Watch: Another Area Puppet Sings Justin Bieber and Britney Spears on Chatroulette, Parodies Eminem and Rihanna's "Love The Way You Lie"
So. Puppet culture in Dallas?Way
bigger than I ever realized -- or bigger, at least, than I realized before postingyesterday's item about Will Schutze's Mr. Bonetangles marionette
. Let's just suffice to say that there are a lot of puppeteers in Dallas.
And, no, I'm not going to post about all of them. I will, however, make quick mention of Bleeckie, the more-muppet-than-puppet creation of Dallas native Leslie Fleming, who recently earned her Master's in children's media from New York University and who, for a spell, even worked a bit at Sesame Street.
J. Cole: 4 Your Eyez Only Tour
TicketsSun., Aug. 20, 8:00pm
Simple Plan - No Pads, No Helmets...Just Balls 15TH Anniversary Tour
TicketsThu., Aug. 24, 6:00pm
TicketsFri., Aug. 25, 7:00pm
Linkin Park: One More Light World Tour
TicketsFri., Aug. 25, 7:30pm
Steven Tyler & the Loving Mary Band
TicketsFri., Aug. 25, 8:00pm
Bleeckie's kind of flown under the radar in town for the most part -- despite, even this very entertaining bit in which the character, which is supposed to be a five-year-old puppet, visited the State Fair of Texas for the first time and even got to meet Bill Bragg, voice of Big Tex and the above clip of Bleeckie hopping on to Chatroulette and trying to get other web cam users to sing along to Britney Spears and Justin Bieber songs with her. It's entertaining stuff, if nothing else.
Where's the music connection, you ask? Ah: After the jump, check out Fleming's/Bleeckie's parody of Eminem and Rihanna's "Love The Way You Lie," called, adorably, "Love The Way I Learn."
Get the ICYMI: Today's Top Stories Newsletter Our daily newsletter delivers quick clicks to keep you in the know
Catch up on the day's news and stay informed with our daily digest of the most popular news, music, food and arts stories in Dallas, delivered to your inbox Monday through Friday.