Allee Willis’ “The 365 Days Of September” – Day 9

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Submitted by Allee Willis September 29th, 2010
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I’m always happy when my work inspires folks to take on their own creative endeavors. But in this case, the spirit of my song, “September”, just might have inspired a little too much confidence in three college boys out to make a concept video. I get the fact that the guy in front suspects something is going on yet somehow misses that there are two (bad) dancers prancing behind him, but as storytelling goes this sinks like a tugboat loaded with cement. I especially love that the dancers often duck prematurely, even before the guy in front turns around to discover nothing. And sometimes the music just mysteriously stops. Best is once the innocent in front leaves the room so that the guys don’t have to mime anymore, one of them continues to silently mouth the song. Once it turns into a full-blown dance off, I can’t say I would be awarding any prize other than to advise them that their allowance money ought to go towards a new mic. Without question, the best part of this video is the toilet paper covering the door of the room across the hall.

For a more through exploration of my “365 Days Of September” mission as well as details of how the song was written, go here. Until tomorrow, ba-de-ya!

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2 Responses to “Allee Willis’ “The 365 Days Of September” – Day 9”

  1. k2dtw

    k2dtw

    OMG..so cute, so young, wonder how “September” found them??.. When you were little, were you ever one to “put on a show” for your family???.. I’m guessing these guys have put on a few “shows” in their day….smile..

    • Allee Willis

      Allee Willis

      I definitely wasn’t the ‘put on the show’ type. I was much more the locked in my room type listening to records and the radio.

      I don’t think these guys did much putting on of shows either. There would have been more dramatic flair if so. But you know how I love to stumble upon those amateurs.

      As far as ‚ÄúSeptember‚Äù goes, the song just gets bigger every year so most kids know it. It’s used in so many films too and is a staple at parties, weddings, bar mitzvahs, etc. any time any retro music is played.