Wednesday, March 29, 2006

It's Not Unusual To Be Knighted By Anyone

The other day at lunch, Nick was wondering if the bar for knighthood in the UK has been lowered, and whether more people are being knighted these days. I think we have our answer.

(Via Pop Candy)


Anonymous dfox3 said...

Not to be contrarian, but in an NPR interview with Marlena Kleinman Malas, one of the best voice teachers in the country, she was asked to name a few pop singers who’s vocal production she admired. Without hesitation she cited Tom Jones, saying that he had an unbelievably well produced sound with a seemingly effortless range. Okay, what he sings is drek and worth of ridicule, but how he sings it, well that seems to be another matter.

5:45 PM  
Blogger Dezmond said...

I will go one step further. Jones is the man. I love his stuff. "She's a Lady", "What's New Pussycat?", "I (Who Has Nothing)", "It's Not Unusual", "Delilah"...not to mention "Thunderball". I love that shit. And dfox3 is right, his voice is supernaturally strong. I can't think of anyone outside Pavarotti who could sustain that last note as long and as strong as Jones does in the climax of "Thunderball". Way to go Tom!!

10:10 AM  
Blogger Dezmond said...

The guy at a local record store made the same witty turn of phrase that you did in your title. I was making a purchase of some Rolling Stones discs, and he looks at me and says "did you know that Tom Jones just got knighted?" I said that I did know and that I was very happy for Tom. Then he says "I guess it's not unusual".

5:59 PM  

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