Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Mitch & Mickey- Kiss At the End of the Rainbow
Not that I need justification to write or to bring something to your attention, but the following is being done because it's awesome.
If you've never seen the film A Mighty Wind you're most certainly missing out.
Directed and co-written by Christopher Guest (This Is Spinal Tap, Best In Show) the movie is a mockumentary following the production of a folk music reunion concert held in honor of recently deceased folk producer Irving Steinbloom.
It brings together his three most famous acts in The New Main Street Singers, The Folksmen and Mitch & Mickey.
Since there are lot's of people in these groups, I'll feature them one at a time as we progress through the week.
First comes the duo of Mitch & Mickey featuring Mitch Cohen (Eugene Levy) and Mickey Crabbe (Catherine O'Hara).
Their most famous song is "A Kiss At the End of the Rainbow" (written by Michael McKean and his wife Annette O'Toole). In reality, it was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Song.
This is probably the most legitimate song featured in the film, as the lyrics aren't hilarious and therefore could easily be viewed as a classic folk tune. Observe: