Thursday, October 04, 2007

Things I Love About Nelson #5: Locally Grown Talent

Nelson is unique. Anyone who has every been here knows it. We're an interesting lot but we would have it no other way. Here are a couple videos of local talent. The first two feature clips of Charles "one man" Ross performing parts of the Star Wars Trilogy at his "day job." Obviously he is no longer in Nelson, but if he were, no one would think his performance in a diner to be out of place. That's just the way we are.





In this video, the guy you see on the right is another local Nelson boy. My understanding is that he and his friend threw together this catchy little rap just for fun. When word spread about the popularity of their ditty, McDonald's approached them and asked if they could purchase it for a commercial. The irony is that Nelson doesn't even have a McDonald's and has never really wanted one.

14 comments:

dawn said...

Those are pretty amusing. They do grow them weird in Nelson; maybe it is the water. Some people are so uninhibited.

The Fool said...

Uh, the winters don't effect us at all...no, not a bit...why do you ask?

Happy Friday - and FYI - my son entered as the McNugget rap played... I will never live this down.

Ketchup and mayo...ketchup and mayo...ketchup and mayo...

:)

Carla said...

Dawn, Perhaps the problem is the water every where else. We really do embrace individuality here. Strange to some...entertaining to others.

Fool, Yes, indeed. But you must admit, that is one catchy little tune. And happy Friday to you as well. So glad it's here.

Sirdar said...

Hmmm...is the river from Creston go up to Nelson? Just wondering if the Kokanee brewing company may be dumping their off spec beer. :-)

Its good to have local talent showcased around the world.

Annie Wicking and Loman Austen said...

Wonderful Carla... Glad I dropped by to say hello and to see you are keeping well.

Thank you for the cup of tea and a chat... Bye for now,

Best wishes, dear friend,

Annie

Carla said...

Sirdar, Hmm...I don't think so, but Nelson does have their own brewing company...much better than the stuff you get in Creston.

Annie, Glad you enjoyed it. Stop by any time. The kettle is on.

Steffi said...

Very nice and funny video´s,Carla! Pretty amusing!

JBelle said...

Nelson is *awesome*. Always has been!

jillie said...

I loved Nelson. It soooo "quaint" and it resembles the area of San Diego that I live in.

I hope I get up there again some day ;o)

Carla said...

Steffi, I'm glad that you enjoyed them.

JBelle, I whole heartedly agree.

Carla said...

Jillie, You are making me think that San Diego is a place I would enjoy visiting.

TK Kerouac said...

Hi Carla
I'm trying to send you a private invite to my blog but I need your gmail address
mine is traceykwhite@gmail.com
ttyl
Tracey

Mone said...

Another spot in the world waiting to be seen...
I wished I would win the lottery and be able to travel for the rest of my life.

Carla said...

Hi Tracey, Thanks. I just sent it to me.

Mone, I've been wishing the exact same thing.