Sunday, 18 January 2009

Jukebox Monday [Yep..early...]

As I mentioned Mr Gadj and Mr Gyppo have been having some sort of weird competition to find the most interesting cover version of a well known song. Well, thanks to Betty I can now enter the competition, as she has introduced me to Mrs Miller... See, girls do better covers...



But boys always work it out...

41 comments:

BEAST said...

Good Lord!

scarlet-blue said...

Indeed Mr Beastie! Good innit?
Sx

PI said...

Is that Ethel Merman on speed?

Gorilla Bananas said...

Mrs Miller was a lot better than I thought from her picture. I was expecting a voice like the late Leonid Brezhnev.

Geoff said...

Mrs Miller was Petula Clark's singing coach. It's only right she got to share in the glory.

Kevin Musgrove said...

Damn. You beat me to it! No more dissing Florence Foster Jenkins!

scarlet-blue said...

Pat: She's fab isn't she? Why have I not heard of her before?

Mr Bananas: Mrs Miller must have been a treat to your ears then.

Geoff: It's a pity that she was never asked to represent Great Britain in the Eurovision... I think she could have shown Europe a thing or two.

Kev: Sorry Kev! The first time I heard Mrs Miller, I thought of you...

Sx

MJ said...

Note the firm grip on that microphone.

I think you've overexcited Beast.

HoodChick said...

Mrs. Miller, my dog serenades you.

Now, for the boys. What was the deal with the unveiling? Did anyone actually think those were women? I guess back then there may have been some folks on angel dust that were completely taken by surprise.

Ponita said...

Mrs Miller must have been practising for kareoke night. I think my ears drums ruptured....

Bowie's got some good Elvis moves going on there.

wv: renos - just what I finished!

Dave said...

Well, that's woken me up properly on a Monday morning.

Gadjo Dilo said...

Extrordinary! One of Bowie's more likeable perfomances too!

scarlet-blue said...

MJ: Well it's a good job she's got a firm grip of something and Mr Beastie has already downloaded Mrs Miller as his new ring-tone.

Ponita: You've given me an idea... I could be the new Mrs Miller... Only a bit more glam...

Dave: I like to provide a service.

Gadj: Bowie has been out shone this morning, hasn't he?

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KAZ said...

Wow - David's over acting a bit there isn't he. But I still love him.
Oh and remember 'They'll never clone ya - when you're a boy'

I, Like The View said...

fabulous!

I do love a good a juxtaposition

(I read recently that Mr Bowie is single handedly responsible for the current economic climate. . . I think he should emerge from the shadows and reboot us all with some more excellent music)

can I scoff the spare Twiglets while I'm here? ta

(-:

I, Like The View said...

(oops! dunno when that spare a slipped in - must have done so when I was scrabbling for the snacks)

Glamourpuss said...

Mrs Miller looks like she knows how to have a good time.

Puss

Mrs Pouncer said...

Mrs Miller looks exactly like my dear old char's mother, Mrs Rampound. It's uncanny. Like Mrs Miller, Mrs R was also a siffleuse, and learnt all she knew from Ronnie Ronalde. KEV MUSGROVE - whatever happened to Ronnie Ronalde? Please find out for me. I can't be arsed.

Eryl Shields said...

Mrs Miller reminded me of my mother when she was squiffy. She looks like she wears good solid underpinnings though, unlike my mother squiffy or not.

Homo Escapeons said...

When you're a booooooooy
Heaven only knows if Dave was channeling Lord Baden Powell when he wrote this little ditty?

I suspect that it might have had something to do with the emergence of the tweenie consumer and their effect on macro-economics but I have been wrong in the past.

scarlet-blue said...

Kaz: Bowie's not so hot as an actor... but I don't care either, I loved him in The Labyrinth...

I Like: It is a bit of a startling juxaposition... not really quite sure where my mind was when I chose Mr Bowie... I was like an iPod set to shuffle..
Help yourself to nibbles.

Puss: Yes she does... and she made a bob out of it as well, so can't be bad.

Mrs P: Ah... yes.. I'm sure Kev will indulge us with Ronnie. Something to look forward to.
I forgot to ask when I was at yours earlier, but are you going off-piste?

Eryl: Whatever happening to solid underpinning? Replaced with magic knickers I fear...

Mr Escapeons: Perhaps at heart I have always been a Girl Guide. Always be prepared. Even if this means carrying around spare knickers wherever I go.

Sx

BEAST said...

I am having a recurring dream of the Miller Twins , squeezed into silver hot pants and covering The Cheeky song made famous by the tittilating Transylvanian Twins the Cheeky girls .
Its not normal is it :-(

scarlet-blue said...

Mr Beastie: Erm... sounds like a little bit of a nightmare scenario to me... Lets not think about it, I want to sleep soundly tonight...
Sx

Gadjo Dilo said...

Hey, Beasty, I was on a plane once with the Cheeky Transylvanian twins; they're rather nice and they smiled at me (I think). (Mind you, nobody here - Cluj-Napoca, their home town - knows who they are!)

scarlet-blue said...

Gadj: Why didn't you mention this earlier? Now I have a better idea of where you come from.
Sx

Julian Meteor said...

My internet cafe doesn't allow sound :(

I HATE living in London

scarlet-blue said...

Mr Meteor: Hello and welcome! Erm... I think you should count yourself lucky that you don't have sound where Mrs Miller is concerned...
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Julian Meteor said...

Tell me honestly: is there any significance in the "x" at the end of that message?
ie... would you...?

Can you let me know either way?

scarlet-blue said...

Mr Meteor: Goodness me! What a question! And we have only just become acquainted...
Depends on your T-shirt design really...
Sx

Julian Meteor said...

SHALLOW lol

I WILL win you over, honey x

CyberPete said...

The Bowie song is great, up until the last bit. I am not sure what he was thinking at that moment.

Why does he have such awful hair?

Love his dancing.

xl said...

I was going to leave a comment about Mrs Miller. Then I noticed the word verification was "coxes." Now, there's a juxtaposition!

scarlet-blue said...

Mr Meteor: That's fighting talk Mr Meteor. Game on.

Pete: I know, it's a little odd... fancy smudging lipstick like that...
Flat hair.

Mr XL: Mr Word Verification is the bain of my life... he is stalking me.

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Word Verification Code said...

derril

scarlet-blue said...

See...
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xl said...

Yikes! This is getting scary.

wv: gunlit

scarlet-blue said...

Mr XL: Just ignore him and hopefully he'll go away.
Sx

eroswings said...

I have to say that Mrs Miller was much more entertaining than David Bowie. She just sings with more heart! You can feel it your bones and as your ear drums burst!

WV: outlast

scarlet-blue said...

Mr Swings: She gets by on her passion for good music...

Flipping WV...
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Chris said...

Mrs Miller was a comedic fixture in my household growing up. "These Boots Are Made For Walking" would have us wheezing on the floor regularly. My Dad and Mom used her album as a parenting tool. "Eat your vegetables or no Mrs Miller tonight!"

scarlet-blue said...

Hello Chris! I wish I'd had Mrs Miller - I was stuck with Arthur Askey...
Sx