In what may be one of the most self-aware bits of humour we’ve seen in a while, Chan Marshall makes fun of her own reputation for imploding on stage and generally not making sense in a new Funny or Die video, written by Alex Fernie. In the sketch, Power attempts to play some classic children’s songs—“Itsy Bitsy Spider,” “Old MacDonald,” etcetera –– for a class of second graders. It goes as well as you’d expect. Via Pitchfork:
Eventually, Chan hits rock-bottom. “Life is hard, and it gets worse and worse and worse,” she confesses to the class.
To which a child replies, “This lady makes me sad.”
This is brilliant.