Daniel Matarazzo

Season 2, Episode 1,  Apr 03, 2020, 03:05 PM

My guest this week is Daniel Matarazzo, a classically trained musical director who, just last week, created a Coronavirus parody of Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious to share with friends on Facebook. The song immediately became, ironically, a viral hit of its own – albeit in a very good way. Seen by millions and shared by leading figures in the entertainment world, the song has rapidly spread across the globe. Again, in a good way. In our far-reaching and deep conversation, we discuss what sudden global fame has felt like, how music can tell stories, the importance of the arts in dark times throughout history and especially now, how comedic songs are able to reach people in a way stand-up might not, how to approach musical direction, his inspirations, and creating a very good viral hit amid a very bad viral hit. And, to make it even more special, we’ve a Spieling The Beans first as we end our interview with a full, live performance of another of his viral virus parody hits.