Sep 162012
 

In the past I’ve been accused of not picking out stuff that’s bad enough for us to play nice. I admit, I’m not half the turdhunter as hrrundivbakshi, but lacking his leadership I will once more attempt to step into the void.

How about this 1970 clip of Hair star Robin McNamara performing “Lay a Little Lovin’ on Me”; is this bad enough for you? I’ve been known to be a sucker for these kind of bubblegum songs, but the song and McNamara’s performance define candy ass. Sorry, I can’t say anything nice about this one. I bet you can.

If so and if you still think I make it too easy to play nice, try this next performance by McNamara, of a more recent vintage:

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  7 Responses to “If You Can’t Say Anything Nice About…Robin McNamara (ie, Is This Bad Enough for You?)”

  1. cherguevarra

    First video – I thought the intro was kind of happening, I could see somebody sampling that and turning a turkey into turkeyade. 2nd video had the eye candy. 3rd video, uh… well, it’s good he hasn’t been sued for copyright infringement for all those clips he’s using.

  2. Particularly good in the second video is the choreography when he sings “I could never leave either one behind” and Mary and Janey both subtly turn and shake their thongs at the camera.

  3. hrrundivbakshi

    LOL! After watching the first video, I was about to post something snarky about how much Ms. McNamara looked like a dude (e.g., “she’s a MAN, baby!”). Then I realized he WAS a man! So I say: I like the fact that Mr. McNamara made me, for just a moment, confront gender issues in rock and roll — or perhaps just in rock fashion and grooming, ca. 1970 or whenever this turd was released.

  4. ladymisskirroyale

    I grew up singing along with the London cast recording of Hair (before knowing what half the words were referring to), so based on his association with that music, I’ll give the guy a pass.

    He has an earnest, very American “I believe in myself” style which seems to have been the fall back position of many hippies of his generation. At least his videos are consistent with that hippie vision.

  5. […] a recent If You Can’t Say Anything Nice post Mr. Moderator submitted a video that featured aging pop fluffer Robin McNamara accompanied by […]

  6. misterioso

    I’ve known that crappy Lay a Little Lovin’ on Me song since I was a kid and until today, even after watching the first video, thought Robin was a woman. I cannot say that the discovery of the singer’s gender has changed my opinion one way or the other, but I think this is just the type of thing I would expect from someone who was in Hair.

  7. Without Mr and/or Ms McNamara’s video, I might never have heard the phrase “turning a turkey into turkeyade”, so thank you Robin McNamara and Cherguevara.

 
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