The other day, out of the middle of nowhere, from some dark recess of my mind, "Secret Ambition" began flowing from my vocal chords.
I still really like the song. I love the awesome 80's sound. I appreciate the lyrics. So I looked for it on YouTube. I've seen the video before but it's been years, more than a decade I'm sure. Passing time and a degree in Theatre might be what makes the video so humorous to me.
0:12- Oh, Smitty. That outfit was not timeless. That hair was not timeless. That hair toss, however, just might have been. Nice vest.
0:27- That man is way too Caucasian to be Jesus. Did no one on this production realize that Jesus was Jewish?
0:31- Entire Caucasian cast. With mullets.
0:35- Smitty doing his best "Young, Brooding, Christian Recording Artist" smolder.
0:43- I think we have those exact costume head pieces in the the storage room at church.
0:58- Is it just me or does that woman have a subtle French manicure?
0:59- More of the bad costume head pieces. I can't handle them. Make them go away.
1:08- Is this supposed to be Israel? It looks like Sedona.
1:36- Smitty really has this brooding thing down.
1:44- Random symbolic birds.
1:50- Wait. That's the temple? It looks like cardboard boxes spray painted white.
2:01- Oh. Bad. Purple. Head. Piece.
2:21- Adorable little girl. American. Or French. Or Canadian, possibly. Not Jewish though. No.
2:30- Passionate Smitty attempting to dislocate a shoulder.
2:46- Those head pieces were a really bad idea. The bushy red beards may be a worse one.
3:16- Violent fist pump from Smitty.
3:19- Is that Pilate? With an 80's mustache?
4:02- Smitty croons at the sky, his thumbs firmly planted in his spectacular 80's denim.
4:08- We actually had those exact Roman officer costumes at our former church. Really.
4:10-4:30--The best part of the entire video. I mean, a video can't capture the awesome sadness and glory of Christ's crucifixion but there's nothing 80's about those twenty seconds.
4:41- Smitty spins in circles. It is somewhat reminiscent of children that spin around until they fall over. Except Smitty stops short of actually falling over.
5:25- Caucasian actor's head appears to float in a pond.
5:32- Smitty is, apparently, a narcoleptic.