refusal by Ed Motta?

Yes! That's it!
Thanks a bunch.

But seriously, "rough styrofoam junk"? WTF!?
And the rest of the lyrics isn't much better...

Was the texter high on LSD?
Or could it be that this is one of those mondegreen things?
posted by sour cream at 11:49 PM on December 5, 2016


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