I do. Really. Listen to the Oscar telecast co-host singing “You Haven’t Seen The Last of Me” from Burlesque. It doesn’t matter if he’s naturally dreadful or if he’s doing an Andy Kaufman thing. Awful is awful. “They pulled this from the Oscar show,” Franco tweeted. “Damn it.”

Any way you slice it, bad singing is torture. Decent singing is about being able to (a) hit notes and to (b) phrase — to use your voice, however good or mediocre it is, to its best advantage. During her Velvet Underground days Nico, who had a fairly mediocre voice, sang within her limits very nicely.

I would never go within 75 feet of a karaoke bar, but I can sing “Be-Bop Baby” and “Your Smiling Face” in a reasonably competent way, mainly because they don’t challenge my abilities and because I can perform half-decent imitations of the original Ricky Nelson and James Taylor recordings.