It’s a slow blogging week, so it’s a perfect time to cover some internet memes that I’ve yet to post about.
Let’s start with Tay Zonday and Chocolate Rain.
Adam Nyerere Bahner (b. July 6, 1982), better known by the stage name Tay Zonday, is a 25 year old singer, songwriter and keyboardist. His composition “Chocolate Rain” and accompanying video on YouTube became a popular Internet meme in July 2007. Within the course of a month, Zonday went from grad student in Minneapolis to appearances on national television. He has appeared on the Opie & Anthony Show, VH1â€™s Best Week Ever, and Jimmy Kimmel Live, where he performed Chocolate Rain on national television a little over three months after he posted his composition on YouTube.
And a meme is born. There have been plenty of parodies of “Chocolate Rain” but my favorite is Chad Vader’s cover:
And Tay Zonday performing live on Jimmy Kimmel.