Monday, 8 October 2012

Fifty Shades Of Grey In My Beard.

Oh blimey, look at the state of me! I made this video without putting a lot of thought into the way I looked. I apologise. I had just been outside enjoying a bonfire. It has been such a dull day, and a bonfire always cheers me up.

What happened was I came indoors thinking about my blog, and this song was in my mind. "I know," I thought to myself,  "I shall sing this song."

That is odd, isn't it? The phrase, 'I thought to myself'. Of course I thought it to myself. How could I think it to someone else?

Sorry. I'm drifting off subject again. Anyway my mind was on recording the song and as you can see, it wasn't on making myself look presentable for the camera. Or indeed the viewers. If I had my wits about me I would have at least put on a clean shirt.

I hope you will forgive my unkempt appearance. Although to be honest it is the way I normally look when I'm at home. But I will just point out that I did take the time to have my hair thinned and my beard thickened! Just look at that beard! Talk about fifty shades of grey.

My rendition of the song isn't great either, and so many bad notes on the guitar too. Towards the end I got a frog in my throat, but kept on gamely.

If I was you I wouldn't bother to listen. If you do though, please bear in mind that it was done in one take. As all my singing efforts are. Rough and ready. Just like me.


Today's post title might attract a few extra readers.




11 comments:

  1. I actually listened to it all. Just for you. Video and our connection speed are not friends. Nice song, of course, and I like your voice better than tenors.

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  2. Love the new header and facebook badge! As for your unkempt appearance in your video... I prefer to call it the 'rugged manly man' look and you pulled it off really well with your smooth sounding rendition of Danny Boy!

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  3. I liked it, I liked it very much. Love your singing voice and your guitar-playing! Perhaps you should have this on a CD to go along with your book? Just a thought! I usually can't listen to the whole song, it is so sad. Is it okay if I sang along with you during the last bit? We sounded good together, if you want to know!

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  4. Your new header is picturesque. Very nice. I agree with Sharkbytes. Your voice conveyed less angst and more loving emotion than the tenors who sing Danny Boy so often. Have you heard Conway Twitty's version? I was furious when he became a country music singer because I liked him so much as a rock and roll singer.

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  5. Loved your rendition of Danny Boy...rough and ready though it was!!
    Fifty shades of grey (beard) becomes you too, and forget the clean shirt...we know what we're getting when we meet up with you, so no worries.
    Love your new header photo too.....nice, very nice.

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  6. Delightful song, John. Showed it to wife and she was quite impressed. Your beard is in no way unkempt; it is distinguished. Not quite Richie Havens unkempt-distinguished but on the right track. My compliments and admiration for your musical skill.

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  7. Your delighful rendition of "Danny Boy" did cheer me and soothe my soul.

    "Fifty Shades of Grey in My Beard" sounds like it could be another song title.....

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  8. You sing that song beautifully, even better on full screen, and I like the rough and rugged look.

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  9. You have such a good voice, John. One of these days I'd like to put one of your videos on my blog. Would you mind? Love the new header picture oh AND the Facebook badge...lol. BTW you looked fine to me.

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  10. Wanda is right, rugged manly look and dare I say it suits you. Good song also

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  11. In my case, it wasn't the title of your post that attracted me, but Kay from "Georgia Girl with an English Heart" linked to this in her current post, and here I am, having a good look (and listen) around :-)

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