Posted on October 15, 2016
Posted by John Scalzi
Having a great time, wish you were here.
Grilling Brats and mushrooms, drinking good wine, not 5 miles from you.
And you don’t get any.
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If you’re going to do it, you’ve got to own it! Well done!
YOU F*CKIN ROCK!!!
seirotS :nocdreN morF olleH (bachatcha2!)
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Yes, I do indeed see that you’re having fun.
Out of curiosity, did Athena appreciate her father’s performance as much as the rest of the audience?
You do know that there is an alternate universe in which you are doing that for real, right?
(In this universe, Mick Jagger [who now has to start getting in shape 3 years before he tours] watches and contemplates adding more aerobic exercises to his workout.)
Hope the rest of NerdCon is that much fun!
With all due respect, I recommend keeping the day job ;-)
The lip sync battle was glorious.
That was great fun!
Kids, this is what happens when you become a nerd. It starts with a gateway drug like science fiction, progresses to role playing, and before you know it, you’re a full-on addict banging out novels and having rock-star delusions in public. In this exemplar case, well, he could have been an accountant or maybe even a tax attorney. What a shame.
Well… it WAS a full moon last night, that always brings out the crazy in me. way to embrace it!
A stunning performance!
Those who don’t care what anyone else thinks of them are just irresistible to watch! This was the most genuinely joyful thing I’ve seen on the internet in a while, and really made me smile! Thank you!
Truly amazing performance
Watched this morning before coffee and again after to confirm what I saw. Hilarious both times :-D
On of these days you’ll overcome your natural shyness, John. :)
Thank you. I’ve been giggling for the last ten minutes, and will continue. Own the nerd.
I think the ultimate lip-synch battle would be with you in an OMW battle suit against Emily Blunt as the Angel of Versaille. You’re both great fun to watch
Oops.Meant Angel of Verdun. And singing “You Don’t Own Me”
I’m sure that there’s some writerly reason, character arc or some such, that kept you from telling us who won. But that doesn’t make the cliffhanger any less annoying! :)
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outstanding, i love posts like this
That is a textbook example of selling a performance. Aesthetically it’s rather frightening but the complete conviction and don’t-give-a-shit-ness of it take it into the realm of art. It’s like karaoke. Usually it’s just fun but there’s the occasional person who completely sells a song. Sometimes it’s through talent and expressiveness, sometimes through theater. Either way it’s magic.
In the interest of broadening your performing repertoire, Scalzi: once you can play a coherent solo on your electric thingamajig, it isn’t that much harder to play a solo with it behind your neck. Get comfortable with a pentatonic scale in a particular position so that you can wank around without having to look at the fretboard. When it’s time for your solo, hold onto your axe with the fretting hand in the correct position and move it behind your neck. Brace the back of the neck against your neck so that the instrument is held solidly by your fretting hand, your neck, and the heel of your picking hand. Keep your fretting hand in the same position as you play. And prepare to enter nerd history.
This is a good example of serendipity. After watching your epic performance, YouTube suggested a lip sync by Paul Sabourin. Hmm, who is he, another writer? He used Pat Rothfuss as a prop so he must be known. He was also great. I looked him up and saw that he is part of Paul and Storm (so as an experienced performer he’s kind of a ringer). I’ve heard of them but never heard them. I kept reading and saw that they were formerly half of Da Vinci’s Notebook. SQUEEEE! Paul wrote Ally McBeal and Storm co-wrote Title of the Song. Double-squee! So I listened to them over streaming all weekend.
What a maniac. Wish I’d been there. Also, if you do that a couple times a day you might never have to diet…
This kind of confidence and joie de vivre are so attractive in a man! (Would be in a woman too, but I’m just sayin’.)
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Athena Scalzi, contributor – AMS
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