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#1

Sound familliar? Maybe Ivor came across an activator at some time - or was one himself :wink:


#2

Wonderful stuff, the man was a genius. Is that real morse he’s singing? - I don’t have a clue myself…


#3

Yes. Singing it “straight key style” - “HERE I AM”.


#4

Damn, the battery’s gone!
:rofl:


#5

Brilliant!


#6

oh dear… it is funny though…

well, better than the fellows on the tower with the unresolved melodies ending in the minor seventh… leaving you in suspense…


#7

Surely that’s a sus4 not a m7? Anyway in your context you must mean a dominant seventh, not a minor seventh.

I challenge anyone to surpass this level of pedantry today.


#8

To be honest Tom, I don’t know what I’m talking about. My father used to talk about such things and I never learned enough theory to know what it was about. It is a seventh though, I’m pretty sure, whatever chord normally resolves into the major key of the signature. (edit: I am probably [edit: definitely] wrong.)

I assume you know the video clip I’m referring to though. People standing at various points up a very tall tower, dressed in dinner suits or such, singing a song like “why don’t you join us on the airwaves”. Would be findable on youtube. But in my opinion, an awful tune.

There you go, is that pedantic enough?


#9

Thanks for that I’d never heard of Ivor Cutler but you spawned a most interesting trawl of YouTube :slight_smile:

I think you may have discovered the world’s most unlikely earworm :-s


#10

Priceless! :clap::fu: …especially his last line “damn the battery is gone” …can’t tell you how many times I’ve said those exact words with a cold bum and numb fingers! :joy:

73, Steve/wGOAT


#11

There was a programme on BBC Radio 4 about Ivor Cutler a few months ago. I’d heard his morse song but was driving at the time and couldn’t decode it. He was in the RAF and for a while at least was a radio operator.

John
G4YTJ