Georgia father Robert Parker knows how to make the best of the morning rush.
While the rest of us listen to the radio and check our Facebook feeds on smartphones while creeping along toward another glorious workday, Parker uses AM traffic to rock out with what might just be the greatest family band since The Allman brothers.
Not long ago, Parker got the idea that he would throw in a CD as he began his daily drive to take his daughters Zoe, 6, and Skyler, 7, to school.
Joined by little brother, Callum, 3, who chills/rocks in his car seat, Dad and the gang began listening attentively to the Queen mega-hit “Bohemian Rhapsody.”
And before long: lyrics were memorized/ vocal parts were distributed/ stage moves were perfected and SHAZAM!
Four stars were born!
So, when the act was tightened up and the song seeped seamlessly from each of the four Parkers, dad did what had to be done and recorded a performance. Now, viral-video fame is theirs as internet sites and television shows across the globe have been going gaga over a short clip of the family doing it’s morning jam.
And to be honest…it’s really awesome.
It’s hard to not fall for Papa Parker’s everyman creativity. And, as any parent will tell you, it’s no small feat that he actually pulled it off. Especially, in my eyes, getting a three year old to join the fray. A lot of three year olds are worse than Ozzy in the 70’s.
So, well done, Family Parker.
Somewhere over the rainbow, Freddie Mercury has gotta be smiling that big toothy grin of his.
(Oh, and in case you were on a space mission to the outer edges of the galaxy last week, here’s the vid):
Photo: The Washington Post
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