I quite like Thirsty Merc. So when the Age Online invited me to see “Thirsty Merc do Doris Day” how could I resist? Click Here
Now I have expressed the opinion before that The Merc are almost painfully cool. Their tendency to cram an almost impossible amount of lyrics into their verses borders on syllable abuse. However, this clip of Rai “doing” the Doris Day classic Que Sera Sera had me and my flat mate Max in hysterics and begs answers to the following questions:
1. Why? Rai attempts to answer with the following:
Recently I’ve been kind’a…employing a bit of a bit of a mantra which is “it is what it is,” and that’s pretty true in a lot of cases. But Que Sera Sera states that whatever will be will be which I think is also pretty true so I thought I’d do this one.”
Um… Ok? I think the more likely explanation is that he was stoned out of his gourd. I mean seriously… look at him. Luckily he didn’t notice all the pretty colours swirling around behind him.
2. And what’s with the meaningful look to camera, after executing what I must admit is a lovely sequence of jazzy chords? Did he practice in front of the mirror? I'm thinking yes.
3. Who told him this was a good idea? It reminds me of the jaz/R&B versions of the Star Spangled Banner at the Super Bowl where they ring every ounce of melody out of every line.
4. And just who is he banging at Fairfax Digital, to have THREE music video entries? Hmm.