This week, for no reason at all, the Song of the Week is The Beatles, singing “Komm Gib Mir Deine Hand”.  It’s “I Want To Hold Your Hand” sung in German.  Reportedly, it’s a very rough translation, though it appears they got the “Hand” part right.  Listen hard for the insane stereo separation!

Ladies and Gentlemen, The Beatles, in German…..
 “Komm Gib Mir Deine Hand” 

Link courtesy of April Winchell.

 As a total non-sequitur, we have a bonus.  A couple of weeks ago, we tried to bring you an MP3 of Melanie Larch singing “Ave Maria” from the Christmas episode of Radio Free Charleston.  We’re still working out the bugs, but if you want to download a noisy version, taken from one of the cameras, instead of the slick studio-mic rendition heard on the show, go here

Hey! Speaking of audio glitches…..if you clicked on the Beatle song above and heard something that made you imagine Alvin, Simon, and Theodore goose-stepping down the street in full Nazi regalia with Beatle wigs, then you’ve discovered that our “play the song way too fast” glitch isn’t fixed yet.  Go to April Winchell’s page, and then to her “Multimedia” page, scroll down, and you can find her link to “Komm Gib Mir Deine Hand” in the “German Cover Versions” section of her wonderful MP3 collection. Meanwhile, I promise we’ll fix our link as soon as possible…on Monday. 

 Also, Monday afternoon our first “Comic Of The Week” will be posted, with breaking news about the semi-retirement of a beloved comic strip artist, and the fate of that comic strip.