By Frisco Rosso
Fancy a chortle?
Last night, after escaping the crapfest that was on TV, I discovered something that puts the current US presidential election and general state of contemporary music into perspective.
Bad Lip Reading (BLR) is the brainchild of an anonymous American producer with too much time on his/her hands and so, as anyone who’s read anything I’ve written will understand, I felt immediate empathy with this form of creative time-wasting and pointlessness.
BLR lampoons the speeches and dialogue of some of the world’s most prominent individuals through simple overdub, but the attention to lip sync detail is impressive with some hilarious results.
To fully appreciate BLR’s work you need to be mentally irregular with a warped sense of humour. Still, in many respects BLR’s overdubbed discourse makes as much if not more sense in than the original speaker intended.
So, if you’re a campaign coordinator or record producer, now is the time to look away. For the rest, here’s a mini-patter of BLR’s multiple efforts to get you started.
Check out the rest and enjoy soon before someone gets upset and has BLR identified and confined to a lifetime of waterboarding.
Mitt Romney campaign trail – http://www.youtube.com/user/BadLipReading?feature=watch
James Blunt – Beard with Glue – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKjn2_Ina5o&feature=relmfu
Gotye – Kicked Your Monkey http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YcQfiYUXrtI&list=UU67f2Qf7FYhtoUIF4Sf29cA&index=10&feature=plcp
Barack Obama – Trick the Bridesmaid – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ehYoIKTsiV0
Michelle Bachmann – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LFB6LQ1-WKU&feature=relmfu
With more tension than your mother’s suspension, I am Frisco Rosso. I’m likely to deliver a few lines worth at any given moment regarding film, music, sport, books and anything morally unsound that strikes a blow between the eyes in the name of entertainment.