New Year’s Countdown, Wednesday

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Just because it’s past Christmas doesn’t mean the themes go away. Today’s theme is famous duets, and this one is a rather sweet homemade one featuring the countdown return of Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who first appeared singing with Lady Gaga on Day 2. This time, his duet partner is Zooey Deschanel, who was his costar in (500) Days of Summer which came out, if you can believe it, over a decade ago — next month marks the 11th anniversary of its release.

Here, they’re just hanging out as friends and I’m pretty sure that she recorded this on her phone, so it also brings us a full 180 away from the big budget professional aesthetic of his duet with Gaga which, after all, appeared on The Muppet Show back in 2013. Sit back and enjoy this little New Year’s ditty.

Instant nostalgia: start from the beginning, see the previous post, or read the next.

The Boys in Blue are back

Bonus post. Out of the Blue Oxford just released their latest Charity Single. You should go give them money. This one was done with a minimal crew and social distancing, and apparently everyone recorded the audio from their homes, but it is still as amazing as all of their other performances.