MIdweek Madness: A little something stupid, insipid and possibly insane
OK, Midweek Madness fans -- you ain't seen nothing yet.
I am almost sorry to unleash this one on you, because it could make your day feel quite unbalanced, and lead to some very disturbing dreams at night.
As you know, the illustrious Frank Sinatra occasionally slipped a little in the choice of musical material. One of his aesthetic plunges was ...
"Something Stupid," a duet with daughter Nancy. Their version was bad enough. But, oh, what horrors awaited when others decided to cover the insipid song.
Here's the ultimate (mis)interpretation. I don't know what I find scarier about this -- the way that the Lennon Sisters sing the words to stuffed animals; the way said sisters seem so Stepford; the tacky set (I just love the giant hotdog); or the whole, shattering reality that I've wasted nearly three minutes listening to such a wretched tune.
UPDATE: Folks with better memories of this song have pointed out some word changes, most egregiously turning "a drink or two" into "a dance or two." I guess it's easier to dance with stuffed animals than drink with them.