Sunday, June 26, 2016

For Gay Pride Day this weekend, and previewing July 4th next weekend

With advancement of gay rights -  a brief reprise of "I'm Still Queer"
(based on the classic "I'm Still Here" from FOLLIES)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bt40nQGc1I4


And just because it's almost the July 4 weekend: 

Once again, our John and Abigail Adams Family theme
(parodying and mashing up "The Addams Family" and "1776")
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4bUcJKIYFyw

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Here's our June-wedding love-song video rundown


Just a love song rundown in honor of June wedding time.

(To any performers, please feel free to use these in your acts or at any events if you want - just let me know how they go over if you use any of these.)




An up-tempo number from a show, which got about 30,000 views
RIGHT NEARBY - sung by Janie Smulyan (thanks to Skip Kennon for the orchestration




IS IT MUSHY TO SAY I LOVE YOU? - my music, with lyric by Hunter Prillaman, a quirky love song which somehow got over 70,000 views (I think about 30,000 of those were because a greeting card site picked it up and linked to it)


I LOOK INTO THOSE EYES (about joining of two families)

A PERECT DAY - same-sex wedding vows



And a parody "AT THE CHUPPAH" - Copacabana parody with a same-sex wedding twist









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/




Sunday, May 15, 2016

With the TSA and airport screening back in the news again

With the TSA and airport screening back in the news again this past week, we reprise our tribute to those full-body screening machines at the airport

Fly Me in the Nude (parody of Fly Me to the Moon)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gn3AcCmPL00



Friday, April 29, 2016

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Volume 2 of "21st Century Oldies" is now available




21st CENTURY OLDIES
 Volume 2:  
CLIMATE & GLOBAL WARMING,
SUNG TO THE OLDIES
  
Sing-along parody lyrics by Fred Landau
21st century current events

Sunday, December 6, 2015

If you're looking for Christmas songs to perform in your act, or just listen to:


In case you're looking for holiday songs to perform or just listen to:





Here's an original song "In The Season We Love"(sung by Jan Horvath)

For any holiday travel - our FLY ME IN THE NUDE airline scanner spoof [at 45,000 views now]

BEYONCE parody - "KRINGLE LADIES (Put 5 Golden Rings On It)" - parody sung by Leenya Rideout 


And a non-parody ballad "Another Christmas" (which somehow happily got over 40,000 views)
[It has an ad on it, I'm not sure how to by-pass the ad]


And as the blog celebrates five years, here's our look back in theater and cabaret-related parody videos:





THE CAST OF "HAIR" INVADING THE AUDIENCE 

OUR MINI-MUSICAL "A LITTLE SITE MUSIC, OR EVERY DAY A LITTLE NET" - 
sung by Jan Horvath

"Chatting is a Show's Best Friend" parody-tribute to Megan Hilty's 
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes triumph:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUa5GGeLdH8

Al Pacino’s transfer to Broadway was big box office, the producers trying to get him to extend
SHYLOCK, a parody of SKYLARK  

With Emma Stone's triumphant arrival in CABARET: our parody-tribute to Emma Stone
CABARET / GO TELL EMMA  - "Don't Tell Mama" parody

Bette on Broadway as Sue Mengers, to tune of “The Rose”

Bette Midler "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" YouTube parody 



With Hugh Jackman back on Broadway 

"I Raid My Keogh"  (tune of "I Go to Rio")



I’D RATHER A JEW – Funny Girl casting 
CABARET AND POP MUSIC CORNER

"Sir Duke" parody - Stevie Wonder tour pricing and concert seating
parody  (2nd in a series) - parody sung by Sheree Sano

"Piaf" -  postage stamp dedication, a parody of LA VIE EN ROSE  

PETULA'S HIGH-PRICED APPEARANCE AT FEINSTEIN's
TRY EATING AT SUBWAY, DARLING!