What if you spent every day looking for One Beautiful Thing?

Lounge Against the Machine


In the early days of our Fire Island share, I was the self-appointed DJ of the house. We had (and still have) a series of iPods onto which I uploaded carefully-curated days-long playlists. Those playlists were the soundtrack of many happy summers. In recent years, we more often play music from people’s phones, but much of the music from those early playlists can still transport me to our hilarious, ridiculous, wildly-fun beginnings in Cherry Grove.

One of the tricks I like to pull out in those playlists were covers, but not just standard covers. Oh, no. I searched high and low for the nuttiest, the funniest, the most surprising covers on which I could get my sweaty little hands. And the king of bizarre covers was the magnificent performer known as Richard Cheese.

Since the late nineties, Cheese has been performing hysterical, uber-loungy covers of the rudest songs of our time. His version of Nine Inch Nails’ Closer, famous for accompanying the opening titles of the amazing horror film Se7en, is maybe the funniest cover I’ve ever heard. It was a cornerstone of every one of our party playlists. And this lounge comedy genius didn’t stop there. He has covered some of the most hilariously inappropriate songs you can imagine from Milkshake to the Kars-for-Kids theme song, with uniformly spectacular results.

You can follow the mad genius Richard Cheese on his website and on YouTube, Instagram, and Twitter.

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

6 thoughts on “Lounge Against the Machine

  1. Hey thanks for making me laugh before coffee! You might like the Canadian group The Arrogant Worms. My favs are Rippy the Gator and Big Fat Road Manager. Great sing alongs!

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  2. Enjoyed it again. Fun stuff. Hal

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  3. Thank you – my day needed this silliness! Mr Cheese’s “Creep” is a tour de force! 😁

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