Thursday, July 26, 2007

Mama Wanda: GLAMOROUS

Okay, y'all. Here it is.

My mother just might kill me for this. With her bare hands. Or her cast iron skillet.

But it's worth it. Absolutely worth it.

You see, one of the joys of going on vacation with my mother and my brother once a year is my brother, Jeff, introducing me to all the music "those wacky kids today" are listening to.

Cause if Garland didn't sing it at Carnegie, if Sondheim didn't write it or if Miss Dolly Parton didn't do a kick-ass bluegrass version of it, I could really give a damn about it, for the most part.

This summer, my brother introduced me to Fergie's song, GLAMOROUS.

He also introduced it to my mother.

And after hearing Mama sing her (slightly off) version of it a few times, I asked her to perform it for me one day on the beach at Hilton Head.

And I took a little video clip of it with my camera.

The result?


Mama Wanda: The Next American Idol!



11 comments:

Aaron said...

I think it's a hit!

Stephen, your mother is precious!

Stephen Rader said...

Aaron - Isn't she the cutest thing you've ever seen in your life?!??! I love her so much.

Thank the Lord she doesn't own, nor knows how to even TURN ON, a computer. She would knock me into next week for posting this one on YouTube! :)

Michael said...

I just peed a little, pood a little, and fell out of my chair simultaneously.....

Stephen Rader said...

Michael - My God, be careful! If you do that too many times, people will think you're Whitney Houston or something!!! :)

khbronson said...

OMG Stephen...I love your Mom! If she were here, we could ask her to be a surprise guest at our benefit!

Master Aaron said...

Your Mamma is PRICELESS! As soon as Wanda is old enough, we're gettin' married, Rader. Then I really WILL be your Daddy!

Stephen Rader said...

khbronson - She would be a HUGE hit at the benefit. Although, I'm not sure that anyone would believe that Sondheim wrote GLAMOROUS! :)

Master Aaron - Don't write checks with your mouth that your ass can't cash!!!

Master Aaron said...

First of all Rader, do I have an ass? I had no idea! And secondly, I'm shopping right now for my bathing suit for next summer's family vacation. After all, Wanda likes John...

Stephen Rader said...

Master Aaron - You, me, my brother, my mother and John... on vacation... in Hilton Head. I'm not sure if the state of South Carolina could handle it!!!

Dovajorth said...

Sondheim wrote "Hi, ho the glamorous life," and that's close enough.

We are LOVING Wanda!

Stephen Rader said...

dovajorth - I didn't think of that, but you're SO right! Mama Wanda Sings Sondheim via Fergie. I'm loving this!!!!