Category Archives: Musical Muckaround

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

The Huliganovs do Bollywood!


Playout date: 6 May 2007
Duration: 6:43

It was the time when Richard Gere and Shilpa Shetty fell foul of the Indian authorities for a public kiss, so my wife and I decided to celebrate Bollywood with our very own version of “Dil Hai tumhaara”
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Sara and Daddy sing on the balcony


Playout date: 5 May 2007
Duration: 8:33

Everybody is happy, on the balcony with Sarkie from London, my daughter from my first marriage. She came to see her half sister and so we had a bit of a song. Not long before Sophie resorts to pulling faces in the background.
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Ugly Duckling


Playout date: 15 April 2007
Duration: 5:18

Another musical muckaround with Sophie, trying to interest her in musical classics, but Mozart’s Queen of the Nght is not on the menu tonight. Chick chick chick chick chicken is on the menu instead, and duck.
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Random Environmentally Inspired Music #2


 

Playout date: 29 March 2007
Duration: 11:46

This is a drive through the Pomoranian Switzerland, one of the nicer parts of Poland you can visit, near Polczyn Zdroj.
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Random Environmentally Inspired Music #1


Playout date: 29 March 2007
Duration: 9:58

Riding though Pomerania at the time of a beautiful orange sunset, I feel like a song, but fearing the wrath of YT if I sing anything already composed by anyone else. I just sing extemporaneously, whatever comes into my head, inspired by the landscape. Purely random notes, like a song.
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You’re still you


Playout date: 17 March 2007
Duration: 3:46
Views at the time added to HTV: 418
Likes at the time added to HTV: 9
Dislikes at time added to HTV: 3
Popularity % ” ” ” =L/(L+D): 75.0%
Comments at time added: 4
Total interactions at time added: 16
Total interactions to views 3.8%
Camera: Logitech Webcam
Post Production: None
Location: Home
Other people featured: Sophie
Genre: Musical Muckaround
Music used: Josh Groban’s “You’re still you”
Languages used: English
Animals/plants featured: None
Other remarks:

This has to be the worst ever rendition of this song, which is a hardwr one than it looks, in my defence. But best to treat this one as a comedy and Musical Muckaround with little Sophie.

Her little cute face is the only redeeming feature in this clip!

 

Sing


Playout date: 24 February 2007
Duration: 3:32
Views at the time added to HTV: 1,506
Likes at the time added to HTV: 14
Dislikes at time added to HTV: 7
Popularity % ” ” ” =L/(L+D): 66.7%
Comments at time added: 3
Total interactions at time added: 24
Total interactions to views 1.6%
Camera: Logitech Webcam
Post Production: None
Location: Home
Other people featured: Sophie
Genre: Family
Music used: “Sing a song” by Carpenters, karaoke version.
Languages used: English
Animals/plants featured: None
Other remarks:

More musical messing around to develop the cute leetle keed.

Quote of the clip: “Don’t worry if it’s not good enough for all of You Tube to hear” – this seems to be my motto…

More Musical Mucking Around


Playout date: 20 February 2007
Duration: 3:50
Views at the time added to HTV: 382
Likes at the time added to HTV: 4
Dislikes at time added to HTV: 4
Popularity % ” ” ” =L/(L+D): 50.0%
Comments at time added: 6
Total interactions at time added: 14
Total interactions to views 3.7%
Camera: Logitech Webcam
Post Production: Windows Movie Maker – slight use
Location: Home
Other people featured: Sophie
Genre: Family
Music used: Some pieces from Lloyd Webber’s Phantom of the Opera.
Languages used: English
Animals/plants featured: None
Other remarks:

“She ‘as been well taught, by a grreat mastaire!” and now you see how I went about turning my kid into a real angel of music. Ie, keep it not too serious.

Teaching Sophie Music


Playout date: 20 February 2007
Duration: 3:22
Views at the time added to HTV: 884
Likes at the time added to HTV: 3
Dislikes at time added to HTV: 1
Popularity % ” ” ” =L/(L+D): 75.0%
Comments at time added: 2
Total interactions at time added: 6
Total interactions to views 0.7%
Camera: Logitech Webcam
Post Production: Windows Movie Maker – slight use
Location: Home
Other people featured: Sophie
Genre: Family
Music used: Pie Jesu, by Andrew, Lord Webber.
Languages used: Latin and English
Animals/plants featured: None
Other remarks:

The unbelievably cute and talented Sophie getting her mind around some wonderful composition by Andrew, Lord of haircuts, Webber.

Quote of the clip: “Agnus Dei, quis talet peccatum mundi”

Old Man River (Soft Cell Version)


Playout date: 14 January 2007
Duration: 5:21
Views at the time added to HTV: 1,773
Likes at the time added to HTV: 11
Dislikes at time added to HTV: 26
Popularity % ” ” ” =L/(L+D): 29.7%
Comments at time added: 3
Total interactions at time added: 40
Camera: Logitech Webcam
Post Production: None
Location: Home
Other people featured: None
Genre: Song only
Music used: “Say Hello, Wave Goodbye” by Soft Cell, but a cover version linking that song and it’s chord progressions to the classic American spiritual genre song “Old Man River”.
Languages used: English
Animals/plants featured: None
Other remarks:

With a popularity rating of under 30%, this experiment was not very highly appreciated by the listenership on YT. But then again, whenever two songs are placed together the fans of each get all upset.

You can find a very charming piece on YT where John Denver and Karen Carpenter, both voices now late and of fond memory, combine in a medley of the Scots staple “Coming through the rye” and “Good vibrations” and even two such wondrous voices and performers as these two face a barrage of outraged comment criticism and wurzel thumbage.

Therefore I can’t feel too bad at the reception of this attempt by me to juxtapose the mincey soft cell number with the American classic, but stil I thought it was quite clever. That’s probably what lies at the root of a lot of my problems, come to think of it…

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