It's at this point I feel I should give you my Top 10 Sheep Songs. But I leave that sort of thing to the mighty Rol. What he hasn't turned into a Top 10 you could fit on the back of a postage stamp2. That said I will leave you with two sheeps, not least because they make me laugh; for different reasons.
Robert Wyatt always makes me laugh. His music is invariably uplifting and joyous. And mischievous. Everything he does will put a smile on my face. Somebody once said about him: "It can be a bit like finding Tommy Trinder popping up in the middle of Yessongs or Del Boy guesting with the Mahavishnu Orchestra." Yeah, I'll go with that.
Robert Wyatt - Heaps of Sheeps (1997)
Second sheep - Sheep May Safely Graze (surely in J S Bach's Top 10?). Whilst, obviously, not a laugh out loud piece of music by any means, please take a few minutes to watch this most pretentious and preposterous bit of footage of Khatia Buniatshvili playing a Steinway grand piano in the middle of a forest(!). And all the while tossing her Harmony hair-sprayed mane and giving it serious 'bedroom eyes'. A fine tune indeed. But hysterical nonetheless3.
1 Nobody wants to look like a tourist; or even worse. that guy
2 I'm sure Rol has even given us his Top Ten postage stamps(?)
3 Funnier than the Housemartins and Pink Floyd, that's for sure
That is a bit hilarious isn't it - I thought we were going to lose her inside the piano at one point, and why was she wearing her swimming costume?ReplyDelete
Like your pictures - Means you are really "seeing" life, as opposed to letting it pass you by.
There are far better versions and interpretations of this piece on Youtube; but I couldn't pass up on sharing this one!Delete
Ha, great video. All it needed was Paul Whitehouse in the audience to stand up and say, "Anyone fancy a beer?"ReplyDelete
Sheep are fascinating creatures I think. Curious but sheepish (sorry). It's as if somewhere deep inside they want to connect with us more than they do, and then get the heebie jeebies. I love the photo.
Sheepish indeed. I'm looking forward to adding to my sheep 'portfolio'.Delete