WHAT A WEEK, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN! Have you ever seen anything like it? And now the weekend is almost here . . . and once we again we find ourselves going BACK TO PENNSYLVANIA. Dude, since when am I spending every weekend in Pennsylvania? What am I, the Quaker Oats guy?
Anyway, quick story:
Back during the Democratic primary, I went to hear one of the major candidates give a speech in Connecticut. And while we were waiting for this person to take the stage, a certain song was played over the PA — a song that made me think, “First of all, please turn the music up. This is not an old folks’ home. Second of all, I’m going to vote for this individual. Because this song is a stone jam.”
And that song is the perfect pick for this week’s . . .
Welcome to the SIXTH INSTALLMENT of an internet legend!
This week’s FRIDAY FACE-OFF is: “Move On Up” by Curtis Mayfield. Watch the original version here:
Ohhhhhhhh shit, you know it’s on when you hear this! Are you kidding me? How are you gonna slack off and be complacent about phone-banking and door-knocking when you’ve got those horns coming right at you?!? You can’t be serious, thinking you can listen to that bassline without spending a few hours this weekend trying to get a certain someone elected!
MOVE ON UP!
First contestant is up next! THIS IS FRIDAY FACE-OFFS! BITE YOUR LIP AND TAKE A TRIP!!!
LOL, you knew I had to get this one in . . . because, are they burning shit up very hard in this performance???
My only complaint is . . .
I wish the audience member in the red polo shirt (1:44 - 1:46) had been into the song. I wish he had been feeling it. I really, really wish he had been emotionally engaged in the moment, and that he was maybe feeling the song. Because . . . man, he is SO NOT FEELING THE SONG. He is so, so, so totally bored! He looks like he’s about to doze off, due to how non-excited he is about being on the front row as The Jam performs “Move On Up.”
And then, amazingly, at (1:56 - 2:06), the guy actually looks EVEN MORE BORED.
(In fairness to that guy, it was a low energy performance of a low energy song, LOL x 100)
You think this little dude sits at home hitting refresh on fivethirtyeight.com all day, watching polls and telling himself he doesn’t need to volunteer for the campaign because it’s looking good? You can’t be serious if you think that. This dude keeps it moving. Look how hard his legs are pumping!!!
He’s not gonna stop until they call the last state and that motherfucking map turns blue.