This post was written in answer to the prompt at ‘100 Word Challenge’ here,
where there is also a list of links to other responses. Here we go…
[sung] “I’m walking backwards for Christmas…”
[spoken] “…Wait a minute… That’s the other side, isn’t it? Yeah…
Next comes a performance by ‘The Beetle.’
First, unsurprisingly, is the complete performance of ‘I’m Walking Backwards for Christmas.’ Then the singer speaking:
“Well? How did you like that, then?”
A reply follows in the inimitable high-pitched lisping tones of the beetle:
“I didn’t like it much at all – I thought that my thide wath better.”
Ah, compact discs. The marvels of digital audio. But to everything there is the ‘flip side’ and here, it is… that there is no flip side.
By the way, does anyone remember this record? I only heard it once!