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November 14, 2011 4:55 PM   Subscribe

"Mama Economy" is the new Tay Zonday song.

You may remember Tay Zonday from "Chocolate Rain" or his Dr. Pepper commercial.
posted by Sticherbeast (31 comments total) 17 users marked this as a favorite

 
I enjoy Tay Zonday as much as the next guy, but this track isn't nearly as bumpin' as Chocolate Rain or Internet Dream.
posted by modernserf at 5:01 PM on November 14, 2011


15 Minute violation.
posted by Burhanistan at 5:13 PM on November 14, 2011


y'all are crazy. that was awesome.
posted by nadawi at 5:13 PM on November 14, 2011 [7 favorites]


Why does he move his face away from the mic?
posted by DU at 5:17 PM on November 14, 2011 [3 favorites]


I step away from the mic to gasp in wonderment.
posted by Admiral Haddock at 5:17 PM on November 14, 2011 [5 favorites]


Pretty amazing.
posted by Saxon Kane at 5:34 PM on November 14, 2011


Way better than anything on Lulu.
posted by naju at 5:36 PM on November 14, 2011 [3 favorites]


who let that girl wear those 'shoes'?
posted by Bohemia Mountain at 5:46 PM on November 14, 2011


#OccupyYouTube
posted by fightoplankton at 5:53 PM on November 14, 2011 [1 favorite]


Boh-Mount, that girl is an internet sensation on her own right. She's Lindsey Stirling, aka lindseystomp. You haven't lived unless you haven't heard her lambada rendition.

My main concerns are twofold. Why does Tay look disturbingly like Janet Jackson? And his hair. How did that happen?
posted by xigxag at 5:56 PM on November 14, 2011 [2 favorites]


Unlike Chocolate Rain, this song has a chorus! I enjoyed it unironically.
posted by skullhead at 6:01 PM on November 14, 2011


The Mormon violinist is amazing. lol.
posted by fightoplankton at 6:02 PM on November 14, 2011


Huh. I'm not really sure what to say exactly, It was pretty entertaining, certainly unusual but about what you would expect from Tay Zonday, I guess...
posted by delmoi at 6:11 PM on November 14, 2011


xigxag, she seems quirky and fun, but those shoes are like toilet paper sticking out of the back of your pants... ruins every outfit!
posted by Bohemia Mountain at 6:16 PM on November 14, 2011


Laughed at the Dr. Pepper commercial, enjoyed the main link to the end, but lindseystomp was quite a find. Thanks.
posted by Durn Bronzefist at 6:25 PM on November 14, 2011


Huh. I'm not really sure what to say exactly

That's ok, the important thing is that you leave a comment, any comment at all.
posted by ericost at 6:26 PM on November 14, 2011 [8 favorites]


no
posted by photoslob at 6:32 PM on November 14, 2011


I took high school choir with that guy. That is all.
posted by annekate at 6:34 PM on November 14, 2011 [5 favorites]


I liked that a lot more than I expected I would.
posted by codacorolla at 6:45 PM on November 14, 2011 [1 favorite]


I am glad to live in a world where people like him make music like that.
posted by dfan at 7:10 PM on November 14, 2011 [3 favorites]


You know the revolution won't be televised. It'll be steamed. Choc O late Ra-ain!
posted by a shrill fucking shitstripe at 7:14 PM on November 14, 2011


So, Zeitgeist as performed by Tally Hall?

Seriously, though, that was... kind of badass.
posted by regicide is good for you at 7:18 PM on November 14, 2011 [1 favorite]


The joke's gotten beyond me, I think. I thought it was "there's a guy who sounds like Barry White with a horse sitting on his chest, but he's actually a smallish nerd. And he's singing some inscrutable song that might describe a sex act involving diarrhea. And he's accompanied by a Casio keyboard in 'demo' mode."

Clearly that's only going to work once, especially after you remove the "German Cinema" theme. Is this funny because he performs with the emotional involvement of an autistic carp? Fill me in. I WANT TO BELIEVE!
posted by Mayor Curley at 7:46 PM on November 14, 2011 [1 favorite]


I like the song, and while the lyrics make sense, I would like some citations to back it up just on principle.
posted by SansPoint at 7:51 PM on November 14, 2011


YES. For me, Tay just went from sympathetic trainwreck to my new favorite artist! Clearly, he makes music to please himself, which is great. But this song has analysis, which is fucking awesome!!! I only hope he continues in this direction.
posted by ergomatic at 7:59 PM on November 14, 2011 [3 favorites]


Is this funny because he performs with the emotional involvement of an autistic carp?

It's not supposed to be funny. Did you even follow the lyrics? They're right there on the screen.
posted by ethnomethodologist at 8:09 PM on November 14, 2011 [2 favorites]


It's not supposed to be funny. Did you even follow the lyrics? They're right there on the screen.

I was suggesting that mr. Zonday's work is so lacking in artistic merit that it must be a joke presented earnestly. My apologies for not making that clear.

as for the lyrics, he's closer to Billy Ocean than Billy Bragg.
posted by Mayor Curley at 8:47 PM on November 14, 2011


wrist guards for the piano?
posted by stormpooper at 6:30 AM on November 15, 2011


Yes! What Ergomatic says!
posted by Duug at 10:19 AM on November 15, 2011


oh and that Dr Pepper ad is AWESOME!
posted by Duug at 10:22 AM on November 15, 2011


His hair looks like it was added in post. (Post being After Effects 3)
posted by donquixote at 11:13 PM on November 15, 2011


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