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As I was watching the news on Monday morning, I found myself getting a little teary eyed over the reports of the last great music store HMV going into admini...
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Had been wilfing on the web for a while to search for resources around the music industry and its giants and stumbled on this : a pleasant -and well-known- tune.. that had me shiver. Mark Read's got a nice voice -by the way, how can it be his ?!! His imitation's of Elton John has got so close...
The song sounds thrilling -witty lyrics filled with emotion, irony... and possible ESL plans topics !
To me the song makes a smart example to illustrate a lesson plan on parody, along with other literary figures. Might also be considered an interesting resource to work on the digital age possible cons or casualties -food for thought to help our students' debate for or against an "all digital world".
Part of the English-speaking world civilisation, the British "Voix de son Maître" [didn't know HMV was its primary name !] illustrates the evolution of music industry / unemployment in the UK / ...
Well done, Mr Piano Man, you made my day :-)