This followed the next day from the first of the Peter paczek videos following on thematically from the first but including a Geordie version of Elvis Presley’s “Love me Tender”, called “Loov me Champion”.
This is a break from the comedy and music I’d been filming around that time, just to catch a very simple memory – Sophie lost her first milk tooth, but of course by now she’s lost nearly all of them. I don’t have any video, photos or anything of my milk teeth. I remember saving them but evidently I must have lost them somewhere along the line – probably someone gave them to Madoff or something. Anyway, we relive our own kiddywinkyhoods in our children, so at least I got this wobbly tooth down for posterity.
Here we have the third persona to appear on the channel – Peter Paczek is a Polish Geordie. Apologies to anyone who thinks I sound like a mackem, but yer wrang.
The hat, by the way, is an Olney Eight-piece, in green tweed. At first I was going to use this only for the Peter Paczek character, but I ended up using it on more work, as I wore it a lot anyway in the winter. Then I lost it and bought an identical Olney Eight Piece in grey for this winter.
The poem “Drink to me only with thine eyes” is being murdered in this particular video. It is also available as a drinkning song with a melody almost like a hymn, but I haven’t performed it that way yet. Maybe one day.
Not everyone enjoyed listening to this version of Linda Ronstadt and the Stone Ponies’ classic, but I enjoyed singing it, so what the heycque, as they say in Belgium. You can click through and see what the follk had to say.
Here Thomas P. Jamieson III rebuts the nonsense of Huliganov, and shows how a song should be sung.