Sunday, January 22, 2012

Josh Williams "Mordecai" Goes Viral

It's been an exciting day here at the blog. It appears that while I wasn't looking, my video of Josh Williams singing "Mordecai," a story of a wandering Jewish peddler, to a bird perched on his guitar has gone viral. As of a few minutes ago, it had suddenly received over 150,000 hits and been identified by a couple of YouTube channels specializing in such things as worth watching. I thought I'd post it here for those of you who are regular readers of the blog:

Josh Williams Sings Mordecai to a Bird


The video has also been featured on Viral Viral Video , Tastefully Offensive  and If you find other sites featuring this entertaining and real video, please let me know in the comment section or by email. 


  1. Hi Ted,

    I had seen this video through this blog, and was thrilled to see it on another site I frequent today.

    It is on The Awesomer as of today.

    They compile 'awesome' items from all over the web. Congrats! Great video! Keep up the good work

  2. I enjoyed that video. Any idea what was happening? Was the bird an escaped pet? Or just a Bluegrass fan? (And yes, I could see how that might be the case!)

  3. The bird fell from its nest. at the end of the performance, a veterinarian sitting near the front row examined it and put it back in the nest. Commenters on the video say that birds will take back their young

  4. I haven't seen it anywhere else, but I've been passing it along to friends, and just thought of another friend who I want to see it!

  5. Hi Ted,
    LOVE that Mordecai video. Do you know who wrote that song and the music? I like the song a lot now and the video is amazing. You really captured a special moment in time. Did you know that on The Regular Show (cartoon) there is a bird named Mordecai? :-)
    Anyone know who wrote Mordecai song and music? I love birds and bluegrass. What a perfect video that combines both. Well done.

  6. Thanks, Gareth. No, I don't know who wrote Mordecai, which distresses me some since I try to identify the composer of each song I post, not always successfully. I think it's a great story-telling song with an unusual focus, for bluegrass, on the Jewish peddler. I'm particularly interested in this case, since I might not have made the video had I not been the person who requested that Josh sing this song. I'll try to ask him later, but not at 4:45 in the morning.

  7. Congrats, Ted. This video has passed the million-views mark.