Hoppo Bumpo (n): A children's game. Played by folding one's arms and hopping on one leg. Aim is to bump opponents, so that they lose their balance. Last person standing wins.

May 24, 2009

Eye spy ... my karaoke song

I am playing along with Cindy's Eye Spy meme each Sunday. This week Erin, author of the delightful Tis Rhubarb, asked that we reveal our favourite karaoke song.

Well, as you can see I've borrowed Bargy's microphone (the one that changes your voice, so you can sound just like a dalek) and I'm poised to start. But before I begin singing, I do need to say this:

  • Just because you can carry a tune, doesn't mean you can sing nicely.
  • I can carry a tune.
  • This how I got through the audition for the school musical.
  • The last time I sang in public was in 1982 during said school musical.
  • It wasn't nice.
  • Some members of the audience are probably still recovering

So consider yourself warned as I break into song ... ahem ...

Start spreading the news, I'm leaving today
I want to be a part of it - New York, New York
These vagabond shoes, are longing to stray
Right through the very heart of it - New York, New York

Sorry about the change in pitch during the song. It appears that I changed to the Robot setting on the microphone mid-verse. Hopefully you were distracted by the high kicks in my accompanying dance routine. Mr Hoppo Bumpo says my physiotherapist would be appalled.

Thank you to Cindy for hosting Eye Spy and to Erin for the fun theme. To discover more blogs, head over here.


  1. lol all I can hear now is a dalek singing that song lol a row of daleks singing show tunes :p

  2. For some one who hasn't sung in a looooong time, you are doing beautifully! You look great with a microphone in your hand and I say, if Britney can do it, you can too.

    PS. Maybe I should have blamed a 'special' microphone when my neighbour over heard me singing to the baby the other day....

  3. just started playing along with eye spy love your post it made me chcuckle on a grey UK morning

  4. Oooh, I like ya high kickin' style!

  5. Bravo! Bravo!!! *clapping frantically*

    What a classic. You've reminded me of another I'm guilty of tackling - Respect by Ms. Franklin. Oh, and 'Big Spender'... ba-dump, bump, ba-bump!

  6. Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay! The _only_ karaoke song, as far as I'm concerned. Ta da da-de-da daaaaa-- hand me a scotch Deano!

  7. Am terrified for the chandeliers with all that high kicking milarkey! I now have your tune lodged firmly on repeat in my head. If it hangs in there as long as a certain Wiggles number (til 4 in the morning - Wiggles now banned in this house) we may need to have words...


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