Friday, September 6, 2019

Our Countdown to Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur!

"Put Your Pain In the Hands of a Jew" - music by Skip Kennon, lyrics by Fred Landau
sung by Neal Mayer.
Skip and I write this to submit for a show that had been described as "jokes used as Jewish novocaine" - the show dropped that concept, and did very well as show for having made that change, but recording this was great fun, looking back!

"I Will Survive" parody lyric by Fred Landau - "I'll be Inscribed":
sungby  Jan Horvath

"Bat out of Hell" parody by Fred Landau and Jan Horvath
 parody set to Jim Steinman's classic  "It's All Coming Back to Me"

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Updated - an online try at "Moulin Huge!" as "Moulin Rouge" get closer.

Updated - an online try  to be to "Moulin Rouge" what "Spamilton" is to "Hamilton"

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

Lady Marmalade PARODY - Southern Brooklyn's Trump Village Theater Party visits Moulin Rouge - ("Really Gonna Earn a Lot")

Vocal by Sheree Sano. Parody lyrics by Fred Landau

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”
Encouraging saving your energy for spreading word online

(Moulin Rouge song: Single Ladies - Put a Ring On It)
[a holiday party - think Turkey Lurkey Time for the Moulin Huge office staff]`

(Moulin Rouge song: Rolling in the Deep #2) 
- the pain caused by the photoshopped Vogue cover

(Moulin Rouge song: I Wanna Dance With Somebody) 
- The casting people are also worried about other projects, like finding  a co-star for their  Broadway "The Bodyguard"

SHE’S CALLING ME A CREEP  - audio with words on screen
(Moulin Rouge song:  audio of second Rolling in the Deep parody- emotional plea for understanding by Adele's ex) 
- Adele's ex auditions for the Moulin Huge, but worries that  his reputation may have preceded him

[updating regularly, but performance rights  temporarily unavailable due to a theater lawyer's oppressive surprise copyright!) 

Sunday, May 12, 2019

A Mothers Day tribute and also updating last month's Sheree Sano tribute

Theater title lookback for Mother's Day:
The devoted son who thought "The Mother With the Hat" was a perfect show to see with his Mom


In honor of Sheree Sano having just won her  second MAC Award, I reminisced  about some of the parody and tribute recordings she's done with me.

What a One-Percent World
Tune of:  What a Wonderful World

Chatting Is a Show’s Best Friend
Tune of:  Diamonds Are a Girls Best Friend

PCs, Apps and Tweets
Tune of:  Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves

Tune of: Sir Duke

Go Tell Emma (Emma Stone tribute)
Tune of:  Don’t Tell Mama

Try Eating at Subway, Darling
Tune of:  Don’t Sleep in the Subway 
On the political end - we reprise our FALL 2010 “Chrysanthemum Tea Party Overtures,” with a vocal and music production  created by Sheree  reflecting the Tea Party politics of that mid-term election year– 

At 2:32 here - I get to duet with Sheree on non-parody song “Finale to Family Music”  (co-written by Marian Weiner &Fred Landau)

A parody-tribute to the March 2019 Lincoln Center 
"Camelot" benefit tickets, and to Lin-Manuel Miranda as King Arthur

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 

Part 2- slightly less-P.C. "Flying with this Loon" - After boarding the plane, Frank heroically helps deck a suspicious character.

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.

Monday, June 18, 2018

The poster and program for "The Last Starfighter" at SecondStory Repertory

The poster for our musical "The Last Starfighter"

I just flew back from Seattle after the last rehearsal and then the first performance the other night!

photo with program just above (thanks, Allan at the showsiveseen-dot-com site)

More info on the theater is at

Friday, September 15, 2017

Salute to Tax Reform (What a Wonderful World parody)

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"

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: