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    Default what is the new york times effect ????

    hello there.

    I was reading the lyrics of the famous song Staying Alive - by the Bee Gees.
    and I wondered
    Well, you can tell by the way I use my walk,
    I'm a woman's man: no time to talk.
    Music loud and women warm, I've been kicked around
    since I was born.
    And now it's all right. It's OK.
    And you may look the other way.
    We can try to understand
    the New York Times' effect on man.

    what is the New York Times' effect on man ?
    and where does the name Bee Gees come from ? what does it mean if anything ?

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    Default Re: what is the new york times effect ????

    Quote Originally Posted by theexpert View Post
    We can try to understand
    the New York Times' effect on man.

    what is the New York Times' effect on man ?
    and where does the name Bee Gees come from ? what does it mean if anything ?

    Where did you get those lyrics from? I'm not saying they're wrong; it's just best to be aware that some pretty odd transcriptions find their way onto the Internet.

    Assuming they're right, I'd guess that 'the New York Times' effect on man' is the effect of being kept aware of everyday concerns. The film Saturday Night Fever, which featured that song, was all about a workaday existence relieved by a Saturday night on the dance floor

    As to the meaming of 'BeeGees', I'm sure they have fan sites on the web somewhere that would explain this sort of thing in detail. My first guess is that it's a straightforward reference to the name of one of the brothers who make up the group - Barry Gibb; or possibly Brothers Gibb.

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    Those lyrics are correct....I remember looking them up when the song was originally a hit because I couldn't understand a word the Bee Gees were singing. The original story and screenplay for the film Saturday Night Fever were inspired by a 1976 article entitled "Tribal Rites of the New Saturday Night", which appeared in New York magazine (erroneously referred to as the New York Times in the song).

    The Bee Gees took their name from the initials B.G., which not only stood for Brothers Gibb, but also for Bill Goode and Bill Gates, two Australian promoters that helped them early in their careers.

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