Category Archives: Musical Muckaround

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

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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Wo mei wangji – ni wangji wo! 我没忘记你忘记我


Original YT playout date: 30 November 2008
Duration: 3:28

“I haven’t forgotten. It’s you who forgot me! You can’t even pronounce my name right. It shows everything you ever told me was lies – let’s see what you’re going to tell me today.

You told me you were going to come and see me in a couple of days, but that was over a year ago. It’s not easy waiting more than 365 days. I’m not in your heart at all. Give my love back to me.”

Sophie and I perform this song which I was introduced to in my youth by a Malaysian Chinese friend Bee Chew Yoo.

My thanks go to Martin Chen of Strategia China for helping me to an mp3 and to the lyrics of this song.

我没忘记你忘记我
连名字你都说错
证明你一切都是在骗我
看今天你怎么说

你说过两天来看我
一等就是一年多
三百六十五个日子不好过
你心里根本没有我
把我的爱情还给我.
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Homework for Sophie


Original YT playout date: 21 October 2008
Duration: 11:05

Sophie has to cut short some singing and get on with her school homework – a painting of an old fashioned alarm clock…
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Uncle Davey’s Herts Content S2 E5 – Red Kites


Original YT playout date: 2 August 2008
Duration: 22:42

Once threatened with extinction in Britain, these birds of prey now flourish in parts of rural southern England.

Incorporates also the usual family musical fun of the sort you’ve seen before on my videos!
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Silly Singing Lesson


Original YT playout date: 12 July 2008
Duration: 7:19

Sophie gets a silly singing lesson off her Dad. If anyone knows the numbers of any decent singing teachers in Warsaw, you can see we need them, so please get in touch!
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Huliganov’s “Gynynymopedie No 1”


 

Original YT playout date: 8 June 2008
Duration: 3:18

The sad sounding staple is presented by Huliganov and a strong cup of coffee…
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Spaghetti Scene Re-enactment


Original YT playout date: 20 May 2008
Duration: 1:14

You thought it was only Brandon Hardesty that could do Hollywood re-enactments on YouTube? Not so, as this re-enactment of the famous spaghetti scene in Disney’s Lady and the Tramp by my delightful kids will aptly demonstrate.
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Sophie sings some more


Original YT playout date: 11 May 2008
Duration: 10:47

Amazing cuteness, as Sophie sings a couple of pieces, Barby girl and Phantom of the Opera.
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Jet Aim – blow job reworking


Original playout date: 1 April 2008
Duration: 3:36

Right, anyone who has ever left somewhere on a jet plane, and not known when he or she would be back again, has had an aim in mind, a destination where they intend the plane to land in, as opposed to simply staying up there for the rest of their lives. After all, the Denver song is “Leaving” not “Living” on a jet plane…

This is certainly what one hit wonders Jane Birkin and Serge “boy in blue” Gainsborough, both alledgedly KGB spies working in French cafe society under the guise of being non-Russians (English in the case of Jane and not Russian any more in the case of Ginzburg).

Their mission was to corrupt western society by composing a pop song so filthy that it was sure to cause the downfall of capitalism, instead of which, their “jet aim” song, full of explicit lyrics about sex devoid of emotion, along with heavy breathing reached number 2 in the UK charts, thereby contributing to the success of the system it had been intended to overthrow. The Vatican then denounced it in a public statement, and most Catholic countries banned it and even the Fontana record label that released it, remembering they too had a name which meant something in Italian, withdrew it from sale.

Since I was in a Jet recently in Zurich airport and was indeed aiming to get back to Poland, I used my footage which had a lack-lustre original commentary which I had done better since then on another plane ride, decided to do my own version of the Jet Aim song. In order to respect Catholic sensibilities (ok Zurich is more involved with Zwingli, possibly, but he had little to do with the zwingling zixties, mark my words)I decided to do a whistle-blowing job on it, instead of quoting the filthy words, which I will leave the viewers to fill in in their own minds, if they wish to.

Also, I was going to replace the heavy breathing parts byu Birkin with my own snoring, but decided not to in the end, because, these days, dis russky boy ain’t got no time to sleep.”
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