I’ve often wondered what would happen if one famous person met another, sort of a clash of the Titans in the era of social media where the celebs do battle on the air or the dance floor.
How’s this for an artistic collaboration: Lady Gaga, queen of fashionista rock, meets the late Tony Hillerman, dean of the contemporary Western novel. Their mashup might go like this:
Of course we could veer into the political arena:
The Chinese might consider that a bad romance.
Or we could visit the ever-popular sports stars:
Rah-rah-what’s you planning?
All this reminds me of the novelty tune “The Name Game,” a song written by singer Shirley Ellis that hit number 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 list in 1965. It works by inserting a person’s name into a children’s rhyme, as she demonstrated in the song:
Shirley, Shirley bo Birley
Banana fanna fo Firley
Fee fy mo Mirley
I’m not disclosing my favorite mashup because I’m wearing . . .
Mum mum mum mah p-p-p-poker face.
But you can. How does your mashup sound?