Much of my creativity over the past year and a bit has found an outlet in satirical mash-up songs recorded at home, quite often Brexit-related. I hadn't intended this to become a series, but seeing as a) it clearly has, b) I'm not likely to stop anytime soon, and c) a fair few people seem to like what I do, I figured these entertaining creations really deserved their own page on this website.
So, rather belatedly, they now have one. Click on 'Topical Satire' from the main menu and there you will find them all nestled together for warmth and moral support. Includes the latest addition from this US election month of Nov 2020: a reworked Sinatra classic to mark four passionate years of Trump & Brexit. The bastard celebrity hook-up of 2016 with so much to answer for! (I'm quite chuffed with how this one turned out.)
However, there is one recording I made earlier this year not on the page simply because it can't in any way be classed as 'topical'. That's my rendition of ABBA's 'Thank You For The Music', but with all the letters 'a' and 'b' swapped over in the lyrics.
Why, you may well ask? Well, I just thought it ought to be done by someone, somewhere, sometime. And once I get a stupid musical idea like that in my head, often the only way to stop it bugging me is to make it happen. The strange months of lockdown seemed to be the right time to bring it to life.
As fate would have it, a mere week or so later I suddenly landed on another two ABBA songs segued together as the ideal vehicle with which to poke fun at the Cummings Durham/Barnard Castle jaunt debacle (I Don't I Don't I Don't I Don't I Don't), which really wasn't convenient timing at all. But, c'est la vie.
THBNK YOU FOR THE MUSIC