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An Open Letter To Stephen Fry
posted by juv3nal (57 comments total) 31 users marked this as a favorite

 
A better one.
posted by Xezlec at 3:34 PM on February 15, 2011 [4 favorites]


A better one? Better than this? I'm not sure that's even possible.

Wow, what a fun song. I can't wait to hear Stephen's reaction to this. (And you know it'll happen.)

Thanks for posting this! I'm completely taken.
posted by hippybear at 3:39 PM on February 15, 2011


Awwwww, Molly Lewis makes me so happy. I always get a little joy-teary when I hear her songs. Surely she has an album by now?
posted by AzzaMcKazza at 3:40 PM on February 15, 2011


Stephen has a sister, I believe, so he may not be the sole repository of Fry DNA left. He has also stated on at least one occasion that certain women have turn his head, so to speak, so it's not altogether impossible that some Fry progeny are forthcoming, somewhere down the road. My suspicion is that the BBC has a clone or two waiting in the wings.
posted by doctor_negative at 3:41 PM on February 15, 2011


Sometimes I hate youtube, other times genuinely creative people use it post fun things.

Thanks for the post.
posted by Felex at 3:41 PM on February 15, 2011


Oh sweetheart, those are knees. Knees, not hips.

(Song was adorable)
posted by boo_radley at 3:42 PM on February 15, 2011 [2 favorites]


Perhaps a little more time should've been put into the lyric "plant your genome in an infant, sir".
posted by Flunkie at 3:42 PM on February 15, 2011


A better one? Better than this? I'm not sure that's even possible.

Right after posting that, I realized that might be one of those things I'm not supposed to say. My apologies. I meant "one that I personally like a lot, lot better."
posted by Xezlec at 3:43 PM on February 15, 2011


If you like indie musicians with ukuleles, you'll also probably like Sophie Madeleine
posted by ShawnStruck at 3:43 PM on February 15, 2011


Maybe he will send her a banjo.
posted by a womble is an active kind of sloth at 3:46 PM on February 15, 2011 [10 favorites]


All the fat old gay guys are stealing our womenfolk. Stop it.
posted by Keith Talent at 3:50 PM on February 15, 2011 [3 favorites]


A better one. --- It took me three iterations to realize that it never, ever ends.
posted by crunchland at 3:50 PM on February 15, 2011 [6 favorites]


That was beautiful.
posted by homunculus at 3:56 PM on February 15, 2011


Very sweet.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 4:07 PM on February 15, 2011


I heart Molly Lewis.

Also:

Surely she has an album by now?

She does!
posted by ZsigE at 4:12 PM on February 15, 2011


Ah. Stephen Fry did respond. (not that exciting)
posted by hippybear at 4:16 PM on February 15, 2011


Had me at melodica.
posted by steef at 4:17 PM on February 15, 2011


Free Molly!
posted by bondcliff at 4:20 PM on February 15, 2011


That was the appropriate response. The man knows his twee fads.
posted by basicchannel at 4:21 PM on February 15, 2011


Her Tom Lehrer covers are also delightful.
posted by pts at 4:22 PM on February 15, 2011


I KNEW I had seen that before (A follower of Fry on Twitter) via the pretty damn cool TDash.
posted by Samizdata at 4:29 PM on February 15, 2011


Is Stephen Fry the new Ebert?
posted by crunchland at 4:34 PM on February 15, 2011


The song, and the singer, and the subject are all utterly wonderful, but nothing has ever made me so glad I use custom CSS to hide YouTube comments.
posted by Zozo at 4:44 PM on February 15, 2011


Hee. I ♥ Molly Lewis.
posted by Zed at 4:47 PM on February 15, 2011


Wow. It's like halfway Stephin Merritt and Jon Brion, but about wanting to have Stephen Fry's baby. How can you not love it?
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 4:48 PM on February 15, 2011


Ebert is the new Ebert.
posted by maryr at 6:16 PM on February 15, 2011 [1 favorite]


Don't forget Molly's awesome Halloween pop covers: California Gurls/Tik Tok and Poker Face.
posted by Strange Interlude at 6:17 PM on February 15, 2011


Is Stephen Fry the new Ebert?

Ebert is the new Ebert

Stephen Fry is Barrack Obama's new bicycle.
posted by device55 at 6:21 PM on February 15, 2011


After I read Fat Chance, my opinion of Stephen Fry went rapidly downhill. Charming, erudite, intellectual, but...
posted by felix at 6:25 PM on February 15, 2011


Barack Obama needs a bicycle like Stephen Fry needs a fish.

Wait. Now I'm confused.
posted by maryr at 7:12 PM on February 15, 2011


After I read Fat Chance, my opinion of Stephen Fry went rapidly downhill. Charming, erudite, intellectual, but...

For what it's worth, Fry says he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder a week he abandoned Cell Mates.
posted by WalterMitty at 7:18 PM on February 15, 2011 [1 favorite]


Somewhat more detailed response, as relayed by mefi's own asavage,
(via waxy)
posted by jpdoane at 7:27 PM on February 15, 2011 [1 favorite]


Aw, sweet.
posted by Ahab at 7:44 PM on February 15, 2011


Her ukulele cover of Britney Spears' Toxic is my favorite YouTube vid of all time.
posted by apparently at 8:21 PM on February 15, 2011


I clicked like despite the ukulele.
posted by chairface at 9:00 PM on February 15, 2011


This made my day.
posted by you're a kitty! at 11:00 PM on February 15, 2011


Fun and also sort of creepy; thanks for posting it.
posted by LobsterMitten at 11:07 PM on February 15, 2011


Loves it.

Maybe he will send her a banjo.

After looking up all the disambiguation of the word banjo, I still don't get it. Somebody explain please?
posted by Sallysings at 11:34 PM on February 15, 2011


Wow, love her! In a non-creeper-fan sort of way, of course. She is cute as a bug, though.
posted by Xoebe at 11:37 PM on February 15, 2011 [1 favorite]


"Banjo" explained.
posted by hades at 12:44 AM on February 16, 2011 [2 favorites]


Don't do it, Molly! The child will be a thief and a jailbird!
posted by Decani at 5:11 AM on February 16, 2011 [1 favorite]


I came for a quirky song. I got that and a lot more (I especially like those pop covers).
jpdoane: "Somewhat more detailed response, as relayed by mefi's own asavage,
(via waxy)"
I think my new goal in life is to do something so great that I get an email from Adam Savage relaying something from Stephen Fry.
posted by Memo at 6:40 AM on February 16, 2011 [10 favorites]


I am not normally a fan of cute girls playing ukulele on Youtube. And, while I like Stephen Fry okay, I am not a normally a fan of the sort of fandom he seems to inspire in some circles. And yet, I like this.
posted by ManInSuit at 6:41 AM on February 16, 2011


I am not normally a fan of cute girls playing ukulele on Youtube.

Huh, that's one of the few things that can pierce my shriveled heart's cold black shell. That, and songs from Newsies.

I like her cover of "Pokerface." I am slightly dismayed at her using those crappy headphones from Urban Outfitters, but she seems to be doing fine.
posted by Maaik at 8:32 AM on February 16, 2011


I desperately want her to make a duet with Jonathan Coulton. Pleeease universe?
posted by Kickdrum at 4:10 PM on February 16, 2011


I desperately want her to make a duet with Jonathan Coulton. Pleeease universe?
There are a couple on her blog (both, unfortunately of the same song).
posted by juv3nal at 5:22 PM on February 16, 2011 [2 favorites]


Will a quartet including Paul and Storm suffice?

Tom Cruise Crazy

My Monkey

Fingertips

Baby Got Back
posted by Errant at 5:31 PM on February 16, 2011 [1 favorite]


Update: apparently she gets to go to Harvard and play the song for Stephen Fry at an event next week at which he is being honored by the the Harvard Secular Society. Her blog has the announcement (OMIGOD OMIGOD OMIGOD OMIGOD)
posted by mmahaffie at 4:59 PM on February 19, 2011


Is her boyfriend to come too?
posted by Namlit at 11:10 AM on February 20, 2011


Molly performed this at the Seattle iteration of w00tstock before she'd actually completed it, a feat that convinced me that her creative audacity knows no bounds. She is utterly fantastic.
posted by fairytale of los angeles at 4:10 PM on February 20, 2011


K Records style Olympia-twee is back, then, I suppose.
posted by Joseph Gurl at 6:23 PM on February 20, 2011


Here's to the hope that the egg gets fertilized on the first try.
posted by crunchland at 7:41 PM on February 20, 2011


...on the first fry (keep it classy, mate)
posted by Namlit at 12:35 AM on February 21, 2011


The happy couple(?)
posted by juv3nal at 8:54 PM on February 22, 2011


...and video of the performance.
posted by juv3nal at 11:09 AM on February 24, 2011


Whoa, is that a Les Paul ukulele? I had no idea such a thing existed. Cool!
posted by jpdoane at 11:39 AM on February 24, 2011


Better audio quality
posted by juv3nal at 12:25 PM on March 10, 2011


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