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My ears are bleeding.....

...... for some god unknown reason we are listening to Florence Foster Jenkins 'The Glory(????) of the Human Voice - A Faust Travesty'.

Travesty isn't wrong either. It's bloody awful. Laughable to start with but I've no idea how we've managed to stand 45 minutes of the damn thing. I don't like (most) opera at the best of times but when the woman can't even sing it's a hundred times worse. We even thought about taking sime Anadin as a pre-emptive strike against oncoming rampaging headaches......

Just thought I'd share. I'd better get back to work now....

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mooncadet
Jan. 13th, 2005 04:03 pm (UTC)
who?????
angusabranson
Jan. 13th, 2005 07:46 pm (UTC)
Florence Foster Jenkins originally recorded on old 78rpm's so that gives you an idea on how old the recordings are. Basically she is someone who made a profession out of not being able to sing. There's a few people who managed this (and I'm talking about using the fact they are really out of tune as the selling point as opposed to the array of bands that think they 'acn' sing but can't....) and some have managed very well on some of the student circuits. Mrs Miller was also quite famous for her inability to sing but she covered more popular songs of the day (Elvis, Sinatra, etc).

Anyway this woman decided to record a number of classical and operatic tracks. I'll leave the screeching to your imagination but it is truly terrible.

I have no idea why we listed to the whole damn CD. Idiots. Fascinated idiots, but idiots...
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