Saturday, January 17, 2009

"Baby, You'll Freeze Out There. It's Up to Your Knees Out There"

Scooter at Scooterville posted this video of Judy Garland dancing to Quincy Jones' Soul Bossanova and it truly saved my life.

Because the only way to survive temperatures that don't rise above zero for a day and a half is to listen to this song on your iPod as you walk from building to building. Take in the melody, imagine yourself wearing a ri-COCK-ulous hat like Judy's, and as you walk amongst the piles of snow, come up with a little dance. Even a a simple shoulder roll on every other downbeat will do wonders to keep your spirits up, you testicles low and your blood from freezing. 



A close second in "Saving the Life of the Incredibly Freezing Man" is this number from Grease 2 - - a movie musical so bad, it's REALLY bad, and so REALLY bad, it's good.

My ipod shuffled to this song when I was walking home a couple of days ago and I was immediately transported out of the cold and into a warm bowling alley. With Adrian Zmed. (I know...)

Here it is, a showtune about bowling. "We're Gonna Score Tonight!" Get it? Yeah, puns!



Lorna Luft's sassy spin at the 1:38 mark is hilarious. And makes me want to be her. Desperately. Which of course means that the intense cold has warped my brain. 

I need some Liza and a heat wave STAT!

13 comments:

ggymeta said...

BLAM! NOOKALOID RAW!

I want to be Peter Frechette [I mean Louis Dimucci...]

Kevin said...

I love singers who pretend to be dancers. And a fifth of scotch and it's even better.

My friends call me Mitzi said...

I tried bowlin' like that once in Topeka in the 80s. They kicked me out. But perhaps that was because I lost the grip on my ball and it crashed it the concession stand and took out the nacho cheese machine.

My friends call me Mitzi said...

(And don't think I didn't notice that headline.)

Polt said...

And just imagine, Miss Judy did all that despite the alochol and pills in her system! Now she, SHE my friend, was an entertainer!!

Frankly, Stephen, I'm somewhat surprised you don't already have a hat with a feather thing like that...

HUGS>..

Sean said...

I'm not the most knowledgeable Judy fag and had never seen this before but the music was familiar to me as the opening numbers for the Austin Powers movies - thanks for sharing!

Lance Noe said...

Grease 2 - If there is a worse musical, movie or otherwise, i am not sure i know it. I wish someone would turn it into a stage show! PRONTO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

P.S. Adrian is Fing hot! despite the hair!

cb said...

Dude... I love Grease 2 in all it's tragicness! Reproduction?? Cool Rider?? Turn back the hands of time... whoa OH!

Scooter said...

Thanks for the shout. I'm glad I could help. In fact, with a little luck, you & I could start a trend. If not with the dance....then perhaps the kicky hats.

Aaron said...

I loved when pinup boy/abysmal actor/Polyanna's brother-in-law Maxwell Caulfield was playing the piano while those girls were singing the "Brad" song, and Pamela Segal leaned into him and said "Does this song stink, or what?"

She walked away with what there was of the movie, in my opinion.

I'm also a terrible Judy fag--there's just SO much of her stuff out there that it takes a long time to be familiar with all of it AND hold down a day job! (But that makes a fun side project, doesn't it?)

Palm Springs Savant said...

Ok that Bossanova video was fab fab fab. I secretly want to be one of those dancers...

Steve said...

Was that Julie Newmar at the opening of the clip or was I wong foo-ed?

Merano said...

I actually think that the guys in Grease 2 (whatever they call the Greasers) are honestly hi-larious. Michelle Pfeiffer, however, is a different story...

Also, Adrian Zmed was a replacement Danny in both the original 1972 production of GREASE...AND the 1994 production. So when he was 20...and when he was 40. Gotta love the stunt casting.

(A Chicago-born actor, he was also in the American Premiere production of CHILDREN OF EDEN, but that's another story.)