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Ear worm alert!

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Anne58 Wed 14-Aug-13 10:41:17

I heard this recently on Desert Island Discs. It is from an album called "Music to Suffer By"

You have been warned!

What a talent!

hummingbird Wed 14-Aug-13 10:51:34

Oh good grief! That's hilarious! Never heard anything like it! Who on earth would take that to a desert island???

Mishap Wed 14-Aug-13 10:53:57


Anne58 Wed 14-Aug-13 10:54:54

Kirsty Young's castaway is BAFTA award-winning production designer, Eve Stewart.

Her big screen credits include Les Miserables, The King's Speech and Vera Drake and for TV The Hour, Upstairs Downstairs and Call The Midwife. Responsible for locations, scenery and all the props she is renowned for creating entirely convincing, cohesive worlds that capture a beguiling sense of time, place and spirit. Not even the requirement for nine tons of Scottish seaweed or noiseless rubber rosary beads will defeat her.

Her trademark is her relentless attention to detail and she slavishly trawls the archives for visual clues and references. It would seem that the bug bit her early - she says:

'When I was a little girl I used to have lots of doll's houses. Now I have lots of big ones and get to do it on a bigger scale.'

Anne58 Wed 14-Aug-13 11:16:43

Are you humming it yet? grin

hummingbird Wed 14-Aug-13 11:30:58

Trying my best not too! I'm humming 'Raindrops on roses' to distract myself!

Anne58 Wed 14-Aug-13 11:35:40

tum tiddly tum, tiddly tum, tiddly tiddly tiddly "Rrrrats in my room!"

vegasmags Wed 14-Aug-13 11:46:51

Highly amusing!!! grin

Anne58 Wed 14-Aug-13 11:58:04

and now she sings the blues!

hummingbird Wed 14-Aug-13 14:28:00

That's even worse! Gives me hope for my recording career though! Phoenix, have you got oo much time on your hands today???grin

Anne58 Wed 14-Aug-13 15:12:40


Anne58 Wed 14-Aug-13 17:51:13

oh, the romance of it!

Anne58 Thu 15-Aug-13 11:10:32

Come on Hummingbird I bet you haven't listened to the last one!

hummingbird Thu 15-Aug-13 19:45:38

Phoenix, if I never hear another one of those tracks it'll be too soon!!! I played it to Mr H - his expression was priceless! (It is weirdly brilliant, though!). AND I AM NOT HUMMING IT!

Galen Thu 15-Aug-13 20:10:20

Who was that American woman who hired the Carnegie hall and "sang" the queen of the night aria from flute? I think she was Constance someone?

hummingbird Thu 15-Aug-13 20:36:10

The Dire Diva? Florence something?

Galen Thu 15-Aug-13 20:37:44

That was it Florence?

feetlebaum Thu 15-Aug-13 21:14:16

Florence Foster Jenkins is the name you searching for!

YaYaJen Thu 15-Aug-13 21:14:46

I rather like spreading earworms....

It's the final countdown ....

to bedtime grin

feetlebaum Thu 15-Aug-13 21:20:56

There are recordings of Florence Foster Jenkins available - one is The Glory (????) Of the Human Voice and another is Murder on the High Cs!

Galen Thu 15-Aug-13 21:56:51

I love her flute one! It always makes me giggle. I have a cd of it. I used to annoy oh by playing it!

Deedaa Thu 15-Aug-13 23:25:36

I can never take The Queen of The Night seriously because I always think of Florence Foster Jenkins grin

Galen Thu 15-Aug-13 23:27:55


Anne58 Fri 16-Aug-13 00:27:05

Which of the songs did you "like" the most? Although I suppose it might be better to ask which did you think was the worst! grin