Friday, February 22, 2008

send in the clowns

Judy Collins

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6 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thought that you would want what I want, sorry, no fear!

Where are the the clowns?
Send in the clowns..
Don't bother, Harry's here......

Kathy

22/2/08 10:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Barbra Streisand does a much better job Jar!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8C1Kw-hy58

Kath

22/2/08 11:05 PM  
Anonymous jo said...

I don't like clowns.

22/2/08 11:45 PM  
Anonymous jo said...

But I really like that fucking song..now I'll be humming it for days..

fucking clowns.

22/2/08 11:49 PM  
Anonymous Jacob said...

Hi Karth, m'dear.

While I wouldn't want to belittle Babs' interpretation - and while never having actually seen Judy perform the song - I have to say that Judy's almost-understated, conversational, world-weary rendition simply trumps Babs' drama-queen histrionics and vocal flourishes - "me here at lahgghhst on the ground" - which are engineered to mask vocal deficiencies. Judy never over-reaches, she just becomes the song.

Babs isn't called a 'diva' for nothing. While Judy is an artist!

Yeah, I agree, Jus -- clowns are evil.

22/2/08 11:55 PM  
Blogger Father Park said...

No disagreement form me Jacob. Couldn't have said it better.

La Bab's sometimes histrionic vocals grate.

Seems all us clowns are here: the bitch clown; the partisan, sick and carping clown; the bigoted racist living on the fringes clown and the potomac clown.

Consider the clowns sent.

23/2/08 1:18 PM  

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