This year, for the first time, there is hope for those off-key
carolers, Chanukah celebrants and other singing challenged friends and loved ones on your holiday gift list.
Mozart wrote it only 8 days after the death of his bird, and it includes such starlinglike bits as intertwined tunes, off-key
recapitulations, and an abrupt ending.
"The situation today is like with a bundle of keys that no longer opens the doors.
Combining the off-key
lilt of Sam Fuller's two-fisted hyperbole with Jean-Luc Godard's cartoon nihilism, penchant for enigmas, and delight in entropy for its own sake, these pictures are saturated in the squalid and the ridiculous.
No, it's not an off-key
Elvis impersonator from distant Las Vegas.
Heartbreaking for the singers, that is, but less so for us at home happily phoning in our votes and sniggering when they go off-key
A source on the show said: "Every time he was asked to sing in the Street it had to be off-key
United's half-time introduction of Simon Hackney for an off-key
Jeff Smith almost paid immediate dividends when the substitute hit a rasping shot which flew just inches over the crossbar.
The guitarist was so blitzed and off-key
during the recording of Bon Jovi Unplugged that his bandmates turned his microphone off - without him even noticing.
I remember even singing to them one of Peter, Paul and Mary's folk songs; off-key
and with a dry throat.
World number two Roger Federer may have felt he was off-key
but he did enough to beat in-form David Nalbandian in four sets and seal an Australian Open semi-final showdown with Juan Carlos Ferrero.
Haranguing homilists or those with nothing to say, off-key
singers, surly ushers, horrendous sound systems, and obnoxiously loud families-Catholics take them all in stride.
Drivers nearly ram their vehicles into one another as they crane their necks to gape at fender benders; men all but trash the bathroom during brief visits and never notice (much less clean up) their mess; agonizingly off-key
amateur warblers migrate to karaoke bars like swallows to Capistrano--sure, chalk it up to human nature.
Their first team hammered off-key
Forresters 7-2 with the help of a Jake Donovan hat-trick, while an Adie Ayres treble gave the second string their 3-2 edge over Phoenix.
But some viewers went online to accuse the producers of using autotune - used in studios to improve performances by correcting pitch and disguising off-key