Monday, November 29, 2010

Cher parody - parody of Gypsies Tramps & Thieves

Cher parody - as she opens in BURLESQUE, Cher's been talking about the surprise of the aches and pains of middle age, but also stays modern with being an active computer communicator with her fans

Thursday, November 18, 2010

FLY ME IN THE NUDE update: Airline full-body scanner video: not technically viral, but over 30,000

I'd promised myself this blog wouldn't be mainly about quantity of viewer numbers, but this video is attracting more new people to this blog than all the new recent ones this month, so I hope it's not annoying to old friends that I'm quickly referencing/plugging it again.  (If you've seen it, it's the same one you already saw.)

FLY ME IN THE NUDE - but it's totally suitable for work, G-rated, contains no nudity

Draft of "Chrysanthemum Tea Party" video

Posted this (it's still kind of a draft, unlisted but accessible from here) after seeing Brandy lose to Bristol Palin on "Dancing with the Stars" on Tuesday night, and then the next day seeing reports about an outgoing Rep asking Nancy Pelosi to step aside as Democratic House leader AND Sarah Palin's intimation that she could beat Pres. Obama.

Chrysanthemeum Tea Party Overtures - tune of Stephen Sondheim's CHRYSANTHEMUM TEA

Monday, November 15, 2010

The Wasserstein Prize - now that they're reconsidering, hope it's OK to parody about it!

Here's my parody video take on this, with a hypothetical young female playwright facing being told that no under-32 female playwrights are good enough, and spilling her angst over this into her first play.  :) 

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Airline "nude" scanners are back in the news - brought this (G-rated) one past 25,000 views

"Fly Me In The Nude" - going though the full-body scanners at Newark Airport.  
I'd tried for a visual equivalent to make (very affectionate) fun of what Twyla Tharp did with movement in her Broadway - and now Vegas - Sinatra show, and the video part came out a little too simple for some of the commenters - the visual may not have totally worked, but the parody song has gotten nice reaction!!


"Another Christmas" my post-Christmas blues song (not a parody)
written several years back passed 40,000 views pretty recently

This one's 2009 news, but people are still finding and watching the  
"Appalachian Trail" video
Gov. Mark Sanford CAROLINA parody - it recently passed 133,000

Friday, November 12, 2010

A regional parody-tribute: to the Arena Stage's contemporary take on OKLAHOMA

We're fans in our household of what the Arena Stage strives for and what it accomplishes, so here's a Regional Parody-Tribute - 
Parody-tribute of "Kansas City" from OKLAHOMA

Thanks if you have time to watch (it's about 2 minutes)

Monday, November 1, 2010

Finally found out the simple trick to doing video groupings on YouTube

A varied selection (about 8 songs) of my original non-parody theater songs on YouTube
I finally figured out the simple way to make these groupings on YouTube.  (You just put a unique set of words into the video descriptive info.)  Thanks for whatever you have time to listen to!