Ladies and Gentlemen, meet John Jacobson. He’s a composer, choreographer, and a music educator who gives workshops at schools all around the country. He is also the founder of America Sings, a noncompetitive outdoor music festival for kids.
Okay yes I know, fashions from the 1987 JC Penny “Youth Minister Chic” catalog, needle on the enthusiasm meter is WAY buried, Lawrence Welk is at this very moment looking down from Heaven and saying “damn that song is bland” BUT… The guy writes music for children’s choirs and these videos (yes there are more) are meant to teach students and teachers the choreographed moves that go along with the songs. In other words we lovers of snark are not the intended audience. I was watching this while my built in Beautiful Target Audience was playing nearby. While I stared in mute horror, she LOVED it and her enthusiasm was contagious. It wasn’t long before both our Double Dream Hands were flying. I suppose I should be embarrassed about it but, in the words of the immortal Joel Hodgson, “Bite me, it’s fun!”
P.S. Guess what else John Jacobson got up to back in 2008:
I guess Dream Hands do not equal votes though.