Category Archives: Musical Muckaround

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

No Mucking About, I hope

Original YT playout date: 3 April 2010
Duration: 5:44

Sophie and Huli sing “Somewhere Over The Rainbow”
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Why the negativity?

Original YT playout date: 9 March 2010
Duration: 6:31

That’s the question I ask at the end of this random performance. I have to leave to film Pushkin killing a spider, and Sophie takes over. The film of Pushkin killing the spider is already up a long time on here and can be found under “”cat eating spider””, and in the background of that film you can hear the sounds of Sophie that you can see her making on this film, and vice versa.

In theory I could try and put the two films together into one and see what comes out… But not today.
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Huli Bit Me (Charlie autotune remix muckaround)

Original YT playout date: 9 January 2010
Duration: 1:25

Yes indeed, it’s another blatant bandwagon jump by Usenetposts Channel, as we do another remix of the famous “Charlie Bit My Finger” viral. I fully expect this to go every single bit as viral as all the other Charlie bandwagon jumpers have, and if not, I’ll jolly well want to know why!
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Sophie’s Piano Practice

Original YT playout date: 29 October 2009
Duration: 1:13

She’s on two hands, already. Progress can be painful, but as they say, “no paino, no piano”.
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How Deep is Your Love?

Original YT playout date: 10 October 2009
Duration: 4:38

Lucjan O. Poworocki makes an extraordinary rendition of this Gibbs Brothers classic. Afterwards the Boss gives a dressing down to Miss Jones for being inappropriately dressed at the office.

The Boss was a one-off character made by me but his only real distinguishing feature was having one eye. Other than that he was similar to other characters I had already done. The irony of someone with only one eye criticising colleagues for their apprearance at work was supposed to be something along the lines of beams and motes, but when I checked about real human cyclopses the images of cyclopia were too tragic really to be adjoined to any flippant humour, so effectively I didn’t take the idea any further.

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Huliganov covers Russian Sailor’s cover of “Let it Be”

Original YT playout date: 11 September 2009
Duration: 8:05

It was written up in the Telegraph newspaper as the next big buzz, so Huli jumps on the bandwagon as ever…
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The Pancakes of the Opera

Original YT playout date: 27 August 2009
Duration: 4:31

I eat pancakes while Sophie sings the Phantom of the Opera song.
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Not gonna get us

Original YT playout date: 23 August 2009
Duration: 1:35

Huli is joined by a little Tatu impromptu tribute group, Sophie and her friend Bom, singing the Russian classic.
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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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