I’ve heard that you write your songs very, very quickly. And I’ve brought some words along and hoped that you could put some music to them. Would you do that?
After a quick facepalm, Elton asks him what the lyrics are. To which Grant replies…
Um, well, it’s from… It’s the… It’s the instructions from my oven.
The crowd erupts in laughter and Elton agrees to give it a go. After starting slowly, he finds his stride — as if the music were already latent in the dry prose of the manual — and by the end the improvised song is a virtual masterpiece…
Usually when an artist covers a song, it’s a tribute to an older musician, someone who came before. But sometimes the elder statesmen and women of pop music tip their hats to the new generation by singing the songs of their juniors.
In this case, we get to hear the Queen of Soul herself singing Adele’s biggest hit…
It turns out that they are full of terrifying ghouls and goblins…if you hold mirrors up to them in the right spots. And photographer Elido Turco is an expert in finding where on a tree these hair-raisingly awesome faces will emerge.
For a series entitled “Dream Creatures,” he photographed trees during his walks in the woods, and then mirrored the photos on his computer bringing the trees to life — fascinatingly frightening life.
If you want to see incredible skill and dedication despite severe physical limitations, look no further than artis Paul Smith.
As a child he was diagnosed with severe spastic cerebral palsy — but that never kept him from pursuing his love of art. Although Paul’s condition made him unable to hold a paintbrush or pen, or even speak and eat, he became a phenomenon in the art world.
How? By creating beautiful images…with a typewriter.
Paul used both hands to create his art—the left to steady the right, which pressed the keys. And since he wasn’t able to press two at once, he locked the shift key down and created his art using only 10 characters…
Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader join a Denver morning news show to talk about their new movie, but their interviewer hasn’t seen it yet. This might not have been completely obvious…except that he asked about doing the nude scene — a scene which, in fact, does not exist.
It is as awkward as any other interview foible, but the three of them play it off very amicably. This is plenty embarrassing for the interviewer, but because the video is going viral, he clearly did his job — the movie is being promoted far more for his complete failure than if everything had gone smoothly.
Usually, song lyrics don’t stand alone as poems to be simply read aloud without music, let alone read silently from a page. But what if some of our favorite lyrics (or at least some incredibly famous lyrics) were re-imagined as renaissance-era sonnets?
Everyone knows that if you jump out of the stands at a sporting event and run onto the field, you’re going to get tackled and hauled off. Usually the tackling is done by security, but in this case Ohio State’s strength and conditioning coach got to the trespasser first.
And he was not happy that someone was interrupting his playtime.
It will come as no surprise that you don’t want to confront a man whose only job is to make big, scary men better at knocking over other big, scary men…