Umm, yes, I know, but really?May 13, 2017 Tim WorstallMusic10 CommentsThis modern world – sing language interpreter at a rap concert? Well, umm, OK, but, umm….. previousSo, err, it’s not very British art then, is it?nextBleedin’ Cheapskates 10 thoughts on “Umm, yes, I know, but really?” So Much For Subtlety May 13, 2017 at 7:59 am Sign? Singing might be unexpected at a rap concert. They could hire that South African guy to do it. He seemed to get the emotions across if nothing else. Thomas Fuller May 13, 2017 at 8:15 am An appropriate typo, if I may say so, never having been able to endure more than 10 seconds of rap at any one time. Rob May 13, 2017 at 8:22 am What’s sign language for “pop a cap in his ass?” That’s just about all you need, and “muthafucka” of course. Bloke in Wales May 13, 2017 at 9:05 am The only sign they’re going to need: http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-cP8J_Tq5yIM/UAl2nMJfP7I/AAAAAAAAAKM/tSrZDh5CKJs/s1600/The+Finger.jpg Mr Ecks May 13, 2017 at 9:55 am You should set up some emoji-style signs Tim –so that our posts can be followed by those who can’t read. V I V I V I you all. So to speak. Kevin B May 13, 2017 at 10:00 am Once or twice a year the Royal Opera House does a performance with a DSL signer working away at the side of the stage. It must be difficult for deaf people to keep looking from her to the Surtitles above the stage and back again. It probably qualifies you for a government grant from somewhere. I know that ROH will do anything to grab more money. Still, it’s a difficult job. The one I saw was signing Turandot and since Puccini liked lots of percussion in his oriental operas the orchestra had overflowed the pit and there were a large drum and a huge cymbal in a box right next to the poor interpreter. If she wasn’t deaf already, she might have had the odd problem afterwards. Mind you, I would like to see someone signing one of Verdi’s more complicated ensembles; say the quartet from Rigoletto or the act II finale of La Traviata. Nautical Nick May 13, 2017 at 11:57 am I’m just thinking of a signer trying the Hallelujah Chorus…. Or at a higher level, the Muppets Manamana… Ted S. May 13, 2017 at 12:32 pm Sing language would be Rex Harrison in Dr. Doolittle. Martin May 13, 2017 at 1:20 pm Have seen the Hallelujah chorus signed by 4 BSL interpreters. Introduced themselves first as what they were signing – alto etc. Quite impressive to watch especially when words are extended. More expressive than English and accent counts too. Bloke in Germany in Denmark May 13, 2017 at 3:39 pm Rap music is one of my favourite oxymorons. Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.