Friday, March 13, 2009

Masters of Song Fu Special - "Big Red Nose"

Red Nose Net

I finished the song at the weekend, but today is Red Nose Day, and so at some point today it should appear for your delight over at the webcast on Red Nose Net. It starts at 12pm EST (which I think is 5pm in the UK), and runs for 24 hours - I have no idea what time they will play the songs, but watch the video below for a brief preview. Once the song itself is available to download, I'll provide a link to it as well.

This was a much more collaborative Song Fu effort than the others I have done, specifically because the challenge was to write a song that encourages the listener to join in. A select band of volunteers sent me their contributions to the song and they have been glued together into some sort of a consistent whole I have named "The Furfurescent Choir". A big thanks to all of them for taking the time to do their bit and entering the spirit of the event with a wonderful selection of singing and other vocal strangeness. Their names are listed below.

The song is just a bit of fun, starting as an upbeat pop number and degenerating into a vocal meltdown. It may not be to your taste, but it's all in a good cause - see Red Nose Net for more details.

Big Red Nose

Intro - F C Bb F C Bb

[verse 1]
When you're standing in the storm
Rain soaked through your clothes
And people laugh at you
'cos of the colour of your nose

[verse 2]
And you there, in the pub
Heavy drinking pros
Labelling yourself
with the colour of your nose

F C Bb
Everybody loves a big red nose
Everybody loves a big red nose
F G7 C F
It brings a grin and it makes us laugh
F Bb C
Everybody loves a big red nose

[verse 3]
You've got the man flu
It's running like a hose
Tissues make it worse
Bringing colour to your nose

F C Bb
Everybody loves a big red nose x14

Music & Lyric: Mick Bordet

Mick Bordet: Keyboards, guitar, bass & lead vocal
A-DooM: Drums
The Furfurescent Choir: Vocals (from left to right)
Andy Roberts -
Paul Davison -
Cruella Bordet
Matt Walton -
Angela Brett -
Jutze Schult -

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Red Nose Net

Red Nose Net

I'm pleased to announce I'll be doing something musical in support of this year's Red Nose Day, via the online efforts of Red Nose Net. They are a group of internet folk who are using the web to promote Red Nose Day all round the World. Whilst Comic Relief is based in the UK, they do a lot of work in developing countries, and this initiative aims to give them much more attention than they currently receive outside these little islands.

My part in this will be within a special one-off edition of 'Masters of Song Fu' which has the aim of creating songs to get everybody involved. To that end, I'd like to invite you join me on the chorus...

Just send me an email to mick @ lunacyboard . com (without the spaces) OR leave me a comment below with a contact point, and I'll send you a copy of the chorus to the song to record yourself singing (or shouting, whispering or talking) along to. I'll then combine all the voices into one massed choir for the finished song.

The final deadline for song submission is 10th March, so please let me know if you are interested as soon as possible!

Monday, March 02, 2009

Masters of Song Fu - People love a gimmick!

Song Fu Logo

My entry into the latest "Masters Of Song Fu" contest is now available on their site, ready and waiting expectantly for your vote.

It looks like my decision to abandon my initial idea has paid off, with some support for the one-word-that-lasts-three-minutes approach, to the extent that after only a few hours of voting I have as many votes as I did for the whole of the last round.

Without counting premature chickens, it is very nice not be right at the bottom of the list. Of course that could all change, but I'll just enjoy it while it lasts!