Category Archives: Musical Muckaround

Which in my view remains the best way to interest kids in music…

Lucjan O. Powrocki’s Extraordinary Rendition of Schubert’s “An die Musik”


Original YT playout date: 23 August 2009
Duration: 3:19

“””Du holde Kunst! In wieviel grauen Stunden…”” wrote Schubert, the composer who gave his name to a popular sweet in powdered form, to his Muse known as Musik (sic). “”Thou gentle art, in how many grey hours in which the earths wild circle encompassed me, hast thou ignited warm love in my heart, and draw me into a better world…””

After this Poworocki draws himself into the world of fast food, making short work of one of Knorr’s products, reconstituted dried potato.”
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Lucjan O’Powrocki’s Extraordinary Rendition of “Lippen Schweigen”


Thursday, February 11, 2021

Original YT playout date: 14 August 2009
Duration: 1:37

From Frites Le Hair’s opera “The Merry Window”.
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La Voix


Original YT playout date: 17 May 2009
Duration: 3:13

“Move over, Malena Ernman! Little eight-year old Sophie is gonna re-set the whole standard for the singing of La Voix, the Swedish entry to this year’s Eurovision song contest. I thought this was the best entry, although I have to give kudos to Alexandr Rybak who wrote and performed his own winning entry for Norway, despite actually being Belarussian.

No more “”Norvege, nul points”” this year. Rybak’s entry had an record breaking score (helped no doubt by the fact that there are now 42 voting countries, not just 18 or so like when ah were a lad). Still, I was sorry to see Sweden’s siren only about half way down the scoreboard when all 42 countries had given their verdicts.

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Eight Year-Old Composer


 

Original YT playout date: 21 April 2009
Duration: 5:17

Sophie likes to ad lib a bit on the keyboards – maybe she will compose something big one day.
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This may be crap but at least it’s MY crap…


Original YT playout date: 10 March 2009
Duration: 4:05

… well, mine and Antonin Dvorak’s. But with the current spate of warningless Warner warbler warrings against “”their”” music appearing in films, this is about all I dare to upload these days! So, grit your teeth and, em, “”enjoy”” my variations on a theme from Dvorak’s Rusalka.

Eat this, WMG!
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Non Te Scordar Di Me


Original YT playout date: 12 February 2009
Duration: 3:22

“This is the a premiere for two new characters which emerged as I was mucking around with a program called Cyberlink YouCam – Lucjan O Poworocki and then a Yorkshire comedian whom I shall probably dub Bernie Mansfield, or something like that.

I have no idea whether people will like this or not. I’ve done two of these for now: this and another similar one. Have to see how it goes from there. Anyone else would have done two separate films instead of a double bill in order to double the hits, but I’m a fool to myself, sometimes, I really am…”
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Sophie plays her variations on a theme by ABBA


Original YT playout date: 25 January 2009
Duration: 10:59

I don’t really teach my kid music, it’s enough to allow her to teach herself! Anyway, that’s how I learnt.
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Morning Musical Muckaround


Original YT playout date: 17 January 2009
Duration: 27:38

“A fairly typical weekend morning in our house, with me not managing to get out of my pyjamas before being comandeered for an impromptu singing of kiddie karaoke without the words to hand.

Still, it’s all fun. Hope you enjoy.”
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All I ask of you


Original YT playout date: 25 December 2008
Duration: 4:50

Yes, it’s another musical muckaround with Sophie, as we deconstruct the song “All I ask of you”, Llord “Scruffy” Webber’s remake of the song “I don’t talk to strangers”. Yes I know it’s not the Phantom but Raoul that sings it in the thing, but frankly I don’t care! Enjoy.
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Adliberratum


Original YT playout date: 25 December 2008
Duration: 2:46

A little ad libbing. I sometimes just make up songs as I go along. My daughter has started doing the same, and she also does this impromptu dance routine. It may seem haphazard and comedic, but at least it’s a way of getting the old creative juices flowing.

You can probably tell how badly out of practice I am, and how modest the instrument is, but what the heq.
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Re When all we need is love


 

Original YT playout date: 21 December 2008
Duration: 5:13

In the olden days when YouTube was a Community thing first and foremost, we had a “Re” function for video reponses. These have long disappeared and all the links have gone. All that is left is the “Re” in the title of the video.
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Huliganov’s “Part of your World”


Original YT playout date: 15 December 2008
Duration: 3:12

Huliganov has Sophie’s help in dismantling this Disney classic.
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