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I sing along in a really bad appoximation of an Ukrainian-English accent.
Does anyone else do anything like this?
and heavy scottish accent for Arab Strap.
I sing along in that accent apparently and didn't even know it until recentley. This was revealed to me when I was quietly singing along to The Twilight Sad. I'm sure I do it when I listen to Gogol Bordello.
I'm sure lots of people do it. We've all known people to sing along to songs in cringey American accents haven't we?
i'd say they're pretty accent neutral
it's not going to sound crazily alien for you really, is it?
durham which is nearer a mackem accent than a geordie one
in a really bad appoximation of an English accent...
Not on Gogol Bordello, mind you !
I sound like the count from sesame street when I sing that song :(
i wish i was at a festival yelling START WEARING PURPLE WEARING PURPLE!
i curl up in a small ball and cry in agony
"turn it off, turn it off!"
but i hope i got my point across.
But of course I sing the same words he's singing, including the broken English, and if I'm singing it on my own without it playing, I still do so. Feel a bit silly if I think about it but that's how it works. With some other songs, I do find myself singing in an approximation of the singer's accent. Sometimes it's near-impossible to help it, like in Henning's Favourite with "garage"--in my own accent it would be absolutely awkward. And then sometimes it's just fun to sing in a matching accent.
because gogol bordello suck and i don't listen to them :D
A friend of mine was wearing it on a gogol bordello teeshirt and claimed he got funny looks off people and an old woman said to him "so you like to wear it purple do you?"
Hütz said in an interview, "It's one of the very few songs I wrote for a girl. I just moved in with my girlfriend in New York. We had a neighbour: an old woman who was always dressed in purple head to toe. She was clearly bonkers. So whenever my girlfriend and I had an argument and she would start screaming at me, I would say: you might as well start wearing purple now". In another interview, he stated that the song was written around 1995.
That said, purple is also the colour that indicates that you are open to avant garde sexual practices in certain circles so who knows?!
My friend thought that he was getting weird looks cos purple represented homosexuality but I dunno how true that is...
before rainbow flags et al).
Purple is more usually assocated with BDSM.
I didn't know that. An ex of mine was into that sort of thing. I refused to have any part in it. Thats probably why we aren't together anymore...
So I bought her a chicken and sweetcorn sandwich and a cashmere blend v-neck sweater. We split soon afterwards.
An old joke...and getting older!
It's got a character who was based on the Gogol Bordello guy and they drive around singing along to his band's music w/accents. Also Tom Waits and Gob from Arrested Development are in it.
so when Futureheads/Field Music & Maximo all came out I didn't really enjoy myself at all.
Especially "Look out side the rainbows gone"
but in an impersination of Nelson Mandela. Try it. Its perfect.