“Brain To Nowhere” Features Madison Talent On You Tube Hit Singing About Sarah Palin
David Adler is our neighbor, and that means when his window is up, and music is being played the only place to be is outside working in the flower beds. Many a summer day I have watered the plants as he either played or created something on the keyboards. In addition to being a fantastic piano player Adler is a fun person to weigh in with on the topics of the day when our paths cross on the lawn. So when Adler told me this morning that he was in a YouTube video featuring local singer and song-writer Ken Lonnquist, and they were singing and playing as a reaction to Sarah Palin, I knew this had to be fantastic.
And when you see this video I know you will agree. In addition the kids are great, and the ending just super cute and funny.
Sung from the perspective of a perch across the shores of Russia’s back door, “Brain to Nowhere” bathes in the continuous stream of scandals and tartuffery that has been the Palin candidacy, starting with her support for the Gravina Island Bridge before she was against it. Creationism, book banning, pregnant teens, and senior moments are all invoked too.
Lonnquist ups the ante, though, by singing the ditty in the north-of-Yooper brogue that outdoes even the mellifluous voice of Marge Gunderson. “Well, I’m no Tina Fey, but the accent had to be at least an approximation of something ‘Palin-esque,’” he says. “And it’s awfully fun to say ‘maverick’ and ‘nowhere’ in her tone of voice.”