Musical Genius and Sex Symbol
March 23, 2013 7:05 AM   Subscribe

Earl Okin performs My Room for an audience of appreciative ladies (SLYT).
posted by MegoSteve (15 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
Syncopated seduction.
posted by Increase at 7:18 AM on March 23, 2013

That man has spats of steel.

Why was the audience all appreciative ladies? Do they like the anchorman?
posted by carsonb at 7:25 AM on March 23, 2013

Awesome. Love the double entendres and the trumpet. "Yes, I'm feeling horny tonight."
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 8:00 AM on March 23, 2013

The glasses were hilarious. But yeah, why was the audience not only all appreciative ladies but also only young and attractive ladies?
posted by HotToddy at 8:04 AM on March 23, 2013

Love the double entendres and the trumpet. "Yes, I'm feeling horny tonight."

I played baritone saxophone for years and thus sat in front of trombonists during that time, in jazz and concert bands. Lemme tell you... just imagine, sitting in front of a row of hyped-up middle-school 'boners playing with their 'bone lube and spit valves talkin' about how horny the song they just played was. Sigh. (An amused sigh, not critical. We giggled ourselves into side splits many a time.)
posted by fraula at 8:15 AM on March 23, 2013 [2 favorites]

I didn't know that Henry Kissinger could sing.
posted by HuronBob at 8:21 AM on March 23, 2013 [8 favorites]

What interests me about this is that, beyond the visuals (how Earl Okin looks and the funny faces he's making) and the laughter, there really isn't much difference between this song and something by John Mayer. It wouldn't surprise me at all to hear the song as the background to some perfume, makeup, or fashion commercial with sexy people flouncing around.
posted by MegoSteve at 10:08 AM on March 23, 2013

Dowagers and prima donnas flounce - sexy people sashay.
posted by Greg_Ace at 10:15 AM on March 23, 2013 [2 favorites]

This is so... lookist. On behalf of aging, non-underwear-model-looking men everywhere I am deeply, deeply offended...
posted by twsf at 10:29 AM on March 23, 2013

Earl is a terrific entertainer, in a variety of styles, and has been for a long time. It's a crime that's been too off-beat to make a major success. He's best known for the comedy bits, but he's one of the best non-Brazilian interpreters of Bossa Nova who ever lived. His first record, "Yellow Petals", was a lovely bit of light pop made in Abbey Road with one of the Beatles's engineers (Ken Scott?). He's also one of the best people to talk to if you're interested in old-time opera singing on 78s.
posted by Fnarf at 10:29 AM on March 23, 2013 [2 favorites]

He's been doing this sultry jazzy/bluesy act for quite awhile. Here he is in the 80's singing about his mango.
posted by CrunchyFrog at 10:35 AM on March 23, 2013 [2 favorites]

A regular at the Edinburgh Festival, very, very good indeed.
posted by epo at 10:47 AM on March 23, 2013

Man, that is a really beefy anchor.
posted by dismas at 11:00 AM on March 23, 2013

I remember Earl as a fixture on the London alt-cabaret scene in the mid-80s, with an act several degrees more subtle and charming than anything else you were likely to see that night. Delighted to learn he's still doing it.
posted by Hogshead at 2:19 PM on March 23, 2013

We need to introduce him to Overly Attached Girlfriend - they could perform quite the duet.
posted by madamjujujive at 3:18 PM on March 23, 2013 [1 favorite]

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