Two Cats Get Down

September 17, 2010

Though this has made the rounds before, it has been called to my attention again today and it strikes me more forcibly than ever that this is the funniest performance of the perennial Rossini-attributed favorite precisely because of the deadpan delivery. Sometimes not trying too hard to please is very pleasing.

(The boys are from a Parisian choir called Les petits´╗┐ chanteurs a la Croix de bois.)

The High Note

September 15, 2010

An entertaining BBC Webcast of a 15-minute Agatha Christie mystery that hangs on a tenor’s high note, read by the incomparable Martin Jarvis.

Got a tune in your head that you just can’t get rid of? The Web once more comes to the rescue.