Sunday, September 28, 2008

The Katharine Jefferts Schori Song

There's this woman ... I can't stop thinking about her. The kooky things she does just drive me crazy! I know I must seem a little obsessed and all. In fact, I just made a video about her:

One of the things that makes these projects fun for me it to set up constraints for myself within which I agree to work. In this case, I set up as an Objective Function (which I tried to maximize) the number of words I was able to keep from the original song (Motorcycle Irene, by Skip Spence of Moby Grape).

Here are the lyrics I ended up using, with Skip's original words highlighted in purple. By my count, fully 40% of the lyrics are intact from the original song!


bob said...

Soon to be the Offertory at the next U-2-charist in a diocese near you...
What alot of talent you have. It's so hard to parody something that's already so ridiculous.

Anglican Beach Party said...

Thanks for the kind words, bob!

I have another song in mind to (God willing) record this week or else on the weekend.


Orgel56 said...

Hysterical!!! Where on earth did you come up with the San J poster???

Anglican Beach Party said...

orgel56 ... I ... umm ... borrowed it ... from here.

I wish I knew who made that blog (which hasn't been updated in a while, though). I'd like to shake his/her hand!