Assange Sings, Dances, Dons Mullet in New Rap Video
Wikileaks founder spoofs '80s rock song in surreal cameo
By Ruth Brown, Newser Staff
Posted Aug 26, 2013 5:40 PM CDT
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(Newser) – Is it possible Julian Assange is suffering from a touch of cabin fever after being cooped up in an Ecuadorian embassy for over a year? The Wikileaks founder, who is running for a Senate seat in Australia's upcoming election, has appeared in a satirical rap video by online comedy series Juice Rap News, the Huffington Post reports. The video starts as a Game of Thrones spoof, mocking Aussie politics' major players, but the real Assange appears around the 3:45 mark, at which point he dons a mullet wig and "sings" a parody of the '80s Australian hit "You're the Voice" by John Farnham (sample lyrics: "Oh, we're all wire-tapped now, we're all being fed lies.") You can hear the original song here for reference.

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Aug 27, 2013 5:38 AM CDT
This clip is really only for Australian consumption but I'd urge everybody who likes good music to follow the link to the original by John Farnham, one of Australia's finest vocalists of the time. His backup singer for many years was a wonderful lady that I know very well and dated for a while, Venetta fields, who moved to Aus from the US around 1982. She was from Buffalo and was one of the original Ike and Tina Turner Ikettes and did session work and tours with everybody from Pink Floyd to the Rolling Stones and everyone in between. She is a blues singer who had her own group in the 70s called the Blackberries who worked with Humble Pie and the great Steve Marriot. Take a look at Black Coffee here with the Blackberries doing backing vocals. And you can call me..................Mr Joshua
Aug 26, 2013 8:39 PM CDT
With today's technology. Assange, Snowden, and Manning could cut a trio track!
Aug 26, 2013 8:16 PM CDT
Our head honcho plays golf.