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Thread #143037   Message #3301498
Posted By: GUEST,Suibhne Astray
03-Feb-12 - 11:39 AM
Thread Name: Entertaining dementia patients
Subject: RE: Entertaining dementia patients
Towards the end of the great British institution that was Sing Something Simple, the late, great Cliff Adams (no doubt under the thrall of Jack Emblow) effected the most sublime easy-listening deconstruction of (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction imaginable. It was dreary middle-England claiming its own culture by reducing it to a terminal torpor by way of genuine subversion. Perfect in one sense; in another, maybe less so.

Now there's an idea for a thread - 5 Favourite Cliff Adams Singers Songs...

I once did some storytelling in an old folks home which forcussed on the attentions of one old dear who burst into tears at the sight of me, saying I look just like her husband who was lost in the war. We became quite friends over the afternoon and she gave me a lot of choice anedotage the like of which would shame even Roy Chubby Brown (needless to say mot of it is still in my repertoir). After the session one of the nurses said "Don't think you're so special - she does the same trick with every man that comes in here - and you all fall for it!"