Monday, June 06, 2005
Fuzzy pictures - fuzzy sound
Well the apple of my eye sung her heart out, bless her, along with one or two other enthusiastic kids. But it's a shame they were surrounded by dozens of nose-picking, fidgeting and mostly warbling co-conspiritors. These people were unfortunate co-conspirators with an unknown professional who chose some unbelievable songs for them to learn and sing. Odd rhythms and timing, poetic language, and bizarre subjects for 7 year olds. No wonder the overall result was fuzzy all round. Not to be too cynical about it, most of them had fun, at least for the first hour or so. After that it rather degenerated as the kids were increasingly successful at ignoring their teachers pleas to sit quietly, and spontaneous games of touch, football, and teasing got underway throughout the hall. I don't think kids were designed for this sort of torture. I don't think parents were either, but this kind of thing is very much part of the job description!