I was meaning to blog this when it happened a couple weeks ago. I was unduly pleased to receive a celebrity Twitter “favorite” to a smart-ass retweet:
One of things I love about this exchange is that Micheal McDonald’s Twitter bio clearly indicates he is aware of the wonderful no-budget web series Yacht Rock, and he seems willing to roll with the occasional joke. (BTW, if you have not seen Yacht Rock, do check out episodes 1-5, 8 and 11… The other ones are for fanatics only.)
You can listen to a recent interview by WFMU DJ Nat Roe with Yacht Rock co-founder JD Ryznar, looking back on an underground video cult sensation.
And if you are still wondering what Yacht Rock even is, here’s a definition from smooth music DJs Captain Jack and Summer Breeze, from their much loved DS106 Radio show “Daiquiris on the Dock” (currently on hiatus):
Anyhow, I’m prodded to post by the following video, a short film inspired by the 70’s KISS ballad “Beth”, that literally had me laughing out loud. Seems to me, it takes the Yacht Rock formula and applies high end production values:
BETH from anonymous content on Vimeo.
Though honestly, for sheer delirious egomaniacal excess, it’s impossible to top the original video.