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Title of vid: Holy Dance Vid, Batman!
Recipient: elipie
Vidder: [personal profile] seekingferret
Fandom: Batman - Adam West (1966)
Music: Super America by The Bad Plus
Summary: Nobody does 1960s camp like Batman does 1960s camp.
Content notes: No standardized notes apply




So after vidding a spoken word piece with no music, I wanted to follow up with a paired instrumental, for formal reasons. Maybe. Maybe there's a nonpretentious reason, too. Like as I was doing this sort of serious vid about the problems with Batman, I kept finding and loving all the cracky images. And the Catwoman hot floor episode where Batman and Robin dance to avoid burning their feet may have been the breaking point where I said "I need to do a dance vid." So I flipped through my music library for songs about bats and cats and robins and superheroes and eventually found The Bad Plus's "Super America" and it all fell together in a couple days.

SO MUCH CRACKINESS.

I mean, this is a show that casts Liberace as a supervillain. This is a show where Batman and the Joker have a surfing competition. This is a show where every move Frank Gorshin makes is a dance move, where Catwoman recruits the girl who sang "It's My Party" as her foil to Robin, where antagonists include The Minstrel and the Siren. Song and dance infuse the show in the very core of its DNA, and as [personal profile] elipie correctly pointed out in her comment on the vid, the fight scenes too are as beautifully choreographed as any dance.

I think this might be the third time I've attempted to vid to the Bad Plus. I'm going to keep doing it, because I think they are so viddable and I want to evangelize their music to everyone, and because I like vidding instrumentals when the message I'm trying to communicate isn't very specific.

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Date: 2015-02-14 08:21 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] elipie
Ahhhhh thank you so much!! I really like that your motivation for making a dance vid was Batman and Robin dancing to avoid burning their feet, omg. I just cackled out loud at that because I TOTALLY UNDERSTAND. I really liked the music you chose, too! Definitely viddable and now I kind of want to listen to more of their stuff. Thank you again!!!! <3

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Date: 2015-04-13 06:45 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] shallowness
This put a smile on my face. It's well worth celebrating the goofiness of this show.

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