Today, I feel like drinking all the absinthe out of Toulouse-Lautrec’s private reserve and then staring into space until the barman asks me to leave because I’m making the other patrons uncomfortable.
I don’t like Mondays.
To cheer myself, I decided to revisit with some old friends.
The brilliance of this recital video is hard to describe. The genius of the uploader who decided to share it with the world is unmatched. Our emcee/commandant Reva Unsicker is amazing in her hard-driving demand that American-Idol-in-the-making John Daker sing, and sing with gusto despite the fact that he may or may not be operating with full thrusters. (His name…is John. Daker.)
When he inveitably stumbles, (and we knew he would), she can spare no time to ease him back into the song. The piano soldiers on whether John does or not. Whep! And what about that opening act? The More We Get Together? That’s some Raffi shit, not vocal student recital material.
And then, this remix elevates the whole thing to the level of mega-genius. Holy freaking cats.
Still want more? It’s hard to explain the Trololo guy. It has something to do with cowboy songs and a Russian ban on lyrics with questionable ideology and incredibly trippy lip-synching and choreography that makes Twyla Tharp look like Paula Abdul. What I’m trying to say is, I love this song, so so much. Try not to love it, too.