Alicia Keys loves a ewe

I’m sure everyone remembers Alicia Keys‘ first single, Fallin’. But what I want to know is, why does she keep singing, “I keep on fallin’, in love, with a ewe”? I mean, to each her own, I suppose, but I find it odd that, not only was she willing to write a song documenting her…

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There’s a green one, under there

Last night I was playing in my local poker game, and there were two brothers at my table. One of them lost a lot of chips early, and then proceeded to win a couple of decent pots, but still didn’t have a lot of chips. Their friend commented, “Hey, look at all your chips now!”,…

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I keep forgetting what Eric’s apartment number is

This is just a simple little songstory from about 10 years ago.  Matt, myself, and a few others were going out to Matt’s cousin Eric’s apartment.  I don’t remember the occasion, but it’s possible we were staying there the weekend of one of the MixFests in Boston. I don’t think Eric had been living there…

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Yes! Ed McMahon raps on new FreeCreditReport.com commercials

When I read about this, I thought it was a joke, but it’s true. The newest commercials for FreeCreditReport.com feature Ed McMahon rapping. They will air throughout October. Does this mean that Eric Violette just isn’t cool enough with his own rap video for FreeCreditReport.com? (See the MSNBC article, “Sing It, FreeCreditReport.com guy!”) From the…

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Comedy Night Done Right

Last night was the Comedy Night Done Right on NBC with season premieres of My Name is Earl, The Office, and ER. And amazingly enough, there were great songspeak moments in each of these episodes! There was a scene in My Name is Earl where Earl’s dad (played by Beau Bridges) goes to confront an…

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Did you have to pull my finger?

Remember the Cranberries? They’re not around anymore, but in 1993, they released their debut album Everybody Else is Doing It, So Why Can’t We?. The first single was Linger. In fact, this was the Cranberries first single ever. In the chorus, Dolores O’Riordan sings, “Do you have to, do you have to, do you have…

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Letterman tears McCain a new one

John McCain was supposed to appear as a guest on The Late Show with David Letterman last night. However, because of the economic crisis this country is suffering (due to the absolute joke that is the Bush administration), McCain felt it necessary to cancel his appearance at the last minute. This didn’t sit too well…

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My Best Friend’s Girl

Last night, Jo and I went to see My Best Friend’s Girl, starring Dane Cook, Kate Hudson, and Jason Biggs. I have no excuse other than we had a babysitter, and it was the only movie we could remotely agree on. It was a bit funnier than we expected, but it was your standard romantic…

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Gary Busey, now we’re sharing the same dream

This is just simply another misheard lyric, this time care of Bill. Apparently, back in his younger days, he thought the chorus to Caribbean Queen by Billy Ocean was, “Gary Busey, now we’re sharing the same dream”. He just thought Billy Ocean had similar ideals and goals as Gary Busey. And while that may indeed…

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Sorry Claymates, Clay Aiken is gay

In the latest issue of People magazine, American Idol star and new dad, Clay Aiken admits that he’s gay. We’ll skip the part where we make all sorts of “there’s a shocker” type jokes… instead we’ll just extend our condolences to all the hopeful Claymates whose dreams of heterosexual intercourse with Aiken will now be…

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slotMusic skeptic: do we really need a new format?

SanDisk announced yesterday that they would be introducing a new music format to the masses, music on SD Cards. They call this slotMusic. Apparently, they are trying to replace the Compact Disc. Really. The slotMusic card will be 1GB capacity and will contain 320 kbps DRM-free MP3s. Liner notes, album artwork, videos, and ‘other creative…

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Isn’t it ironic? Don’t ya think? (No, Alanis. No I don’t.)

Back in 1995 Alanis Morissette released a little album called Jagged Little Pill.  This album launched Alanis (formerly of You Can’t Do That on Television and Dave Coulier popped my cherry fame) into international superstardom.  The album spawned 5 hit singles, the first being You Oughta Know (supposedly in reference to the aforementioned Dave Coulier),…

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Believe it or not, George isn’t at home

This is one of my favorite songspeaks from Seinfeld. It’s George Costanza singing the outgoing message on his answering machine to the tune of the theme song to The Greatest American Hero by Joey Scarbury. The Greatest American Hero was a short-lived show that ran for 3 seasons from 1981 to 1983 on ABC starring…

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The Silly ABC’s

This songspeak is thanks to my 3 year old daughter, Quinn. Though it’s not her first. Our friend Aric Bieganek teaches music at the Northampton Parents Center in Northampton, MA.  He also performs children’s music on occasion in the area. About a month or so ago, we brought Quinn to see him perform at the…

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