Okay. Still plugging the show. Usually, I’d use this post to just write about the show and the opening night’s performance… I’ll wait until tomorrow afternoon to do that. It was good, to be brief about it.
Tonight was the opening night of The Rude Mechanicals’ “Twelfth Night.” One of the three Facebook events can be found here. We will be performing at the Park at Manderson Landing on Friday and Saturday, with pre-show music starting at 7 and the show starting at 7:30. As always, the show is free, but donations are nice. Tomorrow, the show will be at Wintzell’s Oyster House in Northport/Tuscaloosa. It will have a $15 cash pay-at-the-door with proceeds going to the West Alabama Aids Outreach program. Inside, there will be a free buffet and a cash bar. That one is RSVP, however, and may have been filled… if it’s not, though, I’ll let you know as soon as I know!
Now. Onto the little gem that I was linked to today. I may have listened to it… slightly less than a million times. It’s wonderful.
Who remembers the Disney film “Beauty and the Beast”? It’s a true classic, one of the better Disney films, in my opinion. Not my favorite (that’d be “The Hunchback of Notre Dame”), but definitely solid, and with some good music. (AND it has the guy that voiced Claude Frollo in “Hunchback,” so that’s fun.)
Anyway, if I remember correctly, the very first non-instrumental song in the movie is one called… well, I thought it was “Bonjour,” but this YouTube video says it’s “Belle (Little Town).” Whichever. If you remember the movie, you should remember the song with either name.
Now… I don’t exactly know who Todrick Hall is, or what he usually does… but this is excellent. A group of people got together and rewrote the lyrics of the song, added in some beats… And put it in the ghetto. It’s “Beauty and the BEAT.” And it’s amazing. I can’t really give much else in way of explanation. Just… listen. It’s hilarious.
No lyrics… I couldn’t catch them all if I tried, and Google just links me to some stupid Justin Bieber song… But there is an article on Huffington Post about this video, and it mentions that Todrick Hall is a one-time “American Idol” contestant. Glad he didn’t win. He should make more things like this.
UPDATE: I have lyrics! Enjoy.
Little town, it’s a quiet village.
Every day like the one before.
Little town, full of little people.
Waking up to say…
What’s good? What’s good? What’s good? What’s good?
Get yo tail out the street!
There go Bonquesha she wit Trey like always.
He on the downlow I can tell.
Every morning just the same since the morning that we came
To this busted wretched town.
(Spoken) Good morning, Belle.
(Spoken) Good morning, Cleetus.
(Spoken) Where you going?
(Spoken) The weave shop! I just saw the most wonderful up do with some finger waves and some micro braids…
(Spoken) That’s nice… Patrice, one of my brownies! Hurry up!
Hey little mama can I get them digits
So I can hit you on yo cell? Yo let me get it though.
Her beauty ain’t all that!
But her booty is real fat.
No denyin’ she a bougie girl that Belle.
What it do?
How is yo Ma’n’em?
What you call me?
How is your wife?
I need six legs!
Uh-uh, that’s too expensive.
There must be more than this old hood rat life!
(Spoken) Hey, Belle!
(Spoken) Hey LaWasha, hey LaDrya. I came to get my hair did. Have you got anything new?
(Spoken) Girl, not since Isaiah.
(Spoken) That’s alright, I’ll take this one.
(Spoken) Girl, you gonna spoil him!
(Spoken) Well he’s my favorite! I mean, look at those eyes, those little cheeks, his little Caesar cut…
(Spoken) If you like him all that much, then he yours.
(Spoken) But ma’am-
(Spoken) Girl, I insist!
(Spoken) Thank you! Thank you very much!
LAWASHA & LADRYA:
Look there she go, she think she got that good hurr.
Girl, that’s a lace-front I can tell.
Where she get that ugly dress?
Cause she look a crusty mess!
LAWASHA & MILES JAI:
Cause she really is a bougie girl that Belle! Mmm.
Oh, isn’t this a hot mess?
Who would name their first-born Blue Ivy?
Here’s Kim Kardash and Kanye.
Wonder if they’ll have a brand new show on BET?
Well I had heard that she a chocolate chaser.
They say she like that caramel.
She aint looking for no beast
Less he lookted like Tyrese.
Very different from the rest of us.
VONZELL & SHAQUEEBA:
But you ain’t like the rest of us.
Yes, different from the rest of us is Belle.
(Spoken) Oh shit! (Running and shouting)
JEROME & LITTLE FOOL:
(Spoken) I said Jerome in the house, I said Jerome in the house!
(Spoken) Watch your mouth!
(Spoken) What’s up, little lady? Your dad must be a cop cause you got fine written all over you!
(Spoken) He said you got fine written all over-
(Spoken) Be quiet little fool! Let’s say we walk through the hood real quick?
(Spoken) No thank you, Jerome.
(Spoken) Hold on, hold on, woah woah! What do you mean no thank you, mama? You’re the finest girl I ever asked, so why don’t you spin around for me?
Right from the moment I had met you, seent you,
I said you bangin’ and I fell.
Baby, what’s it gonna be?
Tell me is you feelin’ me?
Cause I’m makin’ plans to leave my momma house.
Look thurr he go. Isn’t he awl that?
My boo, Jerome… Girl he so foine!
Uh-uh, fo’ real? Girl, no he didn’t!
If she can’t use yo’ comb don’t bring her home!
Yo’ kitchen nappy.
Girl hide yo kids.
Ain’t nobody got time for that!
Yo homie, move!
My baby daddy!
There must be more than this old hood rat life!
If you got good credit, you can be my wife!
Look there she go, she lookin’ so ridik’lous.
She think she in a furry tale.
Why she got her weave like that?
Tell me where they do that at.
She really is a bougie girl.
A beauty, but a bougie girl.
She really is a bougie girl… That Belle!
If you don’t get out the skreet, ooh I swear for God! Uh uh!
Don’t make me take my shoe off!
Ooh get outta my way!