Monday, November 12, 2007

Musical mayhem

After a few friends and I demolished 'Satellite of Love' the other night, I've been sent a YouTube link showing me how the UK Ukelele Orchestra perform the tune. I think I need lessons.

It reminded of the now infamous Portsmouth Sinphonia, whose only criterion for membership was a complete unfamiliarity with one's instrument, and who once boasted Brian Eno as a member (listen here and you'll find them demolishing Richard Strauss' Thus Spake Zarathustra) and the, er, 'enthusiastic' Florence Foster Jenkins (who destroys Mozart's once beautiful 'Queen of the Night' aria here) ... and (since Joy Division are once again fashionable) maybe this ...

Oh, and if you want to become a singer, here's some tutoring from the great Anna Russell.

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