Yeah, yeah, yeah, it's Oscar time in Blogland, and everyone's got a post or two about the nominations.
But here's one that I bet is different. See, I'm very much looking forward to seeing (I'm assuming they'll perform) Eugene Levy and Catherine O'Hara perform "A Kiss At the End of the Rainbow" as Mickey and Mitch.
That got me thinking:
What five artists would you really like to see perform at next year's Oscars?
Here's mine, off the top of my head (artists are real, songs and movie titles, obviously made up):
Rufus Wainwright singing "Babelfish" from the movie "Fountain Lake"
Dwight Yoakam singing "Texas-Size Hole" from the movie "The Appellate"
Liz Phair singing "Guy Homme" from the movie "Augmented" or singing "Augmented" from the movie "Guy Homme"
XTC singing "Beat Up" (from their new album) from the movie "Stone-Dead Churchill"
Tom Waits singing "Hambourg Whore in the Land of Gin and Tonic" from the movie "Uncle Auntie"
I'm sure if I gave it more thought, I'd come up with a better list, but I think the above five performers would make a kick-ass Oscar telecast.
I'd also love to see the movie Stone-Dead Churchill, especially if XTC was involved It'd be the hit smash, hot new movie import from Britain's newly discovered Tarantino. Also, I expect Uncle Auntie would be good. Maybe it's a Robert Altman comedy. Guy Homme must be some sort of period piece, maybe Guy is a french foreign legionairre? Renee Zellwegger would star as the squinting Monsieur Homme. The Appellate sounds like some southern legal drams bullshit starring Cruise and Paltrow. Fountain Lake would be a psychological thriller starring Harrison Ford and Nicole Kidman as husband and wife. Yes, husband and wife.