Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Tone deaf singer

Being a foreigner converted to Kiwidom I've missed out on Harry Enfield (the guy from BBC who produced those wonderful sketches), but I've been introduced to his work today. Here's a good one, the "Who's That Girl?" sketch, for those singers who might suspect they could just possibly be tone deaf. There is hope for us all.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_O_HrEuhEY

6 comments:

daharja said...

How lovely. Some people are clearly meant to sing, and others - are meant to do other things.

;-)

Reminds me of a friend of mine who used to sing a song called "I'm Tone Deaf" as a revue act.

I'll have to find the song - it was quite clever and a lot of fun. If I can find a score I'll share it if it is out of copyright.

Of course, as a chorister what I hate the most is when I try for a note - and fail dismally. Especially those high nasties. And everyone around you just *looks* at you. Hmmm...

daharja said...

Aha! Found it. Of course, it's none other than Flanders & Swann.

"A Word On Your Ear":
- here's the lyrics
- and a Youtube.

Enjoy. Or not.

Leta said...

Thank you - that was great! Hillarious! What a clever song, and I expect not an easy sing at all.

daharja said...

No, not easy - the friend in question used to do a great job of it, and the crowd (largely choristers) was always appreciative.

Augh, now I'm feeling homesick.

I miss our old revue nights. We used to do them as fundraiser/social events. People would just decide to do any sort of act - anything from absolutely tasteless to wonderfully clever - and huge amounts of wine, cheese and chocolate were consumed by the increasingly cheery audience.

Ah! The heady days of youth!

Leta said...

We had such a revue evening at the last rehearsal of 2006 and it was heaps of fun. I believe we may have another at the end of this year, with a bit of a party and acknowledging long-standing members who have resigned during the year.

So get you act together!

daharja said...

Oh gawds, no. I have all the talent of a common or garden variety snail.

But I'll happily heckle and applaud from the audience!

A revue would be wonderful fun.