This week’s VOW comes from my cousin, Phil Schneider, who is visiting me from New York. Everyone go subscribe to his YouTube channel and bug him to post more videos.
Have you ever been in love with a couple; where you totally had a crush on the girl, but you wanted just as bad to be the guy? I think that’s how I feel about Jack Conte and Nataly Dawn of Pomplamoose. I tend to make sweeping generalizations regarding how certain experiences rank in my life, but this time, I can confidently say I have never enjoyed watching someone make music as much as I do watching these guys. I honestly don’t think I have the vocabulary to express how it moves me, so I’ll just post their latest VideoSong, and let you decide how it makes you feel.
I’m sure I’m a few years late to the party, but I just stumbled upon this video of Italian entertainer, Adriano Celetano performing a song called “Prisencolinensinainciusol”. The words are complete gibberish and mean nothing, but are meant to sound like what English sounds like to non-English speakers.
The song itself is quite the head bopper and toe tapper. Enjoy!
By the way, if you’re looking for a unique gift for someone who likes new music, you can download all of Jack Conte’s music at www.JackConteMusic.com. You can also pick up all of Pomplamoose’s songs on itunes or at at www.myspace.com/pomplamoosemusic. There’s lots of free covers to download as well. Enjoy!
This week’s video is from Josh Green doing a cover of “Use Somebody” by Kings of Leon. I found him on YouTube last year, and his cover of Matchbox 20’s “Back 2 Good” really inspired me to continue learning how to play the guitar.
Right now he only has a few videos posted at www.youtube.com/ousooners21, but if everyone subscribes to his channel, maybe he’ll start posting more.
Yo, Kanye… I’mma let you finish. I’mma let you finish, but Julia Nunes made one of the best videos of all time!
Here’s a short clip of Julia doing a Kanye West cover. She admits she can’t rap, but she sure can rock out on the ukulele. Check out the rest of her music and quirky videos at www.youtube.com/jaaaaaaa.
Hahahacomedy.com’s very first Video of the Week is Beat the Horse by Pomplamoose. They’re a band I stumbled upon on YouTube. Personally, I think they’re super talented and original, and very fun to watch. Pomplamoose is made up of lead singer, Nataly Dawn and musician Jack Conte. Be sure to check out the rest of their music at http://www.youtube.com/pomplamoosemusic. Enjoy!
Have I got a treat for you!!!
Earlier this year, I got a pretty exciting e-mail from a fan of the Opie & Anthony Show on XM Satellite Radio. It seems that one of the stars of that show, Comedian Jim Norton, found the live version of my “Ode to Superman” song online, and played it on the air!
So far it’s been a big hit, and I have since received an invitation from the Christopher Reeve Foundation to be the keynote speaker at their next event. Okay, that never happened, but the part about the song being played on satellite radio is true. They emailed me and asked me to make a clearer “studio” version of the song, and they played that one too (personally I like the live one better.)
Anyway thanks a bunch, Jim, Opie and Anthony for playing it, and thanks to James from Cleveland for letting me know about it.
So for your listening pleasure, here are my odes to fallen heroes:
Ode to Superman: [haiku url=”http://hahahacomedy.com/audio/superman.mp3″]
Ode to the #3:[haiku url=”http://hahahacomedy.com/audio/Ode2TheNumber3.mp3″]
If you’re offended by making fun of dead people, handicapped people, NASCAR legends, or any combination of the above, then go ahead and listen extra close to the lyrics. I think it’s funny when people get offended. And if you’re not offended by the lyrics, feel free to be offended by my singing. I’m terrible! Enjoy!
Guess what I did on Thursday? I crossed off one of the items on my “Things I Want to do Before I Die” list! No… I didn’t make passionate love to a farm animal. I saw Neil Diamond in concert!!! And it was everything I thought it would be, and more!
Yes, I know you are all jealous of me. Hell, I’m jealous of myself!
Mr. Diamond sang for about two and a half hours straight without any breaks, and not once did he try to do a “remake” of any of his songs. I hate when artists sing their own songs differently in concert. I went to a Sting concert one time, and he sang all his songs using different arrangements, and everyone in the crowd tried to sing along and it sounded like a bunch of first graders trying to sing the national anthem. He even had some dude rap during the break of “Englishman in New York“. It was a travesty.
Anyway, for as old as Neil Diamond is, he was extremely energetic and really worked the stage. Although he really only had one “move” where he extended his arm out, palm up, and waved it across the crowd like he was serving a tray of hors d’ oeuvres.
I will say this, never in my life have I seen so many people unable to clap in unison. Neil would start a song, tell everyone to clap their hands, and for the first three or four claps, everyone would be ok. Then complete clapping chaos would ensue. The black dude playing the bongos kept having to stop playing and facilitate clapping seminars where he would exaggeratedly clap his hands over his head to get the audience back on track. These people had less rhythm than microwave popcorn. It was pretty funny.
Nevertheless, no amount of poor clapping nor embarrassingly horrible dancing in the aisles could ruin the evening. Neil was phenomenal, and I’m so thrilled I got to see him live!
Hey Eric! What is this catchy little tune you’re posting on your blog today? I can’t get it out of my head. It makes me want to dance and I feel all happy inside. Please tell me what it is!
Well that’s today’s trivia question!
HINT: Some people will recognize the song right off the bat!
The first person to get it right wins a full-size, naked, walking, talking Eric Schneider action figure.
If you want to cheat, feel free to go here for the answer.