The Starving Artist Does the Oscars

by thestarvingartistfood

Click here to see me and the chorus performing at the OSCARS!!!

Happy Monday, readers! So I’m taking a small detour from food today, but for a very good reason. If you happened to catch the Oscars last night, you might have noticed someone singing with the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles (GMCLA) who looked suspiciously like yours truly. Well guess what? It was totally me! I couldn’t post anything in advance because we were sworn to secrecy, but now that the cat is out of the bag I can tell you that is was absolutely the most exciting thing I’ve ever done. The idea to have us in this number about boobs was all Seth’s and of course we love him for it. Only 24 out of the 220 members of the chorus were chosen for this event. Needless to say I am both proud and honored to represent this deserving organization on such a global stage. This was the first time an LGBT group has performed and been acknowledge at the Oscars. How crazy exciting to be a part of such history.

But here’s the really fun story.

We recorded the number at Capitol Records on Sunday Feb 17th. Seth MacFarlane was at the session and made it a point to come in, say hi, and encourage us to be completely over-the-top with our diction, vibrato, and facial expressions so as to heighten the comedy (and let’s not kid ourselves, boobs are not a topic any of us are familiar with). After we finished, Seth stood in the doorway to thank us and shake our hands while the producers stood by. I was the last one out of the room and of course, I couldn’t let such an opportunity pass without throwing something into the mix. So, in my normal tone of voice (loud and obnoxious) I said to Seth, “I’ve never been more excited about boobs in my entire life.” Laughter ensued from both him and the producers, reminding me just how lucky I am and how much I love my life.

Tune in tomorrow when we get back to food posts, including the fish and chips I found while “camping” in Malibu and my progress with bootcamp and weight loss. Hooray!


soxfan4eva February 25, 2013 - 11:59 am

Great job, Dave! Glad you had fun!

Jeremy February 25, 2013 - 8:53 pm

I love your blog! And I’m glad that there is a category on your site dedicated to “beans”.

Jeremy Pease


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