Singing in the style of Brian Johnston

“Is it the Ashes … yes, it’s the Ashes, England have won the Ashes!” Those words, memorably and rather wheezily uttered by Brian Johnston in 1953, are often impersonated in Cricinfo. And on a rare day in which we had no cricket to cover, I discovered a brand new game with which to irritate my colleagues: singing in the style of Johnners. It is a game of infinite possibilities and variations. Be it punk, metal, folk, garage, rap, you too can sound as daft as me. I had particular fun with Talking Heads’ Psycho Killer while my boss, a fellow Ramones fan, suggested Sheena is a Punk Rocker:

Well the kids are all hopped up and ready to go
They’re ready to go now
They’ve got their surfboards
And they’re going to the discotheque a go go
But she just couldn’t stay
She had to break away
Well New York City really has it all
Oh yeah, oh yeah

Sheena is a punk rocker
Sheena is a punk rocker
Sheena is a punk rocker now
She’s a punk punk, a punk rocker
Punk punk, a punk rocker
Punk punk, a punk rocker

Suggestions welcome

(Tangent) What music shall I get?

ACDC rocks my backside off

We spent a while talking about the Ashes today; the hours, the days, the Christmas, the New Year and all that kind of jazz. I’m going to be delighting the masses with my own brand of ball-by-balderdash but, during session-breaks and shift-breaks, I’ll need something to keep me awake during the small hours.

Music. Lately The Black Keys, Wolfmother, the Ramones, Undertones, Buzzcocks and Longpigs have been on a constant loop on my iPod. I need something new. Your suggestions please. It should ideally be loud and rocktastic but I’m open to suggestions.

Disclaimer: I can’t promise I won’t publicly humiliate you if your choice in music makes me laugh.