I've been revisiting Jake Thackray recently. This song seems to belong firmly in the Political forum. It's even more relevant today than when he wrote it, thirty odd years ago:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9PG6sITiNEs&NR=1There's an unfotunate splat in the recording. The two lines that are obliterated are:"And how we have to plead with him, how bashfully he climbsUp the steps to the microphone - two at a time."
There’s “bull” in the politics forum? Now I find that hard to believe!
Maybe just a leeettle bit, every now and again
I just watched the Jake Thackray clip. Loved it. What a lovely man, and what a great piece of metaphor!
Hi Amanda - I think that's one of his best recorded performances. Pity about the splatt in the middle, but I can't track down a better version.
Thanks. Pretty good. I'd never heard of Jake Thackray.
He didn't do so well outside UK, probably because his humour and accent were so firmly local. Deserves to be better known.
Wow, I'd never heard of him - you learn something every day. A Yorkshire(?) version of Tom Lehrer, maybe. Great stuff.
He was around the same vintage as Tom Lehrer, but his main role model was George Brassens, a French singer/songwriter.
I saw "beware the Bull" and though that you were talking about this awesome "beware the boom and bust" (booms = bulls in economics) video.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0nERTFo-Sk
Yeah, that's nicely put together. I reckon Jake's got more class though
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