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Musicians Pen and Perform Mental Illness Melodies At “Odd Aid”

May 31, 2012 Alistair McHarg

For years, members of The National Association of Mental Health Professionals Hoping To Influence Public Perceptions of Whackadoomiousness (NAMHPHIPPW) have sought out ways of educating the public, eroding stigma, and charging off expensive lunches at swank restaurants.

The PR wing of this advocacy organization is very excited about a new, innovative public awareness campaign they’re calling, Odd Aid. NAMHPHIPPW officials agree that the best way to shift cultural perceptions is by going directly to popular public figures. Building on the success of Live Aid and Farm Aid, Odd Aid will feature a host of legendary performers; with one important difference.

Every participating Odd Aid artist will be performing an original song specifically designed to shed light on a particular form of mental illness. Stigma beware; this plethora of plucky performers is out to get you!

Here are just a few of the show business legends slated to rock the world. Listings include: Artist Name, Title Of Composition & Mental Illness Featured.

Kanye West

I Can’t Pry Myself Off The Mirror

Malignant Narcissism

(Industry insiders tell us that the astounding stage set employs 17 full-size mirrors set in a circle. This way Mr. West is able to see himself no matter where on stage he stands, and never has to look at any audience members!

Lady Gaga

Meat Me Insane Louis

Cannibalism by Proxy

(The celebrated fashion terrorist will be trading her now iconic meat dress for a hamburger jumpsuit. Our sources tell us that the heat generated by banks of spotlights will be sufficient to lightly sauté her ensemble.)

Ozzy Osbourne

One Synapse Samba

Drug and Alcohol Addiction

(Millions of Americans know Mr. Osbourne as a monosyllabic, incoherent enigma suffering through the remnants of a cockney accent. Hiding behind tinted glasses, long hair, and mascara, Mr. Osbourne appears absolutely lost within the empty expanse of what used to be his mind. But did you know that “Ozzy” was once what is laughingly referred to as a musician? He will be reprising this persona at Odd Aid!)

Cast Of Glee

The More I Think About Me The More Of Me There Is To Think About

Schizophrenia

(If you’ve never experienced the upbeat, gee-whiz, more fun than a barrel of monkeys side of mental illness, get ready. This crew can make anything cute!)

Curious yet? Don’t miss the first annual Odd Aid! And remember, after the music has died down and the drugs have worn off, give generously to The National Association of Mental Health Professionals Hoping To Influence Public Perceptions of Whackadoomiousness.

APA Reference
McHarg, A. (2012, May 31). Musicians Pen and Perform Mental Illness Melodies At “Odd Aid”, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2021, April 23 from https://www.healthyplace.com/blogs/funnyinthehead/2012/05/musicians-pen-perform-mental-illness-melodies-at-odd-aid



Author: Alistair McHarg

Alistair McHarg
May, 31 2012 at 4:13 pm

Thanks for all the nice comments. The premise seems bizarre at first but makes more and more sense as it is developed. When I thought of the hamburger jumpsuit I laughed out loud.

cindyaka
May, 31 2012 at 3:26 pm

Woops,that should have been Odd Aid and not Live Odd.

cindyaka
May, 31 2012 at 3:13 pm

I really enjoy your posts. Just the thought of Lady Gaga's ensemble being toasted is enough to make me an avid viewer of Live Odd. I assume Kanye West will be most happy with his mirrors, the better to see himself with at all times with little interruption.
Have a nice weekend!

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