Thursday, January 15, 2009

Thursday Musical Tribute; or, Football Players Have Feelings Too

In another context, in a quadrant of the cybergalaxy far, far away, Solon recently uttered the truism that the Cowboy Junkies' version of "Sweet Jane" is better than the Velvet Underground's version. Building off of that important insight, Harrogate would like to add that the Cowboy Junkies' version of "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" may well be the best version of that Iconic song, too.

But Harrogate's irrationally favorite version of "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" appears below, and it is all because of a little thing we Rhetoric Experts like to call Ethos.

Verily, watch legendary quarterback, eccentric commentator, and movie actor Terry Bradshaw get into the feeling of the song:


Oxymoron said...

The pensive stare and mournful tilt of Bradshaw's head accompany his emotional vocal to create one of the most heartbreaking and authentic performances of all time.

Ethos indeed.

I'd love to hear him do George Jones.

Oxymoron said...

This version can no longer be taken seriously. It is the antithesis of what Mark Walhberg has said about a certain Steel Dragon song.

Why? View the comments on the original YouTube clip. In particular, see the second comment (as of 6/5/09), by BArcher83. Then fast-forward to the 1:00 mark.

harrogate said...

Oxy gravedigs this important thread with a vengeance!

Verily, this is excellent research here by ye oxy, and substantively qualifies where we at TRS officially stand on Bradshaw's deceptive performance.