November 10th, 2006
|12:37 am - YouTube Rodeo Roundup|
Gentlemen, we have achieved awesomeness: A young man who can not play any musical instrument whatsoever composes a little tune.
And now we're gonna get totally wicked with
and, imagine if you will, this next Dschinghis Khan clip as a Christopher Guest movie. Starring Parker Posey and Jane Lynch as the ladies, and Christopher Guest, Michael McKean and Harry Shearer as the fellows.
EDIT: Oh cripes, there's a cowboy-themed number here too. DESPERADO, WHY DON'T YOU COME TO YOUR SENSES?
Man, all of them could do the Half-Assed Cossack Dance but they only saved it until right at the end? That's some top-shelf showmanship right there.
Hey, it was Eurovision and that was their secret weapon! They had to save it for their showstopping big finish!
If you poke around the related YouTube links for the Moskau video, you'll find a version performed by four teenage boys for what looks like a school project.
It starts out kinda slow and boring, you know, four gawky-looking teens nervously shuffling back and forth to the music, but then all of a sudden it's as if someone turns the "awesome" switch on and the kids nail every single dance step. Including the Half-Assed Cossack Dance and the Side-To-Side-Jump.
I was impressed, but it took a moment or two.
That's nice, but my heart (youtubely speaking) belongs to the dude in the gold vest that sings Solla Solla Enna Perumai.
It's totally not the holidays until someone busts out the Dschinghis Khan.
Have you noticed that every year it seems Dschinghis Khan shows up earlier and earlier? Used to be you wouldn't hear "Moskau" until Thanksgiving at least. Soon they'll be up to their old tricks right after Labor Day.
Them's some tight pants on the girl in the Pistolero video. Signs of Western decadence in Glorious Peoples' Videos of Musics!
Also, I could swear that, in the Moskau video, the Russian lady I used to work with at my old job is secretly the woman in red with big gold epaulets the size of schnauzers--not just because she was Russian, though; the resemblance is absolutely uncanny.
In casting the Moskau video, we gave the role of Epaulet Lady to Maggie Gyllenhaal. The dude in black is totally an Alan, either Cumming or Rickman, you pick; the green guy can be none other than Jack Black, and a fully shaved Terence Stamp, fresh from his role as General Zod in Superman, as the bald dude.
The woman in yellow, uh, she's just an extra from Central Casting.