The Doctor Sings

This is a labour of love: “The Doctor Sings” will I’m sure eventually fall foul of both Tom Baker and BT, but someone has taken advantage of Tom Baker’s use as the company’s voice of text messaging (well, until recently, anyway) and created this site which has him ‘singing’ various songs.

Apparently, Baker spent 11 days recording 11,593 words and phrases, and, as the Pitchfork site points out, “if you subscribe BT you can access them all, making the most famous voice in British sci-fi tell dirty jokes, flirt with your girlfriend, or in the case of “The Doctor”– an unidentified remix artist– speak-sing songs”.

Songs covered include Pulp’s “Common People” and Pink Floyd’s “Wish You Were Here”.

An innspired mis-use of BT…

The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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