Here’s a video of Beardyman at a supermarket / grocery store, where he starts out as a bored cashier but gets inspired to do some beatboxing along the way. If only the cashiers at Walmart could do this…
He has a number of other videos out, and he performs live, too. If you care to experience more of his “beatology”, here’s a music video of DOLBYMAN featuring Beardyman performing all the parts, which covers several musical genres.
I recently heard about a new music album that is both funny and random, so naturally it’s a good fit for this blog. The album is called “Bringin’ da Phat”, by DJ Turbo-Lax and MC Refried Breeze. That should tell you something about it right there. (I tell ya, you can find anything on the Internet!) As you might surmise by the artist names, the songs have random acts of flatulence in them. So that automatically divides the audience. If you get offended by such things, you’ve been forewarned. But if you can laugh at farting, you might hurt yourself laughing at these songs.
I listen to a lot of music, but I must admit I’ve never heard anything like this before. The beat changes often, jumping between genres at will. You will be surprised. The vocal phrases and utterings combined with the sound effects are hilarious. So perhaps it’s “toilet humor”, but it’s clean, other than the resulting skid marks. Some of the beats jam, too.
You can listen to it for free at Spotify, although you have to install the player if you haven’t already. It’s also available for purchase at eMusic, Amazon, and iTunes. Of course you can listen to samples of the tracks on those last 3 sites.
Regarding the album art, yeah, it might be a low-budget production, but the sound quality is good, and in addition to hearing a cornucopia of beats, it will make you laugh. Not many songs can say that.
So if you can stomach this kind of humor, I recommend checking it out.
I just realized there are no videos here of Straight No Chaser. I’m not sure how that happened, since these are funny and really well-done.
I know these aren’t new, but if you haven’t heard/seen them, you should check it out. Even if you have seen these already, they’re worth seeing again. FYI, the group is putting out new music, but here are their two classic Christmas songs.
First is “The Christmas Can-Can (Animated Version)”. Someone made a video to go with the funny lyrics.
If you haven’t seen them perform it live, it’s amusing, too, and you can watch it on YouTube here: Straight No Chaser – The Christmas Can-Can (With A Special Greeting).
Lastly, here’s “The 12 Days of Christmas”, as only Straight No Chaser can sing it.
FYI, if you’re wondering what “can-can” refers to, it’s a high-energy and physically demanding dance. The tune used is from Jacques Offenbach’s Orpheus in the Underworld. (Yes, I had to look that up. I knew it was an old song, but didn’t know the actual name of it.)
I recently came across a neat video on YouTube of a user named Sp0ntanius playing the Palace Theme from Zelda II: The Adventure of Link on guitar and paper, and filmed it in 4 pieces with stop-motion video. (Yes, using guitar and paper for instruments.) This is a unique type of art. If you ever played Zelda II on the original Nintendo (NES), you will remember this music and it will probably make you want to play it again. (Well, if you never beat it, you may not want to play it again, but if that’s the case, you should play it again, because it’s a great game, and it’s definitely beatable — I can vouch for that.)
There’s also a video of this guy playing the “Song of Healing” from The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask, using only wine glasses, if you’re interested.