All the fake employee singing in the world could not save the Robert Hall chain
from bankruptcy a mere 4 years after this commercial aired.
Dr. David Glowacki, a Royal Society Research Fellow, has gotten quite a bit of press recently for growing "over-excited" at a performance of Handel's Messiah, which led him to start lurching from side to side, raising his hands in the air, whooping, and finally attempting to crowd-surf. At that point, other audience members forcibly ejected him from the concert.
Apparently the director of the performance had encouraged the audience to "clap or whoop when you like" before it started. And Glowacki took him at his word.
Actually, it sounds to me like Glowacki was purposefully trying to be as obnoxious as possible in order to satirize the director's attempt to get the audience more involved, because Glowacki later said, "Classical music, trying to seem cool and less stuffy, reeks of some sort of fossilised art form undergoing a midlife crisis.” [independent.ie
Listen to just the first three minutes at least of the Cackle Sisters
, and then tell me if you don't agree that contemporary C&W music needs more bird imitations and yodeling.
Let me know how long you last....
Another nice long performance here, by the artist known as Vetza.
You get to see her as well.
"Vetza is a multi-talented artist who has full control over a range of disciplines including classical instrumentation, experimental sound improvisation, voice and theater. She is an innovator representing the LA Arts community in the international art world. Vetza is an original member of the the LA Free Music Society. She is a writer, composer and so much more."
Here's the story of a fake band that had to become real.
Their big hit:
Curiously enough, when the Strangeloves were marketed in France, they somehow became connected to another contrivance: a new manufactured dance "craze" called "the Monkiss." I can't see that they ever recorded the song heard in the following video, which was really by Rocky Roberts and the Airdales (last video).
Betty gets the better of two supernatural threats.
More on the second film here.
Alouette by René Jodoin & by Norman McLaren, National Film Board of Canada
Once upon a time, before karaoke, our ancient ancestors entertained themselves thus.
Not for nothing were The Brothers Johnson
known as "Lightnin' Licks" and "Thunder Thumbs."