January 28, 2012

Coolest Dad Ever.

Everything counts!

I can’t get over how cool these children are, and how cute, and the expressions of the boy in particular crack me up. And this dad…he makes parenting look way hipper than bachelorhood.

Via What: “Video artist Dicken Schrader rubs his sensational child-rearing skills in all our faces by enlisting the help of his kickass kids Milah and Korben in covering Depeche Mode’s ‘Everything Counts.‘”

Dicken Schrader: Teclado ochentero, xilófono, kazoo, pandereta, botella de Coca-Cola y voz de tarro.
Milah Schrader: Flauta dulce, sonajero, carillón y voz.
Korben Schrader: Teclado de juguete, maraca, rallador de queso y voz.
Música y letra de Martin L. Gore (Depeche Mode)

El apretón de manos sella el contrato,
de un contrato no hay vuelta atrás,
el punto de quiebre de una carrera
en Corea siendo insincera.
La festividad estuvo llena de diversión,
el contrato aun intacto.

Las manos que agarran agarran todo lo que pueden,
todo para ellas después de todo.
Las manos que agarran agarran todo lo que pueden,
todo para ellas después de todo.
Es un mundo competitivo…
Todo cuenta en grandes cantidades.

La gráfica en la pared
cuenta la historia de todo.
Imagínalo ahora, ve justamente como
las mentiras y el engaño ganaron un poco mas de poder.
La confianza fue ganada
por un bronceado y una sonrisa.


Dicken Schrader: 80’s keyboard, xylophone, kazoo, tambourine, Coke bottle and voice.
Milah Schrader: Recorder, rattle, windchime and voice.
Korben Schrader: Toy keyboard, maraca, cheese grater and voice.
Music and lyrics by Martin L. Gore (Depeche Mode)

The handshake seals the contract,
from a contract there’s no turning back,
the turning point of a career
in Korea being insincere.
The holiday was fun-packed,
the contract still intact.

The grabbing hands grab all they can,
all for themselves after all.
The grabbing hands grab all they can,
all for themselves, after all.
It’s a competitive world…
Everything counts in large amounts.

The graph on the wall
tells the story of it all.
Picture it now, see just how
the lies and deceit gained a little more power.
Confidence taken in
by a suntan and a grin.


The original, my new favorite song:

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Elena Jan 31, 2012 11:37pm


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