Sunday, August 01, 2010

Young And Dumb



Here's me and my 14 year old niece Skylar Goldman performing the Rubber City Rebels' single "Young And Dumb" in my sister's kitchen on August 1, 2010.

Corrupting the youth! YEAH!

(By the way, I'm not left-handed. We did this using Mac's Photobooth application, which automatically makes a mirror image video.)

69 comments:

Sai said...

Nice song, well sung and great guitar play.

Steamboat Yoda said...

Keep on corrupting the youth, was this done in Milli Vanilli style?

The Rinz said...
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Brad Warner said...

Not Milli Vanilli style. She's really singing. The video is out of sync and I don't know why.

gniz said...

Nice job, I enjoyed it...she looks like a young Katie Perry.

Your guitar sounded good.

Mysterion said...

Brad said...
"The video is out of [lip] sync and I don't know why."

My former associate tried to explain Presentation Time Stamps and Display Time Stamps to McApple but his words fell upon deaf ears. McApple is stuck in one infinite loop (and they can't escape).

Some people that worked this out for DVD got comfy retirements.

I am not now, nor have I ever been, a member of the McApple support cult - I long ago worked with RISC chips and more recently CISC.

Cheers,
Chas

john e mumbles said...

Is that an old Fender acoustic? Its got a good full sound.

Your niece pulled off the perfect bratty vocal (I mean by that its perfect) for this tune, nice!

Anonymous said...

Groovy.

Anonymous said...

That was pretty cool. Sometimes playing in the kitchen brings out the best in spontaneity.

Eat a peach.

Joseph said...

I wanted to add the templates for interviewing a life issue where you're stuck and also some stupid dream character you've always wondered about, but no room in this post. Are you listening to yourself or just blowing all the wake-up calls as makyo?

Surfing life is a gas: balance, sun, and getting dunked all the time. What could be better?

Joseph
Joseph.Dillard@Gmail.Com

108 the merciless said...

Brad: Skylar is awesome. She is a way better singer than you ever were. Sorry about the the truth. Why didn't you just play left handed so the vid would look right? You ruined it by wanting to sound good.

Seagal Rinpoche said...

If your mind is empty, it is always ready for anything; it is open to everything. In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities; in the expert's mind there are few.

Lon Gisland said...

Blogger Seagal Rinpoche didn't say...

"If your mind is empty, it is always ready for anything; it is open to everything. In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities; in the expert's mind there are few."

what? you think ya got stupid here?

Lone Wolf said...

That was really good! Catchy. Maybe you two should hit the road.

Osama Van Halen said...

That was an excellent performance. And Skylar taking a bite out of that sandwich immediately before she started singing was SO punk!

DKL said...

Great video, great song, and you two did awesome. Your playing was great and Skylar's voice is outstanding! You guys make a great duo!

anon #108 said...

Ms. Goldman's singing: confident, controlled and authentic.
Mr. Warner's guitar accompaniment: spare, incisive and appropriate.
The duo's nonchalant, bemused engagement with the camera charmed.

Anonymous said...

Hey this is Skylar, I don't have a blog, haha. But whoever said I look like a young Katy Perry, thank you SO much! Lol. and if anyone knows any recording people that could hook me up, cause I've wanted to be famous since I was like,3. That'd be awesome. Sooo yeah. Hope you liked the video. The quality sucked. Ha, but believe me i'm not lipsyncing. or how ever you spell it, it's all me(:

anon #108 said...

Hey skylar - it's the devil's music, you know. Don't let that smooth-talking zen-punk uncle tell ya any different ;)

Anonymous said...

Your mom's the devil's music bitch when she's having sex with me!-Skylar(:

Anonopottomus said...

OMG! Skylar is posting anon?!!!
When is Brad going to call her a troll?
When are you other nice folks going to say how she's a coward for posting as anon?
Skylar, get a blue name forcrisake, otherwise you'll be an evil troll like the rest of us.

Anonymous said...

Hahaha! I bet your'e all shocked at what I said to Skylar about her mum and sex an stuff. I don't care because your'e all stupid. Hahaha. Buddhism is shit. LOL! And Anonopottomus is even more stupid cuz noone says all anons are trolls. BUT I AM. OMFG. Your'e all so stupid and i am Buddha. See what I did. Hahaha.

Anonymous Bob said...

You're not shocking anyone troll.. Sorry about your luck.

Anonymous said...

No. Cuz anyway I wasn't talking to Skylar. I was talking to anon 108 cuz he said the thing about the devil's music and it was his mum whos' prolly dead cuz hes so OLD. Hahahaaaaa!!!

Mysterion said...

These lame posts are adolescents on a failed power flex.

Ex-governor Ronald Reagan said...

The kids filed back into class Monday morning. They were very excited.

Their weekend assignment was to sell something, then give a talk on productive salesmanship.

Little Sally led off: "I sold girl scout cookies and I made $30," she said proudly, "My sales approach was to appeal to the customer's civil spirit and I credit that approach for my obvious success."

"Very good," said the teacher.

Little Jenny was next:

"I sold magazines," she said, "I made $45 and I explained to everyone that magazines would keep them up on current events."

"Very good, Jenny," said the teacher.

Eventually, it was Little Johnny's turn.

The teacher held her breath ....

Little Johnny walked to the front of the classroom and dumped a box full of cash on the teacher's desk.

"$2,467," he said.

"$2,467!" cried the teacher, "What in the world were you selling"

"Toothbrushes," said Little Johnny.

"Toothbrushes," echoed the teacher, "How could you possibly sell enough toothbrushes to make that much money?"

"I found the busiest corner in town," said Little Johnny, "I set up a Dip & Chip stand, and I gave everybody who walked by a free sample."

They all said the same thing, "Hey, this tastes like dog shit!"

Then I would say,"It is dog shit. Wanna buy a toothbrush?"

"I used the governmental approach of giving you something shitty that they say is good, and then making you pay to get the shitty taste out of your mouth."

Anonymous said...

@ Mysterion. That's rude to say lame. And anyway your even lamer cuz youre so OLD and dumb and I'm YOUNG and dumb so I got an excuse and you'll be dead long before me. ROFL!!! Most likely. And @Ronald Reagan that joke sux.

Ex-governor Ronald Reagan said...

Now there you go again, Anonymous.

ex-governor Ronald Reagan $ said...

Mr. Warner!
Tear down this blog!

Anonymous Bob said...

Troll: Not only are you not shocking but you are an incredibly dull person. Shocking would be a big improvement.

CAPTCHA : crypoon : I kid you not

troll-be-gone said...

Too true, A-Bob, a Droll Troll.

Palin Epic Fail said...

"Wanna buy a toothbrush?""

tea-baggers, out of desperation, have even brought their foul breath here...

Anonymous said...

cuz I am young and dumb I didnt know what DROLL meant so I looked it up and it means COMICAL which means FUNNY. So you think I'm funny which is good tyvm. LOL! \/ I'm bored now.

Harry said...

Hey, I enjoyed that song!

Regards,

H.

ex-governor Ronald Reagan s said...

A tree's a tree. How many more do you need to look at?

When you can't make them see the light, make them feel the heat.

Facts are stupid things.

Hokai said...

Ok, thats pretty nice.
A few more lessons in punk-rock from the guy left to her and Skylar is ready to make boys cry.
Rock on girl.

Regards,
Gerald

dutch said...

"Dutch" Reagan was Irish. He adopted the radio name "Dutch" in an attempt to disguise his stupidity. In the end, it didn't work.

Ronald Wilson Reagan was born February 6th, 1911 in rural Tampico, Illinois. The Reagan family lived in several small Illinois towns before settling in Dixon.

He graduated from Dixon High School in 1928 and went on to attend Eureka College, a small liberal arts institution near Peoria, Illinois. He majored in economics and sociology, graduating in 1932.

Although the unemployment rate in the country stood at 25%, Ronald Reagan managed to land a job as sportscaster at WOC Radio in Davenport, Iowa. "Dutch" gained national media exposure for completely faking a Chicago Cubs baseball game from the studio.

In 1937, Ronald Reagan enlisted in the Army Reserve as a Private, but was promoted to the rank of 2nd Lieutenant (he was a tool of WWII propaganda). That same year, he took a screen test at Warner Brother's studios. He was hired on the spot. He made more than 50 films, normally playing the hero.

In his second term Alzheimer's mind, he actually thought that he could fly an airplane (he couldn't)

more

George W. Bush was there, but never elected.

Reagan was elected, but never there.

Really OLD said...

Reagan, WWII

Lone Wolf said...

That song was in my head all day! Like I said, catchy.

Anonymous said...

"cuz I am young and dumb"

who do you think you are kidding you old fart!

Britney Spears said...

Brad: Who's idea was that song? I'm just wondering..

Richard Dawkins said...

As the opening prayer was being offered, the television cameras scanned the crowded rotunda. It was then that I noticed that Ron Reagan Jr. was standing erect, head unbowed, and eyes open. It was then that I said to my family that I guessed that Ron Reagan Jr. was either an atheist or an agnostic. I was right. Ron Reagan Jr. is an atheist.

Anonymous said...

Love hurts.

Anonymous said...

Constant Sorrow

Anonymous said...

Love hurts II.

Anonymous said...

Will the circle be unbroken

Anonymous said...

Time the revelator

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
"cuz I am young and dumb"
who do you think you are kidding you old fart!


PMSL!!! Just about EVERYBODY BUT YOU hahaha. Bunch o friggin dummies LOL!

K gotta do some zazen, read some Dogen and prostrate a few before taking the kids to school. Later!

Milli said...

"PMSL!!! Just about EVERYBODY BUT YOU hahaha. Bunch o friggin dummies LOL!

K gotta do some zazen, read some Dogen and prostrate a few before taking the kids to school. Later!"

Uh Right.. And don't forget to take your meds.

OsamaVanHalen said...

"Time The Revelator"? No, that would be "John The Revelator".
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_veQRT7bus

Anonymous said...

i heard the black keys on the radio today and afterward the DJ said there is a current "rubber city revival" happening. wha? he referenced new Devo and Pretenders LPs as being included in this. weird. anyway, great cover of RCR you two.

john e mumbles said...

Yep, Son House, "JOHN the Revelator." He also wrote the extra great "Death Letter Blues."

The Rinz said...
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john e mumbles said...

Most of these has beens have no other skills, Rinz, so when the royalty checks slow down or disappear altogether, there are no other options. Most of the bands you mentioned have no dignity to begin with, so I am not surprised at their "comebacks." The band that surprised me by returning to the stage was GANG OF FOUR.

The Rinz said...
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Hokai said...

Rinz, you're so damned right.
I like it to be a carpenter and I never went to college.
Cheers,
Gerald

The Rinz said...
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john e mumbles said...

Banksy said "Everybody will be anonymous for 15 minutes in the future." (Actually that was the title of one of his art pieces I think once owned by Dennis Hopper R.I.P.) -a play on the old Andy Warhol quote about being famous for 15 min.

I think this is the way of the future, what with this blog clogged with pseudonyms and anonymous blog comments. Also a way out of the culture of the spectacle, the celebrity.

Back in 1987 I started Anonymous International, an art movement celebrating the enormous contributions of "anonymous" over the centuries of art history (see all the cave paintings at Lascaux and elsewhere in France and Spain, which have never been equaled in execution and sheer beauty).

We had one show of art sent from all over the world by artists unconcerned with having their names attached to what was exhibited, however, at the time author Peter Lambourn Wilson (aka Hakim Bey, who penned T.A.Z. The Autonomous Zone) predicted the movement's eventual failure based on how everyone ultimately wants credit for whatever they create.

Jinzang said...

I went to college and recommend it, But that was back before it cost $40,000 a year. What the fuck is wrong with America that we make our children mortgage their future before they are old enough to drink?

Jinzang said...

It seems that everyone experiences their youth twice, once in reality and once as nostalgia. What you're seeing with these band reunions happens every generation and is just oldsters trying to fan the embers of youth before they lay themselves in the cold, cold ground.

Mysterion said...

Blogger Jinzang said...
"...before they lay themselves in the cold, cold ground."

That's so yesterday.

Cremation is today. Keep a rotten body? For WHAT?

That myth is as buried as the Neanderthals.

"Burial was the norm in the Western world probably until the mid-60s. But cremation has increased since then by about 10 percent in every decade. I think the national rate now is right around 38 percent." source

Anonymous said...

feed the birds... bring back SKY BURIAL!

nostalgia for old deaths, ahhhh

ex-governor Jimmy Carter said...

So, this is what this blog is going to be like while his holiness is away at tassajara?

speedy gonzales said...

tassajara?

we don't got no tassajara.

we don't need no stinking tassajara.

Anonymous Bob said...

"So, this is what this blog is going to be like while his holiness is away at tassajara?"

Jimmy, It might be ok.. It obviously depends a lot on you.

"What the fuck is wrong with America that we make our children mortgage their future before they are old enough to drink?"

Jinzang, I am an American and I don't make anyone do anything. Nowadays there are better ways to invest your money than getting a diploma. I think kids see that.

Anastasia said...

I loved seeing this vid, and how a family can just have fun hanging out and playing a song and singing. Thanks for the smiles, Brad and Skylar. :D

R said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Whcgt_NBT30

Frostay said...
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Frostay said...

Brad, Skylar, did you know?

http://www.merriam-webster.com/top-ten-lists/top-10-words-of-the-70s/punk.html

(history of the term "punk")

Remember me the next time you win a round of Trivial Pursuit.

Keep fighting the good fight, and I'll do keep doing the same.