Kimya Dawson Serenades a Snake

And it is adorable.

Among our dreams in life is watching Kimya Dawson sing a Burt Bacharach song to a common garden snake. Today, that dream comes true.

Video shot by Aesop Rock featuring Kimya Dawson and Panda Dawson-Duval.

“Reflections” written by Burt Bacharach.


  • Annie November 3rd, 2011 7:13 PM

    oh my god please adopt me

  • Marguerite November 3rd, 2011 7:37 PM

    haha did you see the cat in the background?

  • Lascelles November 3rd, 2011 8:34 PM

    …at a certain point Rookie just has to stop being so darn cool :D I still think I dreamed Moldy Peaches on the View.

  • Alaska November 3rd, 2011 8:42 PM

    the fact that this was shot by aesop makes me so ridiculously happy

    • Gretchyn November 7th, 2011 12:08 AM

      Hello fellow Alaskan!??! I was thinking the same thing. Can we be friends

  • QuirkyChick13 November 3rd, 2011 9:40 PM

    When I first saw Juno I loved the sound track and I kept thinking who is that amazing unique voice singing these awesome lyrics! And of course my question is answered by Rookie. Rock on!

  • marimba_girl November 3rd, 2011 9:51 PM

    I love her music (and rainbow socks)! I had no idea what she looked like, it’s not what I expected, but in a good way. And that snake was sooooo cute! and the frog!!!

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  • Bren November 3rd, 2011 10:43 PM

    LOVE her voice. Gorgeous.

  • zazza November 4th, 2011 8:04 AM

    if only ‘common garden snakes’ in australia were that cute

  • Filia-Zissy November 4th, 2011 9:49 AM

    Her voice is so amazing! I love “Juno” and her songs on the soundtrack are my favorites (although the whole soundtrack is awesome)…

    Common garden snake… In Germany we don’t have snakes in our gardens (or elsewhere… well I’m not sure, but I’ve never seen a snake outside a zoo.)
    I think zazza would be happy if she’d say the same, right?

    • Jamie November 4th, 2011 10:48 AM

      i’ve never seen a snake like that and i’m from the states. you are not alone

  • Jamie November 4th, 2011 10:48 AM

    the weirdest part of kimya dawson singing is that she sounds JUST LIKE KIMYA DAWSON

  • Flavia November 4th, 2011 1:32 PM

    So great, I love her. And the frog and snake are adorable.

  • Motherfunker November 4th, 2011 2:24 PM

    Genuinely wish I was that snake :/

  • sobrina November 4th, 2011 3:18 PM

    Was this filmed for Rookie, or did it already exist?

    Either way, it’s completely precious.

    • Anaheed November 4th, 2011 3:20 PM

      It wasn’t filmed for us, but Kimya gave it to us exclusively, for which we are very grateful! She’s gonna make something just for us in due time, too. We swoon.