Wednesday, January 30, 2008

13 Songs I Sing

Fracas: As you all know, I'm the Artsy Catsy VP, in charge of sales, marketing, public relations, morale building ... anything that involves the voice, because I have an attention-getting, hair-raising, never-ending, non-stop voice. In my spare time I've been studying the effect of music in the workplace, and I'd like to share a few snippets from
13 Songs I Sing to keep things running smoothly around here:

1) When my mom is feeling low, I serenade her with the 1987 hit by Little Benny and the Masters, "A Day for the Cat in the Hat" ...
You're sad, Oh dear, Well luckily for you the cat is here ...

2) As a loyal VP, when anyone challenges CEO Rocky's authority, I halt them with my rendition of the 1963 single "Tom Cat" by the Rooftop Singers ...
He's a boss around this town
He don't allow no other Tom Cats come pussy footin' around ...

3) When we're ready to check out the action around the cat blogosphere, I treat the staff to the old Tom Jones favorite ...
What's new pussycat, whoa oh woah oh woah oh ...

4) When the staff starts feeling inferior to all the beautiful meezers in the blogosphere, I lead them in a little role-playing from "Lady and the Tramp" ...
We are Siameeiz if you pleeiz
We are Siameeiz if you don't please ...

5) When its freezing outside and we fall victim to SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder), I cheer us all up with a few verses of Garrison Keillor's "Alaska Cats" ...
Alaska cats don't take no crap
They don't sit on no ones lap ...

6) When Rocky starts stalking me, I put a halt to that with my best tenor version of that 1950 classic ...
I tawt I taw a puddy tat a creeping up on me
I did I taw a puddy tat as plain as he could be ...

7) Whenever my mom starts packing that suitcase thing, the staff asks me to lay some guilt on her via the Japanese rock band Brilliant Green's "Brownie the Cat" ...
If you leave me I’ll be blue
Let me stay here by your side ...

8) When we mancats start lamenting our long-gone man parts, I get us feeling all macho again with The Muppets' hit "The Cat Came Back" ...
Stray cat strut I'm a ladies' cat
I'm a feline Casanova hey man that's that ...

9) When lady Lucy hides her face after a visit to the litter pan, I console her with Phoebe Buffay's tender and melodic lyrics ...
Smelly cat, smelly cat what are they feeding you?
Smelly cat, smelly cat it's not your fault!

10) When Rocky gets disturbed by all the locked doors, I feed his fantasies with Norma Tanega's "Walking My Cat Named Dog" ...
I'm walking all around the town
I'm seeing all the people down
Walking around Talking around ...

11) When we get frustrated by all those fevvers outside teasing us, I calm everyone down with "The Cat in the Window" by Petula Clark ...
If I could fly
You wouldn’t find me hangin’ around
Watching the birds go by ...

12) When we hear all the strays outside, I let 'em know I got friends in low places with a little "Alley Katz" by Hall & Oates ...
Alley kats, alley katz, come out and play
Yowlin' and howlin' a social ballet
Out in the alley it's strictly low brow ...

13) And when my mom gets severely rattled by TV political coverage, I remind her that Chey will soon be in charge, and I reassure her with Jamie Anderson's When Cats Take Over the World" ...
The world's in bad shape, indeed
There's too much anger and greed
But I can see through the gloom
Cheynge is coming soon
When folks will be very nice
And tuna will plummet in price
When cats take over the world
Everyone will be very kind
You could jump on the counter
And eat whatever you find
You could cough up a hairball
And no one would mind
Maybe we'd all purr
When cats take over the world ...

19 comments:

Dragonheart & Merlin said...

Fabulous selection of songs, Fracas! :) You have a song for every occasion - that is wonderful. :)

Parker said...

HaHAHa! Very creative! I bet your voice is lovely!

Daisy said...

Oh the Smelly Cat song, my favorite!

Gandalf & Grayson said...

Great, now Mom is going to be singing and humming "What's new pussycat, whoa oh woah oh woah oh ..." all day long. This is not good.

Diamond Emerald-Eyes said...

My Bean sings that Tom Jones song to me. She not very good singer though. That is a really good list of songs!

Vincent and Mike said...

Heehee, those are good. We like to dance to the Stray Cat Strut and when we wrastle mombean thinks of "everybody was kung-fu fighting, those cats were fast as lightning..."

Tybalt said...

That is GREAT, Fracas! What a talented kitty you are to have a song for every occasion. (Song #9 is Ivy's theme song!)

Tybalt said...

Rocky and Fracas,

If you'd like a play date with the twins, just let me know!

I'll supervise from a discrete distnace. ;) After all, I am the responsible prince!

Jan said...

Hey, you have quite a repo -repot --
list of songs to choose from, don't you?

jans funny farm

Beau Beau & Angie said...

An yoo has da purrfect face to sing all doze songs too.

Eric and Flynn said...

That's a great list of songs Fracas. You had mum singing along with you.

SophieKitty said...

You have some great song selections! Music is good for the soul.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Oh Fracas, I think that is perfect! I wonder if I can use it for my campaign?

Mickey said...

What a cool idea for T13!! I know most of those songs :)
I sure hope Mom dosen't start singing ;/
Purrs Mickey

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Wow Fracas, yoo are a regular Fracas Purrnatra!

Dragonheart & Merlin said...

Hi Rocky and all of you at Artsy Catsy! We have an award for you on our blog. :)

moshix2/aka: sachie said...

Thankz for visiting mai blogz it is nice to meet u!! You seems like artist cat!! me is too! well mai mum is. lets make something together!!

Fossfor said...

we often sing the Smelly Cat Song too, our Ning is 15 so it has become his theme song!
you really are artsy cats,you know alot more cat songs than we do :)

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