Unfortunately, I can’t figure out how to embed this on a WordPress page, but here’s what you have to know.
It’s the official
music video from Bob Dylan for “ Like a Rolling Stone.” Yeah, I know, the song’s almost 50 years old. But this video is new and is an amazing interactive experience.
You’re sent to a television screen, complete with multiple channels. Flip the channels, and everyone is
lip syncing the song. On ESPN, on the History Channel, on “The Price is Right,” in movies. On a Food Channel. There’s even a channel with a young Bob Dylan.
Or you can watch the whole thing on one channel.
It is definitely one of the most amazing things you’re every going to see on the Internet.
Fun with guitar. This is very impressive, though in some sections he does knock off the easiest part of the song. But the easiest part happens to be the part people recognize.
I had a major dental procedure a couple of days ago. And, I’ve been listening to
So this music video is appropriate:
Susan Boyle and the “ Britain’s Got Talent” surprise of 2009?
Well, the Netherlands has the same show, called “
Holland‘s Got Talent,” and 9-year-old Amira Willighagen pulled this off:
She says she taught herself to sing by watching YouTube lessons.
Ladies and gentlemen, the Susan Boyle of 2013.
Oh, and don’t forget, “America’s Got Talent,” too. This happened in 2010. Her name is
Jackie Evancho, and she was 10 years old at the time and the star of that season:
They went all out for this one last year in the
Kennedy Center tribute to Led Zeppelin. Heart. Full choir. Full orchestra. A really moving tribute.
But listen to the original and see how four guys did it by themselves: simpler and better.
National Portrait Gallery in Washington is currently hosting an exhibit called “ Dancing the Dream,” which explores the relationship between the art of dance and the evolution of a modern American identity.
And since evolution is involved, it has to include this:
Jimmy Fallon/Michelle Obama bit shows up as a QR code in one of the exhibit rooms, but there are posters, photos, paintings and videos of legendary dancers from the 19th to the 21st centuries. Dance forms range from ballet to ballroom and modern dance to video choreography. There are video clips from “West Side Story” and “ The Firebird” ballet.
The clips include the last part of this
Nicholas Brothers dance routine from the 1943 movie “ Stormy Weather“:
You should have heard the groans (of admiration and the idea of torn hamstrings) as this clip played in the gallery. When you see the Nicholas Brothers in action, the dancing in “
Saturday Night Fever” or “ Michael Jackson’s Thriller” (which are also on display) seem as challenging as “Mom Dancing.”
(And by the way: Thank goodness the government shutdown is over. This exhibit was closed because of it.)
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Tagged Dance, Dancing the Dream, Jimmy Fallon, Michael Jackson, Nicholas Brothers, Saturday Night Fever, Stormy Weather |
If you’ve seen the movie “
Gravity,” you probably walked out at the end saying, “Well, that’s Sandra Bullock’s second Oscar.”
What you don’t know is that Sandra Bullock can (in the kids’ vernacular) throw down the beats. Here she is on a British chat show bringing back a rap classic:
And while we’re at it on movie stars’ doubling as
rappers, here’s Anna Kendrick, from “ Pitch Perfect,” with Dr. Dre‘s “ No Diggity“:
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Tagged Academy Award, Anna Kendrick, Dr. Dre, Gravity, Pitch Perfect, Rapper's Delight, Sandra Bullock, Sugarhill Gang |
Wow. My last few posts have been pretty morbid.
Time for a change of pace:
Katy Perry makes you smile.
(Hey. It could have been
If this is the end, I think I’ll stick around. Apparently, this is going to be in 3-D. I don’t think I could handle that.