First, I had the following Twitter conversation with Mlle Marianne yesterday:
Shiny sh*rt: Check.
Now these weren't really difficult to guess... It was the last show of the US tour, and Le Monsieur has worn the Quality Street wrappers (I REFUSE to call them "shirts"!) on special occasions before. And Oboe had been sound checked for ages, so it was also not so far-fetched to assume he'd sing it at some point.
BUT. Of course there's more! Right after Oboe Concerto ("There's a song I can't stand, and it's stuck in my head..."), he sang what I would call a rather odd cover - a country song called "Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way" by a Monsieur called Waylon Jennings. I've never heard of him, but then again all I know about Country Music is that it annoys me enough to instantly hop away when I hear it. Yes yes yes, Johnny Cash deserves respect, but I digress. So here's a video of Jenning's Hank, sung by The Moz:
Hmmm! Just a couple of days after I had published my TWo Peaks parody, of course Twin Peaks was still drifting around in my mind. Not enough though to notice the coincidence, but thankfully, Mlle Jaz is a bit more conscious and reminded me that there's a Twin Peaks character called... Hank Jennings! Professional criminal and sleazebag - here chewing on his talisman, a domino with... a double 3:
To be honest, that BBC Culture Show ferret always reminded me of him:
I'll leave it up to you to decide whether Fruit is talking bollocks again or not, but I'm certainly fas-ci-na-ted. And now off to watch the Visalia show in full, as Monsieur baby j was again so kind to attend, film, and upload: https://www.youtube.com/user/badseed1313/videos