Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Oh-ho! Lee Knight!

Give a man -- especially one whose notion of Musical Humor was formed listening to the musical mayhem of Spike Jones and who's not particularly prone to the Reverence Due the Season -- access to a reasonably hefty Macintosh running GarageBand, a triple CD of Hanna-Barbera sound effects, and a basketful of kazoos, slide whistles and butt-stupid percussion instruments, and you might get something...like...this....

No seasonal pieties were mocked during the making of this recording. This is a radical remix of a recording done last year, with quite a few added bits and a lengthened Beethovenaceous ending.

May the blessings of the Ex-Muss Season Be Upon You.


fgfdsg said...

I love it... it's "Merry Christmas Charlie Brown" as scored by Carl Stalling jr instead of Vince Guaraldi.

Living behind the back lawn of a church where they hold their huge open air amplified masses on Christmas Eve for all those people who are Suddenly Religious with the season, it's going to take all my strength of will to not put the speakers on the back porch as blast this at headbanger volume.

And of course, my name... each christmas growing up all the kids in my class would gather round and sing "Simon Knight, Holy Night", and expected me to act like i'd never heard it before.

I should have told them Santa wasn't real.

And that Jesus bloke.

Anonymous said...

Blurgy purg post facto.

entqoqy - the Elmer Fudd law of thermodynamics

Akatabi said...

Deck us all with Boston Charlie,
Walla Walla, Wash an' Kalamazoo!
Nora's freezin on the trolley.
Swaller dollar collieflower alleygaroo!

Don't we know archaic barrel?
Lullaby Lilla boy Louisville Lou.
Trolley Molly don't love Harold
Boola boola Pennsacoola hullabaloo!

Bark us all bow-wows of folly,
Polly wolly cracker n' too-da-loo!
Hunky Dory's pop is lolly gaggin' on the wagon,
Willy, folly go through!

Donkey Bonny brays a carol,
Antelope Cantaloup, 'lope with you!
Chollie's collie barks at Barrow,
Harum scarum five alarum bung-a-loo!

helmut said...

You have officially won the Humankind’s Greatest Musical Genius Award from Phronesisaical.

Thanks for the Koufax nomination -- very cool, and very kind.

Neddie said...


Oh, so the K is SILENT?!?!?!?

But how about this: ANDY PARTRIDGE IN A PEAR TREE!!!!

Am I a comic genius or WHAT?

Helmut: Richly deserved. The Koufax, I mean. The Musical Genius thing -- Spike Jones might have something to say about that. Or Weird Al, for that matter.

tycoe: What you do when you notice your coe's untied.

Bobby Lightfoot said...

Dude you so need to go full-time and be depressed and starve and croak when you're 50.

You have steamrolled th' Mannheim. The vocalisms are of the finest.

swayc- Sealed With A Yeast Crotch. Hur hur hur. Picture 'er.

helmut said...

Neddie: You were up against Kim Jong-Il, not Spike Jones. And you won!

Lode Star of the Twenty-First Century

lea-p said...

Wonderful! And well done. It gets funnier the more times I play it. Say, have you ever heard Schnittke's Stille Nachte?

Neil Shakespeare said...

Delightful, Neddie. Grew up on Spike Jones myself. Brings back memories of the whole family sitting around in our pajamas listening to 'The Nutcracker Suite'.