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March 03, 2009

Parisian Puppet Does Radiohead

On Saturday we walked across the Seine again for a good look at Notre Dame (see upcoming post), sat down on the bridge with our ice creams - Berthillon is the best in Paris - and watched a man set up a little stage from a box, load up some music and proceed to lipsync and air guitar Radiohead's Creep through his little rockstar of a marionette.

So I jumped up and started filming with my camera (I guess I had it positioned for portrait). I gave the guy a few euros and sat down to finish my ice cream. But then he puts on Rage Against the Machine's Killing in the Name of and I thought that was hilarious, and got it in two parts. Now, I'm not going to post it here because the end of that song of protest, if you don't know it or it's been a long time since you've rocked out to it, is a spewing of words that begin with 'F'. Loud ones. And never mind the last word.

So, I have Pt. 1 and Pt. 2 posted on Youtube which you'll see options for if you click on the video above (then click 'More from SwelleDenise' under the info box in the top right).

If you have tender sensibilities, don't go looking for that last one. Funny thing is, there were lots of families with small children that had gathered, and the kids looked a little confused as to why this puppet was screaming obscenities at them, and the parents became stonefaced. But noboby walked away! (But no clapping at the end for that one.)

Oh, and Creep has a couple 'words' as well but they blend. It's not the radio-friendly version.

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That was fun! thanks for posting.

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