Sunday, May 10, 2009

Dammit He Can Sing Too (Whedon on This American Life)

So there I am doing the dishes and listening to the recent live show from This American Life.
If you don't know what This American Life is then you simply just don't love radio. Recently This American Life did a live show in Chicago and beamed it to theatres across North American. They had special guests, John Savage told a moving story about his mother and faith. And fan fav, Joss Whedon appeared. (Creator of Buffy, Firefly, Dollhouse and more.)

Before Whedon took to the stage they set things up by showing a couple clips from Whedon's hilarious Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog. A musical, about a super villain, told in the form of a video blog. Yes, that is three flavours of awesome right there. And it works. Check it out if you haven't.

Anyway, now that the musicial, which started as a web-based experiment during the writer's strike, has become a big hit, Whedon had to cough up some bonuses for the DVD. And because he's evidently exploding with creative output, Whedon decided to SING parts of the of the commentary.

Which is my very long way of setting up this song. Here is a song, where creator Whedon sings on a commentary track about the pitfalls of telling the audience too much. It's a song about the value of mystery to link back to my last post on JJ Abrams.

And it's a damn fine song and the man has a point. Certainly grabbed me, so please enjoy. And of course go listen to the whole show of This American Life, they do a lovely podcast.

The video is from some janky screen grab from the live show. The official version from the Dr.Horrible DVD is here. But I found i liked the live version better.

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