Decameron III

Pack it in, the coronavirus is done, this is the peak:

…Hang on, I’m just now hearing that apparently the “coronavirus” is actually a disease and not a justification for generating a bunch of high-grade YouTube/Twitter content. Um… we didn’t know that until the last 24 seconds.

Well, here’s a bunch of other good stuff:

This whole concert thing happened:

Ok this next one starts in a cringy place, but it never gets that bad, and also it’s Susan Egan (the original Megara!) singing the 24th-best song Disney ever recorded:

And then a tangent… the channel that hosts that last video is amazing in general, and in particular is home to Nerdy Spice’s all-time favorite YouTube video:

But the reason this is still Decameron content is that the isolation prompted the editor to cut and release another take of Jeremy Jordan performing the same song earlier that day, which isn’t really better? But it’s at least the same, which is to say great, so it’s ok to watch it right after that last one:

No one’s judging.

Let’s cut back to that Twitter thread:

And yes, I buried the lede:

Decameron II

So many things are happening while the world ends!

Billie Joe Armstrong covered “I Think We’re Alone Now” (do you get it?):

No but actually do you get it?

Ben Gibbard wrote a whole Death Cab-ish song about the quarantine:

Sir Patrick Stewart really needs to stay inside for all our sakes, and has set himself up for at least 154 days of isolation by starting a Sonnet A Day series on Twitter… and yes hearing him read Shakespeare absolutely counts as art:

Speaking of that new Ben Gibbard song: he premiered it on this stream:

That stream was the fourth (!) of nine (!!) sets, so far (!!!), in which he’s been playing DCFC material old and new, Postal Service, and covers, most especially on the all-covers stream on March 23rd:

This link goes straight to the Phoebe Bridgers cover because it’s important.

You can look in the comments of each video for set-lists that link directly to each song, in some cases supplied by the band itself (for example).

Some guy made this amazing chilled-out cover of “Going to Georgia”, accompanied by at least 3 copies of himself: