Friday, 22 May 2009

There's A Reason Why

Neil Hannon, of the Divine Comedy, has teamed up with Thomas Walsh for a cricket album, entitled, funnily enough, The Duckworth Lewis Method.

There's a reason why there hasn't been many cricket songs in the past.

That's because it's a bad idea.

The best cricket song NWG has heard is the ABC Australian theme song for the cricket on the radio. That is genius (There's cricket on the radio and everything's ok).

NWG would welcome any other suggestions of other cricket songs that are not a) awful, b) embarrassing, c) ridiculous, d) meant as a serious song, but comes off as mad.

There is also a reason why no cricketer:
Has bought out a clothing range.
Has their own private plane.
Has their own cooking range (though Matthew Hayden may achieve this soon enough).
Has bought out an exercise video.

9 comments:

Jamie Dowling said...

I wonder if it's the sort of thing Elemental would be interested in doing? His "Cup Of Brown Joy" is wonderful: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eELH0ivexKA

"More Battenburg for me" :)

SixSixEight said...

Ummmmmm clothing - what about that Mr Lee?

http://www.celebrityclothingline.com/brand/BL__by_Brett_Lee

Anonymous said...

How about "Two Become One" by the Spice Girls?

This song was about Samit Patel and his running between the wickets...how he always managed to convert a two into a one.

The Nightwatchgirl said...

Brett Lee a fashion designer? Who'd have thought. Bravo.

Anonymous said...

any blog posts coming on Shoaib Akhtar and the pcb any time soon?

D Charlton said...

I've heard the album - it is brilliant and i don't work for them or anything. Really funny cricket songs. It shouldn't work but it utterly does - get in touch with them and get a review copy!!

The Nightwatchgirl said...

Yes D Charlton! Excellent idea.

Gary said...

"I made a hundred in the backyard at mum's" by Greg Champion. Bliss.

Andy Swallowtail said...

No great songs about cricket? You obviously haven't heard 'When an Old Cricketer Leaves the Crease' by Roy Harper. Seaside Man writes about it on his blog http://seasideman.blog.co.uk/2009/03/20/when-an-old-cricketer-leaves-the-crease-5795528/