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(Wimp)   ♫ But every song's like, gold crown, bald head, trippin' on the clown shoes; ♪ Red nose, black trim, facepaint full of gloom; We don't care, we're driving clown cars in our dreams. ♫   (wimp.com) divider line 41
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2013-11-15 07:44:31 PM
Whoa.
 
2013-11-15 07:48:03 PM
xaharts.org
 
2013-11-15 08:51:35 PM
Lost it when he started honking his fops
 
2013-11-15 10:32:37 PM
I've got a fop he can honk
 
2013-11-15 11:15:02 PM
img.fark.net
So this clown singing a song is actually what you people are talking about? I mean, it's ok. Why is this better than other things though?
 
2013-11-15 11:29:53 PM

Vortex Dweller: [img.fark.net image 559x314]
So this clown singing a song is actually what you people are talking about? I mean, it's ok. Why is this better than other things though?


Way to get everything except the piano player and the true height of the clown in the picture
 
2013-11-15 11:30:00 PM
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2013-11-15 11:31:13 PM

libranoelrose: Vortex Dweller: [img.fark.net image 559x314]
So this clown singing a song is actually what you people are talking about? I mean, it's ok. Why is this better than other things though?

Way to get everything except the piano player and the true height of the clown in the picture


You can google puddles pity party and see other videos.  The guy has to be 7 feet tall.
 
2013-11-15 11:44:54 PM

libranoelrose: Way to get everything except the piano player and the true height of the clown in the picture


Thanks. I've really been working on drunken screengrabs.

doyner: You can google puddles pity party and see other videos.  The guy has to be 7 feet tall.


I was just making sure the link hadn't redirected or whatever. I'll check 'em out because, hey, boredish.
 
2013-11-16 12:23:06 AM

Vortex Dweller: [img.fark.net image 559x314]
So this clown singing a song is actually what you people are talking about? I mean, it's ok. Why is this better than other things though?


25.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-11-16 12:37:48 AM

Vortex Dweller: drunken screengrabs.


Try to pay attention because there are often lamps set down gracefully
 
2013-11-16 12:39:54 AM

libranoelrose: Vortex Dweller: drunken screengrabs.

Try to pay attention because there are often lamps set down gracefully


img.fark.net
 
2013-11-16 12:41:32 AM
Why isn't this green, dammit?
 
2013-11-16 12:45:46 AM

southernbelladonna: Why isn't this green, dammit?


encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com
 
2013-11-16 12:47:51 AM

southernbelladonna: Why isn't this green, dammit?


:D
 
2013-11-16 12:48:22 AM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-11-16 12:49:06 AM

Vortex Dweller: southernbelladonna: Why isn't this green, dammit?

:D


Oh hai!
 
2013-11-16 12:49:46 AM
i.imgur.com

Just keep tripping, just keep tripping, just keep tripping...
 
2013-11-16 12:50:42 AM
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2013-11-16 12:52:41 AM
i.imgur.com

Dreams?
 
2013-11-16 12:53:55 AM

southernbelladonna: [i.imgur.com image 850x566]

Dreams?


Moar your speed:
500motivators.com
 
2013-11-16 01:04:37 AM

doyner: southernbelladonna: [i.imgur.com image 850x566]

Dreams?

Moar your speed:
[500motivators.com image 478x598]


www.youknowit.com
 
2013-11-16 12:31:49 PM
Your vote counts. Green.
 
2013-11-16 01:48:17 PM

DoctorCal: Your vote counts. Green.


chimpmania.com
 
2013-11-16 01:50:32 PM
That word. Wrong definition.
 
2013-11-16 02:04:18 PM
http://www.postmodernjukebox.com/2013/11/03/meet-puddles-the-7-ft-sad - clown-with-the-golden-voice/

Puddles the Clown (of Puddles Pity Party) is actually Big Mike Geier, an amazing vocalist, bandleader, and performance artist from Atlanta.  I first witnessed his "Puddles" character from onstage at the Manderley Bar in New York City, having previously been informed that I would be accompanying a 7 ft singing clown.  His act was incredible:  some highlights included Puddles' intentionally awkward start (he wandered around, latern in hand, and then stood onstage for five minutes completely silent and motionless before starting), his non-use of clowning props (he brought out a giant flower and a series of nested suitcases, but did nothing with them), and his manner of connecting with the audience (at one point, towering over a girl that was nervously texting and singing glorious baritone high notes directly at her from above).  Above all, the idea of a giant, lonely, clown with an amazing singing voice struck me as simple yet brilliant performance art.

I knew right away that this character was too amazing NOT to feature in a video.

The song choice was easy for this one:   I had enjoyed hearing Lorde's song, "Royals," on the radio, and it seems serendipitous that Puddles wore a crown on his head as part of his costume.  Besides, what better way to really flesh out the on-the-outside-looking-in -ness of the song's lyrics than to have them sung by a giant sad clown?

Style-wise, I took advantage of Big Mike's natural Tom Jones-esque vocal style and arranged the tune in the style of an epic 70′s piano driven ballad, with just a hit of James Bond.  Our bassist, Adam, bowed the bass notes - he often gets mistaken for playing a 'giant cello,' anyway - and Allan held down a funky eight note groove on drums.  I also recruited Robyn and another talented vocalist, Cristina Gatti, to do backup vocals  (note: both of them are actually of average height; Puddles is really that tall).  It was a pretty perfect Halloween video, if I do say so myself.  Well, except for the fact that there wasn't room for me in the frame...I need a bigger living room...

Apparently, the internet agreed.  The video shot to the front page of Reddit,  and, the next day, to the front page of YouTube.  The Huffington Post was the first major news outlet to feature it, and many other viral news blogs ran with it soon after.  The Puddles Pity Party Facebook page is now being updated to accommodate the influx of new fans.

For those that would like to see a chord chart for my arrangement of "Royals," I've provided one:

...

Much of it was kept pretty close to the original chords, but I modified the chorus to include chord changes that were more evocative of a 70′s James Bond theme, in keeping with the "Tom Jones" vibe.  I also threw in a whole step modulation at the end, so that Puddles could show off some high notes.  The last measure includes a "Clown Abruptly Leaves" directive, which really ties it all together, IMO.
If you'd like to purchase the MP3 of this track, it's available on iTunes and on my Bandcamp.
Happy Halloween from Scott Bradlee & Postmodern Jukebox!
-SCB
 
2013-11-16 03:44:18 PM
By the way, if anyone wants to watch the original Youtube link that MIMP stole: Link
 
2013-11-16 03:46:54 PM

HotWingAgenda: Youtube link that WIMP stole


FTFM
 
2013-11-16 04:01:12 PM
Very slick.
 
2013-11-16 05:04:28 PM

HotWingAgenda: HotWingAgenda: Youtube link that WIMP stole

FTFM


And WIMP even had a link to the originator's site right below the video.  Those.  Farking.  THIEVES!

/you should hear about this site called fark and all the shiat they "steal"
 
2013-11-16 05:37:15 PM
Impressive.
 
2013-11-16 06:01:33 PM
....that was damn good. Weird, but damn good.
 
2013-11-16 06:15:31 PM

libranoelrose: Lost it when he started honking his fops


i.imgur.com
 
2013-11-16 09:29:10 PM
 
2013-11-17 12:28:09 AM
I for one, welcome this new Clown Overlord.


The man can perform. I love watching his expressions.
 
2013-11-17 12:45:32 AM
someone post a link to the original so i can get why this is awesome?
 
2013-11-17 01:29:59 AM

Klaumbaz: someone post a link to the original so i can get why this is awesome?


This is miles better than the original.  I've been listening to it for weeks.  Earworm.
 
2013-11-17 02:55:14 AM

Klaumbaz: someone post a link to the original so i can get why this is awesome?


Because singing clown

Link / Link
 
2013-11-17 11:39:35 AM
When the video starts I'm like "meh" then the clown starts singing and I'm all "woah"! This dude can sing!! Very nice subby!
 
2013-11-17 02:42:18 PM

libranoelrose: libranoelrose: Lost it when he started honking his fops

[i.imgur.com image 200x260]


Follow your dreams.
 
2013-11-17 10:40:01 PM

lewismarktwo: Klaumbaz: someone post a link to the original so i can get why this is awesome?

This is miles better than the original.  I've been listening to it for weeks.  Earworm.


Um, this..

This clown ear worm has been in my head for weeks now. I'm ready to welcome the ear worm onslaught of Christmas songs just to exorcise it. GET THE CLOWN OUT OF MY HEAD!
 
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