Friday, April 17, 2009

Like cats in heat.

Last Sunday's shenanigans featured a trip to the karaoke bar and, although every song I sung was a "highlight," probably the most memorable song for me was a duet of Billy Bragg's "New England"---performed with the ever-energetic songtrix Vanessa. In a fortuitous twist of fate, my fake British accent, the one routinely assailed by my friends for being somewhat less than authentic (hmmph), proved to be quite a bit more Britishy when used in song. Who knew? Vanessa's contribution, however, was a bit more like Eliza Doolittle before Henry Higgins got a hold of her. She was spirited, though. No doubt.

In honor of that duet---me as Billy Bragg, and Vanessa as Eliza Doolittle---I give you a new segment...Friday Night Video! Actually, this is totally ripped off (again) from my friend John Williams's blog, but he does Wednesday I'm mostly in the clear. This first song is an uneven duet of, yes, "New England"...with Kate Nash and Billy Bragg doing honors. It starts with Nash's "Foundations" before they move into the duet of "New England." I think I like Nash's voice, but I'm really, really not sure what song she's singing with him at times. And that's sort of how I felt about my duet with Vanessa. Enjoy?


Blogger JMW said...

You'll be hearing from my lawyers.

April 21, 2009 at 12:23 AM  

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