"He's dead, Jim."
This "Hamilton" parody song justifiably asks, "Can we maybe just all agree to wear a tiny flipping mask?!"
I am not throwing away this mask. I am not throwing away this mask. This really should be bipartisan. Come on now, how hard is it? I am not throwing away this mask.
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Written and directed by Kathleen Cameron; starring Jim Cameron; original music by Bensound.com.
"Revvin' up your engine, listen to her howlin' roar. Metal under tension, beggin' you to touch and go."
Next up, a deepfake with Tom Cruise as Luke Skywalker?
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The Boston-based metalcore band Ice Nine Kills has always had a penchant for horror-themed songwriting, including a recent single about It. But their latest recording takes a power-pop approach to the topic of bloody murder, somewhat-honoring the late Adam Schlesinger with "Jason's Mom" — all recorded remotely in quarantine, of course, which perhaps an implied redundancy at this point.
In a fitting follow-up to Carla's post of "The Liar Tweets Tonight," I bring you the spooky parodic vision of "Ghost Donald in the Sky." The track is part of the Parody Project and was written and performed by Freedom Toast. The vocalist is an old and dear friend of mine, the immensely-talented jazz composer and multi-instrumentalist, Rick Harris.
Laurie Fox sent me this link to her friend Tom O'Connor's "Talkin' Trump Blues." The song was recorded live at the Tuba Czar show with Mark Beltzan on tuba and a surprise guest, Laurence Juber, on guitar (he of Wings and the Paul McCartney Band).
And, last but not least, is a pretty spot-on Nitzer Ebb parody.
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I've never had to knock on wood, but after watching this, it makes me wonder if I could. Read the rest
Here's Weird Al's highlarious "Won't Eat Prunes Again," a parody of The Who's "Wont Get Fooled Again."
According to the "Unreleased 'Weird Al' Yankovic recordings" page, it was "written circa May, 1980; recorded in San Luis Obispo early July, 1980; also features Joel Miller (bongos), Joe Earley (jews harp); first aired on KMET July 13, 1980." Read the rest
The fun "Everybody Must Stay Home" music video is a greatest hits of COVID-19 memes for a song not-by-Bob Dylan.
"We will get through [this] if we keep our sanity as well as our sense of humor," write the creators. "The only thing more contagious than Covid-19, as it turns out, is creativity. " Read the rest
"Beth" is Kiss's biggest hit ever and, interestingly, was co-written and sung by the band's drummer Peter Criss. It's arguably one of the most iconic power ballads of the 1970s. (Full song below.) But what was the song really about? Director Brian Billow shows that there's always two sides to every story. And if there isn't, you can just make one up. "Beth" the film stars Lilli Birdsell as Beth and Steven Olson as Peter.
(via Dangerous Minds)
This is the way. Or some way, anyway. Read the rest
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My pal Tracy shared this Adele parody song by YouTuber Chris Mann on Tuesday, with the following setup:
IT. DOES. NOT. GET. BETTER. THAN. THIS.
I’ve been seeing a lot of great things via the internet, but I thought this one was particularly well done, and funny.
Seriously. Just put down whatever you are doing. Or not doing. Sit back. Watch the whole thing.
How's that for a recommendation?
Vermicide Violence is one of several bands that essentially function as musical sub-genre standup routines for comedian Jarrod Alonge. Their newest "single" (for lack of a better word) is simultaneously a parody and love letter to deathcore that offers helpful advice for coronavirus and COVID-19.
Honestly, the lyrics are more intelligible than anything the President has said about the virus so far. Read the rest