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The Featherstones

The Featherstones Sing Commercial Hits

Our annual summer visit with our cousins, Carrie and Andy, was always a highly anticipated event by my brother Hugh and I. Perhaps none was as memorable as the Summer of 1983, for the simple reason that we made a large number of tape recordings. Here, for your enjoyment, is a selection of "cover versions" of popular commercials at that time. Personally, my favorite bit is a song that Andy sang... a fun-loving song about lollypops and skipping ropes... that we later re-recorded, substituting questionable language.

Miller Beer
E.F. Hutton Brokerage Firm
Kraft Mac and Cheese
Smurfberry Crunch
Andy's "LollyPops and Skipping Ropes"
Alternate Version: "Lollypops and Doo Doo Ropes"

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August 9th, 2010 at 7:04 pm


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He was a ten year old boy with a tape recorder... pitted against the sun, the moon, and the earth! BE READY... for THE END OF THE WORLD!! Coming soon on the Sheer Joy of Noise audio podcast.

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May 24th, 2010 at 1:56 pm

Norman’s Recording Studio

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Norman's Recording Studio - Keezell Building, circa 2001

Norman's Recording Studio Promo - Circa 1983

In 2nd grade, I decided it was time to get serious with my recording career. With several years of experience behind my belt, I assembled my state-of-the-art equipment and established Norman's Recording Studio. Clients were charged 10 cents each for their recordings. My first client would not come along until nearly 17 years later, so in the meantime, I worked on perfecting my craft and developing revolutionary recording techniques, like the classic "Slow Style".

I will reveal the secret of Slow Style to you now. I discovered that, by pressing the Pause button on my tape recorder about halfway down, it would cause the tape speed to increase. If you could hold it steady... and I practiced, oh did I practice... the speed would stay relatively consistent, and when playing the tape back at regular speed, your voice would sound not unlike Jabba the Hutt.

Many a recording was made in the endlessly entertaining Slow Style.

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May 12th, 2010 at 9:24 am

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