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GUEST,Surreysinger England's National Musical-Instrument? (1943* d) RE: England's National Musical-Instrument? 20 Nov 08

Rosie - I hope you realise that Stu is, of course, joking. I finally gave way to curiosity and ventured onto that Myspace page, and it's suddenly hit me that what we have here is Folk's very own male counterpart of the wonderful Florence Foster Jenkins .... the same lack of essential pitch and breath control, and the same total belief in own singing ability!!!

I regret that I was unable to display the stamina to listen to more than one third of each of WAV's offerings - the supreme lack of pitch, and dire lack of breath control was so evident in each piece. The sad thing is, at one point I came to the conclusion that under it all there might be a decent voice, given some proper tuition in singing technique - the end of every line that looked as though it might get somewhere in terms of pitch (and there weren't many) was let down by the sudden loss of breath control leading to wavering pitch and tone. The items sung against recorder were interesting ... the Bells of Paradise rendition seemed to have what I would consider a conventional HARMONY, albeit pitched just sufficiently out to make you wince... but that's being charitable and assuming an intent on harmony, which WAV has consistently said that he doesn't consider to be right or allowable.

The interesting thing is the number of plays that he has had in a day ... presumably from people like me who just couldn't resist finding out just how bad it all was!

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