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A Fond Farewell To Andy Williams.


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Always thought The Impossible Dream would be an amazing song for the terraces.

This is my quest

To follow Villa

No matter how hopeless

No matter how far

...

One bit goes quite seamlessly.

It would be nice to have a custom verse too.

Here's the original.

To dream the impossible dream

To fight the unbeatable foe

To bear with unbearable sorrow

To run where the brave dare not go

To right the unrightable wrong

To love pure and chaste from afar

To try when your arms are too weary

To reach the unreachable star

This is my quest

To follow that star

No matter how hopeless

No matter how far

To fight for the right

Without question or pause

To be willing to march into Hell

For a heavenly cause

And I know if I'll only be true

To this glorious quest

That my heart will lie peaceful and calm

When I'm laid to my rest

And the world will be better for this

That one man, scorned and covered with scars

Still strove with his last ounce of courage

To reach the unreachable star.

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For some reason, ever since I heard this news, I can't stop singing Wichita Lineman in my head, even though I know it's one of his songs. Evidently the subliminal word association wiring in my brain is faulty.

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Always thought The Impossible Dream would be an amazing song for the terraces.

This is my quest

To follow Villa

No matter how hopeless

No matter how far

...

One bit goes quite seamlessly.

It would be nice to have a custom verse too.

Here's the original.

To dream the impossible dream

To fight the unbeatable foe

To bear with unbearable sorrow

To run where the brave dare not go

To right the unrightable wrong

To love pure and chaste from afar

To try when your arms are too weary

To reach the unreachable star

This is my quest

To follow that star

No matter how hopeless

No matter how far

To fight for the right

Without question or pause

To be willing to march into Hell

For a heavenly cause

And I know if I'll only be true

To this glorious quest

That my heart will lie peaceful and calm

When I'm laid to my rest

And the world will be better for this

That one man, scorned and covered with scars

Still strove with his last ounce of courage

To reach the unreachable star.

If the holte sang that I'd probably go all vinnie jones and get emotional

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Perfect timing for the greatest hits package at Christmas.

Who is it that your parents currently like, that you think is bland shit? Whoever it is, in thirty years' time your kids will be going on about how fantastic he was, and you'll be shaking your heads with incredulity.

That's Andy Williams to me. One or two songs were notable exceptions, but he and his ilk (Perry Como, Carpenters, Manilow, et al) were mostly bloody awful. Not on the same planet as Sinatra or Bennett.

And he was also largely to blame for The Osmonds.

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Perfect timing for the greatest hits package at Christmas.

Who is it that your parents currently like, that you think is bland shit? Whoever it is, in thirty years' time your kids will be going on about how fantastic he was, and you'll be shaking your heads with incredulity.

That's Andy Williams to me. One or two songs were notable exceptions, but he and his ilk (Perry Como, Carpenters, Manilow, et al) were mostly bloody awful. Not on the same planet as Sinatra or Bennett.

And he was also largely to blame for The Osmonds.

Rest in peace though

Fixed for you Mike!

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Perfect timing for the greatest hits package at Christmas.

Who is it that your parents currently like, that you think is bland shit? Whoever it is, in thirty years' time your kids will be going on about how fantastic he was, and you'll be shaking your heads with incredulity.

That's Andy Williams to me. One or two songs were notable exceptions, but he and his ilk (Perry Como, Carpenters, Manilow, et al) were mostly bloody awful. Not on the same planet as Sinatra or Bennett.

And he was also largely to blame for The Osmonds.

Rest in peace though

Fixed for you Mike!

Given my lack of belief in the afterlife, I've stopped doing the "RIP" thing.

When you're dead, you're dead.

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I much prefer Andy's voice to Frank or Tony.

Karen Carpenter, a voice like warm butterscotch, and she could do

too.

It's amazing how completely smashed Richard Carpenter looks on some of their big TV appearances.

Big rictus grin through a heavy pharmaceutical haze, accompanied by his increasingly skeletal, dieing sister, beamed prime time into the homes of middle America - Brilliant.

An aging Judy Garland did some corking dance routines clearly off her tits.

Funny looking back at some of this stuff now we're all a little wiser about the effects of drugs.

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I much prefer Andy's voice to Frank or Tony.

Karen Carpenter, a voice like warm butterscotch, and she could do

too.
We're going to have to agree to differ again.

I always found her voice utterly flat - not in the sense of pitch, that was fine, but (IMO) it lacked any emotion or soulfulness. I have one Carpenters song in my collection - Goodbye to Love. Purely for the blistering Tony Peluso guitar solos.

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