Me’ve been laughing at this all morning.
Great at Being Terrible: The Florence Foster Jenkins Story
See us at New York City’s Carnegie Hall (really) for An Evening of Awesome:http://www.carnegiehall.org/Calendar/2013/1/15/0700/PM/John-and-Hank-Green-An…
In which John discusses the strange story of Florence Foster Jenkins, who gave the worst performance in the history of Carnegie Hall in 1944, and who is famous (and beloved) for being an absolutely fearless, and awful, singer. This video is a kind of response to Hank’s brilliant video about creation and fear; also discussed is the importance of finding the places where your talents meet the world’s needs and my limited physical flexibility.
The bit I sing at the end is from “Love, Love, Love” by—you’ll never guess—The Mountain Goats.
when I say “I wish they would turn this book into a movie” what I really mean is “I wish they would turn this book into a 17-hour-long spectacle that includes every single solitary detail and doesn’t deviate at all from the storyline and has perfect casting”
New York, Katrina survivors are reaching out:
John’s home never lost power during Katrina, but a block down they did - he was lucky. But he did evacuate to just north of Baton Rouge for the storm. When he came back, he said all the leaves off the Oak in his front yard were ripped off, but the garbage cans didn’t even move. He’s a native of The Lower Ninth Ward where his people ran a grocery.
@HenriLeChatNoir: It is rare to see the precise moment when innocence is stripped away and reality is revealed.
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