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Discussion in 'Personal' started by Lascarina, Oct 15, 2015.
Despite the illustrious ancestry and the whopping todger, Mr Wu's just a window cleaner now.
Perspective you say . . . is here a vanishing point?
Formby's songs were replete with social comment of the time. That's what people today don't see. Behind that silly voice and the buck-teeth there lies a great entertainer and a highly proficient musician. Can you perform the Formby split-stroke on the banjolele? Very few people can. In spite of my extreme proficiency on the prima balalaika, I can't. Maybe I should rework some of Formby's songs as current social comment. They would not get posted here, I can guarantee that. We should take heed of the past. Modern history, especially that from the two world wars of last century, but so many seem hell-bent on our repeating those mistakes, although in another context.
Don't knock Formby unless you truly understand Formby. I can tell you one thing, this time it won't turn out nice again.
Frank Skinner modernises Formby, but I can't post it here due to his use of expletives. Look him up on YouTube and his song on that tall Saudi guy with a beard who lived in a cave.
I doubt there is any relation to my family.
The Balalaika is played beautifully in Dr Zhivago.
Mr Wu has had a laundry business, been a window cleaner and also an air-raid warden. I think it's time to bring Mr Wu's exploits up to date for modern Britain, possibly with a change of name to reflect the current situation.