Perennial try-hard and begrudging bae Joseph Gordon-Levitt took out a drum kit on the platform of a Los Angeles subway station recently to play a little medley. While we set aside the question of “Since when does Los Angeles have subway stations?” we must ask why Gordon-Levitt, a man who has any number of other things to do, is asking other try-hard musicians to disrupt commuters’ pleasant silence with impromptu performances?
“I want to challenge musicians, singers, dancers, and performers of any kind to go into an ordinary setting, and make a spectacular moment out of that everyday situation,” Gordon-Levitt explained on HitRecord, his online production company. “You can sing, dance, play around, dress up in costumes, do any kind of extraordinary activity. These performances will be recorded from the standpoint of a passerby. So in the end, we’ll have a big, vibrant, beautiful, spectacular, collaborative piece of art.”
Here’s a video of Gordon-Levitt doing his own version of “Everyday, Spectacular.” The best part is at the end when a man says, “You look like Pee-Wee Herman a little bit.”