Hey, happy Podapalooza! This episode comes out in the middle of the Coronavirus epidemic, in celebration of the virtual podcast festival Podapalooza. This my version of a charity single, and is a response to the odd fact that, after Band-Aid sang "Feed the world" in their single, USA for Africa sang "We are the world". Makes you think!
I sincerely apologize for whatever you are about to hear. In my defense I can only say that I have to get this nonsense out of my head so that my wife doesn't hear it every day for the rest of our lives.
Recorded live on the campus of Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois! Another use of the versatile "Spiderman" melody, this song is my tribute to the beautiful men and women of the great South. I think.
This of course is inspired by the famous Taylor Swift song of a few years ago. The lines about bowling pins are the product of a common literary device that I use, which is to think of something completely random that doesn't relate to the song at all, as long as it provides a decent rhyme. Wordplay!
One time my wife got on a bus, and a woman exclaimed, "Where'd you get that hat!" Of course my wife thought it was a legitimate question, and she told the woman where she got it. The woman replied, "No, it's just a saying, like 'Where'd you get that hat'."
This song goes way back to my early years, when an aunt made us laugh by singing the first verse with Frosty having bowling pins instead of eyes. And there the joke ended, until I thought of adding more lyrics when I was in my teens. And that's my Christmas story!
Hello! While I'm still taking some time off, here's a song for Thanksgiving that came to mind when I was thinking about spelling the word "Thanksgiving" for some reason. Enjoy this, and keep your podcast apps open for a possible Christmas song next month!
Is this the last song with this title? One can only hope. With that, that's a wrap on season 3. I'm taking the rest of the year off, because I've given you so much content already. Look for some holiday specials, and season 4 in January, if I can be bothered to record it!
Remember the MTV Unplugged performance that LL Cool J did? And there was that one guy in the front of the audience who was obviously waiting for that song so he could stand up, take his shirt off, and start boxing? This song is dedicated to that guy.
Another song recorded almost immediately after it was written. The inspiration for this song: I went to the local market, and when I was leaving said market I checked my pockets to confirm that I had the credit card that I used for the transaction. I had, in fact, put it away.