Hunter Davis’s impression of Ian McKellen performing the theme song to Charles in Charge.
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Found here: http://riyadhbureau.com/2012/11/saudi-gangnam-style, at Riyadh Bureau.
If you like to punish your ears and your soul, listen to this clip of an 11-year old singing the Star Spangled Banner. As far as I’m concerned, I have no problems with her pitch. I believe her story that the echo of the PA system threw her off. More power to her. What I find unforgiveable is the singer adding “flourishes” in the belief that she’s showing off what she can do vocally. The SSB is not the song for showing off your “soulfull” embellishments. The SSB is 2-minutes long, not 3-minutes long.
FYI, the singer has a web site. Harper Gruzins is her name.
A friend introduced me to GoRemy’s Youtube channel. I particularly like this one, Hey There Khalilah.
It sounds like an Arabic-language cover of some American folk song.
I found it on the blog “and far away…” which already resides on my blogroll over there –>
This is a guest post by a friend who hasn´t thought up a cool pen name yet.
Song Review: “We Will Fight the Heathens”
I had heard the above-named song and I thought of Snarla’s website, and her theme. I thought a review of this song might be fitting. My thanks, Snarla.
And now to the song; I’m a long-time fan of this band, and I rate this song a success. The instrumentals, the beat, the double-edged vocals of Daren Malakien, the rasper and the sonneter, all in one man. And then there’s the lyrics.
They are poignant, they are evocative, they are good. Astride the music they paint a picture of the early crusades.
The lyrics feed our senses, give us what perhaps all good stories give: controversy.
I think the song can be enjoyed– was meant to be enjoyed– without screwing some weighty political tag to its context. We’ve heard that kind of thing before– shame on the Christians, shame on the Moslems, shame on the Jews. I think we’ve had our fill of this. After all, isn’t it that kind of thinking, that kind of blame-me bullshit, that created the strife that inspired the song in the first place? “–beliefs are the bullets of the wicked…”
The song is good and– just for fun– it makes you think. I won’t delve into specifics but rather let you savor that for yourself. Let you find out who the “Partisan Brother of War” is. Enjoy.
A while back I had a video of the Mario Bros them song played on guitar and oud, which I loved. Here it is played on Marimba. No Arab theme here, but I love the sound of the marimba.
Well, that’s random for you. Here are the 20 songs that came up on shuffle:
1- Harem – The Reg Project (Arabic Jukebox)
2- La Leila wala Youm – Ilham al-Madfai
3- My Man is Somebody Else’s Too – Evelyn Brickey, (Barrelhouse Women 1925-1930)
4- So I Need You – 3 Doors Down
5- Killing an Arab – The Cure
6- Senorita – Juan Luis Guerra
7- Little Red Corvette –Prince
8- Brown Eyed Girl – Everclear
9- What I Like About You – The Romantics
10- Outro – Calle 13
11- On the Road to Find Out – Cat Stevens
12- Here We Go Again – Everclear
13- Just Can’t Get Enough – Depeche Mode
14- Up Around the Bend – Creedence Clearwater Revival
15- Weak and Nervous Blues – Frances Wallace and Clara Burston, Barrelhouse Women 1925-1930
16- Que Lloren – Calle 13
17- Ya Bint el Eh – Tamer Hosni
18- En Tus Pupilas – Shakira
19- Shambala – Three Dog Night
20- Tuesday’s Dead – Cat Stevens
I love her tranquil face as she plays.
As with so many YouTube videos, there are commenters claiming it’s FAKE. I have no idea. But I like it.