Tuesday, 13 April 2010

If Music be the Food of Love.

My musical education has been sadly limited. I can often be heard emitting a tuneless, repetitive truly indescribable dirge, some say humming sound of awesome unmusical proportions. (I do not usually know I am doing this. If I close my eyes I can still hear my mother, God rest her soul, sending forth the same, some say strange sound. Heredity is a wonderful thing.) But this does not mean I lack an appreciation of all things musical. With this in mind I would like to offer, for your delectation, two musical renderings that caught my eye and cannot fail to appeal. So sit back, close your eyes and, as they say in these modern times, 'enjoy'. For there's nothing like a fine tune or a well sung melody to gladden the heart. And, being tone deaf, my musical offerings are nothing like fine tunes or well sung melodies! (My music teacher at secondary school didn't have me standing in the back row for nothing)


Bernard said...

Well, what can I say?
The first clip is certainly 'cringe worthy' and 'buttock clenching'.
I think he should have been advised not to go on the show actually.
I couldn't quite catch the words to the second one. Was he advertising toothpaste?
PS A little tip. Before you copy the embeded code... choose the size
425 x 344. It will fit on your blog better. (without loosing that bit on the right hand side)

Elizabeth said...

Oh, Ken, that second song was hilarious...I sat here with tears rolling down my face! Wnderful stuff. x

the fly in the web said...

Right, it's back to Gilbert and Sullivan and Flanders and Swann...I've been missing nothing since...

rhymeswithplague said...

Well, the second chap seemed quite pleasant and he certainly could carry a tune, but if I had to spend an entire day with either bloke, I would much prefer the company of the first one. A little humility goes a long way.

Grumpy Old Ken said...

Uncle Bernard
Great! Thanks for the tip. I'll try it, my wife will probably follow what you mean, I'm very limited!

Grumpy Old Ken said...

Thanks for visiting, glad you enjoyed it.

Grumpy Old Ken said...

fly in the web
very true, in a way, I couldn't tell you one song in the present top twenty. Sign of getting old!

Grumpy Old Ken said...


Very true. i wondered if it was fair to show the young lad but I suppose, as Andy Warhol said, it's his fifteen? minutes of fame.