There were only a handful of musical moments at last night’s Golden Globes Awards: Puff Daddy introducing a best-supporting something award; Jay-Z looking Jay-Zzzz; and Justin Timberlake doing the third- or fourth-best best Prince impression of his career. But the real highlight was Mr. Happy Feet himself, who didn’t perform, but who remembered to wear his pajamas with the footies, and who made it through the entire ceremony without the aid of a dozen or so whispering chaperones. And because he sat behind Eddie Murphy, we were treated to the sight of two cultural colonists–one comedic, one shamanic, and both with spotty track records–sharing the same three-foot space. We imagine the commercial-break banter went something like this:
EDDIE: So, you still keep in touch with whatshername? Vanity?
EDDIE: So I’ve been, you know, laying down tracks again, and I was wondering if you might want–
EDDIE: Yeah, yeah. Okay. Well maybe you could just–
PRINCE: I gotta boogie. My zeppelin’s double-parked outside.