Friday, March 14, 2008

Who the man is

I am a bit swamped, but I have time to offer up this important YouTube, which is one of the best I've ever seen. Thanks to sleekpelt for turning me onto it.


Velvet Fog said...

That's it, I'm moving.

Satan said...

bobby conn is mine

all mine

hes wearing my tracksuit

im burning that thing later today

which is the highest compliment you can pay a garment around here by the way

bobby conn is mine

Ralphd00d said...

I need to go back and re-start today, then skip the past few minutes... was that for real?

SleekPelt said...

Friday Music is a little quiet today, so I've come over here to spin some Bobby.

Meagan said...

The best part is the commentary at the end.

Erin O'Brien said...

Isn't it intoxicating?

Where do I sign up to be one of his followers?

Kamper said...

I'm digging the dancing of the dude in the rust colored shirt and black pants on the far right. His wicked smooth moves are best from 0:47 to 1:03. (Yes, that's me in high school.)

At the end of the song, is the singer having a cardiac event?! How in the world does he get through an entire performance if one song leaves him in need of a defibrilator?

The handing over of the mike at the beginning is also a classic.

Erin O'Brien said...

It's terrible. I have all this shit to do and I can't take my eyes from Bobby Conn.

He's simply hypnotic. The moves. The intensity. The clothes!

Bobby Conn! I am yours!

Anonymous said...

All growed up

he's still out there, and he's been to the Lancome counter

(notice he still has the tracksuit)
i think he peaked with the first one though, intoxicating indeed

Susan said...

So, so glad I stopped by your blog today. This clip is the best thing I've seen all week.

And WTF? How come I never heard of him before? I live in the Chicago area....

I'm gonna go say no to the man, now.

Anonymous said...

That punk stole my haircut.

When the punks steal your haircut you have to speak out.

You have to say, That punk stole my haircut.

So that's what I'm saying.

I'm saying, That punk stole my haircut.

(I'm anonymous since I gave up my Google ID, but you know me, O'Brien. You know I am your AARP Vermont beau. I am in the canoe already and paddling to Cleveland.)

Erin O'Brien said...

That punk did steal your haircut.

Helen Mansfield said...

And you have to know that Bobby Conn had been on "Bozo" as a child. Frasier Thomas had him all psyched up to throw that ping pong ball into bucket number 5 — he could have won it all - $42 in silver dollars, a new Schwinn bicycle, a gift certificate from Toys R Us, and a birthday cake from Dominick's.

But, he choked and he missed.

I guess that makes Bozo "the man"?

I love this city.

God bless you Bobby Conn, and keep on keeping on.

Doug said...

I want my life back.

John Sheppard said...

Worship at the altar:

Amy L. Hanna said...

My synopsis:

Scary hybrid of Mick Jagger and Donny Osmond (dance moves and stage swagger, not teeth or lips).

With a Motown backbeat a la The Jackson 5's "One Bad Apple".

And a touch of indie angst.

Gotta LOVE local cable access.


garrett said...

I thought there was no way this was serious. But Bobby Conn has a website. And he has dozens of songs for sale on iTunes.

So this must be real. And appears to be somewhat serious.

So strange. Some of the worst lip synching I've ever seen.

But I gotta tell you, I think I'm going to buy that song from iTunes. I'd like to listen to that song while I am driving to and from work. Seriously.

I've already said "yes" to the man, you see. And I appreciate Bobby bringing me some fresh perspective on the question whether it's been good for me.

This is really something.

Jarvis Rockhall said...

Is that!

Could it be?!

It is!!!


(I thought they were just a myth...)


aw...the video isn't working! we need bobby cohn!