Donny Osmand pleases crowd with killer Bowie cover

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2020/11/03/donny-osmand-pleases-crowd-with-killer-bowie-cover.html

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Covering Bowie while channeling Elton John.

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oliverar

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a 1975 tune called “Fame,” was originally sung by the late David Bowie, a British pop singer of no mean talent himself.

I guess I’m old because you could have just said “Fame”.

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@frauenfelder Headline has typo - Osmond not Osmand.

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Is a lip sync performance really a “cover”?

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Plot twist: Somebody will eventually uncover the knowledge that it was in fact David Bowie who was covering Donny Osmond’s song all along.

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The original title of “Diamond Dogs” was “Puppy Love”.

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its spelled Donny Ozymandias

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Well, the underlying track doesn’t disappear if you lip synch to it…

The ghost of John Lennon (who has a songwriting credit on “Fame”) is laughing and shaking his head.

Well, that’s appropriate, for a post about cover versions:

" Ozymandias " (/ˌɒziˈmændiəs/ oz-ee-MAN-dee-əs )[1] is the title of two related sonnets published in 1818. The first was written by the English Romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792–1822) …

Shelley wrote the poem in friendly competition with his friend and fellow poet Horace Smith (1779–1849), who also wrote a sonnet on the same topic with the same title. Smith’s poem was published in The Examiner three weeks after Shelley’s, on February 1, 1818.

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Listen to my singing, ye mighty, and despair.

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“pleases” “killer” “cover”
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That performance hits a strange note. Too competent to condemn, but too cringey to compliment.

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This is fecking horrible and it sucked the biggest set of monkey balls in history…

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I haven’t heard it and probably won’t, but seeing your comment applied to D.O. can’t help but make me smile.

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My favorite variation is from Bowie’s A Reality Tour:

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Look on my feelers, termites, and despair
I am the biggest ant you’ll ever see

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Just another future song, lonely little kitsch

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