Jason Howard Green

Jason Howard Green

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Harry Connick Jr. - U Go Boi

Yes - I am a big fan of Harry Cannick, Jr. Even before he started to appear on Will & Grace. Even before he became one of the biggest faces in the Hurricane Katrina Relief Efforts. And following the clip below I'm even more of a fan. You see, I am a connoisseur of jazz music. Love, love, love jazz music. And I especially love a great piano player. Harrick Cannick is exactly that. And I'll add also - the man is pretty nice on the eyes also.

I guess in Fame terms he would be what is considered a triple threat. He can sing. He can play the piano. He can act. On all of his CD covers I swear he looks like a model straight out of the pages of GQ. Great face. Lean and statuesque build. And the hair is always perfect.

What brings him into the spotlight at this moment is his appearance on a talent show in the land down under. Apparently he agreed to be a judge on the Australian show Hey Hey It's Saturday. One group of performers decided it would be entertaining to perform in blackface. The group was supposed to be The Jackson 5 and it was supposed to be a tribute to Michael Jackson (it was attempt at humor). Well Connick wasn't laughing and he did not hesitate to inform everyone how offensive this skit would be if it were performed in the U.S. Please check out the video below.

If you watched the entire video then you noticed that Connick is being called a hypocrite because he once performed in black face on Saturday Nite Live. Well I for one think all men have certain redemptive rights and he is allowed to have learned from the mistakes he's made in the past. He seems sincere in his concern for how images of black people are presented. I applaud him for what he did and what he said.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Gotta love it, smooth singer and keeping it real for the bigots! But, sadly, its not as uncommon to see folks prancing around doing this in the good old USA to fawning crowds who claim its just good, clean fun.