Under the Rainbow
For a while now I've been posting these very funny video parody songs by Randy Rainbow. I thought I'd take a step back and post a couple of videos about him.
This first is a nice, albeit low-key segment on Nightline. And despite the heading on the video, it's really a look at him and his work process, rather than that one small part of the piece near the end.
And it turns out that his notoriety -- despite making parodies that deal very specifically with American politics -- has reached overseas. So, this is an interview with him done on the BBC World Service. That's intriguing to see, though the questions are sort of lousy, as if the interviewer doesn't know quite all that he does or what to make of him. This isn't helped by it being early in New York, and he hasn't quite kicked in for the day. Nor is it helped that they bizarrely don't play any clips of his work. Their explanation is that his work is "too naughty" -- which is utterly ridiculous. Some of it is, but just don't show those parts. So, the British audience really wouldn't know who he is or what he does. But still, it's fun to see.
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Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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