What is it about Michael Jackson’s “Beat It” that makes it a siren song for crazy? Every January 1st I like to wing in the New Year with the inimitable Wing’s stunning rendition of the song, but here is something altogether new: a phenomenal version of the song by a DoctorKC, a man with—wait for it—over 4000 videos on YouTube peforming to TV tracks. This must certainly be some kind of record. Aside from DoctorKC’s obvious musical gifts, I am struck by his demeanor which is, truth be told, is more like that of a urologist than a singer. Welcome to the D.I.Y. world of YouTube—and aren’t all of our lives enriched because of it?
I am so glad that I can use the platform of Stargayzing not to just to shine a light on the great stars of yesterday and today, but also the near-great stars of tomorrow. And then we should create yet another category for artists like DoctorKC: “not so great but intensely aspirational”; “potential stars whose affect most resembles a health care professional”; “bored retirees with a camera and a dream.” And really, who can’t relate to that?
What are your thoughts about this diamond in the rough?
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