|Playwright and sometimes gangsta, Mariah MacCarthy|
[Singing for Our Supper | A Fractured Atlas Project] -- I apologize for not posting a flashback last week. Between a Friday evening attending the live taping of the Nerdist podcast in Philadelphia and a Saturday derailed by a migraine, I just never had the time to make a post. But this week, we have something a little different. It's also kind of special. Playwright Mariah MacCarthy and her merry band of artists are running a unique fundraiser to help defray costs of producing her new play, The Foreplay Play. In a nutshell, Mariah and her cohorts will perform any song you desire and post the video on YouTube. Now, whether they do the full song depends on the extent of your donation:
- 10 gets you at least 30 seconds of a song (most likely a verse, chorus, or bridge).
- $20 gets you at least a minute.
- $50 gets you the whole song.
For details about this fundraiser, called "Singing for Our Supper," or to make a donation, go to http://igg.me/p/75428.
As luck would have it, Mariah and friends have done a few 80s tunes! So I am featuring three of their clips this week. (Don't worry, I'll also include links to the "real" versions of the songs. Yeeesh, you're so pushy, Internets!)
Which songs were requested, and how did this courageous band of artists perform them? Read and hear more after the break.