Sunday, January 30, 2011

COMRADE KELLER




Accompanied by "Friend of Colby" and "Friend of the Oppressed Working People of the World" Comrade Karl Marxxx, Comrade Colby Keller inspires class consciousness with a song composed at the Lovegrove Alley Artists' Collective in the Democratic People's Republic of Baltimore.

In an ideal world, two competing sets of dancers would perform the song (in the video I play both roles).  One troupe representing farmers, factory workers or more contemporary members of the proletariat (porn actors?) faces off against a devious cabal of bankers, stock brokers and other capitalist PIGS (as my oinking would indicate).  Midway through the song the workers realize that they can control the means of production through collective organizing.  Tearing off their jumpers and overalls to reveal sparkly red bodysuits-- united arm in arm-- they wrangle the capitalists to the ground and convince them to shed their business suits for red unitards.  Yay!  All is made right in the world. . . The lion lies down with the lamb.  The END.  Now we just need to figure out global warming.  Anyone want to help Comrade Keller write another song?

8 comments:

  1. Not to oversimplify...unionizing? In an ideal world, capitalism and unionization would work perfectly hand in hand. Greed prevents that.

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  2. Cute couple alert!

    I don't know why, but I picture this song being performed by muppets.

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  3. You guys sort of remind me of that "worker and Parasite" video that Krusty shoes that one time.

    "What the hell was that?"

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  4. "The only thing preventing world peace is human nature."

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  5. Oh, I forgot to mention. . . this was written to accompany the Karl Marxxx Children's Hour, so muppets are totally appropriate.

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  6. thanks cb for that reference - took me a while to find all the information needed to understand it, but agreed that it was about as nonsensical as we were going for.

    http://simpsons.wikia.com/wiki/The_Worker_%26_Parasite_Show

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PyxYdj9dGcI
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhe3vSe-mmw&feature=related

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