The Cute Overload Music Depreciation Society

Here at The Cute Overload Music Depreciation Society, we help our students cultivate a refined ear for all forms of music, from opera…

… to classic Delta Blues.

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  1. biscuithead says:

    Great videos!
    Same dog, right?
    In the blues video, that dog was nearly on key!

    Thanks for the laughs, NTMTOM!

  2. encore, encore…..

  3. That dog must have seen hard times…only an old soul can sing the blues like that.

  4. My puppy used to sing along whenever I’d practice my trumpet. He was quite a bit louder than me, so it made things rather difficult.

    I am a very mediocre trumpet player.

  5. OMG OMG OMG!!! A Weimey!!! I am in love! Mine does this too ♥ They’re very vocal!!!

  6. I heart 1:03 of the puppeh singing opera. :D

  7. OMG !! Not even Simon Cowell
    could find fault with this pup! I can see Paula jumping over the desk for a snrogle!
    I know I WOULD!

  8. 260Oakley says:

    Now appearing in The Barker of Seville. Next season, Dog Giovanni.

  9. I don’t think it’s the same dog — one minute you’re hearing Maria Callas, the next we’re getting Kumbaya … could it be the same owner? Although who am I to talk — I love opera AND classic rock!

  10. WOW ! Not even Simon could find fault with this pup!
    I can just imagine Paula hopping over the desk for a snorgle!!! You don’t even want to know what I imagine this pup doing on/to Ryan’s leg. Clean up on isle 5!

  11. LOL Bugom a awesome post just for you!

  12. superboymom says:

    Baroooooooooooooooooooooooo!

  13. What a wickedly cool dog!

  14. 2600 Oakley and SuperBoyMom —
    then I think perhaps a little La Baròome right before the fundraiser.

  15. Opera dog sounds like the T-Rex from Jurassic Park.

  16. Oh man, I can NOT let Zoë hear this…

  17. the dogs a little of key. ugh.. amateur.

  18. I think he’s more Blues than Opera, to many bum notes.

  19. She clearly favors blues over opera. She was dead on rhythmically and tonally. Very talented girl.

  20. berthaservant says:

    I gotta admit that’s one things dogs have over cats (and other pets). Bertha watches me play guitar and just says, “What?” Even when I play the song “Bertha” after which she was named, she just….sits there.

  21. Holy Cow! That pooch sings better than I do!

  22. Okay, big deal, dogs are singing. Can they tap dance at the same time?

  23. Randy: Yo,Dawg, you can really hit those high notes!
    Paula: I love you, slerp.

    Simon: you need to work on your showmanship, but you’re going to Hollywood!

  24. That’s Maria Callas singing “Casta Diva” from “Norma”!

    I mean the recording. :P

  25. they are hounds right? Rooooooooo

  26. Northern Tigress says:

    Not the same dog, or the same owner, according to Youtube.

    Still, very funny. I think Amber was a backup singer for the Lady and the Tramp soundtrack.

  27. Is it me, or is that dog kinda following the tune?!

  28. nrosetulip says:

    We had a Chesapeake Bay Retriever who sang like this. He was a total joy, this was a sweet reminder…

  29. Classy dog. Classy chair. Classy music = Classy, lol.

    And bless you.

  30. Maybe the dog’s allergic to opera.

  31. MommaTo4Kittehs says:

    Awww…so sweet! My aunt used to have a Siamese named Rocky who hated when she would sing. He would give her verbal warnings to stop Iif she kept going after the third warning, he would slap her in the face with his little paw! I miss that little kitteh!

  32. How about Jazzy Blues singing parrot?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bXh6RsbRI4

    [ . . . ]

    [...OK, that is flat-out inSANE. whoa - Ed.]

  33. LOVE it!

  34. Yarrr, Polly!!! Sing it! Loud and proud.

    Weimeraners. I personally knew some that sang barbershop. What a hoot.

  35. I love how the nose has to go completely vertical (on the opera Weimaraner).

  36. Brava! Brava! I would go to the opera if this dog was starring.

  37. That is so cool! Does that kind of dog usually ‘sing’?

  38. Now performing at the B-Side Bar & Grill on the South Side of Chicago, Muddy Pawprints!

  39. If you’re blue and you don’t know
    Where to go to, why don’t you go
    Where fashion sits [thunk][thunk]

    [cue hound] BARROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

  40. If those dogs could do metal, that would be the perfect dog for me!

  41. My God, he knows the friggin song! It’s the coolest thing. Lol! I have a huge smile on my face and a tear in my eye watching these two. That is just too sweet! I love them both!

  42. Love the unconventional harmonies on the blues piece!

    We need this dog at Connecticut Opera, where the remainder of the season has been canceled due to — you guessed it — the effects of the troubled economy. Go, doggeh! Spread the word that opera is not dead! Lick the faces of the patrons until they open their wallets!

  43. The Queen Muffin Is Not Pleased (in a way only a smushed-nose ragdoll kitteh that was reposing by her human’s computer cannot be pleased) With That Dog-Wauling. Make It Go Away, she commanded me. She now has her slitty-eyed I Have A Headache Underneath My Tiara look aimed at me both barrels.

  44. Oh my goodness! The second Weimaraner was singing in tune with the harmonica!
    ADORABLE!

  45. @Theo: this has nothing to do with this post, but just wanted you to know that as I was driving home tonight “I shot the sheriff” came on the radio and I just cracked up. It’s official. I will never hear that song again without thinking of your redonk lyrics…

    [That terraced brownstone always bothered me; why, I don't know... - Ed.]

  46. Von Zeppelin says:

    Terrific Weimaraner harmonizing with “Norma.” Can he do the “Barkarolle” from “Una Balla en Maschera?”

  47. Yitzysmommie says:

    Much laughter here as first my husband and then our singing wawa Toby began to sing along with both videos.
    Thank you very moische for the concert!

  48. Michelle S. says:

    Such talent! <3

    So glad I read the posts before the tardnuffs start boo-hooing about the dog’s ears “hurting”. Xp

  49. Theo–still laughing…

  50. I’m astounded that the second dog seems to have a really good sense of rhythm and pitch. Not in key, naturally, but still…

  51. Von Zep. — I don’t know, but he’d be a shoe-in for the role of Pupageno.

  52. This Houndentenor was also a solist in PDQ Bach’s Canine Cantata, “Wachet Arf.”

  53. I love these two clips with a passion I can’t properly express! The first one was surreal and beautiful the second was sweet because of the obvious love the dog had for sharing these song sessions with his person. Whatta’ know, I spressed it.

  54. Isn’t that “That terraced brownstone always bothered I”?

  55. Rio: My weimaraner does this and my sisters did too. They also “talk”. My Bailey says I love you. It’s not a bark or a growl it’s conversation. It’s wondefully addictive.

  56. When I was very young, my afghan hound used to “sing” as well. I don’t know to what tunes, though. LoL How funny.

    Also, Josh N that parrot is crazy! Great find!

  57. Theresa, that depends on who’s singin’– Clapton or Marley?

    And that terraced brownstone is definitely bothering me… I just can’t visualize it. It’s a landscaping/architecture combo that’s not often attempted, I think.

  58. Those pups made my day! Thanks!

  59. Theresa — I was doing the Clawpton version.

  60. gah, SoCalSis!
    Sometimes a reply just needs to get posted before the rest get read, I guess.

  61. Next he’ll be staring in Le Nozze di Fido, or Turandog.

  62. This is one of the most excellent videos I’ve ever seen. And the Internet has brought A LOT of excellent vidoes to my screen!

  63. kibblenibble says:

    What I love was how the harmonica-playing guy laughed and patted his doggeh at the end. Obvious best buds.

    JoshN: Loved the blues parrot, but made me tear up a bit, as I miss my own Scout, who I had for 20 years. (But can you believe how the little bugger cleared his throat in the midst of his song?)

  64. Theo–Serious Earworm Infestation! Thanks for that.

  65. Julia (the one in BC) says:

    > “Wachet Arf.”

    Also known as “Sleeping Dogs Awake.”

    I loved PDQ Bach as a kid. When I first heard the Pervertimento for bagpipe, bicycle and balloons, I laughed so hard that I fell onto the floor and rolled around. (Especially the Minaret and Trio.)

  66. I don’t know, it’s three in the morning, but I feel so moved by the video of the dog singing to opera, trying to open itself up to something – to the same thing. And I wonder if we aren’t trying to sing with some much more complex and beautiful sound we hear; outside in the wilderness, when it’s quiet in the morning. A dog’s howling in the distance.

  67. A little more practice and the dog will be singing in tune! So cool!

  68. Von Zeppelin and Anner – I believe this dog has a career in leider – ach um Gottes Willen – wo ist meine pianoforte.
    Patti

  69. Has a career in leider – I need a piano. Hermann wo ist meine pianoforte, Bitte
    Patti

  70. OMG in the second one doggie is *really* trying to hit the right notes towards the end LOL

  71. I’m sitting here at 6:30 in the AM, and those puns are going to stay with me all day- great videos and stellar commentary!

    I’m going to a recital today of seven of our musicians at the ECA String Fling, Anner, if you can get there I think it is 11:00.

    Could you imagine those Weimernaemrheaners at an orchestra concert-too wonderful! Then the parrot for an encore! I think making them a duo might now be the best thing for the boidey, as Weherheimeranermaners are boiding doggets.
    Have a great day, Peeps!

  72. Wow, on that last video both of my dogs came in and sang along with the hound. Very nice.

  73. totalee puppy says:

    Love these singing dogs.
    Opera puns from peeps are great!
    2nd. music sounds a bit like Delta gospel.

  74. totalee puppy says:

    burruh–Thanks for some
    special thoughts and the
    expression.

  75. Lol.. the dog in the second video is kinda keepin beat.. to what song, I think we’ll never know…

  76. @Julia, my fav is “Iphigenia in Brooklyn.”

  77. “That terraced brownstone always bothered I,
    Why, I don’t know,
    Every time I mix the concrete,
    I get cement dust up my nose,
    I get cement dust up my nose.”

  78. Someone told me that dogs do that because it bothers them, like sirens. The pup in the video doesn’t seem too upset about it, but could anyone confirm or deny the correlation to high pitched sound and doggie “singing”?

  79. Just wondering…do dogs howl like that because the music hurts their ears? Like when all the neighborhood dogs howl at a siren going by?

  80. Michelle S. says:

    Amanda, no. Dogs do not howl because a noise hurts their ears. Dogs howl for a variety of reasons: to contact each other over long distances, in greetings or goodbyes, etc., and with sirens, probably because of an instinctual trigger. But I’m guessing in this case, it’s exactly what it appears to be. Singing.

    Whatever “expert” made up the story that howling is a reaction to pain has clearly never lived with dogs and noticed how much most of them seem to enjoy it and how very different they react when uncomfortable or in pain/distress. And if there’s any doubt left regarding ear sensitivity, consider how much more “painful” a dog’s own shrill voice would be (at 60dB+) compared to a distant siren or a note played on a harmonica.

  81. LOL Theresa. The rhyme & meter work…

    Amanda, they howl because it sounds like those *other* wild wolves are howling, and they’re saying “nuh-uh, this territory is MINE, dawg”. Also I think it’s just fun to howl.

  82. scooterpants says:

    oh my gosh. this is the best. i love the first vid, doggie sings beautiful song, then looks at stupid camera person, thinks about it and sings again. gorgeous. i want one.

  83. Love it! sing those blues puppeh
    @anner Pupageno lol!
    The Parrot killed me and I’m slightly frightened-the parrot sings better than most pop singers!

  84. Von Zeppelin says:

    As to why dogs howl at certain noises, this may a secret known only to the dogs themselves. I once lived at the edge of a small town in Oklahoma, and my dear old Labrador would join the choir when she heard the coyotes singing. She harmonized well with the tornado sirens, too.

  85. So, is he a Tenor or an Alpo?

  86. Boomer's Babysitter says:

    Woo Hooo!!!!1!!! PDQ Bach!! (ok, I’m ok, really, I am…)

  87. Boomer's Babysitter says:

    Woo Hooo!!!!1!!! PDQ Bach!! (ok, I’m ok, really, I am…)

  88. Boomer's Babysitter says:

    Woo Hooo!!!!1!!! PDQ Bach!! (ok, I’m ok, really, I am…)

  89. Boomer's Babysitter says:

    Woo Hooo!!!!1!!! PDQ Bach!! (ok, I’m ok, really, I am…)

  90. Boomer's Babysitter says:

    Woo Hooo!!!!1!!! PDQ Bach!! (ok, I’m ok, really, I am…)

  91. Boomer's Babysitter says:

    Woo Hooo!!!!1!!! PDQ Bach!! (ok, I’m ok, really, I am…)

  92. Beth (in NC) says:

    Tenor or an Alpo… hahahaha. That was bad. In a good way.

    Is it a coincidence that they are both Wiemaraners? Or do those dudes just love to jam?

    And the clip in here to the singing parrot…. that is crazy, crazy, CRAZY. I think Popeye should maybe try out for American Idol.

  93. That parrot totally trumps my Zazu singing “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star”

    Especially since sometimes he’d get lazy and just sing “Twinkle Star…the TWIIINKLE STAAAAR” over and over again. hehehe

  94. Re: Jazzy Blues Parrot:
    Janis Joplin LIVES!

  95. The Resident Hound (now back with his real owner, who did _not_ have to go to Kuwait…) used to sing along with any sirens going by. Since we live on a main drag that leads to the hospital, and just around the corner from the fire station (I get a discount on my homeowner’s insurance for that…), there are a lot of sirens on our street.
    My director would not have been pleased with his attack, since he would just start howling and then slide up or down to the pitch, but, once he got there, he was right in tune. I never tried him on blues, but he’d’ve probably been a natural.

  96. PDQ lovers, he could be a Houndentenor– or a Bargain Counter Tenor!

  97. Seriously, what’s the big deal? He ain’t nothin but a hound dog…cryin all the time.

  98. Camille: HAHAHAHA! and he ain’t never caught a rabbit either!

  99. We used to have a retriever who would sing. He was usually quite quiet, didn’t bark much and just ignored sirens and fireworks (he was very stoic), but he did sing enthusiastically to music. I don’t think it was a reaction to the noise so much as he just enjoyed singing. I’ve heard of dogs going caroling at Christmas, etc., so I think it’s just a happy reaction, just like in musicals when people break into song ;)

  100. HA! This made my own dog baroo several times. During the delta blues one. She just raised an eyebrow at the first one – not an opera fan.

  101. totalee puppy says:

    Camille…”He ain’t nothin but a hound dog”…LMAO!

  102. I had wanted to say that the dog has talent (pun)but youtube confirmed they’re both different dog…so I should say… erm, well tough competition ahead if they want to join a singing competition! XD

  103. Awww, puppies! My beagle/shiba inu mix, who never ever howls by himself, LOVES to howl along when boyfriend and I start. He’ll come running from whatever room he’s napping in to join in.

    Proof that some dogs just like singing along, you know?

  104. berthaservant, back in the day I played violin and flute (played them separately – not talented enough to play both at the same time), I had to shut my cat in the basement whenever I practiced or she’d yowl along with the music so loudly that I couldn’t concentrate on what I was doing. She’d also climb all over me, wanting to me to be her boyfriend, if you know what I mean (yes, she was spayed), which would’ve been difficult since I’m human and female.

  105. Camille, considering today’s date…

    Y’ain’t nuthin’ but a groundhog
    Sleepin’ all the time
    You-ain’t-a nuthin’ but a groundhog
    Sleepin’ all the time
    We-e-e-ell y’ain’t never seen your shadow
    And you ain’t no friend of mine

    [drumroll, cymbal crash]

  106. Finally – a Weim!

    Mine doesn’t do this – she just whines pathetically and stomps her feet.

  107. When I listen to Maria Callas, I do the same thing.

    That said, I have a Shih tzu who screams when there is any kind of singing anywhere in the vicinity – even on TV. Makes it difficult to get my DMA recitals ready!

  108. I used to have a ginger cat (Gingee) who would come running to sit on my lap and purr like crazy whenever she heard me singing songs to my little girl, or the two of us singing together.

    I think she may have been a musician or singer in a previous life!

    Only cat I have had who has ever done this.

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