Monday, April 9, 2012

Musical Monday - Woody Allen Jesus by Tim Minchin

Now that Easter has come and gone, I figure it is probably a good idea to get a fix on the nature of this guy who supposedly came back from the dead yesterday. For that, I turn to Tim Minchin.

As one might guess for a song of this nature, there was a bit of controversy surrounding it when it was first performed. Minchin wrote it especially for his appearance on the Johnathan Ross Show, and performed it when the show was recorded in December 2011. Unfortunately, ITV director of television Peter Fincham saw a tape of the episode before it aired and had Minchin's performance excised from the recording. What I find interesting is that in an earlier age, this performance of the song would now exist only as a story told by people swapping "can you believe this weird bit of trivia I know about television" tales.

But we don't live in an earlier age. We live in an age where YouTube exists, and Minchin uploaded a copy of his performance to his channel, and now we can all see what was so offensive that Peter Fincham was too frightened to put it on the air.

Previous Musical Monday: Justice League Opening Theme
Subsequent Musical Monday: I'm the One That's Cool by The Guild

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