Sunday, January 13, 2019

With the government shutdown putting TSA airport screening in the news -



With the government shutdown putting the TSA and going through airport screening in the news - some encouragement for the security workers to think of a possible fun aspect of their jobs.

Our Sinatra double-feature parody-tribute. Could be used as mood music for making travel plans. 

Part 1 - "Fly Me In The Nude" (but G-rated) - as Frank "patiently" goes though the intrusive full-body scanners at Newark Airport 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gn3AcCmPL00 

Part 2- slightly less-P.C. "Flying with this Loon" - After boarding the plane, Frank heroically helps deck a suspicious character.
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDtWUZx858s


Also:  I tried a different take on the "Fly Me in the Nude" video when some new images appeared online that seemed funny and on point.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMJvlkzntBg


Tuesday, November 27, 2018

New volume of "21st Century Oldies" coming very soon


New volume of "21st Century Oldies"  on Amazon. 

https://www.amazon.com/21st-Century-Oldies-Broadway-Snubbed/dp/1729845649/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1543975264&sr=8-1&keywords=21st+century+oldies

Volume 5:   
BROADWAY PARODY LYRICS
“What You Did Got Snubbed”
  
Sing-along parody lyrics by Fred Landau
21stcentury events sung to the tune of Broadway music




Also, with "The Cher Show" opening soon:

With "The Cher Show" about to hit Broadway:
Some Cher worship - parody-tribute - With the word "gypsy" being frowned upon these days in theater, a more-P.C. version, dealing with the modern social-media-aware Cher - 

"PCs, Apps and Tweets" - thanks to Sheree Sano for the vocal!

Some material for the Cher parody lyric was inspired by this NY Times article by Frank Bruni

Thursday, August 23, 2018

A "Moulin Rouge" Parody-Tribute, tune of Katy Perry's "Firework" as sung in the show by Karen Olivo



This is the first time I recall being at a show which was actually encouraging us to take photos before the show, at intermission, after the show: as long as we don 't while the actual show is going on. During intermission, lots of people took photos with the huge logo in the background. I actually think this approach may even have been a great reminder NOT to do it during the show.

"Firework, Moulin Rouge version" our Parody-Tribute video 
[still just one Firework, they had to cut corners somewhere] 

and 
CHATTING IS A SHOW’S BEST FRIEND -  a “Moulin Rouge Parody Playlist” update for Satine’s take on “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend”



Maybe trying to be to "Moulin Rouge" what "Spamilton" is to "Hamilton," except online - that may be parodying a parody, but why not?   [updating regularly!] 


Thursday, April 19, 2018

Celebrating the exciting news Bette Midler will be back on Broadway as Dolly this summer!


Link to our pre-Tonys warm parody-tribute to Bette Midler in "Hello Dolly" to tune of "Put On Your Sunday Clothes"
(a parody by Fred Landau & Jan Horvath, with a vocal by Bruce Horvath)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hv4JujI26zM

in the spirit of the fan who fainted at "Hello Dolly" back in previews, but told the paramedics "I'd sooner die than miss Act 2!"



"The Gross" (tune of "The Rose") - our YouTube parody-salute to premium seating and her "Priscilla" producing debut 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5CCbK-Qvoc



Celebrating Bette's earlier Broadway triumph starring as  Sue Mengers in the hit play "I'll Eat You Last"
tune of "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" - YouTube parody 


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-JxVU5tTxM    sung by Jan Horvath

Friday, September 15, 2017

Salute to Tax Reform (What a Wonderful World parody)

WHAT A ONE PERCENT WORLD -
Steve Mnuchin parody-tribute on YouTube

Tax reform by  Steve Mnuchin, and his wife's infamous Twitter feed, based on the so-called "air travel scandal"


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzMi9umls0g

Many thanks to the terrific Sheree Sano for the fabulous vocal!


And if you haven't seen it already:
"I Will Survive Yom Kippur" - parody

[this parody suggested and based on info in the NY Times New York Today column "Advice for Fasting" June 21, 2017]









Sunday, June 5, 2016

Lyric to honor the New York Times ArtsBeat column


Since I'd been writing lyrics in the NY Times reader-comment section for so long, the Times asked me to write a "parody lyric" on the subject of the ArtsBeat column coming to an end after all these years.  

It's at this link, towards the end of the article; you just have to scroll down a bit:

http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2016/06/01/service-advisory-artsbeat-is-finished/




Friday, April 29, 2016