Friday, March 19, 2010

TGIF!

You know what I love more than a hilariously bad cover of a Journey song? A hilariously bad DIY music video set to a Journey song! Behold, and feast your eyes on this disaster, which I guarantee you probably aired during a high school's morning news "show:"




This video has everything a low-budget, DIY production should have: an unintelligible plot; a half-assed basketball game; Mountain Dew product placement; a "motivational" poster that's really designed to break your spirit and make you want to kill yourself or get hooked on the crack; and pull-ups. I can't even begin to explain what the storyline is, but I do know one thing: there's someone working harder than you.

Happy Friday, yous guys!

4 comments:

  1. I know another thing -- crying in bed, lack of energy, wandering around all day aimless and alone, social avoidance, feeling that life is just a series of disconnected events lacking any meaning... these are signs of Major Depressive Disorder. These two kids need a mental health intervention and they need it NOW!

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  2. >crying in bed, lack of energy, wandering around all day aimless and alone, social avoidance, feeling that life is just a series of disconnected events lacking any meaning...<

    You'll kick out of that once you start writing better stuff.
    As regards the video, looks like the original pitch for 'Broke Back Mountain'. Can't believe they didn't go with it...
    Glee, Pitera, Tsui, Rock of Ages (which is truly awful, on every level), various live renditions and re-records by the artist formerly known as Journey... but none of them can come close to the definitive and classic, nay, untouchable, version as delivered by...
    ex-Sumo wrestler Akebono.
    The guy who did the original though - what the hell ever happened to him?

    R

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  3. Ross--I'm watching Akebono's rendition now. In fact, it is providing the soundtrack as I write these comments. I think what makes his cover particularly hilarious is the music video. However, his version is STILL better than the Rock of Ages version, and those are all so-called professionally-trained stage performers. Sad.

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  4. I can't comment on the professionalism of the RofA crew, as my 'theatrical' studies went no further than some drama classes at my secondary school one year (taught by a guy who's claim to fame was a recurring bit part in a B-rated Scottish soap more than 30 years ago), but I can say this without fear of contradiction...
    You'll see better dramatics and theatrics in daytime t.v. soaps. In your country. And that's not a compliment.
    Some of the Rock of Agers can hold a tune, but it's all about how to 'emote' and not how to 'sing' as opposed to Glee which, although I have no time for, at least employs some half-decent and solid if not spectacular vocalists.

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