Cosby Sweater

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For the past seven days, I have spent every spare second I have learning the lyrics to the Hilltop Hoods’ Cosby Sweater.

‘Why?’ you may ask.

Well, that is a really good question and I wish I knew the answer.

It all started when I saw Emily from Have a laugh on me’s entry into an international lip syncing competition.

‘Bloody hell,’ I thought.

‘That looks like mega fun.

‘I am seriously going to do that.’

I seemingly forgot that I am the shy, retiring type and us folk just never do that sort of thing.

I mentioned the competition to Dave and he was amped to say the least.

‘You should seriously do Cosby Sweater, kid,’ he said.

‘If you learn all of the lyrics, you’ll take out the whole bloody competition.’

Spurred on with Dave’s encouragement, I printed out the lyrics and downloaded the song. While cooking dinner, on the way to work, on the way home from work, at the crack of dawn, late at night in my nightie with no bra on, I’ve been practicing the lyrics and my killer dance moves.

It became my obsession.

I sent numerous text messages to family and friends trying to track down a Cosby Sweater to no avail.

My Aunt, bless her, actually went to four different op shops over the weekend looking for one.

‘My niece is doing this rap for a competition,’ she told one of the shop assistants.

‘She needs to look like one of the Hilltop Hoods. She needs a Cosby Sweater. You know, a coogie. Do you have any coogies for sale?

‘How old is your niece?’ the shop assistant asked.

‘Umm … 37 ..,’ my Aunt replied as she realised everyone in the shop thought she was a live one.

There have been many times during the past week where I’ve been on the verge of quitting.

‘I’m not doing it,’ I whined to Dave.

‘I can’t remember the lyrics. It’s too hard.

‘Why am I even doing this? People will think I’m an absolute mentalist.’

Despite my second thoughts, I powered on like a woman possessed.

On Sunday while Dave worked in the yard and mum looked after the kids, I commenced Project lip sync cosby sweater.

In 32 degree heat, I donned a jumper (the closest I could find to a Cosby Sweater), pulled on my skinny jeans (Do you know how hard it is to get those things on when it’s 32 degrees and you’re a puddle of sweat?) and rapped my little heart out.

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I was so freaking hot, if you look closely you can even see sweat on my upper lip.

As I was busting my homie g moves in the kitchen like a crazed lunatic, I realised why I was doing this.

I want to make people smile and give them a laugh. I want to entertain them, especially Eden Riley, the woman behind this competition which she is running in honour of her brother, Cameron.

Those of you who know me well, know that I’m in my element with this competition.

Despite being an introvert, I like to do out there things every now and then. Introverts can do that too, okay. We just make ourselves sick to the stomach about it for days before and after it.

Those who attended our wedding and saw Dave and I do a choreographed routine to Beyonce’s Crazy in love and those who saw me sing Boom shake the room at my brother’s wedding will just think yep, that’s Renee. She’s a little bit loose sometimes, but we love her.

And I hope you love me too.

So … this would be the part where you get to view the clip I worked so hard on, but it appears it has been blocked in Australia due to copyright πŸ™ I am attempting to see if there is any way I can fix this, in the meantime thanks for reading!!

(Warning: coarse language.)

Have you ever lip synced before? Are you entering Eden’s competition? If I was to do another entry (I have the bug now) which song would you like me to do?

Linking up today with the very awesome Jess for I Blog On Tuesdays.

40 comments on Cosby Sweater

  1. Bec @ The Plumbette
    November 4, 2014 at 7:37 am (3 years ago)

    Awww Renee I so want to watch this! You look awesome in your hood!

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    • Mummy, Wife, Me
      November 5, 2014 at 5:42 am (3 years ago)

      Lol. Thanks Bec. I may have come up with a solution. Will work on it tonight. Thanks for your support and advice as always x

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  2. Lucy @ Bake Play Smile
    November 4, 2014 at 7:44 am (3 years ago)

    Oh gosh this makes me love you even more!!!! I sooooo want to see this!!!

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    • Mummy, Wife, Me
      November 5, 2014 at 5:43 am (3 years ago)

      Oh you are too cute, Lucy. Thank you for your support xx

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    • Mummy, Wife, Me
      November 5, 2014 at 5:44 am (3 years ago)

      I know what you mean, Vicki. It was kind of a big deal for me to do this and then to have the letdown of it not working. I’ve been on a crazy emotional rollercoaster. Might get it working yet x

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  3. Rachel_OurTownBNE
    November 4, 2014 at 8:31 am (3 years ago)

    Awww dang I would have paid good money to see you do that rap! Love how your aunty got on board too πŸ™‚ And introverts can be anything they want to be – sometimes they just need a little longer to warm up to a big “out there” act xx

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    • Mummy, Wife, Me
      November 5, 2014 at 5:45 am (3 years ago)

      That’s very true, Rachel. Yep, the whole family got on board. Even Miss Four is walking around singing ‘it’s all good’. πŸ™‚

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  4. Josefa @always Josefa
    November 4, 2014 at 9:22 am (3 years ago)

    Oh hun sorry to hear your clip is blocked – I would have loved to watch it! You look pretty hot (methaphorically and literally) in the pics! Making people smile, giving them a reason to forget life and its burdens for a while, connecting even through cyber space are all good things – well done xx

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    • Mummy, Wife, Me
      November 5, 2014 at 5:45 am (3 years ago)

      Thanks lovely x Trying my best πŸ™‚ x

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    • Mummy, Wife, Me
      November 5, 2014 at 5:46 am (3 years ago)

      I may have a workaround, Toni. I haven’t lost hope yet.

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  5. Andrea Phillips
    November 4, 2014 at 10:17 am (3 years ago)

    Gutted! It is blocked in the UK too,…
    But you look ‘well good’ and I bet it’s funny as, (I’m actually laughing just imagining…) xxxx:-D

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    • Mummy, Wife, Me
      November 5, 2014 at 5:47 am (3 years ago)

      Lol. Thanks πŸ™‚ By all accounts I look very serious and tough. That’s the kind of homie g I am though ya know, sup beatches. xxx

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  6. Lauren @ Create Bake Make
    November 4, 2014 at 11:54 am (3 years ago)

    You are an amazing lady and just reading this and seeing the pics of you in your hoodie made me smile. I hope you realise next time I see you I will be stealing your phone to watch this piece of cinematic art!

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    • Mummy, Wife, Me
      November 5, 2014 at 5:48 am (3 years ago)

      Haha. Not quite sure art is the right word, but thanks for your support and faith in me as always xx

      Reply
  7. Kathy
    November 4, 2014 at 4:55 pm (3 years ago)

    Ha, ha, but sorry too! I don’t think you are going to beat you-tube – they’re pretty strict on copyright. Actually I have an idea – re-upload the video but set it to private. Then you just have to put the url code in a blog post or on social media. I think they allow up to 150 people or so to view it under the private setting. I’ll message you with the details.

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    • Mummy, Wife, Me
      November 5, 2014 at 5:49 am (3 years ago)

      Thanks so much, Kathy! I really appreciate your help. I’ve messaged back this morning πŸ™‚

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  8. Lisa
    November 4, 2014 at 6:29 pm (3 years ago)

    Bugger no video but you look awesome! go the introverts xx

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  9. EssentiallyJess
    November 4, 2014 at 7:36 pm (3 years ago)

    Stupid You Tube and it’s stupid rules! I really hope they let it be viewed. I can’t wait to see it. xx

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    • Mummy, Wife, Me
      November 5, 2014 at 5:50 am (3 years ago)

      Thanks Jess. You know you’re my hero xx

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    • Mummy, Wife, Me
      November 5, 2014 at 5:50 am (3 years ago)

      I know right. It’s not fair. Boo πŸ™

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  10. Zanni Louise
    November 4, 2014 at 10:12 pm (3 years ago)

    Why won’t they let us watch it? I am sure it’s awesome!

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    • Mummy, Wife, Me
      November 5, 2014 at 5:51 am (3 years ago)

      The HTH are fairly strict with the old copyright, Zanni. Fair enough too, I suppose.

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  11. Tegan
    November 4, 2014 at 10:43 pm (3 years ago)

    Bummer I can’t watch it! I entered with Tenacious D although mine pales in comparison to Ems!

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    • Mummy, Wife, Me
      November 5, 2014 at 5:52 am (3 years ago)

      Dave and I watched yours, Tegan and we thought it was great. Brought a smile to our dials πŸ™‚

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  12. Lisa@RandomActsOfZen
    November 4, 2014 at 11:33 pm (3 years ago)

    Nooo!!! As I was reading, I was so looking forward to your performance, Renee πŸ™
    But, absolutely awesome of you for doing it xx

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  13. Pinky Poinker
    November 5, 2014 at 4:43 pm (3 years ago)

    I just clicked on it and it said it had been removed! Wah!!!! I think you should do Rapunzel. It’s my fave rap song. I bet you were outstanding Renee.

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      November 5, 2014 at 9:01 pm (3 years ago)

      Haha, no it was pretty rubbish, but I still wanted to show everyone I’d done it πŸ™‚

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  14. Hugzilla
    November 5, 2014 at 5:07 pm (3 years ago)

    Oh POO!!! Poo to you YouTube! I’m sure it is stellar lip-synching. LOL.

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      November 5, 2014 at 9:02 pm (3 years ago)

      Lol. Yes, it was a very unexpected end to all of my hard work lol.

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  15. Bele @ BlahBlah
    November 5, 2014 at 8:55 pm (3 years ago)

    Oh, no, I’m so sad I missed it. Nice sweater though x

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      November 5, 2014 at 9:02 pm (3 years ago)

      Thanks Bele πŸ™‚

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  16. DruimΓ©@SnippetsandSpirits
    November 5, 2014 at 11:20 pm (3 years ago)

    Your killing me Renee where’s the video evidence. ! I have to say you are a wicked chick for even thinking about doing this and putting it into action well done. Sounds like when you commit to something you stick to it. Now get that vid on line so we can all laugh and love. x

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      November 6, 2014 at 7:39 pm (3 years ago)

      Yep, you hit the nail on the head. Once I commit to something I give it my all lol. Oh dear, I am a worry!

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  17. Twitchy Sharon
    November 6, 2014 at 10:21 am (3 years ago)

    To use Miss7’s favourite new exclamation: OH BALLS!!

    The inhumanity. I wanted to see that AND hear the song. Why can’t tribute be seen as promotion anyway, stupid folk. Good on you Renee, well done, even if we can’t see your hard work. #teamIBOT

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      November 6, 2014 at 7:40 pm (3 years ago)

      Lol Sharon! What a classic new saying of Miss 7. I love it. Yes, I thought it was good promotion lol. Ahh well!

      Reply

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