Odds & Sods

A Goldmine of Miserable Melodies

Yes I realize it’s not Friday but since we don’t publish on Fridays during the summer we’re giving you some Friday Fun early!
If you’ve been tormented by the nagging feeling that your life is incomplete because you’ve never heard Phyllis Diller croon “Satisfaction,” or the late Senator Sam Ervin of Watergate fame recite “Bridge Over Troubled Waters,” over a mournful harmonica accompaniment, a site called Miserable Melodies has the relief you’ve been seeking.
Described as “Music recorded with good intentions and bad results,” Miserable Melodies offers samples of musical misadventures recorded by a variety of such unlikely song stylists as John Ashcroft, Burt Reynolds, Fabio, Jack Webb, Telly Savalas, Evel Knievel, and Farrah Fawcett. Also included are William Shatner’s notorious renditions of “Hey, Mr. Tambourine Man” and “Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds,” as well as offerings from his fellow Star Trek legends, Leonard Nimoy and Brent Spiner. Last, but certainly not least, if you’ve ever wondered what “The Wind Cries Mary” would sound like as a lounge tune, Pat Boone more than ably provides the answer to that burning question. If you have some time to waste, Miserable Melodies is definitely a great place to fritter away an hour or two.