Thursday, November 29, 2007

Two great things that go great together

Dolly Parton and Amy Sedaris? Together? In a country music video? Girl, that’s two kinds of crazy. Or is it? Is it crazy like a fox? Foxy ladies, that is. Actually, the more I think about it, the more this odd-couple coupling makes sense. Both ladies are hilarious. Both ladies are spunky. Both ladies are unique. And both ladies appreciate a good rack, err, of lamb. Ahem.

In the video for “Better Get To Livin’,” Amy plays three characters in a female-empowerment carnival of sorts with Dolly as ringmaster. The video’s director told that the collaboration happened because of a monkey. Isn’t it always because of a monkey?
“I suggested (Amy) to Dolly and her team, and they thought it was a great idea. Next thing you know, we approached Amy and she said ‘yes.’ It was the promise that Amy would share a scene with a monkey, and of course, Dolly, that sealed the deal.”

Now you know I love me some Dolly. And I adore me some Amy. So to me this pairing is nothing short of awesome. Heck, I even like the song. Better get to livin’, indeed.


Linda said...

i'm so excited (and i just can't hide it), because i've got tickets to see her in Glasgow next year. yeehaa! and you've gotta love a woman who says "it's just as well i was born a woman, or i'd have been a drag queen"!

Plush said...

I love dolly. When asked how she felt about gay marriage, "Hell, yeah! Why shouldn't you folks suffer like us married people?" haha

Huggitis Brown said...

Whoa, Dolly's frame is freaking me out ! Guess I'd never seen a video of hers. And another whoa: I can't believe you like that song !
Anyway, I'm not a big fan of her music (especially the more recent stuff) but I like what she stands for, being her own person and all. So props to The Dolly !