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The thing is, though, that the horns being blown indicate the end of a turn or an incoming aerial attack. These are analogous to alarms or battlefield signals and these incidents may not be the best examples of music in Erf. -- DevilDan

Granted they may not be the best examples of musical performances, but they are examples of musical instruments. I'd categorize this page as a work-in-progress. Ideally, images of units actually singing and performing would be great, I just haven't gotten that far yet. Of course, one could debate whether a bugle or horn call is music or not (most modern music historians would argue that traditional calls, like Reveille[1] for instance, clearly qualify as music ), but the point of including the pictures, for me, was simply to illustrate that there is a variety of musical instruments. Hoping to add other images farther down in on the page. --MisterB777 18:42, 5 August 2009 (UTC)
I agree. Reveille, in fact, was one thing that I considered as I wrote my comment. Note that I questioned only whether these were the best examples, not that I consider them unsuitable for this page. -- DevilDan

burritos in their speedos

I disagree with the idea that the GK chant was composed by Parson. For one, he's got better things on which to expend his time and energy. When he mentions that he's learning what words he could or could not say, I think it's that he was listening to the song and realizing that some of those were allowed in Erf: he was only hearing them now. He's saying to Bogroll, in essence, "oh, I didn't think to try to say those."

Hmmmm... perhaps "ostensibly" is too strong a word there. When I read the strip, it felt like it was implied that the song was composed on the spot (since I can't really think of a reason why that song would exist before the Battle for Gobwin Knob) as an attempt a psychological warfare while the invading army is sitting just on the otherside of the wall, where they can obviously hear it. Maybe I'm reading too much into it, but I had assumed that the inclusion of words like "pwned," "burritos," and "speedos" had to have been Parson's influence, since they would seem out of place in normal Language. Feel free to change that line to say something less definitive (like, "it has been speculated that the song was written by Parson", or something like that) if you don't feel comfortable with the wording. --MisterB777 17:21, 11 August 2009 (UTC)
At any event, if Parson did write those lyrics as an attempt at psychological warfare then it must mean that those words do have some meaning in Erf or else there'd be no point to them.