Sunday, 28 December 2008

It is a curious fact...

... that in Cantonese, there is no way of saying "my backing singers are in tune":

9 comments:

No Good Boyo said...

Eerie. We Welsh cannot say "Honest, I didn't know it was private" without lapsing into Norman French.

Perhaps her manager hired the backing singers for reasons other than musical. Are they twins?

scarlet-blue said...

Erm.. well they seemed like they were enjoying themselves and the discordant harmonies grew on me...
Would you like me to play it on the sax for you... and listen to a genuine murder?!
Sx

Pearl said...

A little like a box of silverware falling down a flight of steps...

Pearl

Daphne Wayne-Bough said...

Good effort though. And we made a bollox of the Ying Tong song, so that evens it up a bit.

Gadjo Dilo said...

No, no, no, no, sorry, but I refuse to share the same universe as this. Somebody'd really better try to do something about it really quite soon.

Gyppo Byard said...

Boyo - You can't say "Have you got a frog on your throat, or a toad in your hole?" either. But then again, why would you need to?

Scarlet - You can play on my sax any time you like, sugar.

Crap - I've done it again, having promised Boyo I wouldn't...

Pearl - a pleasing and pertinent image. Let's face it - great song, good singer, competent band; but backing singers from planet dischord...

Daphne - Delighted to see you survived being marooned with your natural bounce unaffected. It was lovely to meet you, btw. And yes, it's still better than I could sing in Cantonese. But it's not their English that curls my toes, it's their intonation.

Gadjo - I could offer to put Ms Wong over my knee and spank her severely, if that would help.

scarlet-blue said...

Did I hear the word 'spank'?

Happy New Year Mr Gyppo and apologies for not making the meet.

Sx

Daphne Wayne-Bough said...

"Marooned" - very funny. Good to meet you too, Gyppo, I look forward to some edifying musical links from you in 2009.

Gyppo Byard said...

Happy New Year to you too Scarls - Boyo, Mrs Boyo and I were all disappointed you were unable to make it, assuming that contrary to widely-held conspiracy theories we are three separate people (Daphne can vouch for that, but that would only give rise to a theory that she is also part of the same single-person conspiracy...)

Dapphers old girl - I plan a series of 'one song in a totally alien style' postings for this year, now that I've worked out how to post video links.