Sunday, September 19, 2010

Song of the Week

I love this guy. Quite an earnest young lad, sure, but he belts out a terrific ditty and for a Swede he sings pretty good English. He calls himself The Tallest Man on Earth. I'm pretty sure he isn't, although he remains seated throughout this clip so it's a little hard to be sure.

As far as I know Robert Wadlow still holds this record. I remember Wadlow from the torn blue 1976 copy of The Guinness Book of World Records I used to pore over as a kid. It included a pictorial representation of Wadlow standing next to a series of others (from memory it included the shortest woman ever recorded (who was referred to as a midget), an 'average' man (who I'm proud to say at 5'9" was, and still is, shorter than me) and a 'pygmy' (one of English's finest words as it contains no vowel - along with rhythm)).

A Pygmy (note the trademark breast-size variance and inappropriately sized G-string)

I might roll out a song a week - my own title urges me to - or I might not. This one is a live version but it's pretty faithful to the album version. The whole album is good so buy it if you wanna. I love the line "I plan to be forgotten when I'm gone".

Warning: Shoddy camera work.

17 comments:

Kettle said...

A friend just lent me 'The Wild Hunt' (album) last week. I liked it, but perhaps not as much as the other album from last week: The Low Anthem's 'Oh My God Charlie Darwin'.

Did you get a chance to check out The Avett Bros? I like 'Emotionalism' best, although some of the tracks on 'I and Love and You' are bloody tremendous.

Ramon Insertnamehere said...

I don't believe he's the Tallest Man on Earth at all!

I'm writing to the ACCC.

squib said...

Not bad, Lewd, thanks

My picks at the moment are Kid Sam by Kid Sam and I think I will like No Engine by I Dream in Transit (if my local record shop ever manage to order it in)

Ramon Insertnamehere said...

He sounds like a more cheerful Tom Waites.

Puss In Boots said...

Someone needs to post something to move that half-naked pygmy down the screen. I keep panicking that my boss is going to walk in whenever I click on this tab!

Lewd Bob said...

Half naked? I think it's closer to 7/8ths.

Mr E Discharge said...

The hot gossip from the rag trade is that the "National Geographic Look" is going to be huge at the Spring Racing Carnival this year.

Ramon Insertnamehere said...

Your boss not a big fan of pygmies then, Puss?

WitchOne said...

Off topic, why does the secret agent dude in the top left of the Google incognito window appear to be watching my mouse whenever it moves?

Kettle said...

Because he is watching your mouse, Witchie.

Ramon Insertnamehere said...

I'd be far more worried about the secret listening devices the International Zionist Conspiracy has planted in your house, Witchy.

Whoops - I shouldn't have said that.

WitchOne said...

I had to search the interwebz to find here again because my employment situation is vile and it isn't saved on my new laptop.

Saturday May 31 2008 came up as the top link people!

Google, you let me down buddy, I was wondering why the hell we were rehashing Marieke.

WitchOne said...

I had to search the interwebz to find here again because my employment situation is vile and it isn't saved on my new laptop.

Saturday May 31 2008 came up as the top link people!

Google, you let me down buddy, I was wondering why the hell we were rehashing Marieke.

WitchOne said...

Back to my mouse, I wonder if the secret agent dude is a cat, hence the sunglasses, hat and coat with upturned collar.

Now I will spend the rest of the day moving the mouse slowly to see if he will come out to play.

Dr. Golf said...

Im not normally a hip-hop kinda guy, but lately I cant stop listening to The Roots, "How I got over" album.

Check out "walk alone" for shiz (are the kids still doing that?)

eat my shorts said...

Not round here they aren't, Dr Golf. It's all: "For realz, innit."

"That song is well good, innit? It's qwali'ee [quality]."

I'm going to write a dictionary when I come home, just so I don't forget all this shit.

P.S. Can I come home yet? London smells.

Ramon Insertnamehere said...

London smells

The city or the people, EMS?