Allee Willis’ Kitsch O’ The Day – “Rainy Days And Thursdays”, Ultimate Karaoke Performance

rainy-days-mondays

A more appropriate title for this ultimate kitsch rendition of The Carpenters legendary “Rainy Days And Mondays” is “Raining Or Not, I Can’t Find the Key”. The problem with the stupefyingly scale-jumping Leo isn’t his voice so much as his ears. He slips over and under keys faster than a greased cat, consistent in his own musical universe thousands of miles beneath the melody only to rise like a phoenix into an entirely different melodic universe drenched in its own never-before-heard key. To be fair, there are actually two bars where Leo sings in the right key. Unfortunately they don’t follow each other.

I love when Leo gazes into the camera at 2:08 and then closes his eyes and FEELS the song even more. I love how his mouth gapes open at 2:07 and remains in a state of quivering preparedness waiting for the lyric to appear until 2:11 when he finally switches to spectacular nose wipe choreography during the instrumental. I love that all of this is performed in a “Jesus Loves You” t-shirt. Perhaps so, Leo, but I wish he loved you enough to include a check for vocal lessons.


Categories: bad art, Kitsch, Kitsch O' The Day, Music, People, Self expression

Tags: , , ,



Share this page.   Subscribe to the blog.
  
 

Creative Commons License
Protected under a Creative Commons license

One Comment

  • James Grissom says:

    For a brief moment when I was twelve, I joined a football team. No, really. I share this only because my team of intramural bonding was every bit as excruciating and bewildering as this vocal performance.

    Say this for me: When I scream in pain or humiliation, I match pitch.

Leave a Reply