David Shearer’s Resignation – The Opera

August 26th, 2013 at 1:00 pm by David Farrar

’s resignation speech sung as an opera. Very well done.

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9 Responses to “David Shearer’s Resignation – The Opera”

  1. Keeping Stock (10,161 comments) says:

    You’re becoming like the Herald DPF; I blogged that video on Friday :D

    But you’re right; it’s brilliant stuff.

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  2. Pete George (23,140 comments) says:

    If you want a bout of oneupmanship I posted a link to that on Thursday night, the day Shearer resigned: http://www.kiwiblog.co.nz/2013/08/shearer_resigns.html#comment-1190816

    All the thumbs down can’t have been for the Opera.

    But…I got it from a Ryan Sproull tweet so the credit goes back to him. They must have put the video together quickly.

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  3. Redbaiter (7,845 comments) says:

    Seen Cunliffe’s latest slogan?

    “new hope, new vision, new beginning”

    FFS, and these idiots are unhappy that they are so often held in such utter contempt.

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  4. Pete George (23,140 comments) says:

    The slogan has a signifciant omission – there’s no “new caucus”.

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  5. Don the Kiwi (1,633 comments) says:

    Great parody.
    Les Miserables piss take. The guy singing has a great voice.

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  6. wikiriwhis business (3,883 comments) says:

    Let the sun shine in

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  7. Redbaiter (7,845 comments) says:

    Lyrics to Let The Sunshine, from the musical Hair, late 1960s.

    We starve, look at one another, short of breath
    Walking proudly in our winter coats
    Wearing smells from laboratories
    Facing a dying nation of moving paper fantasy
    Listening for the new told lies
    With supreme visions of lonely tunes
    Somewhere, inside something there is a rush of
    Greatness, who knows what stands in front of
    Our lives, I fashion my future on films in space
    Silence tells me secretly
    Everything
    Everything
    Manchester, England, England
    Manchester, England, England
    Across the Atlantic Sea
    And I’m a genius, genius
    I believe in God
    And I believe that God believes in Claude
    That’s me, that’s me, that’s me
    We starve, look at one another, short of breath
    Walking proudly in our winter coats
    Wearing smells from laboratories
    Facing a dying nation of moving paper fantasy
    Listening for the new told lies
    With supreme visions of lonely tunes
    Singing our space songs on a spider web sitar
    Life is around you and in you
    Answer for Timothy Leary, dearie
    Let the sunshine, let the sunshine in
    The sunshine in

    Those hippie morons sure made one massive damn fuck up of everything. And the line of mostly drooling idiots we have as our political leaders today is the legacy.

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  8. David Farrar (1,867 comments) says:

    I get sent a huge number of unsolicited story ideas and links (all appreciated). They go into a large folder and I get to them when I can, unless they are particularly time sensitive.

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  9. ByterNZ (25 comments) says:

    The singer is Andrew Grenon of NZ Opera. He recently played Acis in NZ Opera’s production of Acis and Galatea.

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